Institution / Letterkenny Institute of Technology
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Is this the course for you?
The objective of the course is to take graduates in non-computing fields and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in the computing industry. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing self-development and a set of skills which are transferable to the broader computing industry. These skill sets are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork.

The main aim of the course is to produce graduates with the required theoretical and hands-on skills to allow them to work and participate effectively in a commercial IT environment.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2).

If you don’t have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


9 Months

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Insurance Companies
• Public Sector
• Banks and all types of Companies using IT Systems

Graduate careers typically include:
• Technical Writer
• Software Tester
• Database Administrator

Follow-on courses
• Masters degrees at LYIT and in institutes and universities at home and abroad
• Masters degree (by research)

Further enquiries

Head of Department
Thomas Dowling
Telephone: 074 918 6304

Non-European ApplicantsApplications from non-EU applicants are very welcome. Please contact Jill Murphy at for details about application forms, fees, visas etc.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Software Development (M)
• Database Technology (M)
• Computer Systems (M)

Semester 2
• Software Development & Testing (M)
• Software Engineering & Quality Assurance (M)

Choose one of the following Electives (E):
• Database Administration
• Internet Applications Development

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Enrolment and start dates

Proposed Commencement Date: September (annually)

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