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Wednesday 22 May 2019

DCU and Skillnet combine to offer two Masters in AI and 'Internet of Things'

Professor Lisa Looney, Executive Dean of DCU Faculty of Engineering & Computing and Professor Brian MacCraith, DCU President are pictured with Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD and Paul Healy, CEO Skillnet Ireland at the launch of two new Masters
Professor Lisa Looney, Executive Dean of DCU Faculty of Engineering & Computing and Professor Brian MacCraith, DCU President are pictured with Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD and Paul Healy, CEO Skillnet Ireland at the launch of two new Masters

The Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD has launched two new Master's programmes in Dublin City University.

Skillnet Ireland's learning network Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet has developed the Master's in Artificial Intelligence. Technology Ireland Software Skillnet has developed the Master's in Internet of Things (IoT) in collaboration with Dublin City University.

Both Master's will be delivered part time, over two years and are primarily taught online.

Speaking at the launch, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor said: 'Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are shaping a new reality for Irish businesses, creating exciting new opportunities for innovation across all industries.

'There are currently around 100,000 tech professionals working in Ireland with another 60,000 projected job openings over the next four years.

'These innovative Master's programmes will help to ensure we have the skills needed to meet this demand and make Dublin a frontrunner to become the world's first Internet of Things city.'

Skillnet Ireland awarded funding to Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Technology Ireland Software Skillnet last year, under its Future Skills programme, to develop both Master's programmes in collaboration with industry.

The objective of the Skillnet Ireland Future Skills Programme is to encourage collaborations between enterprise, academic institutions and industry training providers to develop innovative new programmes that speak directly to the future skills needs of businesses and that address gaps in existing provision.

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