NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Computer Science College of Science and Engineering

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: HDip DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 30 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1SD3 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 (Industry Stream)

Your Course The goal of this one-year postgraduate conversion programme, codesigned with industry partners, is to increase the supply of skilled graduates to meet the needs of Ireland’s high-growth software industry. It provides graduates with a fast-track, focused computing qualification, and presents them with an opportunity to obtain valuable industry work experience. We work closely with our industry partners to provide our graduates with a foundation in software design, a capstone project led by industry and a potential work placement to gain industrial experience. After completion, students may transfer to the MSc (Software Design & Development, see page 186) subject to places being available, and the student completing a required additional course on research methods, in addition to an interview, in tandem with the achievement of a minimum 2.1 result in the Higher Diploma. Career Opportunities There are currently thousands of job vacancies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector across the EU due to an acute skills shortage which is projected to continue into the future. This programme is specifically designed to help address this skills shortage among companies looking to hire software development professionals. This programme is also designed specifically with the needs of industry employers in mind. In addition to providing paid internships, our industry partners assist in interviewing candidates and mentoring the students through to final completion of the programme. Minimum Entry Requirements The programme is open to candidates with Level 8 degrees, preferably with a background in a cognate discipline. Level 7 applicants with relevant industrial experience are also eligible to apply. Students will be assessed prior to being offered a place on the course; assessment includes a formal interview and/or

CONTACT Dr Enda Barrett T: +353 91 493 332 E :

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Paid internships: 19 industry partners have joined with NUI Galway in making paid internships available to the successful applicants. 2. Enhanced employment prospects: the successful completion of an internship greatly enhances your chances of securing full time employment. 3. This course has previously won the national Postgraduate

Course of the Year Award (Information Technology) .

Thinking about applying?

standard aptitude tests. FIND OUT MORE AT: softwaredesignanddevelopmenthdipappscindustrystream/


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