Software Development

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Software Development
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG252
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

F2 Foundation Level Maths is accepted for this programme

We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 24
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2020/21) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content What is Software Development?
Software development is the analysis of existing business and societal systems with a view to designing, coding and implementing Information Technology solutions that make businesses more efficient and help to shape societal change. Programme Description: The emphasis on the programme is in supplying candidates with coding and communication skills to enable them to be productive members of a growing worldwide software technology sector.
Subjects Taught

Expand+Programme Overview:
Year One: Is common across all computing streams. The emphasis is to introduce the student to the variety of computing technologies including fundamentals of Computer Hardware, Micro Controller Programming, an Introduction to Mi...

Comment Special Features:
This degree was the first programme to teach Microsoft .NET technologies. IT Sligo are the only 3rd level Institute in Ireland to have won the Microsoft World Imagine Cup 2011 when we came first from over 350,000 global registrants. The lecturers on the programme are experienced programmers and designers and in many cases are or have been practitioners in the software industry.
Careers or Further Progression Graduate Destinations:
Graduates of the programme typically assume the role of software developer. They build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. Other graduate opportunities include technology consultant, full stack web developer, senior quality controller/ research analyst, international project lead and business development manager, etc. Software development is an internationally recognised transferrable skill.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 300
2018 260