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Course Details

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

CAO code: BN002 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates


Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 6
Method of application: CAO
2017 Points: 180
Award title: Higher Certificate in Science
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN302 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology or BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.


Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see


Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Programming 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Networking Basics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Algorithmic Problem Solving
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Programming 2
  • Computer Architecture
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Routers and Routing Basics
  • Web Development Client Side
Year 2
Semester 3
  • LAN Switching and Wireless
  • GUI Programming
  • Information Technology Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Interactive Multimedia
Semester 4
  • Advanced Programming
  • Web Development Server - Side
  • WAN Technologies
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Operating Systems
  • IT Business Management


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What our students say...

Qi ITBDublin

"I would recommend this course to those who have a passion and interest to learn about cyber security and digital forensics. I believe that digital forensics and cyber security is a very important field in computing and industry will need more experts from this field in the future. This course will provide me with the skills needed to protect and defend the great cyber world. You get great support from your lecturers and they are always there to help."

Qi Cong Pang,
Computing (Digital Forensics & Cyber Security )

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