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Computer Applications - Essential

Course Code(s):  5M0529
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course prepares students for a rewarding career in software development. The core aim of the course is to impart the expertise necessary to design, develop and maintain software. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

What will you Study?

Web Authoring 5N1910
Software Architecture 5N2772
Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
Maths for STEM 5N0556
Database Methods 5N0783
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Communications 5N0690
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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