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Software Engineering

The MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Maynooth exposes graduates in computer science and related disciplines to the technical, methodological, organizational development of reliable software and information technology systems – so that successful participants will be prepared to lead major projects in software engineering across industrial and commercial sectors.

Entry requirements

The following criteria must be fulfilled by students applying for the MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering):

- An honours degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, containing significant Computer Science content. An average grade of at least 60% (equivalent to a II.1 from an Irish NFQ Level 8 degree course) or above. Applicants with less Computer Science experience should consider MHG68 instead.

- English language certificate (for non-native speakers of English only)

Minimum English language requirements
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

Information regarding visas etc. may be obtained from the International Office at Maynooth University.

Duration

MHG50 2 years full-time (1 year full-time taught modules, 6 months dissertation, 6 months work placement)

Careers or further progression

Students are qualified for many jobs in the software industry. Many students gain full-time employment with the company who sponsor their work placement. Past graduates in the Masters programme have been accepted for membership of the IEI. Associate membership (AIEI) has been granted to those graduates with less than 2 years work experience, with Ordinary membership (MIEI) granted after a minimum of 2 full years work experience.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Dr Ralf Bierig
Email smsc-cd@cs.nuim.ie

Subjects taught

Each module is delivered as a series of intensive lectures. Each module also has associated practical work.

Participants submit a dissertation based on a Software Engineering topic.

Comment

Computer Science
The Department is a centre of excellence for the development of dependable software systems, offering science and engineering graduates the knowledge, skills and indepth technical understanding required to succeed in the software industry. The Department offers courses that combine academic research with industrial placements in the leading software industry companies in Ireland, nurturing a new generation of software engineers grounded in technological expertise.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30/June/2019

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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