Higher Diploma in Science in Software Development [Part Time 2 years] (September 2020)

Limerick Institute of Technology (ICTSD20PT)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in Computing in Software Development (Level 8, 60 credits)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Information Technology

General Information
Contact

Springboard Coordinator

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/07/2020

Start Date

14/09/2020

End Date

31/05/2022

About this Course

The Higher Diploma in Software Development 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

** This programme is open to recent level 8 graduates **

1. An honours degree Level 8 in a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification.

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the 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 and then email all your supporting documents to Springboard@lit.ie

3. 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

4. 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 the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

5. FEES: €612.50 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants.

Long Description

The higher Diploma in Software Development 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 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 parad.
11. DBS Architecture, Design and Programming: Effective design, administration and implementation in order to support data driven applications.
12. Work Placement (Summer-Time)

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 & Start Date TBC

This is a part-time, 2 year ICT skills conversion programme and will be offered in LIT Moylish, Limerick.

Delivery Location

LIT Moylish Campus, Limerick

Delivery Notes

Timetable & Start Date TBC

This is a part-time, 2 year ICT skills conversion programme and will be offered in LIT Moylish, Limerick.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard+ Coordinator

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

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

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must upload the following supporting documents in ONE file to your application:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing level 8 educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment ie. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications will be assessed. Please ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment, students who fall into this category must pay a fee of €612.50 to secure their place on the programme.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

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. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

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: €612.50 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants.