B.Sc. On Campus

Software Systems Development

Waterford Institute of Technology

36 months
10250 EUR/year
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The B.S. in Software Systems Development from Waterford Institute of Technology prepares students to know how to design, develop, and maintain software applications such as interactive web sites, mobile apps, database applications, and business intelligence tools.


The Software Systems Development program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology is designed to enable students to develop software with the most modern methods of software technology for all areas of application.

On completion of the programme, students will have the skillset necessary to become competent software developers and business analysts; and students will have the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of today’s software industry. The course will also equip the student with the other skills required to work in the software systems industry, including the ability to work as part of a development team, and the ability to work with the system user through all stages of system development.

The course includes a flexible learning semester in year three. The flexible semester is a non-contact semester and consists of one of the following options:

  • Industrial Placement (paid/unpaid) 
  • Active Service Learning (voluntary)
  • Industry-accredited courses
  • Placement in a designated Research environment
  • Placement in a Commercial Innovation/Incubation unit
  • Study Abroad


  • Software Business Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Software Trainer
  • Web Developer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Business Information Systems and Processes
  • Computer Systems Mathematical Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Design and Testing
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Website Development 1
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 1
  • Database Funadamentals
  • Computer Networks
  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Mobile App Development 
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Professional Practice
  • User Experience Design
  • Web App Development 1
  • Development Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Automated Cloud Services
  • Digital Transformation of Information Systems
  • Industrial Placement
  • Study Abroad
  • NoSQL Databases
  • Introduction to Social Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  • 5 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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