MSc in Computer Science - Future Networked Systems Strand

Computer networking has transformed society over the past 20 years and is continuing to enable new advances from social networking through Internet-of-Things to Cloud computing.  This strand builds on research activity within the CONNECT research centre and a long history of innovation and start-up companies at the school.

The course deals with how things become smart and connected as software systems are more and more embedded in our everyday environments, from mobile social networking to managing city resources such as road traffic. Dealing with such large-scale, cyber-physical and distributed systems requires novel approaches that address timeliness, safety, privacy and scale challenges. The course equips students with the skills and knowledge to tackle such challenges and take up careers in related areas.

Career Opportunities

We expect graduates to be in high demand for high-end research and development positions within leading multinational companies and start-up companies alike. Previous graduates have gone on to work in Software Engineering, Financial Technology and other computing-related companies including Facebook, Microsoft, Citi and Genesys. In some cases, our graduates have gone on to further postgraduate research, taking up funded PhD positions at TCD or other universities in Ireland abroad.


Dr. Melanie Bouroche

Future Networked Systems – Strand Leader