Software Development - International Systems

The MSc in Software Development: International Systems is targeted at giving students with a typically noncomputing background, the skills and knowledge required to build high-quality software systems for international markets. Thus, the emphasis is on programming, database development, testing the resultant systems, and knowledge of the techniques employed to create systems for different localesmarkets. Additionally it aims to create graduates who are capable of researching new trends and approaches in software developmentinternationalisation autonomously, after they leave the course.

Key Fact
This programme teaches software development to students without a programming background.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1
• Research Methods
• Programming I
• Software Engineering Development Paradigms
• Language Engineering and Translation Theory
• Best Practice Software Internationalisation

Semester 2
Programming II
• Introduction to Web Development
• Software Engineering Requirements
• Human Computer Interaction
• Quantitative Research Methods

Year 2

Semester 3
• Software Design
• Translation Technology Systems
• Database Systems
• Dissertation Part 1

Semester 4
• Mobile Applications Development Software Quality
• Dissertation Part 2

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in any discipline where knowledge from that degree could be usefully complemented by the state-of-the-art, software development/engineering expertise that this course offers. Example disciplines include, but are not limited to, Linguistics, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Business, Health and Medicine. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable

A copy of your birth certificate/passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


2 Years Full Time

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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