Programme Information

  • MSc Software Engineering & Database Technologies
  • Duration: 2 years (part-time, 100% online)
  • National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level: 9


Next enrollment-date: NUIG plans to accept students to the M.Sc.SED. in 2023-24. 

It is not possible to apply for this Masters in 2022-23.  If you wish to complete the Masters, you are advised to complete the Diploma in Software Engineering (Level 8) in 2022-23 first.  Currently, a student who has completed the Diploma may progress to second year of the M.Sc.SED.  Please note however that the M.Sc.SED. programme will undergo a programmatic review in 2022/23.  There is a possibility that this progression option will not be available after that programmatic review. 

(This progression option is specific to the M.Sc.SED. since the programmes have shared modules.  Students with the Diploma cannot transfer to other Masters programmes with those exemptions.)



About the M.Sc.SED.

This Masters is designed to advance your knowledge of software engineering and development, and database design and development.

Students complete ten 8-week modules over the two years of the programme, mixing database and software engineering content.

In addition, a Masters-level research or development thesis is submitted at the end of the 2nd year. The thesis involves two extra modules.

The student is not expected to be on-campus. Students are invited to join Orientation online prior to course start (to meet their peers and the academic team).

We recommend taking the Diploma in Software Engineering 1DSE1 route to the Masters.  All Diploma students (who are passing exams) are offered an opportunity to progress to the Masters towards the end of the Diploma.  Those students transfer directly to Year 2 of the M.Sc.SED.  (Taking this route to the Masters does not incur extra costs or extra time).  


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