Applied Computing / ¬

The principle aim of the programme is to develop graduates who can independently tackle research level challenges in ICT and contribute to new technological solutions for these challenges. These graduates will have developed professionally relevant skills with a view to career maintenance, career development, gaining new employment or entering a PhD programme. 

  • B. Sc. Honours in Computing or a cognate area or Equivalent
  • Second class honours or equivalent expected for admission.
  • Research area aligned to area of employment/work.

Students undertake a selection of taught modules in alignment with their dissertation/ project area.

Targets include: 

  • Provide Computing (and cognate) honours bachelors graduates with high level training focussed on specialist technological skills, including employability skills appropriate to an advanced ICT environment
  • Develop graduates who can solve unseen problems in areas they may not have a detailed knowledge of, but which fall under their remit or responsibility
  • Prepare students for research, innovation and leadership roles in the ICT sector
  • Offer students the opportunity to conduct their research project in industry, in association with industry or in a related area within the Institute
  • Enable students to work for a significant period of time on an original research project to generate outputs that will be publishable.
  • Guide students in preparation of a peer reviewed journal articles, conference presentation or patent type documents.
  • Prepare students for the diverse challenges of research and innovation
  • Guide students in the analysis and design of novel solutions to cutting edge research questions.
  • Offer students a progression route to PhD.

Experiential Learning (generally work placement) in Ireland/ abroad is mandatory in year 3, semester 6

Graduates of this programme may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

  • New Application Developer
  • Team Lead
  • Research, Innovation and Leadership roles in the ICT sector
  • Roles requiring analysis and design of novel solutions to cutting edge ICT questions.

Year 1 Note
Students agree modules which support dissertation area and project with dissertation committee. Area must be aligned to working area.


Semester 1
Research Methods
Aligned Module1

Semester 2
Aligned Module 2
Research Project/Dissertation

For queries on the application process please contact:

Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on:  01-404 2101

TU Code





Master of Science in Applied Computing


One Year

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

January 2021





Fees (Non-EU)


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