Awards
Higher Certificate
Programme Code: DK_KCMP7_6
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
 
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Programme Credits:120
Programme Short Title:[Exit Award from L7] HC in Science in Computing
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Computing Science & Mathematics
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)The learner will have knowledge and understanding of basic and some intermediate concepts in the following areas: - Computer Systems - Software Engineering - Mathematical Foundations and Statistics - System Administration - Computer Networks - Social and Professional Issues
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)explain the basic concepts and theories of the core and some optional computing topics;
 (b)integrate concepts learned across a variety of subject areas;
 (c)recognise the limitations of their areas of expertise.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)operate computing equipment and software systems effectively
 (b)identify and discuss computing practices and procedures commonly found in organisations;
 (c)implement computer-based systems
 (d)test computer-based systems
 (e)identify any risks or safety issues that may be involved in the operation of computing equipment within a given context
 (f)demonstrate effective information retrieval skills
 (g)apply best practices in computing
 (h)communicate effectively orally and in writing
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)test computer-based systems
 (b)interpret and produce appropriate documentation of problem resolution for further reference
 (c)implement computer based systems solutions to well-defined problems
 (d)make decisions justified by logical reasoning
 (e)use troubleshooting strategies and techniques in correcting a variety of computer hardware and software problems
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)work in a safe and ethical manner
 (b)recognise and apply common best practices
 (c)demonstrate awareness of ethical and legal practices in the exploitation of computer technology
 (d)recognise common solutions to a range of problems
 (e)recognise common diagnostic techniques
 (f)demonstrate awareness of new technologies
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)apply knowledge in a practical setting under supervision
 (b)interact effectively with others, including non-computing staff
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)demonstrate the capacity to learn new knowledge and skills
 (b)appreciate the need for continuing professional development in recognition of the need for lifelong learning
 (c)participate in group learning activities
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)recognise group dynamics and respond appropriately
 (b)accept constructive criticism and use that feedback constructively
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PROG C8Z27 Introduction to Programming
PROG C8Z28 Introduction to Web Development
DBMS C8Z07 Digital Systems
MATH C7Z05 Mathematics for Computing 1
PRPF C7Z01 Study and Learning Skills
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7006 Web Development & Databases
MATH C7Z06 Mathematics for Computing 2
COMP C7007 Personal Skills Development
CSYS C7Z18 Computer Architecture
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7008 Procedural Programming
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7009 Systems & Networking
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7009 Systems & Networking
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
DBMS C7003 Database Programming
MATH C7001 Data Analysis for Computing
PRPF C7002 Technical Writing
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
PROG C7004 Web Application Development ( Part 1 of 2 )
PROG C7005 Object Oriented Programming ( Part 1 of 2 )
SWRE C7003 Introduction to Software Engineering
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
SWRD C7001 Software Product Support
CSYS C7006 Computer Hardware
NETW C7020 Internetworking ( Part 1 of 2 )
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
NETW C7020 Internetworking ( Part 1 of 2 )
CSYS C7006 Computer Hardware
NETW C7021 Data Communications and WAN Protocols ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7010 Operating Systems
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
SWRE C7004 Software Testing
NETW C7022 Network Programming
DBMS C7004 Database Development
PROG C7004 Web Application Development ( Part 2 of 2 )
PROG C7005 Object Oriented Programming ( Part 2 of 2 )
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
DBMS C7004 Database Development
SWRD C7002 Directory Services
SWRD C7003 Technical Problem Solving
NETW C7024 Broadband Technologies
NETW C7020 Internetworking ( Part 2 of 2 )
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
NETW C7025 IP6
SWRD C7002 Directory Services
SWRD C7003 Technical Problem Solving
NETW C7024 Broadband Technologies
NETW C7020 Internetworking ( Part 2 of 2 )
NETW C7021 Data Communications and WAN Protocols ( Part 2 of 2 )