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Postgraduate Diploma in Distributed and Mobile Computing

  • Course Code

    TA_KDMCO_PD

  • Type of Qualification:

    Masters Degree

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Timetable

    2 evenings per week

  • Commences

    Week Beginning 16th September 2013

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. This masters programme takes as its main themes the design and development of large scale distributed and mobile computer systems, the design of a network infrastructure to support them, and how scalable systems can be designed that exploit distributed hardware architectures.

Students taking the programme are allowed to choose eight modules from an offering of ten modules (subject to sufficient demand for non-core modules). The elective choice is designed to allow students to select whether they wish a technical focus or a management/business focus to go with their mobile/distributed core.

The programme comprises two taught semesters of modules followed by a dissertation - a mini-thesis on a research area that the student has investigated and completed a practical piece of work for the purpose of the investigation. The programme can be completed parttime in two calendar years. Students typically attend the Institute two nights per week taking an average of two modules per semester. In the second year students also complete a dissertation.
 

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. Eligible candidates may be interviewed.

Note: applicants who do not meet the criteria above will be considered for entry based on their background and qualifications.

Important Course Information

 
Title
Status
Delivery Period
Network Analysis & Design
Mandatory
September '10
Elective
September '10
Elective
February '11
Mandatory
February '11
Elective
September '11
Elective
September '11
Strategic Management & Finance
Elective
September '11
Technology Law
Elective
February '12
Mandatory
February '12
Elective
February '12

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

Academic Year 1 €1750 (Inclusive of ITT Dublin registration fee and examination fee).  If completing individual modules/ groups of modules the individual module fee is €450 plus the ITT Dublin registration fee of €30 and an examination fee of €15 per module examination (up to a maximum of €70 per academic year). 

Academic Year 2 €3250 (Inclusive of ITT Dublin registration fee and examination fee).  There is an additional charge of €1500, payable in year two, for completion of the thesis component. If completing individual modules/ groups of modules the individual module fee is €  plus the ITT Dublin registration fee of €30 and an examination fee of €15 per module examination (up to a maximum of €70 per academic year).

Please note: Where students fail to complete the thesis component in the available time (2 years), they may be liable to a continuation fee of €1500 for each subsequent academic year leading to completion and graduation from the programme.

How to Apply

Online Applications will open shortly. However, if you would like to apply today please complete the attached Application Form.

You must return the completed form with application fee of €100 (by bank draft or postal order only no cash or personal cheques are accepted) and all relevant documentation see attached and return to the Department of Lifelong Learning, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin 24.   

Further Information

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

More Information
Information Desk, Department of Lifelong
Learning. Tel: 01 404-2101
Email: lifelonglearning@ittdublin.ie

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