Software Engineering is a dynamic field where technology, techniques and processes continually evolve and fresh areas of application appear on a regular basis. In the current climate, software engineers must continually update their skills and qualifications in order to stay competitive in the workplace and improve their career prospects in the industry. This part-time masters programme is designed for experienced software engineers who wish to advance their skillset in areas of computer science and software development that impact directly on their work. Participants are exposed to current technologies, methodologies, processes and theories as well as those still under research that may become mainstream in the future.

This masters programme is especially geared at industry-based software engineers and so is not suitable for new graduates.

Part-Time Programme (applications open now for January 2019 start)
This two-year, January-start, part-time degree is aimed at software engineers currently working in industry, and the programme structure reflects this. Six intensive modules are taken at a rate of three a year. Each module is one week in duration, with a written examination taking place usually in the subsequent summer examination period.

The UCD School of Computer Science is ranked just outside the top 100 Computer Science schools worldwide, and Number 1 in Ireland according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings.