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Information Technology Management

What is this programme about?
This exciting Masters programme in Information Technology Management will provide students with a comprehensive skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles in the field of IT Management. Drawing on best practise from Ireland and abroad, the programme is designed to meet current industry needs and is aimed at developing academic knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:
• IT management
• Leadership strategies and techniques
• IT related project management and tools
• Operational and resource management of data and information systems
• Data security.

The programme will also build on participants professional and personal skills in areas such as presentation skills, communication skills for IT systems development and integration and critical thinking around the design, rollout and implementation and management of IT systems in industry. Students on the programme will have exclusive access to our state-of-the-art UNUM Software Development Centre. This programme brings together all the skill sets required in a progressive IT Manager.

What will be able to do when I finish this programme?
The programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to fulfill a range of roles in IT Management. Graduates will also understand how IT Managers are perceived by business, demonstrate an understanding of business and be able to support the setting of the business agenda nationally and internationally. Graduates who identify business spin-off opportunities from the programme will have access to follow through on opportunities through the Institute of Technology Carlow Innovation Centre.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Embedded Exit Award) are designed for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 8 or equivalent programmes (minimum 2nd class honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours). Candidates with significant professional experience in the computing field (as determined by RPL), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area, may also be considered for entry. Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Duration

2 years part-time, 2 nights per week 7 - 10pm

Number of credits

90 ECTS Credits

Careers or further progression

Progression routes from this programme
Graduates may pursue NFQ Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities on successful completion of this programme.

Postgraduate Diploma
The postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award. Students who complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for this exit award, should they opt to leave the programme at this stage.

Potential employment opportunities
Graduates of this programmes are prepared for roles in:
• IT Management
• IT Project Management
• Management Analyst/Information Systems Management
• Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer.

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Institute of Technology Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow.
Tel: 059 9175280
Fax: 059 9175005
Email: lll@itcarlow.ie
Web: www.itcarlow.ie/lll

Subjects taught

Leadership & Strategy
Innovation Management
Technology Integration
Information Security Management
Data & Information Systems Management
Vendor & Service Management
Dissertation
Research Methods

Comment

Exit Award: Postgraduate Diploma in IT Management.

Special Features of the programme
Students on this programme have exclusive use of the UNUM Software Development Centre. This is a new state-of-the-art centre that provides the students with a real-world working environment using the latest technology.

Fee Deductions
Students taking Level 6, 7 or 8 courses of 1 year duration or longer where course fees are €2,290 and who opt to pay full course fees by Saturday 2nd September 2017 will be eligible to benefit from the €300 discounted fee of €1,990.

For programmes where fees exceed €2,290 the appropriate fee payment regulation information is available from the faculty for Lifelong Learning.

(a) Course fees are expected to be paid in full at the commencement of the course. IT Carlow recognises that some students may have difficulties in paying the full amount in one transaction thus the Lifelong Learning Centre has created a number of fee payment by instalment options. All such applications will be treated in confidence. In general, fee payment by instalment applications will only be considered for fees in excess of €1,000.
Students who apply for and are granted a fee payment by installment plan should note that failure to meet the payment dates set down for their payment scheme, in particular key dates, may:
• be denied access to Blackboard
• be prevented from sitting examinations in December, May or August as applicable
• have all other assignment / exam results withheld until payments are made
• assignments will not be accepted nor will a late submission for an assignment be accepted after late payments are made
• pay an additional surcharge.

(b) Students in receipt of employer sponsorship etc. will be required to submit a letter of confirmation of commitment to pay from their employer of funding body. They must also include a Purchase Order Number for invoice purposes. Where fees have not been paid by the ‘sponsor’ within thirty days after issue of the invoice, it is the responsibility of the student to then pay the fee and claim back fees from their sponsor.

(c) Repeat students will be required to pay relevant examination fee when applying to sit the repeat.

(d) The Faculty for Lifelong Learning has a strict policy in relation to Refund of Course Fees and a fees refund or a percentage of same will only be given in the following circumstances:
• A full refund will be given if requested in writing before the commencement of the course.
• Where a student leaves within two weeks of the start of a short course (10-13 weeks), 70% refund of the course fee will apply. Outside this two week period there will be no refund of fees.
• For long courses i.e. those of one-year duration or longer, a percentage of fees refund will be given over the first nine weeks of the course as per table 1. Thereafter there will be no refund of fees.
• The refund calculation is based on the full fee for the course not the amount that a student may have paid under a fees payment installment agreement.
• The fees refund calculation is based on the date that the student formally applies in writing to withdraw from the course.
• All courses will run subject to sufficient numbers. Where a course has to be cancelled those students who have registered and paid will be refunded in full.
• Receipts must be retained and produced when requesting a refund of course fees which must be applied for on the official refund form.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon 14th August 2017

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 25th August 2017

Course fee

€7,400

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 2nd September 2017

Courses Commence
Monday 11th September 2017

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