Software Design - Agile Software Design - Athlone

Why take this course?

This Level 8 Award is specifically designed to up-skill graduates with:

The technical skills to build software applications that can be deployed to the cloud in an agile manner.

Knowledge of the tools and methodologies needed to develop and deploy software applications.

Experience of working in teams to deliver a project and preparation for the workplace.

A predominant theme of this programme is a focus on industry standard certifications and open source tools so that graduates are prepared for the workplace.

Course Award: Higher Diploma in Science Course
NFQ Level: Level 8
Department: Dept of Computer and Software Engineering

Subjects taught

What will I experience?

The Object Oriented Programming modules cover the Oracle Java Certified Associate syllabus and some material from the Oracle Java Certified Professional syllabus.

The Agile Design and Testing modules includes Scrum Master training material and ISTQB Foundation level material, as well as practical experience of test automation tools and version control systems.

In the Team Project modules learners will work as part of a team in a "simulated industry environment" to develop a solution to an industry type problem. The Team Projects are a fundamental element where the group work facilitates peer-supported learning

Year 1
Object-Oriented Programming 1 & 2
Agile Design and Testing 1 & 2
Networks and Cloud Architecture
Web Technologies
Team Project 1 & 2

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Level 7 qualification in ICT related discipline (engineering or software)


Level 8 qualification in a non-engineering/ICT discipline.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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