Digital Innovation

Overview
We are living in a golden age of digital innovation. During our lifetime, an entirely new digital infrastructure has been created. At the same time, new technologies such as social media, cloud computing, analytics, big data, wearable devices, and 3D printing are transforming every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

Designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital age, this full-time MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society.

This degree is suitable for graduates of any discipline (but especially those from business and/or IT backgrounds), and current professionals looking to enhance their prior qualifications with a business / IT specialisation and seeking to increase their knowledge of how ICT can deliver business value and enable innovation, and acquire the skills to use ICT products and services to innovate in their own functional areas.

What will I learn?
The MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society. The careful balance of theory and practice within the course prepares graduates to enter the world of digital innovation and for current professionals to progress further in their career. The programme offers:

1. Leadership skills regarding strategic IT application for digital innovation and business skills such as process redesign, change management, global sourcing and process modelling.

2. The capacity to create and critically assess the business case for ICT deployment.

3. In-depth knowledge and managerial insight into systems development methodologies and processes.

How will I benefit?
Our students are taught by internationally-recognised researchers and engage directly with the technology companies that have made Dublin the "Digital Hub of Europe". Our graduates emerge as insightful, reflective and critically-minded individuals with a unique understanding of the discovery, development, diffusion, and impact of digital product, process, and business model innovations.

1. Direct contact with the companies that have made Dublin the "Digital Hub of Europe"

2. A head-start in the marketplace due to the unique combination of strategic, practical and analytical course elements

3. Essential interpersonal, communication and leadership skills via group and case study-based learning, presentations and simulation exercises.

Curriculum
The one-year full-time and two-year part-time formats comprise core modules and option modules. Students complete 9 modules, or 6 modules plus a 30-credit minor thesis prepared over two semesters, subject to approval by a research supervisor. Modules listed below are indicative and are offered subject to faculty availability.

Entry requirements

Please review the entry requirements below. The UCD Smurfit Admissions Office staff have expertise in reviewing international qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the Irish entry requirement.

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline

or

A primary degree with a minimum of three years' relevant work experience.

Subjects taught

Autumn Trimester
•Design, Development, Creativity
•Skills for Business Enquiry
•Managing Strategy and Innovation in a Digital Era

Spring Trimester
•Cultural and Political Perspectives
•Outsourcing and Offshoring
•Global Information Systems

Optional research project:
•Thesis on Industry OR Scholarly Project over 2 semesters

Summer Trimester
Summer module options
•Implementing Digital Projects
•Machine Learning for Business
•Encrypted Information Society
•Games and Play in a Digital World
OR
•Thesis on Industry OR Scholarly Project (continued)

Note: option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years. What is offered each academic year is subject to change.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Fees

Fees Full-Time EU:
€14,460 (academic year 2020/2021)

Full-Time Non-EU:
€19,900 (academic year 2020/2021)

Fees Part-Time EU:
€7,855 per year (academic year 2020/2021)

Part-Time Non-EU:
€9,950 per year (academic year 2020/2021)

Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2020.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
The MSc in Digital Innovation has been designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital age. Our students are taught by internationally-recognised researchers and engage directly with the technology companies that have made Dublin the "Digital Hub of Europe". Our graduates emerge as insightful, reflective and critically-minded individuals with a unique understanding of the discovery, development, diffusion, and impact of digital product, process, and business model innovations.

The ICT sector is very strong in Ireland, with the significant presence of a 'who's who' of major companies including Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Symantec, McAfee, HP, Fujitsu, Accenture, Electronic Arts, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

In 2016, 94% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source: First Destination Report 2016)

Potential careers for our graduates include:
•Analyst (Data/ICT/Business)
•Software Engineer
•Project Manager
•Product Manager
•Software Development
•IT Support
•Webmaster
•IT Internal Auditor
•Corporate Security Analyst

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    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Daytime

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