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Computing - DevOps

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Computing in DevOps is a one year, full-time or two year, part-time programme. DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifestyle, from design through the development process to production support.

DevOps is characterised by operations staff harnessing the same techniques as developers for their systems work. Topics the course covers include: DevOps Software Engineering, Project Management and Deployment Pipelines.

Key features
• Flexible part-time and full-time options
• Industry input into course design
• A rapidly growing sector with a shortage of DevOps graduates
• DevOps was the 4th most in demand skill among Irish employers in 2017.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
• Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2), or Higher Diploma in Computing (Conversion Course into Computing).

• If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

Careers or further progression

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Software Companies
• Multinational Companies

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• DevOps Engineer
• Cloud DevOps Engineer
• Systems Software Engineer

Following the successful completion of the course you can expect to find attractive employment opportunities both at home and abroad with all the major IT multinationals including Amazon, Hewlett Packard and Datahug.

Roles include becoming a DevOps Support Engineer, Senior Software Engineer in DevOps or DevOps Project Managers.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6304

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• Client Side Scripting (M)

Semester 2
• Programme Architecture & Design Principles (M)

Semester 3
• Enterprise Programming (M)

Semester 4
• Database Management Systems (M)

Semester 5
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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