Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply to ISE in CAO 2022. Our course code is LM173.

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It is helpful if you have programmed before, but ISE is much more than just coding. The non-negotiables for our course are curiosity, an open mind to technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, organization and communication. You’ll enjoy working in teams to solve real, relevant problems. Bring these qualities on day one and we’ll teach you the rest.

This is a new course, but we already know who we want to work with. We’re looking for students with a track record of drive and ability, and at a minimum, a H4 in honours maths. When you apply, in addition to the usual points, we’ll also ask you for a portfolio of work – of any type – showing your creativity, engagement, resourcefulness, and curiosity. This portfolio can contain anything that you’re passionate about: art, maths, science, woodworking, or programming. We are looking for evidence of excellence. These could include your activities outside school and the things you love doing and have shown a commitment to. We value initiative, originality and commitment just as much as academic excellence. The portfolio is our way of learning from you what you’re capable of.

Yes. We don’t want you to be limited by your ability to pay. Our partner companies are generously sponsoring scholarships and other supports for you. These will be available to qualifying students. Information can be found through the University of Limerick scholarships page.

You’ll apply through the CAO for a BSc in Immersive Software Engineering, and you will technically be able to leave in 3 years with that BSc (Hons). ISE is designed to be a 4-year integrated MSc. We believe most students will complete the four years and leave with a full MSc.

Yes – we’re hiring! We are hiring a new team for this program, across teaching, research, and support roles. We offer a competitive salary, a generous built-in research start-up package, research-active colleagues who care about transforming computer science education, and massive autonomy over vast areas of an innovative new venture. You’ll have instant impact, and no traditional exam grading. Get in touch with the ISE Course Director, Tiziana Margaria we’d love to talk.

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