Master of Science in Applied Software Engineering

Masters of Science Applied Software Engineering

Course Overview

  • 1

    Year

  • 9

    Level

Why take this course?

LM ERICSSON in association with the ICT Ireland Federation is offering a one year, full-time Masters in Applied Software Engineering which will be free to participants and include a three month paid internship with the company and a full-time permanent job as a software engineer in Ericsson on satisfactory completion. The Masters is delivered in the Athlone Institute of Technology. It offers an integrated approach to delivering end to end software development skills. From computing fundamentals and software design to implementation and testing, the entire lifecycle of software development is covered. The programme focuses on the practical problem-solving skills required for software engineering.

Programme participants will also gain an integrated and critical knowledge of the skills and particular technologies used in ICT product development today. Screening and selection of candidates will take place during the Spring with the programme starting in July.

Additional Information

Entry to the programme is on the basis of a competitive selection process based on criteria which are available upon request. Prospective candidates may be requested to attend for interview, undertake tests or other selection procedures. Making an application is not a guarantee of selection. Applications are treated in strictest confidence. In making an application, applicants accept that no feedback will be provided to them, or any other party, regarding the selection process, or any reasons for their non-selection.

Further details and to apply please send your CV to susan.kelly@ictireland.org.

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Award:
Masters of Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 9
Department:
Dept of Electronics & Informatics
Minimum Entry Requirements:

The programme is geared primarily to unemployed graduates who are Irish or EEA nationals. Participants will not be entitled to retain any social welfare payments while attending the course but Ericsson is funding a Bursary to assist participants with expenses. Candidates should preferably have a 2.1 Honours Primary Degree in a relevant cognate discipline. This category includes (but is not limited to) Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Data Networking etc. but qualified applicants from any discipline with significant content in Maths, Problem Solving, Logic and Critical Thinking will receive consideration.

Each application will be considered on its individual merits. Candidates will undertake a course in advance of commencing the Masters to prepare and qualify them in the range of subject areas to be covered on the Masters programme. This course will lead to a Certificate in Software Engineering (Level 8) and is a pre-requisite for participation in the Masters programme.

Course Structure

Year 1

​Object Oriented Programming, Data Architecture and Database Systems, Computer Networks, Applied Mathematics, Agile Design and Testing, Cloud and Computer Architecture, Distributed Systems and Security, Web Technologies, Continuous Build and Delivery, Self Management and Teamwork, Group Project

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

Ericsson Product Development Unit in Athlone specialises in the provision of operations support systems (OSS) to telecom operators using advanced data and event management and visualisation techniques.

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