Diploma Program in Computer Science

Top Diploma Programs in Computer Science

Computer Science

Students who enjoy solving computer problems or finding the proverbial needle in a haystack may want to investigate obtaining a Diploma in Computer Science. This specialization offers students the ability to pair their computer skills with their critical thinking capabilities.

 

One of the questions prospective students frequently ask is, what is a Diploma in Computer Science? It is a program of study that offers students training in the field of technology, sometimes specializing in server configuration, computer connections, network installation, and user management. While working towards the diploma, students may be required to collect and analyze data on the information processing needs of computer users, and perform processing and modeling using the proper computer software.  

 

One of the best benefits available to students who enroll in a computer science program is a competitive advantage. Going through formal training and taking computer science classes shows prospective employers that the students are capable of handling challenging tasks. It also lets students explore different methods of problem solving.

 

While most computer science programs are only a few years long, there is some variation in their cost. The fees one institution charges may be more than another institution just miles away. Students should research their top universities to explore their financial options.  

 

The career opportunities available to students with a Diploma in Computer Science vary greatly. Some of the more popular options include: software developer, computer hardware engineer, database administrator, systems analyst, and computer network architect. Though many students work with computer and software firms, those interested in pursing a career in the business world can work with companies as a manager of the IT department or as an IT consultant. 

 

Creating a dynamic career in a thriving, fast-paced field is within your grasp. All you need to do is decide to get a Diploma in Computer Science. To begin, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Diploma in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Burnaby Vancouver Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam Kelowna + 4 more

The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist diploma program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist diploma program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design. This program also focuses on the fundamentals of drawing and drafting while building knowledge in the technical areas of mathematics, computing, and communication. [-]

Diploma in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Vancouver Victoria Richmond Surrey Burnaby + 3 more

The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist diploma program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design. [+]

The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist diploma program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design. This program also focuses on the fundamentals of drawing and drafting while building knowledge in the technical areas of mathematics, computing, and communication. [-]

Diploma of Website Development

TAFE Western Australia
Campus Full time 1 month January 2018 Australia Perth Bentley Geraldton Broome Bunbury Albany + 5 more

This course will develop the skills and knowledge required to design, build, manage and administer websites using a range of website technologies such as emerging technologies, social media and mobile/web applications. You will learn how to be a competent senior ICT professional with responsibilities spanning design, development, site performance, database integration through to implementation and acceptance testing. You will also learn how to work as an independent web developer or as part of a team. [+]

Diploma of Website Development

This course will develop the skills and knowledge required to design, build, manage and administer websites using a range of website technologies such as emerging technologies, social media and mobile/web applications. You will learn how to be a competent senior ICT professional with responsibilities spanning design, development, site performance, database integration through to implementation and acceptance testing. You will also learn how to work as an independent web developer or as part of a team.

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Diploma in Architecture (Technology) (Full-Time)

BCA Academy
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Singapore

Buildings are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and incorporating the latest in cutting-edge technologies. Great opportunities await those that have the relevant architectural technical skills in this challenging and exciting field. [+]

Diploma in Architecture (Technology) (Full-Time) Buildings are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and incorporating the latest in cutting-edge technologies. Great opportunities await those that have the relevant architectural technical skills in this challenging and exciting field. With a growing demand for such specialists, you will be at the forefront of the evolving construction industry. This diploma will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and technical skills in architecture with an emphasis on Architectural Detailing, Design for Productivity and Sustainable Design. The course focuses on the technological aspects of the architectural practice using Building Information Modelling (BIM). With career opportunities opening up in this expanding discipline, these skills are important in the current and future development of our built environment. The Diploma in Architecture (Technology) is a 3-year full-time programme that aims to equip students in Core Architecture and BIM competency courses as well as Life Skills and Business & Management courses with the following capabilities and attributes: Relevant practical skillsets in Architectural Detailing and Building Information Modelling (BIM); Familiarize with building regulations, good practices and guidelines for project documentation and submission; Knowledge on Construction Productivity, Sustainable Design, and Universal Design Students will undertake a Final Year Project or undergo Industrial Attachment in the third year of study to put their skills into practice and gain experiences before their graduation. CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates have the potential to become the new generation of specialists with exciting and rewarding careers including: Architectural Assistant Architectural/BIM Technician Architectural Visualizer LOCAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 3 GCE ‘O’ LEVELS... [-]

Computing - HND

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This well-established course attracts students who are already in employment and wish to supplement their qualifications. The course maintains active links with businesses and former students who are now working in the industry to establish opportunities for work placements for University of Bolton students... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. Computing - HND This well-established course attracts students who are already in employment and wish to supplement their qualifications. The course maintains active links with businesses and former students who are now working in the industry to establish opportunities for work placements for University of Bolton students. About the course The HND Computing programme aims to provide a broad education in computing and business information systems. It is the central course in the computing group of HNDs incorporating options from both HND Computing & Website Development and HND Computer Networks & Security. It is therefore the most flexible choice of all the computing HNDs available to study at Bolton. This course focuses on information systems, visual programming, systems analysis, database design, data structures, relational databases, networks and programming for the internet. Teamwork, communication and project management skills, which are very important in the workplace, are developed throughout the course. Students completing the HND Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work. Special features The classes are small so there is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions easily be addressed and answered. Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry. The course is supported by dedicated network laboratories which are firewalled to allow students to experiment and evaluate attack tools... [-]

Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology

TMC Academy
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 21 months September 2017 Singapore

The Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology (HDICT) provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet excellent career opportunities in the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry. It aims to develop and produce graduates who are well-versed in the critical disciplines required in the field of computing and IT. They will possess the necessary personal qualities and technical skills to excel as IT professionals. [+]

The Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology (HDICT) provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet excellent career opportunities in the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry. It aims to develop and produce graduates who are well-versed in the critical disciplines required in the field of computing and IT. They will possess the necessary personal qualities and technical skills to excel as IT professionals. The course aims to achieve an international standard of high quality training which will lead to a universally recognised qualification, enabling graduates to pursue undergraduate programmes at top universities. The objectives of the Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology are to: design and implement high quality and robust software products professionally analyse and design information systems understand, evaluate, propose and implement computerised solutions to meet varied levels of user requirements demonstrate effective inter-personal skills when working in groups or leading teams professionally communicate and present proposals, findings and results pursue higher level studies at universities Course assessment Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests. Mode of Delivery Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas. Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework. Blended Learning Learners will master the programming skills and the subject matter at their... [-]

International Diploma in Business Computing

Genetic Computer School
Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2017 Singapore

International Diploma in Business Computing qualification is designed to provide you the knowledge and skills in combination of business and computing fields, focusing on advising businesses in implementing the right systems and software to meet their business objectives. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. International Diploma in Business Computing qualification is designed to provide you the knowledge and skills in combination of business and computing fields, focusing on advising businesses in implementing the right systems and software to meet their business objectives. Modules: C1104 - Mathematics for Computing This module is designed to introduce the students with fundamental concept of Mathematics used in computing. The module will cover number systems, set theories, mathematical inductions, algebra and calculus and probability. C1105 - Programming – Algorithms and Data Structure This module is designed to introduce students with Java programming language and concept of object oriented programming. Students will learn about importance of data structures and associated algorithms to work with abstract data types. C2104 - Web and Multimedia Design This module is designed to provide the students with hands-on experience of developing a multimedia web site using industrial standard development tools, such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash. Student will be learning how to integrate Photoshop images and Flash movies, audios and videos into a web site. C2202 - Database Design and Implementation This module is designed to provide students with concept of relational models and to be able to design a proper database using appropriate tools. B2203 - Business Communications This module lets students study the principles of effective written and oral business communications. Emphasis is placed on the composition and formatting of business correspondence, including good/routine news, bad news, and persuasive messages. B2201 - Business Accounting This module... [-]

12 Month Full Time - Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Diploma

Think Tank Training Centre
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Canada North Vancouver

The Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Program at Think Tank Training Centre is an intensive one-year program that specializes in the latest software, techniques and technologies to cater to the needs of the current film, television and gaming industries. [+]

The Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design program at Think Tank Training Centre in North Vancouver, Canada is an intensive one-year course that specializes in the latest software, techniques and technologies, and caters to the needs of the film, television and gaming industries. It consists of respected industry professionals as instructors teaching a current curriculum, a mentorship program, and small class sizes with extensive hands-on training. The program is divided into three 15 week semesters, with course integration to allow assignments to overlap and support one another. A diploma in Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design will be awarded upon successful completion of the program requirements and demo reel. Student Testimonials “Think Tank is a special school. I was hired by Bioware after they saw my demo reel, and I ended up beating out a few other senior guys for the position." Shawn Kassian, Bioware (Environment Artist) “Being a student at Think Tank made me feel like I was in an exclusive school for artists seeking to achieve the highest of standards in CG creation.” Adar Bronstein, ICON Creative Studio (Senior 3D Modeling & Texturing Artist) “It was really more of a family than a school. Great, supportive people who were always there to help out if I was having trouble with anything, and were also dedicated to seeing me succeed.” Liam Jones, MPC (Technical Animator) “The school not only cared about my success, but also did everything in their power to make sure I had the tools... [-]

BTEC in IT - Software Development (Level 3 - 2 Year Extended Diploma)

Cardiff and Vale College
Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT continues on from the one year BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. Qualifications: IT - BTEC Extended Diploma: Software Development Level 3 Course overview: This BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT continues on from the one year BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT and is equivalent to three A Levels. Students achieving this qualification will either go on to study a computing or IT related qualification at University or enter employment. Careers in the area of Software Development are well established in today's IT environment. The huge growth in applications for hand held devices in recent years creates a need for staff with good software development skills. Businesses depend on software developers to design and implement environments to access and manipulate company data e.g customer records. Systems are developed to permit companies to make strategic decisions in today's world. Maintaining a dynamic IT environment is crucial if companies are to respond to the needs of their customers and be at the forefront of market trends. The skills of good Software Developers are always in demand. There are three Extended Diploma routes available to study following the BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in IT: Extended Diploma in IT Extended Diploma in IT: Networking and Systems Support Extended Diploma in IT: Software Development On this Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development) course you will study: Information systems IT systems analysis and Design Event driven programming Impact of the use of IT on business systems Organisational systems security Computer networks IT systems trouble shooting and repair Object orientated programming Web... [-]

Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) and English package

Hunter TAFE - Australia
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Newcastle

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and IT (Networking) pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement. [+]

(Certificate III – Diploma) And Diploma to Degree (D2D) Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and IT (Networking) pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement. Package Includes: 18 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). English classes (If required) - AUD$5000:00 (6 months). Certificate III to Diploma Information Technology (Networking) package – AUD$22,000:00 a saving of AUD$1,460:00 Semester 1 - English classes (If required) Hunter TAFE is home to the award-winning Newcastle English Language Centre. This Centre operates 51 weeks of the year with a full range of study options available to all students, even those on visas other than student visas. This program will run for 20 weeks for a discounted price AUD$5000:00 (AUD$250:00/week) The program includes: English for Exam Preparation. Cambridge First Certificate (FCE). Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). IELTS Preparation. General English Beginners to Advanced. English for Academic Purposes. Entry level for this product is a minimum IELTS 4.5 OR Equivalent Please note: Our English Language Centre can assess English proficiency prior to enrolment. Semester 2 - Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration) This course is for people... [-]

Medical Office Assistant Diploma

triOS College
Campus Full time 34 - 38 weeks September 2017 Canada Mississauga Windsor Toronto Scarborough Oshawa London Kitchener Hamilton Brampton + 8 more

Because success in today’s healthcare world depends on having well trained employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges, the triOS Medical Office Assistant program has been designed to provide students with all of the administrative and clinical knowledge and skills required for employment as a Medical Office Assistant. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. Because success in today’s healthcare world depends on having well trained employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges, the triOS Medical Office Assistant program has been designed to provide students with all of the administrative and clinical knowledge and skills required for employment as a Medical Office Assistant. During the program students learn to understand and use medical language; perform Doctors’ general office procedures, type medical records, reports, case histories, correspondence and machine dictation; schedule and confirm medical appointments; receive and communicate messages for doctors and patients; interview patients to complete forms, documents and case histories; initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records; prepare financial statements and handle billing procedures including medical billing, insurance, and other claim forms; promote safety and work in a safe manner; order supplies and maintain inventory; plan and initiate procedural set ups including those required for patient preparation and maintenance for supplies and equipment; perform simple diagnostic procedures such as vital signs; and collect patient specimens as required. Strong focus is given to communication skills, Microsoft Office Applications, Accounting applications, the ability to multitask and prioritize, organizational and detail skills, professional telephone manner, confidentiality, interpersonal skills and being a team player. Students receive: 1 month internship! Anatomy lab tour to the University of Guelph CPR/First Aid Training Medical Office Practical Lab (Exclusive to triOS students) Training on electronic healthcare records Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus, DreamSpark Standard and Office 8 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Medical Office... [-]

Diploma in Software Engineering Technician

Suzhou Centennial College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Suzhou

The Software Engineering Technician program will prepare students to work as software developers. Whether someone wants to balance the books, edit photographs or produce a movie, it wouldn’t be possible without software programs. Grads will be at the forefront of designing, developing and maintaining the latest software. [+]

Credential: Diploma Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters The Software Engineering Technician program will prepare students to work as software developers. Whether someone wants to balance the books, edit photographs or produce a movie, it wouldn’t be possible without software programs. Grads will be at the forefront of designing, developing and maintaining the latest software. During their time in the Software Engineering Technician courses, students will acquire solid knowledge of: - Software engineering methodologies - Programming languages - Design and algorithm concepts - Data management tools The course work will emphasize object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, C#, Java, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Unix/Linux, Microsoft’s .NET, HTML5/JavaScript/XML, software testing and QA, and more. To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the Software Engineering Technician program will include one software development project. This real-world business application will require students to utilize all the technical and business skills acquired during their studies to build higher quality software. Program Highlights - Software Engineering Technician courses will be delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards. - Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members have diverse business experience and academic credentials. Articulation Agreements Students may continue into year three of Centennial College’s Software Engineering Technology (program #3409) offered at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada. Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include: - Algoma University, Ontario - Davenport University, USA - University... [-]

Diploma in Software Development and Technology Entrepeneurship

London Language Institute
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2017 Canada London

This 2 year ( 4 semester) Diploma program focuses on Software and coding. It is an interactive program leading towards great work opportunities. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. In today's hyper-connected digital age organizations in almost every sector depend on the ideas, skills and support of software developers and computer scientists to survive and thrive. They play a key role in driving our society and economy forward. They solve software-related problems by applying theoretical principles, knowledge of systems, algorithms and software engineering methodologies. They develop secure, reliable and innovative software application, and they work productively in a team environment. Our graduates are ready to meet the challenges of this innovative field and will be in demand for their superior abilities in designing and implementing effective computer software. [-]

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Web Development

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Canada Kelowna

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. Our Graphic Design & Web Development program is a comprehensive course designed to produce graduates who thrive across all areas of the industry. [+]

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. Course - Graphic Design and Web Development Turn your creativity into a career. It goes without saying you’ve got an eye for design. You know that when images and words come together just right, it’s magic on the page. Your ambition knows no bounds and you find the unlimited potential of the Internet and digital applications fascinating. You want to make your mark on the world by combining beautiful design with unparalleled functionality. After all, it isn’t just the future, it’s your future. Ready to make it happen? Our Graphic Design & Web Development program is a comprehensive course designed to produce graduates who thrive across all areas of the industry. Classrooms are run akin to a real-world working environment, and you have the option of completing studies through a combination of in-class and online learning. You gain in-depth understanding of the digital applications and database-driven websites that propel the multimedia world. Master the technical and artistic aspects of building awe-inspiring graphics while becoming fluent in the legal side of digital production, positioning yourself as an asset to any firm or ready to launch your own successful company. Our instructors are leaders of the field who own or continue to work among some of the top design firms in the industry. They impart practical skills and problem-solving strategies while teaching mastery over software and programming such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, After Effects,... [-]

Administrative Office Associate Diploma

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Mason City

The Administrative Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with financial institutions, retail establishments, manufacturers, private organizations, and Civil Service. [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Computer Science 2017. The Administrative Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with financial institutions, retail establishments, manufacturers, private organizations, and Civil Service. The graduate’s duties include keyboarding, filing, record keeping, operating office machines, transcribing, using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects, handling telephone services, and taking care of general office administration. NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business field. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas: Administrative Assistant Secretary Records Manager Receptionist Machine Transcriber Information Processing Operator First Term ADM-123 Document Formatting* ADM-131 Office Calculators BCA-129 Basic Word Processing BCA-215 Computer Business Applications BUS-121 Business Communications Business Elective(s) Second Term ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ADM-162 Office Procedures** BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets*** BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism Business Elective(s) *Prerequisite: Keyboarding skill of 30 wam with 3 errors or less is recommended. **Prerequisite: BCA-129 Basic Word Processing and BUS-121 Business Communications. ***Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications. [-]