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Computing in DevOps

What is DevOps?

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. DevOps is also characterized by operations staff making use many of the same techniques as developers for their systems work.

Is this Programme for Me?
The course is designed to run in part-time mode initially. In part-time mode the student can study the four taught modules and one placement module over two academic years and do the dissertation over the summer or during the following year depending on circumstances. The dissertation component for the Masters will offer the student the opportunity to apply a range of topics covered in the taught part of the course to demonstrate an extended knowledge and ability in that area.

From an industry point of view, this programme was developed in partnership with the IT industry in the north-west. The objective of developing the course is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers locally and throughout Ireland. The existence of the course reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally.

Note: If a student is in employment and is unable to source a DevOps related placement through their employer a suitable industry-facing project will also meet the requirements for the Placement module.

Entry requirements

Minimum Academic Entry RequirementsThe course will be available to applicants who meet the following criteria:

An Honours Degree in Computing with first or second-class honours or an equivalent qualification.

A level-8 conversion style Higher Diploma in Computing with Merit 2 or higher.

Level 7 Degree graduates in Computing with at least 3 years relevant work experience.

Non-computing graduates with first or second-class honours who have completed a significant element of computing as part of their studies including computer programming or non-computing graduates who have significant experience in the IT industry including experience in computer programming will also be considered.

Non-European Applicants
As this MSc is only available in part-time mode non-EU applicants will not be eligible for a study visa. Please contact Jill Murphy at jill.murphy@lyit.ie for further information.

Duration

2 - 3 Years

Careers or further progression

Are there follow-up Programmes Available?Progression to a Doctoral Degree (by research), are available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.

Career Opportunities

This course was developed in partnership with the IT industry in the north-west. The objective of the course is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers locally and throughout Ireland. The existence of the course reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally.

Graduates of this course can expect to work in either development or operations with fast evolving needs in large enterprises. Types of companies that graduates may work for include Amazon, HP and Datahug. They can expect to work in roles such as Cloud Services Engineer, DevOps Support Engineer, Senior Software Engineer in DevOps.

Further enquiries

For Further Information:
Contact Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by

E- Mail: thomas.dowling@lyit.ie
Telephone: (074) 918 6304

Subjects taught

What will I have to study?

Year/Semester Modules Mandatory/ Elective No of credits Class hours per week

1/1 DevOps Software Engineering Mandatory 10 4
1/2 OO Programming for Server Administration Mandatory 10 4

2/3 Placement Mandatory 10 35HPW
2/4 DevOps Project Management Mandatory 15 6
2/5 Scripting the Deployment Pipeline Mandatory 15 6

3/6 Dissertation Mandatory 30

Application date

We are now taking applications for the September 2018 intake.

Course fee

Cost
The Programme commences in September each year and the fee for the Master of Science in Computing in DevOps is currently €5,000 which is payable in installments.

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