Software Systems Development

The Higher Diploma in Software Systems Development is a programme tailored for non-ICT graduates with a technology background who wish to upskill and gain a level 8 qualification in the Software Development area wishing to enter the sector. The course will provide students with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge to gain a comprehensive understanding and essentials skills in software development.

Entry requirements

A level 8 qualification in a non-computing discipline is the key requirement.

Preference will be given to candidates with a second-class honours degree or higher. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course. Shortlisting of applicants may take place.

The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Limerick English Language requirements

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1
• Computer Software 1
• Development of Information Systems 1
• Representation & Modelling

Semester 2
• Operating Systems 1
• Information Modelling and Specification

Year 2

Semester 3
• Mobile Application Development
• Web Infrastructure
• Cloud Computing

Semester 4
• Computer Software 2
• Database Systems


2 Years Part Time Blended

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    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

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