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Computing Science - Applied Computing Technology - Conversion Course

Overview
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 CONVERSION COURSE is intended for graduates who do not have Computer Science Degree and would like to attain skills in demand by the IT sector.

Unique Aspects of the Course
The programme is intended for graduates who do not have computer science as a degree subject and who want to gain workplace-relevant IT skills especially related to the web.

Entry requirements

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

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

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 ICT Skill Action Plan 2014 outlines the current status of the ICT sector in Ireland and the growing demand for skilled IT graduates.

Companies activley recruiting Computer Science graduates in 2014-15 include:

Accenture, Aer Lingus, Amazon, Apple, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Ireland, BT, Cisco, CiTi-Technology, Cloudreach, Dell, Digital Turbine Asia Pacific, EMC, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, First Derivatives, Guidewire, IBM, Intel, Open Text, Paddy Power, Pilz, PWC, SAP Galway Transverse Technologies, Trend Micro, Uniwink, Version 1 (Software).

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

Further enquiries

Dr. Steve Prestwich
Department of Computer Science
University College Cork
Tel: (021) 490 3165
email: s.prestwich@cs.ucc.ie

Subjects taught

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

Full-Time students take 60 credits as follows: 30 credits in teaching period 1 and 30 credits in period 2.

Full-Time
CS1117 Introduction to Programming (15 credits) - Dr. Jospeh Manning
CS5002 Web Development 1 (5 credits) - Dr. Frank Boehme
CS5007 Computer Applications with Visual Basic (5 credits) - Dr. James Doherty
CS5008 Internet Computing (5 credits) - Mr. Adrian O'Riordan
CS5009 Multimedia (5 credits) - Prof. James Bowen
CS5018 Web Development 2 (5 credits) - Dr. Derek Bridge
CS5019 Systems Organization I (5 credits) - Prof. John Morrison
CS5020 Systems Organization II (5 credits) - Prof. John Morrison
CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits) - Dr. Kieran Herley
CS5022 Database Design and Administration (5 credits) - Mr. Humprey Sorensen

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

Part-Time, Year 1
CS1117 Introduction to Programming (15 credits) - Dr. Joseph Manning
CS5002 Web Development 1 (5 credits) - Dr. Frank Boehme
CS5018 Web Development 2 (5 credits) - Dr. Derek Bridge
CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits) - Dr. Kieran Herley

Part-Time, Year 2
CS5007 Computer Application with Visual Basic (5 credits) - Dr. James Doherty
CS5008 Internet Computing (5 credits) - Mr. Adrian O'Doherty
CS5009 Multimedia (5 credits) - Prof. James Bowen
CS5019 Systems Organization I (5 credits) - Prof. John Morrison
CS5020 Systems Organization II (5 credits) - Prof. John Morrison
CS5022 Database Design and Administration (5 credits) - Mr. Humphrey Sorensen

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

Comment

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

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 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

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

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €6,000

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

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