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Programming and Software Development

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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working as a team member under supervision, while contributing to the work flow for the finished product and leading to employment in a range of sectors. It also facilitates progression in education including to further and higher education or training. This course is designed to give the student a firm foundation in the skills and knowledge required in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Students study a range of subjects, which reflects the versatility that IT has in society today. The course is oriented towards the development of technical skills such as software development and problem solving. This course may also be of interest to graduates with qualifications in non-computer disciplines who wish to pursue training in this area.

What will you Study?

Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Fundamentals of OOP 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Teamworking 5N1367
Database Methods 5N0783
Software Testing 5N2769
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
5M0529

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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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  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   Business Systems Service Technician  
ICT Staff - EU   Database Administrator  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Web Editor  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Web / Scrum Master  
Games Designer   App Developer - Android /iOS  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Producer   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
IT Consultant   Games Programmer  
IT Manager   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Software Developer / Architect   Test Lead - Software  
Data Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Computer Programmer  
IT Project Manager   Big Data Specialist  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Software Engineer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Games Tester  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Computer Scientist  
Technical Architect - Data   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Multimedia Writer   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Data Virtualisation / Cloud 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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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