Course Overview

The aim of this programme is to develop your career with an innovative MSc in Software Engineering and Database Technologies. This tailor-made programme will advance your knowledge of software development and database systems.

This wholly online course is particularly suited to people who are working or who have other daytime commitments.

Who is the course for?

This is an ideal programme for students who:

  • already work in software or databases and would like to gain a recognised Masters qualification.
  • wish to convert to a career in Information and Communication Technology.
  • need to update their Information and Communication Technology development skills.
  • want to learn about information technology with a specific emphasis on software development and/or database technologies while gaining advanced research skills.

NUI Galway IT Online Programmes: www.nuigalway.ie/itonline/

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

This programme uses continuous assessment and a final online examination at the end of each eight-week module. There is also a significant research thesis to complete during the second year.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

This degree is open to honours degree graduates (Level 8) or Level 7 graduates with three or more years experience and to those otherwise satisfying the postgraduate entry requirements. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent international qualification will be required, if applicable. See itonline.nuigalway.ie for details.

Additional Requirements

Duration

2 years, part-time

Next start date

August 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

Unlimited

Closing Date

Please refer to offer rounds/closing dates website

NFQ level

Mode of study

Online learning

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

Course code

1SED1

Course Outline

The programme is part-time and runs over two years. You will study one online module every eight weeks and, in addition, you will research and write a thesis during your second year. The programme content is extensive and varied, and includes both mandatory and optional modules. These include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Database Architecture
  • Database Administration
  • Service Oriented Architecture Concepts
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Distributed Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Information Technology, in general, and software/database design and development, in particular, are one of the success stories in the Irish economy. This course will equip you to participate in this vibrant, international industry. Since IT is crucial in every sector, many of our graduates also have used the course for career advancement and progression within their current employment field.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,800 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Tuition

€4,744 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student levy

€56 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Non EU

€5,300 p.a. 2019/20

Find out More

Aisling Monahan
T: +353 91 495 698
E: mscsed@nuigalway.ie | aisling.monahan@nuigalway.ie 

Majella O’Dea
T: +353 91 495 041 / 494 423
E: majella.odea@nuigalway.ie