The course allows the student to study the framework of computer science from a theoretical point of view and apply this knowledge to the development of industrial software in a research-led dissertation. The focus is on ensuring that the student has the appropriate mathematical foundations and programming to develop cutting edge skills for practical application.

Communication skills and research are key skills embraced here as students enhance their knowledge through research led dissertation, student presentations and group work.

The programme runs in both on a fulltime and part-time basis and because of its modular nature includes the possibility of registering for individual modules.

Students will develop advanced skills and knowledge in the areas of software development, project management, research capabilities and entrepreneurial skills.

Graduates of this programme will be capable of:
- Designing, managing and developing complex quality-assured software systems;

- Identifying computing problems that require further research and developing research strategies for the investigation of these problems;

- Analysing and critically evaluating emerging technologies and trends in the computing industry from a business opportunity perspective;

- Taking responsibility for the work of individuals and groups, and develop a high level of competence in initiating, leading and managing technology projects and processes.

Subjects taught

Research Methods and Innovation
Embedded Systems
Cloud Architecture
Secure Architecture
Human Computer Interaction
Software Design
Computer Vision and AI
Software Process Management

Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Computing are:

A minimum Second Class Honours (2.2) in Computing, or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline or
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 award (DkIT)
Strong programming skills are essential.

In the case of competition for places selection will be made on the basis of primary degree results and/or interview.

Application dates

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application. Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send your completed application to Admissions Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.


1-2 Years (Full time or Part-time).

Course Delivery
This course is delivered fully online over two semesters but participants will be required to attend campus once per semester for exams.

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Career Opportunities
Armed with an MSc in Computer Science from DkIT, the graduate can expect to directly obtain jobs in the tech industry or, alternatively, would be in a position to advance to PhD level.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time

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