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

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelor 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.

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for 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 Computer Science programme in the School of Computer Science.   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 Computer Science and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 60% can progress directly to the MSc in Computer Science programme.

Course Content

Object-Oriented Software Development

Information Systems

Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks

Web and User Interface Design

Systems Analysis and Testing

Teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.00.  


Applications open from Monday, 23rd November 2020.

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 60% can progress directly to the MSc in Computer Science programme.

TU Code





CPD Diploma


2 Semesters

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2021


City Centre: Grangegorman



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