Software Development

The Higher Diploma in Software Development is a conversion programme for non-ICT graduates wishing to enter the sector. The course will provide students with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge to gain a comprehensive intermediate understanding of 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


1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213579

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Introduction To Model Driven Development
• Fundamentals of Computer Organisation
• Programming A
• ICT Employability Skills Workshop

Semester 2
• Software Testing and Inspection
• Mobile Application Design
• Web Infrastructure
• Database Systems
• Programming B


Software 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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