Taught course

Software Design and Development (Fidelity Stream)

National University of Ireland Galway · Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

Students must hold a 2nd class primary degree (level 8), preferably in a numerate discipline and a HETAC/NUI (or equivalent) accredited higher/postgraduate 60 ECTS diploma in ICT. Some additional qualifier modules may be required. Examination details for any qualifier modules will be decided on a case by case basis. IELTS score of 6 or equivalent if applicable

Months of entry


Course content

The Discipline of Information Technology offer a Masters in Software Design & Development comprising an initial taught year and a subsequent research year (PAC code: GYE03). However, this programme differs from GYE03 in that students register for the
second research year having already completed a HETAC/NUI (or equivalent) higher/postgraduate diploma that is equivalent to the firt taught year. It may be necessary to take some qualifiers prior to entry such as a research methods module. The research year
culminates in the delivery of a thesis. Final MSc mark is determined by second year result only.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Hugh Melvin / Dr. Michael Schukat
+ 353 (91 49 37 16/ + 353 91 49 20 31