Program Title

Masters of Science Software Design with Virtual and Augmented Reality

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Graduate degree

Admission Criteria

Entry Requirements for Non-EU Applicants to Postgraduate Programmes

  • The equivalent of Honours Bachelor Degree from a recognised University in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought with a minimum average of 60% in final year examinations. ...
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic lecturer from the home university.

    English language Requirements for Non-EU Applicants to Postgraduate Programmes

    • Minimum. IELTS Band 6.0 – 6.5 or equivalent English examination (Depending on the programme). Kindly refer to individual programme requirements.
Program Description

Why take this course?

The terms Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and more recently Alternate Reality (within the research fields), can be represented within the umbrella terms of Immersive Experiences and reflect the degree of digital content presented to the users as they move from the real to virtual world experience. These technologies are changing how we interact and consume content.

Traditionally applications of such technologies lay within entertainment and gaming domains. However, research and industry are now deploying these disruptive technologies within telecommunications, advertising, real estate, health, education, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, robotics, tourism among many others.

This MSc in Software Design with Augmented and Virtual Reality targets learner expertise and skills development within this rapidly emerging and developing area. This is a challenging and multidisciplinary field and our offering will develop the skill set to blend key technical, creative and user experience expertise such that graduates can apply the same across any of above-mentioned industry domains. This MSc places a unique emphasis on design and experience evaluation of Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.

What will I experience?

AIT’s Faculty of Engineering and Informatics is housed in one of the most modern and well-equipped facilities of its kind in the country. Lecturers have extensive industry experience which enriches their teaching skills and competencies. You will be part of an exciting software development environment, with advanced research and strong links to industry. You will have the option to undertake an industrial work placement during your third year of the programme giving you real industrial experience while undertaking a challenging project.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Software development is an enormous growth area in ICT engineering. Over 900 software companies are currently in operation in Ireland employing more than 24,000 people. Ireland’s reputation as a centre of software excellence is unrivalled in Europe. It is home to multinational and indigenous firms generating €16 billion of exports annually. The sectors wide-ranging activities include software development, R&D, business services and EMEA/International headquarters.

Last year, there was a global investment of over €3 billion in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) industries. It reflects the exciting potential
to provide immersive environments in gaming and movies that were not possible before now. Our VR and Gaming specialisation prepares you to work as a software developer in these fast-paced industries. As a student on this course, you’ll work with the latest tools and technologies to enhance your skillset. Software
development languages, tools and methodologies provide the backbone of this programme.

Program Level
Medium of Instruction


Annual Tuition fee Non-EEA


IELTS Requirement


Application Deadline
  • 16/04/2021 12:00 am - 20/08/2021 12:00 am Ended
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