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.


2 Years Part Time Blended

Further enquiries

Tel: +353 (0) 61 213579

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1

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

Semester 2
• Operating Systems 1
• Information Modelling and Specification

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

Semester 4
• Computer Software 2
• Database Systems


Software Systems Development, Higher Diploma LEVEL 8 (NFQ)

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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