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The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors.

Course Structure

Each module is delivered as a series of intensive lectures. Each module also has associated practical work. Topics include software testing, software process, object-orientated programming, internet solutions, etc.

Participants submit a dissertation based on a Software Engineering topic. They also complete a work placement in industry (normally with a salary) organised by the University Placement Office.

Course Duration: 2 years overall (1 year full-time taught modules. 6 months dissertation. 6 months work placement)

Career Options

Students are qualified for many jobs in the software industry. Many students gain full-time employment with the company who sponsor their work placement. Past graduates in the Masters programme have been accepted for membership of the IEI. Associate membership (AIEI) has been granted to those graduates with less than 2 years work experience, with Ordinary membership (MIEI) granted after a minimum of 2 full years work experience.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHG50 Full-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

· Certified copies of official transcripts of results for all qualifications listed in your application

· Transcripts of results in languages other than English should be accompanied by a translation into English PLUS a copy of the original certificate indicating the award

· Two letters of recommendation (at least one from the institution you have graduated/will graduate from)

· Your CV (we recommend that you use the European Format: see http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu for details)

· A copy of your Birth Certificate or valid Passport

· For non-native speakers of the English language, certificates of competency in the English Language (IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE)

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Computer Science (Software Engineering) (MSc) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!




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