Higher Diploma in Science in Computing- Web and Cloud Technologies (September 2019)

Dublin Business School (BHD08WCT_1P09)
Key Programme Details
Award

QQI Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Admissions Department

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

Phone

01 417 7500

Address

Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2.

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/09/2019

Start Date

23/09/2019

End Date

14/05/2021

About this Course

Dublin Business School have developed an intensive Part Time Level 8 Graduate Conversion programme leading to a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing award. As part of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to specialise in the streams of Software Development, Web & Cloud Technologies or IT Infrastructure and Networking.

The primary objective of the programme is to address ICT Skills gaps through the successful conversion of talented learners from non-computing/IT disciplines to meet identified skills needs in the economy. The ICT sector is of strategic importance to Ireland, both in terms of the numbers of high skilled professionals employed and its significant contribution to Irelands export performance, accounting for €70 billion in exports per annum. Reports now indicate, that Ireland is likely to face an average increase in demand for high-level ICT skills of around 7.5% a year out to 2020 with the employment of ICT professionals anticipated to rise to just over 100,000.Employment growth is strong for programmes and software developers and in strong demand and significant shortages across all economic sectors as also referenced in the "National Skills Bulletin 2018" (Solas report).A target of delivering more than 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022 has been set by the Government to meet Ireland's need for graduates in computing, electronic and electrical engineering.
Technology Skills 2022, Ireland's third ICT Skills Action Plan was launched this February by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys.
Informed by research conducted by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, the plan sets out priority actions to increase the total number of graduates in these areas by more than 5,000 every year to 2022 which is a national economic priority.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide graduates with the underpinning academic knowledge to enhance their educational and employment opportunities and to achieve the award of a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing. A feature of the part-time programme is the opportunity for the learner to engage in an industry related project. In addition to acquiring new skills, learners will apply and reinforce the knowledge and practical skills they have acquired during the taught element of the programme. Students will also be able to specialise in a chosen stream.

Typically students will attend two evenings per week with some weekends per semester.This is a 2 year part time programme.


People in the following categories are eligible to apply for courses in the 2019/20 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all residency and nationality/visa requirements and any academic requirements):

Returners (Formerly referred to as Homemakers)
Courses are fully funded for these applicants. They may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. Course specific criteria may also apply.

People in employment
Please note that under the Springboard+ 2019 initiative, 90% of the fees are covered by HEA and 10% of the fees are payable to the college for this category of applicants. They may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. These fees can be paid by either the applicant or their employer, should the employer sponsor the applicant. Should you require a company sponsorship form for invoicing please let us know.
Therefore the below fees will be applied to your application(s), should your application be successful, for the following course:

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Web and Cloud Technologies) - Course fee is €7,250, of which you pay 10% = €725
NOTE: These fees must be paid prior to enrolling on your Springboard+ programme.

The unemployed or formerly self-employed
These two-year part-time ICT conversion courses are not open to those in receipt of Jobseekers-related payments

Objectives

Upon completion of the programme, graduates would typically take up roles as:

• Cloud Administrators

• Cloud Computing Specialists

• Windows Administrator

• Web Developers/Analyst

• Network Engineer

• IT Support

• Network Project Manager

• Data Operations Engineer

• Database designer and developer

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must hold a Primary Honours Degree (level 8) in a cognate discipline from a recognised third level institution or equivalent qualification. In addition, an IELTS score of a minimum 6.0 or equivalent is required, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or for applicants whose first language is not English.

Candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem solving skills as part of previous programme learning. Typically holders of more technical, numerate degrees are likely to gain a higher ranking in any order of merit in selection for the programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners may also access this course on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based on their educational record, work experience, their ability to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem solving skills and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.



Timetable Info

The programme is intentionally intensive in nature, with teaching and laboratory activities. It is run over 2 academic years, 2 evenings per week and over 4 semesters, with some weekends per semester.

Delivery Location

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard + Admissions Office

Address

Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2

Phone

01 417 7500

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

RPL Information

Learners may also access this course on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based on their educational record, work experience, their ability to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem solving skills and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

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DBS Springboard+ Programmes

For more information on these Springboard programmes please visit our website below

https://www.dbs.ie/courses/springboard