NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Computer Science College of Science and Engineering

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: Typically 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 2MF2 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Dr Séamus Hill T: +353 91 495 232 E: Dr Sam Redfern T: +353 91 493 670 E:

Software Design & Development (External Stream)

Your Course This course is aimed at students who have already obtained a Level 8 postgraduate qualification in information technology (IT) and are interested in pursuing an MSc qualification. A distance learning programme, it suits candidates who are in full-time employment and/or living abroad. The programme is in line with the University Policy for Recognition of Prior Learning in that it recognises prior academic qualifications. Career Opportunities A variety of opportunities are open to graduates in the software industry or in a range of other sectors, such as telecommunications, medical informatics, energy informatics, digital media, banking, and consulting. Many graduates continue with careers related to their specialised field of research. Companies/organisations that have recruited graduates recently include: Fidelity Investments, Galway; Cisco, Galway; SAP, Galway; Hewlett Packard, Galway; and Ericsson, Athlone. Minimum Entry Requirements This programme is available to students who have completed an accredited (subject to approval by Engineering and Informatics), Level 8 (60 ECTS) postgraduate qualification in computer science or IT. This qualification can relate to academic programmes or accredited industry-sponsored qualifications. Potential candidates must have achieved the equivalent of a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (2.1) (or better) in their postgraduate qualification. FIND OUT MORE AT: software-design-development.html


1. It allows participants to build on their Higher Diploma and deepen their knowledge base over a one year period, resulting in an MSc qualification. 2. With company support, it allows participants to undertake extensive research in a domain that is directly related to their work, thus providing a win-win for both stakeholders. 3. The course requires minimal visits on campus over the 12-month period but yet provides access to all campus facilities for participants, if required, to conduct their research.

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