The aim of International MSc in Advanced Software Development is to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organisations need and who are equipped to both work in China and in partnership with Chinese organisations. The programme is a partnership between Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China.
DIT and HIT have been partners since 2002. Over this period of time, DIT and HIT have collaboratively run a highly successful BSc Computer Science programme in Harbin, drawing on the strengths and ethos of both partners. This collaboration served as the basis for the development in 2012 of this International Master of Science programme in Advanced Software Development, to be offered to students in both Ireland and China beginning in September 2013.
Students on this programme complete a Certificate in Chinese Language and Culture in Dublin prior to spending a semester in HIT, one of China's most prestigious Universities. During the semester in HIT students will undertake modules in Computing as well as learning about the language, history, culture and professional environment of China. Students will then complete the remainder of the programme in DIT undertaking modules in Advanced Software Development and completing a dissertation in an advanced topic.
The programme also includes an optional six month work placement during which students get the opportunity to work in an industry or research environment.