Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (DevOps) (Part time) (March 2020 Intake)

Dublin Business School (BHD08DOP_1P03)
Key Programme Details
Award

QQI Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Development Operations

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 4177500

Address

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

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/03/2020

Start Date

23/03/2020

End Date

31/05/2022

About this Course

Dublin Business School's Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Development Operations (DevOps) provides a strategic learning pathway for students to learn and implement modern software development and deployment practices that spans multiple departments, from development to test, to release management to operations with a focus on collaboration, quality and performance. These skills are essential to deliver applications at the volume, velocity, and quality levels now required for modern enterprises to remain competitive. This industry led and innovative programme will provide graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to meet the demands of industry.

The Higher Diploma in Science Computing (DevOps) is a Higher Diploma conversion award and is recognised at a Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). It will be awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

This programme focuses on practical skills in core modules such as:

- Principles of programming
- Database Design and Development
- Information systems development and management
- DevOps project management
- Operation systems and networks
- Web design and development
- Object oriented programming
- DevOps practices and principles
- Tools and Technologies for DevOps
- Industry related credit bearing projects

This programme runs on a part-time basis only, and is primarily designed for people currently in employment.

Objectives

DevOps engineers are notoriously difficult to find as highlighted in the National Skills Bulletin 2017 (DevOps-developing/testing, process re-engineering and communication skills). DevOps is becoming more in demand as the skills shortage in software development and programming continues (ref Silicon Republic 2017). According to recruitireland.com DevOps was in the top 10 skills demanded by Irish employers in 2017. Graduates of this course can expect to work in either development or operations areas in large enterprises.

Dublin Business School’s Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (DevOps) provides a strategic learning pathway for students to learn and implement modern software development and deployment practices that spans multiple departments, from development to test, to release management to operations with a focus on collaboration, quality and performance. These skills are essential to deliver applications at the volume, velocity, and quality levels now required for modern enterprises to remain competitive.

The Irish Government has set an ambitious plan for Ireland to become a leading country in Europe in ICT. It is envisaged that this will assist in the creation of additional employment in the economy. It is against this backdrop that Springboard+ provides for a 2 year part time NFQ Level 8 Higher Diploma course delivered by higher education providers in partnership with industry. This proposed programme (and streams) will form part of a suite of ICT related programmes currently being delivered by DBS. This innovative Higher Diploma is informed by Irish government policy and industry requirements and reflects DBS’s commitment to dynamically respond to urgent requirements to ensure an adequate supply of ICT talent and skills for the domestic supply pool.

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 a Level 8 degree in a non-cognate discipline with 1-2 years professional experience in a related industry.Typically, holders of more technical, numerate degrees are likely to gain a higher ranking in order of merit in selection for the programme. Typical disciplines which would fall into this category would be:

- Engineering
- Architecture
- Mathematics
- Physics

Some candidates will have have gained a Level 8 qualification in a programme with a significant IT component and/or significant numerate element. Such programmes vary greatly in mathematical and information technology content and assessment would be by detailed examination of subject content, assessments and syllabi. Typical programmes which would fall into this category could include:

- Management Information Systems
- Accounting
- Business
- Management

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. Applications without this will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (RPL).

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 in relation to 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

This programme run over 2 academic years, 2 evenings per week with some weekends.

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 4177500

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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