Computing - DevOps - Tallaght

TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin

Computing - DevOps - Tallaght

The advantages of Development Teams and Operations Teams collaborating to improve the delivery of technology solutions has meant a rapid adoption of DevOps approaches to the Software Development Lifecycle. Closely associated with Lean and Agile concepts in enhancing the delivery of technology solutions, the DevOps approach has impacted very rapidly on the Technology industry.

Most existing DevOps ‘specialists’ grow or develop into their role with no formal standards or certification, and a modicum of training in the actual practice of cross functional DevOps practices. They may already be experienced, highly skilled, competent and high performers in their own field of Software Development, Computing, IT Management, or Quality Assurance but they can lack the knowledge and understanding of the other cross functional disciplines they now find themselves working with daily. Understanding not only the technical, but also the business and human factors at play during the high pressure demands of modern software delivery processes, is essential in the modern discipline of DevOps.

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered over two years part-time.

Semester 1: Business Technology, Strategy, IT Infrastructure & Automation
Semester 2: Continuous Software Delivery, Human & Organisational Issues
Semester 3: Advanced IT Infrastructure for DevOps and DevOps in Practice
Semester 4: Research Methods, Research Project

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Standard admission criteria for admission to this programme is a level 8 honours degree in computing or a related area. For non-standard candidates who have extensive experience in software related roles an RPL/APEL process may be used to assess candidates and advise of admissibility for the programme.

In some cases candidates may be advised on prior modules to be taken to help qualify candidates for the programme. Given that the course commences in January, non-standard candidates are advised to commence discussions prior to the preceding September as the preceding semester can be used to address any lacunae in background.

Application dates

Applicants working for Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet member organisations apply through Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet for a discounted fee. Closing Date of Application - 7/12/2023 -

If your organisation is not eligible for Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet membership (eg Public Sector workers) you may apply directly to the University - Apply Direct

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Assessment Info

The three modules are individually assessed through written assignments and project work.




2 years

Mode of Study Part Time
Method of Delivery Blended

This course is delivered online two evenings per week. An initial two day session is delivered in person at the start of each year. Some optional additional on campus events may also be held.


Fees: (per annum)
EU: €2,000 Non-EU: €2,500

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: January 2024

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
With most technology organisations moving their delivery platforms to a DevOps approach the shortage of people with cross sectional skills in DevOps is now acute. Developed by industry as a direct response to this need this first-ever Master’s degree in DevOps aims to fill these important talent gaps and give credit, recognition and credibility to technologists working in this field.

The course will help to develop the DevOps professional who can balance the trade-offs between requirements and costs, understands the business needs and the importance of effective communication to stakeholders. In addition the DevOps professional will have an advanced understanding of:

Security and how it must be pervasive
How a systems design can impact on quality, deliver-ability and maintainability
The particular requirements of different industries such as Banking, Trading, Security, Healthcare etc.
Best practice in the area
New and emerging technologies in the area

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Evening,Part time

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