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Software Development - International Systems

The MSc in Software
Development: International Systems is targeted at giving students with a typically noncomputing background, the skills and knowledge required to build high-quality software systems for international markets. Thus, the emphasis is on programming, database development, testing the resultant systems, and knowledge of the techniques employed to create systems for different locales\markets. Additionally it aims to create graduates who are capable of researching new trends and approaches in software development\internationalisation autonomously, after they leave the course.


2 Years Full Time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Jim Buckley
Tel: +353 (0)61 213531


Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Computing Fundamentals
• Programming
• Introduction to Model Driven Development
• ICT Employment Skills
• Best Practice Internationalisation

Semester 2
• Programming
• Introduction to Web Development
• Database Systems
• Software Testing and Inspection
• Project Management


Semester 3
• Object Oriented Development
• Language Engineering and Translation Technologies
• Research Methods
• Dissertation Part 1

Semester 4
• Mobile Applications Development
• Translation Technology Systems
• Software Requirements Engineering
• Dissertation Part 2

The programme is subject to the final academic approval process which will be completed in 2017


New programme for 2018*

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.

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