Technical Communication & E-Learning

The programme equips graduates with the skills needed to design and develop multimedia content and technology-enhanced learning solutions. The need for this type of expertise is expanding consistently as companies and institutions worldwide rely increasingly on information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a primary degree in any discipline (2.2 honours or higher at Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants who do not have a primary degree can apply to be considered through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

Applicants must have a high standard of written English, and will be required to submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for applying, as part of the application process. Applicants are expected to be proficient in using standard office applications (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). They must also be proficient in searching the Internet and familiar with using electronic communication tools (including email, chat rooms, and discussion forums). Applicants may be required to attend/ participate in interviews to determine their suitability for the programme.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Principles of Professional and Technical Communication and Information Design
• Instructional Design
• Theory of Technical Communication
• Research Methods in Technical Communication and E-Learning

Spring Semester
• Workplace Issues in Technical and Professional Communication
• E-Learning Theories and Practices
• Interactive Courseware Workshop
• Learning and Collaboration Technologies

Summer Semester
• Dissertation/ Project

Part Time programme content

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Principles of Professional and Technical Communication and Information Design
• Instructional Design

Spring Semester
• Workplace Issues in Technical and Professional Communication
• Interactive Courseware Workshop

Summer Semester
• (No modules in the summer semester of year one)

Year 2

Autumn Semester
• Theory of Technical Communication
• Research Methods in Technical Communication and E-Learning

Spring Semester
• E-Learning Theories and Practices
• Learning and Collaboration Technologies Semester

Spring Semester
Dissertation/ Project

Duration

1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time.
Offered in a blended/online format

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Careers
Graduates will be unique in Ireland, qualified to work as both instructional designers and technical writers, and in a variety of related roles such as editing, web design, interaction design, and technology journalism.

Graduate job titles include:
Technical writer
Instructional designer
Digital project specialist
Learning developer
E-learning support specialist
Information designer
Information developer
Content developer
Publication manager
Trainer
Content curator
Information development manager
Content specialist
Digital editor
Web content strategist

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime,Blended

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