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DS 603 Certificate in Science in Computing and Multimedia Level 6

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dorset College Dublin
Fee: see website
Duration: 1 Academic Year
Time: Request Schedule
Course Locations: North Dublin City

Course Details

Certificate in Science in Computing and Multimedia Level 6

The Certificate in Science in Computing and Multimedia is on the CAO System for September 2016. CAO Code: DS 603 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2016 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway  Students can also apply directly to Dorset College.

Computer Architecture and Systems

This module teaches the fundamentals of computer architecture and systems in a modern PC. Students will also acquire the knowledge and skills required to upgrade maintain and install system components.

Computer Systems
• Computer Components
• Memory
• Peripherals
• Introduction to Assembly Language

Mathematics for Computing
This module introduces basic mathematical concepts necessary for developing algorithms and producing computer graphics.
• Functions
• 2-D Geometry and transformations.
• Numeral systems and Boolean Algebra.
• Binary mathematics

Computer Programming  Fundamentals
This module introduces computer programming and develops fundamental skills such as editing, compiling and executing computer programs and constructing algorithms to solve problems.
• Programming Theory Basics
• Techniques for implementing programs in Java
• Algorithms
• Design Issues

Visual Communications
This module teaches students visual communication skills such as storyboarding and gives students an appreciation of the history of visual images
• History of visual communications
• Flow Charts Storyboarding
• Basic Technical Drawing Concepts
• 2-D and 3-D Drawing
• Basic Drawing and Geometric Techniques
• Design Analysis

Web and Multimedia Technologies
This module introduces students to general multimedia systems; it shows them how to produce audio, video and 2-D animation content and how to publish that content to the web.
. Computer Hardware and Software Systems
• Multimedia production techniques
• Web Page Authoring
• Introduction to Macromedia Director
• Health and safety /Ethics

Teamwork and Communications
This module will enable students to communicate effectively using a range of skills and tools both individually and in groups. It will also teach the students how to operate effectively within teams.
. Communication and Organisations
• Research and Writing Skills
• Business Writing
• Oral, Visual and Nonverbal Communication
• Communication at Work

Information Systems
This module teaches students how about the management process and how to solve problems and manage information using a range of applications and tools.
• The Management Process.
• Management Information Systems
• Enterprise Applications and Information Systems
• Problem Solving

The Certificate in Science in Computing and 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 certificate, graduates may progress to the Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Multimedia Level 6  and thereafter to the final year of the  Bachelor of Science in Computing and Multimedia Level 7   (see the (NFQ) National Framework of Qualifications for more information on framework levels).

Certificate in Science in Computing and Multimedia Level 6
Awarded by: QQI -
Quality and Qualifications Ireland

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