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Programme Stages

The MSc in Software Architecture & Design is a 60 credit masters that has a single stage.  On successful completion the student will be awarded the following a Masters in Science (MSc) in Software Architecture & Design (60 ECTS).


Master of Science in Software Architecture & Design (60 ECTS)
Cost per 5 ECTS is €550.

Semester 1 (Sept 2017, 15 credits):                   €1650
Semester 2 (Jan 2018, 15 credits):                     €1650
Semester 3 (Sept 2018, 30 credits):                   € 3200

Total cost for Master of Science in Cloud Computing = €6,500

Three installments of €2,167 can be facilitated.

For further information on fees please contact

Duration & Delivery

18 months (3 semesters) is the minimum duration.

The MSc in Software Architecture & Design is delivered and accessed fully online using state of the art Cloud based technologies. Lectures are delivered online by night and streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback to students. The programme offer great flexibility to students as they can access their lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device that has a Web browser.

Admission Requirements

Entry to the MSc in Software Architecture & Design will require a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or in a cognate discipline. In addition to the above you need to have a minimum three years experience working in industry as a software developer/engineer to be eligible to participate on the programme. Students that do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case by case basis.


Master of Science in Software Architecture & Design (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Closing Date for applications

Completed applications must be made online with CIT before 5pm on 14th September 2017, using the “Apply Now” button below. Classes will commence in September 2017.


Dr Donna O’Shea
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 4335116

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