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Software Engineering & Database Technologies

Who is this course for:
This course is ideal for students who wish to update their Software Development and Database skills while engaging with that curriculum in a flexible online environment. The course particularly suits those working in the area who would like to gain a recognised Masters qualification or those wishing to convert to a career in the area.

Course Profile
The MScSED course provides a valuable means of studying important, contemporary aspects of the Software, IT and Database industry which may be outside a student's current working environment.

Entry requirements

Special Entry Requirements
This course is open to honours degree graduates (minimum second class honours) in Science, Engineering or related disciplines, and to other degree graduates with three or more years' relevant experience. Applicants with an ordinary or pass degree or Level 7 diploma must have at least three years' experience.


2 years part-time
Online Learning

Careers or further progression

What career or further study opportunities are there?
Ireland, and Dublin in particular, is seen as the Digital hub of Europe (Silicon Republic, 2017). Information Technology in general is one of the success stories in the modern Irish economy, particularly the field of software and database design and development. This course will enable you to participate in this vibrant, international industry. Since software and databases are crucial in almost every sector, many of our graduates have also used the course for career advancement and progression within their current employment field.

Further enquiries

Aisling Monahan
Tel: 091 495698

Subjects taught

Students will complete ten, eight-week modules over the course of two academic years and complete a thesis.

There are two aspects to the content which students study:
• Software Engineering: Fundamentals of programming, software engineering and advanced topics in software development
• Database Technologies: Database administration, architectures and applications.

Students study a set number of core modules and then choose from a range of currently relevant electives in software engineering and database technologies.

Assessment method

Each module is individually assessed via weekly online assignments, an online final examination and participation in online discussions. Assignments may include programming tasks, essays and projects.

Application date

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Applications should be made online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Code: GYE04

Course fee

Fees: (per annum)
EU: €4,580 Non-EU: €5,080

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date 27th August 2018

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