Computing in Medical Device Software Engineering

Course Description
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.

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;
Embedded medical device software development;
Usability and Human-Factors for medical device software development.

Subjects taught

Course Content

Semester 1
Human Computer Interaction
Healthcare Software
Software Design and Validation for Healthcare Software
Research Methods and Innovation

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.

Application dates

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

Course Delivery
Part-time Online
Total duration of 6 Months — classes will be delivered online 2 evenings per week between 6pm and 9pm.

Full-time Online
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

Career Opportunities
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

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Evening,Full time,Part time

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