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Computing - International Pre Masters

The International Pre Masters for the MSc in Computing is a one year programme designed to provide an entry path for international computer science graduates to the MSc in Computing programme at the DIT. The aim is to prepare the students for the demands of a taught Masters programme. A key objective is to develop the student's English language skills and bring them to a level appropriate for study at Masters level. The programme also aims to provide students the opportunity, through the medium of English, to enhance their existing computer science knowledge base.

Who Should Apply?
International graduates with Honours Bachelors computer science or equivalent degrees who want to improve their English to a level appropriate for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programme.

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirement for entry to the programme is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a computer science or equivalent discipline and English language certification of at least IELTS level 5.0 overall with IELTS level 5.0 in English writing, or an equivalent.


Full Time - 2 Semesters.

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.

Careers or further progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% on the computer science modules and an overall mark of at least 50% on the English language modules can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Sarah Jane Delany
T: 01 402 2840

Subjects taught

The student studies a comprehensive set of English language modules including:

English for Academic Reading & Writing
Communicative Competency
Applied Writing

The student selects computer science modules from a set of optional modules such as:
Advanced Databases
Distributed Systems
Advanced Security
Artificial Intelligence
Games Engines
Geographical Information Systems
Rich Web Application Technology
Business Systems Intelligence
Enterprise Systems & Architectures
Mobile Robotics
Mobile Software Development
Cloud Computing
Web Mapping


College of Sciences and Health, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8.

Qualification Awarded:
Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Computing (International) (60 ECTS).

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 27th April 2018. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2018.

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