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Management Science and Information Systems Studies

Year 2

Foundation Scholarship Examinations

Students in their second year are eligible to take Foundation Scholarship examinations if they wish. In exceptional circumstances, the examinations can be taken in third year instead.

Study Abroad in Year 3

Students intending to apply to study abroad in Year 3 can find out more about international (non EU) exchanges and the Erasmus programme on the Study Abroad website. You will need approval from the School of Computer Science and Statistics before applying and instructions for obtaining this approval are on the SCSS Study Abroad website. Note that internal SCSS application deadlines will be earlier than the College deadlines and you should begin making enquiries in the first weeks of Year 2.)

Full Year Module (Compulsory)

STU22006 – Management Science Methods

(Semester 1 & 2, 10 ECTS) This course is based on developing and solving mathematical models of real life problems. In the first semester, students receive a theoretical introduction to the fundamental elements of a mathematical model. Modelling techniques are taught to solve problems in many domains. In the second semester students are introduced to the concepts, ideas and techniques involved in simulation.

Semester One Modules


STU22004 – Applied Probability I

(Semester 1, 5 ECTS) This module covers a range of topics in probability theory at an introductory level, with a view towards applications. Overall the goal of the module is to let the students gain familiarity with both analytical and simulation-based methods to deal with applied problems in probability.

CSU22011 – Algorithms and Data Structures I

(Semester 1, 5 ECTS) The topics of this module are: the theory and practice of algorithmic design; evaluation algorithm performance; and standard algorithms and data structures.

MAU22E01 – Engineering Mathematics III

(Semester 1, 5 credits) Delivered by the School of Mathematics


And choose 10 credits of Open Modules from the following list of semester one modules:

BUU22530 – Introduction to Accounting (Semester 1, 5 credits)

ECU22011 – Intermediate Economics A (Semester 1, 5 credits)

ECU22021 – Economy of Ireland A (Semester 1, 5 credits)

Semester Two Modules


STU22005 – Applied Probability II

(Semester 2, 5 credits) This module will develop several important ideas in statistical analysis making use of some of the ideas introduced in STU22004. It acts as a bridge to the sophister years by introducing the fundamental ideas that are used in the more advanced statistics modules that will take place then.

CSU22012 – Algorithms and Data Structures II

(Semester 2, 5 ECTS) This module continues directly from Algorithms and Data Structures I and addresses topics including recursion, divide-and-conquer, graph traversal and dynamic programming.


And choose 10 credits of Open Modules from the following list of semester two modules:

BUU22550 – Introduction to Finance (Semester 2, 5 credits)

ECU22012 – Intermediate Economics B (Semester 2, 5 credits)

ECU22022 – Economy of Ireland B (Semester 2, 5 credits)