Higher Diploma (HDip) in

Computing Webinar 

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Join us for a webinar exploring our innovative Higher Diploma (HDip) in Computing. If you are a non-Computing graduate looking to make a change in your career-path, this conversion programme will allow you build the skills necessary to enter the ICT sector. Participants will develop up-to-date knowledge of the core elements of computing, preparing them for a career in business computing with a focus on quality assurance or software project management.

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Why Watch This Webinar?


Meet with Academic Team leading the course


Get perspective from previous students of this course who will be available to answer your questions


Learn more about programme content and modules


Discover more about career prospects


Find out about application process and funding


Support for International Students


Q&A with speakers

Why a convert your degree to Computing?

According to a Higher Education Labour Market Earnings Report released by the HEA in 2019, ICT graduates are among the highest weekly earnings four years after graduating compared to other sectors based on the analysis of the destinations of students who graduated between 2010 and 2017. Given the high earning potential and excellent rate of graduate employment in the area, it’s not surprising many graduates consider a conversion programme in computing.

The HDip in Computing is primarily aimed at level 8 graduates (both recently graduated and those with industry experience) from other sectors that wish to re-train so that they may gain employment within the software industry and be in a position to compete against other level 8 computing graduates for the broad range of computing opportunities available.

The course will produce graduates with much sought after skills in software testing - covering both manual and automated testing and will prepare graduates to work as testers and QA specialists in any IT domain. Graduates can expect to find work as a ’software tester', 'QA consultant', 'agile tester', 'functional software tester'. Participants will also build valuable Web development and database skills.

Things to note about this programme:

  •     Funding support for the part-time delivery of this programme is available to eligible Irish residents via                 Springboard+ (Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1)
  •     It is available in full-time (1 Year) or part-time (2 Years) delivery mode
  •     A unique feature of this course is the strong collaboration between industry and academia in its                          development.
  •    Students will gain hands-on experience working of an industry environment via a structured work                        placement 
  1.     The programme is open to graduates with level 8 degree in any discipline in which Computing /                           Information Technology does not form a substantial part.
  •     International students are also invited to apply for this programme, however it is important to note that               Springboard+ funding may not apply.

For more information about the HDip in Computing including eligibility criteria, course content and information about fees, please visit the DkIT website.