Software Development

Area:
Westmeath
Price: on request
Duration: Sept to May
Type:
Further Education and PLC
Times:
One Academic Year

Course description

This course offers QQI Level 5 certification, a qualification that enhances employment opportunities and can provide a pathway to Level 7 or 8 courses in Universities or Institutes of Technology.

Students who embark on this course also have the opportunity to progress to a level 6 qualification in Software Development here at Moate Business College, which can provide advanced entry at second-year level to Software Development courses in some of the Institutes of Technology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Leaving Certificate Standard or QQI Level 4
All mature students (23+) without these qualifications are welcome to apply.

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming (5N0541)
  • Games Analysis and Design (5N1651)
  • Software Architecture (5N2772)
  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Operating Systems (5N2928)
  • Math for Information Technology (5N18396)
  • Mobile Technologies (5N0580)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Database Methods (5N0783)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)

Note:  Modules may be subject to change

QQI Certification
On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Certificate in Software Development 5M0529

Career Opportunities
This course provides the basic platform for finding employment in the IT sector, or as a pathway to further studies. There is a wide range of opportunities in the sector, including:

  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Support
  • Games Design
  • Web Development
  • Software Testing
  • Computer Operations
  • Administration
  • Cloud computing
  • App development
  • Banking
  • Health Boards
  • Civil Service Local Authority Offices
  • IT Administration
  • Computer Forensics & Security

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