National College of Ireland strongly recommends that all students have a laptop in order to facilitate the use of the online learning environment, as well as various forms of elearning and e-assessment.
It is recommended that your laptop meets the below requirements. Please note these are recommendations and should be seen as guidelines. Please note that certain courses (particularly ICT courses) may have specific laptop requirements. You are asked to consult your course information page where any further requirements will be specified.
- Intel 7th (or higher) generation processors (Core i-3, i-5, i-7,i-9-7x)
- or AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors , running at 2.0Ghz and above
(Intel Atom/Celeron or AMD Athlon/Sempron Processors may cost less, but may not meet your requirements)
Random Access Memory (RAM):
Solid State Drive (SSD) Capacity:
- 802.11 a/b/g/n compliant with Bluetooth Capability
- (incompatibilities have been noted with the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Adapters and software device drivers)
Supported Operating Systems
Programme Co-ordinators administer the daily management of all courses and assignments in the college. The school administration offices are located in Room 3.03 on the 3rd floor. Please follow the signs provided.
The programme coordinators can help you with course information, queries around timetables and any issues or concerns you may have while completing your studies with NCI. You will be assigned a specific programme coordinator depending on your course of study.
All students should enrol in the School of Business or School of Computing information page on Moodle. Here you will find all required details for your programme such as your Programme Director, Programme Co-ordinator, Continual Assessment schedule and Programme Handbook.
Programme Co-ordinators can be contacted by submitting a request to Academic Operations on the NCI Support Hub.
The Library– we have a range of services and all the information is just a click away from the front page of the college website.
The Library Essentials – starting out as a new student, the best place to find the information you need to know is our Library Essentials guide.
Opening Hours & Access – take a look at when we’re open and how best to access the library.
Finding Books – once you start looking at your reading lists, you’ll need to know how to find a book in the library.
Borrowing & Renewing Books – how you can borrow books, how they are renewed and how you can keep an eye on your library account.
Computers, Printing & Photocopying – all you need to know about using the PCs or your own devices in the library and how to use the printers and photocopiers.
Library Online Resources – instead of just searching the internet, we highly recommend you use the library's online resources to help you discover the best information for your assignments.
Discovery – another way of accessing the library’s online resources is by using the library search engine Discovery.
Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism – when writing your assignments, you will be asked to reference the information you use and avoid plagiarism; this guide helps you better understand what’s required.
Academic Integrity – check out our guide on academic integrity to get a better understanding of your lecturers’ expectations for your assignments.
Library Help Centre –you can get advice and assistance from the Library Help Centre to help you with your assignments and research.
International Students – if you are an international student, you may find adjusting to college life a little more challenging; this guide is designed to help you make that adjustment.
Contact Us - As you begin your course, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help; drop into the library, call us on 01-4498590 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Learning and Teaching Office you will find the Student Support team who are available to help you in a variety of areas. Through their “Getting to Grips” sessions, they will help you with academic support. You will also find the Disability Support service here who can provide learning, assistive technology, exam support and more.
If you need any help while in NCI drop into the Learning and Teaching Office beside reception, the team are always happy to offer a listening ear, have a chat or they can link you with the college counsellor and medical service.
The Students’ Union is your voice in the college. Whether it’s issues concerning your course or the college entertainments, student welfare, clubs & societies or entertainments, the Executive team represent all NCI students and provide support for any problems you face throughout your time here.
The SU space is one of the social hubs of college. A great place to relax, here you’ll find pool tables, games consoles, casual seating space and the Executive offices. Events are held throughout the year and all students are encouraged to get involved.
You can find out all about the SU on their website.
Please take a look at the published Academic Calendar to assist you with your planning over the coming year.
NCI is required to collect data from students, and pass this data to the Higher Education Authority in order for them to perform their statutory functions under the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971. Students are advised to consult the Student Collection Notice published here for further information.
The Equal Access Survey is an annual voluntary survey of first year full-time and part-time undergraduate new entrants to Higher Education Authority (HEA) funded colleges. The Equal Access Survey is conducted by NCI and data from the survey is returned to the HEA for analysis purposes. Information from the HEA regarding the survey can be accessed here.