IT Infrastructure

About the courses
The primary reason why students choose these courses is to change the focus of their careers. The widespread impact that computing science has on our daily lives cannot be underestimated; neither can the job prospects on completion of this course. This course is ideal for non-computing graduates who want to compete favourably against computing science graduates for the broad range of computing opportunities available. The course is designed to meet the ongoing industry demand for computer professionals. With three themes focusing on current and future growth areas in computing, this higher diploma programme bridges the gap between non-computing disciplines and computing science. Its specific aim is to provide rigorous and stimulating classes for students who wish to acquire theoretical and practical training in computing, and particularly in software development.

Entry requirements

A Level 8 honours degree in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience. Griffith College welcomes applications from those who do not meet the requirements set out above but who have extensive industry experience. Contact the Admissions Office for more details.

Subjects taught

Semester I
Object Orientated Programming, Relational Databases, Architecture and Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Web Development and UI Design

Semester II
Cloud Services and Platforms, Server Side Web
Development, Society and the Web, Professional
Certification, Project

Semester III
Work Placement


1 year full-time. 2 Years Part Time

*Subject to numbers

Enrolment dates

Application can be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via the website

Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website and relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to or posted to:

The Admissions Office,
Griffith College Dublin,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8.

*All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth).

Post Course Info

On successful completion of one of these diplomas, graduates who obtain Second Class Honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the M.Sc. in Computing Science programme. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe, but throughout the world.

Students will find opportunities as IT managers, technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers, and other leading computing science roles in academia, industry research and development.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time

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