MSc in Computing
The Masters of Science (MSc) in Computing is a 1 year full time (2 year part-time) taught course that introduces some of the latest emerging technologies in the areas of cloud computing, embedded systems, secure architecture and Artificial Intelligence. The course allows the student to study the framework of computer science from a theoretical point of view and apply this knowledge to the development of industrial software in a research-led dissertation. The focus is on ensuring that the student has the appropriate mathematical foundations and programming to develop cutting edge skills for practical application.
Communication skills and research are key skills embraced here as students enhance their knowledge through research led dissertation, student presentations and group work. The programme may run in both on a full- time and part-time basis and because of its modular nature includes the possibility of registering for individual modules, contact us for further information.
Students will develop advanced skills and knowledge in the areas of software development, project management, research capabilities and entrepreneurial skills.
Graduates of this programme will be capable of:
- Designing, managing and developing complex quality-assured software systems;
- Identifying computing problems that require further research and developing research strategies for the investigation of these problems;
- Analysing and critically evaluating emerging technologies and trends in the computing industry from a business opportunity perspective;
- Taking responsibility for the work of individuals and groups, and will develop a high level of competence in initiating, leading and managing technology projects and processes.
In full-time mode: students will take four taught modules in each of two 15-week semesters. The Research Project will subsequently be completed within three months.
In part-time mode: students will take two taught modules in each of four 15-week semesters. The Research Project will subsequently be completed within three to six months. The part-time course will be, where possible, delivered in manner that facilitates people in full-time employment.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Stage 1 / Semester 1 (Mandatory)
Stage 1 / Semester 2 (Mandatory)
Stage 1 / Semester 3 (Mandatory)
The MSc in Computing will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop your interests in an IT career. Typical career paths include software engineering, software design, systems support engineer, software engineering researcher, and project management.
Advanced interaction design and evaluation, analysis and visualisation of data from medical sensor devices and pervasive systems, and advanced computational techniques are extensively covered opening a vast range of industrial and research based employment opportunities.
For more information on fees please visit www.dkit.ie/study/student-fees-grants-scholarships/fees.html
The standard minimum entry requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Computing are:
- A minimum Second Class Honours (2.2) in Computing, or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline or
- Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 award (DkIT)
Strong programming skills are essential.
In the case of competition for places selection will be made on the basis of primary degree results and/or interview.
|Study Mode||Full-Time or Part-Time|
|Starting Date||September 2021|
|School||School of Informatics & Creative Arts|
|Department||Computing Science and Mathematics|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
How to Apply
You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button below). Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send your completed application to Admissions Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Applying as an International Student? Please see applying as an International Student section.