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Software Engineering

Why take this course?
The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for computer professionals and engineers to enhance their knowledge and expertise in areas of current active research and development in software engineering. Participants gain exposure to the various techniques for performing academic research. The course also aims to provide an environment in which the participant is exposed to new technological developments, to ethical and social issues affecting the computer industry, and to the requirement to uphold general professional standards.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:
Honours (Grade 2.2) degree in an appropriate engineering, computing or cognate discipline, or an equivalent qualification. Appropriate experience (or appropriate qualifier) may also be required depending upon the degree qualifications.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
There is a high demand for skilled software engineering graduates resulting from the expansion of the software industry in Ireland and overseas.

Further enquiries

Admissions Queries (Current or Prospective Students)
t: + 353 (0)90 646 8000
t: + 353 (0)90 646 8148

General Student Registration Queries

Subjects taught

Year 1

Software Engineering Project;
Software Design;
Data Science;
Service-oriented Architecture;
Agile Build and Delivery;
Database Systems;
Computer Networks and Telecommunications;
Data Visualization;
Rich Internet Applications


Course Award: Masters of Science
Course NFQ Level: Level 9
Department: Dept of Electronics & Informatics

Assessment method

Assessment Information
Included within the combination of assessment instruments for the programme are the following:
• traditional closed-book, time-constrained written examinations assignments
• project-type assessment

The assessment of performance is implemented on a phased-basis with an appropriate balance between continuous assessment and the final examination.

Enrolment and start dates

Contact Athlone IT for next start date.

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