The goal of this one-year postgraduate conversion programme, co-designed with industry partners, is to increase the supply of skilled graduates to meet the needs of Ireland's high-growth software industry. It provides graduates with a fast-track, focused computing qualification, and presents them with an opportunity to obtain valuable industry work experience. The course fees are free and all students are guaranteed a paid work placement on enrolment to the course.
We work closely with our industry partners to provide our graduates with a foundation in software design, a choice of software architecture specialisation in either .NET or Java Enterprise, and a guaranteed work placement to gain industrial experience.
After completion, students may transfer to the MSc (Software Design & Development) subject to places being available, and the student completing a required additional course on research methods, and an interview, in tandem with the achievement of a minimum 2:1 result in the Higher Diploma.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Transfer options: students may transfer to the MSc in Software Design and Development (GYE03) subject to places being available. An interview and achievement of a minimum 2.1 result in the Higher Diploma is required.
2. It provides students with a solid foundation in ICT and thus prepares them for an exciting career across very diverse domains—entertainment, enterprise, communications, finance, education, etc.
3. The MSc in Computer Science in Data Analytics (GYE06) is open to graduates who achieve a H1 result in the Higher Diploma.