Higher Diploma in Science in Computing, Postgraduate Diploma

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing, Postgraduate Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding with specific abilities in the areas of computing, information technology and associated best practices, as well as to act as a basis on which to progress to higher studies in computing.

About

Who Should Apply?

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is suitable for degree holders at NFQ level 7, or higher:

  • Working as IT professionals at the level of the enterprise (Enterprise IT).
  • Working as IT professionals in the localisation industry (IT and Localisation).
  • Who want a skills conversion path to an IT environment, that is, individuals who wish to redirect their careers into the IT industry (Conversion to IT).
  • What does the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Achieve?

    • The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing introduces students to theoretical foundations in a variety of specialist areas to prepare students for further postgraduate and higher degree studies.
    • The course is built on the premise that there are a number of domains of knowledge and skills that are fundamental to a graduate with a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing qualification.
    • The course streams provide a flexible but comprehensive study path through key skill areas.
    • The complementary nature of the subject modules means that the students will receive a sound theoretical knowledge grounded in a strong practical ability coupled with focus on quality and technical solutions.

    The emphasis on the course is on a theoretical and practical approach in a modern working environment with the latest appropriate technology and techniques necessary for the cultivation of advanced computing skills valuable to today´s IT market place at the level appropriate for a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing.

Accreditation

Higher Diploma in Science - NFQ Level 8

Programme Structure

What does the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Achieve?
  • The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing introduces students to theoretical foundations in a variety of specialist areas to prepare students for further postgraduate and higher degree studies.
  • The course is built on the premise that there are a number of domains of knowledge and skills that are fundamental to a graduate with a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing qualification.
  • The course streams provide a flexible but comprehensive study path through key skill areas.
  • The complementary nature of the subject modules means that the students will receive a sound theoretical knowledge grounded in a strong practical ability coupled with focus on quality and technical solutions.

Audience

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is suitable for degree holders at NFQ level 7, or higher:
  • Working as IT professionals at the level of the enterprise (Enterprise IT).
  • Working as IT professionals in the localisation industry (IT and Localisation).
  • Who want a skills conversion path to an IT environment, that is, individuals who wish to redirect their careers into the IT industry (Conversion to IT).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree in a non related discipline or Ordinary Bachelor Degree in Computing (NFQ level 7) where their date of award exceeds 5 years previous from their date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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