Computing with AI (Software Development)

QQI Level 5

Learning about AI is essential for anyone interested in leveraging the power of technology to solve real-world problems. Our Computing with AI course has been designed to enable learners to engage with the fundamentals of AI in the context of software development practices and principles. This course is for those with an interest and aptitude in the area to transition to advanced studies while providing them with a practical software development skillset that will enhance both their progression prospects and ability to seek employment in this rapidly expanding field of technology.

Principal areas of study

  • Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Web Authoring
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Programming and Design Principles
  • Networking Essentials

Modules offered are subject to change


Graduates using our level 5 course as a jumping off point to progress to third level (see options below) can eventually find themselves working across a range of AI related employments including:


1. Machine Learning Engineer

2. Data Scientist

3. Software Engineer

4. Software Architect

5. Computer Vision Engineer

6. Robotics Engineer

7. Data Analyst

8. Business Intelligence Developer


In addition to awarding the L5 QQI certificate in Software Development (5M0529), Liberties College will also provide all graduates with the following Industry recognised certification:


Certificate in Generative AI (supplied by the Linked-In Learning/Microsoft partnership.




HE Level 7/8:

TUD: BSC (Hons) In Computer Science CAO Code: TU856 NFQ Level 8

University of Maynooth: BSC (Hons) in Computer Science CAO Code: MH602 NFQ Level 8

SETU (formerly IT Carlow) BSC (Hons) In Software Development CAO Code: SE603 NFQ Level 8.

National College of Ireland – BSC (Hons) in Computing CAO CODE: NC003 NFQ Level 8.

Entry Requirements

All our classes are delivered in English.  If English is not your first language you may be able to avail of supports in advance of starting a full-time course.   We work in partnership with our colleagues in Adult Education Service who run an ESOL and preparation for college course(s) which you may be able to attend in advance of your full-time studies.If you have any questions, about these supports please email [email protected] 



This is an occupation in high demand, with strong employment growth, a high volume of vacancies and evidence that employers are having difficulties filling vacancies.

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