Design Patterns

This year long module examines Design Patterns in detail, their role in the software lifecycle, how and where they should be applied, and the potential benefits that accrue from their use.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at

N.B Prerequisite skills include a high degree of proficiency in object-oriented programming and experience in software development as part of a team.Two or more years of industrial/commercial experience in software development requiered.

On successful completion of this module, a learner should be able to:

1.Appreciate the benefits of design patterns.

2.Apply design patterns in their own programs.

3.Analyse the relationships between various design patterns.

4.Understand the application of design patterns in an industrial context.

5.Synthesize knowledge of design patterns with previous industrial experience




Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the MSc Advance Software Engineering.

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