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GA787
Computing in 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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA 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.

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4 Years
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The BSc (Hons) in Computing (Software Development) is a four-year degree programme designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to pursue a career as a software developer. The course places a major emphasis on the development of practical programming language skills, problem solving and the application of computer science theory to real-world problems.

In addition to becoming proficient in programming languages such as java and C#, students will learn how to design, create and test software solutions. 

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In addition to becoming proficient in programming languages such as Java and C#, students will learn how to design, create and test software solutions for a world where mobility, connectivity, heterogeneity and Big Data are rapidly becoming part of everyday life. The degree programme provides a thorough practical grounding in all aspects of software development, including programming languages and paradigms, computer architectures, software engineering, web application development, mobile programming, relational and NoSQL databases, computer networks, graphics programming, virtualisation and cloud computing, distributed computing, the semantic web and artificial intelligence.


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GA787 - Computing in 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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Three Distinctions

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Graduates from the programme can look forward to excellent career opportunities in software development roles with both indigenous and multinational companies. 



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