DT770 Bsc (Ordinary) in Information Systems & Information Technology


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DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Start date

19th September 2011


This is available to Springboard 2011 applicants as a one-year top-up programme, providing a path to upgrade a Level 6 qualification such as a Higher Certificate in Computing or a related discipline to BSc (Ordinary) and/or advance in a later year to BSc (Honours).

Springboard 2011 applicants who already hold a relevant Level 7 qualification are advised to apply for BSc (Honours) Information Systems and Information Technology (DT249).

Alternative programmes at level 6 (Higher Certificate Science and Technology (DT761), Higher Certificate Computing (DT263)) are available to students without qualifications in Computing. Also, programmes at level 9 (MSc Computing (DT217), Postgraduate Certificate in Software Development (DT231A)) are available to applicants who hold a Level 8 qualification in a discipline other than Computing and wish to gain a qualification in Computing.

This is also available to fee paying applicants who can apply to enter the programme at any level and work towards Higher Certificate, BSc (Ordinary) or BSc (Honours).

Course Duration

Students can top up from Level 6 to Level 7 in one year.

In full, this is a three year degree programme (which can extend to four years for a Level 8 qualification).

Applications are invited through Springboard 2011 for students wishing to enter the third stage. Such applicants must already possess a relevant Level 6 qualification.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme can

  • Advance to further study in computing and information technology at level 8
  • Apply for diverse positions within the computing and information technology industry
  • Progress within industry


Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for admission to the final stage of BSc (Honours) Information Systems and Information Technology (DT249) and thereafter for the many postgraduate programmes available in the School of Computing and elsewhere.

Entry requirements

This is a programme at Level 7 on the NFQ, and as such, applicants must have a qualification such as Higher Certificate in Computing, Information Technology or similar at Level 6.

Contact Details for Further Information:

Contact Iseult Kelly (sci-springboard@dit.ie)

Read more about the programme at http://www.comp.dit.ie/dt249/

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