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SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development (Fixed Framework)

Whether you’re looking to build a career in Software Development or go into advanced studies in the field, the SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Software Development (Fixed Framework) is the right course for you to sign up for. The course will equip you with the current skills in specialist technical software development, and impart to you the latest knowledge in programming and systems development.

Growing Demand for Software Developers / Engineers in Sri Lanka and Overseas

Software developers are required in many different industries from biotechnology to telecommunications and transport. An SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development will equip you with the skills and theoretical knowledge they need as they move into advanced studies and employment. The software development activities covered include: new development, modification, re-use, re-engineering and maintenance.

The Fastest and Economical Pathway to a Degree from an Internationally Recognised SQA Partner University

SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development is the fastest and economical gateway to a bachelors’ or masters’ degree in the software development field from a world-renowned SQA Partner University – over 40 worldwide. This is so, because upon successful completion of the diploma, you’re eligible to top up your qualifications by progressing directly to a third year degree, which always entails significant cost and time savings.

Why Secure this Qualification?

SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development has been designed by SQA in partnership with colleges, universities and industry, so employers recognise that the qualification holder possesses a certain set of skills and certain amount of knowledge.

The unit-based structure supports flexible delivery and at PACE, students will be able to access laboratory facilities and seek advice & guidance from lecturers after the regular lecturing hours.

This qualification equips you with some of the most sought-after competencies in the field of Software Development whether you intend to get employed or go into advanced studies, say, a bachelor’s or masters’ degree in Software Development.

Internship Opportunities

After the first year of studies are completed, we’ll find for you internship opportunities at reputed private and public companies where you’ll gain ample exposure to real-life work and learn how your knowledge can be best applied in practical work requirements. Since no other institutes take the trouble to do this, by opting to study SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development at PACE Institute, you’ll get to reap this unique advantage.

Target Audience

SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • School leavers
  • Adult returners to education
  • Individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • People to start their own business in software development

Advancedment / Progression

As already revealed above, the SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing Software Development can provide advanced entry to a degree-level study or a masters degree programme at SQA partner universities in the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Superior Syllabus

The SQA syllabus we offer is so superior to what our local competitors offer that you will have a fantastic opportunity to be conversant in software development, be employable and / or eligible for progressing to a third year degree at an SQA partner university. Also, our highly qualified panel of lecturers do a tremendous job in teaching and mentoring you to reach excellence in your studies.

Course Outline

  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Computing
  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Troubleshooting Computer Problems
  • Database Design Fundamentals
  • Relational Database Management Systems
  • SQL Fundamentals
  • Developing Small Standalone Applications
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Mathematics
  • Working in Teams
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Data Structures
  • Scripting for Interactivity
  • Self Describing Data (XML)
  • Development and Prototyping in Rapid Application Development
  • Dynamically Generated Content in Web Development
  • Industry Oriented Training (incentive by PACE Institute)
  • SQA Advanced Project

Next Batch Starts on :- 6th February 2020

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