students in classroom in east quad building

Computing (Fundamentals of) Masters Qualifier / Ríomhaireacht (Buntosca)

The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a non computer science discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered for entry as exceptional cases.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

The MSc in Computing Masters Qualifier will offer graduates in non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing. The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly.

Graduates of the Masters Qualifier exit with a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 60% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

  • Object-Oriented Software Development
  • Information Systems
  • Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
  • Web and User Interface Design
  • Systems Analysis and Testing

This is a full time course that runs during semester 2 of the academic year. Classes will be held on Monday to Friday between February and May with exams in May. Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible to start the MSc in Computer Science the following September.

TU Code



Level 8


CPD Diploma


1 Semester

Course Type


Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

January 2024


City Centre: Grangegorman

Virtual Tour




Fees (Non-EU)


Contact Us

School of Computer Science