About this course
The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end to end covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career focused programmes to enhance graduates employability.
The minimum entry requirements for the MSc in Computing and Information Systems are:
A minimum Second Class Honours (2.2) in an IT/IS discipline or a Business discipline where IT/IS is a significant component of the degree from a recognised third level institution, or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline, or
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 award
Prior knowledge and the study of the areas of databases, programming and networking is also required.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).
Web and Mobile Technologies
Personal and Professional Development
Research Methods I
Research Methods II
Data and Data Analytics
Computer Systems Security
Enterprise Information Systems
MSc Award Project
The programme is assessed through a mix of continuous assessment, skills based assessment and exams. Skills based assessment allows learners to demonstrate knowledge learned through scenario based situations and continuous assessment involves a varied mix between individual and group work.