Diploma in Computer Studies

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose 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.

This Diploma programme is available only to students of UCC's international partner institutions with which UCC has a bilateral agreement. Having studied for three years at a partner university, students will study for one year at University College Cork, taking the programme to a value of 60 credits as outlined below.

To be considered for the award of University Diploma in Computer Studies, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least a full academic year, undergraduate modules to the value of 60 credits as part of a programme of study agreed by the School and and the partner institution and subject to timetabling and other constraints. Between 40 and 60 of these credits should be chosen from undergraduate Computer Science modules, which are selected with the recommendation of the Head, Department of Computer Science, UCC. In addition, students may take up to 20 credits from other undergraduate modules in other subjects with the approval of the department/school offering the module(s). Where a module has prerequisites (as specified in the module description), a student must satisfy this prerequisite by demonstrating, to the satisfaction of the School, that a similar module has been passed in BTBU. The full programme of study is subject to final agreement by the Department of Computer Science and the partner institution.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details of 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.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Diploma in Computer Studies (NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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