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Software Development

Course Code(s):  6M0691
QQI Award Code:  6M0691 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute
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Course overview

Course Code 6M0691
QQI Award Code 6M0691 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course gives students who have already achieved a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Software Development, Computer Systems & Networks or qualifications from an IT related area the opportunity to further enhance their skills. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and competence required in the software development and design sector.

What will you Study?

Project Management
Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Graphical User Interface Programming
Leadership
Work Experience
Mathematics
Relational Database
Web Development
Digital Compliance
Distributed Systems
Mobile Technologies
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)

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6M0691

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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  
Android /iOS App Developer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Project Manager  
Information Systems Manager   IT Consultant  
Software Developer / Architect   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Games Programmer  
Engineer - Software   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 Technicians   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Software Localisation   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Electronic    

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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI