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Digital Information Management

ProfCert Digital Information Management
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The professional certificate is ideal for professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge in digital information management to augment previous graduate or undergraduate level work. If you are tasked with managing digital information in your day to day work, such as managing digital files and photos over time, this programme is for you.

In addition, with a 100% online or 50% online/50% week long condensed module format, this programme is idea for busy professionals who cannot regularly attend modules in person at UCD via the 12 week semester long format. It is also ideal for those living outside of Dublin or outside of Ireland.

Programme Outcomes
Describe how the elements of the digital curation lifecycle and other relevant models can be applied to professional work.

Explain how digital information management is relevant to existing work structures.

Apply standards to the maintenance of digital material in a variety of formats and contexts.

Construct plans for maintaining digital material in different environments.

Compare methods for maintaining digital material.

Justify the need for digital information management practices in a variety of environments.

Communicate the need for long term access to digital material.

Justify the purpose of access, outreach and public service activities.


1 Year Part Time

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Contact Name: Amber Cushing

Subjects taught

Core (5 Credits)
IS 40800 Introduction to digital information management (online, semester 1 or semester 2)

If the student can demonstrate considerable prerequisite knowledge in this area, they may be able to substitute this module for an independent study project with permission of Programme Coordinator)

Option (10 credits) (choose 1)
IS 40810 Communication & Outreach for digital information management (online, semester 2 or semester 3)

IS 40620 Digital Curation Tools (4 day intensive, semester 3)

IS 40650 Research data management (4 day intensive, semester 3)

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Professional Certificate Digital Information Management PT (W421)
1 Years

Part Time

Rolling *

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

Course fee

€1000 plus annual student centre levy for EU and Non-EU students.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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