MSc in DevOps

  • Application Deadline:
    13th December 2024
  • Start Date:
    24th January 2025
  • Duration:
    2 years part-time
  • Delivery:
  • Subsidised Fees:
    To be confirmed

MSc in DevOps

Bridge the digital divide, and lead on innovation.

The advantages of Development Teams and Operations Teams collaborating to improve the delivery of technology solutions have meant a rapid adoption of DevOps approaches to the Software Development Lifecycle. As organisations increasingly adopt a DevOps culture, the demand for technologists with a combination of software development and IT operations skills has reached a critical point.

Despite growing opportunities in this field, there remains an acute shortage of professionals with recognised DevOps qualifications.

Developed in close collaboration with industry and academia, this 2-year part-time and online Level 9 masters is specifically designed to teach real-world practical skills in DevOps that organisations demand, while providing a recognised, industry leading qualification.

Tailored for experienced professionals and aspiring DevOps practitioners, this programme will propel your expertise to new heights, elevate your career prospects, and help you to make a significant impact in your industry.


Who is this programme for? 

This course is for current and potential DevOps engineers who want to gain recognition to develop in their role.


Award Level

There are two phases to the award. Candidates are registered for the full Masters of Science in DevOps Level 9 degree (90 credits) however candidates may opt to exit the programme on successful completion of the first three semesters with 60 credits and receive a Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in DevOps (60 credits). Please note exit awards are at the discretion of the college and no refund of fees will be due.

The award structure will place greater emphasis on continuous assessment, practical and project work rather than on formal examinations. In fact there are only 2 modules that carry an actual exam.



The programme will start with a 2-day workshop that will involve all participants being physically present. This is seen as important to facilitate networking, experience sharing and group learning.

Lectures are held online two evenings per week, from 6.30 to 9.00pm. The lectures are primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Occasionally, classes may alternate between Wednesday and Thursday to facilitate guest speakers. Lectures will be streamed live and will be available for download and offline viewing.

Some optional additional on-campus events may also be held. There are 2x examinations which are generally held on campus over the period of the programme.


The programme will have six modules over Semesters 1, 2 and 3 and a major Research Project in Semester 4.

The Research Project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a piece of work that explores in-depth a feature or element of DevOps. If preferred, students can carry out their research project on a piece of work of direct relevance to their company or organisation.


Semester 1 – Introduction to DevOps

  • Module 1: Human and Organisational Issues
  • Module 2: Software Development Methodologies


Semester 2 – DevOps Fundamentals

  • Module 3: Business Technology Strategy
  • Module 4: IT Infrastructure Fundamentals for DevOps


Semester 3 – Advanced DevOps

  • Module 5: Advanced IT Infrastructure for DevOps
  • Module 6: DevOps in Practice


Semester 4 – DevOps Research

  • Module 7: Research Methods
  • Module 8: Research Project


For further breakdown on modules and programme information, please click here to download the MSc in DevOps programme brochure.


This course will help you to develop the necessary professional skills to be able to balance the trade-offs between requirements and costs, to understand business needs, and how to effectively communicate to stakeholders.


Upon completion of this course, you will have an advanced understanding of:

  • Systems security and how it must be pervasive.
  • How a systems design can impact on quality, deliverability and maintainability.
  • How to identify the specific requirements of different industries, such as banking, trading, security, healthcare.
  • Best practice, and new and emerging technologies, in the area of DevOps.


Academic Eligibility

The minimum entry requirement for standard entrants to the course is a 2:2 (GPA 2.5 or equivalent), in a Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 8) or a cognate discipline or equivalent.

For candidates who do not meet this minimum entry requirement, the college operates a  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme whereby applicants may be considered based on relevant work or other experiences.

For applicants whose first language is not English, please note the English language entry requirements.



The fees for this programme are part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet. Part-funded fees are only available to eligible* applicants.

Please use the enquiry form to be notified when the fees for the 2025 programme intake are confirmed.


*Funding Eligibility

Applicants must be working in a private or commercial semi-state organisation registered in the Republic of Ireland (Business, Consultant, Freelancer) to avail of the grant-aided fees. As a government-funded training network, we can only support those meeting these criteria.

Applicants who do not meet our funding criteria may in some cases be able to apply directly with the college and pay the full fee if there are available places.


Please click the “Apply Now” button and submit a copy of your CV for the first stage of screening.

The following documents will be required at the second stage of the application process:

1.  Transcripts of your Primary Degree OR Industry Certifications.

2.  If you’re an international student, i.e. did third-level education in a different country where English is not the first language then we need your English Language certification.

Click here for details about the English Language requirement component.

3.  A letter from your company confirming your current role.