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Mobile Technologies

Research suggests by 2016 there will be 44 million apps available for download. The development of applications that run on mobile smart devices will become more important, as mobile smart devices become an integral part of people’s lives. This course enables you to acquire outstanding research and application development skills in mobile technologies through analysis, investigation, requirements elicitation, problem-solving, and team work. Through its innovative teaching and learning strategies, the course develops an in-depth expertise of core technical disciplines such as mobile application architecture and security, mobile platforms, usability and testing. The course also offers a set of elective modules that provide specialisation in the Internet of Things or Mobile Application Development areas. Learners will also have exposure to pertinent business strategies associated with the area of mobile technologies.

The role of graduates from this course will be primarily that of an application developer who designs, implements and tests advanced software solutions for mobile platforms or for the new Internet of Things domain.

Who is the course for?
This course is for experienced ICT professionals in the workplace and college graduates with a level 8 degree on the National Framework of Qualifications, in computing/computer science or in a cognate area. This course is suitable for people that are looking to gain research skills, to update their knowledge of mobile application development or Internet of Things and to increase their employment potential.

Award and Progression
The Master of Science in Mobile Technologies is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ.

Students may also elect to exit early with a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Mobile Technologies at level 9 or a Certificate in Application Development for Mobile Devices at level 9 or Certificate in Internet of Things at level 9.

Entry requirements

An honours (level 8) primary degree with a 2.2 award or higher in computer science or a cognate discipline. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. Non-English speaking applicants must demonstrate fluency in the English language as demonstrated by IELTS academic score of at least 6.0 or equivalent.

Duration

Part-time Schedule

Indicative Schedule Two evenings per week, 18.00 - 22.00 and some Saturdays

Duration 2 years; 4 semesters

https://www.ncirl.ie/Courses/Course-Details/course/MSc-in-Science-in-Mob...

Full-time Schedule
Indicative Schedule Students need to be available 09.00-17.00 Mon – Fri. Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 5pm. (Class days and times vary)

Duration 1 year; 2 semesters and a final research project

https://www.ncirl.ie/Courses/Course-Details/course/MSc-in-Mobile-Technol...

Careers or further progression

Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ.

Students may also elect to exit early with a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Mobile Technologies at level 9 or a Certificate in Application Development for Mobile Devices at level 9 or Certificate in Internet of Things at level 9.

Further enquiries

For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1850 221 721
Email: admissions@ncirl.ie
Web: www.ncirl.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1-2

· Mobile Architecture and Security
· Mobile Platforms and Application Design
· Usability
· Research in Computing
· Business Strategies in Computing
· Research Methods
· Research Project or Industry-based Research Project

Internet of Things Specialisation - Electives
· Technologies for the Internet of Things
· Software Applications for the Internet of Things
· Data Mining and Visualisation

Mobile Application Development Specialisation - Electives
· Advanced Client Side Development
· Mobile Application Development
· Cloud Application Services

Research Methods, Research Project and Industry-based Research Project modules are not required to complete the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Mobile Technologies.

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

Comment

Location: IFSC Campus

Assessment method

The course will be assessed with a blend of project work and exams. This varies between modules but typically assessment is 50% continuous assessment and 50% exam. Please note that exams may take place in the daytime and evening.

Course fee

Part-time
Fees
€4,475 per annum €8,950 total fee (Fees revised annually)

Full-time
Fees
€6,500 total fee (Fees revised annually)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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