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.

Who Should Apply?:
Graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees in other numerate disciplines who wish to extend their skills into graduate entry level careers in computing.

CollegeDublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course CategoryComputing, IT & Computers
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Awarding BodyTU Dublin
Course DurationFull Time - 1 Year, followed by 6 month work placement. Timetable / Hours Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe 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. Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or equivalent.
Carear PathIt is expected that students will, at a minimum, obtain a work placement or internship with associated industrial partners for a 6 month period. It is anticipated that in many cases these placements may lead to a full time offer of employment with the company. This possibility is strengthened by the flexibility to tailor the specialisation and project to the needs of the company. Internships or work placements are seen as crucial to providing graduates with the context and confidence in their new knowledge. 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 CodeDT265 DT8265
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Republic of Ireland
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