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New free IT courses at NUI Maynooth

Prof Philip Nolan, President, NUI Maynooth, which has announced the start of free IT courses. PIC MAXWELLS

Prof Philip Nolan, President, NUI Maynooth, which has announced the start of free IT courses. PIC MAXWELLS

The Department of Computer Science at NUI Maynooth has welcomed the launch of the Springboard programmes by the Minister for Education. Springboard courses at NUI Maynooth include the Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development), ICT Skills Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development) and the Certificate in Science (Software Development). Both half-time and full-time programmes are available and they are free to applicants eligible under the Springboard scheme. Students can apply for NUI Maynooth’s Springboard courses via www.springboardcourses.ie

Tom Lysaght, Head of Computer Science at NUI Maynooth said the Computer Science Department is delighted to offer a range of postgraduate ICT skills courses funded under the HEA Springboard Scheme. NUI Maynooth courses equip students with the latest skills and expertise in software engineering, software development, design and testing. Students experience the latest technologies in multimedia, mobile and web development, with a particular focus on preparation for work placement. “We also provide a pathway for students who excel to progress to Masters’ level. We are very proud to collaborate with key industry players such as Microsoft Ireland and Senteniel here in Maynooth to ensure that our students are best prepared for the marketplace.”

Dr Kevin Marshall, Education Lead, from Microsoft Ireland said: “Microsoft Ireland has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Department of Computer Science at NUI Maynooth and we are delighted with the continued investment by the University’s in its new ICT courses. Courses:

Students can now to apply for the NUI Maynooth Springboard courses via the www.springboardcourses.ie website. Interested applicants should apply using the Springboard application form found on the www.springboardcourses.ie website.

To hear more about Springboard at Maynooth, you should go to the Dublin Roadshow next Tuesday, on the 17 June 2014 from 10.30-4.30pm to meet us: http://www.springboardcourses.ie/roadshow-dublin

https://www.nuim.ie/news-events/launch-springboard-courses-nui-maynooth

 

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