What is Computer Science?


    Britannica.com defines Computer Science as the study of computers and computing, including their theoretical and algorithmic foundations, hardware and software, and their uses for processing information.

    Throughout your Computer Science degree at Maynooth University, you will learn much more than just programming, such as Computational Thinking, Website Development and Networking. Computational Thinking is about combining the creativity of human thinking with the power of computing machines to solve problems across a range of disciplines. You will study all the essentials of computing and software, key areas in Mathematics and acquire hands-on programming skills and advanced problem solving techniques. Everyone uses computer systems every single day, yet we don’t understand how they work, studying Computer Science will gift you with the knowledge of understanding the intricacies of these systems.

    Some of our students created a video to explore what Computer Science is and posed the "What is Computer Science?" question to three lecturers here at Maynooth University. Have a look: