2018/2019

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Actuarial Science is a full-time programme running for 12 months.

Entry Requirements
Candidates must have (i) obtained at least a second class honours primary degree in engineering, finance, physical or mathematical sciences, or equivalent, or in a degree with a strong numerate content (as determined by the programme committee) and (ii) to the satisfaction of the programme committee have demonstrated by their performance in relevant modules that they possess the numeracy skills required for this MSc degree programme. Graduates with a BSc in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science (FMAS graduates) and BSc Risk & Actuarial Studies (RAS graduates) are not eligible to apply for this programme. All candidates must ultimately be approved by the programme co‐ordinator. In the case of competition for places selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's primary degree results and interview performance (if required).

Programme Requirements

Part I
*Core modules (45 credits)
ST6001 Theory of Annuities - Certain for Actuarial Science (10 credits)
ST6005 Life Contingencies for Actuarial Science (10 credits)
ST6015 Computer Analytical Techniques for Actuarial Applications (5 credits)
ST6017 Application of Stochastic Methods in Actuarial Science (5 credits)
ST6020 Actuarial Business and Financial Reporting Methods (5 credits)
ST6022 Survival Methods for Actuarial Science (5 credits)
ST6032 Stochastic Modelling Techniques (5 credits)

Elective Modules (15 credits)
Students must take all modules from either List A or List B

List A (CS1 modules):
ST6003 Probability and Mathematical Statistics for Actuarial Science (10 credits) and
ST6018 Regression and Generalised Linear Model Techniques for Actuarial Science (5 credits)

OR

List B (CM2 modules):
ST6016 Applied Financial Risk Modelling and Analytics for Actuarial Science (5 credits) and
ST6019 Application of Computational Methods in Actuarial Science and Risk Modelling (5 credits) and
ST6023 Modelling and Risk Analysis for Actuarial Science (5 credits)

NOTE: The Choice of electives must be agreed in advance with the programme co-ordinator.

Part II
Core module (30 credits)
PA6007 Market Analysis Methods for Actuarial Science (10 credits)
ST6009 Application of Core Technical Research Methodologies in Actuarial Science (20 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science
Students who obtain an overall aggregate mark of not less than 480/1200 marks (40%) in Part I, pass modules to the value of at least 50 credits and obtain a mark of not less than 30% in any remaining module, but either fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across Part I to progress to Part II, or do not wish to complete Part II, may opt to be exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc (Actuarial Science) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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.

Entry Requirements (2018/19)
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.

Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.

Entry Requirements (from 2019/20)

Candidates must have obtained either:

  1. an honours level 8 primary degree (minium 2.1 honours or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline or
  2. First Class Honours in a Higher Diploma conversion course, such as the High Diploma in Applied Computing Technology at UCC.

Applicants from other suitably qualified candidates, or from those with equivalent technical experience/qualifications, will be considered.

Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.

Programme Requirements
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
CS6301 Design of Cyber-Physical Systems (5 credits)
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)
ST5005 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (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)
CS6318 Advanced Topics in Networking (5 credits)
CS6323 Analysis of Networks and Complex Systems (5 credits)
CS6325 Network Security (5 credits)
CS6405 Datamining (5 credits)*

*Students intending to take CS6405 must first have completed ST5005.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

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.

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Data Science and Analytics is a full-time programme running for 12 months.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have:

  1. obtained either a honours level 8 primary degree (minium 2.1 honours or equivalent) in computer science or mathematical sciences or
  2. a honours level 8 primary degree (minium 2.1 honours or equivalent) with a strong numerate content (e.g. engineering, finance, physics, biosciences or economics). In such cases the programme team must be satisfied that the numerate content is sufficient for entry to the programme and that applicants have an aggregate grade of a 2H1 in appropriate modules.

Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.

Shortlisted applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.

Candidates, for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS score of 6.5, with no individual section lower than 6.0.

Programme Requirements

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part 1 (60 credits)

Core Modules (30 credits) - All selections are subject to approval of the programme coordinator.

CS6405 Data Mining (5 credits)
ST6030 Foundations of Statistical Data Analytics (10 credits)
ST6033 Generalised Linear Modelling Techniques (5 credits)

Database modules:

Students who have adequate database experience take:
CS6408 Database Technology (5 credits) and
CS6409 Information Storage and Retrieval (5 credits)

Students who have not studied databases take:
CS6503 Introduction to Relational Databases (5 credits) and
CS6505 Database Design and Administration (5 credits)

Elective Modules (30 credits) - All selections are subject to approval of the programme coordinator.

Students must take at least 10 credits of CS (Computer Science) modules and at least 10 credits of ST (Statistics) modules from those listed below:

CS6322 Optimisation (5 credits)
CS6323 Analysis of Networks and Complex Systems (5 credits)
CS6509 Internet Computing for Data Science (5 credits)
ST6034 Multivariate Methods for Data Analysis (10 credits)
ST6035 Operations Research (5 credits)
ST6036 Stochastic Decision Science (5 credits)
ST6041 Statistical Analytics Implementations II (5 credits)

Programming:
Students who have adequate programming experience take:
CS6406 Large-Scale Application Development and Integration 1 (5 credits) and
CS6407 Large-Scale Application Development and Integration 2 (5 credits)

Students who have not studied programming take:
CS6506 Programming in Python (5 credits) and
CS6507 Programming in Python with Data Science Applications (5 credits)

Part 2 (30 credits)

Students select one of the following modules:
CS6500 Dissertation in Data Analytics (30 credits)
ST6090 Dissertation in Data Analytics (30 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics
Students who pass each of the taught modules may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.

Learning Outcomes for MSc (Data Science and Analytics) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Exploration Field Geology is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible, candidates for the MSc in Exploration Field Geology must either (1) hold at least a Second Class Honours, Grade II degree or equivalent in a Geological/Earth Sciences area or a related relevant degree or (2) have reached an equivalent standard through completion of a relevant postgraduate qualification. In addition, where English is not the first language candidates must demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in English by achieving at least a score of 6.5 or higher in an IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). The number of places is limited and selection will be made on the candidate's performance in his/her primary degree and relevant experience.

Programme Requirements
Students in Part I take taught modules to the value of 60 credits involving field study, lectures, practicals, seminars, workshops, and self-directed learning. Students in Part II will also undertake a substantial Research Dissertation (GL6018) to the value of 30 credits in an area of Geology field study for submission by a date in September of the registration year as prescribed by the School of BEES. Students must pass all taught modules (Part I) and achieve an average mark of at least 50% across the taught modules in Part I to be eligible to submit the Research Dissertation (i.e. Part II of the programme (GL6018)).

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I (60 credits)
GL6002 Igneous and Metamorphic Terrain Mapping (10 credits)
GL6003
Coal Exploration (5 credits)
GL6005 Basin Analysis and Sedimentary Facies Analysis (10 credits)
GL6006 Geotechnical Investigations of Soils and Rocks (5 credits)
GL6007 Practical Offshore Geological Exploration (5 credits)
GL6008 Geological Application of Geographical Information Systems (5 credits)
GL6009 Field Exploration Methods and Professional Development (10 credits)
GL6011 Structural Geology for Hydrocarbon Exploration (5 credits)
GL6012 Structural Geology for Mineral Exploration (5 credits)
GL6013 Geology of Ore Deposits (5 credits)

Part II (30 credits)
GL6018 Dissertation in Field Geology (30 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Postgraduate Diploma in Exploration Field Geology
Students who achieve at least 40% in each individual taught module, but either fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across the taught modules or do not wish to complete the Part II Research Dissertation, may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Exploration Field Geology.

Learning Outcomes for MSc (Exploration Field Geology) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Exploration Field Geology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc (Interactive Media) is a taught programme that may be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Entry Requirements
Graduates of any discipline who have achieved at least a Second Class Honours, Grade II degree, or those with an equivalent professional qualification, are eligible to apply, provided there is no significant overlap between their previous courses of study and the content of this course. Significant overlap may occur where candidates have pursued a Computer Science course with significant multimedia or digital media content. In these cases the Selection Committee will decide the eligibility of the candidate. Applicants without the requisite primary degree will be subject to the approval of the School and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme, provided there is no significant overlap between their previous courses of study and the content of this course.

Programme Requirements
The Master's Degree consists of 90 credits consisting of taught modules for a total of 60 credits and a substantial project undertaken by the students for a total of 30 credits.

Core Modules
Full-time students are required to take the following 30 credits of core modules. Part-time students are required to take three of the following core modules in each year (15 credits), for a total of six separate modules over the two years (30 credits).
CS6100 Authoring (5 credits)
CS6101 Web Development for Digital Media (5 credits)
CS6102 Graphics for Interactive Media (5 credits)
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits)
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits)
CS6111 3D Graphics and Modelling (5 credits)

Full-time and part-time students are required to take a project as follows:
CS6200 Dissertation in Interactive Media (30 credits)

and
Full-time students are required to take 30 credits from the following elective modules. Part-time students are required to take three of the following elective modules in each year (15 credits), for a total of six separate modules over the two years (30 credits).
CS6105 Future and Emerging Interaction Technologies (5 credits)
CS6110 Animation (5 credits)
CS6112 Image Processing (5 credits)
CS6113 Internet-based Applications (5 credits)
CS6114 Digital Video Compression and Delivery (5 credits)
CS6115 Human Computer Interaction (5 credits)
CS6116 Mobile Multimedia (5 credits)
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits)
CS6118 Speech Processing (5 credits)
CS6119 Interactive Visualisation (5 credits)
CS6120 Intelligent Media Systems (5 credits)

Note: Not all elective modules may be offered in a particular year.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Postgraduate Diploma in Interactive Media
Students who successfully achieve the pass standard in the examination may opt not to proceed to the digital media project and may opt instead to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Interactive Media.

Learning Outcomes for MSc (Interactive Media) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation is a full-time programme that runs for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Entry Requirements
i) For the MSc Programme in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation, applicants must possess an honours primary degree (minimum 2.1 honours or equivalent) in the biological sciences, medicine or pharmaceutical sciences. Graduates with a Second Class Honours Grade II degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis provided there is substantial and relevant experience and subject to the approval of the Director of the MSc Programme in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation.

ii) Candidates must be approved by the MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation course team and/or the course Director. The number of places is limited and decisions on selection to the programme will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in his/her primary degree, personal statement and interview with the following criteria being considered:

▪ academic qualifications
▪ research experience and focus
▪ quality of the Personal Statement
▪ recommendation letters from two academic referees

Applicants must be able to undertake full-time study to the value of 90 credits over 12 months. Part-time study for this programme is not available.

Programme Requirements:

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Core Modules:
IS6306 Technology and Business Planning (5 credits)
MG6705
Marketing for Technology Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
ML6002 Biological and Clinical Perspectives of Human Disease (10 credits)
ML6003 Scientific Communication of Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology (5 credits)
ML6004 Cell and Molecular Biology (10 credits)
ML6005 Molecular Techniques in the Life Sciences (5 credits)
ML6006 Human Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering Techniques (5 credits)

Research Module
ML6001 Molecular Cell Biology Research Dissertation (40 credits)

Elective Modules
Students select one of the following modules:
AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
LW6104 Principles of Intellectual Property Law (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation
Students passing modules to the value of at least 30 credits (including ML6004, ML6006, ML6002 and ML6005) and achieving an aggregate pass across all taught modules to the value of 50 credits may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation. Similarly, students who pass the taught modules and do not wish to complete the research dissertation may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc (Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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