Computing in Medical Device Software Engineering
Graduates of the programme will have an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and management skills to enable their professional development within the IT industry, in particular within the healthcare software industry.
The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and management skills to enable their professional development in both the IT industry but in particular within the healthcare software industry.
With 9 of the world's top 10 medical technology companies based in Ireland, demand for graduates is at an all-time high. The medical technology sector in Ireland is recognised as one of the five global emerging hubs which currently employs over 40,000 people.
This course will produce graduates with in-depth knowledge of:
Developing regulatory compliant medical device software;
Developing a quality management system for medical device software development;
Developing medical device software using best practice lifecycle models, software design patterns and making use of refactoring techniques;
Medical device security and privacy
Human Computer Interaction
Software Design and Validation for Healthcare Software
Research Methods and Innovation
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have demonstrable experience in the field of software engineering and/or software development, and
A minimum Second-Class Honours (2.2) in Computing from a recognised third level institution, or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline, or
A minimum Second-Class Honours (2.2) Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (or equivalent) NFQ Level 8 award.
International applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme in addition to providing evidence of proficiency in English. The English requirements are as follows:
Grade B2 equivalent on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) OR have achieved IELTS 6.5 (or internationally recognised equivalent). Where an applicant demonstrates evidence of having attained his/her bachelor's degree through instruction in the English language, a grade of 6.0 may be accepted for admission to a STEM programme.
You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application. Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send your completed application to Admissions Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
3 - 6 Months Full Time or Part Time
Total duration of 6 Months — classes will be delivered online 2 evenings per week between 6pm and 9pm.
Total duration of 3 Months — classes will be delivered online 4 days per week between 12pm and 3pm. Please note: this is an indicative timetable only
Post Course Info
Graduates choosing to upskill and move in the direction of immersive technologies will have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of a multi-disciplinary team and will be equipped to follow career paths in the following broad categories across a multitude of application domains including:
Medical Device Software Engineer
Regulatory Quality Assurance Lead
Product Owner/ Product Manager on a Medical Device Software Product
Medical Device Software Researcher
Medical Device software cybersecurity engineer