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App Design and Development

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

This course is perfect if you have a great idea for an app and need to learn the skills required and fundamental knowledge in order to bring to the marketing stage. It is an ideal course for this thriving and expanding industry where learners will get a genuine sense of product creation and completion.

This course is designed to give the student a firm foundation in the skills and knowledge required in the area of App development and the possibility of progression to 3rd level.

What will you Study?

Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N0541
Software Architecture 5N2772
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Communications 5N0690
Team working
Work Experience 5N1356
Work Practice 5N1433
Database Methods 5N0783
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Web Authoring 5N1910
Mobile Technologies 5N0580
Operating Systems 5N2928
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Software Testing
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
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  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Database Administrator  
Multimedia Developer   Games Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   App Developer - Android /iOS  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   IT Consultant  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Scientist  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Technical Architect - Data   IT Security Specialist  
Big Data Specialist   Data Analyst  
Software Developer / Architect   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Games Tester   Computer Systems Technician  
Computer System Administrator   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Engineer - Software   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Software Localisation   Multimedia Writer  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications    

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)

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