Springboard Opportunities and HCI

The Springboard+ upskilling initiative offers free and subsidised courses leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

DCU has been a global leader in digital learning for over 25 years. We have a variety of Springboard+ courses on offer that will help you stand out in the workplace and grow professionally. Whether you're employed and wishing to upskill, unemployed, returning to work, or an employer wanting to upskill their workforce, our Springboard+ courses offer flexible online learning opportunities. Explore your options below.


Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems

This Springboard+ course prepares graduates to meet the changing world of sustainability and the growing global challenge of transitioning to zero-carbon. Students will learn how to adapt sustainable energy systems that are environmentally sound, reliable and affordable.


Higher Diploma in Engineering Analysis and Technologies

This Springboard+ course is aimed at students who have not been previously exposed to engineering mathematics, software, design and fundamental principles but want to pursue engineering opportunities. Students on this course will gain the knowledge and skills needed to engage with engineering problems, contexts and tools.

Higher Diploma in Interaction Design

This Springboard+ course can be completed over two years, in a part-time capacity. It has been designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of computing together with an immersive set of modules that explore web related applications to enhance user's online experience (UX) and support user interaction (UI).

Certificate in User Experience

This Springboard+ course aims to bridge the labour market gap for User Experience (UX) and User Interaction (UI) developers/designers. It is a one-year, part-time course that aims to give students additional skills to enhance users' online experience and support user interaction.