MSc Information Systems
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MSc in Information Systems is about capturing, organising, protecting, archiving, and appropriately disseminating information critical to an organization's success.
UCD School of Information & Library Studies is an active member of the iSchools consortium a global collection of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field and sharing a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.
The MSc in Information Systems introduces students to core disciplines integral to the deep exploration of the practical and theoretical issues related to the design and deployment of human centered information systems. The degree incorporates a strong interdisciplinary and human-centered focus, combining theory and practice-based perspectives from across a range of disciplines. We envisage students to become critical thinkers as to the role of the human within the development and design of interfaces and systems and impact that technology has upon individuals, organisations and society.
The learning environment of the programme encourages the development of research and design as well as analytical and group work skills. Students conduct a range of individual and group based assignments that focus on key theoretical, research and design based challenges in human centered computing.
The programme engages students primarily through lectures, online learning exercises and group work as well as individual assignments.
Highly developed knowledge of professional issues underpinning the information profession, including the evolving roles of information professionals
Highly developed understanding of information technology and social computing, including its limitation, strengths and future possibilities, and issues in a constantly changing a complex world of information.
Highly developed competencies with information management
Highly developed ability to assess clients' needs and then develop, provide and manage a range of socio-technical solutions appropriate for the clients' context.
Highly developed human management abilities, including personal and organisational management skills
Highly developed abilities to learn, adapt and respond to continuous change in different environments
Highly developed collaborative and team-based learning competencies, demonstrating effective interpersonal and leadership skills
Highly developed communication skills, including written and verbal skills, which facilitate the graduate's participation and development in professional careers
Excellent personal organisation and time management skills
Highly developed research project competencies, providing the basis to develop, manage and implement the research project process and research projects in a professional context
Highly developed abilities to identify problems and to address problems through the use of published research and research and design methods.
Highly developed knowledge of the foundations and key theories and principles associated with information systems and information management