M. Sc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Masters Degree

  • Duration

    2 years part time

  • Timetable

    2/3 evenings per week depending on modules selected

About the Course

The MSc in Distributed and Mobile Computing is a taught masters programme (NFQ Level 9) which provides an opportunity for IT professionals to enhance and update their knowledge of the latest technologies and research activities within the important fields of Distributed and Mobile Computing.

The programme covers topics in Mobile Apps Development, Scalability, Networking, Cloud Computing and Virtualisation, and Business Intelligence and Data Analytics among other current topics. Participants complete a 30 credit dissertation, with the aim of producing research work of a sufficient standard to publish. Graduates of the programme report obtaining new positions and promotions as a result of participating in the programme.

Students taking the programme select 60 taught credits from the range of modules available with Research Methods and Mobile Application Design and Development being mandatory. The wide elective choice is designed to allow participants decide which modules are more relevant to them. 

Entry Level

A BSc (Hons) in Computing (Level 8), 2nd class honours grade 2 (2.2) minimum or an Honours Bachelor’s Degree (Level 8) in a scientific, mathematical or engineering discipline, 2nd class honours grade 2 (2.2) minimum, subject to relevant work experience. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English in accordance with Institute admissions regulations.

 Candidates may be interviewed to determine eligibility.

Important Course Information

M. Sc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing

January 2016 September 2016
Research Methods 
Software Development & Process Management 
Network Analysis & Design
Research Methods 
Mobile Applications Design and Development
Scalable Computing 
IT Strategy, Innovation, and Governance
January 2017 September 2017
Research Methods 
Business Intelligence
Cloud and Virtualised Infrastructure
Strategic Management and Finance
Research Methods 
Web Semantics and Information Mining
Information Security - Vulnerabilities and Defences
Technology Law


Career Opportunities

This programme has been developed by the Department of Computing following extensive consultation with senior industry representatives and academia. This qualification opens up a wide range of career possibilities. Potential careers paths include: senior software developer/technical architecture for large scale distributed and mobile computer applications; software project manager; network design engineer; systems security specialist; information officer; cluster and grid computer hardware specialist; and research and development engineer.

Graduate Profiles

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Fees & Funding

How to Apply

Applications are made online


Further Information

Programme Leader
Barry Feeney, Head of Computing,
ITT Dublin. Tel: +353 1 404-2402
or e-mail

More Information
Information Desk, Department of Lifelong
Learning. Tel: 01 404-2101

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