BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development

Bachelor of Science (Honours)Software Systems Development

Full Time
2020 CAO range:
        279 - 477
Cork Road
4 years
240 ECTS

Course Aims 

The programme is designed to equip you with the skillset required to work in an array of computing roles in industry. You will develop secure software with the most modern methods of software technology for all areas of application, and you will have the ability to analyse, select, and utilise appropriate emerging technologies for the development of a software solution. You will be able to store, manage and mine data for businesses, and to develop systems to enable organisations to extract value from such data.

Why is Software Systems Development important? 

People and businesses such as Google, Facebook and Amazon generate vast amounts of data every day with each person leaving a digital footprint across the web. There is a demand for high quality software developers with multi-disciplinary skills and this programme will produce software developers, who can analyse this data for businesses to give them a competitive advantage, by equipping them with core skills in data science and information systems allied to excellent software development skills.

This programme provides you with the opportunity to become a well-rounded software developer with a background in either business, psychology, or a European language.

Subject Areas 

There is a strong focus on programming and website fundamentals to provide you with a solid background for later years. You will be also introduced to software engineering concepts, and fundamental computing concepts using Raspberry PI’s for example.

In years 2, 3, and 4 you will study specialist modules in mobile and web app development, database systems, business analytics, information systems and computer security. 

Unique features 

Companies in Ireland are seeking software developers who possess multi-disciplinary skills in the areas of Business, Psychology or Languages. With this in mind you will have the option to study those areas as elective option from year 2.

In year 3 you have the option to complete work placement or study abroad. Studying abroad has become a popular choice for all our students especially those who have chosen the European language elective. 

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Programming Fundamentals 1Programming Fundamentals 2
Website Development 1Web App Development 1
Systems Analysis, Design & TestingIntroduction to Software Engineering
Communication SkillsBIS & Processes
Computer Systems 1Computer Systems 2
Mathematics FundamentalsStatistical Analysis
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Data Structure and Algorithms 1Mobile App Development 1
User Experience DesignWeb App Development 1
Database FundamentalsDatabase Systems
Enterprise ApplicationsProfessional Practice
Computer NetworksIntroduction to Computer Security
Choose one of the following electives:Choose one of the following electives:
*Creative Problem Solving*Integrated Marketing
*Introduction to Psychology*Introduction to Social Psychology
*French Language Level B1.3*French Language Level B1.4
*German Language Level A1.1*German Language Level A1.2
*German Language Level B1.3*German Language Level B1.4
* = Elective
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Learning Portfolio - Flexible SemesterMobile App Development 2
Choose one of the following electives: Further Statistics
*Study Abroad NoSQL Databases
*Professional Cert.Digital Transformation of Information Systems
*Voluntary Organisation ProjectAutomated Cloud Services
*Ind. Placement Choose one of the following electives:
*Technology Entrepreneurship
* = Elective *Introduction to Cognition and Perception
*French Language Level B2.1
*German Language Level A2.2
*Content and Language Integrated Learning
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Agile Software PracticeDistributed Systems
Web App Development 2Application Security
Business Analytics 1Business Analytics 2
Enterprise Systems ArchitectureProject 2
Project 1Choose one of the following electives:
Choose one of the following electives:*Technology Commercialisation
*Project Management*Management Psychology
*Individual Differences*French Language Level B2.3
*French Language Level B2.2*German Language Level B1.2
*German Language Level B1.1*German Language Level B2.2
*German Language Level B2.1
* = Elective

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development:

Career Opportunities for BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development graduates:

  • Mobile App Developer

  • Programmer/Analyst

  • Database Developer

  • Database Administrator

  • Web Developer

  • SAP Specialist

  • Business Analyst

  • Software Developer

  • System Developer 

  • Data Analyst 


Follow on Study for BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development graduates:

Postgraduate programme in WIT or elsewhere. Many Software Systems Development graduates go on to complete research masters and PhDs.

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Course Leader

  • Ms. Mary Lyng

    BSc (Hons), MSc - Lecturer

    Tel: 51302057 Email: [email protected]

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