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CW238
Software Development

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Software development is the computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications and frameworks involved in a software release life cycle and resulting in a software product. In the broad sense, it includes all that is involved between concepts through to the final production of software. It can include identification of required software, analysis of software requirements, specification of software requirements, software design, programming, testing and maintenance.This four-year honours programme equips students with the range of skills required to become competent software developers.

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CW238 - Software Development
IT Carlow

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CW238 - Software Development
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Big demand for graduates of this course. Employers of IT Carlow graduates active in the software area include: IBM, Microsoft, Google, HP, Sun, Sage, Symantec and Intel.



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