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Applied Software Engineering

This is an intensive master’s degree programme in applied software technology aimed at students and unemployed individuals. The degree, which also offers full-time employment with Ericsson Athlone upon satisfactory completion, is free to students and people out of work. It is supported by Skillnet through its Job Seekers Support Programme funded by the National Training Fund through the Department of Skills and Education. Content is totally industry focused: using up-to the-minute technologies, tools and real-world examples and delivering learning in real-time non-trivial project settings. There is a strong focus on intensive interaction among students and close active supervision by instructors (both academic and industry mentors).


1 Year

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects

Ericsson Product Development Unit in Athlone specialises in the provision of operations support systems (OSS) to telecom operators using advanced data and event management and visualisation techniques.

Further enquiries

Additional Information
For further information on how to apply:
Co. Westmeath

Subjects taught

Year 1

​Object Oriented Programming, Data Architecture and Database Systems, Computer Networks, Applied Mathematics, Agile Design and Testing, Cloud and Computer Architecture, Distributed Systems and Security, Web Technologies, Continuous Build and Delivery, Self Management and Teamwork, Group Project


Course Award: Master of Science/Post Graduate Diploma
Course NFQ Level: Level 9

Application date

Application for this course is to Ericsson following advertisement in the national media.

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