Achieve a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing on the ICS Graduate Conversion Course. Are you an Honours Degree Graduate, a logical problem solver, looking for a challenging & rewarding career?
This Honours Degree level graduate conversion programme gives graduates from non-computing backgrounds the skills and knowledge to start a career in the IT industry.
Gain skills demanded by industry, expand your professional network and gain a respected qualification. Open to public & private sector candidates. There are no fees for eligible candidates.
Duration | 1 Year FT / 2 Years PT + 6 months optional industry placement.
Cost | Free (Subject to eligibility)
CPD Points | 72
Venue | IT Tallaght
Who should attend
Support Team workers, Non-technical roles in the IT Sector, Sales Managers, Production Managers, Marketing, Arts & Language Graduates, Graphic Designers, Architectural Technicians, Accountants, Teachers, Engineers
Those with industry experience from 15 months to 20+ years
What previous students say
"I have recommended this course, and IT Tallaght in particular to a number of my friends, should the opportunity to apply arise again."
"Overall my experience with this programme was massively positive and I would recommend it to prospective students."
What you will learn
Take one - Software Development/ IT Infrastructure/ Data Analytics
You will gain high-demand skills across a range of disciplines. This will greatly increase your employability and put you in control of your career prospects.
The level of industry support for this programme from some of the leading software and IT companies in the world –Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Dell, SAS, BAE Detica. Two semesters of intensive computing education allied to a six months internship in an IT company.
IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAGE, Version 1, ERGO, Storm Technologies, CODEC DSS support this initiative through internships, advice on curriculum design and external experts for specialist topics:
Applications to the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing will be accepted from prospective students who have an Honours Degree (level 8) qualification.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem-solving skills as part of previous programmes or other learning. Holders of technical, numerate degrees are likely to gain a higher ranking in any order of merit.
Applicants may be interviewed and required to take an aptitude test.