MSc in Computing (Enterprise Software Systems)

Master of ScienceComputing (Enterprise Software Systems)

Full Time/ Part Time
Cork Road
1-2 years
30 Sep 20


This MSc programme is designed to develop and refine a set of skills essential for successful engagement of enterprises with information and communications technology (ICT). The main themes of the programme are business systems analysis and enterprise software development, supporting the entire business systems lifecycle.

The course aims to produce graduates who can:

  • Reason and problem-solve to a high level in the context of enterprise software and its role in business, industry and research;

  • Participate constructively in the strategic deployment of enterprise software;

  • Manage the development of high-quality enterprise software products and services;

  • Undertake research-based projects for industry, providing effective advice and leadership where required;

  • Manage technology-based projects that require the handling of innovation and change in dynamic environments.

Whereas this course is targeted at IT professionals who would participate in the programme on a part-time basis and complete the programme over two years, the modular design also allows for completion in one year full-time. The structure of this programme is the same as the other taught MSc in Computing courses within the Department of Computing Maths & Physics (CMP) in WIT.

It is a 90 credit programme consisting of 6 taught modules plus a dissertation and was developed through consultation with IT and software development companies in the South East region, see module groupings below.

Course Brochure

MSc in Computing (Enterprise Software Systems)


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Admissions queries contact

Graduate Admissions
Registrar’s Office
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 51 302670  or +353 (0) 51 302670
Email: [email protected]

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Course Delivery

Some modules take place in a classroom format and others are offered online.  With classroom-based modules, lectures are typically directly followed by practical laboratory sessions on the same day to allow those working in industry to take specific modules on a day-release basis.  A balanced subset of elective modules is run each semester subject to demand and capacity.

Course Structure

Mandatory Modules

Research Methods & Dissertation Proposal (10 credits)

Dissertation (20 credits)

Elective Modules

Agile Software Development

Business Intelligence

Business Process Analysis & Design

Cloud Application Services

Information Security 

Data Mining

Design Patterns

Enterprise Web Development

Graph Theory and Optimisation
Human Centred Systems

Cloud Architecture

Information Systems Project Management

Mobile App Development

Mobile Web Development

Organisational Renewal & Performance

User Experience and Design

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will normally require an Honours Degree in Computing or equivalent.

  • The course is targeted at IT professionals who would participate in the programme on a part-time basis and complete the programme over two years

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.


Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at

How to Apply

Applications for this programme are made online by going to

Job Opportunities

There are many job opportunities for graduates in a thriving technology sector in the region. Crystal Valley Tech was formed by a group of people from the Technology Industry in Waterford and Waterford Institute of Technology. Crystal Valley Tech’s mission is to Promote and Support Technology in Waterford and the South East.

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Course Leader

  • Mr. Richard Frisby

    Lecturer in Computing

    Tel: 51302066 Email: [email protected]

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