Welcome to Computational Thinking at NUI Maynooth

"Computational thinking is the new literacy of the 21st Century. By enhancing and reinforcing intellectual skills, the educational benefits gained from taking NUI Maynooth's BSc in Computational Thinking will transfer to any domain and to any profession."

Jeannette Wing, President's Professor and Head of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

The accelerated 3-year BSc in Computational Thinking (CAO code MH603) is all about learning how to think, both logically and creatively. It unites computer science, mathematics and philosophy, revealing the underlying quest for truth which binds the foundations of these subjects together.


Our BSc in Computational Thinking has been specifically designed to answer calls from industry for graduates with strong analytical competence, problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically. Graduates will enjoy outstanding career prospect across a range of areas such as software development and analysis, mathematical and financial modelling, bioinformatics, cryptography and security.


This degree will appeal to high achieving students, with strong mathematical ability and a flair for analytical reasoning, who like to ask questions and find creative solutions to problems.

"Indeed, reflecting that all things which men need require computation, I discovered that all things involve number and I discovered that number is nothing more than that which is composed of units."

Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī - Born Iran, 750