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.


1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time

Further enquiries

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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