Course Description



This programme is designed to provide an entry path for Bachelors Honours graduates in other numerate disciplines into graduate entry level careers in computing. The philosophy behind the programme is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn quickly a focused subset of computing knowledge to level 8. Learners on the programme will acquire core knowledge of computing concepts in the first part of the programme, They will then progress to a deeper knowledge in their chosen specialisation.

Specialisations available include the following:

  • Software Development
  • Data Analytics

Note that not all specialisms may run each year.

Course Content

Core Modules

Object-Oriented Software Development 1

Information Systems

Web and User Interface Design


Software Development Specialisation Modules

Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks

Systems Analysis and Testing

Object-Oriented Software Development 2

Enterprise Application Development

Programming for Mobile and Smart Devices

Individual Project

Group Project or Work Placement


Data Analytics Specialisation Modules

Data Wrangling

Data Analytics

Advanced Databases

Probability Models and Statistical Inference

Data Visualisation

Individual Project

Group Project or Work Placement

CollegeDublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course CategoryComputing, IT & Computers
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Course Durationtwo years PT
Course TimeTeaching hours will take place on three evenings from Monday to Friday. Classes typically start at 18:00 or 18:30 respectively. Attendance on Saturdays is not required. The recommended pathway is to complete the Higher Diploma in 2 years.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements: The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a non computer science discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered for entry as exceptional cases. Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on academic grades and any work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.
Carear PathThis course will provide a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the discipline of computing. It will equip the successful graduate for a career in the computing industry, with a specific focus on either software development or data analytics. An individual project, to be completed in year 2, further strengthens the graduate's portfolio. Additionally, students on this programme may participate in an optional 6-month full-time work placement, which often leads to full-time employment. As students on this programme will have a primary degree, a Higher Diploma (Level 8 Conversion) and relevant experience, they will, on successful completion of the programme, be eligible for entry into specialist computing MSc programmes which are available through both full and part-time modes of delivery. The advantage of this approach is that it will ensure that the graduates of the higher diploma will be demonstrably of an appropriate level 8 standard.
Phone01 402 4767
Course CodeDT265A (PT)
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