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MSISS vs Business & CS vs Engineering Management TCD

  • 28-01-2021 9:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    Hi guys,
    I sat my leaving cert last year in 2020 and received 602 points, but unfortunately didn't receive enough for MSISS in Trinity (613). I am currently in UCC but dislike my course and want to change to either MSISS or Business and Computer Science, or engineering and management (all in trinity).
    I know these are a wide range but I am really stuck with what to put down.
    I have a strong head for Maths, physics business and engineering, but have honestly no idea what to put down.
    Is the engineering and management course too confined in that, would I be better off doing a general engineering degree and then doing a master in management of instance?
    If anyone has done or is doing any of these courses please reply, it really would mean a lot. Last year MSISS was first on my CAO but didn't receive the required points btw.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,518 Mod ✭✭✭✭Amirani

    I did MSISS a good few years ago now and shared lectures with the other two. Broadly speaking:

    MSISS is definitely the most stats/data focused. Then there were elements of programming/business (that could be expanded through optional modules) on top of that.

    Business and Computing more like a scaled down CS degree with added business courses added in. It was quite new when I was in TCD and I'm not sure if they'd really decided exactly what they wanted the course to be, probably changed since.

    Engineering and Management is/was a bit harder to pin down. They did some of the stats/management science with us, and then mostly were off with the engineers I think. Didn't have the same CS or Business type exposure as far as I'm aware.

    From what you've described, engineering and management sounds the best fit. You should fit well in any, but MSISS and B&C don't really touch much on Physics or Engineering (aside from some calculus) that I presume the latter does.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 aimeeggg

    I’m in final year eng mang now. Really like it, only 20 in the course which is a hugh advantage especially comparing to general. We get to know our lecturers and have more hands on design sessions. We do like 60% with general , 30% our own modules and 10% with MSISS. If you’re unsure whether u want to do engineering as a career I would defo do it. The modules we do are so transferable if you do decide to go into finance or stats. We do engineering programming modules as well as software ones with MSISS so we’re well rounded. Msiss defo do more stats than us tho, so if ur sure about going down finance/ stats root then that’s defo better option. Don’t really know much about comp sci and business, don’t think they were any of my lectures. Hope that helps a bit but if you’ve any questions about e&m lmk
    Do general tho if u want to go into civil / computer / electrical, cause we can’t.