Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6

Computing & Multimedia

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Programme    Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6
Awarded by QQI - Quality & Qualifications Ireland  
Start Dates From: 18/09/2017 To: 16/05/20/18    Year 1-2
Days & Time Schedule available early September (Approx: 3 days per week)  
Cost E.U:  €4,000.00  /  NON E.U.: €8,000.00 (Applications through the international admissions office only) dci@dorset-college.ie      Inclusive
How to Apply To arrange an Interview with the Programme Leader, please contact:
Alan Yu at 01) 8309677 or E-Mail: alan.yu@dorset-college.ie

The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of graduatesand also provide them with increased employment prospects in a wide range of areas. It also provides the opportunity to progress to the final year of the Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia (HETAC) Level 7 on successful completion of year 1 and 2.

The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2017.  Higher Certificate CAO Code: DS 602 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2017 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway www.cao.ie.

The course will provide a wide range of career opportunities.

  • Designed to enable students to develop and animate 2 dimensional images.
  • The course will provide an introduction to operating system design, implementation and operation.  
  • Learners will understand the role of database systems in information management; the fundamentals of relational database architecture and management systems and techniques for database application development.
  •  It will provide the skills and knowledge on computer programming fundamentals by developing object oriented programming skills and a theoretical knowledge of the principles of data structures and algorithms.
  •  It teaches communications and networking fundamentals, Internet technologies, basic security and configuring simple networks.
  •  Learners will create audio and video content and prepare that content for encoding and streaming to any supporting media such as the web, CD ROM and games engines.

Dorset College welcomes applications from Leaving Certificate, International, A Level, Mature learners and learners who hold QQI Level 5 Awards.  QQI holders may be eligible for entry onto specific related programmes at Dorset College.

The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2017.  CAO Code:DS 602 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2018 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway www.cao.ie.  The closing date for applications through the Central Applications Office (CAO www.cao.ie .) is 1st February 2018 although CAO will accept late applications up to the 1st May 2018.   For further details contact Admissions: 01) 8309677  info@dorset-college.ie.  Full list of Dorset College courses on the CAO.

In order to successfully enter this programme, Learners should have at least one of the following:

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2017 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language  and a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths  OR
Applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award in Information Technology     OR
Applicants who are second language speakers of English must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent and hold the International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate. 
For mature learners (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy.
EU Applicants: Please apply for this course by completing the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the Application Form (Click Here).
Non EU Applications: Please complete the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the NON EU Application Form (Click Here).

The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence required for JOB opportunities and/or Academic progression to BSc Computing & Multimedia Level 7 or related courses on the NFQ.  This programme of study will proivide a career path with many opportunities in this field

Assessment
 A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous  assessment processes such as assignments and projects.

Award
 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Multimedia- Level 6
 Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 6 programme provides a broad range of modules designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of graduates and also provide them with increased employment prospects in a wide range of areas.

Academic Progression
On successful completion of this level 6 higher certificate, graduates may progress to the final year of the  Bachelor of Science in Computing & Multimedia Level 7   See (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications  for more information on framework levels.

This course will provide a wide range of skills that are necessary for a career in multimedia. An understanding of communication and media theories, design principles, techniques and tools is necessary. Multimedia professionals must also possess knowledge of computer hardware and software applications and Web design platforms.

John Rowley holds a Diploma in Management and MBA, his career includes web development (LAMP), Web Manager and Corporate spokesman for Ryanair, 11 years in software management and development (Symantec, Corel), technical training includes PHP, MySQL, Perl, XML, C#, CSS and JavaScript, technical writing (C++, Java), documentation management and news journalism. He was the first PHP developer in Ireland to achieve Zend PHP Certification and the first technical writer in Ireland to document C++ compiler and application frameworks. He has worked as a consultant / developer for Irish Rail, Suzuki, Nestle, and Eli Lilly. He currently works as a .NET information architect for the ECDL foundation where he develops the centre and candidate administration systems for the ECDL programs in Ireland.

Annette Foster has taught in Dorset College or many years.    She has delivered modules in the Computing and Multimedia Degree at level 6 and 7 and also in the International Business at level 8.    The modular subjects include Maths for Computing, information Systems, Statistics and Ecommerce and Life Skills. 

Learners have benefited greatly from her expertise and experience in the subject areas.  

Irene McGinn holds a BA in Communications and Creative Media (Dundalk Institute of Technology) and a MA in Film and Television Studies (Dublin City University).   She is currently involved in PhD research in the role that narrative plays in promoting action in online groups (University of West of England).

Irene's academic expertise includes new media, visual communications, audience theory, digital and participatory culture, and the social impact of technology.  Her practical skills include IT skills, print and web design, animation, video editing and digital art. 

Her research interests include narrative in digital media, education and communications, audience theory and participatory culture, gender and technology, gaming culture, online communities, and media convergence and regulation. 

Carmen Mihaela Maritan BSc. PhD
Carmen lectures in Business Statistics & Mathematics, General Mathematics and Physics at Dorset College
. She has seven years lecturing and teaching experience at 6, 7 and 8 honours degree level.

She studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.

Carmen has significant experience in “Water Resources Engineering “, carrying out research on Water resources and Water Management. She wrote published articles on Soil and Water Pollution. Carmen studied for BSc in Civil Engineering Bucharest, for Masters and Doctoral degree in Water Resource Engineering at Faculty of Hydrotechnics Bucharest and “Pierre et Marie Curie” University Paris.