Computing (Advanced Software Development), M.Sc.

Computing (Advanced Software Development), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The MSc in Computing (Advanced Software Development) offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organizations need to compete in the emerging global digital economy.

About

The target audience is those with an undergraduate qualification in computer science or software development. 

In the MSc in Computing (Advanced Software Development) offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology, students will study advanced technical modules in programming, design, databases, architecture and web development to acquire the advanced technical skills needed to practice as software developers working on leading edge development projects. 

In addition students will be equipped with key professional, technical communications skills needed to practice as a professional in the computing industry.

Career opportunities

Graduates completing the MSc will be qualified to take up strong technical roles in software development teams in a range of organisations.   Specific opportunities include: software developer, software engineer, test engineer, software designer, systems analyst, web developer, technical consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming Paradigms: Principles & Practice 
  • Software Design 
  • Advanced Databases 
  • Systems Architectures 
  • Web Application Architectures 
  • Secure Systems Development 
  • Geographic Information Systems 
  • Spatial Databases 
  • Ubiquitous Computing 
  • Universal Design 
  • Man and Machine 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Programming for Big Data 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      3 Semesters

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required 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 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 minimum admission requirements for entry to the MSc programme are a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science or a related discipline at level 2.1 or at level 2.2 with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applicants with other qualifications at Honours 2.1 level or better and relevant experience may also be considered. 
  • Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for each component. 

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5600 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time: €460 per 5 Credit Module 

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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