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The aim of the MSc in Computing is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capabilities, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to further their professional development in the IT industry. Graduates will have excellent team leadership and change management skills and will have the ability to systematically evaluate emerging technologies and trends from a business opportunity perspective.

This course may be delivered on either a full-time or part-time basis and consists of a combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials, projects, seminars presentations and speakers from industry. Students have access to state-of-the-art computer laboratories including specialist labs for multimedia, network administration, computer architecture and software development.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an honours bachelors degree, at a minimum of 2:2 level, in computing or a related cognate field of study. Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing may progress to the MSc in Computing on demonstration of a high level of programming skills.


2 years.

Careers or further progression

The MSc in Computing will add value to the competencies students bring with them to the programme and we expect graduates of the programme to be able to perform the roles outlined below:
• senior technical architect/ developers with the ability to analyse complex system requirements based on a comprehensive knowledge of current technologies and best of breed solutions;

• team leaders/senior managers of complex software development processes in multinationals or SMEs, who are capable of evaluating the current process against best industry practice and leading the implementation of process improvements within their organisation;

• project managers for complex IT processes or specialist products within a multinational or SME, capable of managing a project at all stages of the lifecycle, but with particular strengths at the project identification/ feasibility assessment stage;

• research project managers or senior researchers capable of undertaking a significant piece of research of industrial relevance from concept phase to publication in peer reviewed journals;

• entrepreneurs who are capable of developing a technology-based idea into a full enterprise development opportunity.

LEVEL 10 PhD through research. or

Further enquiries

Ms. Brigid Crowley
Head of Department of Creative Media and Information Technology
T: +353 (0)66 719 1659

Enrolment and start dates

Apply directly to IT Tralee.

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