Griffith College

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

If you are a non-computing graduate who wants a career in this exciting and challenging area, this is the course you. Jump start your career and avail of many job opportunities.

Cork: Part-Time
Dublin: Full-Time, Part-Time
Higher Diploma in Computing
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:8
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration:1 Year Full Time , 1 Year Part Time

If you are a graduate in a non-computing area, this course is specially designed to help you move into this growing industry. 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 you. It will give you theoretical and practical training in computing, and particularly in the software development area.


Higher Diploma in Computing Student

Here are the modules covered in the course:

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
Object Orientated Development
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

Candidates applying for this course should have a pass Level 8 honours degree or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.


Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

Please Note

A registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

The tuition fees quoted below are tuition fees for Year 1 of the course only.

This charge is incurred to finance arrangements required under Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act, 2012 to ensure protection of enrolled learners.

Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,950.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 7,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 11,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 11,000.00
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,650
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 5,650
Study Mode: 
Full Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,250.00
Study Mode: 
Full-Time & Part-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,000.00
How to Apply

To apply for the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing please submit an online application
A member of our admissions team will then be in contact with you to request to following documents:

  • A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts
  • A copy of your passport or driving licence

If you have have any questions please contact our computing course advisor Ciarán Coakley.

Academic Progression: 
Career Progression: 

This course is specially created to help you change career to move into an industry that’s constantly changing and offers many interesting opportunities. Successful students can expect to enter careers as systems analysts, IT managers or software developers.


Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Career Progression