Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development)[1 year Full-time]

Maynooth University (MHG70)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development)

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Computer Science

Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information
Contact

Phil Dully

Email

admin@cs.nuim.ie

Phone

017083847

Address

Department of Computer Science
Eolas Building, North Campus
Maynooth University
Maynooth
Co. Kildare

Role

Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

21/09/2018

Start Date

21/09/2018

End Date

31/05/2019

About this Course

The Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development) is a one-year full-time programme in Maynooth for students who already have a level 8 qualification in a subject other than computer science or software development. The focus is on industrial software development using the Java programming language. The course includes foundation material, databases, object-oriented programming, software design, software testing, mobile application and web development. The course includes a team project providing essential practice for working in a software development environment. A capstone module prepares students for Java Certification exams (1Z0-803 Java 7). A work placement module at the end of the course provides experience in putting the skills learned into practice.

Entry Requirements

An NFQ level 8 qualification in any subject (except computer science or software engineering) or equivalent.

Long Description

The Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development) is a one-year full-time programme in Maynooth for students who already have a level 8 qualification in a subject other than computer science or software development. The focus is on industrial software development using the Java programming language. The course includes foundation material, databases, object-oriented programming, software design, software testing, mobile application and web development. The course includes a team project providing essential practice for working in a software development environment. A capstone module prepares students for Java Certification exams (1Z0-803 Java 7). A work placement module at the end of the course provides experience in putting the skills learned into practice.

Why Choose This Course

The Higher Diploma in Science (Software Development) is a one-year full-time programme for students who already have a level 8 qualification in a subject other than computer science or software development. It assumes no previous knowledge of computing. It includes technical software skills, a team project and work placement. It also includes preparation for industrial certification exams in Java programming.

Career Opportunities

In partnership with the Placement Office and Careers Development Centre on campus, the programme includes preparation for placement including CV writing, interview skills, team project work, project management and evaluation. In addition, industrial certification examinations are built in to the programme.

Timetable Info

This is a full-time course, averaging 24 contact hours per week. Lectures and laboratory classes occur between 9am and 6pm, Mon - Fri.

Delivery Location

Maynooth University Department of Computer Science

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Adam Winstanley

Address

Department of Computer Science, Eolas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Phone

01 7083847

Email

admin@cs.nuim.ie

RPL Information

Maynooth University has mechanisms to allow entry to applicants who do not meet the normal requirements, but who are, for other reasons, deserving of admission. Admission may be based on the applicants experience or other non-accredited learning. Other applicants with educational qualifications close in equivalence to the expected requirements may also be admitted.

Application Procedures

To complete your online application, you must upload a copy of the parchment and/or transcript of your degree, if this was taken at a university other than the National University of Ireland Maynooth (Maynooth University). These must show the grade achieved and the date of conferral.

Applicants must be available to start the course on 3rd September 2018.

Media
Website

http://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/computer-science/springboard

http://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/computer-science/springboard