Diploma in Software Development Program offered by Canadian College of Excellence

Diploma in Software Development Program
(12 Month, 52 Weeks) 100% Remote Program

Section 1: Program Overview

1.1 Introduction

The Diploma in Software Development offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with the essential skills to excel in the dynamic field of software development. In today's technology-driven world, software applications are ubiquitous, driving innovation across industries. This intensive diploma empowers students to transform ideas into functional software applications, preparing them for rewarding careers in software development. By mastering fundamental programming concepts, software development methodologies, and advanced technologies, students gain the expertise needed to bring innovative software solutions to life.


§  Technical Proficiency: To provide students with a solid understanding of software development concepts, methodologies, and tools, enabling them to develop software solutions efficiently and effectively.

§  Industry Relevance: To align the curriculum with the current demands and trends in the software development industry, ensuring graduates are equipped with skills that are applicable and sought after in the job market.

§  Problem-Solving Skills: To cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in students, enabling them to analyze complex problems and develop innovative software solutions.

§  Professionalism: To instill professionalism, ethical values, and effective communication skills in students, preparing them to work collaboratively in diverse team environments.


§  Master Programming Languages: Students will learn and proficiently use at least two programming languages commonly used in software development, such as Java, Python, C#, or JavaScript.

§  Software Development Lifecycle: Students will understand the phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and be able to apply appropriate methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall) to manage software projects effectively.

§  Database Management: Students will acquire knowledge and skills in database management, including database design, implementation, and querying using SQL.

§  Application Development: Students will be able to design, develop, and test software applications, applying best practices in software engineering and user interface design.

§  Version Control and Collaboration: Students will learn to use version control systems (e.g., Git) to manage code repositories and collaborate with team members effectively.

§  Problem-Solving and Debugging: Students will develop proficiency in identifying and troubleshooting software issues through systematic problem-solving techniques and debugging practices.

§  Project Management: Students will gain basic project management skills, including task prioritization, resource allocation, and project scheduling, to successfully complete software development projects within deadlines and budget constraints.

§  Ethical and Professional Conduct: Students will understand the ethical considerations and legal implications in software development, adhering to professional codes of conduct and respecting intellectual property rights.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

§  By the end of the Diploma in Software Development program, students will be able to:

§  Write efficient and maintainable code in at least two programming languages, demonstrating proficiency in software development fundamentals.

§  Apply software engineering principles and methodologies to design, implement, and test software solutions that meet specified requirements.

§  Design and implement relational databases, perform data manipulation tasks, and write complex queries to retrieve and modify data effectively.

§  Develop user-friendly and responsive software applications with intuitive user interfaces, considering usability and accessibility principles.

§  Collaborate effectively with team members using version control systems and other collaborative tools, contributing to the success of software development projects.

§  Analyze and solve software problems systematically, utilizing debugging techniques and troubleshooting methodologies to ensure software reliability and performance.

§  Manage software development projects efficiently, demonstrating the ability to plan, organize, and execute tasks within project constraints.

§  Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, and ethical behavior in all aspects of software development, adhering to industry standards and best practices.

1.2 Program Structure and Curriculum

The program consists of ten modules covering various aspects of software development, totaling 40 credits. Each module focuses on different aspects of software development, from foundational programming principles to advanced web and mobile app development concepts. Students delve into topics such as data structures, algorithms, object-oriented programming, web development fundamentals, database management, and the software development lifecycle. Advanced modules explore topics like web and mobile app development, and advanced programming concepts, and culminate in a capstone project where students apply their skills to design, develop, and deploy a complete software application. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to reflect industry standards and emerging trends, ensuring that students are equipped with the latest tools and techniques demanded by the ever-evolving field of software development.


1.3 Admission Requirements

Admission to the Diploma in Software Development program requires students to meet specific academic qualifications and involves additional criteria such as aptitude tests or interviews. Prospective students should demonstrate a strong interest in software development and possess foundational knowledge of programming concepts. The admission process aims to select candidates with the potential to thrive in the program and succeed in the software development industry.

Educational Qualifications:

§  Applicants should have completed secondary education or its equivalent, such as a high school diploma or an international baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

§  A strong background in mathematics, science, and computer science may be advantageous for an AI diploma program.

§  English is the primary language of instruction in Canadian College of Excellence, Dubai, applicants may need to demonstrate proficiency in English through standardized tests such as the TOEFL or IELTS if the English score in high school diploma or its equivalence is below 60%.

§  Interview: CCE, Dubai interviews all eligible applicants, before their provincial letter of admission, test applicant academic readiness, academic and technical proficiency, Interest, and passion in the program-subject chosen, communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills and ability to collaborate with peer group and Faculty to successfully complete their academic program.

Section 2: Program Evaluation

2.1 Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

§  Master fundamental programming principles and problem-solving skills.

§  Understand common data structures and algorithms for efficient software development.

§  Apply object-oriented programming concepts to design and implement reusable and maintainable code.

§  Develop user interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web applications.

§  Design and manage relational databases and integrate them with software applications.

§  Demonstrate proficiency in the software development lifecycle, including agile methodologies and version control systems.

§  Explore advanced topics in web development, including front-end and back-end technologies, APIs, and web services integration.

§  Gain proficiency in mobile app development, including native development and user interface design principles.

§  Refine programming skills by applying design patterns, exception handling, and advanced data structures and algorithms.

§  Apply learned skills to complete a capstone project, showcasing the ability to design, develop, and deploy a software application.

2.2 Curriculum Mapping


Weekly Coverage

Reference Books

Introduction to Programming


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Introduction to programming principles and problem-solving

Week 2: Introduction to programming paradigms and chosen language basics.

Week 3-5: Advanced concepts in programming language.


Introduction to JavaScript Programming with XML and PHP, 1st edition

Drake | Published by Pearson (March 11th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

Data Structures & Algorithms


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Introduction to data structures and their implementations

Week 2-3: Understanding algorithms and algorithmic complexity.

Week 4-5: Advanced algorithms and performance analysis

Introduction to JavaScript Programming with XML and PHP, 1st edition

Drake | Published by Pearson (March 11th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

Object-Oriented Programming


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Core concepts of OOP: classes, objects, inheritance

Week 2: Encapsulation, abstraction, polymorphism

Week 3-5: Design principles and code reusability

Concepts of Programming Languages, 12th edition

Sebesta | Published by Pearson (March 20th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

Web Development Fundamentals


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1-2: HTML, CSS, and basic web design

Week 3: Introduction to JavaScript and client-side scripting

Week 4-5: Server-side scripting and dynamic web development

Fundamentals of Web Development, 3rd edition

Connolly & Hoar | Published by Pearson (March 25th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Database Management


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4


Week 1: Introduction to relational databases and SQL querying

Week 2-3: Database design and schema management

Week 4-5: Data persistence and integration with software applications

Modern Database Management, 13th edition

Hoffer, Venkataraman & Topi | Published by Pearson (March 6th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

Software Development Lifecycle


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4


Week 1-2: Agile methodologies and project management

Week 3: Version control systems and code collaboration

Week 4-5: Software testing and quality assurance practices

Problem Solving and Programming Concepts, 9th edition.

Sprankle & Hubbard | Published by Pearson (April 6th, 2011) - Copyright © 2012

Advanced Web Development


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4


Week 1: Front-End Development Frameworks (e.g., React)

Week 2-3: Back-End Development Technologies (e.g., Node.js)

Week 4-5: APIs and web services integration

Fundamentals of Web Development, 3rd edition

Connolly & Hoar | Published by Pearson (March 25th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Mobile App Development


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4


Week 1-2: Native mobile development fundamentals

Week 3-5: User interface design and user experience principles for mobile applications

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 7th edition

Christian Keur and Aaron Hillegass

Published by Big Nerd Ranch Guides (May 4, 2020) © 2020

Kotlin Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd edition

David Greenhalgh,

Published by Big Nerd Ranch Guides (October 31, 2021) © 2022

Advanced Programming Concepts


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4


Week 1: Design patterns for creating well-structured and scalable code.

Week 2: Exception handling and error management

Week 3-5: Advanced data structures and algorithms

Concepts of Programming Languages, 12th edition

Sebesta | Published by Pearson (March 20th, 2018) - Copyright © 2019

Capstone Project


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1-5: Capstone project definition, planning, and implementation




2.3 Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning strategies include lectures, hands-on labs, case studies, and project-based learning. Lectures provide theoretical knowledge, while hands-on labs allow students to apply concepts in practical settings. Case studies offer insights into real-world software development challenges, while projects enable students to develop complete software applications.

Instructional methods and strategies include:

§  Lectures and presentations for theoretical knowledge.

§  Practical exercises, role-playing, and case studies for active learning.

§  Hands-on practice sessions for skill development.

§  Group discussions and interactive sessions for critical thinking and application of knowledge.

§  Use of simulation models, diagrams, and technology to enhance learning experience.

§  Guest speakers and field visits to provide real-world insights into healthcare practices.


2.4 Assessment Methods

Assessing students' understanding and proficiency in network administration involves a range of methods tailored to measure both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Traditional assessments such as quizzes and exams evaluate theoretical understanding of networking concepts, protocols, and best practices. Practical assessments, including lab exercises, simulations, and hands-on projects, allow students to demonstrate their ability to configure, troubleshoot, and manage network environments effectively. Additionally, case studies and problem-solving tasks assess students' critical thinking and analytical skills in real-world scenarios. Continuous assessment through class participation, peer evaluations, and instructor feedback provides ongoing insights into students' progress and areas for improvement. By employing a variety of assessment methods, instructors can ensure a comprehensive evaluation of student's knowledge and skills in network administration.

Assessment methods include:

§  Formative assessments such as quizzes, assignments, and practical exercises throughout each module.

§  Summative assessments at the end of each module to evaluate overall understanding and proficiency.

§  Practical assessments to evaluate patient care skills, communication abilities, and cultural competence.

§  Case studies and projects to assess critical thinking and application of knowledge.

§  External assessments or certifications to validate competence in specific areas, if applicable.

§  Regular review and updating of the curriculum are conducted through feedback from students, faculty, industry stakeholders, and ongoing monitoring of industry trends and best practices. Adjustments are made to ensure alignment with program goals and industry needs.


Section 3: Faculty and Resources

3.1 Faculty Qualifications

Faculty members possess academic credentials and industry experience in software development. They provide high-quality instruction and mentorship, staying updated on industry trends and technologies. Our faculty members are highly qualified holding relevant industry certifications demonstrate proficiency in specific technologies, methodologies, or practices within software development. Common certifications may include:

§  Programming Languages: Certifications such as Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), or Java SE Programmer certify proficiency in specific programming languages like Java, C#, or Python.

§  Agile and DevOps: Certifications like Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer validate expertise in Agile methodologies, Scrum frameworks, and DevOps practices.

§  Database Management: Certifications such as Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) or Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate demonstrate proficiency in database management systems like Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

The resume detailing the educational qualifications, professional work experience, relevant research and thesis work, laboratory experience are included along with copies of certificates for the following faculty:

§  Afrin Sadia Rumana

§  Hafez Md. Nasrullah

§  Dr. Md. Morshedul Islam

§  Mahudun Nabi

§  Md. Ashraful Islam

§  McVern Gall

3.2 Academic Resources

Our Software development diploma program is supported by robust academic resources designed to facilitate student learning and success. Our dedicated faculty members offer personalized guidance and support, ensuring that students have the necessary resources to excel in their studies and pursue their career goals. Networking Equipment: Access to networking equipment for learning about client-server architecture, web development, and database connectivity. Virtualization Software: Availability of virtualization software for creating and managing virtual environments to simulate different operating systems and network configurations. Training Materials: Provision of training materials, documentation, and tutorials for industry-standard software development tools and platforms. Access to online learning platforms, tutorials, and resources for self-paced learning, supplemental materials, and skill reinforcement.


Project Management Tools: Utilization of project management software for organizing assignments, tracking progress, and collaborating on group projects. The specific academic resources including eLearning/ digital content offered to students are:

§  D2L- Brightspace -Learning Management System

§  McGraw Hill Connect

§  Pearson Higher Education Online Resource

§  eBookshelf-Vitalsource

3.3 Student Support Services

We prioritize the holistic development and well-being of our students by offering comprehensive support services. Our student support team provides academic advising, career counseling, and mentorship opportunities to help students navigate their academic journey and make informed decisions about their future. We also offer tutoring services, workshops, and networking events to foster a supportive learning community where students can collaborate, share ideas, and learn from each other's experiences. Additionally, we assist with internships, job placements, and professional development opportunities to help students transition seamlessly into the workforce upon graduation.

Online Learning Platforms:

§  Access to online learning platforms or learning management systems (LMS) where students can find course materials, lecture notes, assignments, and supplementary resources.

§  Integration with video lecture platforms for asynchronous learning and revision.

Faculty Support:

§  Availability of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who provide guidance, mentorship, and support to students both in and out of the classroom.

§  Office hours and consultation sessions for students to seek help with course material, assignments, and research projects.

Workshops and Seminars:

§  Regular workshops, seminars, and guest lectures conducted by faculty members, industry professionals, and researchers to expose students to current trends, best practices, and real-world applications of software development.

§  Opportunities for students to present their own research findings and projects to their peers and faculty members.

Research Opportunities:

§  Access to research facilities and resources for conducting independent or collaborative research projects in AI and related disciplines.

§  Support for participation in research conferences, symposiums, and competitions to showcase research outcomes and network with peers and experts in the field.

Career Services:

§  Career counseling and guidance services to help students explore career paths, develop professional skills, and prepare for job interviews and internships in tech-related industries.

§  Job placement assistance and connections with industry partners for internship and employment opportunities.

Collaborative Spaces:

§  Collaborative spaces such as study rooms, group work areas, and project labs where students can collaborate on assignments, projects, and research activities.

§  Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with students and faculty from other departments or programs.

Section 4: Continuous Improvement

4.1 Program Evaluation and Feedback Mechanism

Continuous program evaluation and feedback mechanisms are integral to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of our software development program. We regularly solicit feedback from students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners through surveys, focus groups, and advisory committees. This feedback is carefully analyzed and used to identify areas for improvement, update curriculum content, and enhance teaching methodologies. Additionally, we conduct regular assessments and evaluations of student learning outcomes to measure program effectiveness and identify areas where additional support may be needed. By engaging stakeholders in the evaluation process, we strive to maintain a dynamic and responsive program that meets the evolving needs of the industry.

Student Feedback:

§  Regular course evaluations: Students are provided with opportunities to evaluate each course they undertake, typically at the end of each semester. These evaluations cover aspects such as course content, teaching quality, learning resources, and overall satisfaction.

§  Mid-term feedback sessions: Mid-way through the semester, feedback sessions may be conducted to gather input from students regarding their learning experience, challenges faced, and suggestions for improvement.

§  Student representatives: Each cohort may elect student representatives who serve as liaisons between students and faculty/administration, providing a channel for ongoing feedback and communication.



Faculty Feedback:

§  Peer evaluations: Faculty members may participate in peer evaluation processes where they provide feedback on each other's teaching methods, course materials, and assessment strategies.

§  Faculty meetings and forums: Regular meetings and forums are held where faculty members can discuss curriculum development, teaching methodologies, and student feedback to identify areas for improvement.

4.2 Quality Enhancement Initiatives

Our commitment to quality enhancement drives us to continuously innovate and improve our network administration program. We actively engage in quality assurance processes, accreditation reviews, and benchmarking exercises to ensure that our program meets or exceeds national and international standards of excellence. We invest in faculty development initiatives, curriculum enhancements, and infrastructure upgrades to enhance the overall learning experience for students and equip them with the latest knowledge and skills demanded by the industry. Moreover, we foster partnerships with industry leaders, professional associations, and research institutions to stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies in network administration and incorporate them into our curriculum.

Proposed Strategic Partnerships in 2024:

§  Peerless College, Calgary AB Canada, -For offering student exchange programs.

§  Canadian Institute for Advanced Education, Dhaka Bangladesh for professional development.

§  Celestia Bookings, Calgary AB Canada -For Internship & to gain Industry experience for business students.

§  Dr. Gulshan Akter Center for Healthcare -Calgary AB Canada -Healthcare programs partnership and practicum offerings.

4.3 Program Review and Monitoring

Regular program review and monitoring are essential components of our commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement. We conduct comprehensive reviews of our network administration program periodically, involving stakeholders from within and outside the institution. These reviews assess program outcomes, student performance, faculty qualifications, and industry relevance to ensure that our program remains current, relevant, and aligned with industry needs. Monitoring mechanisms, such as student progress tracking, course evaluations, and performance metrics, enable us to identify challenges early on and implement timely interventions to support student success.

Annual Program Review:

§  The institution conducts an annual comprehensive review of the software development diploma program.

§  Program coordinators, faculty members, administrators, and relevant stakeholders participate in the review process.

§  The review covers various aspects of the program, including curriculum content, teaching methodologies, learning outcomes, student performance, and feedback received from stakeholders.

Curriculum Alignment and Relevance:

§  The curriculum is reviewed to ensure alignment with industry trends, technological advancements, and evolving job market demands in the field of software development.

§  Program coordinators assess the relevance of course offerings, learning objectives, and practical components to meet the current and future needs of software professionals in Dubai and globally.

§  Industry Engagement and Employer Feedback:

§  The institution engages with industry partners, employers, and professional associations to gather feedback on the skills and competencies needed in the tech workforce.

§  Employer feedback on the performance of graduates, their preparedness for the workforce, and areas for improvement is collected and analyzed.

Section 5: Conclusion

Our Software development diploma program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to succeed in today's dynamic and evolving IT landscape. With a rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, and robust support services, we provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that prepares them for rewarding careers in network administration. Through continuous evaluation, enhancement, and innovation, we remain committed to delivering a high-quality education that empowers students to excel professionally and make meaningful contributions to the field of network administration.