Computing - Enterprise Software Systems - Waterford

The course aims to produce graduates who can:
• Reason and problem-solve to a high level in the context of enterprise software and its role in business, industry and research;

• Participate constructively in the strategic deployment of enterprise software;

• Manage the development of high-quality enterprise software products and services;

• Undertake research-based projects for industry, providing effective advice and leadership where required;

• Manage technology-based projects that require the handling of innovation and change in dynamic environments.

Whereas this course is targeted at IT professionals who would participate in the programme on a part-time basis and complete the programme over two years, the modular design also allows for completion in one year full-time. The structure of this programme is the same as the other taught MSc in Computing courses within the Department of Computing Maths & Physics (CMP) in SETU Waterford.

It is a 90 credit programme consisting of 6 taught modules plus a dissertation and was developed through consultation with IT and software development companies in the South East region, see module groupings below.

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules:
• Research Methods & Dissertation Proposal (10 credits)
• Dissertation (20 credits)

Elective Modules:
• Agile Software Development
• Business Intelligence
• Business Process Analysis & Design
• Cloud Application Services
• Information Security
• Data Mining
• Design Patterns
• Enterprise Web Development
• Graph Theory and Optimisation
• Human Centred Systems
• Cloud Architecture
• Information Systems Project Management
• Mobile App Development
• Mobile Web Development
• Organisational Renewal & Performance
• User Experience and Design

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
• Applicants will normally require an Honours Degree in Computing or equivalent.

• The course is targeted at IT professionals who would participate in the programme on a part-time basis and complete the programme over two years

• Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see SETU Waterford's English Language Requirements for details.

Application dates



1-2 years full-time or flexible online.

Course Delivery
Some modules take place in a classroom format and others are offered online. With classroom-based modules, lectures are typically directly followed by practical laboratory sessions on the same day to allow those working in industry to take specific modules on a day-release basis. A balanced subset of elective modules is run each semester subject to demand and capacity.

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Job Opportunities
There are many job opportunities for graduates in a thriving technology sector in the region. Crystal Valley Tech was formed by a group of people from the Technology Industry in Waterford and Waterford Institute of Technology. Crystal Valley Tech's mission is to Promote and Support Technology in Waterford and the South East.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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