Computer Science & IT courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Software Development – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About Software Development – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

What is the programme about?

Create and design software for computers, internet, smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Examples of software include: Word, PowerPoint, Flight simulators, Bank ATMs, iTunes, Facebook, security encryption, online payment, VLC movie player, Games 

Manage, store, retrieve, and analyse Big Data for multiple types of industries (e.g. Facebook data, YouTube data, Bank details, Flight information etc.)

Learn a variety of languages to help make websites, mobile phones, and computers easy to interact with, such as: Java, C#, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, SQL

Become an expert in computer programming, web development, testing, and mobile computing (Java, C#, .Net, UML, Junit, mockito, cucumber, GIT, Docker, Jenkins, DreamWeaver, CS5, PHP, SQL Server, MySQL, Android)

Who is the programme suited to?

​Suited to people who are creative, analytical and logical and who are interested in computers and like solving real life problems. 

Creative and innovative minded people will be challenged in this programme to express their ideas in the application of ground-breaking new technologies.

Top 3 Reasons

1. Interesting and rewarding software development career in which you express your creativity through software in solving real world problems. 
2. Complete industry projects as part of your studies. 
3. Undertake six months industry work placement in year 3 as part of your studies.

Class Contact Hours

24 hours per week

Did You Know?

IT graduates and Software Developers are among the most sought after and highly paid graduates in the world. 

The technology sector is facing a severe skills shortage and the education system is not able to produce enough graduates to meet demand. 

A major worldwide trend has been the growth of the IT sector.

Jobs Include

  • Software Developer, Software Engineer 
  • App/Games/Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Test & Quality Engineer


Graduates Work For

Ericsson, Microsoft, Cisco, Avvio, Lumension, Kerry Foods. OpenJaw Technologies, IBM Global Services, Deloitte.

Further Studies

Higher Diploma, Masters, or PhD

Entry Requirement

Leaving Certificate: 
A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. 

Mature Applicants:
Mature student (i.e. 23 years of age on 1st January for admission in September) applicants must apply through the CAO on or before 1st February.

International Applicants:
Non-EU applicants should apply directly to the International Office at LIT allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by July 1st at the latest.


Please visit for further information on how to apply to this course.

IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250

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