Computing - Conversion Course - Letterkenny Campus

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Computing - Conversion Course - Letterkenny Campus
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code 98657 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters HDip
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Duration 1 year, full-time. Online course.
Course Fee EU Fees: €3,000.00
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Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in any discipline, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2). If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Number of Places 24
Course Summary Our Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is a nine month course that will guide graduates from non-computing fields and help augment your skills and knowledge in preparation for a career in the computing industry.
Course Content The course is specifically designed to ensure you have both a base for continuing self-development and a set of core competencies which are transferable to the broader computing industry.

The aim of the course is to empower you with the necessary theoretical and hands-on skills to allow you to work and participate effectively in a commercial IT environment. Modules include Software Design, Database Technology, Software Development and Testing.
Subjects Taught Year Five


Database Technology Mandatory 10 5
Computer Systems Mandatory 10 5

Software Engineering and Quality Assurance Mandatory 10 5
Software Development Mandatory 10 5

Year Six

Software Development & Testing Mandatory 10 5
Internet Applications Development Mandatory 10 5
Careers or Further Progression Following graduation you can look forward to a rewarding career in the likes of the insurance industry, the public sector, banking and companies with significant IT infrastructure. Typical roles include being a technical writer, software tester and database administrator.
Further Enquiries Further Information
Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186351
Head of Department Thomas Dowling
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186304
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