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Computing (Applied) for Technologists /RĂ­omhaireacht (Feidhmeach) do Theicneolaithe


Sept 2019 intake to be confirmed.  Please register interest with

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme is a two-year part-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in the Technological or related disciplines. The course is aimed at providing graduates with a high level of applied computing skills. The successful graduates will be able to apply and develop these technologies successfully in their own professional areas.

Entry Requirements:

A minimum Second Class Honours Bachelor Degree (2.2 grade or higher) in engineering or a related discipline.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Career Opportunities

This course will provide engineers and technologists with a strategic understanding of applied computing. It will equip the successful graduate for a career as a computing specialist in engineering, technology or the computing industry. The graduates of this course have been particularly successful in gaining employment in the IT industry in Ireland.

Course Content

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: 12 one-semester taught modules, each worth 5 ECTS credits, must be completed from the following set:

 Operating Systems  Programming in Java
 Networks  Algorithms & Data Structures
 Database Systems  Software Engineering
 Artificial Intelligence  Software Management
 Image Processing  Introduction to Numerical Methods
 Image & Video Compression  Numerical Methods for ODEs & PDEs
 Graphics & Computer Modeling  Engineering Systems Simulation
 Advanced Rendering & Animation  

Students successfully completing the 12 taught modules will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma award. For the MSc award, students must additionally complete a research dissertation, worth 30 ECTS credits. 


SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Each taught module is assessed via course work assignments and an end-of-semester exam. Coursework is worth up to 40% of each module's mark. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work carried out and the presentation of the thesis.

Timetable / Hours

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Students will normally be required to attend for two evenings per week for formal classes. The first year programme will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The second year programme will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Students should note that they will be required to attend on other occasions and / or at other times. Students are advised that they should have access to computer facilities outside of the DIT.

Further Information

Dr Avril Behan
School of Multidisciplinary Technologies 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 4093 
F: 01 402 3999 

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees

For information on part time postgraduate fees, please click here

For further information on module fees, please click here 

For information on funding please see this link: Fees and Funding