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SD Schedule


The BSc in Software Development programme is delivered over three years. Each year is divided into two 13 week teaching semesters, the programme has a total of 6 semesters. Semesters normally have modules with a value of 5 ECTS credits giving 30 ECTS credits per semester and 60 ECTS credits per year. A 3-year level 7 degree has 180 ECTS credits. Elective modules are normally posted at the start of each academic year, sample elective options are shown below.

The tables below list the modules in each semester of the programme.

Module Descriptors for the modules below can be viewed HERE. Each module descriptor contains detailed information such as learning outcomes, indicative content, assessment methods, etc.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Programming Fundamentals (SOFT6018) Mandatory 5
Web Development Fundamentals (SOFT6007) Mandatory 5
Computer Architecture (COMH6002) Mandatory 5
Computer Security Principles (COMP6035) Mandatory 5
Maths for Computer Science (MATH6055) Mandatory 5
Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork (CMOD6001) Mandatory 5

YEAR 1 - Semester 2

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Modular Programming (SOFT6017) Mandatory 5
Introduction to Databases (COMP6041) Mandatory 5
Operating Systems in Practice (COMP604) Mandatory 5
Networking Fundamentals (COMP6027) Mandatory 5
Discrete Mathematics (MATH6004) Mandatory 5
Physical Computing (COMP6043) Mandatory 5

YEAR 2 - Semester 1

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Object Oriented Principles (SOFT7004) Mandatory 5
Database Design (SOFT7022) Mandatory 5
Server-side Web Development (SOFT7008) Mandatory 5
Requirements Engineering (SOFT7007) Mandatory 5
Linear Data Structures & Algorithms (COMP7035) Mandatory 5
Operating Systems (SOFT7006) Elective 5

YEAR 2 - Semester 2

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Object-Oriented Programming (COMP7013) Mandatory 5
NoSQL Data Architectures (COMP7037) Mandatory 5
C Programming (SOFT7019) Mandatory 5
OO Analysis and Design (SOFT7005) Mandatory 5
Systems Scripting (COMP7044) Mandatory 5
Probability & Statistics (STAT7007) Mandatory 5

YEAR 3 - Semester 1

Modules Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Distributed Systems Programming (SOFT8023) Mandatory 5
Client-Side Web Development (SOFT7031) Mandatory 5
Agile Processes (COMP7039) Mandatory 5
Programming for Data Analytics (SOFT8032) Mandatory 5
Programming Mobile Devices (SOFT7035) Elective 5
Group Project (SOFT7003) Mandatory 5

YEAR 3 - Semester 2

Modules (Option 1) Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Work Placement/Internship (PLAC7009) Mandatory 30
Modules (Option 2) Mandatory/Elective ECTS Credits
Emerging Technological Trends (COMP8045) Mandatory 5
Technical Communication Skills (COMP7046) Mandatory 5
Open Source Projects (COMP7047) Mandatory 15
Elective (FREE6001) Mandatory 5


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