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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This is a conversion program and is intended for graduates who do not have a computer science degree.
You will be taking 60 credits as follows: 30 credits in teaching period 1 and 30 credits in period 2.
CS1117 Introduction to Programming
CS5002 Web Development 1
CS5007 Computer Applications with Visual Basic
CS5008 Internet Computing
CS5018 Web Development 2
CS5019 Systems Organization I
CS5020 Systems Organization II
CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases
CS5022 Database Design and Administration
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: