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Software Design & Development

Course Code(s):  5M0529
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Crumlin College of Further Education

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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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M0529

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Information Architect - IT   Web Editor  
Project Manager - Software Design   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Database Administrator  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Project Manager  
Information Systems Manager   IT Consultant  
Software Developer / Architect   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Programmer  
Software Engineer   Computer System Administrator  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   IT Security Specialist  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Programmer  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Big Data Specialist  
Computer Systems Analyst   IT Project Manager  
Games Tester   IT Manager  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Telecommunications Engineer  
Electronic Engineer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
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