Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Business
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- About this Programme
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This is an innovative programme 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 programme has been developed to focus on:
- Providing a foundation programme 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.
The standard minimum entry requirement for rst year admission to a higher certi cate programmes 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.
we are committed to provide a Level 7 Add-On Programme that follows on directly from the Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Business. This Level 7 programme is expected to tbe 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 programme – 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 programme – 40 if the credits must be in Group Elective 1 (Business).
Transfer into level 8 programmes 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 programme.