Research suggests by 2016 there will be
44 million apps available for download.
The development of applications that
run on mobile smart devices will become
more important, as mobile smart devices
become an integral part of people’s lives.
This course enables you to acquire
outstanding research and application
development skills in mobile technologies
through analysis, investigation,
requirements elicitation, problem-solving,
and team work. Through its innovative
teaching and learning strategies, the
course develops an in-depth expertise of
core technical disciplines such as mobile
application architecture and security,
mobile platforms, usability and testing.
The course also offers a set of elective
modules that provide specialisation in the
Internet of Things or Mobile Application
Development areas. Learners will also
have exposure to pertinent business
strategies associated with the area of
The role of graduates from this course
will be primarily that of an application
developer who designs, implements and
tests advanced software solutions for
mobile platforms or for the new Internet
of Things domain.
This course is for experienced ICT
professionals in the workplace and
college graduates with a level 8 degree on
the National Framework of Qualifications,
in computing/computer science or in a
cognate area. This course is suitable for
people that are looking to gain research
skills, to update their knowledge of
mobile application development or
Internet of Things and to increase their
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The Master of Science in Mobile Technologies
is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National
Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Students
who successfully complete this course may
progress to a major award at level 10 on the
Students may also elect to exit early with a
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Mobile
Technologies at level 9 or a Certificate in
Application Development for Mobile Devices
at level 9 or Certificate in Internet of Things at
An honours (level 8) primary degree with a
2.2 award or higher in computer science
or a cognate discipline. The college operates
a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning
(RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do
not meet the normal academic requirements
may be considered based on relevant work
and other experience. Non-English speaking
applicants must demonstrate fluency in the
English language as demonstrated by IELTS
academic score of at least 6.0 or equivalent.
The course will be assessed with a blend of
project work and exams. This varies between
modules but typically assessment is 50%
continuous assessment and 50% exam.
Please note that exams may take place in the
daytime and evening.
Two evenings per week,
18.00 - 22.00 and some
This course runs over 2 years; 4 semesters.
€4,475 per annum.
€8,950 total fee.
(Fees revised annually)
You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.
The fee for this course for international students is €14,500.
Find out more about studying here as an international student.
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