Taught course

Applied Science (Software Design and Development)

National University of Ireland Galway · Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

The programme is open to candidates with little or no I.T. experience, who have obtained a Level 7 primary degree or equivalent. A background in a numerate discipline is desirable. Students may transfer to the MSc (Software Design & Development) subject to places being available, an interview and achievement of a minimum 2.1 result in the Higher Diploma. GPA 3.0 or equivalent. IELTS score of 6 or equivalent if applicable.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a vocational programme which provides a comprehensive academic foundation and focused technical training in software development techniques and tools. The skills developed in this programme supplement the qualifications already acquired by
students in their undergraduate degrees. Graduates will therefore be able to compete effectively for positions both in the software development industry and equally in other sectors, related to their original degree.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Michael Schukat/ Dr. Hugh Melvin
+353 91 49 20 31/ +353 91 49 37 16