Griffith College

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

This course is ideal for non-computing graduates who want to compete favourably against computing science graduates for the broad range of computing opportunities available.

Available in: Cork, Dublin, Limerick
Validated by: QQI
QQI Level: 8
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: Full time 1 year, Part time 1.5 years
Study Mode: Full-Time, Part-Time
Overview

The course is designed to meet the on-going industry demand for computer professionals. With three themes focusing on current and future growth areas in computing, this higher diploma programme bridges the gap between non-computing disciplines and computing science. Its specific aim is to provide rigorous and stimulating classes for students who wish to acquire theoretical and practical training in computing and, particularly, in software development.

Structure
Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Computer Architecture and Organisation
Computer Programming
Data Communications and Networks
Discrete Mathematics
HCI & GUI Programming
Operating System Design
Programming and Data Structures
Relational Databases
Software Engineering for Web Applications
Entry Requirements
Overview Cork: 
Level 8 honours degree in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
Overview Dublin: 
Pass Level 8 honours degree in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
Overview Limerick: 
Level 8 honours degree in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
Fees

Please note that a Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Full-Time & Part-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5400
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6400
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 8000
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 11,000
Campus: 
Limerick
Study Mode: 
Full Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,250.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 4,250.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,500.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 10,750.00
Campus: 
Cork
Study Mode: 
Full-Time & Part-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,250.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 4,250.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,750.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 10,750.00
How to Apply
Directly
Progression
Academic Progression: 

On completion of the Level 8 Higher Diploma postgraduate qualification, students may progress onto a range of Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework.

Career Progression: 

Students will find opportunities as IT Managers, technical applications developers and consultants, systems analysts, database administrators, network managers and other leading computing science roles, in academia and also in industry research and development roles.

Get in Touch

If you are interested in this course, please contact us to find out more information.

Cove Street, Sullivan's Quay, Cork.

+353 (0) 21 4507027

Griffith College Dublin South Circular Road, Dublin 8

(01) 415 0428

Griffith College Limerick O'Connell Avenue Limerick City, Ireland.

+353 61 31 00 31 / +353 61 31 00 43