Cyber Security with Software Development

Our Computer Programming and Software Development Courses are a excellent link between computer industry requirements and education progression to degree level

Cyber Security with Software Development

  • This Level 5 Certificate in Software Development and Cyber Security gives students an excellent grounding in computer programming and cyber security (including the identification and management of risks to information systems).  
  • This course provides a thorough introduction to coding, hardware and networking concepts so students can appreciate what cyber security involves. 
  • Cyber security focus is on identifying the data, computing assets and business systems that are most at risk. Thus, developing an awareness of cyber risk management and appropriate legal & compliance steps that need to be taken by organisations.
Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 Award Software Development 5M0529
September 2022 - May 2023
Course requirements
  • Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or equivalent. 
  • Mathematics at ordinary level is desirable. 
  • Mature Applicants welcome. 
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry. 
  • All applicants will be interviewed. 
  • Use of computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable.
Course modules
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (5N0541) 
  • Software Architecture (5N2772) 
  • ICT Security Policy and Management (5N0583) 
  • Maths for Information Technology 5N18396) 
  • Communications (5N0690) 
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development (5N1356) 
  • Networking (5N2929) 
  • Mobile Technologies (5N0580) 
  • Games Analysis Design (5N1651) 
  • European Language (Optional) 
Education Progression
  • QQI Level 5 Award holders progress to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Software Development.  
  • This Level 6 course has advanced entry links with TU Dublin Grangegorman, TU Dublin Blanchardstown and TU Dublin Tallaght, NCI and Griffith College.  
  • Level 5 students may apply successfully through the CAO to third level colleges. The course has a high success rate in terms of students securing places on courses in TU Dublin, Maynooth University, UCD and IADT. 


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