Information Systems & Technology

The Diploma in Computer Studies is a part-time programme of training and education leading to a professional qualification in Information Technology. 

Diploma in Computer Studies

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Distance learning supported by attendance at weekday tutorials at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. The papers passed must include Irish, English and a third language. 

OR

Mature students (students over 21 on January 1 of the calendar year of entry) may enter a programme without the above qualifications. 

Duration

18 Months

Interim Awards

 A+ Certificate, Systems Management, Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW)

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

The cost of the programme is €1,950 for the first semester and €2,995 in the second.

Progression

Graduates of the Diploma programme may progress to the final two stages of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) IT programme or the BBS (Hons) IS Management programme on completion of a short course of bridging studies. 

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The Programme

The Diploma in Computer Studies is a part-time programme of training and education leading to a professional qualification in Information Technology. 

Is This Programme for you?

This programme is particularly suitable for both end users with a strong interest in Information Technology who would like to make a career in IT and those already working in IT who would like to extend their knowledge and convert their experience into a formal qualification

Subjects

The programme has four compulstory modules:

  • Hardware and Software Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Systems Development and Database Design
  • Security Foundations

Students also take two electives from the following four modules:

  • Server Fundamentals 
  • Cloud and Virtualisation 
  • Big Data and Data Analytics 
  • Web Design
Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of on-line testing assignment, project work and examination.

Seminar Dates

Core Modules

Hardware & Software Fundamentals

  • 16-17 October / 15-16 November / 30 November - 1 December (2017)
  • Exam: 8 December 2017

Project Management

  • 8 January / 5 February / 5 March (2018)
  • Exam: 3 April (2018)

Systems Development and Database Design

  • 2 July / 7 August / 3 September (2018)
  • Exam: TBC (2018)

Security Foundations

7 January / 4 February / 4 March (2019)

Elective Modules

Server Fundamentals

  •  31 October / 27 November / 8 December (2017)
  • Exam: 11 January 2018

Clould and Virtualisation

  • 19 February / 20 March / 16 April (2018)
  • Exam: TBC (2018)

Web Design

  • 4 April / 2 May / 11 June 2018
  • Exam: TBC (2018)

Big Data

  • 8 October / 5 November / 10 December 2018
  • Exam: 17 December 2018
Prospectus

Undergraduate Courses from IPA Ireland - more info at https://www.ipa.ie

Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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