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Computing with Options

MSC IN Computing with Options Cloud & Mobile/Data Analytics/IT Management (NFQ Level 9)

Who is this course for?
This course is for IT Professionals wishing to upskill in one of the three themes of the programme. The flexible programme design allows participants select those modules which best suit their interests and career development needs.

The combination of excellent modules in areas of current industry needs aligned to a dissertation give you the chance to expand your skill and knowledge range while also giving an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to develop novel work.

Who can apply
This course is open to all eligible students

Course Summary
Modules are available on a two year cycle. Students are advised to take two modules per semester and take their dissertation module in the fourth semester. The list of modules available and schedule is shown below.

Entry requirements

A BSc (Hons) in Computing (Level 8), 2nd class honours grade 2 (2.2) minimum or an Honours Bachelor's Degree (Level 8) in a scientific, mathematical or equivalent discipline, 2nd class honours grade 2 (2.2) minimum, subject to relevant work experience. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English in accordance with Institute admissions regulations.

Candidates may be interviewed to determine eligibility.


2 years part time

Course Timetable
The course runs 2 evenings a week (Evenings depend on module choice)

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Depending on choice of specialisation previous graduates report obtaining specialist roles in Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, Software Development, Team Lead, IT Manager & Consultant.

Further enquiries

For further information - course specific enquiries
Please Contact:
For queries on the application process

Please contact or phone the Lifelong Learning Team @ 01-4042101

Subjects taught

Choice of Specialisation
The student can choose from Data Analytics / Cloud and Mobile Computing / IT Management. For each stream you must complete Research Methods (10) plus a relevant Dissertation (30) plus the mandatory module for that stream.

MSc in Computing - Cloud and Mobile Computing Mandatory -
Mobile Applications Design and Development (10)
MSc in Computing - IT Management - Mandatory
Business Technology Strategy (10)
MSc in Computing - Data Analytics - Mandatory
Data Analytics & Machine Learning (10)

A Further 40 credits can be chosen from all module options available.

Modules Available
Jan-18 Research Methods II (Campus) Data Analytics & Machine Learning (Campus) Software Dev & Process Management (Campus) Human Skills for IT (Online) Quality Attributes for IT Arch (Online) Business Technology Strategy (Online)

Research Methods I (Campus) Mobile App Design and Development (Campus) Web Semantics and Information Mining (Campus) Business Technology Strategy (Online) IT Environment (Online) IT Architecture Desg. (Online)

Other Module options will be available from Jan. 2019

Application date

How to Apply
Students apply directly to IT Tallaght
Please apply through

Course fee

Total cost of course (60 credits) is €5000
(€1750 year 1 and €3250 year 2)

Please Note
You will be required to pay a €100 application fee with your application. If you are not offered a place on the course your application fee will be refunded. If you are offered a place on the course your fee will be put towards you full course fees. If you do not accept the offered place you will forfeit the application fee.

The balance of fees due are as follows:
On acceptance of place - €550
Payment of half your course fees due by 31 October 2018.
Payment of full fees due by 31 January 2019.

Enrolment and start dates

Key Dates
Induction 1st/8th September 2018
Classes Begin Mid-September 2018
Classes Finish End April 2019
Exams January and May 2019
Results June 2019

Head Start Maths and Head Start Academic English:
26th May – 30th June 2018 &
11th August – 8th September 2018

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