This MSc programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development. You will also get the chance to demonstrate the skills you have learned by completing a substantial research and development project.
NFQ Level 9, Major Award
The MSc is a full-time taught Master's Degree programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules in Semesters 1 and 2, followed by a research/development project from May to September
The Masters Degree consists of 90 credits: taught modules to the value of 60 credits and a research/development project to the value of 30 credits. The taught modules comprise core modules to the value of 30 credits and elective modules to the value of 30 credits. Students are required to seek approval of the Head of Department for their choice of elective modules, following consultation with the programme coordinator. Not all elective modules will be offered each year.
Students must choose modules as follows: core modules to the value of 30 credits, plus elective modules to the value of 15 credits chosen from Group I and elective modules to the value of 15 credits chosen from Group II, plus the Research/Development Project (30 credits). Students will have completed all taught modules and related examining prior to commencing the Research/Development Project.
Elective Modules Group I
Elective Modules Group II
Candidates must normally have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates who have obtained at least a First Class Honours in a Higher Diploma conversion course, such as the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology offered at UCC will be considered. Applications from other suitably qualified candidates, or from those with equivalent technical experience/qualifications, will be considered.
No work experience is required.
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