The goal of this one-year postgraduate conversion programme, co-designed with industry partners, is to increase the supply of skilled graduates to meet the needs of Ireland's high-growth software industry. It provides graduates with a fast-track, focused computing qualification, and presents them with an opportunity to obtain valuable industry work experience. The course fees are free and all students are guaranteed a paid work placement on enrolment to the course.
We work closely with our industry partners to provide our graduates with a foundation in software design, a choice of software architecture specialisation in either .NET or Java Enterprise, and a guaranteed work placement to gain industrial experience.
After completion, students may transfer to the MSc (Software Design & Development) subject to places being available, and the student completing a required additional course on research methods, and an interview, in tandem with the achievement of a minimum 2:1 result in the Higher Diploma.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Paid internships: 19 industry partners have joined with NUI Galway in making paid internships available to the successful applicants
2. Free fees: The Higher Education Authority is sponsoring the programme; therefore, the course fees are free and students only have to pay the student levy
3. This course won the 2015 national Postgraduate Course of the Year Award (Information Technology).