SETU’s tertiary degree programmes with Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB), allows you to start your degree in Portlaoise Institute before completing the final two years of your degree programme at SETU’s Carlow campus.

Starting from the academic year 2023/24, SETU offers a range of tertiary programs, including; Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development.

    What are the benefits of a tertiary degree programme

    A tertiary degree programme allows you to start your degree in a smaller campus closer to home. This means reduced accommodation and travel expenses, greater study/life balance, and a smoother transition to higher education. There are other advantages, as you can enrol for a tertiary degree programme without CAO points, once you meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Finally, there are no fees for the years of the degree programme provided by the ETB. In subsequent years, the normal registration fees will apply, and you will be eligible to apply for a SUSI grant.

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    Application Deadline

    Applications for the tertiary programmes are now open. Applications will be considered up to the programme start date Monday 18 September 2023, where there are places still available. 

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    Job Opportunities

    Graduates with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development in Ireland have a wide range of career options in the growing technology industry. The IT sector in Ireland is robust and offers various opportunities for skilled software developers. Some potential career options include:

    • Software Developer/Software Engineer
    • Full-Stack Developer
    • Front-End Developer
    • Back-End Developer
    • Mobile App Developer
    • DevOps Engineer
    • Quality Assurance Engineer
    • Data Analyst
    • Software Architect
    • Cybersecurity Specialist
    • AI/Machine Learning Engineer
    • Cloud Engineer

    A Bachelor of Business degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities, as it provides a strong foundation in various business disciplines. The degree equips students with valuable business knowledge and skills that are highly sought after in the job market across various industries. Graduates can explore opportunities in both large corporations and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and have the flexibility to specialise in specific areas based on their interests and strengths. Some of the potential career opportunities include:

    • Business Analyst
    • Marketing Specialist/Manager
    • Human Resources Specialist/Manager
    • Financial Analyst
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Entrepreneur/ Small Business Owner
    • Operations Manager
    • Business Development Executive
    • Financial Services Professional