First round offers have been made to 80 applicants who applied for the two Graduate Diploma programmes which are supported by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Department of Education and Skills. These offers are valid until Tuesday 28th February 2012 and any places remaining will be offered on Wednesday 29th February 2012 to applicants on a waiting list. CIT received over 200 applications for these programmes and is now actively investigating the possibility of running these programmes again in September 2012.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing and the Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud and Mobile Software Development are both intensive full-time programmes and require considerable commitment in terms of time and effort from each student. Initially four modules (Object-Oriented Programming, Requirements Engineering, Networking Systems, Principles of Operating Systems) will be delivered on campus and this will require attendance for at least 22 hours per week. Student effort outside lectures and labs will be at least 20 hours per week.
During June/July/August 2012 students will attend CIT for 2/3 days of intensive study each month and this will be supplemented with online lectures and labs using Adobe Connect and CIT’s new world-class cloud infrastructure. Two modules (Database Systems, Server-Side Web Development) will be delivered during this period.
By September 2012 students will be at the half-way point having completed 30 credits of study. Semester 2 will begin in early September, again with 2/3/4 days of intensive study each month on campus and this will be supplemented with online lectures and labs using Adobe Connect and CIT’s new world-class cloud infrastructure. The total time committment each week will be in excess of 40 hours per week. Lectures will be delivered to students each day and each student will be required to attend these online lectures.
If you have been offered a place on one of these programmes and cannot commit the time and effort please inform us immediately by declining the offer on the BlueBrick application website. This will free up a place and allow us to offer it to one of the 120 applicants on the current waiting list.
Further information about timetables and programme start-up will be posted on this site next week when it becomes available.