Galway-Mayo Institiute of Technology 
M.Sc in Computing

*** Applications now being accepted for Sept 2007 - Read the advert here!

Aims and Objectives of the Masters Programme
To provide an opportunity to new graduates and established computing professionals for personal career development by undertaking formal post-graduate education on a full-time or part-time basis.

To provide commercial and industrial companies with a locally-based means of upgrading the computing skills and knowledge of their staff.

To increase the number of practitioners with advanced skills and to foster a spirit of co-operation and collaborative research between GMIT and other organisations; locally, nationally and internationally.

On completion of the MSc the participant will:

  • have developed core skills in key areas of advanced computing techniques
  • be abreast of developments in these areas
  • be able to apply best practices across a range of software-related disciplines.

Entry Requirements
Honours Degree in Computing or Honours Degree in Electronics/Computer Engineering with substantial software development experience.

Course Duration
The MSc in Computing can be complted as a one year full-time programme or alternatively as a part-time programme typically over two to three years.
Part-time students benefit from lectures and laboratories that are scheduled in the evening time (typically 6:00PM - 9:00PM) thus allowing them to continue employment during normal business hours.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Science (Computing), participants must successfully complete 4 taught Modules and a Major Project. Course credits may be accumulated under the HETAC's ACCS system.

Course Content
Each taught module consists of 100 hours class contact, with participants undertaking an additional workload on their own.

The taught modules for the 2007 - 2008 intake are: Software Engineering, Object Oriented Systems, Advanced Databases, and Network & Forensic Computing.

Full-time students must take all of the above modules, part-time students can elect to take Object Oriented Systems and / or Database Technology in September 2007.

The Masters Project will be supervised and will be of approximately 450 - 500 hours duration.

Full-time students must also take a workshop in Research Methods for Computer Scientists which will develop core competencies in critical thinking, research techniques, research methodolgies, technical writing & critique, and a process oriented approach to project / dissertation completion.

Download a copy of the MSc in Computing course programme in PDF format here.

Full detail of the application process for September 2007 here.

Contact Sean Duignan or John Healy for further details.  

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