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1 Master of Science in Computing (in Communications Software) Dept. of Computing, Mathematics and Physics Waterford Institute of Technology

2 MSc in Communications Software 2 Introduction Taught MSc in Computing Modular system => flexibility 12 months full-time Also part-time day release mode 3 taught modules per semester for 2 semesters  September – January  February – May Dissertation work spread over 12 months

3 MSc in Communications Software 3 Software Development Infrastructure Management Services for (Mobile) Telecommunications New Internet Services Ubiquitous Computing Wireless Applications Focus of Course

4 MSc in Communications Software 4 Semester 1 (Sep-Dec)Semester 2 (Jan-Apr)Semester 3 Agile Software Development Design Patterns Dissertation Communications Infrastructure & Security Communications Services Management Dynamic User Interface Development (E) Graph Theory & Optimisation (E) Relational Persistence (E) Enterprise Component Development (E) Dissertation Typical module offering E: Elective module

5 MSc in Communications Software 5 Telecommunications Software & Systems Group Established in 1996 Largest ICT group of its kind in Irish 3 rd level sector Funding of over €50m to date  SFI, HEA PRTLI, EU FP7, Enterprise Ireland, EU Interreg IIIA+B, Eureka, EU eTEN, TSR Strand III, Industry 40 currently active projects 160 staff  Research Staff, Faculty, Principal & Senior Investigators, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Postgraduate Students

6 MSc in Communications Software 6 TSSG Specialisms MSc modules related to TSSG specialist areas  Communications Infrastructure & Management  Pervasive Communications Services  Software Tools & Methods  Autonomic Communications Students often work closely with TSSG personnel & projects on dissertations

7 MSc in Communications Software 7 Entry Requirements Honours degree in Computing or related discipline Interview  As number of places are limited  To ensure good match of student with course (this works both ways)  Interview by telephone for overseas applicants

8 MSc in Communications Software 8 Fees About €5000 for EU students Scholarship of over €3000 available for up to 20 EU students Effective fee is thus about €2000 for those who qualify VEC/Council grants also apply where appopriate

9 MSc in Communications Software 9 Why do this course? Job Opportunities  ICT sector employs ~ 100,000 people in Ireland 60% of this is communications-related  Large players have strong presence in Ireland Cisco, Google, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, … Good springboard for PhD  This area is well funded & good opportunities with TSSG and elsewhere

10 MSc in Communications Software 10 Why do this course? (continued) Other features of the course  Not just another year in College! Peer relationship with staff on course More seminar-style, interactive Dedicated classroom with own desk  Hands-on skills emphasised  Interesting & Challenging  Hard work, but hopefully worth it!

11 MSc in Communications Software 11 For more information  Contact: Jimmy Richard School of Science, WIT  Web: Links from


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