Course Description

MSc in Computing (with Major Options)


The MSc in Computing offers a choice of Majors, designed to equip graduates with a range of cutting-edge skills, enabling them to produce high-quality software and systems that deliver solutions to business and the economy.


Major 1 – Artificial Intelligence (This Major is available Full Time Only)

There is a strong demand for graduates with the highly specialised multi-disciplinary skills that are required in AI, both as practitioners in the development of AI applications and as researchers into the advanced capabilities required for the creation of next-generation AI systems.  This Major is designed to meet this educational need, by providing a balanced programme of instruction across a range of relevant areas.


Major 2 – Secure Software Engineering (This Major is available both Full Time and Part Time)

In this modern age of increased data usage and ubiquitous computing the security of software is more important than ever. This updated and revised MSc. Major in Secure Software Engineering builds a firm base of advanced software engineering skills and emphasises security from start to finish. It will be appropriate for all those tasked with building and researching secure software systems.


Major 3 – Data Analytics (This Major is available both Full Time and Part Time)

This exciting new Major, delivered in conjunction with leading industry players, builds on the School of Computing’s expertise and its involvement with Insight, Science Foundation Ireland’s Centre for Data Analytics and ADAPT, the centre for new Human Centric AI techniques. Technologies such as the internet, sensor nets, social media and cloud computing are generating vast amounts of data. To say we are drowning in information is an understatement. Yet in this vast sea of raw data, there are gems of knowledge that can be used to improve processes and generate value. This Major provides students with a deep understanding of the issues, techniques and tools to examine large amounts of raw data in order to extract meaningful conclusions from the information these contain.


Major 4 – FinTech & Technology Innovation (This Major is available Part Time only)

The innovation potentiated by the emergence of Financial Technologies (FinTech) holds the prospect of a shift of power over everyday financial transactions away from those who have hitherto held it (in large Financial Organizations) and towards the general population, leading to a potential ‘democratisation’ of finance in areas such as Aggregation, Micro Investing and Crowd-funding. Other key application areas of FinTech Innovation have been towards empowering companies in the Financial Services sector, predominantly in Payment Services and Regulatory Compliance by simplifying and automating their processes.

In this major we draw a distinction between those who actually develop the products which have the potential to empower and those who would use them in a business context. It has been developed to deliver the requisite FinTech background knowledge in key underpinning areas such as Data Governance and Financial Time Series as well as technologies necessary in developing Innovative FinTech technologies e.g. AI and Blockchain.

Please Note:    Part time lectures are scheduled between 4-7pm two evenings a week  

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CollegeDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course CategoryConstruction & Engineering
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsMSc in Computing (with Major Options)
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements For entry onto this programme, candidates must hold, a second class honours degree or higher in Computer Science, Computing or Computer Applications. International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competancy in the English language. More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here. Fees Full time EU Status Fee €6,950 Non EU Fee €17,000 Part time EU Status Fee Part-time See Modular Fees
Carear PathCareers The MSc in Computing aims to help meet the demand from industry for recruitment of personnel with significant exposure to relevant, advanced topics in computing. This programme is suitable for both experienced professionals and recent graduates. It enables software professionals with a number of years' experience to improve proficiency across a range of key disciplines in the field and to update skills beyond the narrow remit of training courses. It also supports recent graduates of computing and cognate disciplines to gain specialised knowledge and skills for higher-level industry entry at an early stage in their careers. The focused nature of the majors on our MSc in Computing will ensure that you are in a pole position to gain employment in a wide range of jobs in Ireland and overseas. Graduates of this course have gained employment as a: Software Engineer Computer Programmer IT Project Analyst Performance Engineer Python/Java Developer Web Applications Developer Business Analyst Technical Analyst Technical Consultant Data Analyst Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in leading companies including Google, Facebook, Hubspot, Intel, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and much more. Others have progressed to PhD research and gained further advancement and recognition.
Course CodeDC836 (FT) DC837 (PT)
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