Taught course

Software Design and Development

Institution
National University of Ireland Galway · Department of Information Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements are that this programme is open to candidates who have obtained an honours degree (minimum second class) in Science,Engineering or other relevant discipline (other than holders of the BSc. I.T. or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc (Software Design & Development): This two-year MSc is aimed at candidates with little or no IT experience who want to pursue a career in the IT industry. The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in research and its application in a specific ICT (information and communications technology) domain. Students can exit this programme after Year One with a Higher Diploma (GYE12).

MSc (External stream): This course is aimed at students who have already obtained a Level 8 postgraduate qualification in IT and are interested in pursuing an MSc qualification. As 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. The aim of this initiative is to provide graduates with the opportunity to acquire qualifications for employment in the ICT area.

Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development: This programme is aimed at candidates with little or no 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 ICT (information and communications technology) domain. 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Seamus Hill
Email
seamus.hill@nuigalway.ie
Phone
+353 91 495 232