Dublin City University (DCU) is Ireland’s fastest-growing university with a strong reputation for world-class research and is regarded as one of the world’s leading young universities. The university offers MSc in Computing (with major options: FinTech & Technology Innovation; Data Analytics; Artificial Intelligence; Secure Software Engineering). It provides knowledge on blockchain technology, cloud technologies, artificial intelligence, ethics, law, decentralized platforms, transparency, cost reduction, elimination of third parties, micropayments, and cryptographic security. This program takes the students through a full journey to the blockchain, from basics to underlying concepts to more advanced concepts enabling learners to identify a solution to a problem.
Throughout the course duration, learners will advance their knowledge in professional and research practice, cryptography and number theory, blockchain basics and applications, cloud system, public-key cryptography and security protocol, blockchain scalability, developing blockchain systems, and computer security. They will also enhance their knowledge of operating systems, networks, and engineering software, and will improve their understanding of the business and social context of work. Students will develop their research skills, and will gain practical and real-world knowledge through practicum-based projects and internships. Graduates of this program will showcase their overall experience and gain employment as software engineers, computer programmers, IT project analysts, performance engineers, python or java developers, web applications developers, business analysts, technical analysts, technical consultants, and data analysts.
The application process for the MSc in Computing at the Dublin City University (DCU) is as follows: applicants are required to submit a CV to Skillnet for the initial eligibility screening. After screening, eligible applicants will be asked to formally create an account and apply through the student application portal and required to submit the entry documents. The entry requirements are as follows: transcripts, a description of your programming language experience (not more than 500 words), degree parchments, Level 8 Honors Degree (2.2) or higher in Computer Science, Computing, Computer Applications, Software Engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants without these entry requirements (Level 7 degree or lower than an Honors 2.2 in a Level 8 degree) may be considered if applicants can demonstrate previously obtained competence equivalent to the entry requirements. International applicants who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University with their competency in the English language IELTS academic overall score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 6.0 in all components or a TOEFL overall score of 580. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place in the program yet and the university reserves the right to interview applicants to confirm their suitability for the program.
The program offers a full-time duration equivalent to 1 year, and a part-time duration equivalent to 2 years. EU Students are required to pay a tuition fee of €7,240 and €17,000 for Non-EU Students.