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November 16, 2018

software solutions architecture msc
Our MSc in Software Solutions Architecture is a two year part-time programme that equips current and potential Software Architects with the skills necessary to progress in their careers. On completing the programme participants will obtain a full Master of Science Degree in this very specialist area.

Best Professional Development award 2018

Earlier this year we were thrilled that our MSc was voted winner of the Best Professional Development award in the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards.

The award recognises organisations who have provided the framework and supports that allow people to not only reach their personal goals but set new standards for professional development.

About the MSc

This programme itself is a great solution to a growing demand from companies for retaining highly skilled employees and developing a pipeline of highly skilled Software Architects. The MSc is now a major contributor to keeping Irish IT Architects at the forefront of global computing.

In a lot of cases current software architects have grown into their role without any formal standards, certification or training in the practice of software architecture. This new MSc in Software Solutions Architecture changes this and now people can get the training required to excel in their professional lives.

The new Master’s programme is the first of its kind in Ireland, possibly even Europe, and it has already helped some extremely talented, mostly self-taught IT Architects to develop and expand their skill sets while obviously improving their employability for the future.

The next intake for the MSc in Software Solutions Architecture is January 2019 – Apply Now.

Some More Details on the MSc in Software Solutions Architecture

The MSc is split over two years and will see participants complete 7 modules followed by an extensive Research Project. The design and delivery of the programme is very much lifestyle oriented with all the content available online and a limited amount of on campus attendance required.

MSc in Software Solutions Architecture modules

Year 1
Candidates will complete three modules in the first semester – Human Dynamics, IT Architecture Design and Quality Attributes. Each module is worth 10 credits out of a total of 90.

The second semester will see candidates cover two important areas: Business and Technology Strategy along with IT Environments which includes DevOps elements. Both modules are worth 10 credits.

Year 2

The second year of the MSc is again split into two semesters – semester three and semester four.

In the third semester candidates will complete two modules: Architecture in Practice (10 credits) and Research Methods (5 credits) which helps the participants prepare themselves for their Research Project.

The Research Project

The Research Project is covered in the final semester and is conducted in-company where a real-world problem or issue will formulate a research question. This is then used to produce a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. Candidates will work under the supervision of an assigned supervisor.

Further Information and Application Details

If you have any questions regarding the MSc in Software Solutions Architecture please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

We are accepting applications now. If you are interested in applying please complete this short application form and we will get back in touch with you regarding the next steps.

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