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Overview

Note: Applications for this programme is currently closed and will reopen in the Summer of 2017. The 'Apply Now' button is for information purposes only until the online application process reopens.   

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.

In part-time mode, students attend up to 2 -3 evenings per week depending on the modules selected. Each taught module is scheduled for 2 hours lectures, 1 hour laboratory/tutorial per week.

Admission requirements

Applicants will normally have a primary honours degree with first or second class honours or its equivalent, in a computing discipline. Other applicants may be accepted if they have at least four years experience in Software Development and can satisfy CIT that they possess an adequate background for the programme.

Applicants may be interviewed by an admission panel. Particular attention will be paid to the applicants’ software development experience and motivation, as well as their formal knowledge of object oriented technologies. Applicants may be directed to undertake bridging studies before commencing the programme. The interview will also be used to explore the applicant’s CPD plan.

Content

The programme requires the graduate to take four mandatory and four elective taught modules. The Research Project, which may include the design and implementation of a high quality nontrivial software application, is also mandatory. The Project normally commences in February and assessed in September.

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Mandatory Modules
Software Engineering
Software Quality
Advanced Object Technology
Computing Research & Practice
Research Project (20 ECTS)


Elective Modules
Web-Based Systems
Computer Simulation and Modelling
Artificial Intelligence
Software Security
Real Time Systems
Parallel Computing
Human-Computer Interaction
Software Development for the Cloud

The modules will be taught by CIT staff, experts from industry and other educational institutions. Modules may be substituted at the discretion of CIT, subject to approval by the validating authority.

Award

Master of Science in Software Development (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications)
Single module certification is also possible.

Course Fee

€4,620

COntact 

Dr John Creagh
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 433 5113
E: john.creagh@cit.ie

Closing Date for Application

Completed applications must be made online with CIT before 5pm on 9th September 2016, using the “Apply Now” button below. Classes will commence in September 2016.

This programme is supported by the National Development Plan.

Note: Applications for this programme is currently closed and will reopen in the Summer of 2017. The 'Apply Now' button is for information purposes only until the online application process reopens.   

 

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