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2021/2022

Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology may be taken full-time over 9 months or part-time for 18 months over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme.

Students take 60 credits as follows:

Full-Time
CS5002 Web Development 1 (5 credits)
CS5007 Computer Applications Programming (5 credits)
CS5008 Internet Computing (5 credits)
CS5009 Multimedia (5 credits)
CS5018 Web Development 2 (5 credits)
CS5019 Computer Hardware Organization (5 credits)
CS5020 Systems Organisation (5 credits)
CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits)
CS5222 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (15 credits)
CS5523 Multimedia 2 (5 credits)

Part-Time
Part-time students take 30 credits in each of the two academic years as follows:

Part-Time, Year 1
CS5002 Web Development 1 (5 credits)
CS5018 Web Development 2 (5 credits)
CS5021 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits)
CS5222 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (15 credits)

Part-Time, Year 2
CS5007 Computer Applications Programming (5 credits)
CS5008 Internet Computing (5 credits)
CS5009 Multimedia (5 credits)
CS5019
Computer Hardware Organization (5 credits)
CS5020 Systems Organisation (5 credits)
CS5523 Multimedia 2 (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

MSc in Computing Science
Candidates who have obtained at least First Class Honours in the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology, having attained at least 70% in the module CS5222 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, may apply to enter the MSc in Computing Science.

Certificate in Applied Computing Technology
Part-time candidates who have passed Year 1 may exit the programme and be awarded a Certificate in Applied Computing Technology.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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