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Computing (with Major Options)

Dublin City University

12 months
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17000 EUR/year
6950 EUR/year
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About

The MSc in Computing (with Major Options) at Dublin City University offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting-edge skills, enabling them to produce high-quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy.

Overview

Major 1 - Data Analytics

This exciting new Major, delivered in conjunction with leading industry players, builds on the School of Computing's expertise and its involvement with Insight, Science Foundation Ireland's Centre for Data Analytics. Technologies such as the internet, sensor nets, social media and cloud computing are generating vast amounts of data. To say we are drowning in information is an understatement. Yet in this vast sea of raw data, there are gems of knowledge that can be used to improve processes and generate value. This Major provides students with a deep understanding of the issues, techniques and tools to examine large amounts of raw data in order to extract meaningful conclusions from the information these contain.

Major 2- Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a paradigm that is changing the way we access computing resources. Computing resources can be accessed anytime, from anywhere. This Major examines the techniques required for this paradigm shift and investigates fundamental issues relating to cloud architecture, cloud security, data mining and networks.

Major 3 - Software Engineering

This Major builds upon the expertise within the School of Computing and its participation in Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. This Major will equip software engineering professionals with additional cutting-edge skills to produce high-quality software and systems that deliver value to business and the economy.

Major 4 - Security and Forensic Computing

Computer security is a topic that is constantly in the news and is becoming a central issue in our IT-driven society. The programme focuses on security of all software systems and attacks the problem through emphasising preventive approaches. The programme's dual approach studies system fundamentals and cryptographic methods, as well as exploring forensic investigative techniques.

Graduates from the programme will be well-positioned to advance their careers in a fast-changing industry.

The strong practical focus of the programme culminates in a project, carried out over the summer months. Typically, students will develop a prototype software system in their Major area that targets a real-world problem. They may also analyse processes or techniques, and propose and evaluate alternatives. Most projects are individual but, exceptionally, may be carried out as part of a team.

Students may also be sponsored by external clients or develop their own ideas. Typically, projects commence with a feasibility study, followed by the creation of a project plan and development of a software application or rigorous theoretical analysis.

Over the duration of the MSc in Computing (with Major Options) at Dublin City University , students will develop employment-enhancing skills across a number of key areas. These include:

  • Enhancement of proven ability to engineer software

  • Improvement of knowledge of operating systems and networks

  • Development of strong, team-based skills, developed through significant project work during the course

  • Enhanced communication skills through scheduled presentations to lecturers and peers

  • Improved understanding of the business and social context of their work and awareness of new directions

  • Development of research skills to enable contribution of novel ideas, methods and tools to new challenges in their professional careers.

Careers

The MSc in Computing (with Major), MCM, aims to help meet the demand from industry for recruitment of personnel with significant exposure to relevant, advanced topics in computing. The MCM Programme is suitable for both experienced professionals and recent graduates. It enables software professionals with a number of years' experience to improve proficiency across a range of key disciplines in the field and to update skills beyond the narrow remit of training courses.

It also supports recent graduates of computing and cognate disciplines to gain specialised knowledge and skills for higher-level industry entry at an early stage in their careers.

Accreditation

M. Sc. in Computing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practicum (Security and Forensic Computjng)

  • Practicum (Software Engineering)

  • Professional & Research Practice

  • Cryptography & Number Theory

  • Forensic Computing

  • System Software

  • Network Security

  • Secure Programming

  • Formal Programming

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For entry onto this programme, candidates must hold, a second class honours degree or higher in Computer Science, Computing or Computer Applications.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competancy in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 12 months.

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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