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Software Development (Level 8 Higher Diploma)

Aims

This postgraduate programme offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for learners interested in undertaking a conversion programme in the area of Software Development, and its application in an enterprise environment.
The aim of this programme is to provide non–computing graduates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge base, professional attitudes, and leadership and teamwork skills necessary to pursue a career as a software engineer. The course also aims to provide the student with the opportunity to engage in independent research in state of the art software engineering and technology.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirement of a Level 8 degree, or equivalent, in a non-IT discipline. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT’s RPL Policy.

To be eligible for an ICT skills conversion course a person must be:

For the one-year full-time ICT Conversion courses you may be eligible irrespective of your employment status (i.e. whether you are employed or unemployed) and regardless of whether you are in receipt of income support from the Department of Social Protection.

For the two year part-time ICT Conversion courses you may be eligible if you are employed. If you are unemployed and in receipt of a jobseekers payment (including Farm Assist and Qualified Adults of Working Age) you are not eligible for the two year ICT Conversion courses. However, if you are in receipt of other social protection payments, e.g. One Parent Family or Disability Allowance, you may be eligible for the two year part-time Conversion programmes.

Please go to http://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility to check if you are eligible.

Content

This programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Software Engineers. Software has become an essential component of both modern business and society and as such provides limitless opportunities for graduates with software development skills and knowledge. This programme provides breadth of knowledge and depth of technical skills required to meet both the current and future needs of the IT industry. The programme focus is on Software Engineering and Software Development techniques, applying state of the art methodologies and technology. The breadth of the programme enhances the learners ability to fit rapidly into different workplace cultures, diverse computing environments and to adapt to change.

The pace of delivery and intensity of the programme demand strong commitment and dedication. Learners will engage in active learning, with an emphasis on practical work. The following modules will be covered:

Semester 1

Introduction to Programming, DBS Architecture,Design and Programming, Systems Modelling, Computer Systems/Operating Systems and Networks, Web Development

Semester 2

Application Development, Data Driven Applications Design and Implementation, Software Engineering, Algorithms and Data Structures, Software Development Project and Elective Subjects

Semester 3

Work Placement (3 months)

 

Assessment/Examinations

Participants will be assessed through ongoing continuous assessment, assignments, projects and examinations.

Qualifications

Higher Diploma (Level 8, 60 Credits)

How to Apply

Applicants must apply for these programmes on the Springboard Website, using the following links;
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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

 

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