Diploma in Visual C# Programming Course with .NET Visual Studio

Unlock your creative potential

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
September 2022
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €840
On-Campus: €1195

This course is starting in April 2022.

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Why Visual C# Programming

Microsoft Visual C# is one of the most versatile programming languages in the world, it can be used to develop Windows client applications, web applications, enterprise, iOS and Android mobile applications, and many more. One of the main advantages in learning C# is the language's diversity and adaptability.  C# enables developers to easily write programmes for multiple platforms, devices and business applications.

  • C# is heavily used in the game design and AR/VR development industry. Designed to run on Microsoft’s .NET platform, 36.7% of professional developers use this language, alongside desktop developers using it most at 59.4%.
  • Indeed posted 27,000 jobs in 2018 globally with salaries averaging around €43,000.
  • Based on FCT ICT Skills Audit 2018, .NET is among the top 8 skills that are strong in demand at entry, competent & expert levels
  • According to Solas skill vacancy report 2018, DotNet is listed among the skills that is difficult to fill amongst Software developers in October 2018.

This course is designed for

Developers looking for real world practical knowledge of building software solutions with C#, specifically:

  • Those wishing to unlock their creative and problem solving potential.
  • Those looking to learn Object Oriented techniques to design and build powerful applications.
  • Programmers wishing to broaden their knowledge with a new programming language.
  • Developers who want to expand their existing role in software and web development.
Visual C#

Course Overview

The Diploma in the Foundations of Visual C# Programming using Visual Studio is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of programming fundamentals and object-oriented programming concepts.

Microsoft Visual C# programs run on the .NET runtime.  By making use of the .NET framework library and other third-party libraries, Visual C# developers can build modern console, desktop, web and mobile applications. The Microsoft Visual C# programming language is also similar to JAVA with its foundations in the C and C++ languages, so if you already know C, C++, or Java, then C# will be easy to grasp.

What you will Learn

The Diploma in the Foundations of Visual C# Programming using Visual Studio offers extensive hands-on experience through programming exercises provided at the end of each section of the Diploma. You will learn the language foundations and learn how to use Object Oriented techniques to design and build applications. The course will introduce the fundamental object oriented concepts of inheritance, polymorphism and abstraction that are widely applicable to modern programming languages.

This course emphasizes programming quality through proven software-development techniques. Students acquire the skills that underlie quality programming in producing robust working programs. This hands-on approach rapidly builds the confidence of programmers, and all programming concepts are presented in the context in which they will be used.

The course provides a starting point for students wishing to undertake Microsoft exam 70-483 - Programming in C# although further study is required before sitting the exam.

Visual C#

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

Getting started with the .NET Framework:

  • What is the .NET Framework?
  • The role of the Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • What is the CLR and what does it do in .NET?
  • Multi-language interoperability
  • Memory Management and Garbage Collection
  • NET Compilation Model
  • Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL)
  • Just-in-Time compilation
  • Assemblies and Namespaces
  • The Base Class Library

C# Fundamentals:

  • Compiling C# applications
  • Key Features in C#
  • Type-safety
  • Structured exception handling
  • Inheritance
  • Method Overloading/Overriding

C# Programming Language Syntax:

  • Writing statements
  • Commenting Code
  • Value vs. Reference Types
  • C# Operators
  • Defining Variables, Constants, and Arrays in C#
  • Understanding variable scoping
  • Declaring variables
  • Declaring constants
  • Declaring arrays
  • Casting
  • If-else statements, Operators / Switch Statements
  • Conditionals and Looping

Classes, Structs, Interfaces and Inheritance:

  • What are objects and classes?
  • Class members
  • Creating a class from scratch
  • Setting class member access visibility
  • Adding constructors
  • Adding fields to a class
  • Adding properties
  • Adding methods
  • The Role of Namespaces
  • What is a struct?
  • Differences between classes and structs

Object-Oriented Programming:

  • What is object-oriented programming?
  • The role of System.Object in .NET
  • Understanding Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism and Inheritance
  • Using abstract classes
  • Overriding members
  • Understanding casting, boxing and unboxing in .NET
  • Structured Exception handling
  • Creating a finally block

Working with Interfaces:

  • What are Interfaces?
  • Defining interfaces
  • Implementing interfaces
  • Interfaces and Polymorphism
  • Interfaces in the .NET Framework
  • Implementing Ienumerable

Using Language Integrated Query (LINQ):

  • What is Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Introduction to List Collection 
  • Using LINQ with collections



  • You will be required to successfully to complete a web project worth (100%) 

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This course was a great introduction to the IT industry and the practical was well incorporated into the theory. As a beginner I was able to see the huge potential in this field of work.
Jean Silva Diploma in Computer Programming Graduate

Lecturer Profile

Harnaik Dhoot
Harnaik Dhoot/ Lecturer in Computer Programming /
Harnaik Dhoot is a subject expert in software engineering/programming. Since completing the longest-established qualification in Computer Science delivered by Cambridge University, Dhoot built up considerable experience in software development and consultancy working in multinational finance and IT companies, including PwC and Business Objects/SAP, as a practicing software engineer and project manager. After completing the Manchester MBA Dhoot turned to lecturing and research supervision where he exploits his extensive technical and practical experience to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the subject contextualised in the current computing / business environment. All of his teaching is underpinned by current research and developments, and taught in an industry context whilst maintaining the optimum balance between theory and practice.

Career Opportunities

At present there is major demand for Visual C# developers. Increasingly businesses are turning to C# because of its diversity and rapid application development capacities. Another area with a growing demand for C# developers is the gaming industry. While C++ has traditionally been the language of choice for many gaming companies, its younger sibling C# is now making headway. This course will position you to work within a business or web design company that has a requirement to develop and maintain secure core business and mission critical systems for multiple channels and devices.

Academic Progression Opportunities

Those who complete the Diploma in Diploma in Visual C# using Visual Studio and are interested in furthering their study in the area of programming can choose to take the Advanced Diploma in Computer Programming (Advanced Java). 

Entry Requirements

This course has been specifically designed for Developers who have previous programming or web development knowledge. Students who have completed the Diploma in Computer Programming or completed the Diploma in Front End Web Development are also eligible.

Minimum computer requirements for this online course

  • Windows 7/10 or Apple Mac computer, but must have a minimum of 4 GB of memory, 8 GB would be preferable and will provide a much better learning experience. 
  • Computer processor Core i3, i5 or higher.
  • Good reliable broadband connection.

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