Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


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Brief Description

Please note this course is not currently scheduled to run until further notice. You may be interested in learning more about the short micro-credential Mobile Application Development.

The Certificate in Computing for Secure Mobile Applications will give potential and current ICT professionals the fundamental skills and knowledge to develop web and mobile applications. The course content will address the ICT skills shortages in particular by developing learners knowledge and skills in programming mobile and web-based applications at a level that will allow them to become mobile or web app developers.

On successful completion of this programme, participants will learn to: 

  • The Fundamentals and implementation of a Mobile App Development Platform
  • How to Design and develop structured program solutions for smartphones
  • How to program an app, with design methodologies that put security at the start of the design phase
  • Develop responsive applications for various types of devices using scripting and coding methods


Course delivery combines traditional distance education with online learning with the option of attending on-campus tutorials. Face to face classroom sessions are supported with recorded lectures to present information.

An industry project will ensure a strong focus on the integration of the academically acquired skills with the practical application of those skills with an industrial partner and offers an agile and innovative learning programme providing personalised, flexible and tailored options to diverse learner cohorts; from graduates, apprentices, to upskilling industry professionals and mature students.



Semester 1- Spring  Semester 2- Autumn
EE2021 Data Security EE2012  Software Engineering
EE2001  Computer Software EE2003   PROJECT 
EE2011 Mobile Application Development   



The principal entry requirement for the course is a Level 7 ordinary degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology discipline.

Applicants that do not meet the standard qualification requirement but with significant relevant experience in the computing/technology sector will be considered under the University policy that allows for the recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning; non-accredited personal and professional education as well as work based training. Such applicants will be requested to provide a portfolio of their previous relevant work which might suggest that they are capable of successfully completing the course.

The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants so that the course admission team are satisfied that they have the requisite ability in Mathematics and Computing to derive benefit from this course and to satisfy the programme outcomes.       

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Required Documents for UL application:

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE)  or project work (applies to some courses only). 

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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