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Business Systems Analysis & Design

Is this course for me?
Our Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Business Systems Analysis and Design will augment your existing skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in Business Analysis and Design. It is a one year, full-time and two year, part-time course.

The course has been designed to ensure you have the base both for continued self-development as well as a set of skills that are transferable to the broader computing industry. Modules include UX & Web Based Applications, Business Systems Analysis and Design, as well as Software Engineering.

Key features
• The course has been designed to produce students who are skilled in Business Systems Analysis and Design and it is closely tied to industry.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
• Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or equivalent with a minimum of second class honours (2.2) or a Degree with a Computing specialism.

• 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).


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

Careers or further progression

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Masters degree at LYIT and in Institutes and Universities at home and abroad
• Masters degree (by research)

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Insurance Companies
• Banks
• All types of Companies using IT Systems

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• IT Systems Analysis
• IT Systems Design
• Computer Interface Design

Successful graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers in sectors including insurance, banking and other industries using significant IT systems, in roles as diverse as IT Systems Analyst to Computer Interface Designers.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6304

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• UX & Web Based Applications (M)
• Business Systems Analysis and Design (M)

Semester 2
• Business Analysis (M)
• Software Engineering (M)

Semester 3
• Project (M)
• Placement (M)

(M) = Mandatory

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

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

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