The Diploma in Software Development provides career-minded students with practical hands-on software development in modern application programming, resulting in highly-tuned technical capabilities. On completion, graduates are well prepared for lucrative roles in the software development industry.
Students taking the Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) option will be ready for the next generation of jobs involving robots, embedded systems, sensors and smart, connected devices.
Mondays: 8:30-12:30 and 1:30-5:30
Tuesdays: 8:30-12:30 and 1:30-5:30
Students enrolled in DSE 750 Application Development Project may have the option to negotiate flexible hours.
Course Offerings 2017
Please note that not all courses are offered every term.
DSE 720 Desktop Application Development * 15 credits
DSE 730 Mobile Application Development * 15 credits
DSE 760 Cloud and Web Application Development ** 30 credits
DSE 770 Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) 30 credits
DSE 790 Business Intelligence and Databases *** 30 credits
DSE 750 Application Development Project **** 60 credits (Offered every term, two term course)
* DSE 720 and DSE 730 are offered in the same term (4 weeks each).
** DSE 760 replaces DSE 710 and 740 that are no longer offered.
*** Students need approval from the Head of the Academy to enrol in DSE 790, Business Intelligence and Databases. This approval will be given only to students with a strong background in database fundamentals.
**** Students need to complete 60 credits from the 15 and 30-credit courses before enrolling in the 60-credit, Application Development Project. Any combination of 15 and 30-credit courses may be taken to make up the first 60 credits. Students enrolled in DSE 750 Application Development Project are encouraged to find real projects in industry and do their projects in industry.
- DSE 720, 730, 760 and 750
Potential employment in Web/Cloud/Mobile/Desktop App development
- DSE 720, 730, 770 and 750
Potential employment in Robotics, Embedded systems, IoT, Mobile/Desktop App development
- DSE 760, 790 and 750
Potential employment in Web/Cloud App dev, Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI)
- DSE 770, 790 and 750
Potential employment in Robotics, Embedded systems, IoT, Environment monitoring, Traffic control systems, Smart cities.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE
- Successful completion of a Degree or National Diploma in Computing Level 6 or overseas equivalent.
- a minimum of 3 years experience in computing with a qualification at level 6 or higher, or relevant background in computing either through qualifications or experience.
- Academic IELTS 6.0, Pearson Test, or equivalent with no band lower than 5.5.