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Information Systems with Computing

Overview
Aims of the Programme
The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-to-end covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career-focused programmes to enhance graduate's employability.

Key Features of the Programme
The programme is applied in nature, delivering a graduate with practical skills and expertise to augment theoretical knowledge and understanding.

The development of analytical and problem solving abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communication skills.

Graduates from this programme will possess the following attributes:
•Analyse and solve practical business problems through the use of technology.
• Software design, development and engineering.
• Systems support/Administration.
• Data storage design and development.
• Software Engineering and IT project management.
• Web application development.
• Information systems design and development.
• Network design and maintenance.
• Computer systems security.
• Data Analytics.
• Business analyst.

They will also possess the following competencies:
• Excellent at building relationships and able to work with people at all levels.
• Able to work well as part of a team as well as individually in a demanding environment whilst meeting tight deadlines.
• Able to manage, organise and lead the teams.
• Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data.
• An understanding of ethical and legislative issues of professional and research practice such as ethical committees, etc.
• Able to apply their disciplinary knowledge to real world problems and challenges.
• Excellent communicators and creative thinkers with the ability to use IS/IT skills to inform decisions.

Structure
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised project, contributing 30 credits. The project component provides students with the opportunity to independently research relevant literature, to implement skills gained in the taught syllabus and also to critically analyse deliverables.

Full-time
For full-time students, the taught component consists of nine modules. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2).

Part-time
For part-time students, Stage 1 delivery of the programme is structured over four taught semesters. During each semester, students will normally attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2).

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for Master of Science in Information Systems with Computing are:
• A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in an IT / IS or Business discipline where a significate component of the degree is related to IT / IS, or
• A Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing.
• A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in a non-cognate area but holds 4 years professional experience in a related field and who require a qualification in this area in order to progress professionally, or
• Prior knowledge and the study of the areas of databases, programming and networking is also required.
• For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have at least 3 years' work experience may also be considered through the college's normal RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The MSc in Information Systems with Computing will provide you with the skills and knowledge to further develop your personal interests and career prospects in areas with skills gaps as identified by the government and industry. Typical career paths include software engineering, web application development, software analysis and design roles, systems support engineer, database developer, technical consultancy and project management roles. Graduates from MSc in Information Systems with Computing programme have the potential to work in areas such as System Analysis, Software Engineering, Enterprise Information System, Web Technologies, and Data Analytics in a wide variety of industries.

Further enquiries

Contact Us
Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

Subjects taught

Core Modules
Software Engineering
Advanced Databases
Networks and Systems Administration
Programming for Information Systems
Web and Mobile Technologies
Applied Research Methods
Enterprise Information Systems
Data Analytics and Visualisation
Computer Systems Security
Web Development for Information Systems
Applied Research Project

Comment

Awarding Body:
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Award: Masters Degree
NFQ Level: Level 9
Award Title: Master of Science in Information Systems with Computing
Award Type: Major

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through a mix of continuous assessment, skills based assessment and exams. Skills based assessment allows learners to demonstrate knowledge learned through scenario based situations and continuous assessment involves a varied mix between individual and group work.

Application date

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2020. Contact our admissions team for more information.

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

All Non EU overseas international students need to send their application to:
International Department
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2, D02 WC04,
Ireland
T: + 353 (0) 1 4177500
E: international@dbs.ie

Visit Us
Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about DBS and learn more about the Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems with Computing. As well as experiencing our outstanding facilities, you'll have the opportunity to receive personalised advice from academics from your subject area, meet current postgraduate students and also have your questions answered on general subjects such as entry requirements, student support and the admissions process.

EU Applicants
Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:
•Academic Transcripts (Original & Official English Translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS need not provide this documentation.
•Proof of Identification (Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport)
•Detailed Curriculum Vitae
•Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English
•Academic/Business References - Ideally one Academic & one Business

Please see programme content for any course-specific additional application procedures.

In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:
•A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) Card, Work permit (if applicable) & Passport
•The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation

International Students/ Non EU Applicants
Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:
•Academic documents
•Academic transcripts
•Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)
•A Curriculum Vitae
•References from your employer/school/college
•A statement of purpose
•A copy of your passport

Please note that copies of all documentation must be submitted, and that it must be translated into English where issued in another language. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned. Dublin Business School has a number of overseas offices and representatives worldwide. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details on your closest DBS representative.

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