This MSc programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development. You will also get the chance to demonstrate the skills you have learned by completing a substantial research and development project.
Students must attain 90 credits through a combination of:
- Core Modules (30 credits) - Elective Modules (30 credits) (15 credits from Group 1 and 15 credits from Group 2 below) - Research & Development Project (30 credits)
CS6403 Case Studies in Computing Entrepreneurship (5 credits) - Dr. John Herbert CS6406 Large-Scale Application Development and Integration 1 (5 credits) - Prof. Gregory Provan CS6407 Large-Scale Application Development and Integration 2 (5 credits) - Prof. Gregory Provan CS6408 Database Technology (5 credits) - Mr. Humphrey Sorensen CS6409 Information Storage and Retrieval (5 credits) - Mr. Humphrey Sorensen CS6410 Project Development Skills (5 credits) - Mr. Marc Van Dongen
Elective Modules Group I
CS6312 Mobile Devices and Systems (5 credits) - Dr. Dan Grigoras CS6314 Mobile Applications Design (5 credits) - Dr. Sabin Tabirca CS6320 Formal Methods for Distributed Systems (5 credits) - Dr. John Herbert CS6321 Model-Based Software Development (5 credits) - Dr. John Herbert CS6322 Optimisation (5 credits) - Dr. Steve Prestwich
Elective Modules Group 2
CS6313 Services and Mobile Middleware (5 credits) - Dr. Dan Grigoras CS6315 Mobile Systems Security (5 credits) CS6316 Cellular Network Services (5 credits) CS6317 Multimedia Technology in Mobile Networks (5 credits) - Dr. Sabin Tabirca CS6323 Analysis of Networks and Complex Systems (5 credits) - Prof. Gregory Provan CS6325 Network Security (5 credits) - Dr. Simon Foley CS6405 Datamining (5 credits) - Dr. Marc Van Dongen
Research Phase (after period 2)
CS6400 Dissertation in Computing Science (30 credits)
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2015 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2015/2016 - http://www.ucc.ie/modules/
- Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science -
Students failing to achieve an aggregate of at least 60% across all modules but who achieve a pass in each of the taught modules at their first attempt graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science. Students may also opt to exit the programme and graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science provided they have achieved a pass in each module.
Companies actively recruiting Computer Science graduates in 2014-15 include:
Accenture, Aer Lingus, Amazon, Apple, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Ireland, BT, Cisco, CiTi-Technology, Cloudreach, Dell, Digital Turbine Asia Pacific, EMC, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, First Derivatives, Guidewire, IBM, Intel, Open Text, Paddy Power, Pilz, PWC, SAP Galway Transverse Technologies, Trend Micro, Uniwink, Version 1 (Software).