Software Design

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Software Design
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 6M0691 CE03
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Monaghan Town
Course Content

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As digital devices need to be programmed prior to use, this course gives participants the vital skills and techniques necessary to pursue a career path in this exciting and rapidly growing area of software development. You will becom...

FET Code 6M0691 - Software Development
Duration 1 year full-time.
Comment Qualification
6M0691 QQI Level 6 Software Development
Accredited Software Tester
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Course Fee QQI Exam Fee € 80.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for PLC maintenance grants, which are means tested. For further details, visit or where applications can be made online or downloaded.
Application Date

Expand+You can apply online now. Applications close in October each year and reopen for the next academic year in January.

Monaghan Institute operates a policy of selection and admission of learners that is, at all stages and in all ways, equitable, tran...

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Subjects Taught Areas of study to include:

Project Management
Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Graphical User Interface Programming
Relational Databases
Web Authoring
Mobile Technologies
Work Experience
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or equivalent is the standard entry requirement for Level 5 courses. Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Award are also acceptable on the majority of Level 5 courses.

Some courses have subject specific requirements and these will be noted on relevant course pages.

A QQI Level 5 award or equivalent in a relevant subject area is the standard entry requirement for Level 6 Advanced Certificate courses.
Assessment Method How Will I Be Assessed?
Learners are assessed on the basis of:
• Project Work
• Practical Skills Demonstrations
• Examinations
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Careers or Further Progression

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Advanced Software Design graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Software Developer
Games Developer
Software QA Engineer
Software Analyst

Further Enquiries For more information about this course, please contact Course Co-ordinator Fergal Sherry.

Monaghan Institute Education Campus,
Armagh Road,
Tel. 047-84900
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