This course aims to give those with a non-computing background the opportunity to enter a fast paced and exciting industry. Students will gain the skills needed to support the demand of the software industry on a local and global scale.
The majority of new jobs have been in knowledge industries particularly ICT including software development, software testing and funds administration.
It is against this backdrop that we offer this course to graduates in subjects other than computing as an opportunity for career change, to enable them to exploit the opportunities for personal and professional development offered by this burgeoning sector.
The Professional Software Development course is taught over a full academic year, split into 3 semesters.
This module introduces students to the basic hardware components from which a computer system is constructed and the organisation of these components. Students will also gain an understanding of how computers communicate in the context both of local and wide area networks.
Professional Software Development I
Operating Systems Fundamentals
Professional Software Development 2
Mobile Devices and Applications
There is a strong demand in the local Northern Ireland economy and beyond for graduates with software development skills. Coupled with the skills and knowledge of their primary degree, graduates from this course will be well placed to find employment in private industry, public sector organisations and in research. They will have the necessary skills to work in initially work in roles such as software developers, software testers and/or academic or commercial researchers but will also have the capacity to diversify into other roles such as independent consultants.
To apply for this course, please use the Online Application System.
English Language Requirements
Teaching and Learning Assessment
Exemptions and Transferability
Scholarships, awards and prizes