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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

Software Process Management

Elective

September '10

Simulation & Visualisation

Elective

February '11

Mobile Applications Design & Development

Mandatory

February '11

Network Security & Forensic Computing

Elective

September '11

Cooperating Systems & Semantic Web

Elective

September '11

Strategic Management & Finance

Elective

September '11

Technology Law

Elective

February '12

Scalable Computing

Mandatory

February '12

Distributed Software Development

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

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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