Higher Diploma in Computing

MQF Level 5

Higher Diploma

Computing

Start
May 2022
Price  (Local/EU)
€6,000
Part-Time
24 months
ECTS Credits
120 ECTS
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Science in Computing is a practical qualification that will prepare you for a successful career in IT and computing. 

The programme will cover areas such as mathematics, programming, data analytics, software development, data structures, computer systems, website design and development, and database design and implementation, amongst many other topics.   

In your second year of study, you will have the opportunity to tailor the programme to reflect your particular interests or career aspirations by specialising in one of three areas: digital marketing, blockchain or intelligent systems.  

 

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must be in possession of the following: 

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 in subjects related to Mathematics, Science or Computing (minimum two ‘A’ Levels or equivalent);  

AND  

  • a pass in English at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent). 

 

Preference is given to students having a Level 4 diploma in engineering or computing and an Alevel standard in mathematics 

Target Audience

This course is targeted at: 

  • individuals seeking academic and professional advancement in computing;   
  • mid-career break professionals looking for opportunities to return or change their career.  

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare for include, but are not limited to:  

 

  • data base administrator 
  • IT technical support officer 
  • applications programmer
  • systems programmer
  • systems analyst 
  • programmer

Modules

You are required to complete all 15 compulsory modules and 1 area of specialisation (120ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this Higher Diploma

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 39 months to complete. The method of assessment is assignment-based.  

The course comprises:  

  • 6 lectures per module (twice a week); 
  • 3-hour lectures (evening); 
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussionstutorials and/or videos 
Assignments
Discussions

Course Intake Dates

May 2022
Malta
Local/EU
€6,000

Reading for the entire Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computing as presented in this brochure costs €9,000.*  

The cost for the different exit points is as follows:  

  • Certificate in Computing: €2,000 
  • Diploma in Computing: €4,000 
  • Higher Diploma in Computing: €6,000 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.** 

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***  

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying. 

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