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Higher Diploma in Science in Computing - September 2017

Graduate Conversion Course - H. Diploma in Science in Computing

  • Honours Degree Graduate
  • Logical Problem Solver
  • Looking for a Challenging & Rewarding Career
  • No fees for eligible candidates
  • Open to public & private sector candidates
  • 1 Year FT / 2 Years PT + 6 months optional industry placement.

What it is?

An Honours Degree level graduate conversion programme which gives graduates from non-computing backgrounds the skills and knowledge to start a career in the IT industry.

What’s unique?

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.

The opportunity

To get a place on a programme which will give you that vital start in experience as well as knowledge


Take one  - Software Development/ IT Infrastructure/ Data Analytics

What type of Graduates took this course

  • Civil engineers, Architects, Sales Managers, Production Managers, Electronic Engineers, Marketing & Language Graduates, Graphic Designers, Architectural Technicians, Accountants, Consultant Engineer, Site Engineer, Surveyor, Test Engineer, Product Engineer, Primary Teacher, Mechanical Engineer
  • Graduates from UCD, TCD, UL, ACCA, DIT, WIT, IT Carlow, IT Tallaght…
  • Years Experience from 15 months to 20 + years in industry.

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.

Advice: Realise that the course is extremely intensive and requires a huge time commitment.

Industry Support

The following major IT companies are lending their support to the Institute of Technology Programme. This support includes internships, advice on curriculum design and external experts for specialist topics.

IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAGE, Version 1, ERGO, Storm Technologies, CODEC DSS.

Entry Requirements;

Applications to the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing will be accepted from prospective students who have an Honours Degree (level 8) qualification. 

Given the target technical market for graduates of this programme, candidates will be required to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem-solving skills as part of previous programme 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.

Please register your interest below and we will get back to you to discuss your eligibility.

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1st Sep (Fri) to 31st Mar (Sun)


Begins at 09:00 and ends at 17:00

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