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Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

CAO code: BN002 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates

 

Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 6
Method of application: CAO
2017 Points: 180
Award title: Higher Certificate in Science
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN302 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology or BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

 

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see www.itb.ie/QQI-FET

 

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Programming 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Networking Basics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Algorithmic Problem Solving
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Programming 2
  • Computer Architecture
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Routers and Routing Basics
  • Web Development Client Side
Year 2
Semester 3
  • LAN Switching and Wireless
  • GUI Programming
  • Information Technology Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Interactive Multimedia
Semester 4
  • Advanced Programming
  • Web Development Server - Side
  • WAN Technologies
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Operating Systems
  • IT Business Management

 

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What our students say...

"I’m glad I enrolled, the course is challenging and covers a lot, but it’s structured in a way that allows you to approach it one step at a time. Learning how to develop software is my favourite thing about the course. At the beginning, I thought that being exceptional at maths would have been necessary to develop software which I was worried about. There is an element of maths, but writing code is more about being able to solve problems and think things through. The third year project that I was a part of was fortunate enough to receive funding to improve our software project over the summer, this was a huge highlight for me."     

Daire Homan
Computing 

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