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Science in Computing (Teaching)

Course Description
This two-year part-time evening course is aimed at post-primary teachers who require the relevant Computer Science skills to teach the Leaving Certificate Computer Science curriculum, competently and confidently.

It is aimed at educators, but Level 8 graduates from non-computing disciplines are welcome to enrol, as the programme provides a strong foundation in the principles of Computer Science. It offers a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to computer science principles for education exploration informed by national and international developments.

The two-year programme will allow for deeper immersion in content and facilitate teachers to undertake the course outside of their teaching day. The course is run collaboratively between DkIT and IT Tralee.

Who Should Apply?
This programme is primarily created for current teachers that are interested to prepare for teaching the Leaving Cert Computer Science course. Teaching Council accreditation has to be obtained on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must already possess a Level 8 qualification (Honours Degree) in an area not including Computing, or demonstrate an equivalent level of numeracy and capacity to succeed, based on experiential learning acquired through extensive industrial experience. No prior programming exposure is required.

Duration

2 Years

Monday and Wednesday evenings 18:00-21:00 plus 6 Saturdays per year on campus. Lectures will be recorded and made available to the participants. Large parts of the course will be delivered online from either Dundalk or Tralee. As Computing is a very hands-on discipline, participants are required to attend classes as it is required for them to master the materials. Participants should have access to their own computer and Internet.

Number of credits

60

Further enquiries

Dr. Christian Horn
Head of Department of Computing and Mathematics
T +353 (0)42 937 0283
E christian.horn@dkit.ie

Subjects taught

Modules include:
Semester 1
→ Introduction to Computing
→ Introduction to Web Development
→ Programming 1

Semester 2
→ Programming 2
→ Database and Web Integration

Semester 3:
→ Software Engineering
→ Embedded Systems
→ User Experience (UX)

Semester 4:
→ Modelling and Simulation
→ Selected Topics in Computing
→ Project

Comment

Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology Higher Diploma level 8
Subject to Validation

Application date

Apply online Visit www.dkit.ie/partime for information on how to enrol online for this course
or see Application weblink below.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee. Apply by 14th September 2018.

Course fee

€3,820*
€1,910 per annum

*Applicants may pay in instalments. Please visit www.dkit.ie/parttime for more information.

Enrolment and start dates

Registration for a part-time course at DkIT could not be easier. Just click on www.dkit.ie/parttime to search for your course and follow the 'How To Apply' instructions on the course page.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee.

Applicants must notify the Lifelong Learning Centre in writing in the event of your withdrawal from any course for any reason.

If you have any questions about registering for a course, contact our Lifelong Learning Team on E parttime@dkit.ie or call us on T +353 (0)42 9370 290.

Or Attend our Information Evening on 11th September 2018

Part-time courses usually commence in Early October.

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