Computer Studies

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Computer Studies
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 54185 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: October/ November 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
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Duration 18 months

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend webinars, seminars (as required), and are supported in their studies by various online resources and course material.
Course Fee The cost of the programme is €2,400 in the first semester and €2,550 in the second.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants Require:
1. Leaving Certificate (examination from 2017 onwards): Candidates must obtain a pass in at least six subjects accepted for NUI matriculation purposes, with at least Grade H5 in two subjects on the Higher Level and at least Gr...

Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Diploma in Computer Studies is a part-time programme of training and education leading to a professional qualification in Information Technology.

Is This Programme For You?
This programme is particularly suitable for both end u...

Subjects Taught The programme has three compulsory modules:
1. Hardware and Software Fundamentals
2. Project and Operations Management
3. Security Foundations

Students also take two electives from the following five modules:
1. Cloud and Virtualisation
2. Big Data and Data Analytics
3. Web Design
4. Systems Development
5. Database Design

Students taking Systems Development must also take Database Design. Students taking Database Design can take any other elective.
Assessment Method Assessment is through a combination of on-line testing, assignment, project work and examination.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Graduates of the Diploma programme may progress to the final two stages of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) IT programme or the BBS (Hons) IS Management programme on completion of a short course of bridging studies.
Further Enquiries All Correspondence and enquiries should be address to:
Undergraduate Office,
Whitaker School of Government and Management,
Institute of Public Administration,
57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Dublin 4.

Phone: +353 (01) 240 3600