• » Master of Science in Computing in DevOps

    Programme Title  Master of Science in Computing in DevOps
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  LY_KDVOP_M
    Duration  2 - 3 Years
    Standard Code Places:  15 (We are now taking applications for the September 2017 intake.
    National Framework Level  9
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    What is DevOps?
    DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. DevOps is also characterized by operations staff making use many of the same techniques as developers for their systems work.
    Is this Programme for Me?
    The course is designed to run in part-time mode initially. In part-time mode the student can study the four taught modules and one placement module over two academic years and do the dissertation over the summer or during the following year depending on circumstances. The additional dissertation component for the Masters will offer the student the opportunity to apply a range of topics covered in the taught part of the course to demonstrate an extended knowledge and ability in that area.
    From an industry point of view, this programme was developed in partnership with the IT industry in the north-west. The objective of developing the course is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers locally and throughout Ireland. The existence of the course reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The course will be available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
    • An Honours Degree in Computing with first or second-class honours or an equivalent qualification.
    • A level-8 conversion style Higher Diploma in Computing with Merit 2 or higher.
    • Level 7 Degree graduates in Computing with at least 3 years relevant work experience.
    Non-computing graduates with first or second-class honours who have completed a significant element of computing as part of their studies including computer programming or non-computing graduates who have significant experience in the IT industry including experience in computer programming will also be considered
    Apply: Postgraduate Programmes Application Form.
    A class size of 18 students is anticipated.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Client Side Scripting Mandatory  15  5
     1/2  Programming Architecture and Design Principles Mandatory  15  5
     2/3  Enterprise Programming Mandatory  15  5
     2/4  Database Management Systems Mandatory  15  5
     3/5  Dissertation Mandatory  30  
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Progression to a Doctoral Degree (by research), are available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.
    Cost
    The Programme commences in September each year and the fee for the Master of Science in Computing in DevOps is currently €5,000 which is payable in installments.
    Financial Support for Students Applying for this Course.
    There is no universal system of State-funded tuition fees for postgraduate courses in Ireland however you may also find the 9-step guide on studentfinance.ie useful. Click on the “maintenance grants” link to find the 9 step guide which will help you work out whether you may be eligible for financial support. Some graduates may also be eligible to get a grant to cover their fees.
    If you are still unsure if you qualify for financial support feel free to contact LYIT for further information.
    Career Opportunities
    This course was developed in partnership with the IT industry in the north-west. The objective of  the course is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers locally and throughout Ireland. The existence of the course reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally.
    Graduates of this course can expect to work in either development or operations with fast evolving needs in  large enterprises. Types of companies that graduates may work for include Amazon, HP and Datahug. They can expect to work in roles such as Cloud Services Engineer,  DevOps Support Engineer, Senior Software Engineer in DevOps.
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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: thomas.dowling@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6304
    Non-European Applicants
    As this MSc is only available in part-time mode non-EU applicants will not be eligible for a study visa. Please contact Jill Murphy at jill.murphy@lyit.ie for further information.