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College: The Institute of Public Administration  Read our profile
Description: The Institute of Public Administration is the Irish national centre for development of best practice in public administration and public management. Our training and education programmes are predominantly tailored to the needs of public servants however are also of benefit to those working in the private and voluntary sectors. Our research and publishing services offer an informed voice and forum for discussion and debate on public service issues.
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Address: 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin 4, Ireland  Find us on the map
Tel: +353 1 240 3600
Fax: +353 1 668 9135
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Email: information@ipa.ie

MSc in Computer Science (Conversion Course)


The MSc in Computer Science is a 15-month intensive postgraduate/conversion programme, which provides a thorough foundation in the practical aspects of the development and management of modern Information Systems (IS). The course is designed to help you capitalise on your employment potential. It is offered in conjunction with University College Dublin (UCD).

Audience 

This programme is particularly suitable for graduates in a non-computing discipline who have a strong interest in furthering their knowledge and practical skills in IS.

Delivery and Duration 

The programme runs from September 2011 to December 2012 and is divided into four semesters. Students will attend workshops and lectures at both the Institute of Public Administration and UCD, Belfield.

Programme Content

The MSc in Computer Science will include the following subjects:

  • Foundations in Hardware and Software
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Agent Oriented Software
  • Systems Management & Networking
  • Databases
  • Bioinformatics
  • C/C++ Programming
  • SQL Programming
  • Wireless Networking
  • Internet Technologies & Web Design
  • Other Elective courses

Award

On completion of the programme students are awarded an MSc. Students may exit from the programme, at an earlier date, with a Higher Diploma, provided they reach the specified number of credits.

Assessment

Assessment for this programme is based on a mixture of online assessment, practical assessment and project work.

Fees, Enrolment Procedures and Admissions

The cost of this programme has been heavily subsidised and is being funded under NDP. The cost of this programme is €2750 per person. Enrolment for this course is through the UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics. Click Here to enroll on this programme.

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Comments from Past Students about the Course
“Teaching – comprehensive, facilities and atmosphere great"
“Both Instructors and Staff very approachable”
“Very Student Oriented. Courses were pitched at an appropriate level”

Have some questions?

Please Contact
Christine Kelly, Institute of Public Administration ckelly@ipa.ie 01-240 3675
Clare Comerford, Programme Administrator, UCD csi.secretary@ucd.ie 01-716 2483
Dr. Damian Dalton, Senior Lecturer, UCD damian.dalton@ucd.ie 01-716 2477

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Funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013

Address Dublin 4 – Workshops and lectures will be held in Ballsbridge (IPA) and Belfield (UCD)
Category Computers/ IT / Programming Skills,Computers/ IT / Networking,Computers/ IT / Computer Science,Computers/ IT / Information Systems,Computers/ IT / IT Security,Computers/ IT / IT Management,Computers/ IT / Programming / Application Development,Computers/ IT / IT Project Management
Price Dates to be confirmed
Start/End date from 01/09/2012
Time of day Full time
Code MSc Computer Sc (Conv) FT T195
Type Postgraduate
Qualification MSc in Computer Science
Certification Accredited by University College Dublin (UCD)
Contact email training@ipa.ie
Url http://www.ipa.ie/index.php?lang=en&p=page&id=148


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