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Computer Science - Computing Science MSc - CKR40

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Course Title: Computer Science - Computing Science

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Computer Science - Computing Science

Duration: 1 year

Teaching Mode: Full-time

This course runs for 12 months from the date of first registration for the course.

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: The Irish/EU fee for 2014/15 for this partially-funded programme is €3,750 (1 year full-time).

Entry Requirements: Candidates must normally have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. See detailed entry requirements.

Course Code: CKR40

Closing Date: Applications will open on November 1st 2014

Next Intake: 7th September 2015

Overview

This MSc programme will provide you with the skills required to understand the entrepreneurship and innovation required for the software industry. Many national and multinational companies employ computer science graduates in areas such as software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, systems and networks, database and systems security as well as mobile multimedia, modelling, research and development. You will also get the chance to demonstrate the skills you have learned by completing a substantial research and development project.

For further information see our brochure http://www.ucc.ie/en/media/academic/computerscience/documents/coursedescriptions/UCCMScComputingScienceTaught.pdf

Course Details

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc is a full-time taught Master's Degree programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules in Semesters 1 and 2, followed by a research/development project from May to September

The Masters Degree consists of 90 credits: taught modules to the value of 60 credits and a research/development project to the value of 30 credits. The taught modules comprise core modules to the value of 30 credits and elective modules to the value of 30 credits. Students are required to seek approval of the Head of Department for their choice of elective modules, following consultation with the programme coordinator. Not all elective modules will be offered each year.

Students must choose modules as follows: core modules to the value of 30 credits, plus elective modules to the value of 15 credits chosen from Group I and elective modules to the value of 15 credits chosen from Group II, plus the Research/Development Project (30 credits). Students will have completed all taught modules and related examining prior to commencing the Research/Development Project.

 

Core Modules

CS6403 Case Studies in Computing Entrepreneurship (5 credits)

CS6406 Large-Scale Application Development and Integration 1 (5 credits)

CS6407 Large-Scale Application Development and Integration 2 (5 credits)

CS6408 Database Technology (5 credits)

CS6409 Information Storage and Retrieval (5 credits)

CS6410 Project Development Skills (5 credits)

CS6400 Dissertation in Computing Science (30 credits)

 

Elective Modules Group I

CS6311 Mobile Network Protocols (5 credits)

CS6312 Mobile Devices and Systems (5 credits)

CS6314 Mobile Applications Design (5 credits)

CS6320 Formal Methods for Distributed Systems (5 credits)

CS6321 Model-Based Software Development (5 credits)

CS6322 Optimisation (5 credits)

CS6402 Virtualisation Technologies (5 credits)

 

Elective Modules Group II

CS6313 Services and Mobile Middleware (5 credits)

CS6315 Mobile Systems Security (5 credits)

CS6316 Cellular Network Services (5 credits)

CS6317 Multimedia Technology in Mobile Networks (5 credits)

CS6323 Analysis of Networks and Complex Systems (5 credits)

CS6325 Network Security (5 credits)

CS6405 Datamining (5 credits)

Detailed Entry Requirements

Candidates must normally have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates who have obtained at least a First Class Honours in a Higher Diploma conversion course, such as the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology offered at UCC will be considered. Applications from other suitably qualified candidates, or from those with equivalent technical experience/qualifications, will be considered.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Course Practicalities

A typical five credit module includes:

•             two lecture hours

•             one to two hours of practicals per week

•             outside these regular hours, you are required to study independently by reading and by working in the laboratories

 

 

Assessment

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2015 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2014/2015.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science
Students failing to achieve an aggregate of at least 60% across all modules but who achieve a pass in each of the taught modules at their first attempt graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science. Students may also opt to exit the programme and graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Computing Science provided they have achieved a pass in each module.

 

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