Computer Science - ICT Skills Conversion Course

This course is a 24-month ICT conversion course designed to allow honours graduates from non-computing disciplines to acquire the industry-relevant ICT and software development skills, expertise and practical experience required to become suitable candidates for employment in the ICT domain in general and in software development in particular.

Funding Eligibility
For the two year part-time ICT Conversion courses you may be eligible if you are employed. Employed applicants in the academic year 2018/19 may be required to make a contribution to fees of If you are unemployed and in receipt of a jobseekers payment (including Farm Assist and Qualified Adults of Working Age) you are not eligible for the two year ICT Conversion courses. However, if you are in receipt of other social protection payments, e.g. One Parent Family or Disability Allowance, you may be eligible for the two year part-time Conversion programmes. Please see for full information.

Entry requirements

Academic Eligibility
Applicants should be graduates with a minimum of a Level 8 qualification. The course includes a significant amount of Java programming. Successful applicants for this course will be existing honours graduates with the capacity and aptitude (for example numeracy skills) to complete an intensive computer science programme and work placement.

Some applicants who do not immediately meet these requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning mechanism in order to make application that can be considered for entry to this course.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.


2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

The ICTSkills course is tailored to produce the programmers and software developers that are in very high demand across multiple sectors:
•Software Development
•Financial Services
•Online retailers / publishers / services providers / customer support services
•Manufacturing / Logistics / Industrial Control and Automation
•Advertising & Media
•Enterprise Software Services

Specific skills areas:
•Developer Operations
•IT Administration & Management
•Web Development
•Systems Administration
•Technical Support

Sample job title:
•Software Developer
•DevOps Administrator
•System Administrator
•Support Engineer
•Web Designer / Developer
•Business Systems Analyst

Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Course Co-ordinator: Martina Mullally
Phone:051 302849

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
Orientation Day on site in WIT ; ; and
Programming(10 credits)
Web Development (5 credits)
Summer School module (5 credits) including optional onsite day at WIT

Semester 2
Computer Systems (5 credits)
Computer Networks (5 credits)
Project Proposal element (5 credits) of the Project/Placement including optional onsite day at WIT

Semester 3
Enterprise Service Development (10 credits)
Developer Operations (5 credits)
Project Prototype element (5 credits) of the Project/Placement including optional onsite day at WIT

Semester 4
Mobile App Development (10 credits)
EITHER Industry-Based Project Implementation and Report (20 credits)
OR Work Placement and Report (20 Credits)

Enrolment and start dates

Eligible applicants may apply via Springboard
Please see for full information

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