IT Project Management

Is this the course for you?
This course is a level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in IT Project Management. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have some knowledge of Computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in IT Project Management. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing self-development and a set of skills which are transferable to the broader computing industry. These skill sets are reinforced with a strong emphasis on teamwork.

The main aim of the course is to produce graduates with the required theoretical and hands-on skills to allow them to work and participate effectively in an IT Project Management environment.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2). If you don’t have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


1 year

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Insurance Companies
• Banks
• All types of Companies using IT Systems

Graduate careers typically include:
• IT Project Planner
• IT Project Manager
• IT Resource Tracker

Follow-on courses
• Masters degrees at LYIT and in institutes and universities at home and abroad
• Masters degree (by research)

Further enquiries

Head of Department
Thomas Dowling
Telephone: 074 918 6304

Subjects taught

Mandatory modules
Semester 1
• Project Management (M)
• Professional Skills (M)

Semester 2
• Project Management Frameworks and Methodologies (M)
• Software Engineering and Management (M)

Semester 3
• Project (M)
• Placement (M)

M) = Mandatory

Enrolment and start dates

Proposed Commencement Date: September (annually)

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