Grad Dip Informaton Systems brings together aspects of information technology, data analytics, information & communication studies with a firm grounding in social science. Students will gain an understanding of informatics and will explore the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence on society.
The course is flexible allowing for different areas of specialisation. For instance, students may focus on human-computer interaction, organising information or on using machine learning to mine information from data.
UCD School of Information & Library Studies is an active member of the iSchools consortium – a global collection of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field and sharing a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.
Stage 1 - Core
Quantitative Data AnalysisIS40730
Data & SocietyIS40840
AI & EthicsIS41100
Stage 1 - Option
Human Language TechnologiesCOMP40020
Introduction to Cognitive ScieCOMP47230
Research Theory and PracticeIS40820
Media & SocietyIS40860
Topics in Digital Media & CommIS40870
Media Production CulturesIS40950
Digital Policy IIIS40960
Media Law & PolicyIS41190
Creative & Interactive MediaIS41230
Social Networks Online and OffIS41510
UXD: User-Centered DesignIS41520
This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip Information Systems FT (W329)
Grad Dip Information Systems PT (W330)
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
1 year full time, 2 years part time.
Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.
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Careers & Employability
Graduates will be qualified to work in industry, government, universities and NGOs in roles such as:
• Web content manager
• Social media manager
• Knowledge management analyst
• Digital publisher
• Information architect