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Postgraduate On-Campus

We offer several postgraduate programmes delivered on a full-time or part-time basis, some delivered on-campus and others delivered online. The length of time it takes you to complete a programme depends on how many modules you take per semester.

Part-time programmes are semesterised running September to January and January to May. Classes run Monday to Friday evenings and may run Saturday mornings. The number of nights depends on the number of modules you take. The duration of the programme also depends on the number of modules you choose to take. Timetables are not finalised until September.

Modules contain lectures and labs. You will be assessed throughout your modules and may also have a final exam, which takes place at the end of a semester.
CIT has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) service where learning from all aspects of life may be presented for assessment instead of completing a module

When you have decided which programme best suit you, please follow the links to give more information on costs, entry requirements, award stages and programme content.

In some of the programmes listed below, it is also possible to attain single module certification, a certificate award or a postgraduate diploma award.  Please see the individual awards available for each programme in the links provided after the descriptions.


Postgraduate Programmes


MSc in Software Architecture & Design - CR_KSDEV_9

This programme is available for part-time delivery and full time delivery on campus.

The programme is designed to provide the postgraduate student with the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for their continuing professional development (CPD) in the software industry. The main focus is in the area of software development with particular emphasis on current software design principles and methods and software quality.

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Msc in Information Design & Development - CR_KINDD_9

This programme is available online only. All classes are delivered over the Internet.

Information Developers are individuals who bridge the gap between subject matter experts and that of the end user. The role of information developers is becoming increasingly important given that society is being driven by technology and information developers provide the voice in communicating how issues incorporating technology are framed and developed. The Society of Technical Communication (STC) define information developers or technical communicators as individuals that communicate using an instruction based focus on technical or specialised topics using technology.

In essence, information development and technical communications ensures that designs, products, systems and methodologies are documented and conveyed to their target audience to maximise its business value to the organisation.

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MSc in Cloud Computing  - CR_KCLDC_9

This programme is available online only. All classes are delivered over the Internet and all practical work is completed using CIT’s cloud infrastructure.

This programme aims to produce graduates who have the required technical skills to exploit and be successful in the expanding area of Cloud Computing.  Cloud Computing is considered a relatively new field in Internet computing where novel perspectives in internetworking technologies have emerged. To successfully deal with issues relating to this new paradigm the MSc in Cloud Computing programme aims to equip the graduate with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist architectural and technical skills required to design and implement cloud based solutions and services.

More recently the convergence of the cloud with big data has created additional opportunities for IT professionals to gain valuable insights into their business data. Such insights are critical for companies to maintain their competitive edge, increase their revenues and deliver new innovative services and solutions. The programme also aims to address the skills gap in this area so the graduate is equipped with not only the skills to store the data in the cloud but also to derive meaningful analytics from it to deliver true business value.

The content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice in cloud planning and management, the design and management of virtual environments, data analytics, the consolidation of data centres, security techniques in multi-tenant virtualised environments and related areas that contribute to the building of both private and public cloud environments.

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This programme is available online only for part-time delivery and online and on campus for full time delivery.

Information security can be defined as the protection of information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Today, Information Security is becoming a function of increasing importance for the continued operation of commercial entities. The increasing level of inter-connectedness of information networks and the reliance of business models on this interconnectedness has resulted in a network currently (the Internet) that has over a yottabyte of information stored, much of which is unsecured. This continuing trend is predicted to strongly increase the importance of Information Security within most multinational entities.

This programme aims to fill the ever increasing skills gap in this area and delivers material that follows the most current practise. Upon successful completion of this programme the student will both understand and deploy the most advanced methods to protect information at rest, in transit, and at work.

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MSc in Artifical Intelligence

The MSc in Artificial Intelligence will be open for applications to complete full-time on-campus in July 2018. Students will start in September 2018.

In recent years Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques have experienced a resurgence following concurrent advances in computer power, large amounts of data and theoretical understanding. AI techniques have become an essential part of the technology industry, helping to solve many challenging problems in computer science.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) are having a profound impact on a wide range of industries including manufacturing, transport, logistics, marketing, commerce, customer service, agriculture, IT, security and health care, to name but a few. The drive for automation from these sectors has created a demand for staff with this expertise.

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