Computing

What is this programme about?

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines. It equips successful participants with a range of core IT skills, which open career routes in the vibrant Information Technology (IT) sector.


This programme has two streams, namely:


• Systems and IT Services

• Software Development for Games and Apps.


Semester 1 modules are shared by both streams. Semester 2 modules differentiate the two streams and allow participants to specialise in a manner that develops their interests and career aspirations. A 3-month work placement concludes Semester 2 of both streams.


Special features of this programme

This programme is suitable for graduates of non-computing disciplines.

Entry requirements

Applications will be considered from those with Honours Degree (Level 8) or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline. Applicants will be called for interview as part of the application process.


For further information on the programme, available grants and on how to apply, go to the Study section of the IT Carlow website: www.itcarlow.ie.

Duration

Carlow - 1 year full-time

Number of credits

CWS08 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing CARLOW Full-time NFQ Level 8 60 Credits

Careers or further progression

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme? Graduates of this course will be able to apply knowledge of proven and emerging protocols, methods and tools of software engineering, computer networking, information systems and systems management in the development and management of IT systems and services.


Potential employment opportunities

Systems and IT Services Stream There are many career paths available to graduates of this stream ranging from careers as Web Developers to Network Administrators to IT Consultants and many careers in between.


Software Development for Games and Apps Stream

The games industry is a multi-billion euro industry and expected to increase even more over the next few years. There are excellent employment opportunities for computer game programmers to find work with game publishers or game development studios at home and abroad. Students will also be able to fulfil any roles normally filled by graduates of computing or software engineering degree, if they so wish.


What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this programme can progress to postgraduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level in Institute of Technology Carlow, including the MSc in IT Management.


Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities in both Ireland and abroad upon successful completion of this programme.

Further enquiries

Head Of Department of Computing

Nigel Whyte

BSc, MSc

E: nigel.whyte@itcarlow.ie

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?


SEMESTER 1

Object Oriented Software Development

Architecture, Operating Systems and

Networks

Systems Analysis and Testing

Information Systems

Web and UI Design


SEMESTER 2

Stream: Systems and IT Services

Object Oriented Software Development

Architecture, Operating Systems and

Networks

Systems Analysis and Testing

Information Systems

Web and UI Design


SEMESTER 2

Stream: Software Development for

Games and Apps

Software Development for Apps

Object-Oriented Software Development

for Games

Project

Work Placement

Course fee

CWS08 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing CARLOW Full-time €3,000


Programme Fees for Non-EU Students

Higher Diploma Programme Fee – €10,250

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