Computer Science is the professional discipline concerned with the study of everything to do with computers and our relationship with them. Computer scientists are critical to the efficient running of modern societies, dealing with health, security, banking and finance, transportation, and now increasingly our interaction through social networks. The computer science subjects will build upon your problem solving, logical and mathematical skills and challenge you to develop a deep understanding of the science of computers.
The business subjects will build on your knowledge of businesses and your understanding of the role of business in society. Computer Science and the networked environment are core issues at the forefront of development in many fields of business, and the combination of computer science and business management is designed to produce graduates who not only understand the latest computer science applications but also have general business management skills, including marketing, organisational behaviour, human resources and finance. Government and industry have identified a need for more graduates with Computer Science and Business skills.
This joint degree programme aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and expertise needed to work in the technical field of Computer Science along with the business management skills required to understand the fundamentals of markets, organisations and business management. The course prepares students for challenging careers in Computer Science and/or Business, as well as positioning them for postgraduate study and research in either of these fields.
Computer Science at Trinity is ranked number 1 in Ireland, top 25 in Europe and top 100 worldwide (QS subject rankings, 2019). Over a period of more than 50 years, the School of Computer Science and Statistics has earned a strong international reputation and has partnerships in education, research and industry across the globe.
To date, graduates have secured employment in a variety of roles and areas which include: financial engineers, software developers, account managers, information technology risk assessment, analytics, technology consulting, marketing research, entrepreneurs. Organisations where graduates are employed include: First Derivatives, Ernst & Young, Accenture, LinkedIn, MRBI, PwC, and Google. Some students have also pursued Master’s studies in both business and computer science disciplines.
In first year, students study introductory topics in Business and Computer Science. Students typically take business topics from subject areas such as: Management & Organisation, Economics Policy and Statistical Analysis. In Computer Science, students take topics from subject areas which include: Mathematics, Programming and an Introduction to Computer Systems.
In the second year, students choose to specialise in Computer Science or Business with an opportunity to study either subject in greater depth. For example, the study of Computer Science continues with the subjects such as: Algorithms and Data Structures, Information Management and Software Engineering. Business subjects studied include: Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Operations Management, Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action.
In third year, students take a combination of topic areas from both Computer Science and Business which can include:
Human Resource Management, Contemporary Marketing Management, Consumer Marketing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting for Business Decisions, Business in Society, Innovation, Introduction to Fixed Income Securities and Alternative Investments, Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling, Corporate Finance and Equity Valuation, Services Management, Digital Technology in Operations, Organisation Theory and Organisational Analysis, Investments, Social Entrepreneurship.
Statistics , Symbolic Programming, Software Engineering, Information Management, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks, Compiler Design, Functional Programming, Computational Mathematics.
In the fourth year, students study a range of topics from both Computer Science and Business which can include:
International Business & the Global Economy, Exploring Organisational Experiences, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Derivatives and International Finance, Advances in Marketing Theory and Practice, Managing New Product Development, Economic Policy and Business History, Social Innovation and Social Impact.
Advanced Computer Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Formal Verification, Functional Programming, Internet Applications; Human Factors; Computer Graphics, Computer Vision; Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Strategic Information Systems.
Courses are examined by a combination of continuous assessment and formal examination.