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Computing (International PreMasters)

DT8900 -CMP FT


The International PreMasters for the MSc in Computing is a one year programme designed to provide an entry path for international computer science graduates to the MSc in Computing programme at the DIT.   The aim is to prepare the students for the demands of a taught Masters programme.   A key objective is to develop the student’s English language skills and bring them to a level appropriate for study at Masters level.  The programme also aims to provide students the opportunity, through the medium of English, to enhance their existing computer science knowledge base.  

Entry Requirements:

The minimum admission requirement for entry to the programme is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a computer science or equivalent degree and English language certification of at least IELTS level 5.5 overall with a minimum of IELTS level 5.0 in all components, or equivalent.

Course Content

The student studies a comprehensive set of English language modules including:

  • English for Academic Reading & Writing
  • Communicative Competency
  • Applied Writing 

The student selects computer science modules from a set of optional modules such as:

  • Advanced Databases
  • Distributed Systems
  • Advanced Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Games Engines
  • Bioinformatics
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Rich Web Application Technology
  • Business Systems Intelligence
  • Enterprise Systems & Architectures
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web Mapping


Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% on the computer science modules and an overall mark of at least 50% on the English language modules can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme. 

Who Should Apply?

International graduates with Honours Bachelors computer science or equivalent degrees who want to improve their English to a level appropriate for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programme.

Timetable / Hours

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.       


Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Computing (International) (60 ECTS)

For Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health 
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Sarah Jane Delany 
T: 01 402 2840


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