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Computing Science - Applied Computing Technology - Conversion Course

Course Outline
The Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology is a Conversion Course open to graduates from non-computing disciplines. The course provides you with an understanding of the principles of internet-based computer systems and will equip you with a range of core IT skills, including web design, web server configuration, managing and manipulating multimedia content, interfacing with databases and working with common office software.

The Higher Diploma is offered as a one year full-time course or a two year part-time course.

Why Choose This Course
Conversion Course
This is a Conversion Course and is intended for graduates who do not have Computer Science Degree and would like to attain skills in demand by the IT sector.

Companies actively recruiting Computer Science graduates in 2017 include:
Amazon, Apple, Aspira, Clearstream, Dell EMC, Digisoft.tv, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Errigal, Google, Hubspot, Intercom, Johnson Controls, McAfee, McKesson, Nimbus Centre, Open Text, Pilz, PWC, SAP Galway Transverse Technologies, SIG, Stryker Teamwork, Virtustream, Zenith Technologies.

Placement or Study Abroad Information
This is a short intensive course which does not contain a placement option.

Entry requirements

This Conversion Course is open to graduates of any discipline other than Computer Science or a similar discipline.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Duration

CKO08: 1 year Full-time
CKO10: 2 years Part-time

Course Practicalities
A typical five credit module includes:
• two lecture hours
• one to two hours of practicals per week
• outside these regular hours, you are required to study independently.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology can:
1. Continue to the MSc Computing Science having achieved a 1H diploma or
2. Exit and take up employment as in areas such as:
• Development - with experience leading to Senior Developer, Designer, Architect, Management
• Test / QA - with experience leading to Test Automation, Business / Systems Analysis, Management
• Desktop / Helpdesk Support - with experience leading to Network / Systems Admin, Cloud / Virtualization Engineer

The IT sector is booming and the demand for graduates outstrips demand. The Technology Skills 2020: Ireland's Third ICT Action Plan outlines the current status of the ICT sector in Ireland and the growing demand for skilled IT graduates.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr Klaas-Jan Stol
k.stol@ucc.ie
+353 21 4203923
https://www.ucc.ie/en/compsci/

Subjects taught

Full-Time
Students take a total of 60 credits: 30 credits in teaching Period 1 and 30 credits in Period 2.

Full-Time
• CS5002 Web Development 1 (5 credits) - Dr Derek Bridge, Semester 1
• CS5007 Computer Applications with Visual Basic (5 credits) - Dr James Doherty, Semester 2
• CS5008 Internet Computing (5 credits) - Mr Adrian O'Riordan, Semester 1
• CS5009 Multimedia (5 credits) - Dr Ahmed Zahran, Semester 1
• CS5018 Web Development 2 (5 credits) - Dr Derek Bridge, Semester 2
• CS5019 Systems Organization I (5 credits) - Professor John Morrison, Semester 1
• CS5020 Systems Organization II (5 credits) - Professor John Morrison, Semester 2
• CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits) - Dr Steve Prestwich, Semester 1
• CS5222 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (15 credits) - Dr Maurizio Mancini, Semesters 1&2
• CS5523 Multimedia 2 (5 credits) - Dr James Doherty, Semester 2

Part-Time
Part-time students take 30 credits in each of the two academic years as follows:

Part-Time, Year 1
• CS5002 Web Development 1 (5 credits) - Dr Derek Bridge, Semester 1
• CS5018 Web Development 2 (5 credits) - Dr Derek Bridge, Semester 2
• CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits) - Dr Steve Prestwich, Semester 1
• CS5222 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (15 credits) - Dr Maurizio Mancini, Semesters 1&2

Part-Time, Year 2
• CS5007 Computer Application with Visual Basic (5 credits) - Dr James Doherty, Semester 2
• CS5008 Internet Computing (5 credits) - Mr Adrian O'Riordan, Semester 1
• CS5009 Multimedia (5 credits) - Dr Ahmed Zahran, Semester 1
• CS5019 Systems Organization I (5 credits) - Professor John Morrison, Semester 1
• CS5020 Systems Organization II (5 credits) - Professor John Morrison, Semester 2
• CS5523 Multimedia 2 (5 credits) - Dr James Doherty, Semester 2

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

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Who teaches this course
• CS5002 Dr Derek Bridge, Semester 1
• CS5007 Dr James Doherty, Semester 2
• CS5008 Mr Adrian O'Riordan, Semester 1
• CS5009 Dr Ahmed Zahran, Semester 1
• CS5018 Dr Derek Bridge, Semester 2
• CS5019 Professor John Morrison, Semester 1
• CS5020 Professor John Morrison, Semester 2
• CS5021 Dr Steve Prestwich, Semester 1
• CS5222 Dr Maurizio Mancini, Semesters 1 & 2
• CS5523 Dr James Doherty, Semester 2

Assessment method

The Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology will be examined through a combination of end-of-year exams and module assignments.

Application date

Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one specific closing date, please check your course prospectus page for this information.

The UCC rounds closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of full applications:
For all completed applications received by January 10th 2020
Offers will be made by January 24th 2020

For all completed applications received by March 2nd 2020
Offers will be made by March 16th 2020

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2020
Offers will be made by May 15th 2020

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2020
Offer will be made by July 15th 2020

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity.

Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June
Non-EU Applicants: Information for Non-EU applicants may be found on the International Office Website https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

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