Applicants for the course are required to hold a university degree, or its equivalent, in non-computing discipline(s) recognised by the Senate of the University. Applicants who have taken substantial computing units previously may not be admitted and are recommended to apply for the Higher Diploma in Science (Computer Science) MHG58 instead. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Months of entry
The Higher Diploma in Information Technology is a postgraduate conversion course intended for graduates whose primary degrees are not in Computing and Information Technology. On completion of the course participants would be expected to reach a level of competence equivalent to that of 3-year computer science graduates.
Information for international students
Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.
Fees and funding
For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Computer Science