Course Description


The objective of the course is to take graduates in non-computing fields and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in the computing industry. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing self-development and a set of skills which are transferable to the broader computing industry. These skill sets are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork.

The main aim of the course is to produce graduates with the required theoretical and hands-on skills to allow them to work and participate effectively in a commercial IT environment.

CollegeLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Course LocationLetterkenny, Donegal
Course CategoryComputing, IT & Computers
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Course Duration9 months
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsAll applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements of: a level 8 honors degree or equivalent in a non-computing discipline or a level 7 ordinary degree with at least 3 years post-graduate experience which is relevant to their degree and is in a non-computing discipline are eligible to apply by Direct Entry to Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Carear PathCurrently employment prospects for computing graduates remains healthy. The most recent reports on employment in the Irish economy commissioned since the beginning of the current economic down-turn continue to point to the strength of the IT sector in Ireland and abroad and the positive opportunities for employment in the sector. IT Services continue to be one of the growth areas in the Irish economy with growth in IT Services exports continuing to grow throughout the past year. During the past decade, Ireland has gained increasing recognition as Europe’s premier location for software development. Since the 1980s, most leading US software vendors, including Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Facebook and Symantec, have based their European operations centres in Ireland. The country has also become the number one site for software development in Europe. All the big players such as Microsoft, Google, EBay, Symantec and Amazon are now based in Ireland. Alongside the big international players Ireland also has a thriving software development industry that has been created in Ireland by Irish computer graduates. It comprises of over 600 companies, about 250 of which have significant levels of overseas sales. Ireland has now overtaken the USA as the biggest exporter of software in the world. 60% of all software sold in Europe originates in Ireland.
Phone074 918 6304
Course CodeLY_KCOMP_G
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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal, Republic of Ireland


Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Port Road
Letterkenny, Donegal
Republic of Ireland
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