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Diploma in Software Development - in partnership with the Code Institute

Duration: 12 weeks full-time, Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 11th September 2017

Days: Monday - Friday

Ref Code: CICDSD1P

Accredited By: Code Institute

Fee: €8,900

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Flexible payment plans are available. Contact us for more information.


Are you looking for the Fastest Way to Become a Software Developer? The Code Institute's Diploma in Software Development course at IBAT College Dublin will give you the skills you need.
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Diploma in Software Development Course Objectives:

  • Provide you with the Fastest Way to Become a Software Developer.
  • Allow you to become a Professional Developer in 12 Weeks.
  • Provide you with the skills to begin your new career this year.
  • Learn a future proof skill with in Software Development.

Diploma in Software Development Course Overviewcoding for business professionals course

Code Institute's Diploma in Software Development is an intensive coding course created and validated by tech-industry experts and programming academics. This ensures that we teach the most in demand languages and technologies. Code Institute have relocated our Dublin Centre of Excellence to IBAT’s state-of-the-art campus in Temple Bar.

Our Diploma in Software Development is also the only coding bootcamp that meets academic requirements for independent university credit-rating. To further empower aspiring software developers – we created our Mentored Online programme which allows students to learn to code from anywhere in the world.

Rapid growth in the technology sector has created incredible opportunity but organisations are struggling to identify and hire skilled software developers.

The traditional education cycle has struggled to produce enough practically skilled "plug-and-play" developers to address the growing skills gap.

Websites like CourseReport and SwitchUp are brilliant resources for statistic takeaways.

  • 22% increase (US & EU) in ICT Vacancies by 2020 – accounting for all current college graduates – that’s 825,000 in europe alone.
  • 18,000 career-ready graduates in 2016’s bootcamp industry. That’s up from 2,000 in 2013.
  • The ONLY university credit rated coding bootcamp in Europe.
  • Diploma in Software Development graduates work for Barclays, Accenture and more!

How will I learn?

Code Institute’s Diploma in Software Development is a new, accelerated way of learning to code. In 12-weeks, students at our Dublin Centre of Excellence go from complete novice, to career-ready developer.

We have worked with the biggest tech companies in Ireland – Accenture, PayPal, MasterCard – to ensure we’re teaching the latest, industry-demanded technologies. These companies form our Industry Advisory Council.

What will I learn?

You will learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (& Libraries), Python, Django, MySQL and more.

What are my Career Prospects with the Diploma in Software Development Course?

If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot of vacant ICT jobs right now with a projected 22% increase by 2020 with no developers to fill them. That’s around 825,000 unfilled ICT jobs in Europe alone (accounting for all college graduates).

What does this mean for me?

A quick search of "Python Developer" on Indeed’s website will reveal the sheer amount of jobs available. Much of them require supplementary coding languages – all taught on Code Institute’s industry-aligned syllabus.

You will obtain the skills that will enable you to immediately contribute to any organisation’s software development projects. You’ll enhance your current role with a dual-track career or carve out an entirely new one. Most of all, you’ll be safeguarded against automation.

Don’t take it from us, watch this video to find out from employers why they hire Code Institute Software Developers: Accenture, Jobbio and more!


Projected increase in ICT
jobs over the next 3 years.


 Number of unfilled ICT
jobs in Europe alone.

30,000 (Euro)

Averaging Entry Level
Starting Salary



What are modules taught?

Our classroom bootcamp Diploma in Software Development is an intense, accelerated education experience. Beginning with front end development, you’ll learn everything you need to become a junior developer or create your big idea in 12 weeks.

Our course is split into three, four-week “streams” which cover key aspects of software development, ending with students combining their skills for a full stack project.

You’ll learn from talented professionals with a tremendous amount of accumulated experience in the technology and education industries.

  • Stream 1 | Front End Development: +

    Stream 1 will develop our students’ proficiency with front end technologies. We start with front end development as it’s far easier to see how much you’ve improved.

      1. HTML5
      2. CSS3
      3. JavaScript Libraries including JQuery D3.js
      4. Front End Frameworks including Bootstrap and AngularJS
      5. Use Git to maintain, upload and share code with the developer community.
      6. Understand and implement responsive design and user experience best practices.
      7. Use industry standard Integrated Development Environments such as Sublime Text
      8. Team-work and collaboration through in-class exercises
  • Stream 2 | Back End Development & Data Integration: +

    Stream 2 will develop our students’ back end development and data wrangling skills.

      1. Python
      2. IDAs such as PyCharm
      3. Debugging and Unit Testing
      4. Classes and Objects
      5. Data Manipulation via MongoDB & MySQL
      6. Flask Micro-Framework
      7. Use front end ability to create a data dashboard.
  • Stream 3 | Full Stack Application Deployment : +

    Stream 3 will develop skills in the module integration. Students will build and deploy a full stack application framework using Django and advanced Python.

      1. Creating templates, blogs, forums, and polls.
      2. Implement authentication and security features
      3. Enable eCommerce payment systems via Stripe and Paypal
      4. Learn advanced database transactions
      5. Skill up in integration testing
      6. Deploy a full stack application to a server
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Am I qualified enough?

Personal Requirements

  1. Students should complete Stream Zero, our basic introduction to coding.
  2. Passionate about learning, problem solving, and logical processes.
  3. If fully employed, project management is key to successful Diploma completion.
  4. If English is not your primary language, you must provide proof of IELTS level of 6.0 or higher or equivalent qualification.

Please Note: These are minimum requirements and do not grant automatic entry. Admission is at the discretion of Code Institute and affiliated Partners.

Formal Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is not applicable for this programme.

System Requirements

  1. 8GB RAM
  2. Windows 8 or higher
  3. Mac OSX 10 or higher

How is the course assessed?

Students are appraised through three project-based assessments. Students have 6 weeks post-coding bootcamp for submission. This ensures that our students code in a real-time environment, develop a professional portfolio and can easily illustrate their ability to employers. Code Institute’s Diploma in Software Development is awarded after successful project assessment. Students are appraised through three project-based assessments. Students have 6 weeks post-coding bootcamp for submission. This ensures that our students code in a real-time environment, develop a professional portfolio and can easily illustrate their ability to employers. Code Institute’s Diploma in Software Development is awarded after successful project assessment.

Who accredits the Diploma in Software Development course?

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The Code Institute accredits the course; the Code Institute was founded in 2015 and is dedicated to creating courses to help bridge the growing communication and skills gap in the ICT sector.

Code Institute works closely with subject matter experts to create a globally recognised set of standards. Our panel of industry-leading experts – including members from Accenture, Dell, GSK, and PayPal – make up our Industry Advisory Council (IAC).

Our IAC review; validate and recommend syllabus improvements, ensuring we teach the most relevant technologies and languages.

Maximising employability and bridging the growing ICT communication skills gap underpins our philosophy.

Did you know?

Code Institute hold the distinction of being the only coding bootcamp to meet the academic criteria of an independent university – Edinburgh Napier University and holds a University Credit-Rating.

This means that on top of industry-alignment, we deliver a unique infusion of industry and academia. Credit-rating also allows Code Institute to award our students a Level 6 Diploma in Software Development (NFQ).

How long is this Coding Fundamentals course?

This Diploma in Software Development course will take place over 12 weeks, full-time, Monday to Friday from 9.00am-5.00pm

What is the fee for this Diploma in Software Development Course?

The course fees are €8,900.

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply for the Diploma in Software Development course, what should I do?

Application can be made using the buttons above. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and a member of the Admissions team will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

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ICT and Computing Lecturer Profiles

  • Mark Dean – Web Design / IS Lecturer

    Mark is an IT professional with over 20 years industry experience. Over this period he has accumulated knowledge and skills from numerous sectors ranging from education through to manufacturing and banking. He has been involved in many IT roles including software developer, team leader, systems analyst, and corporate IT trainer. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College and has lectured on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    Mark Dean, Web Design / IS Lecturer
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