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MSc in Computer Science (Conversion)

MSc in Computer Science (Conversion)

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A limited number of partial scholarships are available for all self-funded EU applicants to this MSc programme for the academic session commencing Sept 2015. Note: There is no separate application process for this scheme. All EU applicants who submit a completed application will automatically be eligible for and included in the assessment procedure.

Overview of Programme

UCD offers a skills conversion graduate programme for individuals who hold a
 primary degree in another discipline (e.g., Arts, Commerce), and would like to enter into an IT related career.

This conversion MSc introduces students to computational thinking and provides a thorough foundation in the practical aspects of modern Computer Science. Please note that no prior knowledge of programming is assumed.

This is a full-time programme and runs for 16 months (Sept. 2015 – Dec. 2016).


Programme Outcomes & Career Opportunities

The programme is designed to provide graduates with the core skills required by modern technology companies. For example, on completion of the programme you will be able to:

·      Apply the core principles of programming to solve real-world problems and process different types of information

·      Design, develop and query relational databases

·      Demonstrate an awareness of the roles and interactions of hardware components, operating systems and networking

·      Employ web application development concepts and technologies to design and create feature-rich and versatile websites

Former graduates of this MSc have worked in the following roles: Python Developer, SAP Support Engineer, Computer Programmer, Business Analyst, Software Engineer, IT Project Analyst, Performance Engineer, Web Applications Developer, Technical Analyst, Technical Consultant, etc. 

Companies that have employed programme graduates in the past include IBM, Dell, Accenture, SAP, Mastercard, Computershare Ireland, Deloitte Ireland, First Derivatives, General Motors, Bearing Point, Logentries, AIB, Eircom and Paddy Power.


Entry Requirements

 ·      This programme is intended for applicants who do not have a Computer Science or ICT background. An Upper Second class honours degree, or the international equivalent, in another discipline is required for entry.

·      Computer Science is a mathematical subject involving logical understanding and reasoning and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of mathematics.

·      Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

·      Applicants must ask referees to complete the Postgraduate Referee Report which must be returned to UCD by the referees, as instructed on the form.


More Information

Further information, course content, and the application procedure can be found here: MSc in Computer Science (Conversion)



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