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Software Development (Hons)(Online), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This Software Development (Hons)(Online) programme from Institute of Technology Sligo takes into account the specific requirements of the global software industry and what it expects from graduates.
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Software Development (Hons)(Online) programme from Institute of Technology Sligo is designed for students that are interested in solving problems and inventing solutions and want a career in the ever changing world of technology.

 At IT Sligo our objective is to equip our graduates with the skills to seek employment in this level of business. We constantly re-assess course content to keep apace of emerging platforms and industry trends. You will undertake a work placement in the third year.

The programme focus is on the design and development of software. There are several distinct features:

  • significant practical elements - we believe you learn best by doing and our programme is built upon hands on lab work where you create software solutions.
  • equipment - we have invested heavily in equipment, computer labs and workspaces to ensure you have the best tools to learn and prepare you for the workplace.
  • project - a substantial capstone project to really grapple with a problem and create a killer solution. You’ll have the space and support to work in a year-long effort towards a solution that will showcase your growing knowledge and application.


There are many progression routes into the software industry. Future career paths could include software testing, software engineer, web developer, application developer, mobile app developer, games developer, systems analyst, project manager.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Secure Software Development
  • Data Analytics
  • AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Software Application Security Testing
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Startup Engineering
  • Advanced Programming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • This programme is offered currently only for advanced entry to Year 4. You will need a Level 7 in a Software Development programme or cognate area. 
  • Alternatively, we can process advanced entry in some case through an examination of your experiential learning.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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