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SQA ADVANCED DIPLOMA

COMPUTING: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Technical & professional training in design, implementation, support, evaluation or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries.

Software Development

Software development allows students to develop a range of advanced specialist technical software development skills and knowledge in programming and systems development. Learners will gain in academics, technical and professional training leading to skills necessary to design, implement, support, evaluate or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries.

The objective of the program of study is to provide students an opportunity to learn the skills to succeed in established software development areas of database management and systems development, but also adopt skills needed to succeed in emerging technologies. The key skill of this course is to develop programming and design skill using the state of the art technologies including mobile applications.

Course Highlights

  • Training on Industry compatible software platforms.

  • Hands on training to complement theory concepts.

  • Industry certification from IBM, CISCO and Microsoft to bring out key concepts on latest gambit of technologies.

  • Highly qualified and competent teaching faculties.

  • Industry competent projects to supplement technical concepts.

  • Sourcing hardware requirement framework and its physical significance in industry

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Software Development allows students to develop a range of specialist technical software development skills and knowledge in programming and systems development. It will prepare participants for progression to further study in computing, software development or a related discipline. Learners will gain academic, technical and professional training leading to the skills necessary to design, implement, support, evaluate or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries. It will also allow candidates to develop an awareness of professional IT issues such as legal and ethical considerations. Students will not only have the opportunity to learn the skills to succeed in established software development areas of database management and systems development, but also adopt skills needed to succeed in emerging technologies. The key skill of this course is to develop programming and design skills using state-of-the-art technologies such as mobile applications. 

Duration > 2 years

Year -1

  • Computer Systems Fundamentals

  • Developing Software: Introduction

  • Software Development: Programming Foundations

  • Team Working in Computing

  • Troubleshooting Computer Problems

  • Mathematics for Computing 1

  • Computer Networking: Fundamentals

  • Professionalism and Ethics in Computing

  • Software Development: Object Oriented Programming

  • Web Development Fundamentals

  • Multi User Operating Systems

  • Computing: Graded Unit 1 (Exam)

Entry Requirements

  • Students to hold a minimum of 55 % aggregate in CBSE Grade X/ Cambridge “O” level/equivalent (Preferred Subjects – Science and Maths/ Technical Subjects).

  • Successful completion of a relevant UAE equivalent National Certification of 6 or above.

  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.

Admission Process

Year -2

  • Mathematics for Computing 2

  • Software Development: Data Structures

  • Relational Database Management Systems 

  • Systems Development: Object Oriented Analysis and Design

  • Project Management for IT

  • Managing a Web Server

  • Computing: Software Development: Graded Unit 2 (Project)

  • Network Security Concepts

  • Database Programming with PL/SQL

  • Technical Specialist: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft.NET Framework 4

Career Opportunities

  • Junior Software Developer

  • Applications Programmer

  • Systems Analyst

  • Testing Analyst.