Computer Science - Advanced Software Development - Grangegorman
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Computer Science - Advanced Software Development - Grangegorman

What is... Computer Science (Advanced Software Development)?
The MSc in Computer Science (Advanced Software Development) aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organizations need to compete in the emerging global digital economy.

The target audience is those with an undergraduate qualification in computer science or software development. Students will study advanced technical modules in programming, design, databases, architecture and web development to acquire the advanced technical skills needed to practice as software developers working on leading edge development projects. In addition students will be equipped with key professional, technical communications skills needed to practice as a professional in the computing industry.

Subjects taught

Specialist Core Modules

Programming Paradigms: Principles & Practice
Software Design
Advanced Databases
Systems Architectures
Web Application Architectures
Secure Systems Development

Critical Skills Core Modules

Research Writing & Scientific Literature
Research Methods and Proposal Writing
Research Project & Dissertation or a Team Project

Option Modules

Geographic Information Systems
Universal Design
Programming for Big Data
Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation
Social Network Analysis
User Experience Design
Security
Deep Learning
Speech & Audio Processing

Students can also take specialist core modules from the Data Science stream as option modules, subject to availability and schedules.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
The minimum admission requirements for entry to the MSc programme are a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science or a related discipline at level 2.1 or at level 2.2 with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applicants with other qualifications at Honours 2.1 level or better and relevant experience may also be considered.

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on academic grades and any work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Application dates

Applications open from November 2021.

Duration

2 years (min) part-time

Method of Delivery Classroom

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.00. Attendance on Saturdays is required for critical skills modules. Part-time students can progress through the programme at their own pace.

The recommended pathway to complete the part-time programme in 2 years requires either attendance for two evenings with Saturdays per week or for three evenings per week in each semester.

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates completing the MSc will be qualified to take up strong technical roles in software development teams in a range of organisations. Specific opportunities include: software developer, software engineer, test engineer, software designer, systems analyst, web developer, technical consultant.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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