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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_KSDEV_9
  • Field of StudySoftware Development,Computer Science
  • Type of CourseMasters Degree
  • Type of QualificationMaster of Science
  • Type of Study Part time Online
  • Application Closing Date10th September 2020
  • Start DateSeptember
  • Level9
  • LocationOnline

 

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Course Fee: €6,500


Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.


Online Delivery

24 months (4 semesters) is the minimum duration. This programme is available online only


The programme is taught online using Cloud based technologies. Learning technologies such as Blackboard, Adobe Connect and virtualised lab infrastructures are just some of the systems that are used to deliver this innovative programme. Lectures, which are delivered at night are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for students. This offers great fexibility to students as they can access their lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device using a Web browser. It is a testament to the online delivery platform in CIT that students can participate in the programme irrespective of their physical location or working status.

 

Aim

The aim of the Programme is to develop students’ knowledge and skills in Software Architecture & Design, Software Development Processes, Analysis and Design of Algorithms, Programming Language Design, Decision Analytics, Software Vulnerabilities, Microservices, and Data Analytics. Students will develop advanced skills for analysing requirements and designing appropriate software solutions; creating complex software systems to solve real-world problems, evaluating and using advanced software environments, design methods and programming languages, and evaluating and responding to recent trends in interoperability and software development. Students will also complete a research project that is either academic or industry focused.

 

Content

The MSc in Software Architecture & Design programme is an advanced industry-focused programme that addresses the skills gap of software developers and/or architects in the face of evolving software development practices. It aims to provide students the opportunity for in-depth study of the advanced design and architectural and software development and process skills required for the successful design and development of complex software distributed systems. It provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to advance their career in software development as a senior member of the development team or as a software architect.

 

Delivered exclusively online, the programme offers working professionals flexible opportunities to learn more about technological advances in the industry. The programme places a major emphasis on developing higher level software development skills. Students are exposed to current state-ofthe art principles, methods and research of software design and architecture.

 

Further Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Entry to the MSc in Software Architecture & Design requires a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience. Particular attention will be paid to the applicant’s software development experience and motivation.

 

Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 degree but have significant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

To Apply

  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

Full details of the modules on this programme of study is available by clicking the following link:
Master of Science in Software Architecture & Design

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
     
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

     

  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

     
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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