Welcome to the School of Computer Science


The IT Building is located here and the New Engineering Building is located here.

Administrator - Undergraduate and Visiting Student Queries.

Administrator - Postgraduate Programme Queries


Login to Computers in Computer Science Labs

The School of Computer Science has dedicated computer labs for students taking courses with us. As an information technology student you will be provided with an account to access the computers in these labs.

The labs are:

  • IT 101 (General Use)
  • IT 102 (General Use)
  • IT 304 (MSc Data Analytics)
  • IT 305 (MSc Data Analytics)
  • IT 312 (HDip Industry Stream)
  • IT 314 (Final Year Undergrad Project Room)

Computer Labs located elsewhere on campus can also be logged in to using your main NUIG account. These labs are managed by Information Solutions and Services and are more restricted, e.g. you cannot install new programs and you can only save to your network drive.

Campus Account 

Please visit the ISS Campus Account page for detailed instructions on how to activate your account.

To Obtain Your CS Account

In addition to your Campus Account you also have a special CS Account. After you have activated your campus account visit this page and provide the information required. I.e. Your Student ID and your Date of Birth.

Don't forget, after your first login please change your account's password!

Network Drives

There are two network drives available to IT Strudents.

U:Drive - for more information visit the ISS Network Storage page.

F:Drive - this drive is available when you are logged into any of the IT Building labs listed above. This drive is provided so you can save your project work files and access them from any machine in the list. Storage space is limited to files necessary for your studies.


Printing Facilities

As a student of the School of Computer Science you will be allocated a Print Quota. To check your remaining quota visit the Intranet page, you can find this link in Current Students section. This quota only applies to printers in the IT building's labs. For printers not located in the IT Building please visit the ISS Services for Students page for more information.

Paper for Printing

If a printer in the CS labs has run out of paper you can fetch a new ream on the fourth floor outside Tina Earls office (at the top of the stairs turn right). Please use duplex (double-sided) printing where possible and this can normally be set as default in the printer settings. Another helpful tip is you can print more than one lecture slide on a page to further reduce paper use. 

Please respect your fellow students printing needs and restrict the printing of large documents to times when the lab is quiet.

When you leave the lab please check the print queue and cancel any of your pending print jobs.

Print Toner

If you find your printed document is too faded it is likely the printer has run out of toner. Please visit the Intranet and Report a Problem.


Blackboard is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to your online Blackboard courses within 24 hours of registering for a course or module with NUI Galway. Login here.

Software Available For Students

Computer Science students also benefit from access to Microsoft Azure, VMware Academic Program (VMAP) and Visual Pardigm Academic Partner Programs.

Visit Software Available For Students for more details.


ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses. ComputerDISC is a free service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway.

Visit our ComputerDISC page for more details.

How to find Technical Support

There are two sources of technical support available to CS Students.

  • ISS can help you with issues related to your email account, WiFi access etc. 
  • The School of Computer Science provides support unique to CS students such as server space for hosting websites, your own database and more. Visit the Intranet for the available services.

Orientation Booklet - College of Science and Engineering

This Handbook is essential reading for all first year students in the College of Science and Engineering. Students will be provided with a hard copy version during orientation week.

First Year Handbook 201920