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Computing - Fundamentals - Masters Qualifier

Introduction
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 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Who Should Apply?
Graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees in non computing disciplines who want to get the core computing skills necessary to be eligible for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programmes.

Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate analytic ability and numeracy.

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelor 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.

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for each component.

Duration

2 semesters part-time.

Timetable / Hours

For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.00. Attendance on Saturdays may be required for some modules.

Careers or further progression

Progression
Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Students who do not achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress to the Higher Diploma in Computing (DT265) programme where they can take one additional semester to help prepare for progression to the MSc in Computing programme.

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Andrea Curley
T: 01 402 2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Subjects taught

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

Comment

Location:
School of Computing College of Sciences and Health DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 School.
Contact: Andrea Curley
T: 01 402 2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Qualification Awarded:
Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing (30 ECTS).

Application date

Closing Date: 30th April 2017.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017.

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