Computer Science - Software Engineering

The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors.

Entry requirements

The following criteria must be fulfilled by students applying for the MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering):

- An honours degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, containing significant Computer Science content. An average grade of at least 60% (equivalent to a II.1 from an Irish NFQ Level 8 degree course) or above. Applicants with less Computer Science experience should consider MHG68 instead.

- English language certificate (for non-native speakers of English only)

Minimum English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

Subjects taught

Each module is delivered as a series of intensive lectures. Each module also has associated practical work.

Participants submit a dissertation based on a Software Engineering topic.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Fees

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Post Course Info

Students are qualified for many jobs in the software industry. Many students gain full-time employment with the company who sponsor their work placement. Past graduates in the Masters programme have been accepted for membership of the IEI. Associate membership (AIEI) has been granted to those graduates with less than 2 years work experience, with Ordinary membership (MIEI) granted after a minimum of 2 full years work experience.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC