Computing in DevOps

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Computing in DevOps may be taken as a one year, full-time (normally on-campus) or two year, part-time (normally on-line) programme. The part-time on-line option will run subject to sufficient demand. DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifestyle, from design through development process to production.

DevOps is characterised by operations staff harnessing the same techniques as developers for their systems work. Topics the course covers include: DevOps Software Engineering, Project Management and Deployment Pipelines.

Following the successful completion of the course you can expect to find attractive employment opportunities both at home and abroad with all the major IT multinationals including Amazon, Hewlett Packard and Datahug.

Roles include becoming a DevOps Support Engineer, Senior Software Engineer in DevOps or DevOps Project Managers.

Key features
• Flexible part-time and full-time options
• Industry input into course design
• A rapidly growing sector with a shortage of DevOps graduates
• In 2019, 50% of enterprise businesses actively use internal or external DevOps Services. DevOps is an in demand skill among Irish employers.

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
DevOps Software Engineering Mandatory 10
OO Programming for Server Administration Mandatory 10 4

Semester 2 - Placement

Semester 3
Scripting the Deployment Pipeline Mandatory 15
DevOps Project Management Mandatory 15

Semester 4 - Dissertation Mandatory 30

(M) = Mandatory

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
- Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2), or Higher Diploma in Computing (Conversion Course into Computing).
- If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Application dates

Non-EU Application Deadline: 25th June 2021


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Software Companies
• Multinational Companies

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• DevOps Engineer
• Cloud DevOps Engineer
• Systems Software Engineer

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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