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Software Development - Higher Diploma

University of Limerick
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
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Program description

Software Development - Higher Diploma

The Higher Diploma in Software Development is a fulltime conversion program for non-ICT graduates wishing to enter the IT sector. The course will provide participants with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge to gain a comprehensive intermediate understanding of software development. Program delivery is Monday-Friday, similar to any fulltime on-campus UL program. The program has been designed in consultation with a number of national and international IT businesses and enterprises that are based in Ireland to ensure that it meets the skills needs of industry. The course content will address the skills shortages for ICT by developing learners’ knowledge and skills, in programming, web-based application, databases and software quality and software test as well as giving students a work placement. Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Admission requirements

A level 8 qualification in a non-computing discipline is the key requirement.

Preference will be given to candidates with a second-class honours degree or higher. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course. Shortlisting of applicants may take place.

The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Limerick English Language requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Semester One (Autumn)

  • Fundamentals of Computer Organisation
  • Programming A
  • Introduction to Model Driven Development
  • ICT Employability Skills Workshop
  • Development of Information Systems 1

Semester Two (Spring)

  • Mobile Application Design
  • Programming B
  • Database Systems
  • Web Infrastructure
  • Software Testing and Inspection

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Qualification: NFQ Level 8

On successful completion of this program, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and abilities to:

  • develop stand-alone applications (primarily in Java),
  • develop web-based application (primarily using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX, ASP.NET, C# and MS-SQL Server),
  • develop mobile applications (primarily using Android Studio) to the level one would expect after a program of this duration.
  • apply traditional and object-oriented systems analysis and design techniques - design databases, use SQL to query tables and write stored procedures
  • create/design and execute test cases

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About this institute

University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...


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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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