The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-to-end covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career-focused programmes to enhance graduate’s employability.
The programme is applied in nature, delivering a graduate with practical skills and expertise to augment theoretical knowledge and understanding.
The development of analytical and problem solving abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communication skills.
The minimum entry requirements for Master of Science in Information Systems with Computing are:
A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in an IT / IS or Business discipline where a significate component of the degree is related to IT / IS, or
A Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing.
A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in a non-cognate area but holds 4 years professional experience in a related field and who require a qualification in this area in order to progress professionally, or
Prior knowledge and the study of the areas of databases, programming and networking is also required.
For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.
Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have at least 3 years’ work experience may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.dbs.ie/course/postgraduate/postgraduate-master-of-science-(msc)-computing-and-information-systems
The programme is assessed through a mix of continuous assessment, skills based assessment and exams. Skills based assessment allows learners to demonstrate knowledge learned through scenario based situations and continuous assessment involves a varied mix between individual and group work.