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Software Engineering, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
Software Engineering involves the application of specialised knowledge and skills to develop different kinds of large, complex software systems. There is continuous demand for software engineering graduates both internationally and nationally. This course will provide an opportunity for students to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills in software engineering. 


Students will develop their ability to critically evaluate current software engineering research.  The course consists of both a taught component and a project.  It will equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner.  The course is offered in both full time and part time mode (one day per week), with both versions having the same academic content.

Programme Objectives:

  • To equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner.
  • To increase the awareness of the opportunities offered by current research in Software Engineering and its application to current practice.
  • To meet industry's needs for graduates having the above qualities.
  • To enhance graduates existing educational base and employment prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Software Design
  • Software Evolution
  • Software Development Paradigms
  • Parallelism and Concurrency in Software Development
  • Philosophy of Research.
  • Software Engineering Requirements
  • Software Quality
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Architecture
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Research Project

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

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                        Academic Requirements

                        • Qualification transcripts and certificates
                        • English language qualification if English is not your first language
                        • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English
                        • A copy of your birth certificate (long document).

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              12500 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                            • EU/EEA

                              3000 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                            Living costs for Limerick

                            • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
                              Living Costs

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