Awards
Higher Certificate
Programme Code: DK_KCOMB_6
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Programme Credits:120
Programme Short Title:Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Business
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)Knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts in the following areas: Computer Architecture and Organisation, Mathematical Foundations, Programming Fundamentals, Database Systems, Web Technologies and Networking.
 (b)Basic knowledge of general business subjects: Management and Organisation, Information and Communication Systems, and Economics.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Explain the basic concepts and theories of the core computing areas.
 (b)Describe a range of roles and responsibilities of computing professionals.
 (c)Describe best practices in computing.
 (d)Basic understanding of established business frameworks and theories.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Operate computing equipment and software systems effectively.
 (b)Identify and discuss computing practices and procedures commonly found in organisations.
 (c)Implement simple computer-based systems.
 (d)Demonstrate effective information retrieval skills.
 (e)Apply best practice in computing.
 (f)Demonstrate and apply technical skills and know-how in the particular sub-field of business.
 (g)Communicate effectively with individuals and peer groups orally, in writing and using information and communications technologies.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Implement computer based systems solutions to well-defined problems.
 (b)Make decisions justified by logical reasoning.
 (c)Use troubleshooting strategies and techniques in correcting a variety of computer hardware and software problems.
 (d)Ability to gather, assemble and display data in structured business scenarios.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Work in a safe and ethical manner.
 (b)Recognise and apply common best practices.
 (c)Recognise common solutions to a range of problems.
 (d)Recognise common diagnostic techniques.
 (e)Ability to work in a structured business context under supervision.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Apply knowledge in a practical setting under supervision.
 (b)Interact effectively with others.
 (c)Contribute effectively and participate in a business team.
 (d)Capacity to participate, (contribute and collaborate), and contribute constructively in a structured team environment across the core business areas.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Appreciate the need for continuing professional development in recognition of the need for lifelong learning.
 (b)Demonstrate the capacity to learn new knowledge and skills.
 (c)Initial familiarity and experience with the principles of self-directed learning.
 (d)Preliminary evidence of own learning, competencies, styles and challenges.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Recognise group dynamics and respond appropriately.
 (b)Accept constructive criticism and use that feedback constructively.
 (c)Awareness of social, community and ethical issues in a business context.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PROG C8Z27 Introduction to Programming
PROG C8Z28 Introduction to Web Development
PRPF C7Z01 Study and Learning Skills
BUSS B7Z04 Creativity for Innovation
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
TOUR B7004 Introduction to the Global Tourism Industry
Group Elective 4
Module Code Module Title
ENGL C8Z01 English 1
Group Elective 5
Module Code Module Title
FREN C8Z01 French 1
Group Elective 7
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z01 Spanish 1
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7006 Web Development & Databases
COMP C7007 Personal Skills Development
MATH B7009 Business Mathematics
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
TOUR B7001 The Geography of Travel and Tourism
Group Elective 4
Module Code Module Title
ENGL C8Z03 English 2
Group Elective 5
Module Code Module Title
FREN C8Z03 French 2
Group Elective 7
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z02 Spanish 2
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
DBMS C8Z07 Digital Systems
MATH C7Z05 Mathematics for Computing 1
ACCT B8003 Accounting for Business ( Part 1 of 2 )
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7Z03 Intercultural Studies 1 (Irish Society)
Group Elective 4
Module Code Module Title
ENGL C8Z05 English 3
Group Elective 5
Module Code Module Title
FREN C8Z05 French 3
Group Elective 6
Module Code Module Title
CHIN B7003 Chinese 3
Group Elective 7
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z14 Spanish 3
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CSYS C7Z18 Computer Architecture
MATH C7Z06 Mathematics for Computing 2
ACCT B8003 Accounting for Business ( Part 2 of 2 )
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
PLSC B7Z02 Intercultural Studies 2 (Shape of Europe)
Group Elective 4
Module Code Module Title
ENGL C8Z07 English 4
Group Elective 5
Module Code Module Title
FREN C8Z07 French 4
Group Elective 6
Module Code Module Title
CHIN B7004 Chinese 4
Group Elective 7
Module Code Module Title
SPAN B7Z04 Spanish 4
Elective
Module Code Module Title
COMP C7008 Procedural Programming
COMP C7009 Systems & Networking