Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development

The software industry is strong, providing specialist employment, with Ireland an important centre for localisation. The majority of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ireland is from the US, amounting to over 600 companies employing 100,000 people.

The Irish technology sector remains buoyant with Google, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay all having a major presence here. At IT Sligo our objective is to equip our graduates with the skills to seek employment in this level of business. We constantly re-assess course content to keep apace of emerging platforms and industry trends. You will undertake a work placement in the third year.

This programme takes into account the specific requirements of the global software industry and what it expects from graduates. On graduation you can progress to the BSc (Hons) in Computing in Software Development.

Learn much more about this programme or computing in general at IT Sligo.

Find out more about this Programme

Computing & Electronic Eng SG136 Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

Download the Grading Scale from

Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

The outlook is positive. Morgan McKinley report demand for software developers shows “no sign of slowing down”, with the first half of the 2016 marked by high volumes of recruitment activity report. It continues: “Over the past 12 months salaries have increased across the majority of areas particularly in the development space.”

There are a number of progression routes into the software industry. Future career paths could include software testing, software engineer, web Developer, application developer, mobile app developer, games developer, systems analyst, project manager and these will be documented in detail during the development phase.

What are my further study opportunities?

Students are well positioned to progress to Master's study.

What subjects will I study?


Clive Foley, CTO and co-founder of - a money messaging app - presides over the largest private equity investment in an indigenous Irish company and his company's pending roll-out throughout Europe. Clive studied Software at IT Sligo and can still be seen about taking some classes.

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510