Course Description

Software Engineering

Why take this course?

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for computer professionals and engineers to enhance their knowledge and expertise in areas of current active research and development in software engineering. Participants gain exposure to the various techniques for performing academic research. The course also aims to provide an environment in which the participant is exposed to new technological developments, to ethical and social issues affecting the computer industry, and to the requirement to uphold general professional standards.

Additional Information

For further information on possible supports see the following link: What-type-of-funding-could-I-receive-/Postgraduate-Students.aspx

Assessment Information

Included within the combination of assessment instruments for the programme are the following:

  • traditional closed-book, time-constrained written examinations assignments
  • project-type assessment

The assessment of performance is implemented on a phased-basis with an appropriate balance between continuous assessment and the final examination.

CollegeAthlone Institute of Technology
Course LocationAthlone, Westmeath
Course CategorySoftware Development, IT & Computers
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Duration1 year, 2 years P/T
Course TimeN/A
Course Fee€5,500 EU/€10,000 NON EU
Entry RequirementsHonours (Grade 2.2) degree in an appropriate engineering, computing or cognate discipline, or an equivalent qualification. Appropriate experience (or appropriate qualifier) may also be required depending upon the degree qualifications.
Carear PathSoftware engineering
Phone+353 (0)90 646 8000
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