Information Technology - Conversion Programme

This is a postgraduate conversion course intended for graduates whose primary degrees are not in computing and information technology.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course are required to hold a university
degree in non-computing disciplines. Applicants with some
computing background are advised to apply for the Higher
Diploma in Science MHG58. For international students whose
first language is not English, an English language exam
certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Information technology and software development is one of Ireland's foremost export sectors driving the smart economy. The course is ideal for graduates without computing experience to develop a career in the information technology sector.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Mr Dermot Kelly
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3847

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include introduction to computer systems, software testing, multimedia technology, software engineering, web information processing, databases and operating systems.

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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