Applied IT Architecture - Tallaght

Irish Computer Society

Applied IT Architecture - Tallaght

What is... Applied IT Architecture?
Candidates can gain a full Master of Science degree in this specialist area through a mixed learning process with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace.

The Master of Science in Applied IT Architecture has a specialist focus on Software and Solutions Architecture. The course offers a route to professional accreditation with IASA (International Association of Software Architects) and aligns most closely is the Software and Solutions specialisation. Architecture has become ever more important in the complex world of Software and Solutions Architecture and is an essential element of providing scalable, secure and cost-effective ICT capabilities for organisations.

Subjects taught

Course Content
IT Architecture Design
IT Environment
Business Technology Strategy

Stage 1 / Semester 2
• IT Architecture in Practice
• IT Architecture Quality Attributes
• Human and Organisational Issues

Stage 1 / Semester 3
• Research Methods and Proposal Writing
• Research Project

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Applicants should have a primary degree (Level 8) in Computer Science or a cognate/science discipline. Those who do not meet this requirement will be considered on their merits if they can show a particular interest or aptitude for this area of work or if they have significant industry experience and training which shows evidence that their education and work experience is sufficient to meet the education needs of the course and recruitment policies of the College.

Prospective participants must either (a) be serving in the role of software architect, or (b) be aspiring to move into such a role. All participants must be resident in the Republic of Ireland and have substantial experience of IT software and systems development and implementation in team and technical leading roles. They must also have current competence to interact with development teams at a deep technical (i.e. specification and coding) level.

Application dates

How to Apply
Candidates should submit their CV directly to Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet at

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2 years
Mode of Study: Part Time

Method of Delivery: Classroom, Online

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates of the course develop knowledge, skills and attributes around human dynamics, business, technology and strategy, IT Architecture, IT Quality Attributes and Environments which will support them in roles as IT Architects. The course also equips them to carry out applied research in topics at the cutting edge in this field.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible,Blended

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