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Software Engineering

Overview

Software Engineering involves the application of specialised knowledge and skills to develop different kinds of large, complex software systems. There is continuous demand for software engineering graduates both internationally and nationally. This course will provide an opportunity for students to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in software engineering. Students will develop their ability to critically evaluate current software engineering research. The course consists of both a taught component and a project. It will equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner. The course is offered in both full time and part time mode (one day per week), with both versions having the same academic content.

Overview:
- To equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner.

- To increase the awareness of the opportunities offered by current research in Software Engineering and its application to current practice.

- To meet industry's needs for graduates having the above qualities.

- To enhance graduates existing educational base and employment prospects.

Entry requirements

Normally a primary degree Level 8 or approved equivalent professional qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Computer Systems/Science, Applied Mathematics) at first or second class honours level. An interview may be part of the admission process.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document).

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Prospective careers for graduates include software engineering, software project management, systems analysis and software researcher and development.

Further enquiries

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Course Director: Michael English
Tel : 353-61-202772
Email : michael.english@ul.ie
Web: http://www.csis.ul.ie/course/LM338/

Subjects taught

Autumn
•Software Design
•Software Evolution
•Software Development Paradigms
•Parallelism and Concurrency in Software Development
•Philosophy of Research.

Spring

Choose 4 of the following
•Software Engineering Requirements
•Software Quality
•Human Computer Interaction
•Software Architecture
•Quantitative Research Methods for Science, Engineering & Technology
•Research Project

Content of the modules can be found by using the search option on the Book of Modules

Comment

The MSc in Software Engineering equips graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner. Develops abilities to critically evaluate current software engineering research.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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