Creative Digital Media (Digital Games)

Digital games comprise a large and fast-growing part of the global entertainment industry. This Masters programme will prepare graduates to become innovators in this exciting field. It provides a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded education in game conception, design and manufacture, uniquely building on the combined expertise of the Digital Media Centre, and the Schools of Media and Computer Science.

This Masters course which was merged with the masters in creative digital media in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & gaming technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the games industry. The course is designed to advance students’ employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the various game development industries particularly focusing on the independent game developer and new gaming platforms.

The M.Sc. in Digital Games is a taught, conversion Masters programme run in the School of Media, TU Dublin, City Campus. The course provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques that equip graduates with a valuable set of technical and design skills, highly relevant to a range digital media industries.

The M.Sc. in Digital Games is a specialisation under a broader Masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following:

1. Mobile and Tablet Application Design

2. Interaction Design
3. Digital Games
4. Mobile and Web Applications

5. Information Design
6. VR Design and Development

The course is designed to advance students’ employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the digital media industry. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.

Creative Digital Media & UX and Interaction Design

The M.Sc. Creative Digital Media & UX is a taught, conversion Masters programme run in the School of Media, TU Dublin, City Campus. The course provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques that equip graduates with a valuable set of technical and design skills, highly relevant to a range digital media industries.

The M.Sc. Creative Digital Media & UX is a specialisation under a broader Masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following:

1. Mobile and Tablet Application Design

2. Interaction Design
3. Digital Games
4. Mobile and Web Applications

5. Information Design
6. VR Design and Development

The course is designed to advance students’ employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the digital media industry. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.

What are my career opportunities?
Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the course can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, iPhone, Android, mobile application designers, 2D animators, UX Designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, and game software engineers.

Over the course of the programme, students will develop novel digital media content, for mobile and tablet applications, digital games, and rich media content applications. With the range of multi-disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which will broaden their skill set across a number of areas.

Applied Mathematics (September/January Intake)

The programme MSc in Applied Mathematics is one of two taught postgraduate courses delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It offers a broad range of topics in applied mathematics and is suitable for applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is designed to cater not only for those who wish to develop an advanced level of mathematical knowledge and practical skills relevant to problem solving in diverse, real-world contexts but also for those that simply wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of a fundamental branch of mathematics.

The course can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life. New entrants can start the programme either in September or January. The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning.

The course will emphasise the use of mathematics to solve problems and will build students’ mathematical knowledge and their ability to analyse problems and apply advanced mathematical techniques in a rigorous manner. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification and will be drawn from computing, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific and numerate backgrounds. Graduates of MSc Applied Mathematics will be flexible, highly-qualified, technical professionals with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills suitable to enter, and apply their knowledge in, a wide range of sectors and professions.

Computer Science (Advance Software Development)

The MSc in Computer Science (Advanced Software Development) aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organizations need to compete in the emerging global digital economy.

The target audience is those with an undergraduate qualification in computer science or software development. Students will study advanced technical modules in programming, design, databases, architecture and web development to acquire the technical knowledge needed to practice as software developers working on leading edge development projects. In addition students will be equipped with key professional, technical communications skills needed to practice as a professional in the computing industry.

Computer Science (Data Science)

The MSc in Computer Science (Data Science) course aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to work with large amounts of raw data and extract meaningful insights from it. Graduates are equipped with deep technical skills (in data management, data mining, probability and statistics, and machine learning), but also with the softer skills (in communications, research and problem solving) required to work effectively within organisations.

Mathematical Physics

The programme MSc in Mathematical Physics is one of two taught postgraduate courses delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It offers a well-structured programme that develops a deep level of knowledge of topics in mathematical physics underpinned by a solid mathematical foundation. It is suitable for applicants with a strong mathematical background who wish to develop their knowledge and appreciation of advanced mathematical topics as a preparation for research or to enter highly technical, research-focussed roles in business or industry. Graduates will acquire the analytical skills to perform advanced professional and technical roles.

The course can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life. The course encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning.

The course is aligned with the research strengths of the School and is informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline. The programme incorporates recent developments in research and facilitates the investigation of research topics of current interest. In addition, there is an emphasis on developing students’ ability to analyse and solve problems in a rigorous mathematical framework. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification with a very strong mathematical content.

Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Biotechnology

TU258 MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulation (Full Time): This course is offered on a one year full-time basis followed by the completion a 6 months industry-relevant dissertation. It is designed to provide a bridge for graduates with a degree in science or related disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical sector. The course offers a broad based curriculum covering aspects of quality assurance, auditing, manufacturing in the pharma/biopharmaceutical sectors

Mobile & Web Applications Design**

The M.Sc. in Mobile and Web Application Design is a taught, conversion Masters programme run in the School of Media, TU Dublin, City Campus. The course provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques that equip graduates with a valuable set of technical and design skills, highly relevant to a range digital media industries.

The M.Sc. in Mobile and Web Application Design is a specialisation under a broader Masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following:

1. Mobile and Tablet Application Design

2. Interaction Design
3. Digital Games
4. Mobile and Web Applications

5. Information Design
6. VR Design and Development

The course is designed to advance students’ employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the digital media industry. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.