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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.

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.

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 & 9 months full-time & 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
All types of Companies using IT Systems

Graduate Careers

Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
IT Systems Analysis
IT Systems Design
Computer Interface Design

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Business Systems Analysis & Design Mandatory 10 3
UX Design Mandatory 10 3

Business Analysis Mandatory 10 3
Software Engineering Mandatory 10 3

Project Mandatory 10 3
Placement Mandatory 10 0

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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