NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Computer Science College of Science and Engineering

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: HDip (Level 8) DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1SD1 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.

Software Design & Development (HDip)

Your Course This one-year Higher Diploma is aimed at candidates with little or no information technology (IT) experience. It provides an academic foundation and broad technical training in software design and development. The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in a specific information and communications technology (ICT) domain. The programme’s modules comprise: • Databases; • Software Engineering;

CONTACT Dr Séamus Hill T: +353 91 495 232 E: Dr Sam Redfern T: +353 91 493 670 E:

• Algorithms and Logical Methods; • Object-Oriented Programming; • Internet Programming; • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems; • Computer Communications; • Software Design & Development Project. Minimum Entry Requirements

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Transfer options: Students may transfer to the MSc in Software Design and Development (GYE03) subject to places being available. An interview and achievement of a minimum 2.1 result in the Higher Diploma is required. 2. It provides students with a solid foundation in ICT and thus prepares them for an exciting career across very diverse domains—entertainment, enterprise, communications, finance, education, etc. 3. The MSc in Computer Science in Data Analytics (GYE06) is open to graduates who achieve a H1 result in the Higher Diploma.

This programme is open to applicants who have a Level 8, 2.2 degree (or equivalent international qualification) from a recognised university or third-level college. English Language Proficiency: Overall, entry to the MSc requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in the writing ability category and no less than 6.0 in the other categories. FIND OUT MORE AT: software-design-development.html

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