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Software Development Higher Cert.


This programme only runs part-time by night.

The Higher Certificate in Software Development is a part-time level 6 programme designed to provide students with the an introduction to computer science in stage one with modules in Programming Fundamentals, Web Development Fundamentals, Computer Architecture, Computer Security Principles, Mathematics for Computer Science, Modular Programming, Introduction to Databases, Operating Systems in Practice, Networking Fundamentals, Discrete Mathematics and Physical Computing.

The second stage of the Higher Certificate programme builds on the stage one foundation and has a deeper focus on software development with modules in Object-Oriented Programming, Requirements Engineering, Data Structures & Algorithms, OO Analysis & Design, Database Design, NoSQL Data Architectures, and many more.

Higher Certificate in Software Development Programme Schedule

The programme provides students with the relevant skills and knowledge in the area of modern software development focusing on languages, techniques, tools and methodologies.

Click this link or the image above to download the programme flyer which contains links to the complete list of modules. Please click here or the programme schedule button for full module details.


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.


Graduates of the Higher Certificate may progress to stage three of the BSc in Software Development programme which is also offered part-time by night.


The Department of Computer Science at MTU Cork is one of the largest Computer Science departments in Ireland. We offer a range of modern undergraduate programmes and a host of opportunities at master’s degree and at PhD level. Our industry engaged programmes match the needs of our economy and have an excellent reputation for producing the most employable computer science graduates in the region. These highly skilled graduates are in huge demand and contribute significantly to the development of the region. As technology plays a greater role in our society the growth in the demand for these graduates will continue year after year.

CONTACT INFORMATIONFurther information - Higher Certificate in Software Development

Gerard MacSweeney
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 433 5574

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