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Certificate in Coding for Embedded Systems

Status: Open




1 Semester


Information Technology

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This programme will support teacheres 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?

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, should apply to the Admissions Office for consideration.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Coding for Embedded Systems      10 credits

This module will provide learners with an opportunity to examine the design and development of applications for embedded systems.

Are there opportunities for further study?

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

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

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

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

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 face to face workshops supplemented by weekly online content.


No examinations, all modules 100% Assessment


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

Application Deadline

Friday 27th November 2020

For queries relating to the course contact

Pamela O'Brien

+353 504 28261



Instalment Plan

Instalment plans are available for students completing programmes of study for which the fees are €500 or higher and are a minimum of 10 weeks in duration.  If your programme of study meets this criteria and you are interested in setting up an instalment plan, please contact the Grants & Fees Office of LIT, to set-up an agreed, signed instalment plan.  The Grants & Fees Office can be contacted via email at or by telephone at 061 293366.  Please note that Instalment Plans must be in place before the commencement date of the programme and by the date indicated in your post-offer correspondence.