Computer Science - ICT Skills Conversion Course
The ONLINE Higher Diploma in Science in Computer Science is a 24-month ICT Conversion Course designed to allow honours graduates from non-computing disciplines to acquire the industry-relevant ICT and software development skills, expertise and practical experience required to become suitable candidates for employment in the ICT domain in general and in software development in particular.
The dedicated ICTSkills/Springboard Work Placement Coordinator, Joan Mangan, works with ICTSkills students and employers from the outset of the course in order to match all students with productive and fulfilling work placement experience. In the ICT industry work placements frequently lead to job offers and that has very much been our experience.
Please see more information on ICTSkills Work Placement here.
Placement Coordinator: Joan Mangan
Tel: +353 51 302 849
Work Placement Coordinator (A03)
School of Education & Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road, Waterford.
To be eligible for an ICT skills conversion course a person must meet the residency and nationality criteria, be suitably qualified and hold a Level 8 Degree in a cognate discipline.
Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. The Springboard RPL form is available at https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx
Please complete the form electronically and submit by email along with all supporting documentation such as education and training certificates etc.
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details. http://www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements
Orientation Day on site in WIT
Web Development (5 credits)
Summer School module (5 credits) including optional onsite day at WIT
Computer Systems (5 credits)
Computer Networks (5 credits)
Project Proposal element (5 credits) of the Project/Placement including optional onsite day at WIT
Enterprise Service Development (10 credits)
Developer Operations (5 credits)
Project Prototype element (5 credits) of the Project/Placement including optional onsite day at WIT
Mobile App Development (10 credits)
EITHER Industry-Based Project Implementation and Report (20 credits)
OR Work Placement and Report (20 Credits)
2 years part-time
Eligible applicants may apply via Springboard
Please see www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility for full information
Start Date: Mid-January 2019.
Post Course Info
The ICTSkills course is tailored to produce the programmers and software developers that are in very high demand across multiple sectors:
•Online retailers / publishers / services providers / customer support services
•Manufacturing / Logistics / Industrial Control and Automation
•Advertising & Media
•Enterprise Software Services
Specific skills areas:
•IT Administration & Management
Sample job title:
•Web Designer / Developer
•Business Systems Analyst