Advanced Software Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11450 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3890 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The Advanced Software Engineering master programme from University College Dublin is specifically geared at experienced industrial software engineers and aims to provide them with the foundational skills necessary to apply these new developments in their own work.

In each year the student takes three ASE specialised modules. Each ASE specialised module runs as a full-time, intensive unit over five consecutive days (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri) in order to facilitate the participation of industry-based software engineers. The dissertation period commences in May of the second year and the dissertation should be submitted by the following December.

Each specialised module typically comprises 24 hours lectures, 16 hours of hands-on laboratory work, as well as assignment/essay work to be undertaken in the student's own time.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Core modules include:
  • High Performance Computing
  • Agent-Oriented Software
  • Comparative SE Process Frameworks
  • Knowledge-based Techniques
  • Design Patterns
  • Performance of Distributed Systems
  • Managing Software in Production (in conjunction with Google)
  • Practical Android Programming (online module)
  • Computational Network Analysis and Modelling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Students entering this programme are expected to have at least a 2.1 honours bachelor‘s degree in Computer Science (or a cognate discipline), and have a subsequent two or more years of industrial experience in software development. Prerequisite skills include a high degree of proficiency in object-oriented programming, a working knowledge of object-oriented design using e.g. UML, and experience in software development as part of a team. Each application will however be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and exceptions to these rules may be made.

Please note that this programme is not suitable for new graduates with little or no industrial experience.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3890 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3890 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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