Computing - With Specialisations

National College of Ireland


Course Name Computing - With Specialisations
Course Provider National College of Ireland
Course Code 113578 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online or Distance, Daytime, Weekend, Blended
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2022.
Application Date Application: Apply online at
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Duration Delivery:
Blended - Livestream with some Campus Stream classes, scheduled in advance.

Part-time Schedule:
Indicative Schedule:
Three evenings per week 18.00 - 22.00 and a number of Saturdays 09.00 - 18.00.

Duration: This course is 3 semesters delivered over 1 calendar year.
Course Fee €4,725. (Fees revised annually). Spread the cost with our direct debit plan.
Entry Requirements

Expand+A level 8 degree or its equivalent in a non-cognate discipline. Non-standard applications will be also considered on an individual basis. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do no...

Course Content

Expand+Course Description
The course teaches students computing fundamentals, complemented with detailed knowledge, problem-solving and specialised technical skills required for analysing, designing and developing technical software solutions. The cour...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Semester 1
• Software Development
• Object Oriented Software Engineering
• Introduction to Databases
• Web Design and Client-Side Scripting

Semester 2
• Computer Architecture Operating Systems and Networks

AND Choose one of the ...

Assessment Method The course will be assessed with a blend of continuous assessments and/or project work and exams. Please note that in some instances exams may take place in the daytime, evenings and at weekends.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Award and Progression
The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to progress to a major award at level...

Further Enquiries For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1800 221 721
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