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The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding with specific abilities in the areas of computing technology and associated best practices, as well as to act as a basis on which to progress to higher studies in computing

Who Should Apply?
The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is suitable for degree holders at NFQ Level 7, or higher who want a skills conversion path to an IT environment, that is, individuals who wish to redirect their careers into the ICT industry (Conversion to IT).

What does the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Achieve?
The emphasis on the course is on a theoretical and practical approach in a modern working environment with the latest appropriate technology and techniques necessary for the cultivation of advanced computing skills valuable to today’s ICT market place at the level appropriate for a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree in a non related discipline or Ordinary Bachelor Degree in Computing (NFQ level 7) where their date of award exceeds 5 years previous from their date of application.


2 years part-time ( Lectures will take place over 3 semesters plus 1 semester of self directed learning to complete project.)

1 Saturday per month 9.30am - 5.30pm and blended learning which consists of 12 hours per week of directed learning delivery online.

Number of credits

Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8.

Further enquiries

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail:

Subjects taught

Subjects by Semester by Major Theme

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing requires the student to take a total of 10 modules and a research project. The modules are shown in the following table and all modules are mandatory.

Semester 1
•Software Engineering 1
•Computer Systems
•Web Development Introduction

Semester 2
•Software Engineering 2
•Communications and Networking
•Modelling and Database Design

Semester 3
•Web Application Development
•Project Skills

Semester 4
•Web Software Engineering
•Project Design and Development

Course fee

Fee: €2,000 per year

International students who wish to apply for this course should email for more information about course fees.

Enrolment and start dates

Apply to ITB directly.

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