CSN Cork – Software Development QQI Level 5

Programme
Software Development

Award
QQI Level 5 Software Development 5M0529

Location
CSN Cork

Duration
1 Year

Course Aims


The software technology sector is Ireland’s fastest growing sector. Almost all of the world’s leading software companies, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, have a significant presence here. In this course, students will study a mix of software architecture, math and computer programming to learn how to design, develop and trouble shoot software from business applications to mobile apps.

Modules


  • Software Architecture
    5N2772

    The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the software development life cycle for a range of projects and introduce industry‐standard tools and techniques for implementing appropriate software solutions.
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
    5N0541

    The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to construct computer programs using industry standard object oriented concepts.
  • Programming and Design Principles
    5N2927

    The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence needed to design, write and test structured computer programs using modularisation techniques appropriate to the programming language(s) used.
  • Teamworking
    5N1367

    The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to work as an effective member of a team, operating independently while under general direction and within a range of diverse, team-oriented environments.
  • Web Authoring
    5N1910

    The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standards and editors in the construction, testing and maintenance of webpages and sites.
  • Mobile Technologies
    5N0580

    The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to configure, utilise and maintain mainstream mobile technologies and associated devices.
  • Maths for Information Technology
    5N18396

    The purpose of this award is to certify relevant knowledge, skill and competence to apply a broad range of mathematical skills and tools to a wide variety of contexts especially in software development and/or working with computer systems and networks.
  • Work Experience
    5N1356

    All students are expected to participate in mandatory work placement in a relevant industrial or commercial environment. Note: It is the student's responsibility to secure a suitable 2 week block work placement position.

Requirements


Candidates seeking entry to this programme should ideally have a minimum of a pass in Mathematics at Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate and display an active interest in information and communications technology. Some experience with computer programming or coding would be advantageous. All prospective candidates will be interviewed individually and places will be awarded on merit.