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Computing - Enterprise Software Systems

This MSc programme is designed to develop and refine a set of skills essential for successful engagement of enterprises with information and communications technology (ICT). The main themes of the programme are business systems analysis and enterprise software development, supporting the entire business systems lifecycle.

The course aims to produce graduates who can:
• Reason and problem-solve to a high level in the context of enterprise software and its role in business, industry and research;

• Participate constructively in the strategic deployment of enterprise software;

• Manage the development of high-quality enterprise software products and services;

• Undertake research-based projects for industry, providing effective advice and leadership where required;

• Manage technology-based projects that require the handling of innovation and change in dynamic environments.

Whereas this course is targeted at IT professionals who would participate in the programme on a part-time basis and complete the programme over two years, the modular design also allows for completion in one year full-time. The structure of this programme is the same as the other taught MSc in Computing courses within the Department of Computing Maths & Physics (CMP) in WIT. It is a 90 credit programme consisting of 6 taught modules plus a dissertation and was developed through consultation with IT and software development companies in the South East region, see module groupings below.

Entry requirements

• Applicants will normally require an Honours Degree in Computing or equivalent.

• The course is targeted at IT professionals who would participate in the programme on a part-time basis and complete the programme over two years

• Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.


2 years.

Course Delivery
The course will delivered in a one module per day format, with lectures directly followed by practical laboratory sessions. This structure offers the flexibility to those working in industry to take specific modules on a day-release basis.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Mr. Richard Frisby
Lecturer in Computing
Tel: +353 (0) 51302066

Mr. Jimmy McGibney
Tel: +353 (0) 51302070

Admissions queries contact
Graduate Admissions
Registrar’s Office
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 51 302670+353 (0) 51 302670

Subjects taught

Computer Systems: Choose at least 1
• Distributed Systems
• IT Architecture
• Communications Infrastructure & Security

Business & Analysis: Choose at least 1
• Business Intelligence
• Business Process Analysis & Design
• Information Systems Project Management
• Organisational Renewal and Performance

Software Development: Choose at least 1
• Enterprise Web Development
• Agile Software Development
• Mobile Web Development
• Mobile Application Development

Free Electives
• Design Patterns
• Enterprise Component Development
• Dynamic User Interface Development
• Graph Theory & Optimisation

• Research Methods and Dissertation

Application date

Closing Date: 30/September/2017

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