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Business Systems Analysis & Design

Is this the course for you?
This course is a level 8 honours-degreeequivalent Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Business Systems Analysis and Design. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have some knowledge of Computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Business Systems Analysis and Design for IT.

It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing selfdevelopment 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 Business Systems Analysis and Design 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).


1 year

Careers or further progression

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

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

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

Mandatory modules
Semester 1
• Business Analysis (M)
• Business Systems Analysis and Design (M)

Semester 2
• UX and Web Based Applications (M)
• Software Engineering (M)

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

M) = Mandatory

Enrolment and start dates

Proposed Commencement Date: September (annually)

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