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The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.




Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

Programme Purpose

This programme is a 1-year Level 8 degree aimed at Level 8 graduates or mature applicants who wish to follow a career in computing. The programme will run both in part-time and full-time mode in order to cater to the different types of students. The students will have to attend lectures and tutorials in the classroom or online over the academic year, as well as to study independently. Students will study for 1 stage taking modules that cover topics such as Software Development,Introduction to Databases, Object Oriented Software Engineering, Computer Architecture Operating Systems and Networks, and modules in the chosen area of specialisations such as Algorithms and Advanced Programming, Cloud Application Development, IoT Application Development, Security Principles and Secure Programming, Artificial Intelligence , Blockchain Application Development and Advanced Client Side Development.. An important component of the programme will be the Project module. The programme leads to a NFQ Level 8 academic award Higher Diploma in Science in Computing awarded by QQI. Graduates of this programme may pursue further education or employment in the field of computing.

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Centres offering Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

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National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 Y300 01 4498500