This course aims to provide a flexible, part-time, blended learning route for students to gain the necessary professional skills, conceptual frameworks, methods, technologies and hands-on experience of software development as a basis for a career in the IT industry. Students also acquire specialised knowledge of specific IT topics, particularly in the area of software development and database systems, and develop advanced research and/or development skills.
The course is offered jointly by NUI Galway and Regis University, Denver, USA. As the course is delivered completely online, it is particularly suitable for students who are in full-time employment who wish to re-skill or update their IT competencies. Due to its on-line delivery format, students can study where and when they want providing increased flexibility for the learner. Application forms are available online at: www.pac.ie. Closing date for receipt of applications is late June in each academic year.