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
Qualification Letters H.Dip.
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 14/09/2020
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Duration Part-time
1 year; 3 semesters.

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

Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.

International students joining the full-time version of this programme need to be available 09.00-21.00 Monday - Friday (class days and times vary).
Course Fee The course fee is €4,500.

(Fees revised annually)

You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.

International Students' Fees
The fee for this course for international students is €12,000.

Find out more about studying here as an international student.
Entry Requirements

Expand+A level 8 degree or it's equivalent in a non-cognate discipline. Non-standard applications will be also considered on an individual basis. Learners who do not meet the normal academic requirements are eligible to apply for this programme and are asse...

Comment Location: IFSC Campus
Award: The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Course Content

Expand+Programme Overview
The course teaches students the computing fundamentals, complemented with detailed knowledge, problem-solving and specialised technical skills required for designing, developing and deploying software.

About this Course
The co...

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

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 ...

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