Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies (Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies)

Dublin City University (GDWT)
Key Programme Details
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Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Computing

General Information
Contact

Dr. Ray Walshe

Email

pgda@dcu.ie

Phone

+353 1 7005000

Address

School of Computing
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Role

Programme Chair

Important Dates
Application Deadline

03/09/2021

Start Date

20/09/2021

End Date

31/08/2022

About this Course

The Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies is an in-depth skills conversion programme aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in information technology, but whose primary qualification lies in an area outside IT or those who have no qualifications but have gained experience in IT.

Entry Requirements

Entry is available to graduates with a NFQ Level 8 qualification or equivalent classification in a non IT related discipline, including languages. Applicants without a formal degree, but with 5 or more years professional experience in IT are also invited to apply. This entry is subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of Programme or Head(s) of School.

Students who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place on the programme and DCU reserves the right to interview candidates to confirm their suitability for the programme. Non-Native English speakers must submit evidence of competency in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.

Long Description

The Graduate Diploma in Web Technologies is an in-depth skills conversion programme aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in information technology, but whose primary qualification lies in an area outside IT or those who have no qualifications but have gained experience in IT.
The programme provides students with an excellent grounding in IT and its related disciplines. The Graduate Diploma is offered on a full-time basis and is suitable for recent graduates wishing to broaden their skills portfolio and who are seeking to gain a recognised qualification in the IT area. As well as providing excellent employment prospects, the course offers strong practical focus aimed at developing graduates with the personal and professional skills most sought after in the Information Economy. The subjects on this programme are:

Introduction to Programming: Basic Foundation in object oriented programming and Java Basics
Web Development 1: Universal design practices for websites
Collaboration and Innovation: Project management, communication, and collaborative tools to support teams
Introduction to Databases: Database systems and design, Entity Relationship data modelling, the relational model of data & SQL
Data Governance and Standards: How to manage data in the GDPR era
Web Development 2: Advanced web design
Web Technologies Project: Practical project solving a real world problem taking cognisance of compliance issues.

Timetable Info

The course runs over two semesters, Sep to Dec and Jan to May, with a very flexible mode of delivery. It is possible to take all of the modules on the programme online. Normally, you will have to attend campus for your exams which will take place in December 2021 and May 2022; however, with COVID restrictions, the December exams may be taken online, while the May exams may take place on line or on campus, depending on restrictions in place at that time. In the event that participants do not complete all requirements of the programme at the end of semester 2, it is possible to resit exams in August 2022.

Delivery Location

Online. The student location can be anywhere in Ireland

Delivery Notes

A Welcome Day will be held at the start of the academic year where students meet with lecturers, tutors, and other learners, which may be on line or on campus depending on restrictions due to COVID. Students receive comprehensive multimedia instructional resources, access to DCU’s online library resources, videos and banks of self-test questions. Lecturers are subject matter experts who provide academic support online and face-to-face.

Students have access to the full range of supports provided by DCU including access to Student Advisors, Careers Advisors, Counselling Service and Personal Development as well as a dedicated careers adviser for Springboard supported students. All of these services are available online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr. Ray Walshe

Address

School of Computing
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Phone

+353 1 7005000

Email

pgda@dcu.ie

Application Procedures

Applications are submitted through the Springboard Application Website: www.springboardcourses.ie

All applications should include the following documents with the application. Otherwise, your application cannot be processed and you may lose your opportunity for a place on the programme

1) A scanned copy of all relevant academic transcripts. A photocopy of the degree certificate is not sufficient.
2) Telephone contact details for two referees
3) Personal Statement detailing your prior knowledge, and why you think this programme is a good fit for you
4) A current telephone contact number
5) Applicants full current address details
6) Evidence of eligibility for funding, eg PPS number (eg a payslip if in employment) or Job seekers allowance receipt if unemployed
7) Evidence of that you meet the Residency Requirements for this programme

Decisions of the applications committee are final.