Computing - Applied for Technologists

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme is a one-year full-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in Technological or related disciplines. The course is aimed at providing graduates with a high level of applied computing skills. The successful graduates will be able to apply and develop these technologies successfully in their own professional areas.

Entry requirements

A minimum Second Class Honours Bachelor Degree (2.2 grade or higher) in engineering or a related discipline.

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 your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Assessment Info

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Each taught module is assessed via coursework assignments and an end-of-semester exam. Coursework is worth up to 40% of each module's mark. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work carried out and the presentation of the thesis.

Subjects taught

Course Content

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: 12 one-semester taught modules, each worth 5 ECTS credits, must be completed from the following set:

Operating Systems
Programming in Java
Algorithms & Data Structures
Database Systems
Software Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Software Management
Image Processing
Introduction to Numerical Methods
Image & Video Compression
Numerical Methods for ODEs & PDEs
Graphics & Computer Modelling
Engineering Systems Simulation
Advanced Rendering & Animation

Students successfully completing the 12 taught modules will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma award. For the MSc award, students must additionally complete a research dissertation, worth 30 ECTS credits.


2 years part-time

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Students will normally be required to attend for two evenings per week for formal classes. The first year programme will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The second year programme will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Students should note that they will be required to attend on other occasions and / or at other times. Students are advised that they should have access to computer facilities outside of the DIT.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: Sept 2019 intake to be confirmed

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This course will provide engineers and technologists with a strategic understanding of applied computing. It will equip the successful graduate for a career as a computing specialist in engineering, technology or the computing industry. The graduates of this course have been particularly successful in gaining employment in the IT industry in Ireland.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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