Higher Diploma in Science in Computing-Web and Cloud Technologies (September 2020)

Dublin Business School (BHD08WCT_1P09)
Key Programme Details
Award

QQI Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Web & Cloud Technologies)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

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

27/09/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

28/09/2022

About this Course

Dublin Business School, in conjunction with Springboard+, have developed a part-time Level 8 Special Purpose Award programme leading to a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Web & Cloud Technologies). This programme has been identified as providing specialised ICT training that will offer graduates a realistic prospect of a graduate level entry into the ICT sector and produce graduates that genuinely satisfy the needs of industry.

Core modules are:

● Information Systems Development & Management
● Database Design & Development
● Principles of Programming
● Operating Systems and Networks
● Web Design & Development
● Object-Oriented Programming
● Web and Cloud Application Development
● Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualisation
● Advanced Web Technologies
Upon successful completion of the taught element of the course, students will engage in a credit-bearing industry project.

Objectives

Programme Aims and Objectives
The primary objective of the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Web & Cloud Technologies) 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.

As part of the objectives of the ICT Action Plan 2014-2018, National Skills Strategy 2025 and Action Plan for Education 2016-2019, the aim is to increase the domestic supply of ICT graduates to meet demand from 57% to 74% by 2018. This programme has been running since 2012 and aims to meet that objective in providing skilled graduates in the relevant ICT area. In Ireland in general, software developers are among the most in-demand roles in the tech sector.

Key skills common to all streams of the programme and acquired throughout semester one of the taught programme will include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the core IT skills of software development, database design & development, web application, networking and operating systems. Design, develop, test and document software.

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.



Specific skills that the proposed specialist stream is preparing participants for:

Proficiency in current database and web application development languages and frameworks

In-depth knowledge of fundamentals of Object-oriented programming using C#.NET

Competency in document mark-up languages particularly HTML5, XHTML and XML

Proficiency in using advanced Web development tools and techniques such as DHTML and AJAX

Competency to create, design and develop a server side web application with database integration

Ability to design and develop relational and XML database models and implement them

Expertise to develop native and Hybrid XML databases

Access a database from a web application using ADO.NET

Integrate social media features using APIs

In-depth understanding of Web services standards

Apply current & emerging technologies to enhance the functionality of web application components

Competent understanding of cloud computing, deployment & delivery models and cloud infrastructure skills

High level of knowledge of the underlying enablers of cloud computing, namely virtualization, implementation mediums and storage frameworks

Design, configure & manage a switched network. Implement a hierarchical structure, loop avoidance, switch convergence & VLANS

Design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a network

In-depth understanding of WAN technologies, from Frame Relay to MPLS to MetroEthernet

Build, configure, maintain & trouble shoot a network

Developing content on cloud such as using Content Management Systems such as Joomla, etc. on Windows Azure platform.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must hold a Primary Honours Degree (Level 8) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution or equivalent qualification.

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.
Typical disciplines which would fall into this category would be:
• Engineering
• Architecture
• Mathematics
• Physics

Some candidates will also 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

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. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based upon their educational record, work experience, their ability to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem solving skills and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

DBS fully recognises the importance of job readiness to the ICT Skills programme participant and has put in place an integrated and comprehensive Personal and Professional Development. Service for ICT participants entitled "Jump Start Your Career". This intensive programme covers every aspect of the job procurement process and has greatly assisted ICT skills programme participants with their job search activities and preparation for employment.


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. Calendars will be available in due course.

Delivery Location

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard + Admission 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. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based upon 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/course/ict/higher-diploma-in-science-in-computing---web-and-cloud-technologies-part-time