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Software Architecture & Design

This programme is available online only. All classes are delivered over the Internet and all practical work is completed using CIT’s cloud infrastructure.

Online Delivery
The MSc in Software Architecture & Design is taught online using Cloud based technologies. Learning technologies such as Blackboard, Adobe Connect and virtualised lab infrastructures are just some of the systems that are used to deliver this innovative programme. Lectures, which are delivered at night are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for students. This offers great flexibility to students as they can access their lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device using a Web browser. It is a testament to the online delivery platform in CIT that students can participate in the programme irrespective of their physical location or working status.

Programme Aim
The aim of the Programme is to develop students’ knowledge and skills in Software Architecture & Design, Software Development Processes, Analysis and Design of Algorithms, Programming Language Design, Decision Analytics, Software Vulnerabilities, Microservices, and Data Analytics.

Students will develop skills in analysing requirements and designing appropriate software solutions; designing and creating complex software systems to solve real-world problems, evaluating and using advanced software environments, design methods and programming languages, and evaluating and responding to recent trends in interoperability and software development. In addition to the taught modules, students will complete a research project that can be aligned to their own specific research interests.

Content
The MSc in Software Architecture & Design programme is an advanced industry-focused programme that addresses the skills gap of software developers and/or architect in the face of evolving software development practices. It aims to provide students the opportunity for in-depth study of the advanced design and architectural and software development and process skills required for the successful design and development of complex software distributed systems. It provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to advance their career in software development as a senior member of the development team or as a software architect.

Delivered exclusively online, the programme offers working professionals flexible opportunities to learn more about technological advances in the industry. The programme places a major emphasis on developing higher level software development skills. Students are exposed to current state-ofthe art principles, methods and research of software design and architecture.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Entry to the MSc in Software Architecture & Design requires a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience. Applicants may be interviewed by an admission panel. Particular attention will be paid to the applicant’s software development experience and motivation, as well as their formal knowledge of object oriented technologies. Applicants may be directed to undertake bridging studies before commencing the programme. The interview will also be used to explore the applicant’s CPD plan.

Duration

Duration
24 months (4 semesters) is the minimum duration.

Careers or further progression

Further Studies
On successful completion of the MSc in Software Architecture & Design programme, graduates will have acquired advanced knowledge and skills to enable them manage, design and create software and processes that are reliable, robust, secure and scalable. After completing this programme graduates may wish to continue to PhD level within the Department of Computer Science.

Further enquiries

Dr John Creagh
T: 021 433 5113
E: john.creagh@cit.ie

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules
Software Design & Architecture
Software Process Engineering
Scalable Microservices
Analysis & Design of Algorithms
Computing Research & Practice
Research Project

Elective Modules
Decision Analytics
Declarative & Concurrent Programming
Software Vulnerabilities
Programming Language Design
Data Analytics

Application date

Application Closing Date: 23rd September 2017.

Course fee

€6,500.

Enrolment and start dates

Information/Registration
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2017 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 5th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: Media Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 6th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 7th September 2017
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Design Education, Teaching Visual Arts for Primary & Early Years Education, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

Online applications are open for course commencing in September 2017.

Course & Module Information, and to apply online, visit www.cit.ie/course/CRKSDEV9

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