Higher Diploma in Science in Computing – Part Time

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [2 Years])
Key Programme Details
Award

Major Award.

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

ECTS Credits

90

Department

School of Science and Computing

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

peter.butler@gmit.ie

Phone

(091) 742328

Address

Peter Butler
Graduate & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway

Important Dates
Application Deadline

20/12/2019

Start Date

06/01/2020

End Date

21/05/2021

About this Course

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is an Honours Degree level graduate conversion programme which gives graduates from non-computing backgrounds the skills and knowledge to start a career in the IT industry. It is now available as a two year part-time programme for those in work wishing to commence a career in the ICT sector.

News: Open Evening on Thursday 5th September from 6 to 8pm in GMIT, Dublin Road Galway,
This will be an opportunity to meet the course lecturers(s) and discuss the course with them.
Directions to Open Evening will be posted at the entrances. Free parking.

Entry Requirements

A Level 8 qualification under the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent (see www.qqi.ie) in any discipline. Applicants will be ranked in terms of academic merit the last working day of each month and offers of places made to those with minimum academic requirements in order of academic merit. If all available places are not filled by applicants holding a Level 8 qualification will be evaluated.

Long Description

What type of Graduates previously took this course:
Civil engineers, Architects, Sales Managers, Production Managers, Electronic Engineers, Marketing & Language Graduates, Graphic Designers, Architectural Technicians, Accountants, Consultant Engineer, Site Engineer, Surveyor, Test Engineer, Product Engineer, Primary Teacher, Mechanical Engineer.

There are two options (full-time and part-time) as follows:

Full-time Mode: (January – December 2020):
Semester 1: Modules: 1 – 5 [30 credits]
Semester 2: Modules: 6 – 10 [30 credits]

Part-time Mode: (January 2020 – May 2021):
Semester 1 (Jan - May 2020): Modules: 1, 2, and 3 [20 credits]
Semester 2 (Sep - Dec 2020): Modules: 4, 5 and 6 [20 credits]
Semester 3 (Jan - May 2021): Modules: 7, 8, 9 and 10 [20 credits]

Delivery Mode: Fully Online. It is anticipated that a number of optional on campus workshops at GMIT, Galway will take place each term; approximately three per term on Friday afternoons.

Department of Education & Skills: - You must have a full NFQ Level 8 Honours Degree (or equivalent if earned outside the EU, see www.qqq.ie). RPL applications will be considered form those holding a Level 7 who have significant working experience which would match the learning outcomes of a Level 8.

Department of Social Protection. If you are unemployed you can undertake either the 12 months or 18 month version of this course without paying any fees. If you are unemployed and wish to undertake the 12 month version of the course, you must be in receipt of Back To Education Allowance. To qualify for Back to Education Allowance you must be in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/ Benefit for at least nine of the previous twelve months. Unemployed people in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/ Benefit are NOT permitted to undertake the 18 month version of the course, but unemployed people in receipt of One Parent Family or Disability Allowance are permitted to undertake the 18 month version of the course. Applicants who are previously self-employed and/or signing for social welfare credits are eligible to apply but are not eligible for a payment under the BTEA scheme. See https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Requirements: Each student must have a PC and / or laptop, and a reliable internet connection. Minimum machine specification will be advised in advance (specification is not excessive). No software purchases are necessary for participation in this programme.

Timetable Info

Full online and recorded lectures. Continuous assessments (no need to attend GMIT)

Delivery Location

Full online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Peter Butler

Address

Peter Butler
Graduate & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway

Phone

(091) 742328

Email

Peter.butler@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

1. Apply for the course on www.springboardcourses.ie
2. Email a copy of your highest qualification to date (showing 1.1/2.2/2.2 result if a Level 8 qualification or email a transcript of results), a copy of your Passport/ National ID Card, a copy of a employers recent payslip or Jobseekers payslip and a copy of a document showing your name and address to peter.butler@gmit.ie. You are not required to provide a copy of your Public Services Card to verify ID.
3. Applications received each week will be evaluated and places offered until the course is full.