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Introduction

The MSc in Computing Masters Qualifier will offer graduates in non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing. The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly.

Graduates of the Masters Qualifier exit with a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a non computer science discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered for entry as exceptional cases.

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on academic grades and any work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Who Should Apply?
Graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees in other numerate disciplines who wish to extend their skills into graduate entry level careers in computing.

Duration

For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.00. Attendance on Saturdays may be required for some modules.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

It is expected that students will, at a minimum, obtain a work placement or internship with associated industrial partners for a 6 month period. It is anticipated that in many cases these placements may lead to a full time offer of employment with the company. This possibility is strengthened by the flexibility to tailor the specialisation and project to the needs of the company. Internships or work placements are seen as crucial to providing graduates with the context and confidence in their new knowledge.

As students on this programme will have a primary degree, a Higher Diploma (Level 8 Conversion) and relevant experience, they will, on successful completion of the programme, be eligible for entry into specialist computing MSc programmes which are available through both full and part-time modes of delivery. The advantage of this approach is that it will ensure that the graduates of the higher diploma will be demonstrably of an appropriate level 8 standard.

Progression

Progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Students who do not achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress to the Higher Diploma in Computing (DT265) programme where they can take one additional semester to help prepare for progression to the MSc in Computing programme.

Further enquiries

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Contact: Dr Bianca Schoen-Phelan
T: 01 402 4767
E: dt265-group@dit.ie

Subjects taught

Core Modules
Object-Oriented Software Development 1
Information Systems
Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
Web and User Interface Design
Systems Analysis and Testing

Comment

Qualification Awarded: CPD Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing (30 ECTS) or CPD Diploma in Computing (60 ECTS) or Higher Diploma in Computing (90 ECTS).

Location: School of Computing College of Sciences and Health DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 Contact: Dr Bianca Schoen-Phelan T: 01 402 4767 E: dt265-group@dit.ie

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 30th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2019

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