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Computing - Conversion Course

Is this course for me?
Our Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is a nine month course that will guide graduates from non-computing fields and help augment your skills and knowledge in preparation for a career in the computing industry.

The course is specifically designed to ensure you have both a base for continuing self-development and a set of core competencies which are transferable to the broader computing industry.

The aim of the course is to empower you with the necessary theoretical and hands-on skills to allow you to work and participate effectively in a commercial IT environment. Modules include Software Design, Database Technology, Software Development and Testing.

Following graduation you can look forward to a rewarding career in the likes of the insurance industry, the public sector, banking and companies with significant IT infrastructure. Typical roles include being a technical writer, software tester and database administrator.

Key features
• This course will guide graduates from non-computing fields and help augment your skills and knowledge in preparation for a career in the computing industry
• A strong emphasis on teamwork, the aim of the course is to empower you with the necessary theoretical and hands-on skills to allow you to work and participate effectively in a commercial IT environment.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in any discipline, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2). If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Duration

1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Further enquiries

Further Information
Contact
Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
Email: Thomas.Dowling@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6304

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• Software Design (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

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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