A group pictured at the awards ceremony
Brendan Kiely, CEO and Co-founder of Thinscale Technologies and Chair of Technology Ireland Board, Aine Denn, Technology Ireland Board member, Professor Stephen Kinsella, ISE Co-Director UL, Professor Norelee Kennedy, Vice President Research, UL, Professor Martin Hayes, Professor of Digital Technologies and Academic lead for the UL@Work project, and Una Fitzpatrick, Director of Technology Ireland
Monday, November 27, 2023

University of Limerick’s ground-breaking Immersive Software Engineering degree has won a national award for outstanding academic achievement.

The degree programme was recognised for its outstanding contribution to computer science education at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards held recently at the Mansion House, Dublin.

IBEC’s Technology Ireland is the largest and most influential business organisation representing Ireland’s technology sector and the awards celebrate companies and organisations within the sector who have achieved exceptional success in the past year.

The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award celebrates an academic institution, academic department or individual for outstanding contribution to the software sector.

Immersive Software Engineering represents a unique collaboration between academia and top technology companies both in Ireland and Internationally to rethink and disrupt computer science education.

This transformational teaching and research initiative promotes a ‘learn by doing’ philosophy where students work on projects and in paid residencies at some of ISE’s more than fifty partner organisations. They will also achieve a Masters’ qualification in four years.

Now in its second year, ISE has attracted over 60 students to date with plans to expand this number over the coming years.

ISE Co-Director, Professor Stephen Kinsella said: “Technology Ireland represents the best of the technology industry in Ireland. We are grateful for their consideration and thankful we got to share a stage with world-leading research centres like AMBER and TANGENT.

“ISE is just getting started, the next few years of the course will be transformational for software education in Ireland and across the world.”

More information on the Immersive Software Engineering programme is available online here.