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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 I 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.

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.

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.

ELIGIBILITY
• Jobseekers
• Returners
• Those in employment

Duration

1 year part-time (2 afternoon & 2 evenings per week)

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

Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Wexford Campus
Summerhill Road
Wexford
Tel: 053 9185809 (LLL Centre)
Tel: 053 9185800 (Reception)
Fax: 053 9185801
Email: wexfordLLL@itcarlow.ie
www.wexfordcampus.ie

Subjects taught

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

Comment

What is Springboard+?
Springboard+ is a government initiative offering Higher Education courses to eligible individuals - for FREE - at Certificate, Degree, Higher Diploma and Masters Levels which lead to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

Springboard provides free upskilling in higher education in areas of identified skills need. The initiative's primary target group has been unemployed people with a previous history of employment. In 2014, Springboard incorporated ICT Skills Conversion courses (i.e. Springboard+), some of which are open to applicants regardless of their employment status.

Who is Eligible? All courses are open to eligible applicants irrespective of their employment status.

There are three categories of applicant:
1. Those in receipt of an eligible Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP) payment and the previously self-employed;

2. Returners seeking to re-enter the workforce;

3. People in employment seeking to reskill or upskill.

People participating in the Community Employment Scheme; the Rural Social Scheme; Tús; JobBridge or in receipt of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance or the Short Term Enterprise Allowance may apply for Springboard and, with the approval of a Department of Social Protection Case Officer, take up a Springboard course.

To participate in a NFQ Level 9 (Post Graduate) course, a period of at least one-year must have elapsed since completing a full time undergraduate degree course leading to a major award at Level 8 on the NFQ.

Proof of Eligibility
Applicants will also be required to provide evidence that they meet the eligibility criteria for the Springboard Initiative.

• Those in receipt of a qualifying Department of Social Protection will be required to provide evidence of this payment.

• Returners will be required to provide a letter/statement signed by a Commissioner for Oaths confirming their status as a homemaker.

• Those in employment will be required to provide a copy of their most recent P60 or a letter from their current employer to confirm their employment.

Further information on eligibility is available on www.springboardcourses.ie

Application date

How To Apply for a Springboard Course
Springboard applications are made online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To make an application you will need to complete a short registration process and then fill out an online application form. It is important that you fill out the online application form as fully and completely as you can in order to make a valid application and in order to best make your case for a place.

What happens after that? Following the closing date Institute of Technology Carlow will process the applications. Applicants may be shortlisted on the basis of the evidence in the application and any further supporting documents supplied. It is therefore important that you complete the online application form accurately and fully and supply scanned copies of supporting documentation as below.

Shortlisted candidates may be called for a brief interview. Successful candidates will get an offer of a place by e-mail and courses will begin in September. Further detailed information will be supplied during the application/offer process.

Supporting Documentation
Entry requirements for courses are set out in the course description on www.springboardcourses.ie - these entry requirements will require you to supply evidence of your previous education and qualifications. It is important that you support your application with electronic/scanned copies of supporting documents – where required - such as:

• An up-to-date CV
• Scanned copies of all of your official educational qualification parchments
• Scanned copies of all of your official educational transcripts clearing showing the results you achieved in each subject/module.
• Scanned copies of all of your employment references

Queries can be directed to springboard@itcarlow.ie

Course fee

For employed participants on courses at NFQ Level 7, 8 or 9, 90% of the course fee is paid by the HEA. Participants will be liable for the remaining 10% fee. Fees will be due once a place has been accepted. Level 6 courses are free to all eligible participants.

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation
Saturday 1st September 2018.

Courses Commence
Monday 10th September 2018.

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