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Coding for Embedded Systems (L9, 10 ECTS)

Status: Opening soon




15 Weeks


Information Technology

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This programme will support teachers who wish to upskill in Computer Science providing them with the formal qualification to add to their existing recognised teaching subjects. The progamme aims to develop and foster learners' creativity and problem solving, along with their ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Learners will apply the fundamental practices and concepts of Computer Science and develop an appreciation of the diverse role of computing technology in society and the environment in which they live. This programme will nurture learners' interests and passions and empower them to engage confidently and actively in the application of Computer Science and the education of others.

What are the entry requirements?

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should hold an honours degree in a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, may also be considered. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

Coding for Embedded Systems - 10 credits

On completion of this module, the participant will/should be able to

  • Compare and contrast the nature and variety of electronic kits available in an educational context
  • Review the theory, methods and technologies pertaining to the design and development of embedded systems
  • Apply computational logic and design practices to construct an embedded systems project
  • Design, develop and implement projects using electronic kits
  • Analyse and appraise emerging technologies, and in particular the wealth of widely available resources that can be employed in the classroom from technological, accessibility and cost perspectives.
  • Evaluate and employ appropriate testing strategies when coding for embedded technologies
  • Demonstrate how embedded systems projects can be used in a classroom environment

Are there opportunities for further study?

Special Purpose Award ‐ Certificate in Coding and Computational Thinking (Level 9 – 10 credit)

TUS | Certificate in Coding & Computational Thinking (

Certificate of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (Level 9 – 30 credit)

TUS | Certificate of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (

Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (Level 9 – 60 credit)

TUS | Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (

Master of Science in Computing - (Computer Science for Teachers) (Level 9 – 90 credit)

TUS | Master of Science in Computing (Computer Science for Teachers) (

What are the career prospects?

This programme has been designed to facilitate teachers to upskill in a new cognate area in parallel with their teaching workload. The individual modules have been designed specifically with the teacher and their students in mind to ensure that the content, learning outcomes and assessment are appropriate and relevant to the educational context. The concept of the teacher as a researcher underpins every aspect of the programme, as teachers will be required to engage with emerging trends and best practice, from a subject content perspective as well as the incorporation of that content in the classroom.

More Information


Blended and online learning provides a flexible route of study for students, which enable various degrees of autonomy and self-regulation in the learning process. This programme will be delivered in a blended learning approach with a number of workshops supplemented by weekly online content subject to a sufficient number of The workshop dates are Saturday 28th January, Saturday 25th February and Saturday 25th March 2023.  The January and March workshops will be in person workshops on the Thurles campus with the February workshop taking place online.  In addition, there will be a weekly live online tutorial where students get an opportunity to have any queries etc. dealt with.


No examinations, all modules 100% continuous assessment


Certificate in Coding for Embedded Systems (Special Purpose Award, Level 9, 10 Credits)

Application Deadline

Monday 9th January, 2023

For queries relating to the course contact

Pamela O'Brien



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Application Process

All applicants must complete the online application form and upload the supporting documentation as outlined below.
1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing educational qualifications