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Software Engineering MSc

Course Details

Course Code: MSSOENTFAD

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Faculty: Science and Engineering

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr. Michael English
Address:
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Email:
michael.english@ul.ie
Tel:
353-61-202772
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Brief Description

The MSc in Software Engineering includes the application of specialised knowledge and skills to develop different kinds of large, complex software systems. The programme also provides the opportunity to specialise in data analytics, extracting knowledge from large data sets. There is continuous demand for software engineers and data analysts both internationally and nationally. This award will provide an opportunity for students, to gain up-to-date  knowledge and skills in software engineering and/or data analytics, including machine learning. The course consists of both a taught component and a project.

*New Data Analytics stream (stream 2)

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 equip graduates with the knowledge, techniques and tools needed to analyse large data sets in order to extract valuable knowledge from the data.

To meet industry’s needs for graduates who can evaluate and apply current research in Software Engineering/Data Analytics to practice.

To enhance graduates existing educational base and employment prospects.

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.

For More Information See:  http://www.csis.ul.ie/course/LM338/

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 Spring - Semester 2 Summer - Semester 3
  • CS6081 research Methods & Practice
  • CS5721 Software Design
  • CS5707 Software Development Paadigms
  • 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
  • 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

 

 

 

Option to exit with Graduate Diploma (60 ECTS)

  • Project

 

Content of the modules can be found by using the search option on the Book of Modules

 

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.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

  • 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).

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

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