QQI Level 6 - In Software Development - Code 6M0691


1 Year Full-time


This course aims to provide students who have completed the Level 5 Computer Science/Computer Systems and Networks courses (or equivalent) with the opportunity to design, develop, secure and test software components for computer network systems. Building upon their knowledge students will learn the most up to date software and security technologies to prepare them for a career in this growing area.

We are well known to employers, and many of our graduates have gone on to work in household name companies. Our employer engagement liaison reveals a need for security awareness among software programmers, and cybersecurity more generally.

Entry Requirements          

  • Level 5 Computer Science or Level 5 Computer Systems and Networks or another level 5 award in a related course.
  • For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Digital Compliance
  • Network Security
Elective Modules
  • Project Management
  • Software Architecture
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Relational Databases
  • Web Development

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

Work Experience

There is a minimum of two weeks’ work experience placement included in this course.


Progression (including Advanced) to the following Degree courses:

  • BSc in Computing (TA322) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year TUD Tallaght
  • BSc in Computer Science (DT211/DT228), TUD
  • BSc in Computer Science (DN201), UCD
  • BSc in Creative Computing (DL836)