DT082A UNEMPLOYED for 6 months OR Awarded Statutory Redundancy? UPSKILL Programme Higher Certificate in Electronic and Computer Systems Programme Description The ‘Upskill’ programme provides a broadly based education in the principles and practice of electronic and computer engineering, at a level appropriate to a technician seeking to gain employment in the production, test and service sectors of the electronics, communications or computer industry. The programme is a part-time programme which allows a student with prior learning and/or related experience in the areas of Electrical, Electronic or Computer Systems to gain a recognised Higher Certificate award in Electronic and Computer Systems. Furthermore it will allow a successful student to gain direct advanced entry to a degree level programme in Electronic and Computer Systems. The programme provides both a flexible entry mechanism and programme of study, tailored to an individual students needs To qualify for up to 100% government funding, applicants must be in receipt of Job-Seeker’s Allowance or Benefit on or before 21st March 2009, or have been awarded Statutory Redundancy. Entry Requirements Entry to this programme will be based on applicants being assessed by a combination of (i) prior academic qualifications in electrical or electronic technology or engineering or a related discipline, such as computer systems (ii) a portfolio which demonstrates other prior learning (e.g. accredited coursework in higher or further education, workplace learning, industry training and certification and community or service based learning) (iii) interview. How to Apply/Enrol Email an up-to-date CV and copies of all qualifications to date to [email protected] or [email protected] After initial assessment, applicants will then be called for interview. Award The programme is accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology and is a level 6 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications. Some modules also carry industry accreditation (e.g. CISCO, etc). In addition programme outcomes and modules are accredited by Engineers Ireland for five years from February 2008 for Technician Membership of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (Eng Tech IEI) Progression On successful completion of the Upskill programme graduates will be able to directly progress to a level 7 degree programme in the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering. For further details contact: Deirdre Staunton Ph: 01 402 4665 Email: [email protected] DT082A – UP TO 100% GOVERNMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE Higher Certificate in Electronic and Computer Systems Duration September to June - over two semesters. Content Topics include Electronics, Microcomputer systems, Software and CISCO Networking. The programme orientation is essentially practical with an emphasis on developing hardware and software diagnostic and fault finding skills. Programme Credits This is a flexible programme allowing students to choose a suite of higher certificate level modules that best suit their individual learning needs. Students will be given guidance on module selection. The list of modules chosen by a student must be approved by the School. Students can choose to study modules during the day, evening or a combination of both depending on their circumstances and on the availability of modules. Students can complete the programme in two semesters or over a longer period of time if they elect to do so. To graduate students must acquire 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits at higher certificate level on successful completion of this programme, which includes at least 20 ECTS credits gained for recognised prior learning (RPL), determined through the advanced entry process. Credit Source ECTS Credits Acquired RPL Advanced Entry Process 20 Credits 6 Modules drawn from the list below (5 credits each) 30 Credits Mathematics, Electrical engineering Science, Software Development I, Software Development II, CISCO Networking I, CISCO Networking II, Electronic Systems I, Electronic Systems II, Microcomputer Systems I, Microcomputer Systems II, Communication Skills and Business Environment Project 10 Credits TOTAL 60 ECTS Credits Examinations Students will be required to successfully complete the assessments associated with the modules selected. This is typically a combination of coursework, mini-projects and a final examination. Examinations are held at the end of each semester, in January and May. Career Opportunities Graduates of this programme find employment as technicians across the spectrum of electronics, telecommunications and computer industries in the production, service and applications sectors. Many of our graduates are working with multinational companies in Ireland and abroad. Fees There will be no fee payable by the student. To qualify for up to 100% government funding, applicants must be in receipt of Job-Seeker’s Allowance or Benefit on or before 21st March 2009, or have been awarded Statutory Redundancy. Where a student becomes employed before completing the programme, s/he may continue as a part-time student on payment of the requisite fee: €710 per module plus €135 student services charge.