Course Description

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Development

Software development is the computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications and frameworks during a software release life cycle and resulting in a software product. In the broad sense, it includes everything from concept through to the final production of software. It can include identification of required software, analysis of software requirements, specification of software requirements, software design, programming, testing and maintenance.

This four-year honours programme equips students with the range of skills required to become competent software developers. Students follow our new learning by doing model in first year with continuous assessment replacing final exams. Modules for the first three years include a broad range of subjects such as: programming; operating systems; networking; computer hardware; web programming; systems analysis; computer architecture; software engineering and an industry work placement. Year 4 concentrates on high-level software development topics such as secure app development, data science, distributed systems and an extensive project.

This programme offers flexibility for students with two early exit points:

Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
BSc in Software Development after completion of Year 3 (NFQ Level 7).

CollegeInstitute of Technology Carlow
Course LocationCarlow
Course CategorySoftware Development, IT
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Course Duration4 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate: 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better. 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7. Subjects required: English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. Graduates with relevant Bachelor of Science Degree are eligible to enter at Year 4. Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.
Carear PathIreland is a large global player in the software development and software engineering industry with significant employment opportunities for graduates at home and abroad. Graduates of this programme are working with companies such as UNUM, IBM, Microsoft, HP, AOL, DoneDeal, Symantec and Intel.
Phone059 91 75000
Course CodeCW238
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Kilkenny Road, Carlow Town, Carlow, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: R93 V960

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Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow Town, Carlow
Republic of Ireland
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