Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [September 2017] PART-TIME

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW-KRSIT-H)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Science

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

2 Years Part Time

ECTS Credits

90

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Olivia Harvey

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0599175280

Address

Faculty for Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/08/2017

Start Date

18/09/2017

About this Course

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. It equips successful participants with a range of core IT skills, which open career routes in the vibrant Information Technology (IT) sector. This programme concentrates on Systems and IT Services and allow participants to specialise in a manner that develops their interests and career aspirations. .

Objectives

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. It equips successful participants with a range of core IT skills, which open career routes in the vibrant Information Technology (IT) sector.

Entry Requirements

Level 8 Honours Degree with a significant numerate element. RPL processes may be used to allow access for candidates who have a Level 8 qualification and may wish to use Institute prior learning processes to demonstrate numeracy/ problem solving experience. Suitability of individual applicants usually supported by interview and aptitude testing.

This programme is fully funded for applicants currently in employment.

Long Description

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. It equips successful participants with a range of core IT skills, which open career routes in the vibrant Information Technology (IT) sector. This programme concentrates on Systems and IT Services and allow participants to specialise in a manner that develops their interests and career aspirations. .

Career Opportunities

Systems and IT Services Stream
Organisations with IT departments are many and varied, so graduates of this stream may find suitable career opportunities in an SME, a government department, or multinational corporation. There are many career paths available to graduates of this stream including careers as Web Developers, Network Administrators and IT Consultants.

Software Development for Gamesand Apps Stream
The games industry is a multi-billion euro industry and it is expected to increase even more over the next few years. There are excellent employment opportunities for Computer Game Programmers to find work with game publishers or game development studios at home and abroad. Students will also be able to fulfil any roles normally filled by graduates of Computing or Software Engineering degrees if they so wish.

Delivery Location

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Delivery Notes

In class.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Olivia Harvey

Address

Faculty for Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Rd
Carlow

Phone

059 9175280

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie