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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_KCOME_7
  • Field of StudyComputing,Computer Science
  • Type of CourseDegree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Science
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Start DateSeptember 2015
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus


All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €330 per 5 credit module

This 60 ECTS credit programme is designed as a follow on programme from the Higher Certificate in Science in Software Development (previously titled Higher Certificate in Science in Computing).

Duration

At least three semesters, depending on the number of modules taken per semester.


Overview

The BSc in Software Development is a level 7 degree programme designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to gain employment in the software development industry.
More specifically, the programme provides students with the relevant skills and knowledge in the area of modern software development focusing on languages, techniques, tools and methodologies, and their application to real-world problems.

 

Content

Please click on the 'Module Tab' above for detailed module information.

The first part of this 60 credit programme is comprised of 6 five credit modules. Two 30 credit elective groups are offered in the second part of this programme. The elective groups are:
1. Work Placement (RPL options)
2. Four taught modules.


The four taught modules are:
Emerging Technological Trends (5 credits)
Technical Communication Skills (5 credits)
Open Source Projects (15 credits)
Elective module (5 credits)


Among the areas you would be required to study are:
Distributed System Programming  
Group Project  
Client-side Web Development
Agile Processes
Programming for Data Analytics


Award

Bachelor of Science in Software Development (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
(Single module certification possible).


Further Studies

Graduates from the programme may apply for the BSc (Honours) in IT Management or the BSc (Honours) in Software Development.


Career Opportunites

Potential areas of employment include working as a Software Developer, Software Tester, Software Support Engineer or Database Developer, to name but a few career possibilities.

 

To be eligible to undertake the programme or a single module you must hold a Higher Certificate in Science in Computing or equivalent. The Department operates a policy of recognising prior learning (RPL) in compliance with the overall institute policy of RPL.

 

Graduates from the programme may apply for the BSc (Honours) in IT Management or the BSc (Honours) in Software Development..

 

For detailed module information, please click here

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