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Computing Science - Applied Computing Technology - Conversion Course

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
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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.

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 click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

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) 420 5911
email: s.prestwich@cs.ucc.ie

Subjects taught

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

Full-Time
CS1117Introduction to Programming (10 credits) - Dr David Stynes, Semesters 1 and 2
CS5002Web 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) - Professor James Bowen, 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 Kieran Herley, Semester 1
CS5022 Database Design and Administration (5 credits) - Mr Humphrey Sorensen, Semester 2

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

Part-Time, Year 1
CS1117 Introduction to Programming (10 credits) - Dr David Stynes, Semesters 1 and 2
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 Kieran Herley, Semester 1

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) - Professor James Bowen, Semester 1
CS5019 Systems Organization I (5 credits) - Professor John Morrison, Semester 1
CS5020 Systems Organization II (5 credits) - Professor John Morrison, Semester 2
CS5022 Database Design and Administration (5 credits) - Mr Humphrey Sorensen, Semester 2

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

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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

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

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

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

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

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

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

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10th September 2018

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