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Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Business

Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
30 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

This 2-year Higher Certificate course in Science in Computing & Business is jointly developed by the Department of Computing Science & Mathematics and the Department of Business Studies. The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Business provides candidates with a range of skills in a technological and business context. It is focused to give candidates the foundation IT and business skills required for small and medium size businesses.

This is an innovative course jointly developed by the Department of Computing Science & Mathematics and the Department of Business Studies. The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Business provides candidates with a range of skills in a technological and business context. It is focused to give candidates the foundation IT and business skills required for small and medium size businesses.

These include basic IT skills such as web development, word processing, spreadsheets,databases and programming along with core business competencies like communications, entrepreneurship, marketing and accounting. Candidates will also be trained in writing skills – letters/reports etc. necessary for businesses.

The course has been developed to focus on:

  • Providing a foundation course for computing and business students, especially students who are undecided between business or computing.
  • Providing opportunities for successful candidates to enter employment, with businesses, equipped with the relevant IT computing and business skills.
  • Providing a recognisable qualification for businesses to be able to select suitable candidates for their work force.
  • Provide a language stream for International students so that they could begin on their chosen stream whilst learning basic English. A two year programme would also be cost effective for some students.
  • Provide a viable part time programme for students with outside commitments 
  • Providing an alternative progression pathway for Level 7 students having difficulty in some first year modules.
  • Providing opportunities for mature candidates with little or no qualifications to re-enter formal education.

Students on this course will cover the following modules:

YEAR 1 - Semester 1:

(Mandatory)

 

(Electives)

 

 

YEAR 1 — Semester 2:

(Mandatory)

(Electives)

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:

(Mandatory)

(Electives)

YEAR 2 - Semester 2:

(Mandatory)

(Electives)

We are committed to provide a Level 7 Add-On Course that follows on directly from the Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Business. This Level 7 course is expected to be offered for the first time in 2019/20.  

An alternative progression route is into year 2 of a dedicated level 7 programme in Computing or Business.

  • Entry into the year 2 of the BSc in Computing is dependent on the candidate achieving 60 credits of the course – 40 of the credit must be in Group Elective 2 (Computing).
  • Entry into the year 2 of the BB in Business & Management is dependent on the candidate achieving 60 credits of the course – 40 if the credits must be in Group Elective 1 (Business).

Transfer into level 8 courses depend on the candidate reaching an appropriate Grade Point Average in a suitable suite of modules as it would be required for the transfer from the equivalent level 7 course.

For more information on fees, please visit www.dkit/fees 

The standard minimum entry requirement for firstt year admission to a higher certificate courses in Dundalk Institute of Technology apply.

For direct entry from Leaving Cert these are:

  • Five Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate AND
  • Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7 AND
  • English or Irish Grade O6 or H7

Applicants from Northern Ireland or the UK have to meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better 
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better 
  • One subject at: ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - E)  or Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E) or BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction). or OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at: GCSE (Grade A* - C) and/or AS Level’ (Grades A - E) and/or ‘A-level’ (Grades A* - E) and/or Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E) and/or BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction) and/or OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3.

Applicants from Further Education and Training Institutions require a full Level 5 or Level 6 QQI-FET Award. Please note that Component Awards will not suffice.

Professor Christian Horn (Head of Department of Computing Science and Mathematics)
Phone: +353-0429370283
Email: christian.horn@dkit.ie

Colin Cooney (Head of Department of Business Studies, Lecturer and Programme Director)
Phone: +353 429370856
Email: colin.cooney@dkit.ie

Course ID DK620
Level 6
Duration 2 Years
Places 30
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Computing Science and Mathematics
Awarding Body DkIT
Starting Date September 2018
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