Software Developer

Post-Graduate Certificate
Software Developer

Program Overview

The Software Developer post-graduate certificate will prepare you for the challenges of developing software products and web applications for clients. Software Developer is designed to expand your current knowledge and skills into the fields of technology, computer applications, data communications, data design, and software analysis and design.

You will gain programming experience through hands-on learning, and develop the skills necessary to analyze and design information technology based solutions.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Through your studies, you will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • computer programming
  • web development and app development and deployment
  • approaches to planning and executing IT projects
  • role of IT in supporting business decision making

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Software EngineerSoftware Engineers and Designers (2173)$41,600 - $124,100
Mobile DeveloperComputer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers (2174)$48,100 - $97,000
Web DeveloperWeb Designers and Developers (2175)$23,600 - $76,400

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

January


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Length:

40 weeks (January 2021 - October 2021)


Locations

  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Note:

  • Experience using computers to solve problems is recommended

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2020/21 Academic Year

$18,185 (Semester 1)

International Students

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Get Credit for What You Know

Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Transfer credit will be assessed for equivalent post-graduate courses completed at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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