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MSc in Computing in Medical Device Software Engineering

Course Points
90
Course Duration
1 - 2 years
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
15 Places
Course Start Date
September 2022

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • Study from anywhere, this course is delivered 100% online
  • Demand for graduates is at an all-time high with 9 of the world’s top 10 medical technology companies based in Ireland
  • Graduates will be regarded as subject area specialists in the field of Medical Device Software

Course Summary

Graduates of the programme will have detailed knowledge and understanding of both the creative, developmental, and programming strands needed for immersive production and will be skilled in the use of applications used to produce immersive experiences for multiple industry domains. With a focus on the healthcare software industry, gain the skills required to become a Medical Device Software Engineer, Regulatory Quality Assurance Lead, Product Owner/ Product Manager on a Medical Device Software Product, Medical Device Software Researcher or a Medical Device software cybersecurity engineer.

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and management skills to enable their professional development in both the IT industry but in particular within the healthcare software industry.

With 9 of the world’s top 10 medical technology companies based in Ireland, demand for graduates is at an all-time high. The medical technology sector in Ireland is recognised as one of the five global emerging hubs which currently employs over 40,000 people.

This course will produce graduates with in-depth knowledge of:
  • Developing regulatory compliant medical device software;
  • Developing a quality management system for medical device software development;
  • Developing medical device software using best practice lifecycle models, software design patterns and making use of refactoring techniques;
  • Medical device security and privacy;
  • Embedded medical device software development;
  • Usability and Human-Factors for medical device software development.

 

Semester 1

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Healthcare Software
  • Software Design and Validation for Healthcare Software
  • Research Methods, and Innovation

Semester 2

  • Research Project Part 1 (Problem definition, Literature Review, State of the Art,  Methodology)   

Semester 3

  • Research Project Part 2 (Design, Development, Implementation, Validation, Research Findings and Publication) 

Part-time Delivery

Total duration of 24 Months (5 Semesters): Semesters 1 and 2 will be delivered online 2 evenings per week between 6 pm and 9 pm. In Semesters 3, 4 and 5 students will complete their research project.


Full-time Delivery

Total duration of 12 Months (3 Semesters): Semester 1 will be delivered online 4 days per week between 12 pm and 3pm. In Semesters 2 and 3 students will complete their research projects.

Please note: this is an indicative timetable only

Graduates of the programme will have detailed knowledge and understanding of both the creative, developmental, and programming strands needed for immersive production and will be skilled in the use of applications used to produce immersive experiences for multiple industry domains.

Graduates choosing to upskill and move in the direction of immersive technologies will have a comprehensive understanding of all the aspects of a multi-disciplinary team and will be equipped to follow career paths in the following broad categories across a multitude of application domains including: 

  • Medical Device Software Engineer 
  • Regulatory Quality Assurance Lead 
  • Product Owner/ Product Manager on a Medical Device Software Product 
  • Medical Device Software Researcher 
  • Medical Device software cybersecurity engineer

Fees for EU Applicants: €5,950

Fees for International Applicants: €12,000

Fully funded places available. For more info email martin.mchugh@dkit.ie

Applicants must have demonstrable experience in the field of software engineering and/or software development, and
  • A minimum Second-Class Honours (2.2) in Computing from a recognised third level institution, or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline, or
  • A minimum Second-Class Honours (2.2) Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (or equivalent) NFQ Level 8 award.

International Applicants

International applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme in addition to providing evidence of proficiency in English. The English requirements are as follows: 

  • Grade B2 equivalent on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) OR have achieved IELTS 6.5 (or internationally recognised equivalent). Where an applicant demonstrates evidence of having attained his/her bachelor’s degree through instruction in the English language, a grade of 6.0 may be accepted for admission to a STEM programme.

 

This online course would be ideal for anyone wishing to enter the healthcare software industry.

Professor Fergal McCaffery (Director of Regulated Software Research Centre)
Email: fergal.mccaffery@dkit.ie

Course ID TBC
Course Type Postgraduate
Study Mode Full-Time or Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 - 2 years
Fees €5950 (fully funded places available)
Starting Date September 2022
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Visual and Human-Centred Computing
Credits 90
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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Delivery Method Online

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.

Download Application Form (.Doc)

For more information, please visit the How to Apply Section.