Fundamentals of Software Development / Bunphrionsabail na Forbartha Bogearraí

Course Title: Certificate in Fundamentals of Software Development 

If you are under 23 years old on 1 January you must have achieved Grade D3 in five Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish or a FETAC Level 5 qualification or equivalent unless otherwise stated. That is 5 subjects: O6/H7, English or Irish: O6/H7 and Mathematics: O6/H7, or better to apply for this course.

If a Mature student (over 23 years on 1 January 2020) you may be exempted from this requirement but you must have a pass in ordinary level mathematics or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the programme. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

The Computing Fundamentals Software Development programme has been updated to reflect the latest skills requirements of major ICT companies in Ireland. TU Dublin, Tallaght places over 80 students into the ICT sector every year and this course reflects feedback from industry collaborators and the increasingly diverse technological landscape.

In its own right the course creates a fundamental understanding of software development processes and enables suitable candidates to undertake roles such as business analyst and represent customer perspectives on agile software teams.

This programme is based on three modules from Year 1 Computing Degree Programmes. As well as an excellent introduction to Computing this course offers the possibility to access follow on programmes leading to degrees in Computing (AI), IT Management and Cloud Computing which are available in the evening. Those who successfully complete the course will have an opportunity to progress onto particular areas such as web development, cloud computing and AI. The modules proposed in software (Python), Systems Analysis and Business and Information Systems will provide students with an understanding of technical issues in computing.

The TU Dublin Tallaght Computing with Software programme focuses on supplying the demand for software developers with a modern skillset. It combines computer science sought by industry with up to date current hands on skills in areas such as developing for Public Cloud, DevOps, Machine Learning. We have taken inputs from a wide range of ICT Sector companies and organisations such as Amazon AWS, IBM, Microsoft, SAP among others in developing this course.          

  • Systems Analyst
  • Trainee Developer
  • Agile Team Member

Semester 1

  • Software Development 1
  • Business & Information
  • Systems Analysis

Applications now open for September 2022 - Apply Now

For queries on the application process please contact: 
Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432
  • BSc. Computing with IT Management/ Software (Level 7 & Level 8)
  • BSc. Hons Cloud Computing
  • BSc. Computing with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (Level 8)
TU Code



Level 6


Certificate in Fundamentals of Software Development (Minor Award)


One Semester

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2022





Fees (Non-EU)


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Dr. Barry Feeney