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MSc. in Applied IT Architecture

An award winning part-time programme to give current and potential Software Architects the skills, theory and recognition they need to develop in their role. For the first time candidates can 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.

Total Course Costs: €8,650 (€4,325 p.a.)
For those who are non-members of the Technology Ireland Skillnet and meet the academic entry requirements of IT Tallaght.  
Technology Ireland Skillnet Member Course Costs: €6,500 (€3,250 p.a.)
For those who meet the academic entry requirements of IT Tallaght and are members of Technology Ireland Skillnet (this is the total price for the two years and not a per year or per semester price).

Member rate applies to all members of Technology Ireland Skillnet

This represents 25% funding from the ICT Technology Skillnet for successful applicants. This funding is limited to only 15 places. Course begins in September 2018 and will run for two years. Early application is advised.

Programme Aim

The Programme aims to equip 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

Programme Outline

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Human Dynamics
  • IT Arch. Design
  • Quality Attributes

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Business & Tech. Strategy
  • IT Environment

Year 2 - Semester 3

  • Architecture in Practice
  • Research Methods

Year 2 - Semester 4

  • Research Project


Because of the involvement of IASA in the delivery of the programme the prospect of allowing participants to qualify for some or all of the IASA Certification in Software Architecture (CITA) certifications at Foundation (CITA/F), Associate (CITA/A) and Professional (CITA/P) levels is being actively explored.

Entry Requirements

Prospective participants must either be serving in the role of software architect, or 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. 

Also applicants must have either:

  • 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.

How To Apply
Applications are now being accepted. Technology Ireland Skillnet funding is limited so early application is advised. Applicants should submit their CV directly to training@ics.ie.

Participants will be required to complete registration details both for ICS and for Institute of Technology Tallaght. Participants will become registered students of ITT and be awarded free membership of IASA Ireland. Please note that by booking onto this course using the button below does not guarantee acceptance onto the course.

This programme is funded by the Technology Ireland Skillnet under the Training Networks Programme of Skillnets and by member companies. Skillnets is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

Members – book your place at this event for the special price of just  €8650

Membership means more than saving on events. You can also network with like-minded professionals, and gain recognition of your experience and expertise. Learn more about membership benefits.

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14th Jan (Mon) to 16th Dec (Wed)


Begins at 09:00 and ends at 17:00

  • Price:

€8650.00   –   Non-members register here >>

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