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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Bachelor of Science Software Systems Development

What is the BSc in Software Systems Development course?
The BSc in Software Systems Development is a three year ordinary degree course. In this degree programme students will learn how to design, develop, and maintain software applications such as interactive web sites, mobile apps, database applications, and business intelligence tools.

On completion of the programme, students will have the skillset necessary to become competent software developers and business analysts; and students will have the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of today’s software industry. The course will also equip the student with the other skills required to work in the software systems industry, including the ability to work as part of a development team, and the ability to work with the system user through all stages of system development.

The aim is to enable them to develop software with the most modern methods of software technology for all areas of application.

Flexible Semester
The course includes a flexible learning semester in year three. The flexible semester is a non-contact semester and consists of one of the following options:

  • Industrial Placement (paid/unpaid) 
  • Active Service Learning (voluntary)
  • Industry-accredited courses
  • Placement in a designated Research environment
  • Placement in a Commercial Innovation/Incubation unit
  • Study Abroad

Campus Information

Cork Road


  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
  • Some courses have special entry requirements, which you should check under the course details.

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