Higher Diploma in Science in Software Development [1 Year Fulltime] (Limerick) (Limerick - Sept 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-SD-L8-60)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in Computing in Software Development

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Information Technology

General Information
Contact

Deborah Kett

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

12/08/2022

Start Date

05/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

This programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Software Engineers. Software has become an essential component of both modern business and society and as such provides limitless opportunities for graduates with software development skills and knowledge. This programme provides breadth of knowledge and depth of technical skills required to meet both the current and future needs of the IT industry.

The programme focus is on Software Engineering and Software Development techniques, applying state of the art methodologies and technology. The breadth of the programme enhances the learners ability to fit rapidly into different workplace cultures, diverse computing environments and to adapt to change. The course also provides progression opportunities to additional post-graduate studies.

Objectives

The equip learners with acquired workplace skills, practical and technical understanding to enable them to engage with ever changing workplace environments.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirement of a Level 8 degree, or equivalent, in a non-cognate area.

** This programme is open to recent level 8 graduates (2020 & 2021) **

1. Proof of Level 8 qualification or approved equivalent
2. Current CV *must be up to date

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS & employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)
5. Proof of residency for 2019, 2020, 2021

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under TUS' RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

EXAMS: Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €6,125. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €612.50. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard+ portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Long Description

This programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Software Engineers. Software has become an essential component of both modern business and society and as such provides limitless opportunities for graduates with software development skills and knowledge. This programme provides breadth of knowledge and depth of technical skills required to meet both the current and future needs of the IT industry.

The programme focus is on Software Engineering and Software Development techniques, applying state of the art methodologies and technology. The breadth of the programme enhances the learners ability to fit rapidly into different workplace cultures, diverse computing environments and to adapt to change. The course also provides progression opportunities to additional post-graduate studies.

The pace of delivery and intensity of the programme demand strong commitment and dedication.
Learners will engage in active learning, with an emphasis on practical work.

The following modules will be covered:

1. Programming Data: Learners will be introduced and develop core skills on data programming.
2. Project: Work based applied project.
3. Algorithms and Data Structures: Learners will learn and apply core algorithms and data structure concepts.
4. Software Product Development: Learners will develop and apply software programmes.
5. Enterprise Application Development: Learners will understand analyse and develop key enterprise applications.
6. Web Development: Learners will understand and apply core concepts in software engineering.
7. Data Driven Applications: Design and Implementation: design, administration and programming practices required for effective implementation of data aps.
8. Application Development: Designed to equip learners with the advanced features required to build and deploy SOLs.
9. Computer Systems, Operating Systems & Networks: Provide an understanding of the structures and functions of computer systems, computer operating systems.
10. Systems Modelling: Covers areas such as UML modelling, software engineering in the context of the object oriented parade.
11. DBS Architecture, Design and Programming: Effective design, administration and implementation in order to support data driven applications.
12. Work Placement: (Summer: June, July & August)

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Timetable Info

Timetable ***TBC***
Start date: 5th September 2022 in TUS Moylish, Limerick
This is an intensive 1 year programme. Approx. 17 hours per week and following the TUS academic calendar.
There will be a 3 month work placement in June, July & August 2023

Delivery Location

Timetable ***TBC***
Start date: 5th September 2022 in TUS Moylish, Limerick
This is an intensive 1 year programme. Approx. 17 hours per week and following the TUS academic calendar.
There will be a 3 month work placement in June, July & August 2023

Delivery Notes

Timetable ***TBC***
Start date: 5th September 2022 in TUS Moylish, Limerick
This is an intensive 1 year programme. Approx. 17 hours per week and following the TUS academic calendar.
There will be a 3 month work placement in June, July & August 2023

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Deborah Kett

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with TUS' RPL Policy

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard TUS.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of Level 8 qualification or approved equivalent

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)
5. Proof of Residency - 2019, 2020, 2021

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. TUS will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. (The full programme fee is €6,125). Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €612.50 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Copy and paste this link https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

EXAMS: Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €6,125. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €612.50. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

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Part-Time Flexible Learning

https://lit.ie/flexible-learning