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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
• In 2019, 50% of enterprise businesses actively use internal or external DevOps Services. DevOps is an in demand skill among Irish employers.

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
DevOps Software Engineering Mandatory 10
OO Programming for Server Administration Mandatory 10 4

Semester 2 - Placement

Semester 3
Scripting the Deployment Pipeline Mandatory 15
DevOps Project Management Mandatory 15

Semester 4 - Dissertation Mandatory 30

(M) = Mandatory

Application date

We are now taking applications for the next intake in September 2020.

Applications will close on August 31th 2020 or earlier if the course is full.

Students requiring a study visa for Ireland should apply no later than May 29th 2020.

Course fee

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

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