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AL705
Software Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices)

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 years
Duration of course
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The aim of this degree is to provide a multidisciplinary undergraduate education by developing specific expertise and comprehensive training in the keys areas relevant to the emerging Internet of Things; software development/engineering, mobile application development and connected device programming.

The goal is to produce qualified and well-rounded graduates capable of working in a range of IT positions such as Internet of Things mobile app developers, programmers, system integrators and system validators.

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As a graduate of this degree you are eligible to apply to join the one year add on Level 8 honours BEng in Software Engineering which is currently being offered at AIT and additional Level 8 add ons which are under development.


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AL705 - Software Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices)
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AL705 - Software Development (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0554 or LCE Maths

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This programme provides excellent employment opportunities for graduates. Historically there has been a significant shortage of graduates in the ICT area. This shortage has been compounded by the increase in mobile app development since 2009. The shortage will only be exacerbated by the emerge of the IoT in which there will be a three-fold increase to 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. 



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