Computer Science

The course is intended for graduates whose primary degree included 3 years study of computing. On completion of the Higher Diploma participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of a four year BSc graduate in computer science.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course are required to hold a 3-year honours university degree with computing as a minor subject at a minimum. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHG58 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

The course brings graduates to a level equivalent to a 4-year degree in computer science and to apply for jobs in software engineering and IT. Graduates will be eligible to apply for MSc/PhD by research.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Dr Adam Winstanley
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3847

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include computation and complexity, audio and speech processing, numerical computation, computer graphics, artificial intelligence and language processing and robotics and automation.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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