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MSc. in Solutions Architecture

This award winning part-time programme gives current and potential Software Architects the skills, theory and recognition they need to develop in their role. 

Gain a full Masters of Science degree in this specialist area through a mixed learning process with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace.

Course cost for Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet Members: €1,995 per annum

Course cost for Public Sector: €4,325 per annum (non-members)/ €3,990 (members)

*The fee of €1,995 applies to all members of Technology Ireland Skillnet who qualify for funding. 

This represents >50% funding from the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet for successful applicants. This funding is limited to only 15 places. The course begins in January and runs for two years. Early application is advised.

What you will learn

The programme will equip graduates with the required skills to carry out applied research in topics at the cutting edge of the field.

The bulk of the delivery for this programme is online with typically two days attendance in TU Dublin - Tallaght campus required each semester. >

Students take two taught modules each of the first three semesters with the fourth semester devoted to Research Project.>

This is an intensive professional course with accreditation from Iasa which required significant effort to attain the high standards required.

The MSc equips established and aspiring Architects with:

  • An informed, common, industry-aligned understanding of their role
  • A set of frameworks, approaches and tools for executing Architecture tasks
  • A knowledge base of current best Architectural practice and experience
  • Ability to Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • The capacity to understand technology initiatives from a broad Business Perspective
  • Be equipped to make strategic technical decisions
  • Obtain internationally certified and validated academic recognition

The programme has seven modules including a major research project as follows:

  • Module 1 – IT Architecture Design
  • Module 2 – IT Environment
  • Module 3 – Business Technology Strategy
  • Module 4 – Human Skills for the IT Architect
  • Module 5 – IT Architecture Quality Attributes
  • Module 6 – IT Architecture in Practice
  • Module 7 – Research Methods
  • Research Project / Dissertation

The programme is delivered part-time over two years with lectures one night per week. Every 3/4 weeks it will be necessary to hold lectures twice in that week.

Entry Requirements

Prospective participants must either (a) be serving in the role of software architect, or (b) be aspiring to move into such a role. 

All participants must have substantial experience of IT software and systems development and implementation in team and technical leading roles. They must also have current competence to interact with development teams at a deep technical (i.e. specification and coding) level. 

Applicants should have a primary degree (Level 8) in Computer Science or a cognate/science discipline or a degree with a high level of mathematics. 

Those who do not meet this requirement will be considered on their merits if they can show a particular interest or aptitude for this area of work or if they have industry experience and training which shows evidence that their education and work experience is sufficient to meet the education needs of the programme and recruitment policies of the college. 

Participants will become registered students of TU Dublin and be awarded complimentary membership of Iasa.

Members – book your place at this event for the special price of just €4325.00  €335

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22nd Jan (Fri) to 31st May (Wed)


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