The Information Technology: Software Development diploma program equips learners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to excel in the field of information technology and software systems development. It combines rigorous academic coursework with practical, real-world experience.
During the first year of the program, learners acquire robust skills in a variety of programming languages while using the tools and methods needed to effectively work in an enterprise-based environment. They develop skills in the areas of software analysis and design, database design, web development, and project management.
In the second year, learners apply the full spectrum of their programming and development skills through experiential and work integrated learning, preparing them for entry into industry. They work collaboratively in small groups on a capstone project that simulates workplace processes and practices. Upon successful completion of this project, they may also participate in work integrated learning experiences such as a field placement hosted by an employer, an applied research project, or even an entrepreneurial venture. During these practical experiences, the employer and/or a dedicated campus representative actively monitors and supports the learner's progress to best prepare them for a successful transition to the work world.