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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Software Development


Course Code(s):  6M0691
QQI Award Code:  6M0691 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course gives students who have already achieved a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Software Development, Computer Systems & Networks or qualifications from an IT related area the opportunity to further enhance their skills. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and competence required in the software development and design sector.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Project Management
Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Graphical User Interface Programming
Leadership
Work Experience
Mathematics
Relational Database
Web Development
Digital Compliance
Distributed Systems
Mobile Technologies

 

Important: 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.

 

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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   Digital Media Designer  
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Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Games Designer  
Android /iOS App Developer   Multimedia Writer  

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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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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6M0691