Software Development (BSc) Part-time

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    Computing,Computer Science

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    Part time

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Admission Requirements:

To be eligible to undertake the programme or a single module you must hold a Higher Certificate in Science in Computing or equivalent. The Department operates a policy of recognising prior learning (RPL) in compliance with the overall institute policy of RPL.



Computer Science

All part-time programmes at MTU Cork Campus will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Course Fee: €330 per 5 credit module

This programme is designed as a follow on programme from the Higher Certificate in Computing.


At least three semesters, depending on the number of modules taken per semester.


The BSc in Software Development is a level 7 degree programme designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to gain employment in the software development industry.

More specifically, the programme provides students with the relevant skills and knowledge in the area of modern software development focusing on languages, techniques, tools and methodologies, and their application to real-world problems.


Career Opportunites

Potential areas of employment include working as a Software Developer, Software Tester, Software Support Engineer or Database Developer, to name but a few career possibilities.



Please click on the 'Module Tab' above for detailed module information.

The first part of this 60 credit programme is comprised of 6 five credit modules. Two 30 credit elective groups are offered in the second part of this programme. The elective groups are:
1. Work Placement (RPL options)
2. Four taught modules.

The four taught modules are:
Emerging Technological Trends (5 credits)
Technical Communication Skills (5 credits)
Open Source Projects (15 credits)
Elective module (5 credits)

Among the areas you would be required to study are:
Distributed System Programming  
Group Project  
Client-side Web Development
Agile Processes
Programming for Data Analytics



Bachelor of Science in Software Development (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

For detailed module information, please click here

Graduates from the programme may apply for the BSc (Honours) in IT Management or the BSc (Honours) in Software Development..


  • This is an add-on programme designed as a progression pathway for graduates of the Higher Certificate in Software Development.
  • Advanced entry applications from applicants will be considered on a case by case basis, please contact the programme coordinator for further details, and how to apply, by e-mail





Gerard MacSweeney
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