Taught course

Software Engineering

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A primary degree (2H2 NQAI approved) or approved equivalent professional qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Computer Systems/Science, Applied Mathematics) at first or second class honours level. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Months of entry


Course content

Objectives of programme:
To equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of the theories, processes, methods and techniques of building high-quality software in a cost-effective manner.
To increase the awareness of the opportunities offered by current research in Software Engineering and its application to current practice.
To meet industries needs for graduates having the above qualities.
To enhance graduates exiting educational base and employment prospects.
Programme Content

Semester 1
SE Fundamentals, Software Requirements, Software Design, Software Development Paradigms,
Philosophy of Research.

Semester 2
Select four electives from the modules listed below
SE Quality, Human Computer Interaction,Software Architecture,SE Evolution,Quantitative Research.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Michael English