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Qualification : HIGHER DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE

Award Type and NFQ level : HIGHER DIPLOMA (8)

CAO/PAC code : MHG58

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The Higher Diploma in Science (Computer Science) is a postgraduate course intended for graduates whose primary degree included 3-year’s study of Computing. On completion of the course participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of a four year BSc graduate in Computer Science.

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September

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Applicants for the course are required to hold a 3-year university degree, or its equivalent, recognized by the Senate of the University with computing as one of its subjects. (Examples include BA degrees with Computing and degrees where Computing is a minor subject). Graduates with less computing than required are recommended to apply for the Higher Diploma in Information Technology MHG54. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
  • TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
  • PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth Unversity’s TOEFL code is 8850

Head of Department

Department of Computer Science

Students choose, subject to module prerequisites, 9 modules; modules chosen must not have been covered at this level in a previous qualification. In addition a project is required.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

The course brings graduates to a level equivalent to a 4-year degree in computer science and to apply for jobs intended for such graduates. Graduates will be eligible to apply for further postgraduate study including taught MSc in Computer Science and MSc/PhD by research.

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC code
MHG58

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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