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: Full-Time, Part-Time
Dublin: Full-Time, Part-Time
Limerick: Full-Time, Part-Time
Higher Diploma in Computing
Validated by: QQI
QQI Level: 8
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: Full time 1 year or Part time 1.5 years
Overview

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
Structure

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
Entry Requirements
Overview Cork: 
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.
Overview Dublin: 
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.
Overview Limerick: 
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.
Fees
  • Please see below the fees for each of the 3 locations where this course is offered. A Registration Fee of €250 is applicable each year in addition to the fees quoted below.

     
Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Full-Time & Part-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5700
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

 

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.

 
Progression
Academic Progression: 

On completion of the Level 8 Higher Diploma postgraduate qualification, you may progress onto a range of Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework, including the MSc in Computing Science here at Griffith College.

 

Please get in touch if you need any further information about this course - call Ciarán Coakley on 01 4163349 or email ciaran.coakley@gcd.ie

 

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.

 

Get in Touch

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

Cork

+353 (0) 21 450 7027

Dublin

+353 (0) 1 416 3349

Limerick

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