Diploma in Software Engineering

Start date: 01 September 2023

Duration: 1 Year Part-Time

Location: University of Galway

Certificate: NFQ Level 8

Cost: Members €2,910 Non-Members €4,850

Programme overview

This fully online diploma provides a focused programme of study in the area of software design and development, providing an insight into technical skills and modern industry techniques. Computer programming and design are taught in the diploma, as well as a number of important software engineering methodologies.

Course Outline

This course is part-time and runs over one year. You will study one online module every eight weeks. Modules include:

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems [CORE]
  • Fundamentals of Programming [CORE]
  • Software Engineering [CORE]
  • Object Oriented Programming [CORE]
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Distributed Systems and the Cloud
  • Artificial Intelligence

CORE modules are those which you must take. All other modules are electives and you must choose one.

Who is the course for

This is an ideal course for students who wish to:

  • Update their software development and ICT skills

  • Study in a flexible, online environment

  • Engage with an interesting and challenging curriculum

  • Improve their employability by re-skilling in the area of software development

  • Develop key professional skills of critical thinking, problem-solving and communications skills

Training Provider Profile

University of Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 175 years, with a student population today of over 18,000.  According to QS World University Rankings, they are ranked 259 in the world and have been increasing their global reach and reputation over the past decade.

Diploma in Software Engineering