Welcome from the Head of School
The School, created following the amalgamation of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, is centred in the O'Reilly and Lloyd Institutes at the east end of the campus. Since its formation, it has grown to become one of the largest Schools in the University with a community of 500 undergraduates, 480 postgraduates and in excess of 150 members of staff.
The School offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, encompassing subjects such as computer science, statistics, management science, business, European languages, computer engineering, electronic engineering and mathematics. Our five year Master's level degree in Computer Science, accredited by Engineers Ireland, includes a six month internship in the fourth year. The School also offers a dynamic range of research led taught Master's level programmes.
For prospective PhD students, your choice of research areas will be wide and varied, ranging from the theoretical to the practical. Our objective is to facilitate students in conducting quality research that is published in high-impact international journals and conferences and research which generates intellectual property that can be exploited by society at large. We are very proud of our School and its achievements, with past successes that include the formation of multi-million Euro companies such as Havok and the first Irish company to be floated on the NASDAQ, Iona Technologies. Recent School start-ups to look out for in the future include Impartio, Treocht and Glanta Ltd.
Students joining us can look forward to a friendly atmosphere with world-class academic staff supported by a state-of-the-art teaching and research environment. The success of our School depends on the enthusiasm and ingenuity of our staff and students. If you join us, we will work hard to foster your creativity and, in return, we are sure you will enjoy your time with us and help contribute to our reputation as a leading centre for academic excellence.
Dr. Jeremy Jones
Head of School