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Computer Science

Overview
The Higher Diploma in Science (Computer Science) is a postgraduate course intended for graduates whose primary degree included 3-year's study of Computing. On completion of the course participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of a four year BSc graduate in Computer Science.

Course Structure
Students choose, subject to module prerequisites, 9 modules; modules chosen must not have been covered at this level in a previous qualification. In addition a project is required.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course are required to hold a 3-year university degree, or its equivalent, recognized by the Senate of the University with computing as one of its subjects. (Examples include BA degrees with Computing and degrees where Computing is a minor subject). Graduates with less computing than required are recommended to apply for the Higher Diploma in Information Technology MHG54. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth Unversity's TOEFL code is 8850.

Duration

1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Options
The course brings graduates to a level equivalent to a 4-year degree in computer science and to apply for jobs intended for such graduates. Graduates will be eligible to apply for further postgraduate study including taught MSc in Computer Science and MSc/PhD by research.

Further enquiries

Joseph Duffin
Assistant Lecturer
Course coordinator for the Springboard programme
Higher Diploma in Software Development & Higher Diploma in IT.
Computer Science Department, NUIM
Maynooth University
Tel: 01 474 7549
email: joseph.duffin@mu.ie

Subjects taught

Students choose, subject to module prerequisites, 9 modules; modules chosen must not have been covered at this level in a previous qualification. In addition a project is required.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30 June 2020

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Commences September

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