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European Masters in Dependable Software Systems

Course Description


Maynooth University (MU) in Ireland; the University of St. Andrews (UStA) in Scotland; and Université de Lorraine (UL) in France are offering a two-year Master Programme in Dependable Software Systems (DESEM).

Our objective is to provide students with the knowledge, skill and in-depth technical understanding of the key concepts required to design and build dependable software systems. This will be achieved by bringing together the theory and practice of software development and, in particular, through the transfer of knowledge from the classroom via research driven and commercially relevant projects.

The double-degree will be achieved over two years, through the allocation of 120 ECTS. Students will study in two of the three partner universities, achieving a diploma supplement from each university in which they accomplish 60 ECTS.

Courses are taught in English and are structured according to the ECTS. Students will be integrated into the culture of the country where they study through language and cultural courses provided by the Universities which they attend.

For further details, please see websites:
And: http://www.mscdesem.ie

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University ’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

A student will achieve the European Double MSc in Dependable Software Systems, through studying at two European universities, providing them with the unique opportunity of specialising in two of the following subject areas:

· Rigorous Software Development at Maynooth University in Ireland

· Knowledge based Systems, Distributed Systems, or Software Systems at University of St. Andrews in Scotland

· Formal Reasoning at Université de Lorraine in France

To complete the degree a student must achieve 120 ECTS (60 ECTS at each university) over two years. These ECTS must include 40 ECTS from taught modules and 20 ECTS from project work in each year. Students also participate in one course-wide summer school module per year. The modules available to students are listed on http://www.mscdesem.ie

Career Options

Graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of jobs in the software industry. In particular, they are trained to apply logical reasoning and rigor in their software development activities, and on how to transfer knowledge between industry and academia. Graduates are ideally placed for development of safety critical software using software engineering practices which guarantee the dependability of industrial strength software.

Recent graduates have secured both industrial positions (in companies such as Google, SAP, Accenture, J.P. Morgan, Cigna and Active Mind Technology) and funded PhD programmes (in universities such as the University of St Andrews, TU Delft, Technical University of Munich and Bournemouth University)

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/computer-science/our-courses/european-double-msc-dependable-software-systems

Find information on Scholarships here: http://www.mscdesem.ie

Internal Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2017
Course application (without scholarship) Deadline: 30 June 2017

Visit the European Masters in Dependable Software Systems page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

The following criteria must be fulfilled by students applying for the European Masters in Dependable Software Systems:- An honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with an average grade of 60% (equivalent to a B, II.1, or assez bien) or above. Extensive industrial experience may be considered. - English-Language certificate (for non-native speakers of English only).

Course Fees

EU Tuition Fee: €4,000; International Tuition Fee: €9,000

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