Computer Science - Software Engineering, M.Sc.

Computer Science - Software Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors.

About

Computers have become a part of everybody’s daily life, and in the Department of Computer Science we teach how computer systems work, with a particular focus on software, and we research into how computer systems will develop into the future. Our courses cover a wide spectrum of topics from software to computer hardware, from internal details of operating systems to computer applications, and from software engineering practice to computational theory. Our approach is to instill a thorough understanding of fundamental principles, while developing analytical abilities and practical skills.

We provide excellent facilities for practical work, with most of our modules including a mix of lectures and lab work. Many of our students also spend time working in industry as part of their course. We endeavour to provide a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere for learning - we provide a programming helpdesk, extensive assistance during practical work - and we are always available outside of lectures to help our students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Concepts in Object-Oriented Programming
  • Requirements Engineering & System Design
  • Software Testing
  • Practical Cryptography
  • Databases
  • Rigorous Software Process
  • Interaction Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    585

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The following criteria must be fulfilled by students applying for the MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering):
  • An honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with an average grade of 60% (equivalent to a II.1 from an Irish NFQ Level 8 degree course) or above. Extensive industrial experience may be considered.
  • English language certificate (for non-native speakers of English only)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Year 2 fees: 
  • EU: €2,750 per year
  • International: €6,750 per year

Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

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