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Information Systems

Grad Dip Informaton 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.

Who should Apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Vision & Value Statement
The GradDip 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.

Note that, unlike the MSc Information Systems, students on this programme do not complete a final year thesis or capstone project.

Programme Outcome

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 knowledge of the foundations and key theories and principles associated with information systems and information management

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 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

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 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

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates will be qualified to work in industry, government, universities and NGOs in roles such as:

•Web content manager
•Social media manager
•Webmaster
•Knowledge management analyst
•Digital publisher
•Information architect

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Claire Nolan
Contact Number: +353 01 716 7055

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core

Information Architecture: Designing the Web IS30050
Foundations of Info Studies IS40600
UXD: User-Centered Design IS40610
Research Methods IS40640
Quantitative Data Analysis IS40730
Research Theory and Practice IS40820
Project Management IS40890

Stage 1 - Option

Human Language Technologies COMP40020
Introduction to Cognitive Scie COMP47230
Human Computer Interaction COMP47680
Web Publishing IS30020
The Digital Self IS30350
Information Ethics IS30370
Digital Storytelling IS30380
People, Information & Communication: Our Information Behaviour
IS40030
Research Practice IS40390
Digital Libraries IS40560
Research Experience IS40700
Digital Curation Tools IS40750
Digital Curation:Core Concept IS40770
Intro to Dig Info Mgt IS40800
Data & Society IS40840
Media & Society IS40860
Topics in Digital Media & Comm IS40870
Intro to Communication Theory IS40880
Social Simulation: Methods and Models SOC40640

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Information Systems FT (W329)
Duration 1 Years

Attendance Full Time
Deadline
17-JUL-2020

Grad Dip Information Systems PT (W330)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance
Part Time

Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

GradDip Information Systems (W329) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6350
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Information Systems (W330) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4150
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2020/2021 September

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