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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.

Course Costs per annum:  €1995.00

For those who meet the academic entry requirements of IT Tallaght and are members of Technology Ireland Skillnet 

Member rate applies to all members of Technology Ireland Skillnet

There are a limited number of funded places available. Course will run for two years. Early application is advised. Deadline for applications is 26th November 2021.

Programme Aim

The programme will equip graduates with the required skills to carry out applied research in topics at the cutting edge of the field.

The bulk of the delivery for this programme is online with typically two days attendance in IT Tallaght required each semester. Students take two taught modules each of the first three semesters with the fourth semester devoted to Research Project. This is an intensive professional course with accreditation from IASA which required significant effort to attain the high standards required.

  • What the role of the IT architect means in a contemporary business environment
  • Core IT architecture frameworks, approaches and tools
  • Architecture best practice, based on first-hand experience
  • The importance of human skills: how to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Learn how to interpret technology initiatives from a broad business perspective
  • Develop your capacity to make strategic technical decisions
  • Learn how to design and implement an IT architecture framework across your organisation
  • Examine IT architecture design process, quality attributes, the IT environment (including Dev/Ops) and how to implement an IT architecture framework successfully


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.
**Induction & Seminars start Friday 21st January & Saturday 22nd January 2022.**

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 here.

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 DHFERIS.

Members – book your place at this event for the special price of just €4325.00  €1995

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21st Jan (Fri) to 16th Dec (Fri)


Begins at 09:00 and ends at 17:00

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