Software Development - Carlow

SETU - Carlow Campus


Course Name Software Development - Carlow
Course Provider SETU - Carlow Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE609
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus points for higher level maths
25 bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Mathematics for H6 grades or above.

SETU Carlow Campus recognises foundation level grades for the purpose of admissions to higher education under the follow c...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8)
SETU Carlow Campus awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This links module can be used in place of a sixth Leaving Certificate subj...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP LCAP
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
Holders of the LCAP may become eligible for a place at SETU Carlow Campus by completing a full QQI level 5 award.
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Mature Applicants

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Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. Mature student applicant...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Graduates of a relevant Higher Certificate are able to progress into this course at year 3.

Non-Standard Applications
Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants sho...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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Financial Support

Expand+All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee of €3,000. Students who feel their means allow can apply for a grant to assist with the payment of this fee and may also receive a maintenance payment. The Department of Education and Sc...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content About the course
Software development is about creating software: for mobile phones, for websites, for self-driving cars, for banking.

You will learn all the skills needed to become a successful software developer - from computer programming, project management, user interactions as well as how to work in a team.

The third year includes a six months hands-on industry work placement.
Subjects Taught Year 1 Modules

Semester 1
Programming 1
Mathematics 1
Computer Hardware 1
Networking 1
Applications & Interpersonal

Semester 2
Programming 2
Mathematics 2
Operating Systems
Computer Hardware 2
Networking 2

• Dedicated software development laboratory for 3rd and 4th year students sponsored by UNUM.

• Institute of Technology Carlow’s final year industry showcase is attended by leading IT employers.

• Active participation b...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Ireland is a large global player in software development: attractive job opportunities are plentiful and forecast to remain high.

Graduates of this course are working in Ireland and around the world with companies such as UNUM, Google, DELL, IBM, Microsoft, HP, AOL, DoneDeal, Symantec, Bank of America and Intel.

Graduates can also progress to our level 8 BSc in Software Development.
Further Enquiries Programme Director
Dr Chris Meudec PhD
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
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Points History
Year Points
2022 270
2021 245
2020 244