DIT launches M.Sc. Applied Software Technology in association with Ericsson/ICT Ireland Skillnet

DIT partners with Industry group to offer fully-funded Masters programme with guaranteed job on satisfactory completion

12 December 2012: The M.Sc. Applied Software Technology was officially launched in IBEC on Thursday 29th November. The programme, run by DIT, is supported by ICT Ireland Skillnet and Ericsson. The fully funded programme offers graduates a full-time and permanent position with Ericsson upon satisfactory completion. This collaboration between academic and industry partners has proven to be a huge success in filling the skills gap that exists in the Irish IT market.

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Paul O'Sullivan,  Director and Dean of the College of Business DIT, Danny McCoy, Director General at the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC)

Speaking at the launch of the programme Teresa Hurley, Head of School of Management in DIT described the programme as an “innovative and important initiative highlighting the benefits of academic and industry collaboration. The students gain cutting edge skills through the tailored programme content and we produce work-ready graduates”. Dr. Jenny Munnelly, Programme Manager, referred to the first 40 students that recently graduated in DIT: "They have successfully integrated into fulltime work in Ericsson's product development campus in Athlone. The programme provided excellent tuition in terms of technologies and processes, preparing graduates for their roles as software engineers". A new cohort of 50 students are currently undertaking the programme and all involved look forward to their immersion into industry next year.

For more information on the programme, click here.

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Tony Devlin, Project & Business Manager at Ericsson, Paul O'Sullivan, Director and Dean of the College of Business DIT, Danny McCoy, Director General at IBEC, Dr. Jenny Munnelly, Programme Manager at DIT

 

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