Cork College of FET Morrison's Island Campus


Cork College of FET Morrison's Island Campus


Cork College of FET Morrison's Island Campus


UX App Development
(Software Development)

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There has been an explosion in Mobile, App and web technology usage, accelerated by the COVID-19 emergency with a 320 p.c. increase in UX App Design jobs in the last 5 year alone. 
At present, Irish-based companies seeking to hire UX Designers include Accenture, PWC, Paddy Power, Glanbia, Infosys and Ryanair as well as many design agencies, software development firms and startups. 

Our innovative UX App Design Course will meet this increased recruitment demand, exploring mobile app design and the fundamentals of software architecture. 


  • Leaving Certificate with at least a pass grade in mathematics or relevant computer experience.
  • CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.
  • Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.
  • All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.


September to May.


See fees & payment for details.


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development (5M0529).


Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (5N0541)

Programming using Java (IDE: Eclipse) to design, build, test and deploy Object Oriented applications, including classes, objects, constructors and inheritance.

Software Architecture - 5N2772

 Techniques to build industry standard software using traditional SDLCs and Agile methodologies (including Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming). Create UML diagrams (including use-case and class diagrams), and auto-generate Java code within Eclipse using Visual Paradigm. Please note: 
Visual Paradigm grants Cork College of FET – Morrison’s Island Campus online UML tools, BPMN tools, Agile Story Mapping tools, Task Management tools under the Academic Partner Program. 

Maths for Information Technology - 5N18396

Acquire mathematical skill in problem solving and mathematical investigations in the following areas: basic arithmetic and algebra, set theory and Boolean logic, functions and calculus , geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics, and algorithms and computations.

Teamworking - 5N1367

Participate in core team-working activities to include negotiation, problem solving, finding solutions, decision making and conflict resolution. Demonstrate appropriate communications, problem solving and negotiation techniques in a range of team-working situations and roles to include leadership roles and give a receive feedback. Monitor personal strengths and skills as a team participant. 

Web Authoring - 5N1910

Build professional websites using HTML and CSS.

Programming and Design Principles - 5N2927

 Learn the fundamentals of programming including conditional statements, iteration and methods, and the importance of programs being to industry standard at the front end and the back end.

Networking Essentials - 5N2929

Connect digital devices using private, non-routable IPv4 addressing, and test connectivity using diagnostic tools. Build and deploy a LAN, and implement and manage network resources.

Mobile Technologies - 5N0580

Learn about mobile technologies and how to build mobile apps taking functionality and the user interface into account and how to install, configure and deploy an app.


  • Data Analytics Workshop
  • Data Protection (online)


Students will undertake a block work placement of two weeks in a software development environment.

Students are encouraged to source their own Work Placement but you will be supported by the Work Placement team should you need assistance to do this.


Some of our popular progression opportunities include:

Morrison’s Island Campus


  • CK121 Psychology & Computing
  • CK401 Computer Science


  • MT803 Computing (Cork)
  • MT805 IT Management (Cork)


  • SE607 Computer Games Development (Carlow)
  • SE611 Creative Computing (Waterford)

Excellent progression opportunities to other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU (Waterford & Carlow) for preferential entry for students of Morrisons Island locations. Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.


On successful completion of a full award, the student can apply for an entry level position as a programmer, an app developer or a website developer.

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