Software Development - Conversion Course

This is a postgraduate conversion course intended for graduates whose primary degrees are not in computing and information technology.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course are required to hold a university degree in non-computing disciplines. Applicants with some computing background are advised to apply for the Higher Diploma in Science MHG58. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Software development is one of Ireland's foremost export sectors driving the smart economy. The course is ideal for graduates without computing experience to develop a career in the software sector.

Subjects taught

Modules include introduction to programming, computer systems, software testing, media and mobile applications, web information processing and databases. Optionally students can take Java programming industrial certification examinations and work placement. Start Date: 28th August 2017.


Computer Science
The Department is a centre of excellence for the development of dependable software systems, offering science and engineering graduates the knowledge, skills and indepth technical understanding required to succeed in the software industry. The Department offers courses that combine academic research with industrial placements in the leading software industry companies in Ireland, nurturing a new generation of software engineers grounded in technological expertise.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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