Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems with Computing | Full-Time

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 Postgrad Skills Provision | DBS MSc. Information Systems (Full-Time) 

Aims of the Programme

The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-to-end covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career-focused programmes to enhance graduate’s employability.

Key Features of the Programme

The programme is applied in nature, delivering a graduate with practical skills and expertise to augment theoretical knowledge and understanding. 

The development of analytical and problem solving abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communication skills. 

Graduates from this programme will possess the following attributes:

  • Analyse and solve practical business problems through the use of technology.

  • Software design, development and engineering.

  • Systems support/Administration.

  • Data storage design and development. 

  • Software Engineering and IT project management.

  • Web application development.

  • Information systems design and development.

  • Network design and maintenance.

  • Computer systems security.

  • Data Analytics. 

  • Business analyst.

They will also possess the following competencies: 

  • Excellent at building relationships and able to work with people at all levels. 

  • Able to work well as part of a team as well as individually in a demanding environment whilst meeting tight deadlines.

  • Able to manage, organise and lead the teams.

  • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data.

  • An understanding of ethical and legislative issues of professional and research practice such as ethical committees, etc.

  • Able to apply their disciplinary knowledge to real world problems and challenges.

  • Excellent communicators and creative thinkers with the ability to use IS/IT skills to inform decisions.

 

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for Master of Science in Information Systems with Computing are:

  • A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in an IT / IS or Business discipline where a significate component of the degree is related to IT / IS, or

  • A Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing.

  • A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in a non-cognate area but holds 4 years professional experience in a related field and who require a qualification in this area in order to progress professionally, or

  • Prior knowledge and the study of the areas of databases, programming and networking is also required.

  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have at least 3 years’ work experience may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures.  Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

 



Course Content

 

Core Modules

Software Engineering

Advanced Databases

Networks and Systems Administration

Programming for Information Systems

Web and Mobile Technologies

Applied Research Methods

Enterprise Information Systems

Data Analytics and Visualisation

Computer Systems Security

Web Development for Information Systems

Applied Research Project

Assessment Methods

The programme is assessed through a mix of continuous assessment, skills based assessment and exams. Skills based assessment allows learners to demonstrate knowledge learned through scenario based situations and continuous assessment involves a varied mix between individual and group work.



Structure

The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised project, contributing 30 credits. The project component provides students with the opportunity to independently research relevant literature, to implement skills gained in the taught syllabus and also to critically analyse deliverables. 

Full-time 

For full-time students, the taught component consists of nine modules. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2). 

 

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Information Systems with Computing will provide you with the skills and knowledge to further develop your personal interests and career prospects in areas with skills gaps as identified by the government and industry. Typical career paths include software engineering, web application development, software analysis and design roles, systems support engineer, database developer, technical consultancy and project management roles. Graduates from MSc in Information Systems with Computing programme have the potential to work in areas such as System Analysis, Software Engineering, Enterprise Information System, Web Technologies, and Data Analytics in a wide variety of industries.



Eligibility


People in the following categories are eligible to apply for courses on the Postgraduate Skills Provision 2020/2021 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all residency and nationality/visa requirements and any academic requirements):


Recent Graduates

 

(Level 8 qualification holders 2020 Graduates) Please note that under the Postgraduate Skills Provision Initiative, 90% of the fees are funded by HEA and 10% of the fees are payable to the college for this category of applicants.

The fees for the full-time Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems with Computing is €8,900, of which you pay 10% = €890

Note: These fees must be paid prior to enrolling on your programme.


People in Employment / Previously Self-Employed

Please note that under the Postgraduate Skills Provision 2020/2021 Initiative, 90% of the fees are funded by HEA and 10% of the fees are payable to the college for this category of applicants. They may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.

The fees for the full-time Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems with Computing is €8,900, of which you pay 10% = €890

Note: These fees must be paid prior to enrolling on your programme.


Returners

Returners are those who are not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection but who have been out of the work environment due to childcare or other caring obligations. Courses are fully funded for these applicants. They may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.


  

Further Information

Applications are currently being accepted.  Due to the limited number of places available, early application is recommended.
Please submit your application via the Apply button on the selected course page

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office directly on (01) 4177500 or by email to admissions@dbs.ie
 
*Eligibility and entry requirements apply.



 

 Next Steps


Apply via our online application form.





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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2020

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Awarding Body | QQI
Award: Masters Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 9
Award Title:
Master of Science in Information Systems with Computing
Award Type:
 Major
Duration:
Full-time: 1 Year



Contact

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2021. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
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