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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

Course Details

Special Note:


Course Fees: €3,820.00
Course Code: DK_KHDCS_8

Course Presentation

This programme is a conversion programme targeting Level 8 graduates from non-computing disciplines and giving them a general foundation in Software Development with a particular emphasis on Web Development, User Experience (UX) and Software Testing, which allows graduates to build on their life and work experience. This two-year version of the course allows for a deeper immersion into software development.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Web Development
  • Introduction to Software Engineering


Semester 2

  • Programming 1
  • Databases and Web Integration
  • User Experience


Semester 3

  • Software Testing
  • Programming 2


Semester 4

  • Software Project Management
  • Work Portfolio


For details please check: http://courses.dkit.ie/index.cfm/page/course/courseId/919

Awarding Body

Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 Major Award

Who Should Apply?

The course will produce graduates with much sought after skills in software testing, including test design techniques, test management, test tool evaluation and static analysis skills. The course will cover both manual and automated testing and will prepare graduates to work as testers and QA specialists in any IT domain. Graduates can expect to find work as 'a software tester', 'QA consultant', 'agile tester' or 'functional software tester'.

Graduates will in addition gain valuable skills in Web development and interaction with database design and implementation. This will position graduates with the required skills to obtain employment in a wed application development environment. Additionally the skills developed in database design is a fundamental skill utilised in the wider IT development environment.

This programme now offers a work placement element. The programme was designed in partnership with industry and for industry needs.

How To Apply

Applicants should complete a Lifelong Learning Application Form and submit together with an up-to-date CV and scans of academic qualifications to:Higher Diploma in Science in Computing part-time course,Lifelong Learning Centre,Dundalk Institute of Technology,Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.Alternatively you can email a scan of the application form, cv and academic qualifications to parttime@dkit.ie

Course Duration

Two Years.Course runs Mondays 6.00pm - 9.00pm AND Wednesdays 2.00pm to 9.00pm (subject to change).

Starting Date


Entry Requirements

Applicants MUST hold a Level 8 (Honours Degree) qualification in a discipline in which Computing/Information Technology does not form a substantial part. Selection of candidates for the programme is based on academic achievement, an aptitude test, prior work or other experience and an interview.

Fees Information

€1,910 per annum (€3,820 in total) (subject to change).

Further Information

Dr. Christian Horn,
Department of Computing and Mathematics,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth

Phone: 042 9370283

Lifelong Learning Centre,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Call: 042-9370290
Fax: 042-9370291
Email: parttime@dkit.ie