Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [ICT Skills Conversion] (September 2016)

Dublin Institute of Technology (DT265 )
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, Classroom - Evening

Mode

1 Year Full Time

Available

ECTS Credits

90

Department

School of Computing, DIT

General Information
Contact

School of Computing Administrators

Email

cspg@dit.ie

Phone

01 402 2840

Address

College of Science and Health
Dublin Institute of Technology
Kevin Street
Dublin 8
Ireland

Important Dates
Application Deadline

20/10/2016

Start Date

12/09/2016

About this Course

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is an Honours Degree level graduate conversion programme which gives graduates from non-computing backgrounds the skills and knowledge to start a career in the IT industry.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in IT Tallaght has over 90% conversion rate from completing the programme into full time employment in the ICT Sector. SAP, Version 1 and Ergo are the leading employers of graduates from this programme.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing carries a unique level of industry support from some of the leading software and IT companies in the world - Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Telecity, Ergo, Sage, Version1(up to 30 more). The programme consists of two semesters of intensive computing education allied to a six months internship in an IT company.Graduate employment from the programme has been very strong with the vast majority of successful graduates obtaining graduate entry positions in the ICT sector.
Graduates from the programme will be eligible for progression to an MSc programme in Computing in IT Tallaght.

The opportunity: To get a place on a programme which will give you that vital start in experience as well as knowledge. With vital current skills in Software Development, Database, ICT infrastructure, Systems Analysis, Testing and User Experience allied to hands on use of Web, Mobile and Cloud frameworks this programme will give you real ICT knowledge and skills to add to your existing graduate qualification. Your previous experience and knowledge allied to current ICT knowledge provides a very attractive offering for potential employers.
Note this is an intensive programme requiring dedication and commitment to obtain maximum benefit.



What type of Graduates previously took this course:
Civil engineers, Architects, Sales Managers, Production Managers, Electronic Engineers, Marketing & Language Graduates, Graphic Designers, Architectural Technicians, Accountants, Consultant Engineer, Site Engineer, Surveyor, Test Engineer, Product Engineer, Primary Teacher, Mechanical Engineer.

Graduates from every third level university and Institute in Ireland as well as many from abroad.

Objectives

To provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable the individual to take up employment as an ICT Professional.

Entry Requirements

Level 8 Honours Degree with a significant numerate element. RPL processes may be used to allow access for candidates who have a Level 8 qualification and may wish to use Institute prior learning processes to demonstrate numeracy/ problem solving experience. Suitability of individual applicants usually supported by interview and aptitude testing.

Long Description

The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is an Honours Degree level graduate conversion programme which gives graduates from non-computing backgrounds the skills and knowledge to start a career in the IT industry.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in IT Tallaght has over 90% conversion rate from completing the programme into full time employment in the ICT Sector. SAP, Version 1 and Ergo are the leading employers of graduates from this programme.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing carries a unique level of industry support from some of the leading software and IT companies in the world - Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Telecity, Ergo, Sage, Version1(up to 30 more). The programme consists of two semesters of intensive computing education allied to a six months internship in an IT company.Graduate employment from the programme has been very strong with the vast majority of successful graduates obtaining graduate entry positions in the ICT sector.
Graduates from the programme will be eligible for progression to an MSc programme in Computing in IT Tallaght.

The opportunity: To get a place on a programme which will give you that vital start in experience as well as knowledge. With vital current skills in Software Development, Database, ICT infrastructure, Systems Analysis, Testing and User Experience allied to hands on use of Web, Mobile and Cloud frameworks this programme will give you real ICT knowledge and skills to add to your existing graduate qualification. Your previous experience and knowledge allied to current ICT knowledge provides a very attractive offering for potential employers.
Note this is an intensive programme requiring dedication and commitment to obtain maximum benefit.



What type of Graduates previously took this course:
Civil engineers, Architects, Sales Managers, Production Managers, Electronic Engineers, Marketing & Language Graduates, Graphic Designers, Architectural Technicians, Accountants, Consultant Engineer, Site Engineer, Surveyor, Test Engineer, Product Engineer, Primary Teacher, Mechanical Engineer.

Graduates from every third level university and Institute in Ireland as well as many from abroad.

Career Opportunities

All programme participants will receive specialised CV training and interview training. Experience has shown that
programme participants benefit from CV review processes which support participants in developing CVs which reflect past
experience as well as the ICT skills being obtained while participating on the programme. Potential roles and employers
are discussed which match well to the candidates previously obtained knowledge and transferable skills.
Mock interviews are conducted where students apply for roles in which they are interested and feedback is given on these
interviews. Expectations for graduates of the programme are discussed including the likely starting positions which may
be obtained.
This information is reinforced with visits from employers and past graduates of the programme who give the benefit of
their experience. Students also attend all employer visits to the Institute for general recruitment and this helps broaden
their knowledge and experience with respect to the ICT sector and the expectations for graduates in the sector.
Programme material and technologies have been specifically chosen in consultation with industry partners to align to
specific skills deficits in the marketplace. In addition projects based on ideas from industry partners are also selected to
highlight candidates’ knowledge of complex current technologies in short supply.

Delivery Notes

Mix of online/distance and on-campus

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Admissions

Address

Admissions Office
Dublin Institute of Technology
143-149 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6

Phone

+353 1 4023303

Email

admissions@dit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning at ITT Dublin. The RPL process will enable Springboard participants to build on their existing skills and competence. The Institute is aware that many Springboard applicants will have a range of knowledge skills and competence that they have developed through their life and work experience and that are not necessarily accredited. ITT Dublin has an RPL process in place that recognises both the accredited and experiential learning of an individual. ITT Dublin will work with Springboard participants to identify their existing skills and competence and to award them credit for their learning however it has been acquired. This will ensure that Springboard participants will have the opportunity to gain credit for both their accredited ad experiential learning and can tailor their programme to complement existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills to support future years.