MSc in Dependable Software wins best new course award 2013

“Excellent on collaboration, good balance between research and application in programme design”

The ERASMUS MUNDUS MSc in Dependable Software Systems in the Department of Computer Science at NUI Maynooth was awarded 'Best New Course' 2013 at the Grad Ireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards last night at the Mansion House. Judges deemed the programme to be “excellent on collaboration, good balance between research and application in programme design'.

The first of its kind in Ireland, the course offers students a choice of study over two years to be undertaken in two of three universities; NUI Maynooth, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland or the Université de Lorraine in France. Students achieve a double Masters through the award of two degrees from the participating universities.

The growing worldwide dependence on software is inevitable. Global finances, regulation of power generation, telecommunications and public transport are all controlled with computer software. Problems arise because this software is fallible and can break down causing extreme difficulty and financial loss. This dependence on software has not been matched with a corresponding increase in software dependability.  The MSc in Dependable Software Systems educates computer science and software engineering graduates to design and build dependable software systems in a cost-efficient manner. 

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Last Modified: Wed, 24/04/2013 - 10:02