The European Masters in Dependable Software Systems (DESEM) is a two-year Double Master Programme offered by Maynooth University (MU) Ireland in conjunction with the University of St. Andrews (UStA) in Scotland and Université de Lorraine (UL) in France. It provides students with the skills and in-depth technical understanding of the key concepts required to design and build dependable software systems. This is achieved by bringing together the theory and practice of software development and, in particular, through the transfer of knowledge from the classroom via research driven and commercially relevant projects.
The European Masters in Dependable Software Systems double-degree will be achieved over two years, through the allocation of 120 ECTS via combination of coursework and project work that will present the student with both research and industrial aspects of dependable software systems. Semesters I and III will normally consist of taught modules, whereas semesters II and IV will normally consist of taught modules and project work.
Students on the integrated programme will study in two of the three partner Universities, achieving a diploma supplement from each University in which they accomplish 60 ECTS. Students have the unique opportunity of specialising in two subject-areas completing a sizable project in each subject-area:
- Rigorous Software Development at Maynooth University, Ireland
- Knowledge Based, Distributed and Software Systems at University of St. Andrews, Scotland
- Formal Reasoning at Université de Lorraine, France
In addition to regular modules, all students will attend a one to two-week Summer School at the end of the first year and again at the end of the second year. The Summer Schools rotate between partner institutions and provide an opportunity for participating students to meet each other and to meet members of staff from partner Universities.
Applications for September 2017 student intake closes on 30th June 2017.
Applications for Internal Scholarships close on 31st March 2017.