About this course
The MSc in Applied Software Development seeks to develop participants’ knowledge, skills and competence in the area of software development. The programme is a specialist, postgraduate computing degree designed to produce graduates with the attributes required of software developers today and the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector. The programme consists of 60 credits of taught module work and 30 credits of an applied development project
Learners submitting a direct entry application to the proposed programme should provide supporting documentation for application consideration, in line with any one of the below Access arrangements or minimum entry requirements:
a) An Honours Degree or Higher Diploma in ICT/Computing at level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications
b) Submission of an application based on Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning, in line with the College policy.
In addition, applicants whose first language is not English, must present English Language proficiency level evidence. English language competency required for entry must be equal to or greater than B2+ in the CERFL. English language credentials endorsed by other systems (viz. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge etc) will be assessed to ensure they meet this minimum standard.
In either case, applicants may be required to attend an interview prior to admission to determine their suitability for the programme.
Full time learners can complete the programme over 1 calendar year, comprising 3 semesters (September intake), and 1.3 calendar years, comprising 3 semesters (February intake). Part time learners complete the programme over 2 calendar years, comprising 5 semesters (September intake) or 2.3 calendar years, comprising 5 semesters (February intake). Full time learners are required to attend 18 hours per week. Part time learners attend 8 hours per week, spread over 2 evenings and some weekend attendance would be required for practical labs/workshops.