Institution / Dundalk Institute of Technology
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Course Description
This programme is a conversion programme targeting Level 8 graduates from non-computing disciplines and giving them a general foundation in Software Development with a particular emphasis on Web Development, User Experience (UX) and Software Testing, which allows graduates to build on their life and work experience. This two-year version of the course allows for a deeper immersion into software development.

Who Should Apply?
This programme is a reskilling programme specifically designed for graduates with an Honours Degree (or equivalent) in a non-computing discipline and addresses the existing skills shortage for high-level graduates in the core computing area.

The programme provides them with the knowledge and expertise for a career in:

»» Quality Assurance and Software Testing
»» Software Project Management

The programme doesn’t attempt to convert graduates from noncomputing disciplines within two years to software developers, although some of our graduates have succeeded in this. Instead it focuses on those computing areas that benefit from transferable experiences and are traditionally difficult to fill with graduates that came directly from school.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates MUST hold a Level 8 (Honours Degree) qualification (or equivalent) in a discipline in which Computing/Information Technology does not form a substantial part


2 Years

The course takes place over two academic years. Course runs Mondays
6.00pm to 9.00pm AND Wednesdays
2.00pm to 9.00pm (subject to change).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Dr. Christian Horn
Head of Department
of Computing and
t 042 9370283

Subjects taught

Modules include:
»» Computing Core 1
»» Computing Core 2
»» D atabase Management
»» W eb Development
»» Software Project Management
»» Software Engineering
»» Software Testing
»» Software Design Fundamentals
»» User Experience
»» Work Placement


Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Application date

How to Apply?
Applicants should complete a Lifelong Learning Application Form and submit together with an up-to-date CV and scans of academic qualifications to:

Higher Diploma in Science in
Computing Part-time course,
Lifelong Learning Centre, Dundalk
Institute of Technology, Dublin
Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Alternatively you can email a scan of the application form, cv and academic qualifications to

Application forms are available at:

Course fee


*Applicants may pay in instalments. Please visit for more information.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date
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