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Computer Science - Interactive Media MSc

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Course Code: CKR05 Full-time; CKR06 Part-time

Course Title: Computer Science - Interactive Media

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Computer Science - Interactive Media

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €7,000 Full Time, €3,500 Part Time; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee Full-time: €18,000

2017 Entry Requirements: This is a CONVERSION COURSE and is open to graduates with a 2H2 in any discipline provided there is no significant overlap between their previous courses of study and the content of this course.

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

The MSc in Interactive Media is a CONVERSION COURSE; it is an intensive taught course focusing on the practical and technical aspects of interactive media.

The broad aim of the course is to equip students from a wide range of backgrounds with a thorough understanding of the technology and industry-standard tools used in the digital media sector. Interactive digital media seeks to entertain, inform and inspire an audience. The creation of interactive digital media is a challenging and complex activity requiring a blend of creative and technical skills using a range of existing and emerging technologies. 

On successful completion of the course, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying concepts, technologies and practices of interactive digital media and be able to apply these to create interactive digital media products.

For further information see our brochure: http://www.ucc.ie/en/media/academic/computerscience/documents/pdfdocuments/brochurepdfs/MScinInteractiveMedia28.01.2015.pdf

Course Details

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.

Programme Structure:

Students must attain 90 credits through a combination of:  

  • Core Modules (30 credits)
  • Elective Modules (30 credits)
  • Research & Development Project (30 credits) 

Core Modules (Period 1)
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) - Dr. John O'Mullane
CS6101 Web Development for Digital Media (5 credits) - Dr. Ian Pitt
CS6102 Graphics for Interactive Media (5 credits) - Dr. Sabin Tabirca
CS6103 Audio and Sound Engineering (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy
CS6104 Digital Video Capture and Packaging (5 credits) - Dr. Ian Pitt
CS6111 3D Graphics and Modelling (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy

Elective Modules (Period 2)
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) - Mr. David Murphy
CS6113 Internet-based Applications (5 credits) - Dr. Frank Boehme
CS6114 Digital Video Compression and Delivery (5 credits) - Dr. Frank Boehme
CS6115 Human Computer Interaction (5 credits) - Dr. Ian Pitt
CS6116 Mobile Multimedia (5 credits) - Dr. Sabin Tabirca
CS6117 Audio Processing (5 credits) - Mr. David Murphy

Note: Not all modules may be offered in a particular year and are subject to change.

Project Phase (After Period 2)
Full-time and part-time students are required to take a project as follows:

CS6200 Dissertation in Interactive Media (30 credits)

Detailed Entry Requirements

The MSc in Interactive Media is a CONVERSION COURSE and open to 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.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests

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 application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.


IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PART-TIME OPTION OF THIS PROGRAMME THE CORRECT COURSE CODE IS CKR06

Course Practicalities

Lectures: 12 hours per week

Laboratory sessions: Six hours per week

You are expected to undertake independent reading and study.

Assessment

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2016 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2016/2017.

 

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.

 

Who Teaches This Course

CS6100   Dr. John O'Mullane

CS6101   Dr. Ian Pitt

CS6102   Dr. Sabin Tabirca

CS6103   Mr. David Murphy

CS6104   Dr. Ian Pitt

CS6105   Mr. David Murphy

CS6111   Mr. David Murphy

CS6113   Dr. Frank Boehme

CS6114   Dr. John O'Mullane

CS6115   Dr. Ian Pitt

CS6116   Dr. Sabin Tabirca

CS6117   Mr. David Murphy

Contact us

E: David Murphy

P: + 353 21 4205908
W: Website

Related Courses:

MSc in Computing Science

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