National College of Ireland


Course Name Computing
Course Provider National College of Ireland
Course Code 93917 (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, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2018
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Duration Part-time Schedule

Indicative Schedule Three evenings per week 18.00 - 22.00 and every second Saturday 09.00 - 18.00

Duration This course is 3 semesters delivered over 1 calender year
Course Fee Fees €4,500
Entry Requirements 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 not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced and interview.
Comment Location: IFSC Campus
Course Content

Expand+You will learn computing fundamentals, complemented with detailed knowledge, problem-solving and specialised technical skills required for designing, developing and deploying software. The course offers specialisations in the second semester to choos...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Semester 1
• Object Oriented Software Engineering
• Software Development
• Computer Architecture Operating Systems and Networks
• Introduction to Databases
• Web Design

Semester 2
Choose one of the streams laid out below:


Assessment Method The course will be assessed with a blend of continuous assessments and/or project work and exams. This varies between modules but typically assessment is split 60:40 between exams and continuous assessment. Please note that in some instances exams may take place in the daytime and at weekends.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to progress to a major award at level 9 on the NFQ.

As graduates from other disciplines and with work experience, learners will have life skills and experiences that they will bring wi...

Further Enquiries For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1850 221 721
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