Software is what allows a user to interact with a computer, and use it to perform tasks. This includes operating systems, internet browsers, office suites, and video games. Software development involves editing or writing new software, for a specific function.
This course shares a common first year with Computer Systems Management (CW217) and Computing (CW206), and may lead on to a Level 8 degree (CW238).
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Graduates are qualified as Systems Programmers, Sales and Technical support personnel, Networking Programmers, Software Designers and Installation Engineers to name but a few. Graduates will be able to provide a full range of services either as part of a computer company or by setting up their own business.