This is a half-time course primarily aimed at people eligible for funding under the HEA Springboard Scheme.
Applications are through the website www.springboardcourses.ie.
After completing 30 credits, students are entitled to exit with an NUI Certificate. After 60 credits, the award of a Higher Diploma is made.
NB: In 2013/14 only entry into the one-year certificate is being funded by Springboard.
Course content (click on module name for more details)
Year 1 HDipSD and CertSD
CS141 Introduction to Programming
CS143 Introduction to Computer Systems
CS142 Introduction to Object-oriented Programming
CS265B Software Testing
CS353C Software Team Project
The year is completed with an optonal 4-week internship in a software company.
Year 2 HDipSD
Students must complete at least two elective modules