Computing - Fundamentals - Masters Qualifier - Conversion Course - Grangegorman

What is a Postgraduate Conversion Programme?

A conversion programme enables graduates of one discipline to acquire a qualification in a different discipline at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level. Having studied a particular degree you may decide that you wish to change your career path and consider undertaking a conversion programme at TU Dublin.

What is... Computing (Fundamentals of) Masters Qualifier?
The MSc in Computing Masters Qualifier will offer graduates in non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing. The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly.

Graduates of the Masters Qualifier exit with a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 60% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Subjects taught

Course Content
Object-Oriented Software Development
Information Systems
Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
Web and User Interface Design
Systems Analysis and Testing

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a non computer science discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered for entry as exceptional cases.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Application dates

Applications will open on 1st July 2021


1 Semester, full-time
This is a full time programme that runs during semester 2 of the academic year. Classes will be held on Monday to Friday between February and May with exams in May. Those who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to start the MSc in Computer Science the following September.

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date 01/09/2020

Location City Centre: Grangegorman

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

Post Course Info

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 60% can progress directly to the MSc in Computer Science programme.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    CPD Dip

  • Qualifications

    Continuing Professional Development Diploma

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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