Students working at computers

Computing / Ríomhaireacht

Course Title: Higher Certificate in Science in Information Technology

2022 CAO Points: 261

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

 

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

F2/O6/H7

O6/H7 - English
F3/06/H7 - Irish

 Other Grade Requirements 

*Grade 05 in maths is recommended but not a requirement 

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Must include one of the following modules:
  • C20174
  • C20175
  • 5N1833
  • 5N18396
  • 5N0556
  • 5N0554
  • 6N3395
  • B20029
  • 5N2066
  • C20139
  • 4N2138
  • N33029
  • 5N16654
OR
F2/O6/H7 in LC Maths

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

 

This Higher Certificate, two-year course give the skills to start a career in computing. Software Development, Web Development, Scripting & OS, Cyber Security, Systems Analysis, Architecture & Networking, Software Quality & Test and are covered with mathematical foundations in Discrete Maths, Statistics & Management Science.  Further study specialisms include Software Development, Cloud Computing, IT Management, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.

This Higher Certificate, two-year course gives you the essential Computing skills to start a career in industry.  Software Development, Web Development, Scripting & OS, Cyber Security, Systems Analysis, Architecture & Networking, Software Quality & Test and are covered with mathematical foundations in Discrete Maths, Statistics & Management Science. You will have the foundations to start a career in career in this vital area that is so influencing the modern world.

You will have an opportunity to create team projects of a high standard which will be one of your personal portfolio pieces used in interviews. In common with all Computing courses at TU Dublin Tallaght, there is an option to change streams to your specialist stream of choice after Year 1.

  • If you choose to take the add-on Bachelor's degree (Level 7) a six month work placement forms part of the course.

Graduate Job Titles:

Graduates have obtained roles as Web Developers, Junior Software Developers, Data Centre Technicians, Network Engineers, Technical Support Analysts, IT Technicians, SysOps Techncians.

Semester 1

  • Computer Architecture
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Business & Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics 1
  • Software Development 1
  • Visual Design & User Experience

Semester 2

  • Social Media Communications
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Statistics
  • Software Development 2
  • Systems Analysis

Semester 3

  • Advanced Database Technologies
  • Discrete Mathematics 2
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Software Development 3
  • Client-Side Web Development

Semester 4

  • Data Administration and Analysis
  • Management Science
  • Routing & Switching Essentials
  • Project
  • Information Security
  • Software Development 4
  • On completion of your Higher Certificate , you can continue into a choice of three specialisations - Software Development / IT Management / Cloud Computing or Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. You may progress to either Bachelor's degree (Level 7) or Honours Bachelor's degree (Level 8)
TU Code

TU652

Level

Level 6

Award

Higher Certificate in Science

Duration

2 years

Number of Places

20

Location

Tallaght

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School of Science & Computing