Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Online)
About this Programme
The Higher Diploma in Computing is a nationwide initiative which aims to re-train graduates with backgrounds in disciplines other than computing and give them the skills they need to pursue a career in an IT related field. The programme’s ambition is to give the students practical experience in core areas of IT. The work placement is a vital element of this programme. It gives the students the opportunity to practice their new acquired skills and also the confidence they need to start their new career.
This programme is funded under the Springboard initiative and provides free fees for this programme under this initiative. Unemployed applicants must complete this programme over one year. Employed applicants have the option of completing this programme over one or two years. All applications must be submitted through the Springboard website www.springboardcourses.ie
Duration: 1 years full-time online, including a work placement. The work placement may extend beyond 3 months in which case the duration of the programme will extend beyond1 calendar year.
Application Closing Date : 16th September 2018
|Computing & Creative Practices||Higher Diploma|
Students interested in this programme should have completed a Level 8 qualification in an area other than Computing. Applicants may be asked to attend for interview and/or assessment to determine their suitability for the programme.
This programme is funded under the Springboard initiative and provides free fees for this programme under this initiative. If this programme is funded you will find it and be able to submit an application on the Springboard site at www.springboardcourses.ie
On successful completion of the programme graduates can pursue a career in any one of the following fields: object oriented software development, database design and development, systems analysis, testing and project management, web application and user interface design, architectures, networking and virtualisation.
What subjects will I study?
|Object Oriented Software Development 1||10|
|Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks||05|
|Systems Analysis and Testing||05|
|Web and UI Design||05|
|Configuring Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment||05|
|Secure Converged Networks||05|
|Enterprise Applications Development||10|
|Object-Oriented Software Development 2||05|
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.
None. This programme is funded under the HEA’s ICT Skills Programme and as such fees are waived for successful applicants.
Unemployed participants are fully funded by Springboard.
Employed participants pay 10% of the fees €750.