Course Title: Computer Science - Computing Science
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 1 year
Course Delivery Method*: Web facilitated face-to-face
Teaching Mode: Full-time
This course runs for 12 months from the date of first registration for the course.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: The Irish/EU fee for 2014/15 for this partially-funded programme is €3,750 (1 year full-time). The part-time course fee is €2,200 for year 1 of the programme.
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: See Application Procedure section below
Next Intake: 8th September 2014
UCC will be introducing semesterised courses in 2014/15 which may result in some changes to the curriculum. Information on any changes will be updated here in Spring 2014.
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
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
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 Second Class Honours in a Higher Diploma conversion course, such as the Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology offered at UCC, having attained at least Second Class Honours level in an object-oriented programming module therein, will be considered. Applications from other suitably qualified candidates, or from those with equivalent technical experience/qualifications, will be considered
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.
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
The MSc in Computing Science will be examined through a combination of:
- mid-term exams
- end-of-term exams
- research and development project
*Course Delivery Method:
- Wholly face-to-face (0% Online): Programme/module with no online or web-based technology use, content delivered in writing (hard copy) or verbally (face to face)
- Web Facilitated face-to-face (1-29% Online): Programme/module using web-based technology to facilitate or supplement what is essentially a face-to-face course. (eg. uses Blackboard to host lecture notes and readings)
- Blended (30-79% Online): Programme/module which combines online or/and web-based learning with, face-to-face delivery
- Online (80-100% Online): Programme which is delivered mostly or entirely online or/and web-based. Typically students are not obliged to attend face-to-face events/meetings. (exception: examinations may be in an exam centre)