BSc (with Honors) in Software Development

Key points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Starting dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 Degree

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 10,250 / year

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This course equips students with the range of skills necessary to become competent software developers. Students follow our new model of “learning by doing” in the first year with continuous assessment replacing final exams. Modules for the first three years include a wide range of topics and an industry job title. Year 4 focuses on next-generation, high-level software development topics such as: secure application development, data science, distributed systems, and a large project.

Special features

  • Dedicated software development lab for 3rd and 4th year students sponsored by UNUM.
  • Active participation of students in national and international competitions. Students from the Carlow Software Development Institute of Technology recently obtained second place in the FIWARE ‘Smart Society’ contest in Seville, winning € 40,000 in prizes for their ‘My people Care’ project.
  • The Carlow Institute of Technology maintains extensive collaborations with IT departments of international third-tier institutions and has active research links with the Netherlands, France, China, Norway, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
  • Collaboration with industry leader Intel has resulted in their sponsorship of the Galileo development board and Quark chip at the Institute and this cutting-edge technology is now central to various undergraduate and graduate research projects at the Institute of Technology. of Carlow.

Career outlook

Ireland is a major global player in the software development and software engineering industry with significant employment opportunities for graduates at home and abroad. Graduates of this course are working with companies such as UNUM, IBM, Microsoft, HP, AOL, DoneDeal, Symantec, and Intel.

Program structure

  • Math
  • Networking
  • Interpersonal communications and applications
  • Computer hardware
  • Operating systems
  • Programming
  • Web programming and databases
  • Discrete Structures and Algorithms I
  • Computer Architecture
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Systems Analysis, Design and Testing
  • Project (Software Development)
  • Programation advance
  • Software engineering for web, cloud and mobile applications
  • Discrete structures and algorithms II
  • Web and Cloud Development
  • Operating systems

Group elective 1

  • Project
  • Internships in companies
  • Secure application development
  • Software Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data science
  • Development of distributed and concurrent devices
  • Project (software development)

Admission requirements

  • Students must demonstrate that they have achieved a level of education in their home country that is equivalent to a High School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.
  • Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.

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