Computer Architecture & Organisation (Taster Course)


Professional / Short Course


12 Weeks x 1 Evening (3 Hours)

Validated by

Griffith College




Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


Become an expert in how computers work including Computer Architecture and the Operating System

This in-depth module provides the learner with a comprehensive knowledge of how computers work. There are two main strands to the module. Computer Architecture addresses how the individual components work together. The second strand concentrates on the Operating System.

This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why study Computer Architecture and Organisation at Griffith College?

The Computer Architecture and Organisation from HDC course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over a 12-week period. This course combines modules on both Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

  • You will gain a firm understanding of computer architecture, how a computer's individual components work together.

  • You will gain a strong awareness of computer operating systems, the software that allows all the components to communicate and manage data.

  • Small class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your computing skills.

  • An evening classes schedule allows you to balance your study with your work/life commitments.

  • Option to further your studies in this area by pursuing our Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Science course.

Intake Dates

The next intake for this course will be:

  • October*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

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