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Information Technology Management

This Masters course 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 course 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.

Students on the course will have exclusive access to our 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.

Exit Award - Yes.

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.

All Non-EU applicants should refer to the International section of the IT Carlow website for further information.


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

Careers or further progression

Study & Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue NFQ Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities on successful completion of this programme.
The postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award and students who complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for this exit award, should they opt to leave the programme early.

Graduates of this programmes are prepared for roles such as:
• IT (Information Technology) Management
• IT Project Management
• Management Analyst/ Information Systems Management
• Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer

Further enquiries

Full-time applicants may contact:
Yvonne Kavanagh PhD, CPhys, MInstP
Programme Director
P: 059 917 5542


Nigel Whyte BSC, MSc
Head of Department - Computing & Networking
P: 059 917 5500

Part-time applicants may contact:
Joseph Collins
Head of Faculty, Lifelong Learning
P: 059 917 5280

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353-59-9175205

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Leadership and Strategy
Innovation Management
Technology Integration and Project Management
Information Security Management
Data and Information Systems Management
Vendor and Service Management
Research Methods


Postgraduate Opportunities - Institute of Technology Carlow. Institute of Technology Carlow has a range of high-quality courses that offer suitably qualified primary degree holders (NFQ Level 8) exciting opportunities to progress to higher awards (Masters and Doctoral degrees). These opportunities are by research and thesis or taught courses, with many available on a full-time or part-time basis across our three campuses in Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford.

Higher Degrees by research are normally obtained by undertaking a research project, guided by an experienced supervisor. The average duration of a research Masters degree (NFQ Level 9) is 2 years full-time study. A PhD (NFQ Level 10) should take from 3 to 4 years (full-time) to complete.

Taught courses are available at three levels: Higher Diploma (NFQ Level 8); Postgraduate Diploma - NFQ Level 9 (60 credits); and Masters - NFQ Level 9 (90 credits). Individual full-time postgraduate courses are described in the forthcoming sections. Details of part-time taught courses are available in the Lifelong Learning prospectus.

Research Masters and Doctoral Degrees
Institute of Technology Carlow offers postgraduate research supervision for both Research Masters and Doctoral Degree candidates (NFQ Levels 9 and 10). Research supervision is closely tied to the priorities and expertise of staff attached to specialist research centres at Institute of Technology Carlow. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is an integral part of Institute of Technology Carlow’s activities and a vital aspect of its interaction with industry and other research centres, both nationally and internationally.

Application date

How to apply
1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.

2. Check out all of the relevant entry requirements, course code and closing dates, taking time to read IT Carlows FAQs and application instructions on the Admissions section of the website.

3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at IT Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants may refer to the International section of the website for further details or email:

Course fee

This course is not eligible for Free Fees. Programme Fees 2017/18 €7,000. Fees under review for 2018/19.

Enrolment and start dates

Postgraduate application procedure
Postgraduate applicants should refer to the Study/Postgraduate section of the website for more information:

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