Griffith College

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

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.

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

The course is designed to meet the ongoing industry demand for computer professionals. While 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. This course is ideal for noncomputing graduates who want to compete favourably against computing science graduates for the broad range of computing- related employment available. 

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: 
Pass 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: 
Pass 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, including the MSc in Computing Science here at Griffith College.

Career Progression: 

The primary reason why students choose this course is to change the focus of their careers. The widespread impact that Computing Science has on our daily lives cannot be underestimated; neither can the job prospects on completion of this course. Successful students can expect to enter careers as systems analysts, IT managers or software developers. 

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) 21 450 7027

Griffith College Dublin South Circular Road, Dublin 8

+353 (0) 1 415 0428

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

+353 (0) 61 31 0031 / +353 (0) 61 31 0043