Program Overview

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.  

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.

 

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,900

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The course spans a single academic year (12 months) and requires full time attendance on campus. The course comprises ten taught modules which are taken in semesters one and two and a substantial project which is completed in semester three. Students who pass the taught element of the programme will be offered the opportunity to complete their project/dissertation in semester 3 and graduate with an MSc in Software Engineering.  Students who do not want to complete the dissertation can opt to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering on successful completion of 60 credits.

Autumn - Semester 1
 

  • CS6081 Research Methods & Practice
  • CS5721 Software Design
  • CS5707 Software Development Paradigms
  • CS5741 Concurrency & Parallelism in Software Development


Choose Stream 1 OR Stream 2:

Stream 1: Software Process and Analysis

 

  • Software Evolution


Stream 2: Data Analytics
 

  • Machine Learning and Applications


Spring - Semester 2 
 

  • CS5703 Sofware Quality
  • CS5705 Human Computer Interaction
  • CS5722 Software Architecture


 Stream 1: Software Process and Analysis
 

  • Software Engineering Requirements
  • Project Management and Practice


 Stream 2: Data Analytics
 

  • Applied Big Data and Visualisation
  • Data Mining


Summer - Semester 3
 

  • Project

Normally a primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or approved equivalent professional qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Computer Systems/Science, Applied Mathematics) at first or second class honours level.  An interview may be part of the admission process.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status

Prospective careers for graduates include software engineering, software project management, systems analysis and software researcher and development.

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