Computer Science

Certificate in Software Development QQI Level 5 (5M0529) – Year 1
Advanced Certificate in Software Development Level 6 (6M0691) – Year 2

Our course encompasses many aspects of computing including scientific foundation, coding, web design, IT skills and familiarisation with a range of industrial and commercial applications.

There is a high success rate for our students through our advanced progression links into

  • TUD (Honours Computer Science Degree)
  • NCI (BSc in Computing )
  • ITB (BSc in Computing)

Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis put on coding. Year one has eight hours of programming per week and year two has nine hours.

Computer Science at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Course Content

Year 1
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (Java)
  • Programming & Design Principles (Java)
  • Web Design
  • Software Architecture
  • Database Methods
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Maths for Information Technology
Year 2
  • Object Orientated Programming (Java)
  • Graphical User Interface Programming (Java)
  • Web Development
  • Software Architecture
  • Relational Databases
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Project Management.


Certificate in Software Development QQI Level 5 (5M0529)

Advanced Certificate in Software Development Level 6 (6M0691)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with a minimum of a O6 or H7 grade in Maths. Mature students are welcome.

Career Opportunities

Students with a Computer Science qualification can anticipate employment as computer technicians, programmers/analysts, software and hardware support specialists and computer sales professionals. Alternatively they may use the course as a sound academic basis for further study in the Computer Science area.

Computer Science at Colásite Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

College Links

Successful students may progress to the second year of Computer Science or Computing:

TUD TUD856 (BSc Hons – C2 / O4 in Leaving Cert Maths required)
NCI  BHSC (National College of Ireland, BSc in Computing )
ITB TU860 (IT Blanchardstown, BSc in Computing)


2 Years

Course Charges

Year 1: €277
Year 2: €245

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.