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Software Engineering & Database Technologies

Your Course
The aim of this programme is to develop your career with an innovative MSc in Software Engineering and Database Technologies. Designed and delivered jointly by NUI Galway and Regis University, Denver (USA), this tailor-made programme will advance your knowledge of software development and database systems. This wholly online course is particularly suited to people who are working or who have other daytime commitments.

The programme is part-time and runs over two years. You will study one online module every eight weeks and, in addition, you will research and write a thesis during your second year. The programme content is extensive and varied, and includes both mandatory and optional modules (a full list of these is on the course website).

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
This degree is open to honours degree graduates (Level 8, minimum Second Class Honours) in Science, Engineering or other relevant disciplines, and to other graduates with three or more years of relevant experience, and to those otherwise satisfying the MSc entry standards. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent international qualification will be required, if applicable.


2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Information technology, in general, and software/database design and development, in particular, are one of the success stories in the Irish economy. This course will equip you to participate in this vibrant, international industry. Since IT is crucial in every sector, many of our graduates also have used the course for career advancement and progression within their current employment field.

Further enquiries

Aisling Monahan, IT Online
T: +353 91 495 698

Majella O’Dea,
Information Technology and Adult & Continuing Education
T: +353 91 494 423


1. This MSc course is part-time, and is delivered and examined in a fully online environment.

2. This provides maximum flexibility for students in terms of their location and work schedules,

3. Teaching is shared by NUI Galway and Regis University, and we apply a strict limit of 15 students in each ‘virtual classroom’.

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