About This Program
If you wish to pursue a career in the ICT sector but graduated from a non-IT related discipline, then enrolling in this Applied Computing Technology Higher Diploma program will help you gain IT skills to break into the industry.
And why not switch careers if computing or information technology is already your hobby or interest? Or if you just want a more stable career?
The IT sector in Ireland (and in many countries as well) is booming and the demand for graduates outstrips the demand. With a thriving tech sector, the ICT industry in Ireland is still thriving with approximately 75% of the industry employed in multinational companies. And with an open economy and competitive tax incentives, Ireland has 8 out of 10 global IT companies with established presence in the country.
A typical five credit module includes:
You will be required to study on your own outside these regular hours. Assessment may be a combination of:
If you graduate from the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology program, you can:
There are a number of multi-national firms who have either established their global Head Quarters or European offices in Ireland. These include:
Accenture, Aer Lingus, Amazon, Apple, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Ireland, Cisco, BT Communications (Ireland) Limited, Cisco, CiTi-Technology, Cloudreach, Dell, Digital Turbine Asia Pacific, EMC, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, First Derivatives, Guidewire, IBM, Intel, Open Text, Paddy Power, Pilz, PWC, SAP Galway Transverse Technologies, Trend Micro, Uniwink, Version 1 (Software).
At the end of this program, you should have attained skills that are in demand by the IT sector.
This program provides you with an understanding of the principles of internet-based computer systems. You will be equipped with a range of core IT skills, including:
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Course Code : CK008
College : Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration : 1 year
Qualifications Level : NFQ Level 8
All fees listed below are in Euros (€).
Total Cost - International Fees
The above figures represent what UCC expects will be your reasonable international fees. Other fees may not have been included (e.g. living expenses).
Therefore, when estimating your cost of living for an academic year, i.e., one nine-month period from September to May inclusive, insurance, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, health, books and materials.
As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by UCC. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa or Education Counselor periodically for any changes.
Intake Dates :
The next intake date is in September 2017.
The next intake date is September 10, 2018.
IVC will be accepting applications only until MARCH 31, 2018. This 5-month preparation period includes, among others:
It is important to apply early as this course may be over-subscribed. Please note the following protocol:
Make sure you apply early! We allow two month to coordinate with the university, arrange accommodation, insurance, pay your tuition fee, and process your education bond. The next three months is reserved for the visa application process.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of. As an international student, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
If you did not meet the academic requirement or there is no equivalency for your country, let us know! Send your inquiry HERE.
Your English certificate must be up to date which means it should be less than two years old.
You are required to complete a full application for the program AND satisfy all other entry criteria as required by the program team and provide such evidence as required by the university, including, but not limited to:
Why Study in University College Cork
The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland's second largest city, has a population of almost 300,000.
Cork has a number of "sister cities" around the world; these include San Francisco, Shanghai, Rennes and Cologne. UCC receives many students from these cities who experience a warm and friendly welcome and a sense of being "home from home".
Cork City is a cosmopolitan modern city with all the advantages of a capital city with none of the disadvantages! It has the cafe, restaurant and nightlife culture of a vibrant European city while its inhabitants can still easily walk down its main street and bump into friends and acquaintances. The city is also the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport and home to a large number of modern industries.
As a small city, everything is easily accessible and a full range of amenities, be they recreational, business, shopping or sport, abound in the city itself. Cork City however, does not stand isolated from its county - the largest in the country. Therefore, 'city and 'county' life merge effortlessly together bringing the beauty of County Cork, water sports and ourdoor pursuits right to your doorstep. According to National Geographic, you'll find one of the best walks in Cork!
UCC's main campus is within walking distance of this mass of activity and life. What's more with the beauty of its campus, UCC is considered not only a respected University but also one of the nicest 'gardens' belonging to Cork as a whole.
Cork was also very proud to have been designated 'European Capital of Culture 2005', reflecting the strong tradition of music, art and theatre in the city.
Cork international airport is only 6 kilometres from the University. This allows for constant access to the international destinations and also highlights Cork itself as a globally attractive and exciting location.
If you intend to enroll in UCC especially in research, you would enjoy working with state of the art facilities and a hands-on approach to learning. And as an applicant, you would be happy to know that UCC:
Aside from stylishly-furnished rooms that can accommodate 1,200 students, you may want to consider studying in University College Cork for the following reasons:
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