Tuition fee:
  • € 2,750 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,165 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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 engineers both internationally and nationally. This award will provide an opportunity for students, to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in software engineering. For this reason, the award is designed to attract both full and part-time students.

The part-time mode facilitates students currently in employment. It is a block-release course over four academic terms, spanning two years. In full-time mode the course spans a single academic year, and requires full-time attendance on campus. Both versions have the same academic content. The course consists of both a taught component and a project.

Objectives

* 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 industries needs for graduates having the above qualities.
* To enhance graduates exiting educational base and employment prospects.

Careers

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

Contents

Semester 1

SE Fundamentals, Software Requirements, Software Design, Software Development Paradigms, Philosophy of Research.

Semester 2

Select four electives from the modules listed below

SE Quality, Human Computer Interaction,Software Architecture,SE Evolution,Quantitative Research.

Requirements

Normally a primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) 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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival.

Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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