Computing - Information Systems Processes - Waterford

The MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes) programme is designed to enhance the participants' ability to contribute to the digital transformation of organisations across a range of industries. A combination of technological, management, and organisational perspectives equip graduates with a range of transferable skills.

Digital systems are transforming every process, from manufacturing to financial services, from customer support to supplier relationships, from government departments to the United Nations. These transformations involve a complex interweaving of human and machine. This programme carefully balances technological, management and organisational perspectives to provide graduates with the insight, tools and skills they need to manage the complex realities of digital transformation.

Programme Delivery
The MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes) is offered full-time over 1 year September to September. Students wishing to undertake the programme part-time may complete the programme over a longer period – classes are delivered during Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes) is a 90 credit programme. Students have the option to exit the Programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Computing (Information Systems Processes).

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1
Business Process Analysis & Design
Information Systems Project Management (elective)*
Socio-Technical Entrepreneurship (elective)*
Agile Software Development (elective)*
Research Methods

Semester 2
Ethics and e-Privacy
Human Centred Systems
Supply Chain Integration Technologies (elective)*
Design Patterns (elective)*
User Experience and Design (elective)*

**Elective Modules – students will undertake 2 electives in semester 1 and 1 elective in semester 2

Year 2

Semester 3
Research Project and Dissertation

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes) should hold a minimum of an NFQ Level 8 Honours (2.2) degree in one of the following areas; Computing, Information Technology, Science, Engineering or Business.

Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying criteria, but have relevant industry experience, may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview.

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English. Please see our website for more details at

Application dates





1-2 years full-time or flexible

Enrolment dates

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Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
The programme will benefit graduates seeking to develop the capability to make real and immediate contributions to the competitiveness of business organisations through the innovative use of information systems. Graduates of this programme are employed in both national and international companies in a variety of roles such as: project managers, software engineers, supply chain managers, computer services managers, and business systems analysts.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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