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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

1 year full-time

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 – Computing & Networking
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 8 60 €3,000

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