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Applied Software Engineering – MSc

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 1

  • Fees: EU Full-time: €6,750, non-EU: €14,500

Course Overview

The MSc in Applied Software Engineering is an exciting one-year full-time programme, funded by Ericsson Ireland and ICT Skillnet and delivered by TUS in Athlone, which covers the entire software development lifecycle – from the fundamentals of computing and software design to implementation and testing. The master’s is completely free to all participants and offers a stipend to offset living costs. The MSc also includes a three-month paid placement with Ericsson. Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, graduates are offered a permanent job as a software engineer with Ericsson in Athlone.

Screening and selection of candidates takes place every spring, with the programme commencing in late June/early July.

Programme participants gain an integrated and critical knowledge of the skills and particular technologies used in ICT product development today. This fully funded MSc in Applied Software Engineering covers the fundamentals of contemporary software engineering and the tools, methods and techniques that support its applications.

Entry to the programme is on the basis of a competitive selection process. Prospective candidates may be requested to attend for interview, undertake tests or other selection procedures. Making an application is not a guarantee of selection. Applications are treated in strictest confidence. In making an application, applicants accept that no feedback will be provided to them, or any other party, regarding the selection process, or any reasons for their non-selection.

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Contact Details

Dr. Enda Fallon

Head of Department


What are the entry requirements?

The programme is available to graduates with an honours Level 8 qualification who are eligible to work in Ireland. Candidates should preferably have a 2.1 honours primary degree in a relevant discipline. This category includes (but is not limited to) Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Data Networking etc. but qualified applicants from any discipline with problem solving, logic and critical thinking will receive consideration. Each application will be considered on its individual merits.

Course Modules

  • ​Object Oriented Programming

  • Data Architecture and Database Systems

  • Computer Networks

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Agile Design and Testing

  • Cloud and Computer Architecture

  • Distributed Systems and Security

  • Web Technologies

  • Continuous Build and Delivery

  • Self Management and Teamwork

  • Group Project

What can you do after this programme?

Ericsson Product Development Unit in Athlone specialises in the provision of operations support systems (OSS) to telecom operators using advanced data and event management and visualisation techniques.

Students can progress to an appropriate Level 10 on completion.