Certification

QQI Level 5 Software Development – Code 5M0529

Duration

1 year Full-time

Course type

Blended

Aim

Do you have a strong interest in IT, are you technically-minded, enjoy exploring gadgets, smart phones and Tablets?  Do you have an interest in developing apps to make mundane tasks easier, or creating entertaining applications?  Then this course might be for you!

The aim of this programme is to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to develop apps for the mobile and traditional computing environments.  The course is ideally suited to applicants who wish to progress to Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Cert – Minimum C in Ordinary Maths.
  • Mature students are welcome

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Database Methods
  • Web Authoring
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
Elective Modules
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Programming and Design Principals
  • Math for IT
  • Mobile Technologies

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

Students are encouraged to acquire relevant work placement to enhance their programme of study.

Progression

On successful completion of this course students can progress to Computer Systems and Networks QQI Level 6 (CCNA), which in turn links to Year 2 of the DIT Network Technologies Degree. 

Graduates who achieve the required standard may also progress to further studies to Institutes of Technology and Universities.  Examples of progression courses include:

  • DIT, DT211 Computer Science
  • IT Tallaght, TA312 Computing
  • IT Blanchardstown, BN013 Computing (Information Technology)
  • UCD, DN201 Computer Science