Mobile Technology and App design


Every company now has a mobile app, to advertise, reach out to customers and sell their products. This course is aimed at programming enthusiasts interested in pursuing a career in this industry, currently worth over $77B and growing. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of mobile app development and will also learn how market and sell their ideas. Advanced OO-Programming concepts are covered and students will be confidently able to program in Java and other languages upon completion

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (5 passes)
Leaving Certificate Applied  or equivalent
Applicants of mature years will be considered on their merits


One year full time
Course Outline
Mobile app development
Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture
Programming & Design Principles
Games Analysis & Design
2D Computer Graphics
3D Computer Graphics
Web Authoring
Operating Systems
Work Experience

Students may apply for a place in the following Institutions through the Higher Education Links Scheme.


The following courses accept QQI level 5 as an appropriate entry, see the individual colleges for more details.

Athlone IT Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Design (Game Development) – AL801
Computing and game development, Sligo IT SG131
Product Design DIT DT001
Transport and operations design DIT DT028
Mathematical Sciences DIT DT2015
Industrial Mathematics DIT DT220
Computer Science DIT DT228
Computer Science DIT DT282

This is just a sample of the courses available at level 6,7 & 8 in Universities around Ireland and abroad.

Course Coordinator

Pat Horan