About the courses
There are two special purpose postgraduate diploma awards embedded in the Master of Science in Computing. These are: Postgraduate Diploma in Networking and the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Development. Each of the Postgraduate Diplomas will assist students in advancing technological innovation. The programmes will help to extend your knowledge and skills and will prepare you for an active and leading role in a dynamic and evolving industry. The courses are designed with major input from the computing industry. As a result they're up to date and highly relevant, making graduates very attractive to potential employers.

The programmes have been designed to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research. By focusing on today's hot topics, students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and develop the skills to carry out innovative work. Students will also gain the ability to research and master technical issues, to analyse and present findings coherently, and to document their work in a professional manner.

Programme structure
The programme consists of three semesters. The first and second semesters contain two taught modules each and the final semester consists of a Dissertation.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or higher in Computing Science, 2.2 Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent, and/or relevant work experience. Griffith College welcome 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

Postgraduate Diploma in Networking

Full-Time Programme

Semester I
Telecommunications and Network Services, Research

Semester II
Concurrent and Parallel Programming, Communication

Semester III
Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice


1 year Full-Time or 2 years Part-Time.

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 completion of the Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma, students may progress onto a Masters programme on the National Qualifications Framework. 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

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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