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Accounting / Cuntasaíocht

DT310 FT

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CAI Logo for DT310 (Chartered Accountants of Ireland)

Introduction‌

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. 

Applications are invited for this intensive one year full time conversion programme for non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.

Holders of the award receive significant examination exemptions from the main professional accountancy bodies operating in Ireland and will be well prepared for the latter stages of their programmes. (Details of exemptions will be found in the relevant accounting body’s literature or website.)

For further information please see our online brochure below:

PG Dip in Accounting DT310 brochure

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

Aimed at non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.  Those successfully completing this programme gain attractive exemptions from the examinations of the main accounting bodies operating in Ireland.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the PgDip Accounting get a full exemption from CA Proficiency 1 (CAP1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland subject to performance in specific modules in the programme.  Graduates also get exemptions from modules F1 to F9 inclusive of the ACCA syllabus, the maximum exemptions allowable, subject to performance in specific modules in the programme.

Following appropriate training, most graduates pursue careers as professional accountants (either practising or in industry/commerce) with a wide range of professional services companies and government bodies including:

  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PWC
  • BDO
  • Grant Thornton
  • Mazars
  • HSOC
  • Revenue Commissioners
  • Civil Service
  • Bank of Ireland
  • State Street

For further information please see our online brochure: PG Dip in Accounting DT310 brochure

Course Content

Core:

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Taxation

Optional:

  • Auditing
  • Business information systems
  • Business Law
  • Financial management
  • Management science
  • Economics

Assessment

By written examination

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

Aimed at non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.  Those successfully completing this programme gain attractive exemptions from the examinations of the main accounting bodies operating in Ireland. 

Hear from our students and alumni.

Timetable / Hours

Up to 20 hours per week

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

 

Andrew O'Meara DT310 Prizewinner

Dublin Institute of Technology Gold Medal for achieving first place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting - Andrew O'Meara (2015/16)

For Further Information

Ms Evelyn Murphy
Assistant Head of School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business 
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 4068
F: 01 402 3003 
E: evelyn.murphy@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

PG Dip in Accounting DT310 brochure

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

 

What our Students say...

 

Photo of Hiutung Ng for DT310

''This program is a conversion course for students with no accounting background so I was not worried that the materials would be too difficult. The main reason for joining the program is that I will get the full exemptions from CA Proficiency 1 (CAP1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and exemptions from modules F1 to F9 of the ACCA, after completing the diploma. It could be a good start for my career.

The lecturers are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. They are always happy to answer my questions during classes or even after classes. The learning materials are well explained and organised. Even though the learning schedule is packed to learn a huge amount of accounting concepts in 8 months, it is still worthwhile as I can go back to the workplace sooner. It is a good program for people who want to change their career to accountancy.''

Hiutung Ng 2016/17


 

DT310 Meghan McGowan Photo

''I have found the course really interesting and it has complemented my previous business knowledge which was what I was looking for as I wanted to merge the financial side business with business strategy.

The classes are fast paced, but if you are ever stuck or unsure the lecturers are always willing to go back over something or to meet with you.

Although I came from a Business background many of my friends in the course came from lots of different degrees but have found the transition easy and manageable! I would highly recommend this course, its a steep learning curve but it is one that you will reap the rewards from.''

Meghan McGowan 2016/17

 

DT310 Sophie Rowan Photo

''My first weeks in DIT were daunting to say the least, having never undertook an accounting module in any of my previous studies or at leaving certificate level, the clear scale of what I had undertook had begun to settle in. I decided it was best to voice these concerns with one of the lecturers and was immediately reassured that not only had I the capabilities to successful complete the course, but also that I would have the unwavering support from the lecturers to help me step by step along the way. 

Coming from large lecture halls with often two hundred plus students in my undergraduate studies, to small class based learning, was something I noted as beneficial from the beginning.

The hands on teaching approach lecturers undertake in DIT is one which I believe lays the foundations for each student to achieve.

The teaching team as a whole are focused and motivated

My studies have not only been interesting and stimulating, but motivating.''

Sophie Rowan 2016/17

 

 

Accounting / Cuntasaíocht

DT329 FT

CAI Logo for DT310 (Chartered Accountants of Ireland)

Introduction‌

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response.

This programme is offered on a full time basis (one year) commencing September. It is designed for honours (2.1 or better) graduates in accounting. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in accounting and who may wish to prepare for a career as a professional accountant.

Those commencing the programme with exemption from CAP 1 CAI will, on successfully completing the programme and meeting other requirements, be eligible for exemption from Cap 2 CAI.

It will also equip its graduates to successfully complete the examinations of the other major accounting bodies (ACCA, CIMA CPA (I)) operating in Ireland.

The programme will also develop the skills and competencies required to undertake independent research in the areas of accounting and related areas.

For more information on this course please open our online brochure: ‌MSc in Accounting DT329 brochure

Career Opportunities

Most graduates will initially embark on qualifying as a professional accountant. Following this opportunities exist in both professional offices and elsewhere.

Course Content

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Accounting & Strategy in Practice
  • Ethics & Governance
  • Accounting Inquiry

Timetable / Hours

This programme is delivered over two extended semesters rather than over the 12 months.

“Teaching hours are 21 hours per week in the semester 1 and 19 hours per week in semester 2”

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Accounting of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Ms Evelyn Murphy
Assistant Head of School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business 
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 4068
F: 01 402 3003 
E: evelyn.murphy@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see  the following link: 

Non EU Fees click here

 

Photo of Ian O'Brien DT329 Gold Medal Award Winner 2016

Ian O'Brien was awarded the gold medal from DIT for

achieving first place on the Masters in Accounting 2016

What our Students say...

 Liam Rushe Photo for DT329''I chose to pursue the MSc in Accounting because I was impressed with the facilities in DIT and the delivery of the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting that I had just completed. The athlete support programme covered my MSc. in Accounting tuition in full and I felt that embarking on the course was preferable to a year juggling work, CAP2 preparation and hurling.

In my experience the staff delivering the course were approachable, professional and above all knowledgeable in their respective fields. The materials were sufficient and relevant for future study.

One of the key experiences was drafting a report on the origin and future developments of the carbon tax system provided by the Accounting Inquiry module. There were also opportunities to develop public presentation skills in the finance modules.

What separates this course from other offerings, is the Accounting & Strategy in Practice module that provides invaluable preparation for the FAEs. The module draws on all strands of the accounting syllabus including audit, finance, management accounting, financial reporting, tax and strategic management exactly like the FAEs. We were assessed through a series of day long case study sessions requiring us to identify the relevant issues and offer possible solutions in the correct format. This module was created to provide students with a foundation for approaching the FAE exams and is a complete success. For this module alone I would recommend this course to anybody interested in pursuing a career in accountancy.''


‌Liam Rushe - Athlete Support Scholarship Recipient & MSc. in Accounting Graduate

Accounting (International) / Cuntasaíocht (Idirnáisiúnta)

DT9330 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly.‌ ‌Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response.

This programme is offered on a full time basis (one year) commencing September. It is designed for honours (2.2 or better) graduates in accounting. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in accounting and who may wish to prepare for a career as a professional accountant.

It will equip its graduates to successfully complete the examinations of the major accounting bodies operating in Ireland.

The programme will also develop the skills and competencies required to undertake independent research in the areas of accounting and related areas.

MBS in International Accounting DT9330 brochure

Career Opportunities

Most graduates will initially embark on qualifying as a professional accountant. Following this opportunities exist in both professional offices and elsewhere.

Course Content

Financial Reporting

Management Accounting

Finance

Taxation

Auditing

Ethics & Governance

Business Law

Project

Timetable / Hours

This programme is delivered over 12 months with two taught semesters and a research assignment to be handed in by September.

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MBS in International Accounting of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Ms Evelyn Murphy
Assistant Head of School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business 
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 4068
F: 01 402 3003 
E: evelyn.murphy@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

MBS in International Accounting DT9330 brochure

 

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on EU full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Applied Accounting

DT9022 PT

 

Introduction‌

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response.

The programme is offered on a part time basis over two years commencing in September. It is designed for honours (2.2 or better) graduates in accounting with exemptions from Professional 1 CPA Ireland examinations looking to pursue a career as a qualified accountant with CPA Ireland.

Those commencing the programme with exemptions from Professional 1 CPA Ireland will, on successfully completing the programme and meeting other requirements, be eligible for exemption from the final Professional 2 CPA Ireland examinations.

The programme affords candidates opportunities to study advanced modules in accounting and related subject areas which are grounded in theory and applied in practice. Candidates will also develop the skills and competencies required to undertake independent research in accounting and related areas.

A distinctive feature of the programme is that it offers candidates an opportunity to engage in work based learning simultaneously with their academic studies.

Course Content

Advanced Corporate Reporting (CPA Professional 2 exam)                               

Audit Practice and Assurance (CPA Professional 2 exam)                                     

Advanced Taxation (CPA Professional 2 exam)                                                        

Strategy and Leadership (CPA Professional 2 exam)                                              

Corporate Finance    (DIT MSc Applied Accounting)                      

Information Systems (DIT MSc Applied Accounting)

Communications and Professional Development (DIT MSc Applied Accounting)

Accounting Research Practice (DIT MSc Applied Accounting)

Research in Contemporary Issues in Accounting (DIT MSc Applied Accounting)

Work Based Learning (DIT MSc Applied Accounting & CPA Ireland)   

Timetable / Hours

Candidates will attend DIT on one day per week (Friday) during each academic year and work in practice and/or industry for the other four days (Monday – Thursday) of each week. 

The programme in DIT will be two years of four fifteen week semesters (Semester I and II in each year), consisting of thirteen weeks of lectures, and two weeks of examinations for each Semester. This is in line with DIT’s current academic calendar. 

Candidates will be on full time work placement for each subsequent week (outside semesters) during the first two years and full time during year three of the work placement. 

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Applied Accounting from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Graduates will have one further year of training after which they will be eligible to apply to be members of CPA Ireland, subject to meeting all CPA Ireland requirements.

The programme is designed for accounting graduates looking to pursue a career as a CPA Ireland qualified accountant.

For Further Information

Ms. Evelyn Murphy
Assistant Head, School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business, 
DIT Aungier Street,

Dublin 2. 

T: 01 402 7068
F: 01 402 3003 
E: evelyn.murphy@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see  the following link: 

Advertising (Creative Stream) / Fógraíocht (Sruth Cruthaitheach)

DT347 FT

Click Here For Executive Stream

*Internships Are Now Part Of This Programme*

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills in the field of advertising. Students are exposed to a range of relevant marketing communications topics. The masters is designed to equip students for a career in advertising in general, and in advertising agencies in particular.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to take up positions of responsibility in advertising agencies. Some also work in specialist advertising companies such as creative boutiques or media specialists. Others work in related advertising and marketing service areas such as market research, graphic design, sales promotions or direct marketing. Opportunities also arise with media companies in media sales or on the client side in advertising or promotions management.

Course Content

The first semester introduces participants to the principles of advertising, marketing, consumer behaviour, marketing communications, advertising research, advertising media and creative and production techniques.

In the second semester students specialise in either the creative or executive aspects of advertising depending on their chosen stream. Places on each stream are allocated during the initial selection process. The creative stream focuses on copy writing, art direction, TV and radio production, and design and layout. The executive stream focuses on issues in advertising and marketing, client service and media planning. At the end of semester two all students work on an advertising campaign using a real brief supplied by a client, which they develop and execute in teams, or 'advertising agencies', that 'pitch for the account'; at the end of the course.

Research methods are also introduced to all students in advance of their independent research.

Semester three involves independent learning in the completion of a research dissertation, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Timetable / Hours

While next year's timetable is obviously yet to be finalised there are normally circa 20 to 25 contact hours per week in Semester 1. In Semester 2 there are normally circa 15 hours per week. Given the intensive nature of a one-year taught Masters' programme, and the fact that subjects are new, students are advised to keep a clear working week, and to minimize other commitments in order to participate in the course.

Award

Graduates are eligible for the award of M.Sc. in Advertising of the Dublin Institute of Technology

For Further Information

Rosie Hand
School of Marketing 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 7127 
E: rosie.hand@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects does the M.Sc. in Advertising include?

The first semester introduces participants to a range of subjects that provide the foundation for both the executive and creative dimensions of advertising. These currently include advertising strategy, marketing, consumer behaviour, marketing communications and advertising media, advertising and marketing research and creative techniques including art direction, copywriting and design and layout.

Semester Two sees the participants elect modules depending on their chosen stream. One core module is shared by both streams. The final five weeks of Semester Two are dedicated to an intensive group project.

In Semester Three the student engages with independent learning by researching a dissertation.

What is the duration of the course?

The course runs for one year full-time over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 are taught and Semester 3 involves independent learning in the completion of a dissertation. The dissertation will be due for submission in early October.

What about the Dissertation?

During semester three (June - September), students work independently in researching and writing a dissertation which normally accounts for circa one third of the marks for the course overall.  This is a self-directed learning module that is reported in a final Dissertation. The research and learning process attached to this module will address an advertising related problem or issue.

Does the course have Industry links?

The MSc in Advertising has strong industry links and is deeply informed by The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI).

What are the learning outcomes of the programme?

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the principals and processes involved in all channels of communications. This includes advertising, public relations, media, customer relationship management, direct marketing, consumer promotions, multimedia, new media and new channels in development
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and advanced skills in idea generation, creative concept formation, planning and execution of advertising and marketing communication campaigns
  • Students will be able to demonstrate full cognisance of the changing role of media management including media strategy, media planning, media consumer planning buying and analysis.
  • Students will develop a critical awareness of the processes involved in developing creative strategies including art direction, copywriting and integration of creative across all channels
  • Students will acquire a range of high level skills relating to the principals and processes involved in television, radio and print production as required in advertising campaigns, display, publicity, sales promotion and direct marketing campaigns
  • Students will develop specialised techniques and abilities in the use of software packages for word processing, graphics, desktop publishing and statistical methods such as SPSS
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a range of advanced communication skills applied in varied and unpredictable situations.
  • Students will conduct a research dissertation which allows them the opportunity to reflect, scrutinise and engage intellectually with current advertising issues.

Is there a single contact for the course?

Yes, the M.Sc. in Advertising at the Dublin Institute of Technology has a Course Co-coordinator - a lecturer who manages the programme - Rosie Hand, DIT Aungier Street. Decisions in relation to course content and development are made by the course team and course committee in line with general DIT policy.

More detailed information on course syllabi and so on is contained in the Course Document that is updated each year. This is available from the library, DIT Aungier Street. General information on the industry is available from published and other industry sources.

Who may I contact after the interview if I have any questions?

The queries that generally arise should be dealt with by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Rosie Hand, Course Co-coordinator is normally not available to deal with queries (unless they are exceptional) between the end of June and the start of September.

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For further information on full-time postgraduate fees click here. 

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Advertising (Executive Stream) / Fógraíocht (Sruth Feidhmiúcháin)

DT347 FT

Click Here for Creative Stream

*Internships Are Now Part Of This Programme*

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills in the field of advertising. Students are exposed to a range of relevant marketing communications topics. The masters is designed to equip students for a career in advertising in general, and in advertising agencies in particular.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to take up positions of responsibility in advertising agencies. Some also work in specialist advertising companies such as creative boutiques or media specialists. Others work in related advertising and marketing service areas such as market research, graphic design, sales promotions or direct marketing. Opportunities also arise with media companies in media sales or on the client side in advertising or promotions management.

Course Content

The first semester introduces participants to the principles of advertising, marketing, consumer behaviour, marketing communications, advertising research, advertising media and creative and production techniques.

In the second semester students specialise in either the creative or executive aspects of advertising depending on their chosen stream. Places on each stream are allocated during the initial selection process. The creative stream focuses on copy writing, art direction, TV and radio production, and design and layout. The executive stream focuses on issues in advertising and marketing, client service and media planning. At the end of semester two all students work on an advertising campaign using a real brief supplied by a client, which they develop and execute in teams, or 'advertising agencies', that 'pitch for the account'; at the end of the course.

Research methods are also introduced to all students in advance of their independent research.

Semester three involves independent learning in the completion of a research dissertation, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Award

Graduates are eligible for the award of M.Sc. in Advertising of the Dublin Institute of Technology

For Further Information

Rosie Hand
School of Marketing
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2

T: 01 402 7127
E: rosie.hand@dit.ie

Location

School of Marketing, College of Business, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Timetable / Hours

While next year's timetable is obviously yet to be finalised there are normally circa 20 to 25 contact hours per week in Semester 1.  In Semester 2 there are normally circa 15 hours per week. Given the intensive nature of a one-year taught Masters' programme, and the fact that subjects are new, students are advised to keep a clear working week, and to minimize other commitments in order to participate in the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects does the M.Sc. in Advertising include?

The first semester introduces participants to a range of subjects that provide the foundation for both the executive and creative dimensions of advertising. These currently include advertising strategy, marketing, consumer behaviour, marketing communications and advertising media, advertising and marketing research and creative techniques including art direction, copywriting and design and layout.

Semester Two sees the participants elect modules depending on their chosen stream. One core module is shared by both streams. The final five weeks of Semester Two are dedicated to an intensive group project.

In Semester Three the student engages with independent learning by researching a dissertation.

What is the duration of the course?

The course runs for one year full-time over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 are taught and Semester 3 involves independent learning in the completion of a dissertation. The dissertation will be due for submission in early October.

What about the Dissertation?

During semester three (June - September), students work independently in researching and writing a dissertation which normally accounts for circa one third of the marks for the course overall.  This is a self-directed learning module that is reported in a final Dissertation. The research and learning process attached to this module will address an advertising related problem or issue.

Does the course have Industry links?

The MSc in Advertising has strong industry links and is deeply informed by The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI).

What are the learning outcomes of the programme?

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the principals and processes involved in all channels of communications. This includes advertising, public relations, media, customer relationship management, direct marketing, consumer promotions, multimedia, new media and new channels in development
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and advanced skills in idea generation, creative concept formation, planning and execution of advertising and marketing communication campaigns
  • Students will be able to demonstrate full cognisance of the changing role of media management including media strategy, media planning, media consumer planning buying and analysis.
  • Students will develop a critical awareness of the processes involved in developing creative strategies including art direction, copywriting and integration of creative across all channels
  • Students will acquire a range of high level skills relating to the principals and processes involved in television, radio and print production as required in advertising campaigns, display, publicity, sales promotion and direct marketing campaigns
  • Students will develop specialised techniques and abilities in the use of software packages for word processing, graphics, desktop publishing and statistical methods such as SPSS
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a range of advanced communication skills applied in varied and unpredictable situations.
  • Students will conduct a research dissertation which allows them the opportunity to reflect, scrutinise and engage intellectually with current advertising issues.

Is there a single contact for the course?

Yes, the M.Sc. in Advertising at the Dublin Institute of Technology has a Course Co-coordinator - a lecturer who manages the programme - Rosie Hand, DIT Aungier Street. Decisions in relation to course content and development are made by the course team and course committee in line with general DIT policy.

More detailed information on course syllabi and so on is contained in the Course Document that is updated each year. This is available from the library, DIT Aungier Street. General information on the industry is available from published and other industry sources.

Who may I contact after the interview if I have any questions?

The queries that generally arise should be dealt with by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.  Rosie Hand, Course Co-coordinator is normally not available to deal with queries (unless they are exceptional) between the end of June and the start of September.

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For further information on full-time postgraduate fees please click here

For information on funding please see the following link:  Fees and Grants

Non EU Fees click here

 

Advertising & Digital Communication - Creative or Executive / Fógraíocht & Cumarsáid Dhigiteach – Cruthaitheach nó Feidhmiúchán

DT502A (Jan) PT

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Introduction

This programme is dedicated to giving students a rigorous conceptual framework and a systematic knowledge and understanding of the issues that are the forefront of Advertising and Digital Communications theory and practice theory. Students will be provided with an overview of the Irish Advertising Industry and will gain a deep understanding of the operations of a communications agency, both internally and in its business environment. Students will be equipped with skills and knowledge which can be immediately applied, making them work ready and change ready.

One of the key outcomes of this programme is that it gives the students the opportunity to showcase their potential as successful advertising practioners to the invited industry based guests. The student will gain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the advertising business with a developed awareness of the emerging business environment, social responsibilities and the need for adaption and change in the advertising area.

Next intake Jan 2018.

Career Opportunities

This programme leads to a professional qualification for persons working or desiring to work in advertising.

Course Content

Semester 1

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Semester 2

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Location

DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Who Should Apply?

This programme is delivered over two semesters. Both semesters are taught with a strong emphasis on a self directed learning. Delivery methods involve lectures from a unique mix of key industry practioners and DIT academic staff.

The programme is divided into two streams – creative and executive, although both streams are integrated for certain core modules.

Timetable / Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6pm - 10pm.

There are also 3 Saturday workshops in Semester One.

How to apply

Apply above for January 2017 intake.

Award

Successful students are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and Digital Communications.

 

For Further Information

Rosie Hand
School of Marketing 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street
Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 7127 
E: rosie.hand@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

eLearning (Applied) / Ríomhfhoghlaim (Feidhmeach)

DT580 PT

Introduction

For details of this programme, please see our website: https://lttcprogrammes.wordpress.com/msc-in-applied-elearning/ 

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide participants with a comprehensive grounding in a range of relevant uses of eLearning in order that they develop the required knowledge and skills to become eLearning practitioners and / or consultants in a tertiary education or industry context:
  • Explore and encourage participants to develop the technical, pedagogical and cultural skills needed to design, support and evaluate appropriate eLearning opportunities for students in order that they are able to select and utilise appropriate technologies in order to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of learners;
  • Emphasise the appropriate use of e-learning approaches in each participant`s work and in the work of others in order that they are able to undertake a practitioner based eLearning initiative within their own working practice;
  • Encourage the participants to reflect upon their own professional practice.

Career Opportunities

The graduates from the programme are all lecturers, learning technologists in Higher or Further Education, educators working in a school or eLearning consultants and trainers in a corporate training context, who wish to upskill to improve the opportunities for promotion available to them in their workplace. Participants have been drawen to this programme for the consistent opportunities to experiment, to further enhance their understanding of the relationship between pedagogy, design and technology, to discover and apply underpinning pedagogic theories, learn new technological skills and develop resources related directly to their own blended and fully online educational practices.    

This Programme is also regarded as an ideal upgrade route for teachers and tutors in higher and further education and trainers wishing to learn how to work with the range of current technology available today and take full advantage of networked eLearning opportunities in their organisation.

On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to engage in research and evaluation of the effective use of eLearning within a Higher Education or eLearning industry/consultancy context. An integral element of the programme will be to enable design and implementation of effective eLearning environments and resources appropriate to the professional practice of each participant.

Course Content

Table 1: MSc in Applied eLearning Core and Optional Modules   

   Module Title  ECTs Credits
CORE Learning Theories 
CORE  Instructional Design & eAuthoring  10 
Optional

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Optional  Strategic Project and Change Management of eLearning 
Optional  Supporting Virtual Communities 
Optional  Trends in eLearning 
Optional  Academic Writing and Publishing  10 
CORE  Educational Research Design 10 
CORE  eLearning Project  30 plus 15 ECTs for the ePortfolio 
  Assessment and Feedback  

Location

The Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, Floor 5, DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Timetable / Hours

The programme is offered for part-time study on Tuesdays from 10:00-13:00 over 2 years (unless otherwise indicated).

Award

MSc in Applied eLearning

Further Information

The Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre
Floor 5, DIT Aungier Street
Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 7875
E: lttc@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Fees

For further information on postgraduate part-time fees click here 

Architecture / Ailtireacht

DT9101 FT DT9100 PT

Introduction

The Master of Architecture is for students who wish to develop further knowledge and master a range of skills at postgraduate level in architecture. In the ever changing professional and industry landscapes, the Master of Architecture programme at the Dublin School of Architecture provides students with advanced knowledge and expertise to be agile professionals with an emphasis on the architect as practitioner, as researcher, and as educator. These three modes of practice are highly complementary in the field of architecture, and require common skillsets. The capacity to act in a leadership role and exercise critical judgment in a multi-disciplinary environment in the review of an architectural idea, for example, is central to this multivalent practice, whether it takes place in an architecture office, a teaching studio, a conference environment, a cultural or political forum or an architectural archive. Graduates often find that they straddle these modes of practice at different points in their career, and will increasingly do so as the architectural profession continues to develop outside of its traditional role. Therefore, the Master of Architecture programme is designed to emphasise skills and knowledge in the areas of architectural practice, architectural research, and architectural education in its broadest sense.

Our Master of Architecture programme is uniquely structured in that it offers participants a post-graduate professional degree in architecture which enables them to go on directly to PhD studies or practice as a graduate architect. The programme is a Level 9 Major Award under the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with a one and half year duration of full time study (or up to one full time and one year part time study during the final semester).  It comprises a total of 90 ECTS.  The programme is largely studio based, comprising a core Design Studio in each semester of 20 ECTS and forms a continuum throughout the three semesters. The remaining modules which support the Design Studio learning and overall learning experience are in the areas of Research, Professional Studies, Theory, and Building Performance.

The Master of Architecture programme increases DIT’s progression offering to existing students from the Bachelor of Architecture (internally). It also offers a variety of entry routes into the programme to external national and international applicants from other Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture programmes having completed a minimum of 4 years full time study into Semester 1.
The Master of Architecture programme is open to a variety of candidate types from undergraduate accredited professional architectural programmes.  We recognise that there is a broad range of professionally accredited undergraduate architecture programmes which could lead to further study at Masters level.  Therefore, to offer clarity for applicants before applying to our Master of Architecture programme, we have established specific entry criteria and admissions requirements under each category as it relates to their undergraduate study in Table 1: M Arch Programme Applicants (see table below).

 

Category
of Applicants

Previous Academic Qualifications in Architecture

Years of
full time study completed

Entry Criteria & Requirements

M Arch Programme Admission

1

DIT B.Arch Graduates
Qualified in the last 5 years (post 2010)

5

1.1 or 2.1 awards

Advanced Entry

2

DIT B.Arch Graduates
Qualified in the last 5 years (post 2010)

5

2.2 or pass awards
Evidence of inquiry + interview + RPL record

Advanced Entry

3

DIT B.Arch Graduates
Qualified more than 5 years

5

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record

Advanced Entry

4

DIT Dip.Arch Graduates

5

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record

Advanced Entry

5

Other Irish B.Arch Graduates

5

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Advanced Entry + possible prerequisites

6

Other EU B.Arch graduates

5

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Advanced Entry +
possible prerequisites

7

Other Int. B.Arch graduates

5

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Advanced Entry +
possible prerequisites

8

B.Sc.Arch graduates (incl. Erasmus) Ireland + EU

3

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Semester 1 +
possible prerequisites

9

B.Sc.Arch graduates (incl. Erasmus) Ireland + EU

4

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Semester 1

10

B.Sc.Arch graduates International

3

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Semester 1 +
possible prerequisites

11

B.Sc.Arch graduates International

4

Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript

Semester 1 +
possible prerequisites

 

Course Content

1) DT9101 Master of Architecture - Full Time Programme

Application Deadline:

May 1st, 2017

 

Interviews will take place:

mid-May 2017

 

Duration of Study:

Three Semesters

 

 

 

 

Semester 1

Collaborative Design Practice Studio

20 ECTs

 

Research Methods

5 ECTs

 

Whole Life Design

5 ECTs

Semester 2

Advanced Architectural Design Studio

20 ECTs

 

Roles in the Professional Context

5 ECTs

 

Architecture & Culture

5 ECTs

Semester 3

Architectural Design Research Studio

20 ECTs

 

Research Studies

5 ECTs

 

Elective Options

5 ECTs

2) Master of Architecture - Advanced Entry, Full Time (DT9101) + Part time Programme (DT9100)

Application Deadline:

November 25th, 2016

 

Interviews will take place:

December 5th & 6th 2016

 

Duration of Study:

One semester (Full Time) or

Two semesters (Part Time)

 

 

Semester 1

Architectural Design Research Studio 

20 ECTs

 

Research Methods

5 ECTs

 

Research Studies

5 ECTs

       

Assessment

All modules are assessed through assignments (including design studio projects).

Some modules other than Design Studio have seminar components – Architecture & Culture and Research Studies. Assignments in these components may be set to coordinate with the Design Studio and form integrated elements within the studio project. These are called ‘integrated’ assignments. The outcomes required in the integrated assignments are determined by the relevant module co-ordinators and are assessed in both modules.

Some assignments are more suited to stand alone assessments. Where assignments have no direct connection to studio they are called ‘parallel’ assignments. The nature and content of some theory modules and some components of theory modules make a written end of semester examination more appropriate.

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

There are 12 teaching weeks, 1 review week, and two exam weeks in each semester.

For further information

Jennifer Boyer
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 4076
E: jennifer.boyer@dit.ie

E: aileen.mullane@dit.ie - for general enquiries

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply for entry in to the Master of Architecture programme at the Dublin School of Architecture, please go to the Dublin School of Architecture website at:

http://www.dit.ie/architecture/programmes/postgraduate/dt9101dt9100masterofarchitecture/

and complete the relevant online application form above. In addition, please send hard copies of the information listed below to the Dublin School of Architecture School office in order to process your application request:

  • 2 hard copies of your CV (A4) max. 3 pages
  • 2 hard copies of your portfolio (A3 or A4) max. 12 pages (no physical models please)
  • 2 hard copies of RPL record* & Evidence of Inquiry* (Advanced Entry Students only)
  • 1 hard copy of your undergraduate Architecture programme transcript** (providing certified translation if not in English)
  • If English is not your first language please provide evidence of English language proficiency as detailed in the link below.  http://www.dit.ie/studyatdit/postgraduate/englishlanguagerequirements/
  • 100 euro cheque or bank draft payable to DSA Master of Architecture. The application fee is non refundable.

*see Table 1: M Arch Programme Applicants Admissions Criteria for further descriptions
**not required for Dublin School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture graduates since 2010

Please post the above information to:

Aileen Mullane
Dublin School of Architecture
Dublin Institute of Technology
Room 115, Linenhall
Dublin 1  

Please consult the deadlines below for each stage of the application process according to your selected option of study.  Offers of places on both the full time and part time programmes are subject to places available.

How much are fees?

The full time M Arch fee is comprised of the Tuition Fee and Student Contribution Charge. The total fee for both is 6,450 euro per academic year for EU students and 12,500 euro per year for international students.

The full time and part time Advanced Entry M Arch fee is comprised of the Tuition Fee and Student Contribution Charge. The total fee for both is 3,135 euro per academic year.

*fees are subject to change annually by the Institute

Are there scholarships or fees support available?

We have a number of scholarships available for architecture students in our undergraduate programmes. Currently, there are no specific M Arch scholarships available for incoming students. With the support of our alumni and industry partners, we are hopeful that in future years scholarships to support postgraduate study in architecture will be available.

Fees support information can be found at the following links:

When does the programme meet?

The start date of classes for the 2016/17 Advanced Entry cohort is January 23rd.

The start date of classes for the 2017/18 semester 1 cohort is September 11th. There are 12 teaching weeks, 1 review week, and two exam weeks in each semester.

The Advanced Entry full time cohort receives between 8 and 12 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

The Advanced Entry part time cohort receives between 6 and 8 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

The full time cohort receives between 12 and 16 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

See link to DIT 2016/17 Academic Calendar below:

http://www.dit.ie/media/academiccalendar/18.%20-%20Academic%20Calendar%202016-17%20-%20Final%20at%2017.02.16.pdf

Where does the programme meet?

In the Bolton Street DIT campus Linenhall building. 


What is the time commitment required for the programme?

The full time programme requires students to commit to a minimum of 600 learning hours in each semester. The full time programme is an intensive commitment and it is not recommended that students engage in employment outside of study hours.

The part time programme requires students to commit to a minimum of 300 learning hours in each semester. The part time programme is designed for students to be able to remain in employment while engaging in part time M Arch study.


How do I officially register? 

Following the applications and interview process if you are accepted into the programme, you will be notified directly by the School in writing. If you accept your place, you will be sent a notification to register by the DIT Registration office. Please see link below for further information http://www.dit.ie/studentservices/registration/registerpaynew/

Banking & Finance (International)

DT359A FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Applications are invited for this intensive two years full-time programme for finance graduates wishing to pursue a career in the financial services industry or a career in the finance function. Semester 3  of the taught Programme must be taken in the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow.  All Modules are taught through English. Students may study for longer than one Semester in the Financial University but must study for at least One Semester in each Institution in order to be eligible for a Dual Award.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be equipped to work in a number of areas in the financial sector in an international context. Graduates will have a strong exposure to the financial markets and to market instruments. A deep understanding of the workings of the financial markets and financial instruments in the Russian Federation will be an integral part of this degree.  Graduates will be equipped to work in roles where analysis of financial and economic information is required, corporate finance type roles in a wide variety of organisations. They would also be equipped to carry out econometric analysis in a research support role in a financial institution. While most students are expected to enter the programme with a view to launching a successful career in the international banking and finance industry, others may wish to use it as a stepping stone to later obtain a PhD.

Course Content

Semester 1

Corporate Finance

Derivatives I

Econometrics

Financial Statement Analysis

International Capital Markets

International Finance 1

 

Semester 2

Derivatives II

Econometrics including Time Series

Financial Asset Valuation

International Finance II

Research Methods

 

Semester 3

Philosophy

Banking and Financial Institutions

Foreign Exchange Risk Management

Consulting Project

International Investment

Microeconomics

 

Semester 4

Dissertation

Location

DIT Aungier Street , Dublin 2 and the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Leningradski Prospekt, Moscow.

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in International Banking and Finance of the Dublin Institute of Technology and the award of M Sc in International Banking and Finance of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow.

For Further Information

Dr Valentina Tarkovska

School of Accounting & Finance 
College of Business, 
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2, 

T: +353-1-402 7147
T: +353-1-402 3003 
E:  Valentina.Tarkovska@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

What our Students say...

Jun Sun DT359A MSc International Banking & Finance

My name is Jun Sun, a graduate of the M Sc International Banking and Finance Programme, (DT359A). This Programme afforded me the opportunity to study in two different countries and experience the academic environment of two distinctive academic communities. After completing two Semesters of study in DIT, Dublin, I studied for one Semester in the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow.  This was a very special study experience for me as a Chinese student. I now have the advantage of receiving a Masters qualification in Finance from both Institutions and know that this will give me a great lift as I now am entering the career market in international banking.

In the first year of this program I got a very good grounding in Corporate Finance, International Finance and related topics. In addition, students were taught valuable software for use in financial decision making such as Stata and Eviews. Our lecturers were very conscientious and responsible, the studying atmosphere in our college was very positive, and we students helped each other through group teams in project work and presentations. My Dissertation was informed by academics from both Dublin and Moscow.  I also have learned a lot of banking related theories knowledge in Finance University and studies a Module in philosophy. Finally, many thanks for my all lecturers and classmates for the help of my study. This was an amazing studying experience in my life.

Yawei Zhou,  Jun Sun and Yuanmi Zhou,    Moscow 2016

 

Yuanmi Zhou, DT359A MSc International Banking & Finance

It was a great experience to have studied in both Ireland and the Russian Federation. This programme has a very precise system which affords learning, not only in the area of Finance, but also international banking. The travelling expanded my horizon both from an education and career point of view. I think studying in two different countries and learning through two different kinds of education system will help me a lot in my future career given the global nature of both banking and finance. There are many great lecturers who are very professional in both DIT and the Financial University. This was a great multicultural experience. I highly recommend this programme.

Yuanmi Zhou, Graduate of MSc International Banking and Finance.

(Pictured above) Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow

 

 

Building Information Modelling and Management (Applied) / Múnlú agus Bainistíocht Eolais Foirgnimh (Feidhmeach)

DT9876 PT

Introduction

The programme aims to provide an educational setting in which to develop the ability to initiate and lead the holistic and integrated process of design, construction, and life-cycle management through the medium of BIM, centred on the collaborative and multi-disciplinary building design process. It will provide experienced built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling & Management, which will enable employment as BIM professionals in building design practices and the construction industry.

This is a multidisciplinary specialisation programme to enable graduates of a range of Engineering and Built Environment disciplines to acquire a qualification in applied Building Information Modelling & Management at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters levels.   The programme is managed in the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (SMDT) but is delivered by the complete range of domain-specific BIM experts from across the schools of the College of Engineering and Built Environment.  An intake of 60 students across the disciplines of architecture, engineering, surveying (quantity and geomatics), architectural technology, construction management and facilities management is planned, thus creating an industry-replicating, multidisciplinary environment.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is open to graduates of building design and construction-related programmes, including architects, engineers, surveyors (quantity, geomatics and property), architectural technologists, construction managers and facilities managers. Graduates of related discipline areas with appropriate experience are encouraged to apply.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management is a unique NFQ level 9 programme in Ireland and the approach to MSc-level education is distinctive in relation to programmes available internationally. The demand for professionals skilled in the application of Building Information Modelling technologies and for the management of Building Information Modelling processes is very strong both nationally and internationally. It underpins the needs of a wide range of disciplines in the Built Environment and Engineering for professionals skilled in collaborative design, build, and management processes.  It is expected that graduates of the programme will find employment both within their own disciplines and in emerging collaborative careers as BIM processes become more widely adopted.

The domains of application of Applied Building Information Modelling and Management relevant to this programme include:

  • Architecture & Architectural Technology
  • Construction Management and Technology
  • Engineering: Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Building Services, and associated
  • Geomatics
  • Surveying: Quantity and Property

This programme prepares the graduate to act at wide, and possibly unpredictable, professional levels and within ill-defined contexts in positions of leadership in the area of Building Information Modelling and Management. 

The programme is seeking accreditation from the following professional bodies:

•           Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

•           Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

•           Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

•           Engineers Ireland

•           Irish Institution of Surveyors (IIS)

•           Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)

•           Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Programme Content

Domain Specific Streams (15 credits)

BIM Architecture: 1 Primary Building Elements; 2 Secondary Building Elements; 3 Tertiary Building Elements

BIM Surveying & Construction Management: 1 Introduction to BIM for Construction Managers; 2 Introduction to BIM for Cost and Value Management; 3: Advanced BIM for Construction and Project Management

BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: 1 & 2 Mechanical & Electrical; 3 Appraisal & Validation of Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM)

BIM Geomatics Engineering: 1 Point Cloud Science; 2 Systems and Practise 2; 3 Scan2BIM2Field

Core Modules

Theory and Practice of Building Information Modelling & Management

Federated BIM Model

Collaborative BIM Process

Multidisciplinary BIM Project

Research Skills

Capstone Experience 

Optional Modules

Cross-Domain options: BIM Architecture; or BIM Surveying and Construction Management; or BIM Electrical & Mechanical Engineering; or Geomatics Engineering

BIM 4 Business options: BIM Execution Planning and Project Protocols; or Sustainable BIM Design and Construction; or Understanding Data Set Management and BIM

Programme Delivery

There will be a varied and flexible delivery of the programme including lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, project work, e-learning, problem-based learning, guest lectures, seminars, etc. Students are expected to actively contribute to their own learning and the use of online access to software outside of scheduled class times is essential.  

 

Calendar - Part-time mode

Year One:

September to December: Three sequential, stream specific modules – two evenings per week (18:00-21:00, days tbc)

January to May: Two modules delivered in 4-week contact blocks; one module delivered distributed over the full semester – two evenings per week (18:00-21:00, days tbc)

Year Two:

September to December: One module delivered online; one module delivered over 8-week contact block – two evenings per week (18:00-21:00, days tbc)

January to May: One module delivered for 12 contact weeks; one module delivered over 8 weeks – two evenings per week (18:00-21:00, days tbc)

June to October or September to December: Capstone Experience

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work, team work, individual assignments, reflective writing, and oral and studio-style presentations.  In addition, students of the MSc will be expected to complete a capstone experience.

Timetable / Hours

In part-time mode, contact hours will be scheduled for two evenings (exact days tbc) per week from 18:00-21:00. Students are expected to complete the self-learning hours required of each module, during the timetabled period, through individual and team-based activities facilitated by the online, collaborative resources provided by the programme committee. 

Award

An MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling & Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology will be awarded to participants who also successfully pass the capstone experience after completion of the taught elements of the programme.

Students who do not wish to, or are unable to, complete the research skills and capstone experience modules, having completed all of the taught modules, are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM. 

Students who do not wish to, or are unable to, complete more than the first 30 credits of taught modules of the programme are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies.

Students who exit with the Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate awards may apply to return and complete further stages of the programme in a subsequent academic year, subject to availability and the return of the award documentation.

 

For Further Information

Dr Avril Behan FIS MRSPSoc 
School of Multidisciplinary Technologies 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street,
Dublin 1 
T: =353.(0)1.402 4093 
E: avril.behan@dit.ie  

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get further information about contents and fees for BIM programmes at MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate levels?

See www.dit.ie/bim and Twitter: BIM@DIT

Can I take individual modules?

Currently the BIM Architecture (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Building Elements), Point Cloud Science, Systems & Practice 2, and Geospatial Engineering for BIM module have been validated for independent delivery. The remaining modules on the programme will be validated for independent delivery at the next available opportunity. See www.dit.ie/bim for updates.

Applications are invited for all individual modules and will be considered prior to the beginning of each Semester with places being allocated on the basis of available space and candidate suitability. 

Is it possible to complete the programme on a full-time basis?

Not for 2014/2015. However, depending on demand, the School will review the option of delivering the programme in full-time mode for a January 2015 intake or for the next academic year.

I have already taken DIT’s CPD Diploma in BIM Technologies or Collaborative BIM, can I apply for the MSc programme and can I gain exemptions from modules?

Yes, on both counts. Please see www.dit.ie/bim or contact the programme co-ordinator for detailed information.

On what days will the programme be delivered?

As soon as resourcing decisions have been made, the days of delivery will be published on www.dit.ie/bim

I have trained as an architectural technologist but am working with a mechanical engineering contractor, which stream can I take?

We recommend that you contact the programme co-ordinator to discuss your specific needs and experience.

EU Fees for 2015/2016*

MSc in aBIMM: €6905 (Tuition Fee €6,500 + Student Contribution Charge €405)

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

 For other exit awards see www.dit.ie/bim

 

Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

DT9771 PT

Introduction

Over the past five years the Dublin School of Architecture has developed a range of upskilling programmes in Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) for building design professionals. NZEB is the energy performance standard required under the European Union Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). This Directive requires that all new public buildings must meet the NZEB standard from the end of 2018 onwards, and ALL new buildings from the end of 2020 onwards.  The Directive also provides for the deep renovation of existing buildings to the NZEB standard beyond 2020. Achieving the NZEB standard will require a culture change at all levels in the building industry, from procurement, to design, construction, use and maintenance of the building over its life cycle.  

This will require industry upskilling on an unprecedented scale across the EU. From our experience in developing upskilling programmes over the past five years it is clear that the extent of the knowledge gap within the disciplines of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector is as yet neither appreciated or acknowledged. Recognising the scale of this emerging upskilling challenge the lecturing team in the DIT School of Architecture has developed new skills and teaching methods over the past five years and has prepared a range of new programmes in science based building performance.
 

Programme outline

The Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) (PGCertBP(EED)) programme is a 1 year part time programme, delivered over two semesters, which has been designed to enable professionally qualified architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors to develop skills in energy efficiency design as the basis the design of for new and renovation building projects. The programme combines inline learning assessments with project work and explores a range of design tools required for NZEB design of residential and non-residential building types using a variety of digital modelling and environmental design software applications.

The blended online Postgraduate Certificate sits within a larger MSc and Postgraduate Diploma.

Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

The Postgraduate Certificate aims at up-skilling and refocusing of building design professionals in a range of conceptual analysis tools, centred on energy and thermal performance calculation methodologies, computer modelling and analysis skills, and the application and development of these in a capstone project centred on Nearly Zero Energy Building performance targets.

Semester 1 introduces NZEB context, technologies, U value and cost optimal calculation principles and energy modelling using the SEAI Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP).

Semester 2 focusses on design tools commencing with energy modelling using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), hygrothermal risk assessment using the WUFI Pro application, and 2D thermal modelling using the PsiTherm application.

Each module is assessed through a combination of online computer based formative exercises and summative assessments and the application of module learning to an end of semester capstone project or projects.

On successful completion of the PGCert BP(EED) programme the student will be able to:

  1. Analyse and calculate the thermal performance of new and existing buildings using a range of fabric heat loss calculation methods and computer applications.
  2. Develop building design proposals which incorporate and integrate airtightness design and installation requirements within a whole building energy performance design and construction strategy.
  3. Assess and implement ventilation design strategies which support and compliment a low energy building fabric performance receiving environment.
  4. Execute an assessment of surface condensation risk (fRsi) in building fabric assemblies using linear thermal bridge calculation in order to develop code compliant construction details which manage mould risk.
  5. Execute an assessment of condensation risk analysis in building fabric assemblies using hygrothermal modelling and develop code compliant construction assemblies to manage hygrothermal risk.
  6. Appraise a low energy building design proposal to determine overheating risk potential and propose fabric and services installation mitigation measures to manage overheating risk.
  7. Manipulate building space, layout and orientation to optimise geometry and form factor as a fundamental design driver in achieving passive low energy building performance at optimal cost.
  8. Apply the principles of life cycle cost analysis in selecting fabric interventions, services installations and renewable technologies and apply an understanding of the financial parameters impacting on cost optimality

Career Opportunities

For building design professionals such as architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors, an understanding of NZEB will be critical to professional survival. The NZEB standard will apply to all new public building from the end of 2018 and to all buildings by 2020. The need for NZEB upskilling is clear.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) will be qualified to apply a range of NZEB and building performance design tools to assess the energy performance in new and existing buildings.

They will be able to research and advise on insulation options assessed as safe in accordance with the best international standards and detail, specify and oversee the installation to ensure performance targets are met.

Graduates will understand the dynamics of thermal, moisture and air movement through building fabric and understand the need to design the optimal balance of all three to ensure the integrity of any retrofit solution proposed and protect the structural longevity of the building fabric.

Their skills will be equally applicable to new build work where the principles of building fabric design are significantly more easily accommodated.

With energy analysis skills building on and enhancing their construction industry experience, graduates will be ideally placed to secure employment in the area of energy renovation of the existing building stock – an emerging and expansive field of construction activity across the European Union, in response to the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

MRIAI and RIAI (Arch Tech) graduates will be eligible to apply for RIAI Sustainability Accreditation.

Programme Content

The programme is delivered through a series of modules, some in blended online mode supported by workshops every four weeks, some in traditional part time college-based mode.

Semester 1 of the PGCert is delivered through a series of three 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows:

These modules can combine to form a CPD Diploma in NZEB Tools.

Semester 2 of the PGCert is delivered through a further series of three 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows: 

Assessment

The programme is delivered in blended online mode and comprises online and college based modules. 

Online modules are assessed through a range of computer based assessments while college-based project modules are assessed through a range of techniques including project work, group work, assignments, and presentations.

For Further Information

Programme co-ordinator

Joseph Little - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1
E:  joseph.little@dit.ie

Application Form

To apply please submit a Part-time Application Form

Information Leaflet

FLYER - DT9771 PGCert BP (EED)

Location

College attendance is based in the Dublin School of Architecture, College of Engineering and Built Environment, Linenhall, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Online activities are cloud-based with attendance from the learners workplace or home combined with college based workshops every four weeks.

Award

The Dublin Institute of Technology’s special purpose award of Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the examinations and assessments of the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the programme?

The Postgraduate Certificate programme runs on a part-time basis over two semesters in one academic year.

How does the online mode work?

Students are trained in the use of a variety of online learning applications and tools. All lectures are pre-recorded and uploaded on a dedicated module website. Course material is accessible using handheld devices, making it possible for students to engage interactively and dynamically in learning at any time or place 24/7 subject to broadband coverage.

A formative exercise is issued to all students each week to guide learning. Formative exercises are submitted prior to and form the basis of weekly online webinars which are recorded and available for review.

Students then complete fortnightly online summative assessments which consolidate knowledge as the module progresses.

How frequently do workshop run?

There are four college workshops in Semesters 1 and 2. These form a vital part of the blended online learning experience and enable students to meet and build a sense of network and community.

On what days does the programme run?

College based workshops take place every four weeks, generally on Fridays.

Webinars takes place each week, generally each Tuesday evening 20.00-21.00 and are accessible remotely.

Online summative assessments take place on a fortnightly basis, generally on Thursday evenings 20.00-21.00 and are accessible remotely.

What is the time commitment required for the programme?

The programme requires a weekly commitment of 20 hours per week.

Modules can be taken individually and accumulated over time to achieve the PGCert, PGDip and MSc awards.

How often does the programme run, and when does the next programme begin?

The programme runs annually commencing in September, subject to numbers.

How many places are available?

The target intake for each MSc cohort is 32 students. Priority will be given to students wishing to enrol on the 30 ECTS PGCert year-long cycle.

If there are fewer than 32 eligible applicants for the 30 ECTS PGCert year-long cycle, applicants wishing to enrol on the 15 ECTS CPD Dip semester-long cycle will be offered places to a total maximum cohort of 32.

Students may be admitted to each module as a standalone CPD Certificate, subject to places being available within the total of 32.

How much does it cost?

For information on part time postgraduate fees please click here.

Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

DT9772 PT

Introduction

Over the past five years the Dublin School of Architecture has developed a range of upskilling programmes in Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) for building design professionals. NZEB is the energy performance standard required under the European Union Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). This Directive requires that all new public buildings must meet the NZEB standard from the end of 2018 onwards, and ALL new buildings from the end of 2020 onwards.  The Directive also provides for the deep renovation of existing buildings to the NZEB standard beyond 2020. Achieving the NZEB standard will require a culture change at all levels in the building industry, from procurement, to design, construction, use and maintenance of the building over its life cycle.  

This will require industry upskilling on an unprecedented scale across the EU. From our experience in developing upskilling programmes over the past five years it is clear that the extent of the knowledge gap within the disciplines of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector is as yet neither appreciated or acknowledged. Recognising the scale of this emerging upskilling challenge the lecturing team in the DIT School of Architecture has developed new skills and teaching methods over the past five years and has prepared a range of new programmes in science based building performance.

Programme outline

The Postgraduate Diploma in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) (PGDipBP(EED)) programme is a 2 year part time programme, delivered over four semesters, which has been designed to enable professionally qualified architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors to develop skills in energy efficiency design for new and renovation building projects. The programme is project based and explores a range of new build and renovation design strategies for residential and non-residential building types using a variety of digital modelling and environmental design software applications. 

The Postgraduate Diploma sits within a larger MSc and comprises two elements, the first being a blended online Postgraduate Certificate which underpins and leads to the Postgraduate Diploma.

Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

The first element is the Postgraduate Certificate aims at up-skilling and refocusing of building design professionals in a range of conceptual analysis tools, centred on energy and thermal performance calculation methodologies, computer modelling and analysis skills, and the application and development of these in a capstone project centred on Nearly Zero Energy Building performance targets. 

Semester 1 introduces NZEB context, technologies, U value and cost optimal calculation principles and energy modelling using the SEAI Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP).

Semester 2 focusses on design tools commencing with energy modelling using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), hygrothermal risk assessment using the WUFI Pro application, and 2D thermal modelling using the PsiTherm application.

Each module is assessed through a combination of online computer based formative exercises and summative assessments and the application of module learning to an end of semester capstone project or projects.

On successful completion of the PGCert BP(EED) programme the student will be able to:

  1. Analyse and calculate the thermal performance of new and existing buildings using a range of fabric heat loss calculation methods and computer applications.
  2. Develop building design proposals which incorporate and integrate airtightness design and installation requirements within a whole building energy performance design and construction strategy.
  3. Assess and implement ventilation design strategies which support and compliment a low energy building fabric performance receiving environment.
  4. Execute an assessment of surface condensation risk (fRsi) in building fabric assemblies using linear thermal bridge calculation in order to develop code compliant construction details which manage mould risk.
  5. Execute an assessment of condensation risk analysis in building fabric assemblies using hygrothermal modelling and develop code compliant construction assemblies to manage hygrothermal risk.
  6. Appraise a low energy building design proposal to determine overheating risk potential and propose fabric and services installation mitigation measures to manage overheating risk.
  7. Manipulate building space, layout and orientation to optimise geometry and form factor as a fundamental design driver in achieving passive low energy building performance at optimal cost.
  8. Apply the principles of life cycle cost analysis in selecting fabric interventions, services installations and renewable technologies and apply an understanding of the financial parameters impacting on cost optimality.

Postgraduate Diploma in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

The second element is the Postgraduate Diploma aims at the further development and application of new build and renovation-focussed technical design skills, and the application of these in more complex NZEB new and renovation design projects.

The project focus is on domestic and non-domestic buildings characterised by receiving contexts with both steady state and dynamic performance design parameters, developing a skill set applicable to both Irish and international technical design and legislative contexts. Projects will require prediction of energy usage on a whole building basis and the use of interactive digital modelling systems to achieve Nearly Zero Energy Building performance targets.

Semester 3 introduces sustainability metrics and explores multi-unit residential buildings.

Semester 4 introduces dynamic simulation tools and explores office building types.

On successful completion of the PGDip BP(EED) programme the student will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse existing buildings and new designs to determine under-performance and failure in thermal performance and energy consumption.
  2. Develop optimal NZEB design strategies and interventions which address underlying building physics principles, energy performance criteria, buildability, capital cost, energy savings & life cycle costing and energy-related legislative requirements.
  3. Analyse and differentiate energy use patterns and profiles of an existing building and develop low energy design strategies to achieve performance.
  4. Select and utilise appropriate energy analysis tools to carry out an energy profile of existing buildings and new designs with an understanding of residential and non-residential energy rating calculation methods.
  5. Assess and model the energy, carbon and environmental comfort impacts of design proposals and deep energy renovation interventions using a range of energy analysis tools, including steady state methods and dynamic simulation.

Career Opportunities

For building design professionals such as architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors, an understanding of NZEB will be critical to professional survival. The NZEB standard will apply to all new public building from the end of 2018 and to all buildings by 2020. The need for NZEB upskilling is clear.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) will be uniquely qualified to design and assess the energy performance in new and existing building typologies including multi-unit residential and non-domestic typologies measured against national performance metrics. 

They will be able to research and advise on insulation options assessed as safe in accordance with the best international standards and detail, specify and oversee the installation to ensure performance targets are met.

Graduates will understand the dynamics of thermal, moisture and air movement through building fabric and design the optimal balance of all three to ensure the integrity of any retrofit solution proposed and protect the structural longevity of the building fabric.

In short they will be leaders in the field of retrofit assessment and design. Their skills will be equally applicable to new build work where the principles of building fabric design are significantly more easily accommodated.

With energy analysis skills building on and enhancing their construction industry experience, graduates will be ideally placed to secure employment in the area of energy renovation of the existing building stock – an emerging and expansive field of construction activity across the European Union, in response to the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

MRIAI and RIAI (Arch Tech) graduates will be eligible to apply for RIAI Sustainability Accreditation.

Programme Content

The programme is delivered through a series of modules, some in blended online mode supported by workshops every four weeks, some in traditional part time college-based mode. 

Semester 1 of the PGCert is delivered through a series of three 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows:

These modules can combine to form a CPD Diploma in NZEB Tools.

Semester 2 of the PGCert is delivered through a further series of three 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows: 

Semester 3 of the PGDip is delivered through a combination of 5 ECTS blended online and10 ECTS traditional part time college-based project modules as follows: 

Semester 4 of the PGDip is also delivered through a combination of 5 ECTS blended online and 10 ECTS traditional part time college-based project modules as follows: 

 

Assessment

The programme is delivered in blended online mode and comprises online and college based modules. 

Online modules are assessed through a range of computer based assessments while college-based project modules are assessed through a range of techniques including project work, group work, assignments, and presentations.

 

For Further Information

Programme co-ordinator

Joseph Little - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1
E: joseph.little@dit.ie

Application Form

To apply please submit a Part-time Application Form

Information Leaflet

DT9772 PGDipBT(EED) flyer

Location

College attendance is based in the Dublin School of Architecture, College of Engineering and Built Environment, Linenhall, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1 

Online activities are cloud-based with attendance from the learners workplace or home combined with college based workshops every four weeks.

Award

The Dublin Institute of Technology’s major award of Postgraduate Diploma in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the examinations and assessments of the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the programme?

The Postgraduate Diploma programme runs on a part-time basis over 2 years. 

The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma elements can be completed on a part-time basis, each over two semesters in one academic year.

How does the online mode work?

Students are trained in the use of a variety of online learning applications and tools. All lectures are pre-recorded and uploaded on a dedicated module website. Course material is accessible using handheld devices, making it possible for students to engage interactively and dynamically in learning at any time or place 24/7 subject to broadband coverage.

A formative exercise is issued to all students each week to guide learning. Formative exercises are submitted prior to and form the basis of weekly online webinars which are recorded and available for review.

Students then complete fortnightly online summative assessments which consolidate knowledge as the module progresses.

How frequently do workshop run?

There are four college workshops in Semesters 1 and 2. These form a vital part of the blended online learning experience and enable students to meet and build a sense of network and community.

On what days does the programme run?

College based workshops take place every four weeks, generally on Fridays.

Webinars takes place each week, generally each Tuesday evening 20.00-21.00 and are accessible remotely.

Online summative assessments take place on a fortnightly basis, generally on Thursday evenings 20.00-21.00 and are accessible remotely.

What is the time commitment required for the programme?

The programme requires a weekly commitment of 20 hours per week.

Modules can be taken individually and accumulated over time to achieve the PGCert, PGDip and MSc awards.

How often does the programme run, and when does the next programme begin?

The programme runs annually commencing in September, subject to numbers.

How many places are available?

The target intake for each MSc cohort is 32 students. Priority will be given to students wishing to enrol on the 30 ECTS PGCert year-long cycle.

If there are fewer than 32 eligible applicants for the 30 ECTS PGCert year-long cycle, applicants wishing to enrol on the 15 ECTS CPD Dip semester-long cycle will be offered places to a total maximum cohort of 32.

Students may be admitted to each module as a standalone CPD Certificate, subject to places being available within the total of 32.

How much does it cost?

For information on part time postgraduate fees please click here.

 

Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

DT9773 PT

Introduction

Over the past five years the Dublin School of Architecture has developed a range of upskilling programmes in Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) for building design professionals. NZEB is the energy performance standard required under the European Union Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). This Directive requires that all new public buildings must meet the NZEB standard from the end of 2018 onwards, and ALL new buildings from the end of 2020 onwards.  The Directive also provides for the deep renovation of existing buildings to the NZEB standard beyond 2020. Achieving the NZEB standard will require a culture change at all levels in the building industry, from procurement, to design, construction, use and maintenance of the building over its life cycle. 

This will require industry upskilling on an unprecedented scale across the EU. From our experience in developing upskilling programmes over the past five years it is clear that the extent of the knowledge gap within the disciplines of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector is as yet neither appreciated or acknowledged. Recognising the scale of this emerging upskilling challenge the lecturing team in the DIT School of Architecture has developed new skills and teaching methods over the past five years and has prepared a range of new programmes in science based building performance.

Programme outline

The MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) (MSc BP(EED)) programme is a 2.5 year part time programme, delivered over five semesters, which has been designed to enable professionally qualified architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors to develop skills in energy efficiency design for new and renovation building projects. The programme is project based and explores a range of new build and renovation design strategies for residential and non-residential building types using a variety of digital modelling and environmental design software applications.

The MSc is a nested programme comprising three elements 

Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

The first element is the Postgraduate Certificate aims at up-skilling and refocusing of building design professionals in a range of conceptual analysis tools, centred on energy and thermal performance calculation methodologies, computer modelling and analysis skills, and the application and development of these in a capstone project centred on Nearly Zero Energy Building performance targets.

Semester 1 introduces NZEB context, technologies, U value and cost optimal calculation principles and energy modelling using the SEAI Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP).

Semester 2 focusses on design tools commencing with energy modelling using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), hygrothermal risk assessment using the WUFI Pro application, and 2D thermal modelling using the PsiTherm application.

Each module is assessed through a combination of online computer based formative exercises and summative assessments and the application of module learning to an end of semester capstone project or projects.

On successful completion of the PGCert BP(EED) programme the student will be able to:

  1. Analyse and calculate the thermal performance of new and existing buildings using a range of fabric heat loss calculation methods and computer applications.
  2. Develop building design proposals which incorporate and integrate airtightness design and installation requirements within a whole building energy performance design and construction strategy.
  3. Assess and implement ventilation design strategies which support and compliment a low energy building fabric performance receiving environment.
  4. Execute an assessment of surface condensation risk (fRsi) in building fabric assemblies using linear thermal bridge calculation in order to develop code compliant construction details which manage mould risk.
  5. Execute an assessment of condensation risk analysis in building fabric assemblies using hygrothermal modelling and develop code compliant construction assemblies to manage hygrothermal risk.
  6. Appraise a low energy building design proposal to determine overheating risk potential and propose fabric and services installation mitigation measures to manage overheating risk.
  7. Manipulate building space, layout and orientation to optimise geometry and form factor as a fundamental design driver in achieving passive low energy building performance at optimal cost.
  8. Apply the principles of life cycle cost analysis in selecting fabric interventions, services installations and renewable technologies and apply an understanding of the financial parameters impacting on cost optimality.

Postgraduate Diploma in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

The second element is the Postgraduate Diploma aims at the further development and application of new build and renovation-focussed technical design skills, and the application of these in more complex NZEB new and renovation design projects.

The project focus is on domestic and non-domestic buildings characterised by receiving contexts with both steady state and dynamic performance design parameters, developing a skill set applicable to both Irish and international technical design and legislative contexts. Projects will require prediction of energy usage on a whole building basis and the use of interactive digital modelling systems to achieve Nearly Zero Energy Building performance targets.

Semester 3 introduces sustainability metrics and explores multi-unit residential buildings.

Semester 4 introduces dynamic simulation tools and explores office building types.

On successful completion of the PGDip BP(EED) programme the student will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse existing buildings and new designs to determine under-performance and failure in thermal performance and energy consumption.
  2. Develop optimal NZEB design strategies and interventions which address underlying building physics principles, energy performance criteria, buildability, capital cost, energy savings & life cycle costing and energy-related legislative requirements.
  3. Analyse and differentiate energy use patterns and profiles of an existing building and develop low energy design strategies to achieve performance.
  4. Select and utilise appropriate energy analysis tools to carry out an energy profile of existing buildings and new designs with an understanding of residential and non-residential energy rating calculation methods.
  5. Assess and model the energy, carbon and environmental comfort impacts of design proposals and deep energy renovation interventions using a range of energy analysis tools, including steady state methods and dynamic simulation.

MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

The third element is the MSc which focusses on a research dissertation project exploring a topic relevant to energy efficiency design and technology.

In final stage of the programme, students are required to select a research topic, choose and test a research approach, evaluate the results achieved and develop a final dissertation. This will be an original piece of work exploring a topic relevant to energy retrofit technology, through a combination of applied research based on and further developing a specific aspect of a preceding energy retrofit technology design project, supported by a 7000-10000 word written dissertation.

On successful completion of the MSc BP(EED) programme the student will be able to:

  1. Engage in high level research in the area of building performance and energy efficiency design and deep renovation technology.
  2. Provide specialist professional technical services at the forefront of the building performance and energy efficiency design and deep renovation field of learning. 
  3. Provide leadership and engage creatively in a collaborative multi-disciplinary research and design environment. 
  4. Apply relevant principles of building physics and mathematical calculation in the development of technically robust energy efficient design and deep renovation research and design propositions within their discipline. 
  5. Make critical judgements based on scientific principles within a changing and ill-defined technological context, with an ability to analyse and measure novel and emerging technological propositions against building performance and energy efficiency design data and metrics.
  6. Record and present project case studies and design proposals using appropriate professional and academic report writing conventions.

Career Opportunities

For building design professionals such as architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors, an understanding of NZEB will be critical to professional survival. The NZEB standard will apply to all new public building from the end of 2018 and to all buildings by 2020. The need for NZEB upskilling is clear.

Graduates of the MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) will be uniquely qualified to research and assess the energy performance in new and existing building typologies including multi-unit residential and non-domestic typologies measured against national performance metrics.

They will be able to research and advise on insulation options assessed as safe in accordance with the best international standards and detail, specify and oversee the installation to ensure performance targets are met.

Graduates will understand the dynamics of thermal, moisture and air movement through building fabric and design the optimal balance of all three to ensure the integrity of any retrofit solution proposed and protect the structural longevity of the building fabric.

In short they will be leaders in the field of retrofit assessment and design. Their skills will be equally applicable to new build work where the principles of building fabric design are significantly more easily accommodated.

With energy analysis skills building on and enhancing their construction industry experience, graduates will be ideally placed to secure employment in the area of energy renovation of the existing building stock – an emerging and expansive field of construction activity across the European Union, in response to the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

MRIAI and RIAI (Arch Tech) graduates will be eligible to apply for RIAI Sustainability Accreditation.

Programme Content

The programme is delivered through a series of modules, some in blended online mode supported by workshops every four weeks, some in traditional part time college-based mode.

Semester 1 of the PGCert is delivered through a series of three 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows:

These modules can combine to form a CPD Diploma in NZEB Tools.

Semester 2 of the PGCert is delivered through a further series of three 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows: 

Semester 3 of the PGDip is delivered through a combination of 5 ECTS blended online and10 ECTS traditional part time college-based project modules as follows: 

Semester 4 of the PGDip is also delivered through a combination of 5 ECTS blended online and 10 ECTS traditional part time college-based project modules as follows: 

Semester 5 of the MSc is delivered through two 5 ECTS research modules and a 20 ECTS Building Performance Research Dissertation and Project modules as follows: 

Assessment

The programme is delivered in blended online mode and comprises online and college based modules.

Online modules are assessed through a range of computer based assessments while college-based project modules are assessed through a range of techniques including project work, group work, assignments, and presentations.

For Further Information

Programme co-ordinator

Joseph Little - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1
E: joseph.little@dit.ie

Application Form

To apply please submit: Part-time Application Form

Information Leaflet

FLYER - DT9773 MScBP(EED)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the programme?

The MSc programme runs on a part-time basis over 2.5 years.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma elements can be completed on a part-time basis, each over two semesters in one academic year.

How does the online mode work?

Students are trained in the use of a variety of online learning applications and tools. All lectures are pre-recorded and uploaded on a dedicated module website. Course material is accessible using handheld devices, making it possible for students to engage interactively and dynamically in learning at any time or place 24/7 subject to broadband coverage.

A formative exercise is issued to all students each week to guide learning. Formative exercises are submitted prior to and form the basis of weekly online webinars which are recorded and available for review.

Students then complete fortnightly online summative assessments which consolidate knowledge as the module progresses.

How frequently do workshop run?

There are four college workshops in Semesters 1 and 2. These form a vital part of the blended online learning experience and enable students to meet and build a sense of network and community.

On what days does the programme run?

College based workshops take place every four weeks, generally on Fridays.

Webinars takes place each week, generally each Tuesday evening 20.00-21.00 and are accessible remotely.

Online summative assessments take place on a fortnightly basis, generally on Thursday evenings 20.00-21.00 and are accessible remotely.

What is the time commitment required for the programme?

The programme requires a weekly commitment of 20 hours per week.

Modules can be taken individually and accumulated over time to achieve the PGCert, PGDip and MSc awards.

How often does the programme run, and when does the next programme begin?

The programme runs annually commencing in September, subject to numbers.

How many places are available?

The target intake for each MSc cohort is 32 students. Priority will be given to students wishing to enrol on the 30 ECTS PGCert year-long cycle.

If there are fewer than 32 eligible applicants for the 30 ECTS PGCert year-long cycle, applicants wishing to enrol on the 15 ECTS CPD Dip semester-long cycle will be offered places to a total maximum cohort of 32. 

Students may be admitted to each module as a standalone CPD Certificate, subject to places being available within the total of 32.

How much does it cost?

For information on part time postgraduate fees please click here.

Business (International) / Gnó (Idirnáisiúnta)

DT350 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This course is an exciting one-year programme dedicated to growing business graduates into the international business people of the future. Internationally Ireland and Irish business is renowned for having a global outlook, illustrated by the country's success at attracting MNC's, and the accomplishments of indigenous champions. This programme will capitalise on this well-deserved reputation to attract an international diverse mix of business graduates, which is just part of the key philosophy of the programme- 'Everything global'.

Career Opportunities

The target audience for this pre-experience and postgraduate qualification is primarily graduate students who wish to build on their existing learning and have an aspiration to reach a senior management position in an international business. We envisage that graduates of the course are likely to be attracted into a diverse range of International Business environments, including international markets management, international management, international marketing, international operations management, enterprise management, general management, cross cultural management, managing subsidiaries, cross cultural product and brand management and international finance and economics roles. There is also a range of opportunities in the public sector; analytical and promotional roles would be available to the participants in enterprise/industrial agencies and in the educational sector. The career path chosen by the participant will depend on the graduate's background and the topic chosen for the dissertation.

Course Content

The philosophy underlying this MSc in International Business is to focus on providing a rigorous business education for high calibre graduates to prepare them for lifelong careers in international business. It is intended that students will have already undertaken their academic formation in a variety of business disciplines and that this course will both broaden and deepen their intellectual capacity in the theme of international business. Each element of the programme is designed to act as a building block towards further academic development.

There are four elements to the programme.

Part 1

The first semester, is classroom based and runs from September to the end of December. It introduces participants to a range of subjects in the area of International Business-

  • International Strategic Management
  • International Organisational Behaviour and HRM
  • International Marketing
  • International Operations Management and Information Systems
  • International Regulatory Environment
  • International Finance and Economics

Part 2

The first half of the second semester is an eclectic range of multi-disciplinary seminars, delivered by a range of visiting academics and practitioners, as well as DIT's faculty members, each seminar dealing with a topic at the cutting edge of the discipline of International Business. This series is organised into four themes and runs from early January to late February. Usually it also assists students in finding a research topic for their dissertation.

Part 3

A unique feature of this programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake a group-based consulting project in an international context for real-world clients. Teams are assigned to projects in February. Early in March they prepare a work plan in consultation with their client and undertake background research and analysis. In early April teams spend around 1 week on assignment in an international business school before returning to DIT to complete the project.

Part 4

The capstone of this programmer is the dissertation, which involves independent learning in the completion of a research task (submitted during early September), under the guidance of a supervisor.

Location

College of Business, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Timetable / Hours

Available soon

Award

Graduates are eligible for the award of MSc in International Business of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Programme Director

Alex Gibson
School of Marketing 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01-402 4461

E: alex.gibson@dit.ie

TW @thepersuaders

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees for click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

Business & Entrepreneurship / Gnó agus Fiontraíocht

DT353 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The MSc in Business and Entrepreneurship is an exciting one-year programme dedicated to transforming Science, Engineering, Social Science and Technology graduates into leaders who will guide and create tomorrow's businesses (Note: business graduates, or those with a substantial business component to their undergraduate degree, are not eligible for this programme). It aims to achieve this through providing participants with the acumen to successfully move ideas and innovations into commercial practice. In doing so, it addresses Ireland's need to maintain competitiveness by cultivating cross-functional, entrepreneurial graduates. This programme draws on the unique capability and reputation of the Dublin Institute of Technology, which was founded from the fusion of Ireland's oldest and most successful business and technology colleges.

Career Opportunities

The programme provides participants with the skills and orientation towards enterprise creation, either in an existing business or as a start-up. Graduates will have enhanced career prospects for a wide range of posts in Irish and international businesses.

Course Content

Studies in Semester 1 cover the subjects of Strategy, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management, Venture Finance and Law. Such accelerated learning is designed to give participants the conceptual tools needed to analyse business situations and to undertake business planning.  In tandem, participants engage in the initial stages of work on two separate substantive elements of the programme within a seminar/workshop format: (i) the product development project and business development plan; and (ii) the dissertation. 

Building on learning from the first semester, studies in Semester 2 cover the subjects of Creativity, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management, Accounting, Law and Taxation.  Work also continues on the product development project and business development plan, with support available through weekly group sessions with the module advisors for the 12 class weeks of the semester.  Participants then work on their own through to submission of the joint project/plan document in early September.  In tandem, participants move to greater engagement with their dissertation research and have the opportunity to work 1-to-1 for a total of four hours with an assigned advisor up to mid-June, at which point participants work on their own through to submission of the dissertation in early September.  Submission of both the joint project/plan document and the dissertation marks the end of the programme.

Assessment

For each of the five taught modules, assessment comprises individual and group coursework and end of semester examinations. The dissertation, product development project and business plan are assessed on the basis of work submitted at set points during the year and on the final submitted documents.

Location

The programme is currently delivered at DIT’s Aungier Street campus. Over and above the state of the art library, the superb IT facilities and the excellent lecture theatres, participants conduct much of their work by means of a dedicated Intranet site.

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

The programme is aimed at graduates from Science, Engineering, Social Science and Technology related disciplines who wish to acquire the business skills to identify and exploit business opportunities; 

  • Aspire to leadership positions in knowledge-based industries;
  • Need to acquire business knowledge to start and operate new ventures;
  • Desire to be effective catalysts in rapidly changing, innovative and competitive organisations; and
  • Have the requisite ability to engage with a masters level programme. 

(Note: business graduates, or those with a substantial business component to their undergraduate degree, are not eligible for this programme.)

Timetable / Hours

The programme takes 52 weeks of a participant’s life, with 24 weeks dedicated to class tuition.  A range of other ad-hoc activities also require participation throughout the year.  So, while there is space for other activities over the year, participants are reminded that this is a full-time programme and that a full-time commitment is both necessary and expected.

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Master of Science (Business and Entrepreneurship) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Dr Anthony Paul Buckley
Programme Director 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 7114 
E: anthony.buckley@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please click here.

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

Child, Family and Community Studies / Léann Leanaí, Teaghlach agus Pobal

DT576 FT DT577 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme will be of interest to graduates of early education, social care, psychology, sociology, community studies and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the broad social services delivery area (example, social work, youth work, teaching, community work, early education, family support work).

The overall aim of the Masters is to examine how human capacity can be enhanced across the lifespan in the socio-educational sector. It will provide participants with a critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enabling individuals and groups to realise their potential as human persons and participative communities. The programme aims to educate students to high levels of contemporary theoretical awareness in fields central to social services provision and to create an atmosphere of rigorous academic enquiry and writing.

MA in Child, Family & Community Studies

Career Opportunities

Many participants on the MA in Child, Family and Community Studies already have practice experience and use the MA to develop their careers in different directions or to move in to management roles. Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of sectors including development and policy work in social care, early childhood education and the voluntary care sector. It is not necessary to have prior professional experience, however, to find the programme beneficial for career development.

Course Content

Students shall take core modules in:

  • Perspectives on Family and Community
  • Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Social Care
  • Transitions across the lifespan
  • Management practice and theory
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

In addition, students shall select two from the following modules

  • Interventions in child and adolescent mental health
  • Contemporary issues in the early years
  • Youth Offending and Youth Justice Perspectives
  • Risk, Vulnerability and the protection of children and vulnerable adults
  • Victimology
  • Perspectives on Ageing

Timetable / Hours

The programme will be a taught modularised programme, delivered in semesters of 15 weeks duration (12 weeks teaching, 1 review week and 2 weeks assessment). The programme will be offered in both full-time and part-time modes. Students may take the taught programme on a full-time basis over two semesters and complete a dissertation in the third semester. For students taking the programme on a part-time basis, coursework is completed over four semesters and a dissertation in the semester following. Students who do not wish to pursue the programme to Master level may opt to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Child, Family and Community Studies after the completion of 60 credits of coursework.

Award

MA in Child, Family and Community Studies

For Further Information

Dr Ann Marie Halpenny
School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Tourism
Dept of Social Sciences 
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7 
T: 01-402 4255 
E: Annmarie.halpenny@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

MA in Child, Family & Community Studies

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Clinical Laboratory Science / Eolaíocht Saotharlainne Chliniciúil

DT236P PT

Introduction

Please note, due to the great demand for this programme early application is essential. Applications for places on this course will be assessed promptly when received. You are thus strongly advised to apply early for this programme.

This MSc programme is designed to equip students with a mixture of skills which integrate the basic and applied life sciences, general research methodology and transferrable skills. This particular skill-mix is essential for the unique responsibilities of the senior medical and/or research scientist and provides a foundation for lifelong learning in this area. These skills will enhance employability in a variety of laboratory settings, including hospital pathology laboratories, advanced research facilities and other diagnostic environments. Throughout the programme particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of the pathology laboratory in the diagnostic process.

This programme is accredited by both the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science (AMLS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). It part-fulfills the criteria for employment as a senior medical scientist (see https://www.acslm.ie/membership/qualifications for further information).

For information contact the Programme Office, Tel: 353-1-4024709 or Email: clinlab.science@dit.ie

Career Opportunities

Graduates have the opportunity to take up senior posts in the clinical pathology service, in the hospital pathology sector, biomedical industry and research institutes.

Course Content

This is a fully modularized programme which consists of eight taught modules and an experimental research project. Five of these modules are founded on core topics designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding in the molecular basis and laboratory detection of human disease and to equip them with essential transferable skills for scientific and professional development:

  • Research Methods and Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology and Immunology
  • Advanced Diagnostic Methods and Bioinformatics
  • Laboratory Management
  • Biological Basis of Disease

The remaining taught modules are selected from a panel of modules which address multidisciplinary contemporary themes in Biomedical Science:

  • Pathogenesis of Myeloproliferative and Lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Metabolic & Endocrine Disorders
  • Trends in Microbial Diagnostics, Epidemiological Typing and Healthcare-associated Infections
  • Transfusion Science
  • Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of  Cancer in Cellular Pathology and Clinical Cytology
  • Automation and Point-of-Care Analysis
  • Red Cell Structure and Metabolism, Immunohaematology
  • Virology, Mycology and Infections in the Compromised Host
  • Haemostasis: Recent Developments, Diagnosis and Management
  • Diagnostic Immunology and Transplantation
  • Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunity and Antimicrobial Resistance

These specialist modules are selected from a panel of modular option groups which allows customisation of the programme. Finally, students are required to undertake of an experimental research project in a particular specialist discipline.

Download the programme specification document here;

Programme Specification for MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science

Further Information

School of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
T: 01-402 4643
E: clinlab.science@dit.ie

Course Chair - Dr. Steve Meaney
T: 01-402 4643
E: steve.meaney@dit.ie

Assessment

There is a broad range of assessment components across the different modules. Representative assessments may include the following

  • Devise a strategy to establish and validate an assay for an emerging biomarker;
  • Literature review or dissertation;
  • Oral presentation (e.g. clinical workplace case study);
  • Practical data analysis and interpretation;
  • Preparation of an application to an institutional research ethics committee or funding body, and evaluation of that of a fellow student;
  • Preparation of a lay summary of a current scientific article;
  • Workplace audit.

Timetable / Hours

The part-time programme involves students attending tuition over a two year period. This programme is delivered by using a combination of blended learning, day-release and block-release formats over the course of two academic years. In addition to this formal instruction, students are expected to engage in self-directed learning, course work, assignments, tutor interaction and project work during the remaining time. In total there are about 45 days of college based tuition spread over two years. Students who are in employment will be required to organise release from their employment to attend this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the fees for this programme?

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Computing (Applied) for Technologists / Ríomhaireacht (Feidhmeach) do Theicneolaithe

DT090A FT

Please register interest with avril.behan@dit.ie  for next intake in September 2017

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme is a one-year full-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in Technological or related disciplines. The course is aimed at providing graduates with a high level of applied computing skills. The successful graduates will be able to apply and develop these technologies successfully in their own professional areas.

Career Opportunities

This course will provide engineers and technologists with a strategic understanding of applied computing. It will equip the successful graduate for a career as a computing specialist in engineering, technology or the computing industry. The graduates of this course have been particularly successful in gaining employment in the IT industry in Ireland.

Course Content

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: 12 one-semester taught modules, each worth 5 ECTS credits,  must be completed from the following set: 

 Operating Systems  Programming in Java
 Networks  Algorithms & Data Structures
 Database Systems  Software Engineering
 Artificial Intelligence  Software Management
 Image Processing  Introduction to Numerical Methods
 Image & Video Compression  Numerical Methods for ODEs & PDEs
 Graphics & Computer Modelling  Engineering Systems Simulation
 Advanced Rendering & Animation  

 

Students successfully completing the 12 taught modules will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma award. For the MSc award, students must additionally complete a research dissertation, worth 30 ECTS credits.

Assessment

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Each taught module is assessed via coursework assignments and an end-of-semester exam. Coursework is worth up to 40% of each module’s mark. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work carried out and the presentation of the thesis.

Timetable / Hours

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Students will be required to attend for approximately 18 hours per week and attendance will be required each day.

Further Information

Dr Avril Behan
School of Multidisciplinary Technologies 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 4093 
F: 01 402 3999 
E: avril.behan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU fees for 2015/16

For information on full time postgraduate fees for 2015/16 please click here.

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Computing (Applied) for Technologists /Ríomhaireacht (Feidhmeach) do Theicneolaithe

DT093A PT

Sept 2017 intake to be confirmed.  Please register interest with avril.behan@dit.ie

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme is a two-year part-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in the Technological or related disciplines. The course is aimed at providing graduates with a high level of applied computing skills. The successful graduates will be able to apply and develop these technologies successfully in their own professional areas.

Career Opportunities

This course will provide engineers and technologists with a strategic understanding of applied computing. It will equip the successful graduate for a career as a computing specialist in engineering, technology or the computing industry. The graduates of this course have been particularly successful in gaining employment in the IT industry in Ireland.

Course Content

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: 12 one-semester taught modules, each worth 5 ECTS credits, must be completed from the following set:

 Operating Systems  Programming in Java
 Networks  Algorithms & Data Structures
 Database Systems  Software Engineering
 Artificial Intelligence  Software Management
 Image Processing  Introduction to Numerical Methods
 Image & Video Compression  Numerical Methods for ODEs & PDEs
 Graphics & Computer Modeling  Engineering Systems Simulation
 Advanced Rendering & Animation  

Students successfully completing the 12 taught modules will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma award. For the MSc award, students must additionally complete a research dissertation, worth 30 ECTS credits. 

Assessment

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Each taught module is assessed via course work assignments and an end-of-semester exam. Coursework is worth up to 40% of each module's mark. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work carried out and the presentation of the thesis.

Timetable / Hours

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Students will normally be required to attend for two evenings per week for formal classes. The first year programme will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The second year programme will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Students should note that they will be required to attend on other occasions and / or at other times. Students are advised that they should have access to computer facilities outside of the DIT.

Further Information

Dr Avril Behan
School of Multidisciplinary Technologies 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 4093 
F: 01 402 3999 
E: avril.behan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees for 2015/2016

For information on part time postgraduate fees for 2015/16 please click here

For further information on module fees for 2015/16 please click here 

For information on funding please see this link:

Computing (Fundamentals of) Masters Qualifier / Ríomhaireacht (Buntosca) Sept & Jan intakes)

DT265B (Sept) DT8266 (Jan) FT

Part-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

The MSc in Computing Masters Qualifier will offer graduates in non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing.   The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly.

Graduates of the Masters Qualifier exit with a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Course Content

Object-Oriented Software Development

Information Systems

Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks

Web and User Interface Design

Systems Analysis and Testing

Progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Students who do not achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress to the Higher Diploma in Computing (DT265) programme where they can take one additional semester to help prepare for progression to the MSc in Computing programme.

Who Should Apply?

Graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees in non computing disciplines who want to get the core computing skills necessary to be eligible for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programmes.  

Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate analytic ability and numeracy.

Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Andrea Curley

T: 01 402 4950/2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Fees 

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on part time postgraduate fee please see link.

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

 

Computing (Fundamentals of) / Ríomhaireacht (Buntosca) Masters Qualifier

DT265C PT

Full-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

The MSc in Computing Masters Qualifier will offer graduates in non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing.   The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly.

Graduates of the Masters Qualifier exit with a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Course Content

Object-Oriented Software Development

Information Systems

Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks

Web and User Interface Design

Systems Analysis and Testing

Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Andrea Curley

T: 01 402 2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Students who do not achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress to the Higher Diploma in Computing (DT265) programme where they can take one additional semester to help prepare for progression to the MSc in Computing programme.

Who Should Apply?

Graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees in non computing disciplines who want to get the core computing skills necessary to be eligible for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programmes.     

Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate analytic ability and numeracy.

Timetable / Hours

For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.                 

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.00.   Attendance on Saturdays may be required for some modules.

Fees 

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

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For information on funding please see the following link:

Computing / Ríomhaireacht, Higher Diploma

DT265A PT

Introduction

This programme is designed to provide an entry path for Bachelors Honours graduates in other numerate disciplines into graduate entry level careers in computing. The philosophy behind the programme is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn quickly a focused subset of computing knowledge to level 8. Learners on the programme will acquire core knowledge of computing concepts in the first part of the programme, They will then progress to a deeper knowledge in their chosen specialisation.

Specialisations available include the following:

  • Software Development
  • Data Analytics

Note that not all specialisms may run each year.

Career Opportunities

It is expected that students will, at a minimum, obtain a work placement or internship with associated industrial partners for a 6 month period. It is anticipated that in many cases these placements may lead to a full time offer of employment with the company. This possibility is strengthened by the flexibility to tailor the specialisation and project to the needs of the company. Internships or work placements are seen as crucial to providing graduates with the context and confidence in their new knowledge.

As students on this programme will have a primary degree, a Higher Diploma (Level 8 Conversion) and relevant experience, they will, on successful completion of the programme, be eligible for entry into specialist computing MSc programmes which are available through both full and part-time modes of delivery. The advantage of this approach is that it will ensure that the graduates of the higher diploma will be demonstrably of an appropriate level 8 standard.

Course Content

Core Modules

Object-Oriented Software Development 1

Information Systems

Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks

Web and User Interface Design

Systems Analysis and Testing

 

Software Development Specialisation Modules

Enterprise Application Development

Object-Oriented Software Development 2

Programming for Mobile and Smart Devices

Project

Work Placement

 

Data Analytics Specialisation Modules

Data Analytics

Probability Models and Statistical Inference

Advanced Databases

Project

Work Placement

For Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Contact: Dr Bianca Schoen-Phelan
T: 01 402 4767
E: dt265-group@dit.ie

Contact Email Addresses

dt265-group@dit.ie

Progression

Students can choose to exit with a CPD Certificate in Fundamentals of Computing on completion of the core computing modules (30 ECTS) or a CPD Certificate in Computing on completion of the core computing and the specialism modules (60 ECTS). These certificates are considered by DIT as Masters Qualifiers for the MSc in Computing Programmes offered in the DIT School of Computing. Students who achieve a particular threshold grade in these certificates will be eligible for entry into these MSc in Computing programmes.

Students will be eligible to achieve the Higher Diploma award on successful completion of all core and specialism modules as well as work placement. HDip graduates will be eligible for entry into specialist computing MSc programmes.

Who Should Apply?

Graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees in other numerate disciplines who wish to extend their skills into graduate entry level careers in computing.

Timetable / Hours

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.

Fees

This programme is currently funded under the HEA ICT Skills Initiative (Graduate Conversion programme) and is therefore fully funded and offered full-time at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications without fees to graduates of engineering, science and similar disciplines. Eligibility information is available here. To apply for funding, applications must be made via the Springboard website.

Confirmation of continued funding support for the programme will be available in May.

The programme is also available to fee paying applicants in Sept 2017.

EU Fees

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Applications for funded places should be made through the HEA Springboard website: http://springboardcourses.ie/

Computing (International Conversion PreMasters)

DT8900 -CF FT

Introduction

The International PreMasters for the MSc in Computing is a one year programme which offers non EU graduates from technical but non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing.    A key objective of this programme is to develop the student’s English language skills and bring them to a level appropriate for study at Masters level. 

The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly while developing their English language skills.

Course Content

Core Computing Modules:

  • Object-Oriented Software Development
  • Information Systems
  • Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
  • Web and User Interface Design
  • Systems Analysis and Testing

English Language & Culture Modules:

  • English for Academic Reading & Writing
  • Communicative Competency
  • Applied Writing

 

Progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an average overall mark of at least 50% on the core computing modules and an average overall mark of at least 50% on the English language modules can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme. 

Location

College of Sciences and Health, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 

Who Should Apply?

International graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees from non computing disciplines who want to get the core computing skills necessary to be eligible for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programs.

Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate analytic ability and numeracy.

Timetable / Hours

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.  

Award

Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing (International) (60 ECTS) 

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health 
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Sarah Jane Delany 
T: 01 402 2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Fees

Non EU Fees click here

Computing (International PreMasters)

DT8900 -CMP FT

Introduction

The International PreMasters for the MSc in Computing is a one year programme designed to provide an entry path for international computer science graduates to the MSc in Computing programme at the DIT.   The aim is to prepare the students for the demands of a taught Masters programme.   A key objective is to develop the student’s English language skills and bring them to a level appropriate for study at Masters level.  The programme also aims to provide students the opportunity, through the medium of English, to enhance their existing computer science knowledge base.  

Course Content

The student studies a comprehensive set of English language modules including:

  • English for Academic Reading & Writing
  • Communicative Competency
  • Applied Writing 

The student selects computer science modules from a set of optional modules such as:

  • Advanced Databases
  • Distributed Systems
  • Advanced Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Games Engines
  • Bioinformatics
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Rich Web Application Technology
  • Business Systems Intelligence
  • Enterprise Systems & Architectures
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web Mapping

Progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% on the computer science modules and an overall mark of at least 50% on the English language modules can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme. 

Who Should Apply?

International graduates with Honours Bachelors computer science or equivalent degrees who want to improve their English to a level appropriate for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programme.

Timetable / Hours

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.       

Award

Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Computing (International) (60 ECTS)

For Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health 
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Sarah Jane Delany 
T: 01 402 2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Fees

Non EU Fees click here

Computing (Advanced Software Development) / Ríomhaireacht (Ardfhorbairt Bogearraí)

DT228A F/T DT228B P/T

Introduction

The MSc in Computing (Advanced Software Development) aims to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organizations need to compete in the emerging global digital economy.

The target audience is those with an undergraduate qualification in computer science or software development. Students will study advanced technical modules in programming, design, databases, architecture and web development to acquire the advanced technical skills needed to practice as software developers working on leading edge development projects. In addition students will be equipped with key professional, technical communications skills needed to practice as a professional in the computing industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates completing the MSc will be qualified to take up strong technical roles in software development teams in a range of organisations.   Specific opportunities include: software developer, software engineer, test engineer, software designer, systems analyst, web developer, technical consultant.

Course Content

Specialist Core Modules   

                    Programming Paradigms: Principles & Practice

                    Software Design

                    Advanced Databases

                    Systems Architectures

                    Web Application Architectures

                    Secure Systems Development

Critical Skills Core Modules common to all MSc in Computing specialisms

                      Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation

                      Case Studies in Computing      

                      Research Writing & Scientific Literature

                      Research Methods and Proposal Writing                 

Option Modules (Two required)

                       Geographic Information Systems

                       Spatial Databases

                       Ubiquitous Computing

                       Universal Design

                       Man and Machine

                       Bioinformatics

                       Programming for Big Data

Students can also take specialist core modules from the other MSc streams as option modules, subject to availability and schedules.

Details on the delivery structure and module descriptions are available here.

Progression

Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 30 ECTS or a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS.

Students who wish to complete an MSc dissertation to achieve the MSc award will be eligible to do so on successful completion of all core modules and the achievement of an average grade of at least 50% over all core modules.

Who Should Apply?

Individuals with a qualification in computing or hands-on experience in software development who wish to extend their technical skills to participate in the design and development of complex software systems.

Timetable / Hours

For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Attendance on occasional Saturdays is required for the Case Studies module and evening attendance is required for some modules.   In general students complete 30 ECTS in Semester 1 (Sept-Jan), 30 in Semester 2 (Feb-May) and 30 in Semester 3 (Sept-Jan) for the dissertation.   For those who wish to complete in one calendar year, the dissertation can be taken over the summer months (June-Sept) with approval.     

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.30.   Attendance on Saturdays is required for some critical skills modules.    Part-time students can progress through the programme at their own pace.  The recommended pathway to complete the part-time programme in 2 years requires either attendance for two evenings with Saturdays per week or for three evenings per week in each semester.

Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Andrea Curley

T: 01 402 4950/2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on part time postgraduate fee please see link.

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

Computing (Data Analytics) / Ríomhaireacht (Anailísíocht Sonraí)

DT228A FT DT228B PT

Introduction

The MSc in Computing (Data Analytics) is a specialist post-graduate programme run by the Dublin Institute of Technology Schools of Computing and Mathematical Sciences designed to create hybrid technologists to work in the growing and important area of data analytics. Data analytics is the science of extracting actionable insight from large amounts of raw data. Hybrid technologists are graduates equipped with deep technical skills (in data management, data mining, probability and statistics, and machine learning), but also with the softer skills (in communications, research and problem solving) required to work effectively within organisations.

Course Content

Specialist Core Modules

                             Probability & Statistical Inference

                             Machine Learning

                             Data & Database Design for Data Analytics

                             Data Management 

                             Data Mining

                             Visualisation   

Critical Skills Core Modules common to all MSc in Computing specialisms

                             Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation

                             Case Studies in Computing

                             Research Writing & Scientific Literature

                             Research Methods and Proposal Writing

Option Modules (Two required)

                             Geographic Information Systems

                             Spatial Databases

                             Ubiquitous Computing

                             Universal Design

                             Man and Machine

                             Bioinformatics

                             Programming for Big Data            

Students can also take specialist core modules from the other MSc streams as optional modules, subject to availability and schedules.

Details on the delivery structure and module descriptions are available here.

Progression

Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 30 ECTS or a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS.

Students who wish to complete an MSc dissertation to achieve the MSc award will be eligible to do so on successful completion of all core modules and the achievement of an average grade of at least 50% over all core modules.

Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Andrea Curley

T: 01 402 4950/2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Who Should Apply?

Individuals with experience developing or using data intensive systems who wish to extend their skills to include advanced analytics techniques and join an industry niche of massive growing importance.

Career Opportunities

Data analytics has been highlighted in a range of recent reports as an area of strategic importance both nationally and internationally. Areas in which opportunities for data analytics practitioners exist include retail, financial services, telecommunications, health, and government organisations. Specific roles include but are not limited to: Data Analytics Consultant, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Architect, Database Administrator, Data Warehouse Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Business Intelligence Implementation Consultant, Business Analyst, Reporting Analyst.

Timetable / Hours

For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Attendance on occasional Saturdays is required for the Case Studies module and evening attendance is required for some modules. In general students complete 30 ECTS in Semester 1 (Sept-Jan), 30 in Semester 2 (Feb-May) and 30 in Semester 3 (Sept-Jan) for the dissertation. For those who wish to complete in one calendar year the dissertation can be taken over the summer months (June-Sept) with approval.               

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.30.   Attendance on Saturdays is required for some critical skills modules.    Part-time students can progress through the programme at their own pace.  The recommended pathway to complete the part-time programme in 2 years requires either attendance for two evenings with Saturdays per week  or for three evenings per week in each semester.

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on part time postgraduate fee please see link.

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

Computing (Security & Forensics) / Ríomhaireacht (Slándáil agus Fóiréinsic)

DT228A FT DT228B PT

Introduction

The MSc in Computing (Security & Forensics) programme focuses on producing computing graduates that will possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct complex, data-intensive forensics examinations involving multiple operating systems, file types, cloud, and mobile operating systems.

Digital forensics, also known as computer and network forensics is the application of science to the identification, collection, examination, and analysis of data while preserving the integrity of the information and maintaining a strict chain of custody for the data.  Every organisation and user needs to have the capability to perform digital forensics. Without such a capability, organisations and users will have difficulty determining what events have occurred within their systems, networks and mobile devices, such as the exposure of protected, sensitive data.  Digital forensics involves the  recovery of digital evidence from a device under forensically sound conditions using accepted methods.  Mobile device forensics is an evolving speciality in the field of digital forensics and the programme has a particular focus in this area as the use of mobile devices including phones, tablets, etc is becoming so prevalent and widespread.

Course Content

Specialist Core Modules  

                      Forensics

                      Mobile Device Forensics

                      Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis

                      Secure Systems Programming

                      ICT Law & Professional Issues

Critical Skills Core Modules common to all MSc in Computing specialisms

                      Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation

                      Case Studies in Computing      

                      Research Writing & Scientific Literature

                      Research Methods and Proposal Writing     

Option Modules (Two required)

                        Geographic Information Systems

                        Spatial Databases

                        Ubiquitous Computing

                        Universal Design

                        Man and Machine

                        Bioinformatics

                        Programming for Big Data

                  

Students can also take specialist core modules from the other MSc programmes as option modules, subject to availability and schedules.

Details on the delivery structure and module descriptions are available here.

Further Information

School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Dr Fred Mtenzi

T: 01 402 4954
E: cspg@dit.ie

Progression

Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 30 ECTS or a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS.

Students who wish to complete an MSc dissertation to achieve the MSc award will be eligible to do so on successful completion of all core modules and the achievement of an average grade of at least 50% over all core modules.

Who Should Apply?

Individuals with a qualification in computer science or a related discipline who wish to extend their technical skills to specialise in the security and forensics of computer devices, primarily in the mobile space.                  

Timetable / Hours

For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Attendance on occasional Saturdays is required for the Case Studies module and evening attendance is required for some modules. In general students complete 30 ECTS in Semester 1 (Sept-Jan), 30 in Semester 2 (Feb-May) and 30 in Semester 3 (Sept-Jan) for the dissertation. For those who wish to complete in one calendar year the dissertation can be taken over the summer months (June-Sept) with approval.                        

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.30.   Attendance on Saturdays is required for some critical skills modules.    Part-time students can progress through the programme at their own pace.  The recommended pathway to complete the part-time programme in 2 years requires either attendance for two evenings with Saturdays per week  or for three evenings per week in each semester.

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Construction Cost Management (Applied) / Bainistíocht Costais Foirgníochta (Feidhmeach)

DT164 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This exciting new full-time programme has been designed to provide an opportunity for quantity surveying graduates to become educated in specialised areas of their profession that are not generally covered in great detail in their undergraduate degrees.It has been developed in response to considerable demand for an additional qualification and specialisation in the discipline.  The primary emphasis of the programme is on developing the knowledge and skills of construction cost management of building services installations and civil engineering works.The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the Faculty of the Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approx. 20-25 students.   Because of the applied nature of the programme, it is expected that, initially at least, the students will come with undergraduate qualifications in quantity surveying, construction economics, construction economics & management, or equivalent.The content of the programme, delivered over 1½ years (3 Semesters) full-time includes subjects pertinent to the practice of quantity surveyors and construction economics professionals, but of a more specialised nature than those normally covered in their undergraduate degrees. The programme’s focus is strongly oriented towards the development of the underlying knowledge and the skills involved in construction cost management, especially of the building services and civil engineering work.  This programme should be of particular interest to international students who want to study on a full-time basis in Ireland.  See Programme Content for further details.

Career Opportunities

The programme aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in more specialised areas of quantity surveying/construction cost management, additional to those normally covered in undergraduate degrees.

Course Content

Year 1

Semester 1: Civil Engineering Technology; Civil Engineering Administration; Civil Engineering Measurement; Project Cost and Financial Control; Commercial Management; Strategic & Project Management Integration for Construction

Semester 2: M&E Services Technology; M&E Measurement and Cost Management; Construction Cost Informatics; Research Studies; Sustainability in Construction; Professional Practice or Corporate Real Estate Management

Year 2

Semester 3: Dissertation

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and examinations. Assessments in the form of examinations will normally take place at the end of the respective semesters in January and May, with supplemental examinations in September. In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.  

Students can only progress from one academic year to the next providing all the required assessments in the pre-requisite 

Timetable / Hours

It is expected that there will normally be between 12 and 15 contact hours per week in Semester 1 and 2. Given the intensive nature of a taught Masters' programme, which involves a considerable amount of self study and self-directed learning and the fact that subjects are new, students are advised to keep a clear working week, and to minimize other commitments in order to participate in the course.

Further Information

Charles Mitchell
School of Surveying & Construction Management
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 3864   F: (01) 402 3994 
E: charles.mitchell@dit.ie

Dr Alan Hore - Acting Assistant Head of School 
T: 01 402 3873   F: (01) 402 3994 
E: alan.hore@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects are covered in the programme?

The first semester of the programme is designed around the development of student learning in a number of key specialisms in associated areas.   These are the cost management of civil engineering and infrastructure work, commercial management, project cost and financial control and the integration of strategic and project management.   To provide the knowledge base for the development of the skills learned in those specialisms, the semester also seeks to develop an understanding of civil engineering technology and of the administrative systems associated with civil engineering works and other major infrastructure projects.   The key focus of the learning in the module is directed towards the development of cost management skills in these areas.   Much of the learning in the individual modules in the semester is integrated by means of a common scenario that will form the basis for the continuous formative assessment project work in each module.

The second semester continues the theme of specialist cost management, but the focus changes to cost management of building services installations.   As with the first semester, the underlying knowledge base of the student is developed, for example in the module Mechanical & Electrical Services Technology, and the cost management skill base is developed in the module Construction Cost Informatics.   The semester also examines another particular issues that contributes towards the overall cost management discipline, namely sustainable construction.   This has particular relevance to design and cost management of the building services installations.    Additionally, the student is given the option between two modules.   One module, Professional Practice, seeks to put the cost management function into the context of the professional office.   It develops an understanding of the organisation of professional practices and how they can best contribute to improved cost management.   The other optional module, Corporate Real Estate Management, looks at the strategies and needs of large business organisations in managing their real estate requirements and seeks to relate the cost management function to those requirements.

The second semester also contains a very important module, Research Studies, which seeks to build on the research skills and techniques that a student will have learned in their honours undergraduate degree and will have developed to some extent elsewhere in the programme.   It aims to give the student a thorough understanding of different research techniques and methods, and seeks to aid the student towards the formulation of a research question and the development of this into a research proposal.  

The project assessment in this Research Studies module requires the student to submit a fully developed research proposal, which is to form the basis of the Dissertation undertaken in the third semester.

What is the duration of the course?

The course runs on a full-time basis over 1½ years.  The 3rd semester involves independent learning in the completion of a dissertation.

Is it possible to complete the programme on a part-time basis?

Not at present. The course currently will run on a full-time basis only. However, depending on the demand the School might develop the programme so that it will be run on both a full and a part-time basis.

Is the programme accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)?

The programme is not accredited by the SCSI and the RICS.   Nor is it intended to seek full accreditation for the Masters in Applied Construction Cost Management, because it has not been designed to that end.    Its aim is not to educate across the broad spectrum of skills required of the quantity surveyor.   Rather it aims to concentrate on a number of them, and presupposes that its students will most likely possess those very skills before joining the programme.   The programme is intended to give already qualified quantity surveyors (i.e. those already holding an honours degree in quantity surveying or equivalent) an education to greater depth and specialisation in certain areas of quantity surveying.

However, the Department would aim to maintain the links with the SCSI through this programme.   One of the aims of the Department is to seek to have study in this Masters programme accredited as satisfying a proportion of the requirements for the Pre-Qualification Structured Learning (PQSL) component of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the SCSI.   Probationers of the SCSI are required to undertake and complete a minimum of 96 hours of PQSL over a 24 month period after obtaining their undergraduate qualification.  

The Programme Committee have designed the programme in such a way that the learning outcomes from considerable elements of it would equate to the outcomes expected by the SCSI from a probationer’s PQSL, and they intend to apply for this accreditation from the SCSI at the earliest opportunity.

How often does the programme run and when does the next programme begin?

It is intended to run this programme annually, commencing in September each year.

EU Fees*

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Creative Digital Media / Meáin Dhigiteacha Chruthaitheacha

DT540B FT

Shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year (I.T) 2014, and Best New Course 2014. 

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The masters is creative digital media is a specialisation under a broader masters which provides a number of possible specialisations for students; these can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following; 

(1)   Digital Games

(2)   Interactive Media

(3)   Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design

The Masters in Creative Digital Media provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the digital media industry.  The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in digital media. It is also suitable as a foundation for pursuing a career in digital media research.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the programme can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, IPhone, Android, W7 WebAPP designers, 2D animators, DVD designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, game software engineers, project managers, consultants, and games analysts.

Graduates are also encouraged to innovate in the digital media space and to set-up their own business. Over the course of the programme, graduates will have had the opportunity to generate ideas and identify skillsets required to bring these ideas to fruition. With the range of multi-disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which can be brought to market as a proof of concept, new small business, or work as part of a wider 'indie’ media developer framework.

Course Content

Certain modules are core for all students, however throughout each semester students may choose from a selection of options that best reflect their desired pathway choice.

Semester 1 (2014 Timetable)

  • Authoring Principles
  • Ludology
  • Design Practice
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Production

Semester 2 (2014 Timetable)
(certain modules may be added, changed, removed or updated depending on resources and industry demand)

  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • UX Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Game Mechanics and Environment Design
  • Game Engines
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Social Media Applications
  • Design Principles

Course Design Blog

Visit the Course site (www.istory.ie) which was setup in 2013 to allow visitors to get a flavour of what’s going on in the course, to promote student portfolios and to showcase the excellent work being done on the course (and across the school). The content changes constantly and often reflects what’s happening around certain project deadlines. You can use the site to stay informed of up-and-coming projects, events, and showcases. You can also follow us on our facebook, twitter and YouTube channels from this site.

Who Should Apply?

The MSc in Creative Digital Media (DT540B) is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science.  The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.  Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non digital media.  This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.

Conversion Programme

The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media.  It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.

It is suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art and design, and computer science. The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.

Timetable / Hours

The programme is available in full-time.  The full-time programme is offered over 3 semesters starting in September of each year.

For Further Information

Dr. Brian Vaughan
School of Media, (Room 2-007)
College of Applied Arts & Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2
T: 01 402 7997
E: creativedigitalmedia@dit.ie
W: http://www.istory.ie/

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to contact the course co ordinator directly about any questions you may have.

EU Fees*

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

 

 

 


Although the course has its own high spec media labs fitted out with desktop workstations, students are still required to have their own laptop (MAC or PC) or PC.

Criminology / Coireolaíocht

DT568 FT DT550 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The MA in Criminology at the School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology is the first postgraduate taught programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. The programme aims to provide students with a firm theoretical grounding in, and understanding of, contemporary criminological issues as well as thorough training in research skills.

The programme provides an excellent grounding for those seeking to pursue a career in research and/or policy making or for those seeking to pursue higher qualifications (such as MPhil or PhD degrees). The programme is also targeted at those working in, or aspiring to work in, the criminal justice field including lawyers, gardaí, course officers, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, youth workers and related professionals.

Career Opportunities

The MA in Criminology provides the opportunity for those who work in the criminal justice system or related agencies to reflect on their work from within an academic discipline. It also provides graduate students with a thorough foundation in research methods, theoretical principles and contemporary debates as a prelude to a career in research, policy making, academia or further study (PhD.).

Course Content

Students will be required to complete three core modules, two of six optional modules and a dissertation.

Core Modules

  • Criminological Theory

  • The Criminal Justice System

  • Research Methods

  • Dissertation

Optional Modules (Students complete two of six optional modules):

  • Criminal Law

  • Criminal Psychology

  • Desistance: The Route out of Crime

  • Policing, Crime Prevention and Governance of Security

  • Victimology: Theory and Measurement

  • Youth Offending and Youth Justice Perspectives

Criminology is traditionally defined as the 'scientific study of crime'. It is an exciting inter-discriplinary subject that draws from sociology, psychology and law to focus on issues such as the causes of crime, the meaning of crime and community or societal reactions to crime. A criminologist is not to be confused with a 'criminalist' who reconstructs a crime scene or works with crime scene evidence for forensic purposes.

Assessment

Assessment methods include written assignments, individual and group presentations and a dissertation.

Who Should Apply?

The online application form is available by clicking on the relevant button under 'Apply Now' at the top of the page.

If you are a non-EU applicant, please click for International Office contact details here.

Timetable / Hours

Full-time students complete the programme in one year. Modules are taught over two semesters (consisting of 12 teaching weeks each) and students complete a dissertation in the third semester. Students may also take the programme on a part-time basis over two years. Part-time students complete a  dissertation at the end of the final year.

Full-time students attend lectures two evenings per week (from 4pm onwards) and part-time students attend on one evening per week (may require attendance on a second evening depending on the optional module selected in semester two, year 1). Students are required to complete substantial reading and written assignements outside of timetabled class hours. It is strongly recommended therefore that those in full-time employment complete the programme on a part-time basis.

Award

Graduates are eligible for the award of MA in Criminology of the Dublin Institute of Technology. Students who do not wish to pursue the programme to Masters level may opt to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology after the completion of all taught modules (60 credits).

For further information

Dr Sinead Freeman
School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Tourism
Dept of Social Sciences
Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin 7

T: 01 402 4210
E: sinead.freeman@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Further information see Department of Social Sciences MA in Criminology page

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please click here.

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development / Nuálaíocht Cócaireachta agus Forbairt Táirgí Bia

DT414 FT DT415 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme (offered in both full and part-time format) is designed to uniquely bridge the knowledge gap between science, business and the culinary arts. It offers a combination of critical, reflective and technical knowledge of the development of innovative food products.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will have enhanced career prospects for a wide range of opportunities in the Irish and International food and culinary industries including food manufacturing, service and retailing. In addition there are opportunities for further research to doctorate level. The Institute commits to offering the best possible programmes. It reserves the right to amend, change or delete any element having due consideration to students already enrolled.

Course Content

There are nine core modules, an optional module and a dissertation. Full-time learners undertake the modules over three semesters. Part-time learners undertake the modules over five semesters.

The following modules are currently offered:

  • Culinary Ingredients and Food Product Development Concepts
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Gastronomy and Culture
  • Life Cycle and Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Food Prototype Development and Evaluation
  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • New Food Business creation
  • Marketing Communications and Consumer Behaviour
  • Post-Graduate Research Methodology

Optional modules (any one may be selected from the faculty suite of modules subject to availability and demand), and may include:

  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • Food Packaging Design
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition

Dissertation

A research supervisor will be appointed and you will work on an on-going basis to shape your research. The dissertation is due for submission in September.

Assessment

Examination of this consists of Thesis, Written assignments, practical work, written examinations, dissertation.

Timetable / Hours

Full Time - 1 Year. Part Time - 2 Years. Full-time learners normally have an average of twelve contact hours per week, and part-time learners an average of six contact hours per week, comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.  Modules will normally be delivered on two days/evenings per week (full-time) and one day/evening (part-time).  In addition there may be a requirement for learners to attend on other occasions at other times. Programme starts in September.

Award

On successful completion of the overall programme learners will be awarded Masters’ Degree in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development. On successful completion of the overall programme excluding the Dissertation the learner will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development.

For Further Information

Ms Anna Cruickshank (Full-Time)
Culinary Arts and Food Technology 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha St Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 4545 
E: anna.cruickshank@dit.ie

School Office 
T: 01 402 4344 
E: scaft@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

Design Practice - The Dublin Project

DT533M FT

Introduction

The Dublin Project is an initiative by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin City Council (DCC) and Design TwentyFirst Century (D21C) to make a positive change in the City of Dublin by bringing their resources and expertise together to solve challenging problems facing Dublin City. The project will prototype new models for solving important issues challenging 21st century cities.

The project centres on a one-year, three-semester Masters programme. The Dublin Project Masters programme will run for a four-year cycle focussing on different issues each year. In the founding year the Dublin Project partners will join with the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) from Toronto, Canada and produce a shared project with joint outcomes.

Central to the Dublin Project is collaboration. Collaboration between local authority, educational and private institutions is at the heart of the project and the students will be mixing and sharing knowledge and experience with highly experienced professionals in a range of disciplines. The students will also be collaborating together as the project is based on group work.

Course Content

The Masters Programme will provide the following award: MA in Design Practice

Each of the three semesters explores a different stage of the project: Discovery; Development; Delivery. During the first year students will work closely with their counterparts in IwB. DIT students will deliver a major project in the third semester based on the outcomes of the collaboration. They will be studio based at DIT and will use the City as a Living Laboratory with networks developed and an encouragement to engage widely throughout Dublin.

Students on the Dublin Project will use live DCC data to propose real solutions to challenges that the City faces. In the first semester, Discovery, the students will work on exploratory projects to become familiar with working in groups together with the project partners. Examples in the first year include looking at the public realm, dereliction and streetscape, as well as public service delivery. In the second semester they will embark on developing the project from one of the themes emerging in the first semester.

In each of the semesters there are major and minor charrettes. The charrettes are multi-disciplinary workshops held over several days and provide intense workings around the central themes. The charrettes will involve participants from stakeholders and the wider community working together to address issues in a concentrated manner. In the first year of the programme the charrettes will be taking place in Dublin and Toronto with opportunities for student exchange.

In each of the first two semesters the MA will cover topics such as Design and Creative Thinking, Usability and Sustainability, and Reflective Learning. Research methodology is central to a masters programme and this will be studied comprehensively in each of the first two semesters in conjunction with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM).

 

 Semester 1

                                Epistemic Practices and Research Methodology 1

                                Seminar Series 1

                                Project Discovery

                Charrette 1: Dublin

Semester 2

                                Epistemic Practices and Research Methodology 2

                                Seminar Series 2

                                Project Development

                Charrette 2: Toronto

Semester 3

                                Project Delivery

                 Charrette 3: Dublin

                  Public Exhibition

For more details visit the programme blog: www.thedublinproject.com

Assessment

Assessment is by project and coursework. The progamme culminates in the completion of a major project and report or dissertation.

Location

DIT Mountjoy Square

Timetable / Hours

The programme is full-time and students will take a total of 30 credits of coursework per semester.

Award

Master of Arts: Design Practice

For Further Information

Dr Tim Stott
Dublin School of Creative Arts
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7
T: 01 402 4129
E: creatart@dit.ie

Programme Leader
Barry Sheehan

T: 01 402 4267
E: creatart@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Digital Games / Cluichí Digiteacha

DT540B FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Digital games comprise a large and fast-growing part of the global entertainment industry. This new masters programme will prepare graduates to become innovators in this exciting field. It provides a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded education in game conception, design and manufacture, uniquely building on the combined expertise of the Digital Media Centre, and the Schools of Media and Computer Science.

This masters programme which was merged with the masters in creative digital media in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & gaming technologies and offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the games industry.  The course is designed to advance students' employment potential and addresses the specific needs of employment in the various game development industries particularly focusing on the independent game developer and new gaming platforms.

The masters in digital games is a specialisation under a broader masters in creative digital media which provides a number of other possible specialisations for students; these can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following; 

(1)   Digital Games

(2)   Interactive Media

(3)   Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design

Career Opportunities

Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the programme can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, IPhone, Android, W7 WebAPP designers, 2D animators, DVD designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, game software engineers, project managers, consultants, and games analysts.

Graduates are also encouraged to innovate in the digital media space and to set-up their own business. Over the course of the programme, graduates will have had the opportunity to generate ideas and identify skillsets required to bring these ideas to fruition. With the range multi disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which can be brought to market as a proof of concept, new small business, or 'indie' media developer .

Course Content

Certain modules are core for all students, however throughout each semester students may choose from a selection of options that best reflect their desired pathway choice.

Semester 1 (2014 Timetable)

  • Authoring Principles
  • Ludology
  • Design Practice
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Production

Semester 2 (2014 Timetable)
(certain modules may be added, changed, removed or updated depending on resources and industry demand)

  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • UX Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Game Mechanics and Environment Design
  • Game Engines
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Social Media Applications
  • Design Principles

Course Design Blog

Visit the Course site (www.istory.ie) which was setup in 2013 to allow visitors to get a flavour of what’s going on in the course, to promote student portfolios and to showcase the excellent work being done on the course (and across the school). The content changes constantly and often reflects what’s happening around certain project deadlines. You can use the site to stay informed of up-and-coming projects, events, and showcases. You can also follow us on our facebook, twitter and YouTube channels from this site.

Who Should Apply?

The MSc in Digital Games (DT540B) is aimed at those with a career interest in the emerging digital media content industry.  It is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science.  The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.  Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non digital media.  This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.

Conversion Programme

The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media.  It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.

Timetable / Hours

The programme is available in full-time.  The full-time programme is offered over 3 semesters starting in September of each year.

Award

MSc  in Creative Digital Media: with Specialisation

Specialisations

(1)   Interactive Media;

(2)   Digital Games;

(3)   Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design;

For Further Information

Brian Vaughan
School of Media (Room 2-007)
College of Applied Arts & Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 
T: 01 402 7997
E: creativedigitalmedia@dit.ie 
W:http://www.istory.ie/

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to contact the course coordinator directly about any questions you may have

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Although the course has its own high spec media labs fitted out with desktop workstations, students are still required to have their own laptop (MAC or PC) or PC.

 

Digital Marketing & Analytics / Margaíocht Dhigiteach agus Anailísíocht

DT9333 PT

Introduction

DIT’s School of Marketing and The Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII) have partnered to develop this innovative Master’s Degree programme.

The MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics is designed for marketing professionals who are seeking to build their digital marketing knowledge and skills and to further develop their ability to design, implement and measure the effectiveness of marketing strategies.

This programme is delivered by leading marketing academics and digital marketing practitioners, working closely together to ensure an effective blend of theory and practice. A combination of interactive lectures, webinars and skills-based workshops will expose participants to proven strategic frameworks and readily applicable toolkits. While participants will apply their learning throughout the programme, a company-based group project in the final semester will give participants an opportunity to develop and execute an end-to-end Digital Marketing Strategy.

Benefits For Participants and Sponsor Companies

On completion of this programme graduates will be able to:

  • Develop and implement effective strategies in a digital context – e.g.  mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, social media, email marketing, display advertising, online PR, search engine marketing…
  • Plan, implement, evaluate and report on a substantial digital marketing project
  • Analyse big data and use analytics to gather consumer insights and improve digital marketing effectiveness 
  • Apply key digital, financial and marketing metrics at each stage of the customer lifecycle
  • Understand and segment digital consumers and predict future behaviours
  • Leverage consumer interaction and engagement
  • Apply KPIs and develop dashboards at campaign and enterprise level
  • Add value and digital leadership to their firm

Course Content

 

Timetable / Hours

By utilising an effective mix of delivery methods this programme is delivered in 16 months.

This programme is delivered two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6.30-9.30pm.  Semester three will be delivered in the form of a Summer School and there will be occasional Saturday workshops/seminars.

Assessment

A variety of assessment approaches are utilised on this programme to ensure an engaging learning experience. 

The MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics, a level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications, is accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology, a member of the European University Association.

Award

The MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics, a level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications, is accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology, a member of the European University Association.

For further information

Programme Director

Dr Etain Kidney
School of Marketing 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01-402 7151

E: etain.kidney@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part time postgraduate fees for 2015/16, please click here

 

 

Digital Marketing / Margaíocht Dhigiteach

DT9337 FT

Introduction

The key differentials for this full-time MSc Digital Marketing course are:

- Paid work placement in Digital Marketing 

- Unique course content on SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud)

DIT's applied learning approach, ensuring you are ready for a career in Digital Marketing

DIT’s School of Marketing has developed a new and innovative programme for business graduates who wish to specialise in the area of digital marketing.

The MSc Digital Marketing is designed to build participants expertise in three key areas: strategy, analytics, and technology. Graduates working in marketing and business are learning on the job how to ‘do digital’, this programme will build knowledge, competency and skills that will allow graduates to enter the workforce prepared for digital marketing practice.

Despite the recent reinvigoration of curricula in the area of digital marketing there is still a gap in the market for employers seeking out graduates with extensive grounding in enabling technologies. The Masters in Digital Marketing addresses that need. The work-placement aspect of this exciting new programme allows the participants to build their experience of the digital marketing work environment.

This programme is delivered by leading marketing academics, with a wide range of industry engagement – from working with real-client projects to having industry guest speakers in the class room.   For further information please view our online brochure: MSc in Digital Marketing Brochure

Benefits For Participants

On completion of this programme graduates will be able to:

  • Develop digital marketing strategy informed by the literature and practice from the forefront of the field.
  • Critically reflect on current problems, new insights and future trends in the field of digital marketing.
  • Show comprehensive understanding of the legal, ethical and social frameworks relevant to the field of digital marketing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research, critique and evaluate a specific element of digital marketing activity through the presentation of a research dissertation.
  • Demonstrate critical application of digital marketing techniques, platforms and tools, including novel and emerging techniques.
  • Interrogate marketing, analytics, technology, and communications strategy.
  • Negotiate and plan for digital marketing research, campaigns, and projects in a variety of unpredictable and ill-defined contexts.

For further information click on our online brochure below:

MSc in Digital Marketing Brochure

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will have an exciting variety of career options in marketing and in specialist areas of the field including those that are new and emerging. The local marketing and media industry will be excited to meet our graduates, uniquely skilled in social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology. Graduates can expect to work in such roles as marketing manager, digital marketing specialist, marketing analyst, social media manager, marketing technologist and many more.  

The work placement element of the course provides participants with experience relevant to their interests in the field. The dissertation piece is completed in an area that the participant is interested and wishes to build further expertise in. This will prepare graduates for finding the right opportunity to match their new skills and competencies, while empowering them to build their own career trajectory. 

 

Course Content

MSc in Digital Marketing Brochure 

Timetable / Hours

Participants will take 4 modules in semester one, 3 modules in semester 2, and undertake 2 self-pace modules over the duration of the programme. The expected schedule of contact hours will be approximately 15 hours per week. The work-placement aspect of this programme takes place for 6 weeks in semester 2.

Assessment

A variety of assessment approaches are utilised on this programme to ensure an engaging learning experience. 

Award

The MSc Digital Marketing, a level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications, is accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology, a member of the European University Association.

For further information

Programme Director

Dr Etain Kidney
School of Marketing 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01-402 7151

E: etain.kidney@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part time postgraduate fees, please click here

Fees and Funding

Testimonials

"If I were given an opportunity to choose my postgraduate college again, I'd still choose DIT. 

The amount of support given from staff and lecturers in DIT was tremendous. With the positive, open culture flowing in the campus, it makes blending in the college environment so much easier, especially for international students like myself.

From likeminded Digital Marketing enthusiast classmates, lecturers with real industry experiences to guest lectures from industry experts, this has been an amazing and intense learning journey so far. This is particularly great as I am an entrepreneur myself; my company grows together with me while I am in DIT. 

I'd strongly recommend students who have an interest in Digital Marketing to pursue their studies with DIT. You will be surprised how interesting the course can be while having a good head start to employment with work placement as part of the programme."

Hong Ling Wong

 

"I graduated from Limerick Institute of Technology with an undergrad in marketing and management. I always knew that I wanted to do a level nine degree so I could be as employable as possible and better myself academically while getting real practical experience.

This MSc offered me just that. With subjects like Marketing technology and Digital Metrics & Analytics I knew I made the correct decision to excel in the industry. I have been exposed to numerous in-class guest speakers from MNC's to Agency  who have given real, straight forward insight on what's going on in the industry right now and what employers expect.

We also get to work on live projects such as Gymnastics Ireland for MarTech module and Childiary, where we are using Google analytics to perform an online strategy."

Gillian Ryan

 

"Prior to undertaking this programme I’ve completed two programmes in DIT. Firstly, I studied a Higher Certificate in Business Management and afterwards a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS).

Throughout the years I was given the opportunity to study a wide range of marketing related modules and I also conducted my final year dissertation on ‘The Effects of Digital Marketing on Consumer Brand Engagement’ thus I decided pursue my knowledge in the area and undertake the MSc. The reason I chose to further my studies in DIT is that it provides students with both an academic and hands on approach to learning in addition to small interactive classes sizes.

As this is a new course in DIT the modules are current and very relevant to industry needs and trends. To date we were given the opportunity to work with clients on live projects including Rugby Generation X and Gymnastics Ireland. We have also been given an excellent insight from a range of industry guest speakers including Claire Carroll (Marketing Innovation Lead, Accenture), Hugh Curran (Head of Digital & Social, Atomic), Andrew Murray (Director of Social Media & Content, McCann Blue) and Colin Lewis (CMO Open Jaw Technologies)."

Kate O’Mahoney

Higher Education / Ardoideachas

DT913 PT

Introduction

The MA in Higher Education is a part time taught programme that is completed over 2 years.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide participants with a comprehensive grounding in a range of relevant uses of eLearning in order that they develop the required knowledge and skills to become eLearning practitioners and / or consultants in a tertiary education or industry context:
  • Explore and encourage participants to develop the technical, pedagogical and cultural skills needed to design, support and evaluate appropriate eLearning opportunities for students in order that they are able to select and utilise appropriate technologies in order to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of learners;
  • Emphasise the appropriate use of e-learning approaches in each participant`s work and in the work of others in order that they are able to undertake a practitioner based eLearning initiative within their own working practice;
  • Encourage the participants to reflect upon their own professional practice.

Course Content

Course Details Dublin Institute of Technology
Duration 2 Years
Structure Part-time
ECTs 90
Prerequisites Honours primary degree or Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching
Modules In Year 1 there is a Professional Development module and modules are also offered in Learning Theories, Higher Education Policy, Academic Writing and Publishing, Creativity and Critical Thinking, Technology Enhanced Learning, Assessment and Feedback, Supervising Undergraduate Research  and Research methods. In Year 2 the MA thesis module supports participants to undertake and complete a significant research project and present it in an appropriate thesis format.  
Assessment Assignments in Year 1 and Thesis in Year 2
Cost Postgraduate part time fees for 2015/16
Contact Person Linda Boyd
Email lttc@dit.ie
Further Information http://www.dit.ie/lttc/programme/

Timetable / Hours

Participation on this course involves attendance for a half day a week. The MA in Higher Education is on Tuesday Mornings 10am - 1pm.

Award

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Higher Education

For Further Information

Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre
Floor 5, DIT Aungier Street,
Dublin 2.

T: 01 402 7875
E: lttc@dit.ie

 

 

Electronic and Communications Engineering / Innealtóireacht Leictreonach agus Cumarsáide

DT086 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The aim of this programme is to provide industry with engineers with a high level of in-depth knowledge and expertise in a selected range of advanced topics in Electronic and Communications Engineering.

This programme is delivered through lectures, practical work, assignments and tutorials. Each student must complete six modules (below) and also complete an independent learning portfolio, that includes a project / dissertation and selected research essays. The programme will run in both full-time and part-time modes. When taken full-time (DT086) the programme can be completed in one year.

Career Opportunities

This course will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills set required to work at a high level within the research, design and development divisions of the telecommunications sector and related areas in the electronics industry.

Course Content

Modules amounting to 60 credits must be completed from the following list:

  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers (5 Credits - core module)
  • Research Methods (5 Credits - core module)
  • Statistical Analysis for Engineers (5 Credits - core module)
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management (5 Credits - core module)
  • VLSI Design (10 Credits)
  • Wireless Systems (10 Credits)
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (10 Credits)
  • Microelectronic Materials and Devices (10 Credits)
  • Optoelectronics (10 Credits)
  • Energy Conversion & Use (5 Credits)

For completion of the MSc, students will be required to complete an independent learning portfolio, which includes a research dissertation (30 credits) in addition to the taught modules.

Assessment

There are both formal examinations and written assignments in each taught module. The dissertation will be assessed on the research work and the presentation of the thesis.

Timetable / Hours

Students will be required to attend for approximately 18 hours per week and attendance will be required each day.

Further Information

Prof Michael Conlon - Head of School
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8
T: +353 01 402 2838 or
T: +353 01-402 4665

E: seeeadmin@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

DT086 - Masters in Electronic and Communications Engineering: TBC

For further information on full-time postgraduate fees click here 

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Energy Management / Bainistíocht Fuinnimh

DT711 FT DT015 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The programme has been planned in response to a need in Industry for a master's degree programme that integrates energy, environmental issues and management. The programme will enhance the present and future effectiveness of managers, engineers and scientists by providing an opportunity to study the theory and practice of current developments, laws, standards, technologies, management, economics and finance, associated with European energy and environmental issues. Graduates from the programme will be effective managers of environmental technology with an in-depth awarenesss of resource management under financial and environmental constraints.

The programme is designed primarily for engineers, but will also be of interest to scientists , managers and multi-discipline professionals such as environment health officers, architects and planning officers.

Course Content

The programme is delivered through lectures, assignments and tutorials and consists of three stages. Stage 1 comprises of 6 compulsory core modules. Stage 2 comprises of 6 optional modules. Stage 3 comprises of a project/ dissertation. On average it takes two years part-time at three evenings per week to complete stages 1 and 2. Stage 3 will be either an industrial or College based project normally completed over a period of one year. Project supervision will be provided by DIT.

Sample of course modules currently on offer include:

Stage 1:

Business (Organisational Behaviour)
Law (Business Law)
Financial Decision Making
Energy Supply
Energy Conversion and Use
Energy Management Principles and Practice

Stage 2: Optional  (choose 6)

Business (strategic Management)
Law (Energy & Environment Law and Policy)
Financial Management
Wind Energy for Electricity Supply
Advanced Energy Systems
Sustainable Building Design
Power System Analysis
Embedded Generation
Renewable Energy Technologies
Biomass Technology / Bio fuels for Transport
Energy Control Systems
Low Energy Lighting Design

Stage 3:

Dissertation and Research Methodologies

Assessment

There is a formal examination and a list of assignments to be completed for each course module. The project will be assessed on the basis of the work undertaken, an oral presentation and a written report on this work.

Location

DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

Award

Masters Degree in Energy Management (MSc) of the Dublin Institute of Technology

For further information

Dr. Keith Sunderland
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4882
E: keith.sunderland@dit.ie

E: seeeadmin@dit.ie - for general enquiries

 

DT711 & DT015 MSc in Energy Management Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

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Environmental Health & Safety / Sláinte agus Sábháilteacht Comhshaoil

DT436T FT DT442T PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This interdisciplinary course is aimed at graduates who are seeking to update their current knowledge and skills and to enhance their career opportunities in the following areas. Occupational safety and health, environmental management, fire safety, food safety the built environment and risk management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are expected to be employed within manufacturing, technology, public and private sectors, chemical, environmental and associated industries in a variety of health, hygiene, safety, fire, food, quality, regulatory, consultancy and related roles.

Course Content

  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Building Assessment
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Fire Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Environmental Management

Dissertation

Emphasis is placed on a practical and vocational approach to risk assessment and risk management with the emphasis on real life scenarios.

Assessment

Assessment methods include essays, reports, case studies and a dissertation. There are no examinations.

Timetable / Hours

The full-time mode requires attendance for two days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00- 17.00) per academic year.
The part-time mode requires attendance for one day per week per academic year, as follows: Year One: Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00; Year Two Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00.

Award

Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Mr Victor Hrymak
Food Science and Environmental Health 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street 
Dublin 8 

T: 01 402 4529 
F: 01 402 4495 
E: vhrymak@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

Event Management / Bainistíocht Imeachtaí (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9413 Sept FT DT9411 Jan FT

For Part-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. 

Conversion Programme

The programme is aimed both at professionals currently employed within the event sector and those from complementary backgrounds who wish to enter the event field.  In this context it may be of particular interest to people coming from marketing, languages, geography, hospitality, tourism or business backgrounds.  It is anticipated that graduates of this programme will find employment in a wide range of positions within and outside the industry. 

This programme aims to equip participants with the necessary expertise to plan and manage, co-ordinate and develop event businesses and projects in Ireland and abroad. It is aimed at both professionals currently employed within event related activity and those from related fields. This dynamic programme encourages interaction between academics and industry practitioners from the national and international event sector.

Career Opportunities

Career paths include management positions in a variety of companies and organisations including festival and sports events, conferences, meetings and exhibitions, corporate and incentives, tourist attractions, hospitality businesses, community development, cultural organisations, cooperative marketing groups, support agencies and local authorities.  There are also opportunities for graduates in research, teaching and consultancy.

Course Content

The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Event Management.

Event Management Modules:

                   Event Planning & Operations Management

                   International Event Management

                   Dissertation (including Research Methods)

Core Modules:

                   Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism

                   The Effective Manager

                   Emerging Industry Issues

                   Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of methods including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and terminal examinations.

Timetable / Hours

The full time programme involves three days of lectures (14 hours) per week.  Please note all lectures are delivered during the day (9 – 8 pm).  Some content may also be delivered as a teaching block and / or in a blended learning format. Modules will be available as CPD modules.   In addition to lectures students will undertake significant self-directed learning and research.  The programme also includes a Masters Induction week to introduce you to DIT and to prepare you for learning at Masters level. 

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Masters Degree in Event Management (M.Sc. in Event Management) of the Dublin Institute of Technology. 

Students may also apply for an exit award after completing a third or two-thirds of the programme successfully.  If students decide to exit the programme they may receive a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma respectively. 

For Further Information

Dr Bernadette Quinn
Hospitality Management & Tourism 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 7557
E: bernadette.quinn@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Event Management / Bainistíocht Imeachtaí (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9414 Sept PT DT9412 Jan PT

For Full-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. 

Conversion Programme

The programme is aimed both at professionals currently employed within the event sector and those from complementary backgrounds who wish to enter the event field.  In this context it may be of particular interest to people coming from marketing, languages, geography, hospitality, tourism or business backgrounds.  It is anticipated that graduates of this programme will find employment in a wide range of positions within and outside the industry. 

This programme aims to equip participants with the necessary expertise to plan and manage, co-ordinate and develop event businesses and projects in Ireland and abroad. It is aimed at both professionals currently employed within event related activity and those from related fields. This dynamic programme encourages interaction between academics and industry practitioners from the national and international event sector.

Career Opportunities

Career paths include management positions in a variety of companies and organisations including festival and sports events, conferences, meetings and exhibitions, corporate and incentives, tourist attractions, hospitality businesses, community development, cultural organisations, cooperative marketing groups, support agencies and local authorities.  There are also opportunities for graduates in research, teaching and consultancy.

Course Content

The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Event Management. 

Event Management Modules:

                   Event Planning & Operations Management

                   International Event Management

                   Dissertation (including Research Methods)

Core Modules:

                   Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism

                   The Effective Manager

                   Emerging Industry Issues

                   Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of methods including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and terminal examinations.

Timetable / Hours

The full time programme involves three days of lectures (14 hours) per week.  Please note all lectures are delivered during the day (9 – 8 pm).  Some content may also be delivered as a teaching block and / or in a blended learning format. Modules will be available as CPD modules.   In addition to lectures students will undertake significant self-directed learning and research.  The programme also includes a Masters Induction week to introduce you to DIT and to prepare you for learning at Masters level. 

There are several options to complete the programme part time.  Essentially, you will be completing the programme on a module by module basis.  That is, there will be one module delivered per day and depending on the timetable and your availability you can select the module(s) you wish to take.  Therefore, you can complete the programme in your own time and at a pace that suits you provided you complete all required credits within a five-year timeframe.  You can also complete the programme in two years by taking three modules per academic year for two years plus the dissertation.

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Masters Degree in Event Management (M.Sc. in Event Management) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Students may also apply for an exit award after completing a third or two-thirds of the programme successfully.  If students decide to exit the programme they may receive a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma respectively. 

 

Dr Bernadette Quinn
Hospitality Management & Tourism 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 7557
E: bernadette.quinn@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

Fashion Buying & Management / Ceannach Faisin agus Bainistíocht (Jan intake)

DT389 Jan FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

To make a full and complete application for this programme you must include a current CV along with a cover letter stating why you are applying for this postgraduate diploma and outlining your suitability to the course.

The DIT School of Retail and Services Management has devised this Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management and customized it to the needs of the Fashion Industry. This highly anticipated route of study is one year full-time in duration.The design reflects the educational requirements and learning opportunities necessary to succeed as a fashion buyer in today`s competitive environment.The Postgraduate Diploma programme will bring together both industry experts and educators in the respective module areas.

Click here for our dedicated DIT Fashion Buying & Management website or discover the top 6 reasons to study fashion buying and management with DIT. 

Course Content

The first semester introduces participants to the principles of Fashion Buying I. Materials and Fabrics, Sociology of Fashion, Finance for non-financial Managers, and Marketing Luxury Brands and Retail Merchandising Analytics.

In the second semester students study a more specialist area with Fashion Buying II, complemented by modules such as Store Environment, Fashion Public Relations and Communications, Retail Operations Management and International Fashion Retailing.

Throughout the year, a series of Fashion Seminars will be delivered. These seminars will allow for the students to interact with key industry figures and be kept informed of the latest industry developments. International travel will also be an important feature of the programme.

The first trip to Paris takes place in February. The aim of this trip is primarily to attend the Premiere Vision fabric trade fair and experience firsthand the demands of the apparel industry.  The learning outcomes of this trip our examined by continuous assessment.

Later in the semester, students travel to an Irish and UK based fabric mill with The National Tailoring Academy who deliver the Materials and Fabric module throughout semester 1.

Location

School of Retail and Services Management, Faculty of Business, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Timetable / Hours

While the timetable for 2016 is obviously yet to be finalized there are normally circa 20 to 25 contact hours per week. Given the intensive nature of the postgraduate programme and the fact that subjects are new, students are advised to keep a clear working week and to minimize other commitments in order to participate in the programme. Students are also advised to be aware of time commitment needed to complete the work placement element of the programme.

Award

Graduates are eligible for the Level 9 award of Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Barbara Mohan
Project Officer - Arthur Ryan Retail Centre 
DIT, Room 2-091, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

T: 01 402 7060

Mob: 086 821 8391

E: barbara.mohan@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects does the Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management include ? 

The first semester introduces participants to the principles of Fashion Buying I. Materials and Fabrics, Sociology of Fashion, Finance for non-financial Managers, and Marketing Luxury Brands and Retail Merchandising Analytics.

In the second semester students study a more specialist area with Fashion Buying II, complemented by modules such as Store Environment, Fashion Public Relations and Communications, Retail Operations Management and International Fashion Retailing.

Throughout the year, a series of Fashion Seminars will be delivered. These seminars will allow for the students to interact with key industry figures and be kept informed of the latest industry developments. International travel will also be an important feature of the programme. In February, students will travel to a European fashion capital to attend an acclaimed international trade fair and fashion-related seminar customised especially for the programme.  In march the students will visit a fabric mill in Ireland and in the UK as part of the Materials and Fabrics module of semester 1. 

A work placement will feature as key to the successful completion of the programme, and will take place at the end of Semester 1.

What is the duration of the programme ?

The programme runs for one year full-time, with a work placement element included in the duration.

Does the course have industry links ?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management is very closely aligned to industry, in order to offer the best and most relevant education in this field. The Industry Advisory Panel is made up of key industry figures and organizations, both local and international. Experts from key institutions around the world also offer important support, from the London College of Fashion  to Mod`Art International in Paris.  Support from the Industry will be evident in the line-up of speakers for the Fashion Seminar series.

What are the learning outcomes of the programme ?

  • Students will be able to understand and appreciate the diversity of fabrics available for use in their product / garment construction, their general properties and variations in the methods of assembling them into products.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ranging and merchandising in the context of overall category management and relate these to overall business of the retailer.
  • Students will understand how buying and merchandising interacts with the other key business functions, in particular: Design, Garment Technology,Marketing, Finance and Retail Operations.
  • Students will demonstrate a specialised knowledge of the range of concepts, models and processes relevant to the study of fashion buying and management.
  • Students will develop a comprehensive awareness of the significant concepts and processes of consumer behavior.
  • Students will exercise an ability to review secondary research material, interpret multiple arguments on the subject matter, followed with the capacity to present logical critical explanations.
  • Students will take responsability for one`s own learning and actively participate in team and group based opportunities to develop leadership and initiative.
  • Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the nature of fashion distribution channels and the changing balance of power therein.
  • Students will be able to analyze the nature and power of brands in building fashion brand equity and appreciate the particular case of luxury brands.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the key media involved in the fashion industry and an ability to describe the media in relation to types, styles, power and influence.

Is there a single contact for the course ?

Yes, the Postgraduate Diploma in Fashion Buying and Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology has a Programme Coordinator. Decisions in relation to course content and development are made by the course team and course committee in line with general DIT policy.

More detailed information on course syllabi is contained in the Programme Document that is updated each year. This is available from the library, DIT Aungier Street. General information on the industry is available from published and other industry sources.

Who may I contact if I have any questions ?

Contact Fashion Buying Programme Coordinator Barbara Mohan at barbara.mohan@dit.ie with any queries about the programme or its content or alternatively by telephone on 01 402 7060 or 086 8218391.

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please click here

*Please note this course fee includes the cost of student's flights & accommodation to both Paris, France and UK and Ireland Mill visits.

Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

Finance / Airgeadas

DT374 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme will be offered on a full-time basis (mid-September to end May). It is designed for honours (2H2 or higher) graduates of disciplines other than Finance. It is a conversion programme and no previous knowledge of finance is required or assumed.

It is aimed at those who may wish to pursue careers in the Financial Services Sector in Ireland and internationally.  The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in its 2007 report has identified this sector as having a shortage of skilled staff and as a result this programme was developed to enable graduates to develop the skills to work in this exciting market.  The programme also acts as a qualifier for postgraduate programmes at Masters level in Finance and allied disciplines.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced career prospects for a wide variety of careers in the Financial Services Sector. Graduates will have the skill set to enter the industry in different roles either working with financial institutions or in a finance role within an organisation. Opportunities also exist for further study at Masters level.

Course Content

Semester 1 Modules

  • Corporate Finance 1
  • Economics*
  • Information Technology for Finance*
  • Mathematics for Finance and Economics
  • Financial Econometrics 1
  • Derivatives 1
  • Macroeconomics and International Finance

*IT for Finance must be taken if exemption given for Economics

Semester 2 Modules

  • Corporate Finance 2
  • Financial Econometrics 2
  • Derivatives 2
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Services Governance and Regulations
  • Macroeconomics and International Finance

Location

School of Accounting and Finance Faculty of Business DIT, Aungier Street Dublin 2

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

The Postgraduate Diploma in Finance is an intensive one year full-time programme for non-finance graduates wishing to pursue a career in the financial services industry or a career in the finance function.  Career opportunities include Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Investment and Risk Management.  The programme offers graduates an excellent grounding for further postgraduate studies in Finance.  Graduates of the programme are now working in Ireland, the UK, Europe and in North America.

It is suited to graduates with an interest in developing analytical and practical skills in preparation for a career in Finance and Banking.  Graduates from all backgrounds are considered and no previous knowledge of finance is assumed.  A competence in quantitative skills, though not essential, would be an advantage.

Timetable / Hours

The Postgraduate Diploma in Finance will run in full - time and part – time mode from September 2017.

Full time students will attend lectures Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9 – 5pm and classes on two evenings per week. They also will attend the part time evening lectures.

Part time students will attend lectures on two evenings in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 (to be advised). Evening Modules in the part time mode will be Economics, Maths for Finance and Economics, Corporate Finance 1 and 2, Financial Regulation and Governance and Financial Statement Analysis.

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance.

Marie O'Flynn
School of Accounting and Finance 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 3027 
E: marie.oflynn@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

What our Students say...

"I was a student of the 2013-2014 Post Graduate  Diploma  in Finance. I finished my undergraduate in 2010 in International Business with Spanish. I then worked in Business development with a Multinational for three years. Although I enjoyed the job I believed I needed to become more specialized to advance in my career. I knew that with a Finance background I could add several new strings to my bow. Therefore, having very little Finance / Accounting knowledge I decided to take a year out to do the PG Dip in Finance. This was a great stepping stone to enable me to gain technical financial knowledge that can be applied to day to day business. The PG Dip gives you a solid grounding on various topics of Finance. Finance is a pillar of any business and having a Finance background will stand to you. I now have a Commercial Finance role with a multinational company in Brazil. I balance the Finance and Commercial side of the job with ease."

Fergal Delaney, 2013/14

 

Yinqiu Zhang DT390 MSc in Finance

I received both my Postgraduate Diploma in 2014 and Master in Finance in 2015 in DIT. My personal study path is somewhat different to others: I used to work as a programming engineer before I came to DIT and it allows me to transit from pure programming to financial engineer. It was quite encouraging for me to do Postgraduate Diploma because it focused on the practical field and especially for the students who did not have solid finance background like me I found I could easily pick up the technical aspect of finance. The modules of the school are designed in both scope and depth and this expanded my view of finance extensively. At first I found  some key modules quite challenging.  Thanks to the lecturers and my classmates I enjoyed the projects which were designed around teamwork.  The hardware and software facilities in DIT are quite excellent. The "Thomson Reuters" software in the labs are available to the students. This facilitates opportunities to test theory in the real financial world. I am currently employed in derivatives software development. The job involves working out  lots of practical problems in  finance. Both programmes were excellent preparation for my career and I could easily handle the strategic as well as technical problems which arise. My education has helped me to improve my way of thinking and efficiency in my analysis. I highly recommend both of these postgraduate programmes. The Postgraduate Diploma is excellent for graduates of disciplines other than finance. The M Sc Finance is appropriate for those who wish to deepen knowledge and techniques in finance and who wish to have a strategic view of the discipline.

Yinqiu Zhang

DT374 Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and DT390 M Sc Finance

Finance / Airgeadas

DT9374 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. 

This programme will be offered on a part-time basis over two academic years (mid-September to end May). It is designed for honours (2H2 or higher) graduates of disciplines other than Finance. It is a conversion programme and no previous knowledge of finance is required or assumed.

It is aimed at those who may wish to pursue careers in the Financial Services Sector in Ireland and internationally.  There is evidence of the sector as having a shortage of skilled staff and as a result this programme was developed to enable graduates to develop the skills to work in this exciting market.  The programme also acts as a qualifier for postgraduate programmes at Masters level in Finance and allied disciplines.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced career prospects for a wide variety of careers in the Financial Services Sector. Graduates will have the skill set to enter the industry in different roles either working with financial institutions or in a finance role within an organisation. Opportunities also exist for further study at Masters level.

Course Content

Semester 1 Modules

  • Economics
  • Corporate Finance 1
  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance

*IT for Economics and Finance

* if exemption given in Economics

Semester 2 Modules

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Services, Regulation and Governance
  • Corporate Finance 2

Semester 3 Modules

  • Econometrics 1
  • Derivatives 1
  • Macroeconomics and International Finance

Semester 4 Modules

  • Econometrics 2
  • Derivatives 2
  • Macroeconomics and International Finance

*(10 Credit Module over Semester 3 and 4)

 

Timetable / hours

The Postgraduate Diploma in Finance will run in full - time and part – time mode from September 2017.

Full time students will attend lectures Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9 – 5pm and classes on two evenings per week. They also will attend the part time evening lectures.

Part time students will attend lectures on two evenings in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 (to be advised). Evening Modules in the part time mode will be Economics, Maths for Finance and Economics, Corporate Finance 1 and 2, Financial Regulation and Governance and Financial Statement Analysis.

For Further Information

Course coordinator

Marie O Flynn
School of Accounting and Finance 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street , Dublin 2 
T: +353-1-402 3027 
F: +353-1-402 3003 
E: marie.oflynn@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link: 

Finance / Airgeadas

DT390 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Applications are invited for this intensive one year full-time programme for finance graduates wishing to pursue a career in the financial services industry or a career in the finance function.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be equipped to work in a number of areas in the financial sector. Graduates will have a strong exposure to the financial markets and to market instruments. As such they are equipped to work in roles where analysis of financial and economic information is required, corporate finance type roles in a wide variety of organisations. They would also be equipped to carry out econometric analysis in a research support role in a financial institution. While most students are expected to enter the programme with a view to launching a successful career in the finance industry, others may wish to use it as a stepping stone to later obtain a PhD.

Course Content

Semester 1 
Corporate Finance
Derivatives I
Econometrics
Financial Statement Analysis 
International Capital Markets
International Finance 1

Semester 2 
Derivatives II
Econometrics including Time Series
Financial Asset Valuation
International Finance II
Research and Thesis

Location

DIT Aungier Street , Dublin 2

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Finance of the Dublin Institute of Technology

For Further Information

Marie O Flynn
School of Accounting and Finance 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street , Dublin 2 
T: +353-1-402 3027 
F: +353-1-402 3003 
E: marie.oflynn@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

 

What our Students say...

 

Klavs Ciprikis DT390

The M.Sc. in Finance programme provided me with the necessary knowledge and skills to begin my career in academia and research, and they are very likely to enable future students to pursue careers in areas of finance such as financial services, risk management, investment analysis and international finance. This highly intensive course will improve your communication and time management skills which will enable you to feel comfortable in a professional environment. One of the greatest assets of this course is its lecturing staff. The highly knowledgeable, professional and approachable staff of the M.Sc. in Finance programme are happy to assist you and provide guidance, and it is unlikely that you will ever feel left behind or lost. I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to experience a different and challenging area of study that has the potential to be extremely rewarding.

Klavs Ciprikis

Graduated M.Sc. in Finance in 2015

Current occupation, PhD researcher

 

Yinqiu Zhang DT390 MSc in FinanceI received both my Postgraduate Diploma in 2014 and Master in Finance in 2015 in DIT. My personal study path is somewhat different to others: I used to work as a programming engineer before I came to DIT and it allows me to transit from pure programming to financial engineer. It was quite encouraging for me to do Postgraduate Diploma because it focused on the practical field and especially for the students who did not have solid finance background like me I found I could easily pick up the technical aspect of finance. The modules of the school are designed in both scope and depth and this expanded my view of finance extensively. At first I found some key modules quite challenging. Thanks to the lecturers and my classmates I enjoyed the projects which were designed around teamwork. The hardware and software facilities in DIT are quite excellent. The "Thomson Reuters" software in the labs are available to the students. This facilitates opportunities to test theory in the real financial world. I am currently employed in derivatives software development. The job involves working out lots of practical problems in finance. Both programmes were excellent preparation for my career and I could easily handle the strategic as well as technical problems which arise. My education has helped me to improve my way of thinking and efficiency in my analysis. I highly recommend both of these postgraduate programmes. The Postgraduate Diploma is excellent for graduates of disciplines other than finance. The M Sc Finance is appropriate for those who wish to deepen knowledge and techniques in finance and who wish to have a strategic view of the discipline.

Yinqiu Zhang

DT374 Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and DT390 M Sc Finance

Finance / Airgeadas

DT9390 PT

For full-time option click here

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Applications are invited for this intensive two year part-time programme for finance graduates wishing to pursue a career in the financial services industry or a career in the finance function.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be equipped to work in a number of areas in the financial sector. Graduates will have a strong exposure to the financial markets and to market instruments. As such they are equipped to work in roles where analysis of financial and economic information is required, corporate finance type roles in a wide variety of organisations. They would also be equipped to carry out econometric analysis in a research support role in a financial institution. While most students are expected to enter the programme with a view to launching a successful career in the finance industry, others may wish to use it as a stepping stone to later obtain a PhD.

Course Content

Semester 1 
Corporate Finance
Derivatives I
Econometrics I

Semester 2
Financial Statement Analysis 
International Capital Markets
International Finance 1

Semester 3 
Derivatives II
Econometrics II
Financial Asset Valuation

Semester 4 
International Finance 
Financial Institutions
Research and Thesis

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

Award

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Finance of the Dublin Institute of Technology

Marie O Flynn
School of Accounting and Finance 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street , Dublin 2 
T: +353-1-402 3027 
F: +353-1-402 3003 
E: marie.oflynn@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link: 

 

 

Fine Art / Mínealaín

DT9009 FT DT9023 PT

Introduction

The MA Fine Art programme, run by the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT, offers a unique opportunity for focussed study in an interdisciplinary environment that mixes studio practice with intellectual and historical inquiry.

The programme is one of five delivered through the Creative Arts Masters Platform. Students on the MA Fine Art programme will join those on the other studio-based programmes in Interior Design, Visual Communications, and Product Design, and those on the Contemporary Visual Culture programme, where students study the theory and criticism of contemporary visual culture or the history of art and design. The Platform allows specialisation within a dynamic mix of practical and critical disciplines, placing particular emphasis upon practice engaged with critical and historical debate.

Course Content

The MA Fine Art is a twelve-month, full-time or twenty-four-month part-time programme divided between core modules, including Discourses in Contemporary Art and Design, Research Methods, and a Discipline-Specific Seminar Series, and modules designed to provide core and advanced studio skills. In the third semester, students deliver a final project in their specialisation.

Fine Art students will benefit from state-of-the-art printing and 3-D workshops, off-campus Project Spaces, and individual on-campus studios during the third semester, when students will deliver their final project.

For more details visit the programme blog: http://ma-adp.blogspot.com/

Assessment

Assessment is by project and coursework. The programme culminates in the completion of a major project and report or dissertation.

Location

DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

Timetable / Hours

The programme is offered full-time and part-time.

Full-time students will take a total of 30 credits of coursework per semester.

Part-time students will take a total of 25 credits of coursework in the first year, and 55 credits in the second year.

Further Information

Dr Tim Stott
Dublin School of Creative Arts
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

T: 01 402 4129
E: tim.stott@dit.ie

Fees

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here.

For part-time postgraduate fees click here.

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Food Safety Management / Bainistíocht Sábháilteachta Bia

DT9437 FT DT437 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Recent food crises highlight the essential need for professional, up to date training in Food Safety Management. This interdisciplinary, skills based MSc. Programme, focuses on the complex, national and EU regulatory and management systems in place to ensure Food Safety and consumer protection, and reviews the many proposed future changes in Food Regulation.

Successful completion of the programme allows participants to progress to the next level in their career. Run on both a full-time and a part time basis, it is organised specifically to accommodate those working or wishing to work in the food industry. Past graduates now work in regulatory positions either nationally or in the EU as Environmental Health Officers, Veterinarians or Laboratory Analysts in the public sector. Others working in the private sector now occupy significant roles technical management in all of Ireland’s major food companies, including food producers, processors, caterers and retailers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to occupy significant roles in industry as responsible persons, while also being qualified for employment positions in regulatory affairs, consultancy and administration in both government and industry.

Course Content

Stage 1.

Course Lecture Programme - Full Time

Semester 1:

Food Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Behaviour and the Media (Wednesday Delivery)

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food law and consumer affairs:

  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Food Safety, the Consumer and the Media
  • Food Law and Media Research

 

Chemical and Microbial Hazards in Foods (Thursday Delivery)

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food hazards:

  • Food Hazards - Chemical
  • Food Hazards - Microbiological
  • Food Hazards Research

These modules deliver the underlying scientific principles of Food Safety Management. They consider aspects of chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, nutrition, epidemiology and Parasitology necessary to understand food safety issues.

These modules will provide an appreciation of the legislative, regulatory and enforcement framework for Food Safety Management. This set of modules addresses the role of the consumer as a driver for change in the production, processing and distribution of safe food. It will look at the consumer's perception of risks and the role of the media, advertising and marketing in food safety.

Semester 2:

The Management of Food Safety (Wednesday Delivery)

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food safety management tools:

  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Food Safety Management Risk Analysis
  • Food Safety Management Toolkit

 An Overview of Safety Aspects of Food Production Technology (Thursday Delivery)

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food production and risk:

  • Safety Aspects of Primary Production
  • Safety Aspects of Food Processing
  • Food Production - Research

These modules present an overview of food production technology with an emphasis on safety issues. This module will enable the student to appreciate all elements of the food chain from production through to consumption and the risks arising there from.

 

COURSE LECTURE PROGRAMME - PART TIME

Year 1/2*- Semester 1: (Wednesday Delivery)

Food Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Behaviour and the Media

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food law and consumer affairs:

  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Food Safety, the Consumer and the Media
  • Food Law and Media Research

These modules will provide an appreciation of the legislative, regulatory and enforcement framework for Food Safety Management. This set of modules addresses the role of the consumer as a driver for change in the production, processing and distribution of safe food. It will look at the consumer's perception of risks and the role of the media, advertising and marketing in food safety.

Year 1/2*- Semester 2: (Wednesday Delivery)

The Management of Food Safety

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food safety management tools:

  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Food Safety Management Risk Analysis
  • Food Safety Management Toolkit

Year 1/2*- Semester 1: (Thursday Delivery)

Chemical and Microbial Hazards in Foods

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food hazards:

  • Food Hazards - Chemical
  • Food Hazards - Microbiological
  • Food Hazards Research

These modules deliver the underlying scientific principles of Food Safety Management. They consider aspects of chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, nutrition, epidemiology and Parasitology necessary to understand food safety issues.

Year 1/2*- Semester 2: (Thursday Delivery)

An Overview of Safety Aspects of Food Production Technology

The following group of modules are related under the theme of food production and risk:

  • Safety Aspects of Primary Production
  • Safety Aspects of Food Processing
  • Food Production - Research

These modules present an overview of food production technology with an emphasis on safety issues. This module will enable the student to appreciate all elements of the food chain from production through to consumption and the risks arising there from.

 

*Note: The lecture programmes of year 1 and 2 are offered on alternate years and the delivery day is either Wednesday or Thursday. As the modules are structured as stand-alone, independent units, the programme is commenced in either year of the cycle

Stage 2.

The Integrated Food Safety Management Case Study

The Integrated Food Safety Management Case Study is a unique aspect of the programme conducted in the premises of a food company. It is an opportunity for students to put into practice the knowledge they have gained from the taught courses, particularly the Food Safety Management Module, by applying their knowledge to a real life situation.

The study will identify the sources of risks in a structured manner and formulate systems to address these risks. The case study will involve a food safety audit of the premises/operation, developing controls and ultimately putting in place a food safety management strategy. 

Stage 3.

Completion of the Dissertation

The requirement to undertake a research project and to complete a dissertation applies to MSc students only. The work is undertaken under supervision, on an approved topic area in Food Safety Management. Selection of project titles must be completed with supervisors before the end of the first year of the course. Following agreement on project titles the student is required to present a preliminary outline of the proposed work indicating methods and requirements. On commencement of the second year of the course, the student is required to present a literature review and a more complete outline of the proposed approach. The write up will take place during the second year for final submission before the end of December following that term.

Assessment

Assessment methods will include examinations, assignments, case studies and a dissertation.

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

Students will be graduates in a discipline relevant to food safety,and will have significant work experience. The two year programme focuses on the complex, national and EU regulatory and management systems in place to ensure Food Safety and consumer protection, and reviews the many proposed future changes in food regulations.

Timetable / Hours

This part-time only mode requires attendance for one day per week from 2pm to 8.30 pm with occasional field trips of longer duration (some foreign travel will be required).

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of MSc in Food Safety Management of Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Mr Fintan Moran
Food Science and Environmental Health 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 7546 
F: 01 402 4495 
E: fintan.moran@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For part-time postgraduate fees please click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

 

Gastronomy and Food Studies / Máistreacht sa Ghastranamaíocht agus Staidéar Bia

DT9400 PT

Programme Description

This is the first Masters programme in Ireland to offer graduates a solid underpinning in the three pillars of Gastronomy & Food Studies: History, Society, and Practice. The food landscape in Ireland and indeed globally is under ever-increasing scrutiny from a wide range of commentators and this programme will satisfy the growing interest in Food Studies.

By amalgamating shared learning with focused networking opportunities, the programme will develop transferrable, interpersonal communication skills whilst encouraging creative and critical thinkers who will become life-long learners and advocates for Irish food and international food culture.

The programme will examine the key forces and policies that influence the modern food system by investigating the impact of history on contemporary foodways.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is open to graduates from diverse disciplines (Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Tourism, Sociology, History, Literature, Media, Business, Marketing, Art and Design, Liberal Arts etc.) and from practitioners in the broader food sector, from chefs and hospitality professionals to government agencies, entrepreneurs, educators, and the agri-food industry.

Programme Aims

The MA Gastronomy and Food Studies curriculum aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to develop meaningful careers in the broader academic, practical, societal and policy / advocacy areas encompassed by Food and Beverage.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this MA Gastronomy and Food Studies Programme will be uniquely positioned and equipped to seek employment opportunities in an ever-expanding range of disciplines and to pursue a multitude of career paths. The strength of the graduate will lie in their diversity of knowledge and exposure to a range of subject areas. Successful graduates will be able to contribute to the arenas of Food Policy (government agencies, NGOs, advocacy, non-profit and philanthropic organisations), Art and Media, Food Writing and Communications, Teaching and Academia, Food and Beverage Consultancy, Food Tourism or as Brand Ambassadors. In addition, graduates may move into creative and entrepreneurial leadership roles within the broader culinary and food industries.

Modules Linkages and Progression

The Programme committee is conscious of the need to create a clear path of progression for graduates; to this end the proposed Masters Programme will offer opportunities for consideration for progression on to a Doctoral programme.

Philosophy and Unique Selling Point of Programme

The philosophy is to develop an epistemic community, a network of confident, competent, critical thinkers who are creatively engaged with Gastronomy and Food Studies at the forefront of learning. This will be achieved by providing many opportunities for conviviality, networking and challenging discussion both among the students and with the broader gastronomic community both nationally and internationally. Some of the unique selling points include: Networking opportunities, masterclasses and workshops, guest speakers, field trips and meal experiences.

Programme Learning Outcomes

In line with the NFQ (Level 9), Graduates of this Masters Programme will be able to:

1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge at the forefront of the field of Gastronomy and Food Studies and apply relevant concepts and theories to a range of issues appropriate to the Programme.

2. Critically examine the power and control that key actors and players exert on different parts of the food chain, from primary production through to consumption, generally informed by knowledge which is at the forefront of learning.

3. Demonstrate a range of standard and specialised research or equivalent tools and techniques of enquiry and communication (digital literacy) appropriate to the field of Gastronomy and Food Studies.

4. Engage in self-directed learning and take significant responsibility for the work of individuals and groups, show leadership and initiative, and act in a wide and often unpredictable variety of professional levels and ill-defined contexts.

5. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the conflicting interests of consumers, producers and markets within the modern food system, and learn to self-evaluate and take responsibility for continuing academic and professional development.

6. Effectively communicate and integrate a broad knowledge base of key issues into an appropriately structured format and scrutinise and reflect on social norms and relationships and act to change them.

Programme Content

In semesters 1, 2 and 3 students will take two (2) core modules and choose one (1) further optional module. The final semester will be reserved for Dissertation research and writing, supervisor meetings and workshops.

Core Modules

Introduction to Gastronomy and Food Studies

Global Cultural History of Food

Politics of the Global Food System

Post-Graduate Research Methodology

Food Writing and Media

History of Irish Food: Applying the Past

Dissertation (Semester 4)

Optional Modules

Reading Historic Cookbooks: A Structured Approach

International Trends in Gastronomic Research and Publishing

Social Approaches to Wine and Beverage Culture

Food Tourism

Food Regulatory Affairs

Consumer Culture and Branding

For Further Information

Dr. Máírtín Mac Con Iomaire (Programme Chair)
Culinary Arts and Food Technology, (SCAFT) Dublin Institute of Technology 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha St Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 4432
E: Mairtin.macconiomaire@dit.ie

School Office 
T: 01 402 4344 
E: scaft@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

What our students say!

'What attracted me to DIT was their strong culinary culture, their strong sense of food history, that their department are actively encouraging people to forge new paths in discovering what the past was in terms of food history and what the future will be'.

Dorothy Cashman, Ph.D. Graduate (2016)

 

The Three Pillars of the MA Gastronomy and Food Studies

The philosophy that underpins the Programme rests on three pillars: History, Society, and Practice.

History

An understanding of historical context is fundamental for research. Historical documents in the context of this Programme include vernacular sources such as oral histories, culinary manuscripts, menus and other ephemera. Food history is an emerging academic discipline with its respectability confirmed through the writings of the scholars of the Annales School. However, the history of food is as old as the history of mankind.

Food historians are faced with unique challenges, as their subject is often connected with home and hearth and the work of women or the non-elite classes. Once considered far too quotidian for academic scrutiny, food history now is an accepted and flourishing field with its own journals, symposia and canon. This Programme offers students the tools to conduct rigorous document-oriented research in food history to reveal new insights into hitherto overlooked and underappreciated elements of our cultural heritage.

Society

Humans are intrinsically social beings, and the consumption of food is essential to life. The link between food and society is increasingly recognised, and a body of academic/scholarly research and thinking has emerged in recent times. The anthropologist Michael Dietler writes that food and drink are highly charged symbolic media, while the French social scientist Claude Fischler points out that food powerfully expresses social differentiation. Food has meaning and cultural significance, and therefore, is not only a form of sustenance.

From hunter-gatherer societies where humans needed to cooperate to source and prepare food to the cutting edge technology used for growing, harvesting and producing food for today’s 7.5 billion global inhabitants, the daily life of humans is interwoven with food rituals as well as basic nourishment. From an anthropological perspective food raises many questions about the habitual and expressive nature of life, yet to ensure both survival and growth, society needs structured organisation and strategy concerning food. Identity can be reflected through the diversity of eating habits, cultural idiosyncrasies, cookery, ingredients and food systems (exchange, preparation and consumption patterns). The functional nature of food in society also drives other disciplines and areas of employment such as health, media, law and policy, economics, history, literature, agriculture, and science. The gamut of conventions surrounding food give it a complex shape, and this is ripe for exploration.

Practice

The idea of Practice is inherently related with the concept of ‘doing’ as opposed to the acquisition of entirely theoretical knowledge. The development of subject-specific knowledge and understanding allied to cognitive and intellectual skills form the basis of Practice; when the application of knowledge occurs using key transferable skills, the theory becomes innately tangible. During the application of skills a practitioner can operate in complex and often unpredictable specialised contexts that may be at the forefront of subject-specific knowledge and will require an overview of the issues governing good practice. The good practitioner needs to display autonomy in the use of acquired skills and act in a professional capacity for self and in a collegiate manner for others.

When demonstrated at optimum, technical expertise has the mastery of skills at its core. The performance of precision tasks smoothly with effectiveness is a sine qua non within professional practice and a most highly desired attribute in working environments of any type. As one of the pillars of the Programme, practice is central to a number of modules, and the commercially-focused modules in particular represent the practical aspects that rely on the application of theoretical knowledge.

The sectoral knowledge of varying aspects of the food industry contained in this Programme is designed to aid students to engage professionally with problem-solving within the industry and will address knowledge deficits in a practical sense.

 

Geographic Information Science / Eolaíocht na Faisnéise Geografaí

DT9419 FT DT9420 PT

Introduction

Geographic information Systems are widely-used indispensable tools for governance, commerce, and environmental and social science in Ireland and world-wide.  Over the next few years it is forecast that the area of GIS will grow rapidly. This will lead to the need for highly qualified professionals in all areas of the geospatial industry. The MSc programme in Geographic Information Science presents an opportunity to develop and build on your previous learning and to deepen your understanding and knowledge of essential principles, practices and applications of geospatial technologies.

Competency in information technology skills has consistently been identified as a critical need in the geospatial industry and in the wider workplace in Ireland. This programme has been designed specifically to address these issues and will provide graduates with a thorough grounding in information technology including spatial databases and web technology as well as programming skills tailored to the particular requirements of geospatial data.

This is a conversion programme to enable graduates of a related discipline or current practitioners in the geospatial or related industry to acquire a qualification in Geographic Information Science at Masters Level.   The programme is delivered within Spatial Information Sciences in the School of Surveying and Construction Management in DIT Bolton Street.  A maximum intake of 20 students is planned from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Career Opportunities

It is an exciting and challenging time for the geospatial industry and also a time of opportunity. Government has recognised the value and benefit in promoting Ireland as a smart economy and developing the expertise and technology to manage and exploit new sources of information and technologies. Development of such technologies requires highly skilled graduates with both strong computing and spatial analysis skills.

Employment opportunities and emerging workforce development opportunities are growing in the GIScience area and the number of GIS-related job opportunities has risen steadily over the last few years. Career opportunities exist in a wide and diverse range of organisations including government, semi-state, private and commercial sectors.

Accreditation will be sought from the following professional bodies:

            Irish Institution of Surveyors (IIS)

            Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)

            Engineers Ireland (IEI)

            Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

Programme Content

Fundamentals of GIS

Spatial Data Acquisition

GI Project Management

Web and User Interface Design

Spatial Databases

Introduction to Programming

Advanced GIS

GIS Modelling

Work Placement

Web GIS

Programming for GIS

Advanced Spatial Data Management 

Programme Delivery

The programme will use flexible modes of delivery including lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, project work, e-learning, problem-based learning, guest lectures, seminars, etc. Learners are expected to actively contribute to this interactive learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to gain relevant practical industry experience working within a company or organization as part of the Work Placement module.

Calendar - Full-time mode

September to December: Six modules

January to October: Six modules (January – May) plus Research project and dissertation.

 

Calendar - Part-time mode

Year One:

September to December: Three modules - one day and evening per week

January to May: Three modules - one day and evening per week.

Year Two:

September to December: Three modules - one day and evening per week.

January to October: Three modules - one day and evening per week (January – May) plus Research project and dissertation.

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: end of semester examinations; project work; group work, assignments, and presentations.  In addition, students wishing to qualify to MSc standard will be expected to complete a research project and dissertation in the final semester.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is aimed at expanding the knowledge of graduates who have already obtained degrees in disciplines related to geographic information science.  Applications are invited from graduates of Engineering, Geography, Science, Geomatics, Archaeology, Planning, Environmental Science, Computing and Information Technology but graduates of other discipline areas will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

The programme is also aimed at practitioners and professionals in the geospatial or related discipline areas who wish to expand their knowledge and qualifications in this exciting and evolving domain.

Timetable / Hours

In full-time mode, each phase is completed over a 15-week semester.   Phases 1 and 2 comprise of taught modules with circa 15 contact hours per week each.  During Phase 2, as part of the module Work Placement, students will have the opportunity to gain relevant practical industry experience working within a company or organization. Phase 3 consists of one mandatory module, Research Project and Dissertation

In part-time mode, students are expected to complete a mixture of Phase 1 and Phase 2 modules in each of two academic years.  As above, phase 3 consists of one mandatory module, Research Project and Dissertation

The programme committee will, where practical, try to ensure that the attendance requirements for part-time students are flexible and condensed into one day and evening per week.

Award

An MSc in Geographic Information Science from the Dublin Institute of Technology will be awarded to participants who also successfully pass all modules and the Research Project and Dissertation module.  Students, who do not wish to, or are unable to, complete the Research Project and Dissertation module will have the option of completing only the taught modules of Phases 1 and 2 for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.  They may apply at a later stage to return for completion of the research project and dissertation in a subsequent academic year for the award of MSc.

For Further Information

Niamh O'Reilly
Spatial Information Sciences
School of Surveying and Construction Management 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street,
Dublin 1


T: 01-402 3735

E: niamh.oreilly@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I undertake individual modules?

Yes. Applications will be considered prior to the beginning of each Semester and places will be allocated space permitting.

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part time postgraduate fees please click here.

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Geospatial Engineering / Innealtóireacht Gheospásúil

DT9415 FT DT9416 PT

Introduction

The aim of the programme is to prepare innovative graduates to work with high competence, using specialised skills and deep knowledge, as producers, managers and users of geospatial information, at the forefront of developments in domains where geospatial information plays a significant role and in related disciplines.

This is a conversion programme to enable graduates of a related discipline to acquire a qualification in GeoSpatial Engineering at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level.   The programme is presented within the Spatial Information Sciences in the new School of Surveying and Construction Management in DIT Bolton Street.  A maximum intake of 20 students is planned from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Geospatial Engineering is a unique NFQ level 9 course in Ireland, it underpins the needs of a wide range of disciplines in the Built Environment and Engineering where the accuracy and connectivity of spatial data is key to survey related workflows.  It is expected that graduates of the programme will find employment in a wide range of disciplines involved in the acquisition, manipulation and management of geospatial data.

The domains of application of geospatial information relevant to this programme include:

  • Architecture, Engineering, Construction
  • Geospatial location - national spatial data
  • Spatial Management of Information
  • Spatial Management of Land
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Earth Observation
  • Cultural Heritage

These domains, while related and overlapping, will expose the successful graduate to a variety of requirements, players, regulatory frameworks, practices and problems.  This programme prepares the graduate to act at wide, and possibly unpredictable, professional levels and within ill-defined contexts. 

The programme is seeking accreditation from the following professional bodies:

            Irish Institution of Surveyors (IIS)

            Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI)

            Engineers Ireland (IEI)

            Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

Programme Content

Geospatial Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations

Geodetic Surveying including GNSS

Geospatial Data Provision including GNSS, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Point Cloud Science including Airborne and Terrestrial laser scanning

Systems and Practise - field and laboratory based

Industrial Work Placement

Research Skills

Project Management

Research Project and Dissertation

Other topics will be available as options - subject to resources 

Programme Delivery

There will be a varied and flexible delivery of the programme including lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, project work, e-learning, problem-based learning, guest lectures, seminars, etc. Students are expected to actively contribute to this interactive process.  Work placement also forms part of the course.  

Calendar - Full-time mode

September to December: Six modules

January to May: Six modules

June to October: Research dissertation

 

Calendar - Part-time mode

Year One:

September to December: Three modules - one day per week

January to May: Three modules - one day per week

Year Two:

September to December: Three modules - one day per week

January to May: Three modules - one day per week

June to October: Research dissertation

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: end of term examinations; project work; group work, assignments, and presentations.  In addition, students of the MSc will be expected to complete a dissertation.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is aimed at deepening the knowledge of graduates who have already obtained degrees in disciplines related to geospatial engineering.  Applications are expected from graduates of Engineering, Geography, Science, Geomatics, Archaeology and Information Technology but graduates of other discipline areas are encouraged to apply.

Timetable / Hours

In full-time mode, each phase is completed over a 15-week semester.   Phases 1 and 2 comprise of taught modules with circa 15 contact hours per week each.  During Phase 2, as part of the module MSc. Work Placement, students will also spend time with a company or organisation.  Phase 3 consists of one mandatory module, Dissertation.  This phase will commence in June immediately on completion of the formal assessment of Phase 2.

In part-time mode, students are expected to complete a mixture of Phase 1 and Phase 2 modules in each of two academic years.  As above, phase 3 consists of one mandatory module, Dissertation.  This phase will commence in June immediately on completion of the formal assessment of Phase 2.  The programme committee will, where practical, try to ensure that the attendance requirements for part-time students are flexible and condensed into one day per week. 

Award

An MSc in GeoSpatial Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology will be awarded to participants who also successfully pass the dissertation.  Students, who do not wish to, or are unable to, complete the dissertation module, have the option of completing only the taught modules of Phases 1 and 2 for a Postgraduate Diploma award.  They may apply at a later stage to return for completion of the dissertation in a subsequent academic year.

 

For Further Information

Dr Audrey Martin FSCSI FRICS 
Spatial Information Sciences
School of Surveying and Construction Management 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street,
Dublin 1 

T: 01.402 3736 
E: Audrey.martin@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I undertake individual modules?

Yes. Applications will be considered prior to the beginning of each Semester and places will be allocated space permitting.

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part time postgraduate fees for please click here.

For information on funding please see the following link: 

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Graphic Design Practice / Cleachtas Dearaidh Ghrafaigh

DT9007 FT DT9008 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

A masters degree programme covering the area of professional graphic design practice. The aim of this course is to equip design graduates with the necessary skills and competencies needed to work effectively as design professionals. The course is designed to augment strong creative and visual skills obtained at undergraduate level with the skills, competencies and expertise required to work successfully in the design industry.

This MA in Graphic Design Practice combines contemporary education practices, meaningful industry links and excellent facilities to deliver this unique programme. It combines research, practical studio work and the development of relevant technology and entrepreneurial skills.

Input from leading design industry professionals is central to the delivery of the programme. This ensures that participants will understand the context of creativity and design within professional design practice. Each practical studio project will be governed by an industry expert in a relevant field. Apart from creative importance, design projects will emphasise the development of team working, project management and communication skills. Skills that are essential in order to lead in today's competitive and demanding design industry.

Career Opportunities

Former students have proved highly successful in finding full-time work in the design industry. Some students have gone on to work in the education sector and a considerable number have set up their own businesses. Most have taken up full-time positions shortly after graduating.

Course Content

Creative Practice

This core aspect of the programme is project-driven with practical objectives that aim to develop an understanding of how creative design practice integrates with commercial production and business strategy. These design projects progress through the year facilitating personal development of creative, team working, communication and design management skills.  

Design Management

This area of study incorporates strategic marketing, project management, key skills intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial skills. Participants apply these skills in their professional design practice. A variety of teaching methods will be used including lectures, tutorials, discussions and industrial visits.

Prepress and Printing Technology

This area of study focuses on the commercial aspects of prepress technology, commercial printing technology and print finishing technology. Participants will select aspects of their design work, produce separated artwork in the prepress studio and oversee the print production of their projects in the printing workshop. Through reflection and analysis participants will develop an understanding of how print production issues influence professional design practice.

Design Research

Participants identify research areas which are relevant to the professional practice of graphic design .The research projects are an important element of the programme as they will contribute to the future development of the design industry in Ireland. Workshops on research methodology, tutorial assistance and support from the IDI and the GDBA will underpin the research process and help ensure that participants produce a body of work that not only has value to themselves but also to the Irish design industry.

Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of continuous assessment and specific assignments, undertaken throughout the year.  There are no formal exams.  Tuition ends in late May, after which students complete a dissertation which is submitted in early September.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is aimed at design graduates who wish to develop a career in the design industry. It is suited to graduates of fine art and graphic design disciplines.

Timetable / Hours

The programme is currently only available in full-time mode of study.  Students are required to attend the college for 3 days per week. The programme is offered over a 1 year period starting in mid September of each year.

For Further Information

Kieran Corcoran
Dublin School of Creative Arts 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7 
T: 01 402 4141
E: creatart@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

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Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Fáilteachais (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9435 Sept FT DT9436 Jan FT

For Part-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. 

Conversion Programme

The hospitality industry is a major worldwide industry. It is dynamic, competitive, fast growing and international in nature. It is wide-ranging, covering everything from deluxe hotels, restaurants and designer bars, to catering operations and nightclubs. DIT’s MSc in Hospitality Management is designed to provide participants with the expert knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career at senior management level in any sector of this vibrant industry. This programme is aimed at students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

This globally recognised hospitality programme is one of DIT’s most sought after programmes. It is the first and only programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and provides participants with a top-level educational package that is delivered by leading academics and experts from the national and international hospitality sector. The programme covers all aspects of the hospitality industry with a business based curriculum that is designed to equip participants with the management skills and analytic capabilities necessary to obtain careers in a wide range of organisational settings.

 

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are literally abound in the national and international hospitality sector. This Masters Degree opens the door to excellent employment opportunities and accelerated promotion within a wide range of organisational roles. Graduates are particularly well placed to find rewarding careers in managerial positions within the hospitality industry. Graduates have also gone on to work in consulting, tourism, events, marketing, revenue management, teaching and lecturing or have started their own businesses. 

Course Content

The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Hospitality Management. 

Hospitality Management Modules:

                   International Hospitality Operations Management

                   Strategic Revenue Management Solutions

                   Dissertation (including Research Methods)

 

Core Modules:

                   Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism

                   The Effective Manager

                   Emerging Industry Issues

                   Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce

 

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of methods including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and terminal examinations.

Timetable / Hours

The full time programme involves three days of lectures (14 hours) per week.  Please note all lectures are delivered during the day (9 – 8 pm).  Some content may also be delivered as a teaching block and / or in a blended learning format. Modules will be available as CPD modules.   In addition to lectures students will undertake significant self-directed learning and research. The programme also includes a Masters Induction week to introduce you to DIT and to prepare you for learning at Masters level. 

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Masters Degree in Hospitality Management (M.Sc. in Hospitality Management) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Students may also apply for an exit award after completing a third or two-thirds of the programme successfully.  If students decide to exit the programme they may receive a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma respectively. 

For Further Information

Dr Ralf Burbach - Assistant Head of School
Hospitality Management & Tourism 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1 

T: +353(0)1 402 4372 
F: +353(0)1 402 4496 
E: ralf.burbach@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Fáilteachais (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9477 Sept PT DT9478 Jan PT

For Full-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. 

Conversion Programme

The hospitality industry is a major worldwide industry. It is dynamic, competitive, fast growing and international in nature. It is wide-ranging, covering everything from deluxe hotels, restaurants and designer bars, to catering operations and nightclubs. DIT’s MSc in Hospitality Management is designed to provide participants with the expert knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career at senior management level in any sector of this vibrant industry. This programme is aimed at students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

This globally recognised hospitality programme is one of DIT’s most sought after programmes. It is the first and only programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and provides participants with a top-level educational package that is delivered by leading academics and experts from the national and international hospitality sector. The programme covers all aspects of the hospitality industry with a business based curriculum that is designed to equip participants with the management skills and analytic capabilities necessary to obtain careers in a wide range of organisational settings.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are literally abound in the national and international hospitality sector. This Masters Degree opens the door to excellent employment opportunities and accelerated promotion within a wide range of organisational roles. Graduates are particularly well placed to find rewarding careers in managerial positions within the hospitality industry. Graduates have also gone on to work in consulting, tourism, events, marketing, revenue management, teaching and lecturing or have started their own businesses. 

Course Content

The programme involves six taught modules plus a dissertation in the area of Hospitality Management. 

Hospitality Management Modules:

                   International Hospitality Operations Management

                   Strategic Revenue Management Solutions

                   Dissertation (including Research Methods)

 

Core Modules:

                   Managerial Finance & Entrepreneurialism

                   The Effective Manager

                   Emerging Industry Issues

                   Strategic Marketing & Digital Commerce

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of methods including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and terminal examinations.

Timetable / Hours

The full time programme involves three days of lectures (14 hours) per week.  Please note all lectures are delivered during the day (9 – 8 pm).  Some content may also be delivered as a teaching block and / or in a blended learning format. Modules will be available as CPD modules.   In addition to lectures students will undertake significant self-directed learning and research. The programme also includes a Masters Induction week to introduce you to DIT and to prepare you for learning at Masters level. 

There are several options to complete the programme part time.  Essentially, you will be completing the programme on a module by module basis.  That is, there will be one module delivered per day and depending on the timetable and your availability you can select the module(s) you wish to take.  Therefore, you can complete the programme in your own time and at a pace that suits you provided you complete all required credits within a five-year timeframe.  You can also complete the programme in two years by taking three modules per academic year for two years plus the dissertation.

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of Masters Degree in Hospitality Management (M.Sc. in Hospitality Management) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Students may also apply for an exit award after completing a third or two-thirds of the programme successfully.  If students decide to exit the programme they may receive a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma respectively. 

For Further Information

Dr Ralf Burbach - Assistant Head of School
Hospitality Management & Tourism 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Cathal Brugha Street Dublin 1 
T: +353(0)1 402 4372 
F: +353(0)1 402 4496 
E: ralf.burbach@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full-time postgraduate fees click here

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Human Resource Management / Bainistíocht Acmhainní Daonna

DT398A PT

Introduction

DT398A MSc in Human Resource Management Brochure 

This new MSc in Human Resource Management level 9 programme, located at DIT Aungier Street, draws on the acknowledged excellence of the staff at DIT in this disciplinary area. The programme is offered by the School of Management which has a close working and collaborative relationship with the key professional body, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD UK & Ireland) and the programme is structured in line with CIPD professional requirements. 

Programme Aim

The MSc in Human Resource Management provides an intellectual formation and path to personal development and career advancement which equips graduates of the programme with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies and theoretical perspectives which inform sound Human Resource Management practice. The graduate will be provided with the wide-ranging knowledge and skills necessary to commence or advance their career as a Human Resource Management professional in a national and international context.  Students who complete the programme will have a rigorous conceptual framework and a systematic knowledge and understanding of the issues that are at the forefront of Human Resource Management theory and practice today.

Programme Objectives

  1. To apply Human Resource Management processes and functions to real Human Resource Management situations as well as general business operation issues.
  2. To develop graduates with high levels of professional competence and skill in Human Resource Management.
  3. To facilitate the student’s ability to transfer acquired knowledge and skill to the Human Resource Management work and research environment.
  4. To raise the student’s knowledge and competence in Human Resource Management to the level of strategic decision making and critical analysis.
  5. To provide the graduate with the research skills necessary to complete quality primary research in the Human Resource Management area.

Programme Structure & Content

The M.Sc. in Human Resource Management is a 2 year part-time programme delivered over 5 semesters, 2 evenings per week as outlined below:

Semester 1

(15 credits - 5 credits per module)

 

Semester 2

(15 credits - 5 credits per module)

 

Semester 3

(15 credits - 5 credits per module)

 

Semester 4

(15 credit – 5 credits per module)

 

Semester 4 & 5

(30 credits)

Human Resource Management in Context

Resourcing and Talent Management

Investigating a Business Issue from a Human Resources Perspective

Performance Management

 

*Research    

  Project

Developing Skills for Business Leadership 1

 

Developing Skills for Business Leadership 2

Leading, Managing and Developing People

 

Organisational Design and Organisation Development

 

Employment Law 1

Employment Law 2

 

Managing Employment Relations

Designing, Delivering & Evaluating Learning and Development Provision

 

 

Note: Programme and module content may be subject to change.

Each module is worth 5 credits while the full programme is worth 90 credits at Level 9 on the National Qualifications Framework.  The programme is delivered over 2 evenings per week on the Aungier Street campus while semester 5 is devoted entirely to the research project which is worth 30 credits.

Assessment

Assessment is on a modular basis with a final research project.

Award

Master of Science in Human Resource Management (level 9)

For Further Information

Dr Mary Prendergast
Acting HOD, Continuing Professional Education,

College of Business 
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2

T: 01-402 3202
E: mary.prendergast@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part time postgraduate fees please click here.

Interior Design / Dearadh Intí

DT9009 FT DT9023 PT

Introduction

The MA Interior Design programme, run by the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT, offers a unique opportunity for focussed study in an interdisciplinary environment that mixes studio practice with intellectual and historical inquiry.

The programme is one of five delivered through the Creative Arts Masters Platform. Students on the MA Interior Design programme will join those on the other studio-based programmes in Product Design, Visual Communications, and Fine Art, and those on the Contemporary Visual Culture programme, where students study the theory and criticism of contemporary visual culture or the history of art and design. The Platform allows specialisation within a dynamic mix of practical and critical disciplines, placing particular emphasis upon practice engaged with critical and historical debate.

Course Content

The MA Interior Design is a twelve-month, full-time or twenty four-month, part-time programme divided between core modules, including Discourses in Contemporary Art and Design, Research Methods, and a Discipline-Specific Seminar Series, and modules designed to provide core and advanced studio skills. In the final semester/s, students deliver a final project in their specialisation.

Interior Design students will benefit from state-of-the-art printing and 3-D workshops, off-campus Project Spaces, and individual on-campus studios during the third semester, when students will deliver their final project.

For more details visit the programme blog: http://ma-adp.blogspot.com/

Assessment

Assessment is by project and coursework. The programme culminates in the completion of a major project and report or dissertation.

Location

DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

Timetable / Hours

The programme is offered full-time and part-time.

Full-time students will take a total of 30 credits of coursework per semester.

Part-time students will take a total of 25 credits of coursework in the first year, and 55 credits in the second year.

Further Information

Dr Tim Stott
Dublin School of Creative Arts
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

T: 01 402 4129
E: tim.stott@dit.ie

Fees

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here.

For part-time postgraduate fees click here.

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

Journalism / Iriseoireacht

DT542 FT

Introduction

The MA Journalism is further integrating digital into its already successful Masters programme. The School of Media has been a pioneering leader in media education for over 40 years and this is the School’s response to changes in journalism, especially in relation to digital media. The programme covers the practice and theory of journalism, ranging from the basics of journalistic craft to consideration of the part that journalists play in society. Incorporating new trends such as social media and advances in digital technology, students will develop ideas and stories across multiple platforms.

A fundamental principle behind the course is the belief that good journalism, produced by reflective, critical practitioners, is crucial in a democracy. The programme seeks to produce journalists who are multi-skilled and critically aware, and have a good understanding of the role of journalism in society.

The course includes tuition, skills training, practical experience, a wide range of assignments, seminars, tutorials, group projects, independent study and research.

It is an MA programme; students must engage fully in the critical and theoretical parts of the course.

Students, particularly international students, may choose to graduate with a Masters in Journalism (International) by selecting optional modules with an international theme.

The course is offered on the following basis:

A two-semester, full-time programme, from September 2015 to December 2016.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are competent to take up employment as journalists in newspapers, broadcast or on-line news organisations. They are equipped to work as reporters, sub-editors, feature writers, producers, researchers, presenters, online-content providers. Demand for graduates depends of course on economic circumstances, but former students have proved highly successful in finding work or in working as freelancers.

Course Content

The programme is divided into three strands: Professional Formation, Journalism Studies and Dissertation.

Professional Formation offers grounding in the basic and professional skills and practice of journalism across multiple platforms.

Journalism Studies provides a critical framework for journalism in its social and historical context.

Students are also required to complete a dissertation on a topic related to journalism.

Tuition takes place in the two semesters between late September and early June. Students work on their dissertation for the third semester and this is submitted in December.

Optional modules require a minimum number of students to run.

Semester 1

Professional Formation:

  • Digital Media Tools
  • Writing and Sub-editing
  • Journalism Practice: Reporting the story cross-platform (print, broadcast, online)
  • Explorations in Journalism OR Reporting Peace & War (Intl)

Journalism Studies:

  • History and Theory of Journalism
  • Media Law 

Semester 2 

Professional Formation:         

Advanced Journalism Practice: Building on skills learnt in semester one - reporting the story cross-platform (print, broadcast, online, data journalism and verification of journalism sources such as Youtube, twitter, social media).

Media Entrepreneurship                   

Journalism Studies:   

  •  Ethics and Current Issues
  •  Media Environment OR Journalism in a Globalised World (Intl)        

  Dissertation: 

  • Research Methodology

        Dissertation

        Submission of dissertation in September 2016

Note: Students who choose the alternative international modules and write a dissertation on a relevant international media topic are eligible for a Masters in Journalism (International)

Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of continuous assessment and specific assignments, undertaken throughout the year. There are no formal exams. Tuition ends in early June, after which students use the third semester to complete a dissertation.

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

The MA in Journalism is aimed at graduates, across various disciplines, who want a foundation in the practice and theory of journalism, and want to pursue journalism as a career. Accordingly the MA is aimed at producing journalists who are not only proficient in practical and professional techniques but who have a wide and critical understanding of the roles and purpose of journalism.

The programme is an alternative path into journalism for those who have not studied journalism at undergraduate level and wish to pursue journalism as a career. We welcome students with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise.

Applicants who have no journalistic record can be considered for the course if they have good academic achievement and/or relevant experience, can write well, and can demonstrate serious commitment to working in journalism.

Applicants can demonstrate commitment to journalism by means of relevant work experience, articles published or written for publication, and evidence of purposefulness about working as a journalist.

Applicants should send in with their applications several samples of written or published work including broadcast and online, such as blogs.

Timetable / Hours

The course is full-time, which means approximately 20 hours of contact time with lecturers per week in semesters one and two. It is an intensive programme: students should not expect to have time for substantial outside commitments. However, it is useful for students to begin to make contacts and pursue professional journalistic work during the duration of the programme, and to this end there is likely to be one day each week that is free of lectures and other academic commitments.

Award

Graduates of this course are eligible for the award of Master of Arts in Journalism or Master of Arts in Journalism (International) from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Further Information

Kate Shanahan
School of Media 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 
T: 01 402 3136
E: catherine.shanahan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Is work placement arranged ?

We do not arrange work placement. It is better for students to make their own contacts and arrange placements for themselves; this way, they are more likely to end up in suitable work places. Staff assist in any way they can; e.g., by letting people know of openings, by recommending good contacts, etc.

What facilities are provided ?

Students work in a computer laboratory (virtual newsroom) with 20 computers, printer, scanner and phone. Software includes Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Pro-tools, and an image-editing programme. Students also have access to radio and TV studios as well as portable recording equipment. There is access to email and the Internet/Worldwide Web on each computer.

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Law / Dlí

DT547 FT DT547A PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme provides an alternative path into a career in law. It also should interest those considering careers outside law, in which law plays an important part.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Law aims to provide an integrated programme in the practice and theory of law, supported by lectures, coursework and research projects. The academic foundation in law gained by a successful student should be sufficient to permit him or her to proceed onto the further professional training necessary to become a solicitor. A graduate will acquire a critical understanding of and approach to the diversity of legal issues in contemporary Irish society - skills useful to a career in law and transferable to employment in a wide variety of contexts including business, the public service and the voluntary sector.

This is a modular programme designed to offer the maximum range of choice to students with an interest in law. 

These optional modules can be taken in addition to or in lieu of the core modules.  For students with an interest in a specialised area of law (e.g., Immigration, Family) but who do not necessarily wish to pursue the practice of law as a career, they may find they are attending some evening and some daytime classes.

Students may pursue the required modules on a full-time basis over one year, or a part-time basis over two years. 

Please note that students enrolled on the part-time course will be required to attend lectures during the day time. While this is a part time course, it is not a night course.

Full time students are anticipated to devote approximately 40 hours per week to class and self study.

Subject to the availability of resources, small-group, problem-solving tutorials may supplement lectures in the 'core' areas of law.

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates have found employment principally in private laws firms throughout Ireland. Some have sought employment in government and in a variety of business contexts. Some students take the Postgraduate Diploma Course in preparation for Law Society of Ireland (Blackhall Place) FE-1Entrance Exams. The programme covers all the subjects which are examinable as part of the FE-1 exams. Questions about admission to the Law Society of Ireland should be directed to: The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 Phone: 01-6724802, www.lawsociety.ie. The courses offered at DIT are broadly similar in content to the Blackhall Place syllabi. The syllabi for DIT courses cover most, if not all, topics on the Blackhall Place syllabi. The syllabi for Blackhall Place FE-1 exams and other information on how to become a solicitor is available on the Law Society website noted above. Students regularly seek advice on these exams. While some students take half the FE-1 exams during their studies at DIT (usually in April) we recommend that students complete their studies at DIT before attempting any of the Law Society exams.

Course Content

All students attend a one semester-long module entitled ' Core Legal Skills' in order to provide them with sufficient foundation for the study of substantive legal topics. In this foundational module, an emphasis is placed on practical skills such as accessing the law, reading and analysing legal material, conducting research and approaching examinations and other assignments. Students are required to select a further 5 modules in a variety of substantive areas of law; the modules on offer include: Company Law, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Equity,European Union Law, Property Law, and the Law of Torts. Other modules such as Employment Law, European Human Rights Law, Family Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property Law, Evidence, Administrative Law, Refugee Law and Immigration Law are also available as part of our suite of evening modules. Students may attend as many modules as they wish, but are assessed in only six (including Core Legal Skills).

Assessment

Assessment will consist of a combination of unseen and seen written examination questions, as well as project work in the nature of research problems, coursework and essays. There will be at least one annual assignment in each module.

Progression

MA in Law - DT567 Full Time, DT567A Part Time

The MA in Law is only available to students who complete the DIT PgDip in Law at the required level (typically, a 2.2 is required in the PgDip).

The MA in Law is deemed a full-time or part-time programme (the choice is up to the student).  There is one taught module, in advanced research methods, and the student is expected to devote full-time effort to the completion of a 15,000 - 20,000 word thesis under the supervision of a law lecturer.

Students have found that they can complete the required thesis within the allocated time frame while employed on a full or part- time basis.

There is an upper limit of 20 students on the MA in Law.

The MA in Law usually begins in October, after the Autumn sitting of the FE-1 exams at The Law Society.

Successful students will have a superior piece of written work reflecting a sustained period of legal research to show to prospective employers.

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

The Law Department of the Dublin Institute of Technology offers an intensive 'conversion' programme in law.  The Postgraduate Diploma in Law is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) conversion programme. Many DIT law graduates have successfully completed the entry exams to the Law School of the Law Society and progressed onto a career as a solicitor.  The PGDip in Law is a valuable academic qualification in law in its own right - graduates of the DIT PGDip in Law have been accepted onto LL.M. programmes at prestigious Irish law schools.  A successful graduate of the DIT PGDip in Law can also choose to 'top up' their qualification by completing a thesis under the direction of an academic supervisor and obtain an MA in Law from DIT - setting themselves apart in a competitive employment market with an example of a sustained piece of legal research and writing. 

This programme should be of particular interest to students hoping to complete the FE-1 Law Society of Ireland entrance exams. Students considering a career in insurance, banking, financial services, social work, human resources, human rights, justice and the civil and public service generally may also find this programme useful.  For additional information email: law@dit.ie

Timetable / Hours

Instruction is provided through a combination of lectures and coursework; students are expected to complement timetabled hours with private study and self learning. There are approximately 16 hours of class contact per week depending on the modules selected by the student. In total, a commitment of approximately 40 hours per week normally is required of students on the course.

PgDip: classes run from 9 am - 6 pm on Monday to Thursday during the day, and evening classes run 6 - 9 pm.

Please note the part time modules will be held in conjunction with the full time modules. Therefore the classes will be based during business hours and not as an evening programme.

Award

Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Law of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Deirdre McGowan
School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Tourism
Dept of Law
DIT Aungier Street
Dublin 2

T: 01 402 3135
F: 01 402 7184
E: law@dit.ie

Eavan Murphy

T: 01 402 3145

Frequently Asked Questions

At what level is this programme offered?

This programme is offered at level 9 on the NQAI National Framework of Qualifications. It attracts 60 ECTS credits.

Where do I find information on becoming a lawyer?

For information on how to become a solicitor check out www.lawsociety.ie For information on how to become a barrister, check out www.kingsinns.ie

Will this programme prepare me for the FE-1 Law Society entrance examinations?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies includes tuition in all eight of the law examinations required for entry to the Law Society of Ireland.

Will this programme help me to become a barrister?

Although the tuition offered may be of some assistance to those seeking to become a barrister, at the moment we do not offer full preparatory tuition for the exams required to become a barrister. Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Law will not act as a substitute for completion of the King`s Inns` Diploma in Legal Studies programme.

How much will the books required for this programme cost ?

Law texts are expensive and students aiming to complete the FE-1 examinations should budget approximately 700 Euro for law texts. The Department of Law holds an annual virtual second hand book sale and also arranges for publishers to come to DIT to sell texts at a discount.

Is there financial assistance for students on this programme ?

Applicants should consider contacting their local authority for advice on financial support for the completion of this programme. Those who have been unemployed or on welfare may also be eligible for the Back to School Grant offered by the Department of Social and Family Affairs.(www.dsfa.ie).Fees paid may be deductible from taxable income at the standard rate (20%) (contact the Revenue Commissioners for further details). Students in particular difficulty may also apply to the college student services for a hardship grant but funds are limited and there is no guarantee of support.

What are the criteria for admitting students?

 Admission to this programme is based solely on merit. The Programme Committee will consider first, the academic profile of the student; second, his or her motivation for studying law; third, whether he or she has any prior experience of law. We discourage canvassing by or on behalf of students

When will I found out if my application is successful?

If you already have the final results of your degree at the time of submission of your application, you should hear from us within three weeks of making your application. If your results are pending at the time of application, a conditional offer may be made, but the offer cannot formally be accepted until such time as your final year degree results are submitted to the DIT postgraduate office. We request that applicants who apply with results pending forward their results to us as soon as they become available.

What happens if I apply late?

Late applications will be considered if space remains after all timely applications have been dealt with.

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full time postgraduate fees please click here

For part time postgraduate fees please click here

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

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Law / Dlí

DT567 FT DT567A PT

FOR GRADUATES OF THE

DIT PG Dip in Law

The MA in Law is only available to students who complete the DIT PG Dip in Law at the required level (typically, a 2.2 is required in the PgDip).

The MA in Law is deemed a full-time or part-time programme (the choice is up to the student).  There is one taught module, in advanced research methods, and the student is expected to devote full-time effort to the completion of a 15,000 - 20,000 word thesis under the supervision of a law lecturer.

Students have found that they can complete the required thesis within the allocated time frame while employed on a full or part-time basis. 

There is an upper limit of 20 students on the MA in Law.

Successful students will have a superior piece of written work reflecting a sustained period of legal research to show to prospective employers.

For Further Information

School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Tourism
Dept of Law
DIT Aungier Street
Dublin 2

T: 01 402 7181
F: 01 402 7184
E: law@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full time postgraduate fees please click here

For part time postgraduate fees please click here

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

 

Local Development and Innovation / Forbairt agus Nuálaíocht Áitiúil

DT121A FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This course, which includes a work placement, provides international state of the art knowledge and specialised analytical skills in the field of local development and innovation. The programme is intended to prepare participants to act as managers, administrators and professional advisers in the public, private and community sectors.

Aims

The programme is designed to balance theory and practice and provide students with an understanding of how local communities operate and the skills to play a critical role in developing innovative programmes to facilitate social and economic development at a local level.

The programme explores current debates around local development, innovation and governance. It aims to give students a multi-disciplinary research-based knowledge of key processes and issues at local and regional level arising from social, economic and political change in the global economy and to understand institutional and policy responses to such change. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to take up positions where they will have specific responsibility for local development objectives as graduates and will often work with high degrees of autonomy within larger structures. The programme is not intended to produce narrow local development specialists but rather to equip graduates to critically engage with a wide variety of disciplines and sectors and facilitate and manage the place making agenda, i.e. the shared development of better places. 

Course Content

General Structure

The MSc Local Development and Innovation is a full time course that runs over 15 months at the DIT. Lectures take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in semesters 1 and 2. Mondays and Tuesdays are allocated to work placement.

The Programme is structured to provide a first semester of modules which ensure that all candidates are exposed to the most current thinking about the core topics of local development and innovation – such as: Cities, Regions and Development; Economics of Public Policy; Place-making and Community Planning,  etc – while a techniques module ensures that candidates are aware of the research and writing standards necessary for participation in an MSc programme.

The first semester is also used to prepare the candidate to select a Dissertation topic – largely though the ‘Research Conference’.

The second semester consists almost entirely of optional modules that provide the candidate with exposure to subjects they feel will develop an expertise in a particular aspect of Local Development and Innovation.

In the first semester of the programme students have an intensive and in depth introduction to and review of local development and innovation as applied in Irish, European and global economies.

In semester 2 students develop an element of specialisation. Students are asked to select 3 modules worth 5 credits from the suite of modules available to the programme (The optional modules for DT121 will be published in June 2012).

CORE MODULES DT121 MSc in Local Development and Innovation

These modules run in the first semester unless indicated otherwise.

Communities, Development and Change (5 credits) provides an introduction to concepts of community, theories of community development, trends in Irish community development policy and examines the relationship between community development, planning and development and urban and rural renewal.

Cities, Regions and Development  (5 credits) provides those involved in planning and policy management with an overview of the diverse challenges facing cities and regions and the policy tools available to develop a comprehensive and integrated set of policies aimed at achieving urban competitiveness, social cohesion and effective governance.

Economics of Public Policy (5 credits) introduces the learner to the study of public policy and the role of the state in principle and in practice. The rationale for state involvement in the economy is explored, distinguishing between equity and efficiency reasons, and the extent to which such objectives are met and if, and when, they conflict are examined.

Place-making and Community Planning(5 credits) focuses on the dual activities of the management of the competing uses of space and the making of good quality places that are valued and have identity. These activities focus very much on the spatial consequences of social, economic and environmental change.  The role of the community and sustainable development expert in place-making is explored.  What are the essential physical ingredients of a healthy neighbourhood and vibrant community?  How can communities be empowered within the process of place-making?

Society and Sustainable Development (5 credits) Introduces the learner to the socio-political and ethical issues integral to the study of sustainable development. The module introduces the learner to the key concepts and theories of politics, ethics, sociology, social policy and evaluates the role of social equity for the practice of sustainable development.

Local Governance, Development and Innovation(5 credits) introduce the learner to the theory and practice of new local governance arrangements as well as the processes of institutional challenge, transition and reconstruction that are associated with major reform programmes. The module utilises contemporary examples in Ireland and internationally to illustrate these and provides a context for policy evaluation (delivered in semester 2). 

Spatial Planning and Sustainable Communities(5 credits) explores how communities are formed and changed by the interaction of environmental, social and economic forces. It explores Irish planning legislation and its strengths and weaknesses in shaping communities.

Research Techniques (5 credits) Provides the skills to understand sources of information, data analysis and computation relevant to research.  It also prepares the student for writing the dissertation.

Sustainability and Public Policy in a European Context (5 credits) This module is a forum for exploration of contemporary issues in sustainability and regional development through site visits in Europe. 

Dissertation (25 credits) This is a self directed learning module which is reported in a dissertation between 15,000 and 20,000 words. The dissertation will be an original piece of work by the student on a research topic relevant to the theme of Local Development and Innovation (delivered in semesters 1 and 2).

Progress and Placement (5 credits) Each student is required to spend a minimum of 14 hours per week for 16-20 weeks in an approved and monitored work placement (semesters 1 and 2). 

Work Placement

Each student will spend a minimum of 14 hours per week (Monday and Tuesday) over a minimum of 16 weeks in an approved and monitored work placement. The dissertations are generally based on his placement.

For information on some of the host organisations who have participated in the work placement programme please click Sample Placement Organisations for DT121A. This list is by no means exhaustive as the placements change from year to year to reflect the student's interests. 

Elective Modules in MSc in Local Development & Innovation

Students select 3 of these modules for semester 2 

Project Appraisal and Management

The module has two components. The first component introduces students to project management tasks and situations in the local development sector. The importance of successful delivery of key project areas to specific deadlines, to budget and within quality control remit is emphasised. The second component offers a practitioner’s perspective on the application of project appraisal methodologies as part of the project life cycle in the local development environment. Here the focus is on the contextual and relational features of local development actor interaction for successful project partnerships.

EU Policy

The module establishes the context for examining the impact of European Union policies on Ireland. It provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the EU and the development and rationale for EU policies including EU Regional and Cohesion Policy, the evolving role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Energy, Climate Change and Transport Policies, and Community Initiatives such as LEADER. Case studies and guest lectures are used to illustrate how EU policy interacts with national and local policy processes.

Law and Local Development

The aim of this module is to give students a practical knowledge of the role and operation of a company and the legal context in which Irish local development, social inclusion and anti-poverty policies are implemented.

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

This module introduces the learner to the study of entrepreneurship, the role of enterprise development agencies and importance of entrepreneurship to sustainable local economic development.

Management Studies

The module provides an introduction to managerial effectiveness and behaviour which will assist the student improve their organisational performance through the better use and the management of human resources.

Urban Regeneration and Public Policy

The module provides students with an understanding of the development of Irish and International urban regeneration policy, by exploring the main theoretical perspectives of urban regeneration against the background of wider social, economic and political changes

Housing

The key aim of the module is provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Irish and international housing policy. It explores the evolution of public policy for housing provision, forms of and reasons for government intervention in housing, and the development of housing policy since the nineteenth century, including issues of housing tenure and market-led development. The module also examines current policy issues including homelessness, the housing needs of excluded groups, unfinished developments, the role of NAMA and the affordability of home ownership.

Transport. Mobility and Healthy Neighbourhoods  

This module aims to equip students with an understanding of the complexities involved in developing transport solutions with respect to social, economic and environmental sustainability. The module introduces students to various policy tools and provides an overview of the obstacles and opportunities present in exercising such tools. Students are encouraged to think strategically and innovatively in developing dialogue around sustainable transport solutions. The module prepares the community and sustainable development professional to contribute effectively to the development of transport plans for healthy, connected and sustainable neighbourhoods.  Students will discuss the role of communication and the interface between citizens, stakeholders and transport planners. 

Assessment

Course assessment is by a combination of written examinations and assignments. Each module is subject to separate assessment. 

Timetable / Hours

15 months: 3rd week in September to mid-October

Structure: Lecture programme 30% of total annual hours allocation.

Work Experience: 20% of total annual hours allocation.

Study hours: 50% of total annual hours allocation. 

 

For Further Information

Dr. Deiric Ó Broin
Department of Environment and Planning 
School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning
College of Engineering and Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street
Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 4072
F: 01 402 3999 
E: deiric.obroin@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

Please click here for Full Time Postgraduate Fees 2016/17

For information on funding please click here:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

Local Development and Innovation / Forbairt agus Nuálaíocht Áitiúil

DT9121 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. 

This course provides international state of the art knowledge and specialised analytical skills in the field of local development and innovation. The programme is intended to prepare participants to act as managers, administrators and professional advisers in the public, private and community sectors. 

Aims

The programme is designed to balance theory and practice and provide students with an understanding of how local communities operate and the skills to play a critical role in developing innovative programmes to facilitate social and economic development at a local level.

The programme explores current debates around local development, innovation and governance. It aims to give students a multi-disciplinary research-based knowledge of key processes and issues at local and regional level arising from social, economic and political change in the global economy and to understand institutional and policy responses to such change.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to take up positions where they will have specific responsibility for local development objectives as graduates and will often work with high degrees of autonomy within larger structures. The programme is not intended to produce narrow local development specialists but rather to equip graduates to critically engage with a wide variety of disciplines and sectors and facilitate and manage the place making agenda, i.e. the shared development of better places.

Course Content

General Structure

The MSc Local Development and Innovation is a part time course that runs over two years at the DIT. Lectures take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in semesters 1 and 2.

The programme is structured to provide modules which ensure that all candidates are exposed to the most current thinking about the core topics of local development and innovation – such as: Cities, Regions and Development; Economics of Public Policy; Place-making and Community Planning;  etc. – while a research techniques module ensures that candidates are aware of the research and writing standards necessary for participation in an MSc programme.

The first semester of the second year is also used to prepare the candidate to select a Dissertation topic – largely though the ‘Research Conference’.

The second semester of each year consists almost entirely of optional modules that provide the candidate with exposure to subjects they feel will develop an expertise in a particular aspect of Local Development and Innovation.

In the first semester of each year of the programme students have an intensive and in-depth introduction to and review of local development and innovation as applied in Irish, European and global economies.

In the second semester of each year students develop an element of specialisation. Students are asked to select a number of modules worth 5 credits from the suite of modules available to the programme.

CORE MODULES DT9121 MSc in Local Development and Innovation 

These modules run in the first semester of each year unless indicated otherwise.

Communities, Development and Change (5 credits) provides an introduction to concepts of community, theories of community development, trends in Irish community development policy and examines the relationship between community development, planning and development and urban and rural renewal.

Cities, Regions and Development  (5 credits) provides those involved in planning and policy management with an overview of the diverse challenges facing cities and regions and the policy tools available to develop a comprehensive and integrated set of policies aimed at achieving urban competitiveness, social cohesion and effective governance.

Economics of Public Policy (5 credits) introduces the learner to the study of public policy and the role of the state in principle and in practice. The rationale for state involvement in the economy is explored, distinguishing between equity and efficiency reasons, and the extent to which such objectives are met and if, and when, they conflict are examined.

Place-making and Community Planning (5 credits) focuses on the dual activities of the management of the competing uses of space and the making of good quality places that are valued and have identity. These activities focus very much on the spatial consequences of social, economic and environmental change.  The role of the community and sustainable development expert in place-making is explored.  What are the essential physical ingredients of a healthy neighbourhood and vibrant community?  How can communities be empowered within the process of place-making?

Society and Sustainable Development (5 credits) Introduces the learner to the socio-political and ethical issues integral to the study of sustainable development. The module introduces the learner to the key concepts and theories of politics, ethics, sociology, social policy and evaluates the role of social equity for the practice of sustainable development.

Local Governance, Development and Innovation (5 credits) introduce the learner to the theory and practice of new local governance arrangements as well as the processes of institutional challenge, transition and reconstruction that are associated with major reform programmes. The module utilises contemporary examples in Ireland and internationally to illustrate these and provides a context for policy evaluation (delivered in semester 2).

Spatial Planning and Sustainable Communities (5 credits) explores how communities are formed and changed by the interaction of environmental, social and economic forces. It explores Irish planning legislation and its strengths and weaknesses in shaping communities.

Research Techniques (5 credits) Provides the skills to understand sources of information, data analysis and computation relevant to research.  It also prepares the student for writing the dissertation.

Sustainability and Public Policy in a European Context (5 credits) This module is a forum for exploration of contemporary issues in sustainability and regional development through site visits in Europe.

Dissertation (25 credits) This is a self directed learning module which is reported in a dissertation between 15,000 and 20,000 words. The dissertation will be an original piece of work by the student on a research topic relevant to the theme of Local Development and Innovation (delivered in semesters 1 and 2).

Elective Modules in MSc in Local Development and Innovation 

Project Appraisal and Management

The module has two components. The first component introduces students to project management tasks and situations in the local development sector. The importance of successful delivery of key project areas to specific deadlines, to budget and within quality control remit is emphasised. The second component offers a practitioner’s perspective on the application of project appraisal methodologies as part of the project life cycle in the local development environment. Here the focus is on the contextual and relational features of local development actor interaction for successful project partnerships. 

EU Policy

The module establishes the context for examining the impact of European Union policies on Ireland. It provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the EU and the development and rationale for EU policies including EU Regional and Cohesion Policy, the evolving role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Energy, Climate Change and Transport Policies, and Community Initiatives such as LEADER. Case studies and guest lectures are used to illustrate how EU policy interacts with national and local policy processes. 

Law and Local Development

The aim of this module is to give students a practical knowledge of the role and operation of a company and the legal context in which Irish local development, social inclusion and anti-poverty policies are implemented. 

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

This module introduces the learner to the study of entrepreneurship, the role of enterprise development agencies and importance of entrepreneurship to sustainable local economic development. 

Management Studies

The module provides an introduction to managerial effectiveness and behaviour which will assist the student improve their organisational performance through the better use and the management of human resources. 

Urban Regeneration and Public Policy

The module provides students with an understanding of the development of Irish and International urban regeneration policy, by exploring the main theoretical perspectives of urban regeneration against the background of wider social, economic and political changes.

Housing

The key aim of the module is provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Irish and international housing policy. It explores the evolution of public policy for housing provision, forms of and reasons for government intervention in housing, and the development of housing policy since the nineteenth century, including issues of housing tenure and market-led development. The module also examines current policy issues including homelessness, the housing needs of excluded groups, unfinished developments, the role of NAMA and the affordability of home ownership.

Transport. Mobility and Healthy Neighbourhoods  

This module aims to equip students with an understanding of the complexities involved in developing transport solutions with respect to social, economic and environmental sustainability. The module introduces students to various policy tools and provides an overview of the obstacles and opportunities present in exercising such tools. Students are encouraged to think strategically and innovatively in developing dialogue around sustainable transport solutions. The module prepares the community and sustainable development professional to contribute effectively to the development of transport plans for healthy, connected and sustainable neighbourhoods.  Students will discuss the role of communication and the interface between citizens, stakeholders and transport planners. 

Exit awards DT9121 (Part Time)

Postgraduate Certificate in Local Development and Innovation 30 ECT credits

Candidates complete 3 core modules in semester 1 year 1 and 3 option modules in semester 2. There is no requirement to demonstrate prior learning for the postgraduate certificate.

Postgraduate Diploma in Local Development and Innovation 60 ECT credits

Candidates complete 6 core modules in years 1 and 2 and 6 option modules.

The module mix for the full and part time modes of study for all awards in Local Development and Innovation are shown in table below.

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Module Mix for PgCert, PgDip and MSc Local Dev. & Innovation F/T and P/T Modes

Assessment

Course assessment is by a combination of written examinations and assignments. Each module is subject to separate assessment.

Award

Graduates are eligible for the award of MSc in Local Development and Innovation of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

The MSc in Local Development and Innovation is accredited by the Institute of Economic Development (www.ied.co.uk).

For Further Information

Dr. Deiric Ó Broin
Department of Environment and Planning 
School of Spatial Planning
College of Engineering and Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street
Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 4072
F: 01 402 3999 
E: deiric.obroin@dit.ie

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Management & Marketing for Non-Business Graduates / Bainistíocht agus Margaíocht (do Mhic Léinn nach bhfuil Cáilíocht sa Ghnó acu)

DT314A PT

Introduction

Please note due to great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly.  Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. 

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The programme provides the opportunity for graduates in Engineering, Science, IT, Humanities, Law and other non-business disciplines to experience an accelerated business studies programme over two Semesters of part-time studies leading to a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Marketing. You will be challenged by a full and rigorous business curriculum and by a peer group of like-minded professionals seeking to develop their business credentials. There will be a pathway to Masters level study for students achieving honours level performance.

Course Content

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This programme is delivered over one year. Two semesters are delivered in the academic year and is followed by a largely self-directed learning focus on the Management Project element. The underlying philosophy is to provide a diverse and challenging range of learning experiences in which students explore an appropriate body of knowledge drawing on their working experience.

The programme is divided into two broad areas – core business/management elements and marketing theory and practice. The modules in Semester One include Marketing Fundamentals, Contemporary Management, Introduction to Finance and Essentials of Economics. In Semester Two the programme covers Strategic Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Doing Business Globally and Integrated Marketing Communications. In conjunction with these modules a series of seminars are held throughout the academic year.

Assessment

This programme is offered on a part time basis over one calendar year. It involves two semesters of course work, participation at our Marketing Seminar Series held throughout the year and the completion of a Management Project. The programme requires attendance two evenings a week.

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

This programme is aimed at the many graduates from a range of disciplines including Science, Engineering, IT, Arts and Humanities who are already working in business-related arenas and who now would like to gain a business qualification. You will be challenged by a full and rigorous business curriculum and by a peer group of like-minded professionals seeking to develop their business credentials.

Timetable / Hours

The programme is delivered two evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6-10pm in the College of Business, Aungier Street campus, Dublin 2.  Occasional Saturday workshops/seminars.

For Further Information

Dr Lesley Murphy
School of Marketing 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01-402 7046
E: Lesley.Murphy@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed at the many graduates from a range of non-business disciplines including Science, Engineering, IT, Arts and Humanities who are already working in business-related arenas and who now would like to gain a business qualification. The programme delivers a comprehensive and rigorous grounding in the key business areas. You will be challenged by a full and rigorous business curriculum and by a peer group of like-minded professionals seeking to develop their business credentials.

What is the management project about?

The Management Project is a capstone component of the learning journey of the student. It is an individual, self-directed work. The structure lends itself to participants completing a management project on behalf of their own organization or an organization of their choice. When completed it demonstrates the individual competence of the student as having developed insight into the practice of Management and Marketing through a rigorous examination of the concepts and theoretical understandings gained through the taught semesters. Academically it tests the learner’s ability to apply learning to real management and specific marketing issues.

How will the programme be delivered?

Throughout the programme a diverse range of teaching and learning strategies will be employed. This will generally include lectures, guest lectures, case study, presentations, debate, discussion and self-directed learning in addition to group directed learning to capitalize on the student’s work-based experience as well as their diverse education at undergraduate level. It is intended to provide the students with a stimulating learning environment conducive to the attainment of the learning outcomes in each module which in turn contributes to the overall programme learning objectives.

What are the aims of the programme?

This programme is dedicated to giving non-business students a rigorous conceptual framework and a systematic knowledge and understanding of the issues that are at the forefront of management and marketing theory and practice today. Students will be provided with a rigorous intensive grounding in the core business elements and will gain a deep understanding of the contemporary issues, both internally and in the wider business environment. As such, the students will gain a deeper understanding of the diverse nature of demands from consumers, regulators and suppliers to enhance their ability to analyse issues and propose business solutions. Students will be equipped with skills and knowledge which can be immediately applied, making them work ready and change ready.

Scholarship

The Marketing Institute of Ireland offers a Scholarship worth 80% of the fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing 2017-2018. All candidates for the scholarship should hold a 2.2 honours degree and have a minimum of three years work experience. candidates need to submit a CV and documentary evidence of their undergraduate qualification. In addition, candidates should submit a 1000 word essay setting out their motivation for applying for this programme, a proposed area they would look at for their management project, and why they feel they should be considered for a scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the most suitable candidate as decided by a panel of representatives from MII and DIT on the basis of submitted documentation.

Closing date for Scholarship applications: 31 July 2017.

 

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What Our Graduates Say

I graduated from NCAD with a BDes in Fashion Design and started working for a well-known fashion designer.

While I enjoyed the design work I realised that if I was ever to move up in the creative industry I would need some business knowledge. With this in mind, I decided that I would go back to college to study business. I enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Management because I was particularly interested in the marketing element of the programme having always had an interest in advertising and branding in particular. The fact that the programme was a conversion programme for non-business graduates was also a major plus, it meant that I could jump straight in an earn a business qualification.

I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn’t be able for the programme. However this was not the case, it took some time to get my head around the new subject matter but the lecturers were excellent explaining absolutely everything and were conscious that each student had very different educational backgrounds and work experiences. It was this variation that made the classes so interesting; everyone was able to bring different experiences from their own industry to our class discussions.

As the programme progressed and we began to study some of the subjects with a little more depth I became very interested in marketing and branding in particular. During the third semester I wrote my Management Project on the use of design in branding. I found this project highly beneficial as it really cemented the idea that I wanted to change career direction from pure design to a more marketing, promotional or sales focused role.

I decided to begin looking for a relevant role as soon as I finished the programme and I was lucky enough to secure a job with a global accountancy body working as part of their marketing team, promoting their qualification to students. My new role involves marketing, promotions, sales and communications.

I am sure that without the Postgraduate Diploma I would not have been offered this job. I have been able to bring what I had learnt over the year with DIT and couple it with my experience from the design industry to the role. The PG diploma has opened a huge number of doors for me career wise, while it was hard work and took up much of my free time, it is certainly paying dividends now.

 Suzanne Acton, Student Advisor at ACCA, 2011 Graduate

 

I decided to do the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing in order to increase my chances of promotion within the Pharmaceutical Sales industry. Having only an undergraduate degree in Science from DCU, it was unlikely I would be able to continue up the ladder in my chosen field. I was also not eligible for many of the Business Masters courses given my lack of an undergraduate degree in business

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing was a perfect fit as it was tailored specifically for graduates of non-business degrees and gives those completing it the opportunity to carry on up to Masters level or fulfill the necessary educational criteria required by their current or prospective employers.

Less than four months after completing the programme I was fortunate to have been promoted to a management position I had been working towards for a few years. It was mentioned to me by my new manager that I had developed significantly since starting the programme and that this was the deciding factor when promoting me to my new position.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this programme to others and have found it crucial in my chosen career.

Stephen Crowe, Pharmaceutical Product Manager, A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd., 2011 Graduate

 

With an Engineering degree and having worked as a Mechanical/Electrical Engineer for a number of years, I wanted to incorporate that experience with a qualification in the business and management field. The Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing seemed ideal as it offered a chance for non business graduates to develop and acquire a more holistic view to the entire business process. Having expressed a desire to move into management within my company, I was given a unique opportunity to familiarise myself with management and marketing principles. I found modules such as management, marketing and finance particularly beneficial in developing a good foundation for my preferred career path. During the programme, with a new found ability to work and think in both engineering and business terms, I was promoted to the role of Innovation Manager.

The programme ran two evenings a week and while it included a lot of project work, the course layout was tailored to suit people with even the most demanding careers. Assignments required constant attention but were spread evenly throughout the semester, and I found the lecturers very conscious of the pressures associated with full-time employment. Initially I was concerned about how part-time education mixed with full-time employment would affect my daily routine, and having been away from study for a number of years wondered if entering a completely new field would be too much. However, once the course started and the first couple of assignments were completed I began to relish the challenge. There is a requirement for a lot of research work with each exam and assignment, so it can be quite time consuming. However, I found that once I kept on top of the course work and developed a routine, the workload was totally manageable.

Without a doubt, the course provided value for money. In fact it has probably been my most worthwhile investment to date and I found it gave my career a renewed purpose and direction.

Eugene Kenny Innovation Manager at Renley, 2012 Graduate

 

Coming from an event management background, I wanted to increase my knowledge of the fundamentals of marketing strategy as this theory underpins all the activities in the marketing environment. This course offered training in the foundations of marketing theory but also in the changing environment in which marketers operate today. It opened my eyes to the breadth of activities which fall under the marketing umbrella.  There were parallels between what was covered in the course and what I was working on in my role as marketing coordinator while at the same time, there were areas covered which were new to me and which I was able to incorporate into my activities at work.

This course was one of the only courses which allowed me to maintain my work commitments while ensuring I could dedicate myself fully to the course requirements.  The scheduling did not conflict with working hours with classes running from 6pm.  Going back to study was definitely a challenge. It did take a while to adjust to the classroom format of learning and interacting. While it was a steep learning curve, it was an incredibly rewarding experience. Increasing my workload through study made me very aware of time management which actually ended up improving how I was using my time both in work and at home. I would say to anyone thinking about going back to college part time that it does ask a lot of you but is definitely worth the effort.The year’s workload was spread out in such a way as to not completely overload students. The course is intensive but with proper time management I think it is a manageable workload for any student.

One of the most rewarding aspects of this course was the exposure to people who are active in the marketing environment. There were lasting relationships built among students and with lecturers which really let students expand their networks and branch into new areas.  The seminars run by DIT and the MII throughout the year featured people who are well known in marketing and who are knowledge leaders in their areas of expertise. There is no other environment in which I can imagine having access to such a knowledge-rich group of people.

Isabel Toland Marketing Coordinator Xilinx Inc, 2012 Graduate

 

I graduated from Trinity College with a Science degree in 2006 but began working in business which is where I had spent most of my summer holidays in part time work. Having gained experience in operations and sales, I found myself in a marketing role which I was really enjoying, more so than any previous roles. I decided that to underpin my position as a marketer I needed to gain a reputable academic qualification in the field.

I chose the DIT Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing because it allowed non-business graduates to gain an all-round view of management and marketing principles. It also allowed students to exercise skills needed in business such as presentation skills, time management and working as part of a team. My own concerns before starting the course were primarily to do with how I would manage my time between study and work but I found that once a few weeks had passed, I had quickly settled in to the new routine of attending lectures and completing assignments. I was also very fortunate to have the full support of my employer and colleagues who lent their expertise when I needed it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone in the same situation as my own or indeed those looking for a role in marketing or management. Not only do many of the course lecturers have direct industry experience which gives great insight, but the course also allowed me to meet like-minded people from across a wide range of industries, many of whom I now call friends. In addition, I found the management project, albeit initially daunting, was a great opportunity to focus in on my particular area of interest.

Since completing the diploma I have progressed in my own role and now manage a cross functional team which is responsible for the marketing strategy of a key line of products. This has allowed me to apply the theory and knowledge I gained from my studies which is of great benefit to me and my employer.

Olivia Tracey, Marketing Specialist, Standard Life, 2013 Graduate

Management & Marketing / Bainistíocht agus Margaíocht

DT9018 PT

FOR GRADUATES OF THE

DIT PG Diploma in Management and Marketing

The MSc in Management and Marketing is only available to students who complete the DIT PG Dip in Management and Marketing at the required level (a 55% average required in the PgDip).

The MSc Management and Marketing is deemed a part-time programme.

For Further Information

School of Marketing
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street
Dublin 2 

T: 01-402 7030

F: 01 402 7190

E: Lesley.Murphy@dit.ie

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

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Manufacturing Management & Innovation / Bainistíocht Déantúsaíochta agus Nuálaíocht

DT035M FT

Introduction

The ME in Manufacturing Management & Innovation is a 90 ECTS Masters programme. Candidates will undertake 12 modules of 5 ECTS each and complete a project worth 30 ECTS. Graduates will obtain a DIT Level 9 award of Master of Engineering in (Manufacturing Management and Innovation).  The programme involves collaboration between the School of Manufacturing & Design DIT Bolton St and the College of Business DIT Aungier St. The programme uniquely combines learning in the developing areas (sustainability, lean, systems integration etc.) within the core engineering discipline with the broader skillsets (innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, strategic management etc.). The result is a qualification which befits aspiring and existing team leaders and managers equipping these professionals to address the challenges posed by the demands of modern manufacturing environments.

Please click following link for brochure;

DT035M ME in Manufacturing Management & Innovation Brochure

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are excellent with advanced manufacturing and management skills in high demand. Graduates have the opportunity to engage in advanced technical roles and quickly progress to management positions in a wide variety of manufacturing industries such as the medical devices, food, pharma, electronics and general engineering.

Course Content

Module

ECTS

Module

ECTS

Strategic Supply Management

5

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

5

Strategic Management

5

Sustainable Manufacturing

5

Finance for Management & Decision Making

5

Enterprise  Control Systems Integration

5

Research Methods

(or)

Business Research Methods

5

Validation of Manufacturing Processes

5

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

(or)

Commercialisation

5

Lean Operations

5

Design Methodologies & Practice

5

Innovation and Knowledge Management

 (or)

Innovation Management

5

 

 

Credits

Project

30

 

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used including group projects, individual projects, and formal examinations. The project is assessed through a number of presentations and reports. Examinations will be held in January and May.

For Further Information

Dr Gerry Woods
Manufacturing Engineering 
College of Engineering & Built Environment, 
DIT Bolton Street, 
Dublin 1 

T: 01-402 3824 
E: gerry.woods@dit.ie

David Kennedy

T: 01-402 3846
E: david.kennedy@dit.ie

Timetable/hours

To be confirmed.

Fees

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Marketing / Margaíocht

DT344 FT

The Programme at a Glance

  • One year Full-time level 9 masters programme for Non-Business graduates
  • Applications now being accepted
  • Unique learning environment
  • 12 months duration: Two taught semesters and a research dissertation
  • Excellent career placement record
  • Commences September, 2015

Overview

This conversion programme is specifically aimed at non-business graduates who wish to develop and focus their career trajectory in the business domain where the tenets of marketing are recognised as the drivers of business success.

So whether your undergraduate degree is in science, engineering and technology social sciences, communications and arts, this programme is for you.

Graduates of the programme are in high demand from marketing, media and general business arenas.

The programme is designed as an intensive conversion learning experience for non-business graduates. Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and abroad. All have found the breadth, depth and rigor of this programme to be both stimulating and challenging. In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers in marketing.

Where Can I Go from Here?

Career Opportunities are excellent for graduates of the MSc Marketing. Graduates are employed in international companies such as Microsoft, Google, Linkedin and Facebook in marketing roles. The local marketing and media industry snap up graduates to work as account managers and account executives, brand managers, and customer analysts in companies such as Cybercom, Danone, and graduates have being accepted onto much-sought-after graduate programmes such as the Jameson Graduate Programme, Enterprise Ireland’s Graduate Programme and IBEC’s European Orientation Programme.

Programme Structure and Content

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In Semester 1, you will study all the fundamental business modules such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Marketing Communications. Such accelerated learning is designed to give you the conceptual tools needed to analyse business situations and to undertake business planning. In all areas, we take a hands-on approach so that individual and group coursework accounts for 50% of the assessment for each module.

In semester 2, you will engage more closely with specialist marketing modules such as Marketing Metrics, Strategic Management and Online marketing. These will require you to exercise your analytic and decision-making skills by means of case-study based learning.

In addition, you will make an in-depth study of two areas of marketing; these are selected from the current set of options:

  • Business-to-business Marketing
  • Management of Sales
  • International Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Communications and Society

A defining feature of the learning experience on the MSc Marketing is the completion of a primary research dissertation. The student, following an immersion in research methods in semester one, embarks on a significant learning journey culminating in the completion of a 20,000 word masters dissertation, exploring contemporary issues in marketing theory and practice. The student receives the support of an academic supervisor throughout the research process. Examples of recent students work can be seen here:

MSc Marketing Top Dissertations 2012

MSc Marketing Top Dissertations 2013

MSc Marketing Top Dissertations 2014

MSc Marketing Top Dissertations 2015

MSc Marketing Top Dissertations 2016

Award

Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of Masters of Science (Marketing) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Roger Sherlock,
Head of Department of Marketing Studies,
School of Marketing 
College of Business

T: +3531 4027033
E: roger.sherlock@dit.ie

Alternatively contact the School of Marketing

T: +3531 4027030/ 4027031
E: gillian.dann@dit.ie, paula.maguire@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

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What our Graduates Say 

One of the initial things which drew me to the MSc in Marketing in DIT was the fact that it was a conversion programme. Coming from a Communications background I had little or no business experience so I felt that this course would be perfect for me.

I found the MSc in Marketing course structure to be very well balanced from practical, to theoretical to group work and problem based learning. While covering the imperative aspects of marketing this programme also covered the fundamental areas of business such as finance and management. The structure of the course also allowed me to explore the areas of marketing which I found personally appealing. The choice modules I chose were; International Marketing and Management of Sales which are directly related to my current job. My learnings throughout the program definitely helped me articulate my business acumen and commercial curiosity throughout all recruitment and interview processes.  I found that the program placed particular emphasis on real companies and businesses, which gave me direct exposure to industry leaders throughout various projects and assignments. With little working experience before this course, this was something which I feel benefited me in a competitive job market.

In August 2016 I left my role in Ryanair as a CRM Executive in their marketing department, after securing a place in the Ornua graduate programme. I was subsequently offered a position as a Sales and Marketing representative based in San Francisco for their Northern California region in the US .  With my new role I will be working with Kerrygold and the best of Irish dairy as a sales and marketing rep and brand ambassador in one of Ornua’s largest export markets.

The MSc in Marketing ultimately helped me get to the position I am in today and gave me every opportunity to launch my career in the industry I was most passionate about. Each module, provided me with essential, transferable skills which have allowed me to excel in all aspects of my job spec. Throughout this program the faculty were always extremely welcoming, approachable and genuinely enthusiastic about helping students grow and to achieve their goals. The skills which I developed throughout this course helped me grow not only as an academic, but as a professional and as an individual overall.  I would not hesitate to recommend this course and cannot emphasise enough how influential the course and lecturers were in helping me pave the way to a successful career. The MSc in marketing was truly a positive experience from start to finish and choosing this program was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Katie Kilbride, MSc Marketing Graduate 2015, Sales and Marketing Graduate – Northern California, Ornua North America

In September 2014, I arrived to DIT Aungier Street full of anticipation and uncertainty about what the next 12 months may look like. Having studied English and History at undergraduate level, subjects such as Finance or Strategic Management intimidated me to no end!

On reflection, the most valuable lessons learned during this course are not limited to academic reward. The concentration on group projects taught me multiple people and organisational skills, which have proved invaluable in my career trajectory. When faced with the unfamiliar territory of Project Based Learning, your ability to work within a team will be challenged beyond belief! I opted for the Management of Sales stream, within which Lecturer Laura Cuddihy was invaluable to a positive semester two experience. In my current role, I frequently rely on the knowledge gained during this PBL module.

Overall, choosing to study this MSc course at DIT has allowed me to gain a high level of marketing and business knowledge, as well as a wealth of transferrable skills. What seemed impossible was made possible and put within my reach thanks to the dedicated lecturers and well thought out subject structures. I would not hesitate to recommend this MSc Marketing and DIT as an excellent choice for continued study.

Ciara McGowan, Associate Account Strategist, Google, MSc Marketing Graduate, 2015

 

In 2013 I graduated from a very broad, non-business undergraduate with not much interest in pursuing it as a profession. However, it’s modules in marketing and communications spurred an interest in business which lead to my application for DIT’s MSc in Marketing. Although the work load was a shock at first, knowing its content was so applicable to what I wanted career-wise made it surprisingly enjoyable. The range of subjects taught ensures that its students are well-versed in both the theoretical and practical elements of marketing, covering everything from consumer behaviour to the design and execution of online campaigns. It also involves a lot of group projects, which make team-work development and making friends part and parcel of the course. Its assignments allowed me to integrate the creative skills I’d picked up in my undergraduate with a strong business orientation, increasingly their employability in the jobs market in general and the marketing world in particular. 

DIT’s MSc in Marketing was an invaluable step in focusing my education and career-path and introduced me to some friends for life. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to venture into business from an unrelated background, and believe its scope leaves its students more than prepared to excel in a multitude of dream jobs.

Eve Maguire, MSc in Marketing Graduate 2014

 

Choosing to pursue a career in Marketing, with absolutely no business background, was certainly a daunting one! Thankfully I have never looked back and I have DIT to thank for that. The MSc in Marketing in DIT manages to provide students with the fundamentals of business and marketing while also pushing them to excel in this field. The course is extremely well designed to allow the students to get a grasp of new concepts in semester one, such as background to marketing, marketing communications and finance., while in semester two the modules build on this and adapt a more hands on, practical element, such as digital marketing and strategic management. I really enjoyed the MSc in Marketing and I felt that the group work and case study based assignments really prepared me for the real working world. I felt genuinely prepared when going for interviews, based on the knowledge I had gained throughout the year. Now that I have started working in a marketing role, I also feel very well equipped to carry out my job.The lecturers and teaching staff are second to none and their approachable manner definitely made DIT a very easy environment to study in, not to mention that they made classes and projects enjoyable and fulfilling. Throughout the Masters there was a strong emphasis put on companies and industries, including guest speakers from some of the best businesses in Ireland. I believe that this makes this Masters very relevant and applicable when interviewing for jobs. As part of the Masters, all students must complete a Research Dissertation, and while originally this is something I was dreading, it was in fact perhaps one of the most beneficial and enjoyable elements of the course. Students have the opportunity to choose to research almost any area of marketing that they wish and therefore it is a perfect chance to fine tune your knowledge of a particular subject that you are interested in. I would have no problem recommending the MSc in Marketing to anybody who is serious about following a career path into the business world and I would remind anybody considering this Masters, not to be daunted by the prospect of embarking on an entirely new career path – you won’t regret it!

MSc Marketing Testimonial – Neasa Forde, M Sc Marketing Graduate, 2013, working as Food & Beverage Marketing Graduate, Glanbia

 

I graduated in 2008 with a non-business degree, a sore head after the celebrations and not a clue about what to do next! I was fortunate enough to land a junior Marketing role for an Irish travel company and it became apparent to me very early on that this is what I wanted to do. I made the decision to return to education after three years of working full time because I wanted to progress in the field of Marketing and I felt that the best way for me to do this was to gain a qualification to accompany my experience to date.

The MSc in Marketing was the obvious choice for me; it catered for non-business graduates and came highly recommended by a number of people in business that I sought advice from. Reading the course content, my initial thoughts were that the module mix was superbly rounded and that I would find the course incredibly interesting. The learning I gained by completing the MSc in Marketing however was even more than I had anticipated. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of academic learning and practical experience that included preparing a Sales and Marketing strategy for an Irish company, conducting market research in a specific industry and implementing a Google Ad-word and social media campaign for an existing company. I benefitted hugely from these exercises and brought this knowledge with me into my current role.

I was really impressed with the links to industry demonstrated by the staff at DIT and the opportunities that the college provided students with by hosting speakers from Irish and international companies with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Lecturers were very engaging in their teaching methods as well as being friendly and approachable throughout the year providing support if and when needed. I personally really appreciated the efforts of the staff at DIT to get to know their students and to help out where they could.

The MSc in Marketing opened a lot of doors for me and has allowed me to progress to the next level professionally. I would have no hesitation in recommending the course and DIT. I do however feel compelled to warn prospective students not to enter into the MSc Marketing too lightly! This is a highly intensive course with a huge workload but if you are willing to put in the hard work and you are serious about wanting to excel in the world of marketing then no doubt you will benefit enormously from completing the MSc in Marketing.

Caroline Kelly, Marketing Executive, Thomas Cook Ireland
Graduate 2012, MSc in Marketing

  

The MSc Marketing programme at DIT was a natural choice for me following from an Arts degree. The faculty understood that I did not have a business background and gave me the tools and education I needed to excel in a career in marketing.

Semester one intensively laid the foundations for the specialist knowledge I would gain in semester two where I was afforded the opportunity to choose the subjects that would benefit me in my chosen career. I chose to study International Marketing and Online Marketing. All modules were well taught and interesting as well as contemporary and practical in terms of building relevant knowledge for my career.

The skills that I learned during the MSc Marketing were directly transferable to my first job as a Marketing Assistant in Sage Ireland and also contributed to my quick progression to the position of Digital Marketing Specialist. This course is for the driven and ambitious career focused individual and turns out well rounded, highly educated marketing graduates.

Victoria Graham, Graduate 2011, MSc in Marketing
Digital Marketing Lead at one of Europe's biggest managed service providers; Claranet, London

 

Having graduated from the M Sc Marketing in DIT in 2009, I launched my career in the digital world as an Online Advertising Strategist, advising and dealing with many SME's and digital agencies across the UK and Ireland. Coming from a non-business undergraduate background, I wanted a thorough introduction to core business subjects as well as a practical but solid understanding of Marketing.

The M Sc Marketing provided me with fantastic insight into both the practical and theoretical aspects of Marketing but most importantly I valued the time, dedication and friendly support provided by faculty staff who made an effort to understand our personal goals and ambitions - I wasn't just another student number!

The structure of the programme allowed me to pursue my interest areas, especially Online Marketing which is such a crucial element of Marketing in the current climate yet lacking in many other courses of the same calibre. Our assignments often involved tackling real-life business problems, including practical aspects such as group work and presentations. These have since proven to be essential elements in acquiring my job and progressing my career.

Sara Fogarty, Agency Strategist, Google.

Mathematical Physics / Fisic Mhatamaiticiúil

DT9205 FT DT9206 PT

Introduction

The programme MSc in Mathematical Physics is one of two taught postgraduate programmes delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences.  It offers a well-structured programme that develops a deep level of knowledge of topics in mathematical physics underpinned by a solid mathematical foundation.  It is suitable for applicants with a strong mathematical background who wish to develop their knowledge and appreciation of advanced mathematical topics as a preparation for research or to enter highly technical, research-focussed roles in business or industry.  Graduates will acquire the analytical skills to perform advanced professional and technical roles. 

The programme can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life.  The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning. 

The programme is aligned with the research strengths of the School and is informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline.   The programme incorporates recent developments in research and facilitates the investigation of research topics of current interest.  In addition, there is an emphasis on developing students' ability to analyse and solve problems in a rigorous mathematical framework.  Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification with a very strong mathematical content. 

Prospective applicants may, in addition, wish to consider and apply for MSc Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The option of studying elements of the programme via distance learning or undertaking individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules may be available.  Interested applicants should contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) for details.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme are extremely well equipped to undertake postgraduate degrees by research and the programme provides a direct pathway to research in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Graduates also possess advanced knowledge and skills in a highly technical subject and are well placed to enter professional roles and modern careers in and senior analytical and research roles.  The programme produces effective and enterprising graduates who are not only expert in their discipline but also possess the ambition for constant enquiry and development.  These attributes make them extremely flexible and highly sought after by employers in sectors from finance to ICT and to the public sector.  Graduates are also well placed to pursue careers in education. 

Course Content

The programme MSc Mathematical Physics comprises nine taught modules (each of one semester duration accumulated over two semesters full time or four semesters part time) followed by a dissertation (studied over one semester full time or four semesters part time).  The programme comprises a student work load of 90 ECTS credits and the dissertation contributes 30 ECTS credits.  All modules are core and learning is supported by the use of software, group learning, supported practical sessions, seminars and the student library and study facilities.

Exit awards of Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS credits) and Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS credits) are available.

The following topics are covered in the taught modules: 

  • Astrophysical Plasmas
  • General Relativity & Cosmology
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Classical Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Special Relativity & Tensor Calculus
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Biomathematics
  • Mathematical Laboratory
  • Research Skills

The dissertation module is research focused and develops a deep understanding of a specialised topic.  In many case the dissertation can provide the basis for further research as part of a postgraduate research degree.  The Research Skills module provides an excellent preparation for the dissertation module and students are supported in this module by an assigned academic supervisor and their peers.

Assessment

The taught modules are assessed by a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment undertaken during the semester.  Some modules may also involve practical tasks.  The assessment of the dissertation module is based upon the written work, communication of the research and a viva voce examination.

Examinations for Semester I modules take place in January and examinations for Semester II modules take place immediately following the end of teaching in May.  Reassessment takes place in August.  Students are required to attend the Institute and be available for examinations.

Timetable / Hours

Each module is delivered over one semester.  Part-time students undertake lectures and tutorials two or three evenings per week (from approximately 6.30pm).  The Mathematical Laboratory and Research Skills modules combine initial face-to-face delivery on the third evening with online learning.  Laboratory sessions to support modules and students’ learning are also available on the third evening.  Full-time students combine studying a number of daytime modules each semester with the same evening commitment as part-time students.

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of MSc Mathematical Physics.  The award is made with classification. 

Students who complete 60 ECTS of the programme (excluding the dissertation) are eligible to be considered for a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Physics with classification.

Students who complete 30 ECTS of the programme (excluding the dissertation) are eligible to be considered for a Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematical Physics with classification.

Individual modules can be studied as individually-certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

For Further Information

Chris Hills - Programme Co-ordinator
School of Mathematical Sciences 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4611
F: 01 402 4994 
E: Chris.Hills@dit.ie

Stephen O'Sullivan - Programme Chair
School of Mathematical Sciences 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4823
F: 01 402 4994 
E: Stephen.Osullivan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

English is not my first language.  What level of English proficiency do I require?

The programme requires and IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.  A high level of written English is required.  A one-year pre-masters programme is being developed for international students who wish to prepare for the programme including improving their English proficiency.  For more information contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie).

Is my current degree sufficiently mathematical?

The answer is that it depends upon your degree.  Each application to the programme is individually assessed and the transcripts provided by applicants are used to determine whether applicants have sufficient mathematical background and knowledge to enter the programme.  Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) if you wish to discuss your particular circumstances.

When does the programme take place?

The programme is delivered within the normal academic calendar of the Institute.  The academic calendar comprises two semesters of thirteen weeks of teaching and assessment which run from September to December and January to May with breaks for Christmas and Easter.  Examinations take place at the end of Semester I, prior to the start of the next semester, and at the end of Semester II.  Reassessments take place in August.  There are two opportunities to graduate: October and February.

I would like to study the MSc but do not meet the entry requirements.  What can I do?

If you do not meet the entry requirements there may be modules, or a programme of prior study, that would make you eligible for the programme.  The School of Mathematical Sciences offers a large number of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.  Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) for more information.  Depending upon your current qualification you may be eligible for the programme MSc Applied Mathematics in the School.

EU Fees * 

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on part time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on funding please click on this link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

Mathematics (Applied) / Matamaitic (Feidhmeach) (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9209 Sept FT DT9211 Jan FT

For Part-Time Option Click Here

Introduction

The programme MSc in Applied Mathematics is one of two taught postgraduate programmes delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences.  It offers a broad range of topics in applied mathematics and is suitable for applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.  It is designed to cater not only for those who wish to develop an advanced level of mathematical knowledge and practical skills relevant to problem solving in diverse, real-world contexts but also for those that simply wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of a fundamental branch of mathematics.  

The programme can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life.  New entrants can start the programme either in September or January.  The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning. 

The programme will emphasise the use of mathematics to solve problems and will build students' mathematical knowledge and their ability to analyse problems and apply advanced mathematical techniques in a rigorous manner. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification and will be drawn from computing, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific and numerate backgrounds.  Graduates of MSc Applied Mathematics will be flexible, highly-qualified, technical professionals with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills suitable to enter, and apply their knowledge in, a wide range of sectors and professions.

The programme is particularly suitable for international applicants and a pre-masters preparation year is also being developed.

Prospective applicants may, in addition, wish to consider and apply for MSc Mathematical Physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The option of studying elements of the programme via distance learning or undertaking individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules may be available.  Interested applicants should contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) for details.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme are extremely flexible and able to apply advanced mathematical techniques and mathematical problem-solving approaches to a wide variety of problems arising in careers in a diverse range of employment sectors. 

In particular, graduates of this programme have enhanced technical and scientific capabilities, analytical and problem solving skills, and are well equipped for high-level careers in industry, commerce, the professions and the public sector.  For example, graduates are well suited to careers in finance, information and communication technologies, data analysis, the public sector and teaching. 

Applied Mathematics is a research strength of the School of Mathematical Sciences and there are also opportunities for graduates to undertake further research in the DIT or elsewhere.  The project module provides a preparation for embarking upon a PhD or MPhil by research. 

Course Content

The programme MSc Applied Mathematics comprises ten taught modules (each of one semester duration accumulated over two semesters full time or four semesters part time) followed by a dissertation (studied over one semester full time or four semesters part time).  The programme comprises a student work load of 90 ECTS credits and the project contributes 25 ECTS credits.  All modules are core and learning is supported by the use of software, group learning, supported practical sessions, seminars and the student library and study facilities.

Exit awards of Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS credits) and Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS credits) are available.

The following topics are covered in the taught modules: 

  • Methods for Applied Mathematics
  • Modern Applied Statistical Modelling
  • Algorithms & Approximation Theory
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Classical Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Special Relativity & Tensor Calculus
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Biomathematics
  • Mathematical Laboratory
  • Research Skills

The project is a substantial piece of academic written work and will normally be based upon a topic closely related to modules on the programme and may include an extensive literature review.  The Research Skills module provides an excellent preparation for the project module and students are supported in this module by an assigned academic supervisor and their peers.

Assessment

The taught modules are assessed by a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment undertaken during the semester.  Some modules may also involve practical tasks.  The assessment of the project module is based upon the written work, feedback and participation during the module and a viva voce examination.

Examinations for Semester I modules take place in January and examinations for Semester II modules take place immediately following the end of teaching in May.  Reassessment takes place in August.  Students are required to attend the Institute and be available for examinations.

Timetable / Hours

Each module is delivered over one semester.  Part-time students undertake lectures and tutorials two or three evenings per week (from approximately 6.30pm).  The Mathematical Laboratory and Research Skills modules combine initial face-to-face delivery on the third evening with online learning.  Laboratory sessions to support modules and students’ learning are also available on the third evening.  Full-time students combine studying a number of daytime modules each semester with the same evening commitment as part-time students.

Award

Graduates of the programme are eligible for the award of MSc Applied Mathematics.  The award is made with classification. 

Students who complete 60 ECTS of the programme (excluding the project) are eligible to be considered for a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Mathematics with classification.

Students who complete 30 ECTS of the programme (excluding the project) are eligible to be considered for a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics with classification.

Individual modules can be studied as individually-certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

For Further Information

Chris Hills - Programme Co-ordinator
School of Mathematical Sciences 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4611
F: 01 402 4994 
E: Chris.Hills@dit.ie

Stephen O'Sullivan - Programme Chair
School of Mathematical Sciences 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4823
F: 01 402 4994 
E: Stephen.Osullivan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

English is not my first language.  What level of English proficiency do I require?

The programme requires and IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.  A high level of written English is required.  A one-year pre-masters programme is being developed for international students who wish to prepare for the programme including improving their English proficiency.  For more information contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie).

Is my current degree sufficiently mathematical?

The answer is that it depends upon your degree.  Each application to the programme is individually assessed and the transcripts provided by applicants are used to determine whether applicants have sufficient mathematical background and knowledge to enter the programme.  Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) if you wish to discuss your particular circumstances.

When does the programme take place?

The programme is delivered within the normal academic calendar of the Institute.  The academic calendar comprises two semesters of thirteen weeks of teaching and assessment which run from September to December and January to May with breaks for Christmas and Easter.  Examinations take place at the end of Semester I, prior to the start of the next semester, and at the end of Semester II.  Reassessments take place in August.  There are two opportunities to graduate: October and February.

I would like to study the MSc but do not meet the entry requirements.  What can I do?

If you do not meet the entry requirements there may be modules, or a programme of prior study, that would make you eligible for the programme.  The School of Mathematical Sciences offers a large number of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.  Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) for more information.

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on part time postgraduate fee please see link.

For information on funding please click on this link:  

Non EU Fees click here

 

 

 

Mathematics (Applied) / Matamaitic (Feidhmeach) (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9210 Sept PT DT9212 Jan PT

For Full-Time Click Here

Introduction

The programme MSc in Applied Mathematics is one of two taught postgraduate programmes delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It offers a broad range of topics in applied mathematics and is suitable for applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is designed to cater not only for those who wish to develop an advanced level of mathematical knowledge and practical skills relevant to problem solving in diverse, real-world contexts but also for those that simply wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of a fundamental branch of mathematics.

The programme can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life. New entrants can start the programme either in September or January. The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning.

The programme will emphasise the use of mathematics to solve problems and will build students' mathematical knowledge and their ability to analyse problems and apply advanced mathematical techniques in a rigorous manner. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification and will be drawn from computing, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific and numerate backgrounds. Graduates of MSc Applied Mathematics will be flexible, highly-qualified, technical professionals with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills suitable to enter, and apply their knowledge in, a wide range of sectors and professions.

The programme is particularly suitable for international applicants and a pre-masters preparation year is also being developed.

Prospective applicants may, in addition, wish to consider and apply for MSc Mathematical Physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The option of studying elements of the programme via distance learning or undertaking individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules may be available. Interested applicants should contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) for details.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme are extremely flexible and able to apply advanced mathematical techniques and mathematical problem-solving approaches to a wide variety of problems arising in careers in a diverse range of employment sectors.

In particular, graduates of this programme have enhanced technical and scientific capabilities, analytical and problem solving skills, and are well equipped for high-level careers in industry, commerce, the professions and the public sector. For example, graduates are well suited to careers in finance, information and communication technologies, data analysis, the public sector and teaching.

Applied Mathematics is a research strength of the School of Mathematical Sciences and there are also opportunities for graduates to undertake further research in the DIT or elsewhere. The project module provides a preparation for embarking upon a PhD or MPhil by research.

Course Content

The programme MSc Applied Mathematics comprises ten taught modules (each of one semester duration accumulated over two semesters full time or four semesters part time) followed by a dissertation (studied over one semester full time or four semesters part time). The programme comprises a student work load of 90 ECTS credits and the project contributes 25 ECTS credits. All modules are core and learning is supported by the use of software, group learning, supported practical sessions, seminars and the student library and study facilities.

Exit awards of Postgraduate Diploma (60 ECTS credits) and Postgraduate Certificate (30 ECTS credits) are available.

The following topics are covered in the taught modules:

  • Methods for Applied Mathematics
  • Modern Applied Statistical Modelling
  • Algorithms & Approximation Theory
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Classical Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Special Relativity & Tensor Calculus
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Biomathematics
  • Mathematical Laboratory
  • Research Skills

The project is a substantial piece of academic written work and will normally be based upon a topic closely related to modules on the programme and may include an extensive literature review. The Research Skills module provides an excellent preparation for the project module and students are supported in this module by an assigned academic supervisor and their peers.

Assessment

The taught modules are assessed by a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment undertaken during the semester. Some modules may also involve practical tasks. The assessment of the project module is based upon the written work, feedback and participation during the module and a viva voce examination.

Examinations for Semester I modules take place in January and examinations for Semester II modules take place immediately following the end of teaching in May. Reassessment takes place in August. Students are required to attend the Institute and be available for examinations.

Timetable / Hours

Each module is delivered over one semester. Part-time students undertake lectures and tutorials two or three evenings per week (from approximately 6.30pm). The Mathematical Laboratory and Research Skills modules combine initial face-to-face delivery on the third evening with online learning. Laboratory sessions to support modules and students’ learning are also available on the third evening. Full-time students combine studying a number of daytime modules each semester with the same evening commitment as part-time students.

For Further Information

Chris Hills - Programme Co-ordinator
School of Mathematical Sciences 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4611
F: 01 402 4994 
E: Chris.Hills@dit.ie

Stephen O'Sullivan - Programme Chair
School of Mathematical Sciences 
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 
T: 01 402 4823
F: 01 402 4994 
E: Stephen.Osullivan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

English is not my first language. What level of English proficiency do I require?

The programme requires and IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. A high level of written English is required. A one-year pre-masters programme is being developed for international students who wish to prepare for the programme including improving their English proficiency. For more information contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie).

Is my current degree sufficiently mathematical?

The answer is that it depends upon your degree. Each application to the programme is individually assessed and the transcripts provided by applicants are used to determine whether applicants have sufficient mathematical background and knowledge to enter the programme. Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) if you wish to discuss your particular circumstances.

When does the programme take place?

The programme is delivered within the normal academic calendar of the Institute. The academic calendar comprises two semesters of thirteen weeks of teaching and assessment which run from September to December and January to May with breaks for Christmas and Easter. Examinations take place at the end of Semester I, prior to the start of the next semester, and at the end of Semester II. Reassessments take place in August. There are two opportunities to graduate: October and February.

I would like to study the MSc but do not meet the entry requirements. What can I do?

If you do not meet the entry requirements there may be modules, or a programme of prior study, that would make you eligible for the programme. The School of Mathematical Sciences offers a large number of Continuing Professional Development opportunities. Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@dit.ie) for more information.

EU Fees for 2015/2016*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on full time postgraduate fees please see link.

For information on part time postgraduate fee please see link.

For information on funding please click on this link:

Masters Business Administration / Máistir Riarachán Gnó

DT348 PT

What is

The DIT MBA programme (DT348) is designed for experienced managers who want to advance into more senior roles, or perhaps run their own company. The programme offers a comprehensive grounding in core functional areas, while also focusing on a number of key themes including: entrepreneurship, management, leadership, strategy, innovation, global business operations and sustainability.

The DIT MBA is accredited by the Association of MBA's (AMBA).  This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned by only the top 2% of MBA programmes globally.

The DIT MBA is a Part-Time Programme delivered in a flexible format over two years. It is designed to help you respond to the new economic realities and opportunities and offers you a unique opportunity to challenge your thinking, leverage your talents and develop your leadership capability.

 

 

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Now Enrolling for the September 2017 DIT MBA Programme.

To arrange a meeting with programme management please contact:

Helen Vahey, MBA Development Manager

01 402 7024 

helen.vahey@dit.ie 

 

Please click here for our dedicated MBA section

To request a brochure click here.

Programme Outline

Semester

DIT MBA Programme Modules
  Pre Programme Induction and Team Building
  Financial Analysis
SEMESTER 1 Modelling and Analysis
Sept. - Dec. Organisation Behaviour and Theory
  Marketing for Management
  Managerial Economics
SEMESTER 2 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Jan. - May Corporate Finance
  Management Control and Decision Making
  MBA Consultancy Project
  Strategic Management
SEMESTER 3 Strategic Human Resource Management 
Sept. – Dec. Strategic Operations Management
  Innovation and Commercialisation
  MBA Consultancy Project
  International Study Visit
  Corporate Governance and Ethics
SEMESTER 4 Global Strategic Management / Capstone
Jan. - May Elective 1
  Elective 2
Finish in Sept. MBA Consultancy Project

DIT MBA Leadership Development Programme: includes presentation skills, negtiation and influencing skills, time management, critical thinking and careers workshops.

 

DIT MBA Electives

The elective segment of the MBA allows participants to pick from a range of modules which meet their personal or professional needs. Two of the notable themes in this elective system are innovation and sustainability. This focus is warranted due to the growing interest in these areas and due to their centrality to the new 'Smart Economy'.

Course Content

Course Content

Structure of Programme  

Core: 14 core modules of 5 ECTS credits each.
Major Project: A consultancy project based on a company specific challenge of 10 ECTS credits.
Electives: 2 elective modules of 5 ECTS credits each.
International Study Week: A week long exploration of business practices in an overseas market developed in conjunction with partner universities.
Induction Programme This will include, team work, library & resource management and a range of soft skills: presentation skills, leadership, communication & self-awareness.
Leadership Development Programme (LDP): An extensive programme running throughout the duration of the DIT MBA. The range of offerings in this area includes: communication and presentation skills; team working skills; consultancy skills; influencing and negotiation skills; personal effectiveness; management skills; and career/professional development.

Consultancy Project

This project relfects the applied nature of the DIT MBA programme, providing participants with an opportunity to apply the entire breadth of their learning to a live company challenge.

Participants will be given extensive support in research and consultancy skills throughout the lifetime of the project.

International Study Visit

A core component of the MBA programme, the International Study Visit introduces participants to the range of issues pertinent to conducting business in a foreign market, including cultural, legal and political differences. While in market, participants benefit from a wide range of company visits and discussions with industry practitioners and market experts.

Assessment

Assessment is based on a combination of individual and group assignments, plus written exams. Students are encouraged to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in the context of their organisation.

Tuition Fees

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

€18,000, payable as €4,500 per semester (this fee includes the cost of the International Study Visit).

Entry Requirements

  • A primary degree from a recognised university in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant post graduate work experience including at least 3 years in a managerial or professional capacity.
  • Candidates who do not have a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification may be required to submit a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score of 500.
  • At least one written reference attesting to the ability of the candidate to undertake the programme.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview with programme management.
  • A minimum of 7.0 on IELTS for those of whom English is not their first language.
  • Non-EU applicants must have documentary proof of Irish residency or an Irish work permit to be eligible to apply (it is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain such eligibility across the life cycle of the programme).

Interview with representatives of the programme committee will form a part of the selection process.

Admission Process

  • Candidates will be required to fill the DIT MBA online application.
  • Upload an up to date Curriculum Vitae.
  • Upload a copy of all academic transcripts.
  • Upload a copy of academic and employment references.
  • Upload official IELTS transcript (if required).
  • Upload documentary proof of Irish residency (if required).
  • Pay €45 online application fee.
Applications are now open for the 2017 DIT MBA Cohort. 

For Further Information

Helen Vahey

MBA Development Manager
College of Business
College of Business DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 
T: 01 402 7024
F: 01 402 3076 
E: helen.vahey@dit.ie 

 

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Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

DT087 FT DT088 PT

Introduction

*** The ME in Mechanical Engineering programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer ***

This programme is designed to provide mechanical engineering graduates, and graduates from closely-related engineering disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering.

The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a Research Project module. The programme focuses on numerical simulation techniques for structural and fluid-flow analyses, renewable and sustainable energy technologies, and biomechanics while also offering modules on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The programme award is a Master of Engineering (ME) Degree, with an option to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in advanced mechanical engineering research, analysis, and design.

Course Content

The programme consists of 12 taught modules each worth five “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS) credits and a Research Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the programme a total ECTS credits value of 90. The programme modules are listed below:

Module Title

DIT Module Code

ECTS Credits

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

ENTR1950

5

Innovation and Knowledge Management

MECH9002

5

Research Methods

MECH9003

5

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

STAT1950

5

Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement Systems

LEAN 5002

5

Finite Element Analysis

MECH9011

5

Advanced Dynamics with Applied Computer Modelling

MECH9000

5

Computational Fluid Dynamics

MECH9013

5

Heat and Mass Transfer

MECH9014

5

Advanced Energy Engineering Economics

MECH9015

5

Renewable Energy Engineering

MECH9016

5

Biomechanics

MECH9017

5

Research Project

MECH9018

30

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, and formal examinations. The Research Project module is assessed using presentations and reports. End-of-semester formal examinations are held in December/January and May.

Timetable / Hours

All taught modules are delivered each academic year, six in semester 1 and six in semester 2. The taught modules are delivered in the evenings, from 6-10 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The taught modules are delivered in two-hour blocks. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Full-time students are required to take six taught modules for each of the two, 15-week semesters, which involves a class contact time of approximately 12 hours per week.

Part-time students typically complete the 12 taught modules and the Research Project module over two years. The student decides what modules he/she will complete each semester and year. The Research Project module cannot, however, be completed in the first year of study. Current part-time students are typically taking four taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 1, and two taught modules in each of semesters 1 and 2 of year 2, and the Research Project module in year 2.

The Research Project module is completed over 12 months, from September to September. The semester 1 and 2 provisional timetables for the taught modules for the academic year 2016/2017 are shown below.

ME in Mechanical Engineering – Semester 1 Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6-8pm

Heat and Mass Transfer

Advanced Energy Engineering Economics

Research Methods

8-10pm

Finite Element Analysis

Renewable Energy Engineering

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

 

ME in Mechanical Engineering – Semester 2 Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6-8pm

Advanced Dynamics with Applied Computer Modelling

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

8-10pm

Lean Operations and Continuous Improvement Systems

Biomechanics

Innovation and Knowledge Management

 

 

For Further Information

Dr Nigel Kent
School of Mechanical & Design Engineering 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street, 
Dublin 1 

T: 01-402 3885
E: nigel.kent@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full time postgraduate fees please click here

For part time postgraduate fees please click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

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Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years / Meantóireacht, Bainistíocht agus Ceannaireacht sna Luathbhlianta

DT9016 (Jan) PT

Course Description

The new MA in Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years (MML) commenced in January 2017. It is a 90 ECTS credit programme with an exit award of a Post Graduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS credits.

This new programme is aimed at professionals working in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector who are currently in a management or leadership position, or for those who wish to progress their careers.

Programme Vision

The vision for this programme is to develop excellence in Early Childhood Education leadership and management. Students will be facilitated to develop their capacities in delivering Early Years services grounded in the highest ethical standards of care, continuing education and research. 

Who should apply?

Applicants must normally hold a minimum 2.2 result from a relevant Level 8 programme (eg, BA (Hons.) in Early Childhood Education). Applicants should have (a) formal management responsibilities as part of their work or have experience that has included dealing with issues and challenges that relate to management of the care environment and (b) should have at least two years' appropriate experience.

How to apply?

You can register your interest to attend the programme with the School Administrator.

Email: socialsciences@dit.ie Phone: 01 402 4164.

Where will I study?

The Programme will be delivered at the new DIT central campus in Grangegorman, Dublin 7 (view video).

International Study Trip

At an additional cost, students will have the opportunity to take part in a field excursion where the purpose is to observe best practice Early Childhood Education in another jurisdiction.

Course Content

Semester 1:

  • Perspectives on Mentoring in Early Childhood Education

  • The Role of Quality in Early Childhood Education

Semester 2:

  • Management in Early Childhood Education Services

  • Childhood in Context

Semester 3:

  • Leadership & Organisational change

  • Optional module

Semester 4 (MA):

  • Research Methods

  • Dissertation

 

Students will have the opportunity to avail of a range of elective modules from other MA Programmes in the School (run subject to viable group sizes).

For Further Information

Mr Jan Pettersen
School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7 
T: 01-402 4278
E: jan.pettersen@dit.ie

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Mobile and Web Applications Design / Dearadh Feidhmchlár Móibíleach agus Gréasáin

DT540B FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The masters in mobile and web applications design is a specialisation under a broader masters in creative digital media which provides a number of possible specialisations for students. These can be broadly categorised into, but not exclusive to, the following; 

(1)   Digital Games;

(2)   Interactive Media;

(3)   Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design;

This master’s programme which was created as a result of a merger between the masters in creative digital media and the masters in digital games in 2011 provides a thorough grounding in the core skills and knowledge of digital media & new mobile/web design platforms. It offers specialist production techniques dedicated to the specific needs of the mobile and web design industry. 

Career Opportunities

Depending on the modules chosen and their chosen specialisation during the course of the programme, graduates of the programme can pursue careers as web/content designers/developers, IPhone, Android, W7 WebAPP designers, 2D animators, DVD designers, project managers, digital media consultants, media analysts/content creators, game designers, level designers, game software engineers, project managers, consultants, and games analysts.

Graduates are also encouraged to innovate in the digital media space and to set-up their own business. Over the course of the programme, graduates will have had the opportunity to generate ideas and identify skillsets required to bring these ideas to fruition. With the range multi disciplinary talent within the class, graduates will find themselves working with others on new and innovative ideas which can be brought to market as a proof of concept, new small business, or 'indie' media developer .

Course Content

Certain modules are core for all students, however throughout each semester students may choose from a selection of options that best reflect their desired pathway choice.

Semester 1 (2014 Timetable)

  • Authoring Principles
  • Ludology
  • Design Practice
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Production

Semester 2 (2014 Timetable)
(certain modules may be added, changed, removed or updated depending on resources and industry demand)

  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • UX Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Game Mechanics and Environment Design
  • Game Engines
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Social Media Applications
  • Design Principles

Course Design Blog

Visit the Course site (www.istory.ie) which was setup in 2013 to allow visitors to get a flavour of what’s going on in the course, to promote student portfolios and to showcase the excellent work being done on the course (and across the school). The content changes constantly and often reflects what’s happening around certain project deadlines. You can use the site to stay informed of up-and-coming projects, events, and showcases. You can also follow us on our facebook, twitter and YouTube channels from this site.

Who Should Apply?

The MSc in Mobile and Web Applications Design (DT540B) is aimed at those with a career interest in the emerging digital media content industry.  It is ideally suited to graduates of diverse disciplines including media, art, and design, and computer science.  The programme is also suited to educators, engineers and design practitioners who have a requirement for digital media production techniques.  Our typical student mix is 1/3 computing, 1/3 design, 1/3 non digital media.  This ensures a vibrant mix of backgrounds and encourages ideas generation.

Conversion Programme

The programme also caters for those graduates who want to convert into the digital media space and to those with cognate backgrounds to specialize in areas such as Game Development, Mobile & Web App Development and Interactive Media.  It provides a thorough grounding in the principles of digital media design and development while at the same time mixes cognate disciplines and levels through innovative team projects, facilitating peer learning and building interdisciplinary awareness, vital to success in any digital media environment.

Timetable / Hours

The programme is available in full-time.  The full-time programme is offered over 3 semesters starting in September of each year.

Award

MSc  in Creative Digital Media: with Specialisation

Specialisations

(1)   Interactive Media;

(2)   Digital Games;

(3)   Mobile, Smart Device and Dynamic Web Applications Design;

For Further Information

Brian Vaughan
School of Media, (Room 2-007) 
College of Applied Arts & Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 
T: 01 402 7997
E: creativedigitalmedia@dit.ie
W: http://www.istory.ie/

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to contact the course coordinator directly about any questions you may have

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Music (Conducting) / Ceol (Stiúradh)

DT9032 FT DT586 PT

Introduction

The programme specifically tailored to the needs of aspiring conductors.  Based in the Conservatory of Music and Drama, which has a long tradition in the provision of performing arts education, the programme aims to facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of students by providing an integrated and structured programme with performance experience in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts, underpinned by complementary academic, research and professional studies.

Programme Title and Award

Award: 

Master of Music (Conducting) MMus (Conducting) with Classifications of: First Class Honours; Second Class Honours, Upper Division; Second Class Honours, Lower Division

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to provide a postgraduate qualification in performance for:

  • applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in music with a high level of performance and aspire towards a professional career in performance
  • applicants who have professional performing experience and wish to pursue further study in their chosen area

Aims:

The programme is designed to: 

  • refine and develop individual performance artistry as a conductor in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts.
  • develop creative skills and professional attitudes to enable engagement and collaboration in the music-making process to meet the demands of the performing profession at the highest levels.
  • integrate professional level performance studies with the development of advanced skills in analytical and research skills, critical reflection and communication, with particular emphasis on performance practice.
  • provide a programme of study tailored to the needs of the individual student, with supporting specialist modules of professional relevance and career preparation.

Programme Delivery Pathways: 

Two pathways have been introduced to the programme to meet the demands of two different student profiles. The two-year full-time programme will be the main progression route from undergraduate programmes in performance.  The Advanced Entry pathway is designed for established professional musicians who wish to accredit and reflect upon their practice.

 

Standard Pathway

  • DT9032 (120 ECTS):  Full Time - 2 Years, September to June each year.

 

Advanced Entry Pathway

  • DT9032 (90ECTS): Full Time - 1 Year, September to September.
  • DT586 (90ECTS): Part Time - 2 Years, September to June each year.

 

Audition: 

Suitable applicants will be invited to the Conservatory to undertake an audition and interview. 

See AUDITION REQUIREMENTS for further details.

Course Content 

The structure of the programme has been redesigned around 4 main elements: Performance Studies, Research Studies, Discipline Specific Skills and Employability Skills.  However, the integration of the knowledge, understanding and competencies of these elements is central to the ethos of the programme. 

See current STUDENT HANDBOOK for further details.

Award

A student who successfully completes all modules on the MMus (Conducting) programme will be conferred with the degree of Master of Music (Conducting) with Honours.

An exit award of Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Conducting) may be conferred upon a candidate completing 60 ECTS.  

See current STUDENT HANDBOOK for further details.

 

For Further Information

Dr Cliona Doris
M.Mus. Programme Chair
Conservatory of Music and Drama 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

E: cliona.doris@dit.ie

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Music (Opera/Repetiteur) / Ceol (Ceoldráma/Répétiteur)

DT9501 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Programme Title and Award

Master of Music (Opera) or Master of Music (Repetiteur) with Classifications of: First Class Honours; Second Class Honours, Upper Division; Second Class Honours, Lower Division.  

Who Should Apply?

The MMus (Opera/Repetiteur) programme is suitable for singers with sufficient relevant experience and vocal maturity to cope with the rigorous demands of the programme and who clearly demonstrate the potential for entry to the profession.  The programme is also open to repetiteurs with sufficient relevant experience and who clearly demonstrate the potential for entry to the profession.

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

This exciting new programme is unique in Ireland and is designed to give advanced, postgraduate singers and repetiteurs the highest level operatic training possible.

Aims:

  1. develop and refine your individual performance artistry as an opera singer/repetiteur;
  2. develop creative skills and professional attitudes to enable engagement and collaboration in the opera-making process and the wider profession;
  3. promote advanced skills in research, critical reflection, and communication;
  4. develop skills for education, self-promotion and personal business management. 

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of your studies, you are expected to be able to:

  1. perform with advanced and distinctive technical and expressive artistry, and synthesizing a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding;
  2. collaborate effectively and creatively with professionals, peers and non-specialists;
  3. demonstrate advanced skills in research and communication;
  4. engage in critical reflection and respond positively to feedback from professionals and peers;
  5. demonstrate a range of skills associated with entrepreneurialism, self-promotion and career preparation.                    
     

Course Content

The MMus (Opera/Repetiteur) programme is a one-year full-time programme, lasting 12 months.  It comprises four modules:

                        From Page to Stage    10 ECTS credits          

                        Production 1                40 ECTS credits          

                        Production 2                30 ECTS credits

                        The Professional         10 ECTS credits

From Page to Stage

This advanced module will provide you with the opportunity to engage in an in-depth study of an operatic role/opera (repetiteurs).  The aim of the module is to expose you to the multiple layers of study involved in bringing an operatic role or opera from page to stage.

Production 1 and Production 2

This advanced module will provide you with an understanding and direct experience of the skills required for participation in a fully staged public professional presentation of an opera/opera scenes.

The aims of the module are to equip you with the advanced performance skills required to enter the operatic profession.  The module comprises the following elements:

                        • Principal Study Lesson

                        • Coaching Session/Language

                        • Movement/Stagecraft

                        • Language

                        • Recitative Class

                        • Performance Impact Module

                        • Production Rehearsals and Performances

                        and other skills as required. 

The Professional       

This advanced module provides you with a ‘hands on’ experience of the professional at work.  The module will include a placement with a professional performing arts company and an in-depth look at the business acumen necessary for successful career management.  Finally the module will provide experience in the field of opera in education.

Who Should Apply?

The MMus (Opera/Repetiteur) programme is suitable for singers with sufficient relevant experience and vocal maturity to cope with the rigorous demands of the programme and who clearly demonstrate the potential for entry to the profession.  The programme is also open to repetiteurs with sufficient relevant experience and who clearly demonstrate the potential for entry to the profession.

Timetable / Hours

The programme takes place over one year of full-time study and involves two placements. 

Award

Successful completion of all 4 modules (i.e. 90 ECTS credits) leads to the award of MMus (Opera) or MMus (Repetiteur).

Successful completion of all modules except Production 2 (i.e. 60 ECTS credits) leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Opera / Repetiteurship.

For Further Information

Colette McGahon-Tosh
Conservatory of Music and Drama 
College of Arts and Tourism
163-167 Rathmines Road Lower 
Dublin 6

T: 01 402 3471  
E: colette.mcgahontosh@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

Irish/EU students:  €7,900

International (non-EU) students:  €15,000

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Music (Performance) / Ceol (Léiriú)

DT9032 FT DT586 PT

Introduction

The programme is designed to prepare graduates for a performing career in the music profession. Applications are welcome from solo instrumentalists, singers, accompanists and chamber ensembles.

Based in the Conservatory of Music and Drama, which has a long tradition in the provision of performing arts education, the programme aims to facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of students by providing an integrated and structured programme with performance experience in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts, underpinned by complementary academic, research and professional studies.

Programme Title and Award

Award: 
Master of Music (Performance) MMus (Performance) with Classifications of: First Class Honours; Second Class Honours, Upper Division; Second Class Honours, Lower Division

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

The programme aims to provide a postgraduate qualification in performance for:

  • applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in music with a high level of performance and aspire towards a professional career in performance
  • applicants who have professional performing experience and wish to pursue further study in their chosen area

Aims:

The programme is designed to: 

  • refine and develop individual performance artistry as an instrumentalist/singer/accompanist/chamber musician in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts.
  • develop creative skills and professional attitudes to enable engagement and collaboration in the music-making process to meet the demands of the performing profession at the highest levels.
  • integrate professional level performance studies with the development of advanced skills in analytical and research skills, critical reflection and communication, with particular emphasis on performance practice.
  • provide a programme of study tailored to the needs of the individual student, with supporting specialist modules of professional relevance and career preparation.

Programme Delivery Pathways: 

Two pathways have been introduced to the programme to meet the demands of two different student profiles. The two-year full-time programme will be the main progression route from undergraduate programmes in performance.  The Advanced Entry pathway is designed for established professional musicians who wish to accredit and reflect upon their practice.

Standard Pathway

  • DT9032 (120 ECTS):  Full Time - 2 Years, September to June each year.

Advanced Entry Pathway

  • DT9032-AE (90ECTS): Full Time - 1 Year, September to September.
  • DT586-AE (90ECTS): Part Time - 2 Years, September to June each year.

Audition: 

Suitable applicants will be invited to the Conservatory to undertake an audition and interview. 

See AUDITION REQUIREMENTS for further details.

Course Content

The structure of the programme has been redesigned around 4 main elements: Performance Studies, Research Studies, Discipline Specific Skills and Employability Skills.  However, the integration of the knowledge, understanding and competencies of these elements is central to the ethos of the programme. 

See current STUDENT HANDBOOK for further details.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is designed to prepare graduates for a performing career in the music profession in classical, jazz and Irish traditional music. Applications are welcome from solo instrumentalists, singers, accompanists and chamber ensembles.  A very high standard of performance is expected. 

Award

A student who successfully completes all modules on the MMus (Performance) programme will be conferred with the degree of Master of Music (Performance) with Honours.

An exit award of Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance) may be conferred upon a candidate completing 60 ECTS.  

See current STUDENT HANDBOOK for further details.

For Further Information

Dr Cliona Doris
M.Mus. Programme Chair
Conservatory of Music and Drama 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

E: cliona.doris@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

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Planning & Development

DT122 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This two year, part-time course provides the educational requirements for practice as a Planning and Development Surveyor. It also serves the purpose of broadening the knowledge and skill base of professionals working in the built environment field.

Career Opportunities

The course has been recognised by the Society of Chartered Surveyors/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as fulfilling the academic requirements for membership of the Planning and Development Division of Society and Institution.

Course Content

SSPL 9055 Sustainable Construction

This module divides into two components. The first provides an overview of the principles and techniques for building and site development. The second component provides an understanding of energy conservation in sustainable construction and building design.

SSPL9016  Planning Practice I

An introduction and guide to the practicalities of how planning legislation and regulations occur in practice – having specific regard to administrative structures and procedures.

SSPL9018  Planning Practice II

Following on from ‘Planning Practice 1’, this module provides a more in depth and advanced knowledge and understanding of the features of the Irish planning system and professional practice.

SSPL9017  Seminars

The module comprises a series of seminars – of up a half day in duration - in which real life development projects are examined and analysed. The projects range in terms of type and size. In each case the site visit is accompanied by an introduction by the proponent of the project. Normally the projects are under construction or completed and the students are given an overview of the process by key players who were involved in the development process. Each seminar includes a site visit.

SSPL9018  Spatial Planning

There are two elements to this module, a grounding in current concepts of spatial planning and its relationship to urban design. A critical evaluation of how and why spatial planning and urban design are formative influences in the development process.

RECE9031  Urban Economics

Land Use Economics consolidates the students understanding of economic theory and defines its relationship with Town Planning, Valuations, the Construction and Property Industries. It identifies the factors that influence the geographical patterns of economic activity in the global, European and Irish economies. It introduces the implications and outcomes that result from specific public and strategic economic policies. Learning insights are focused on developing methodologies to enable students to apply their awareness of current affairs to the time-dynamic of the market place, which together with location, demography and finance define the pillars of the property industry.

RECE9010  Valuations I

This is the introductory module for the subject of Valuations. It deals with property markets, the derivation of yields, analysis of property transactions and the bases for the valuation of commercial property. It is broad in scope, and provides an initial prelude to the operations of the property markets at a macro- and micro-level, including Development and Investment Appraisal, as well as basic valuations techniques.

RECE9022 Valuations II

This is the follow-on module for the subject of Valuations I. It deals with more advanced technical and legal aspects of commercial property valuations, and introduces some of the wider issues associated with the valuation profession.

SSPL9021  Construction Management

The module provides an overview of two distinct components of issues relating to the management of construction projects.

To help the student appraise and gain a better understanding of the static and dynamics of construction management and administration, and developments in construction procurement and management and how these impact on property development and investment.

To help the student develop sufficient knowledge of safety, health and welfare at work legislation to assist them in daily practice this module is primarily aimed at those engaged in the construction industry.

SSPL9023  Property Development

This module divides into two components. Component A provides the learner with an understanding of the dynamics of the property development process. It defines the objectives of development in the context of economic viability, risk versus reward and in the overall setting of the property and construction industries. Component B provides an understanding of approaches and techniques that are used in marketing and property portfolio management.

RECE4051 Property Finance

Real estate finance is concerned with the sources and types of finance available for funding property investment and development schemes, the criteria applied by the lending and investing institutions in the provision of finance for development, risk analysis in property lending, financial risk/exposure management and with the recent and ongoing innovations in the area of derivative investments in property. A major element of the module is an examination from both a development and funding perspective of a property development case study, undertaken by the students through an assignment

SSPL9025  Property Law

This module specialises in the area of development law in order to provide the student with specific knowledge in an area of law relevant an understanding of the administrative and legal context for public policy making in relation to the planning and development process.

SSPL9006  Research Techniques

This module provides the skills to understand sources of information, data analysis and computation relevant to research.  It also prepares the student for writing the dissertation.

SSPL 9056  Dissertation MSc

This is a self directed learning module which is reported in a dissertation between 15,000 and 20,000 words – it may be based on a work- placement that is part of the Progress and Placement module

The module will be supplemented by a number of lectures on the selection of a research theme and the process of dissertation write-up. It will also include attendance at a Current Issues Conference and associated workshop to familiarize the candidate with the most current research activities associated with Sustainable Development.

The dissertation will be an original piece of work by the student on a topic relevant to the theme of Sustainable Development and is a mandatory requirement for the award of a masters degree.

As a research question is developed and undertaken students are expected to report on their progress in four work in progress reports. These take the form of oral or poster presentations. The final presentation is at a student conference in October/November.

Timetable / Hours

Two years, part-time. The course requires attendance for eight hours weekly (normally on Mondays, semester 1, 2, & 3 and Thursdays semester 4) plus tutorials and site visits over two academic years concluding with the submission of the dissertation in October of the second year.

For Further Information

Helen Murray MSc., MSc., FSCSI FRICS,

Programme Chair,

School of Transport Engineering, Environment & Planning,

College of Engineering & Built Environment,

Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1.

T: 01 402 3734
E: helen.murray@dit.ie

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Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Biotechnology (FT) / Dearbhú Cáilíochta Cógaisíochta & an Bhiteicneolaíocht Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulation (PT) / Dearbhú Cáilíochta Cógaisíochta & Rialachán

DT233 FT DT237 PT

Introduction

These programmes are designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries with respect to quality assurance.

Conversion Programmes

The School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at DIT run three Masters programs designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries.  Students interested in Quality Assurance can choose DT233 or DT237 which are offered on a full time or part time basis respectively.  Students interested in a career in Manufacturing and Technology can choose DT9279.

These programs are offered as CONVERSION programmes specifically aimed at science graduates interested in a career in the Pharmaceutical or related industries.  So whether your original degree was in science on the one hand, or engineering and technology on the other, you are equally likely to benefit.  Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and overseas and represent all science disciplines. Each year we also have a small number of International students from both within and outside the EU.  All have found the breadth, depth and rigor of this programme to be both stimulating and challenging.  In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers.

For more information see course summaries below or visit the School website at:

http://www.dit.ie/chemistry/postgraduatecourses/

DT233 MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology (Full Time)

This programme is offered on a one year full—time basis followed by a 6 months industry based dissertation. It is designed to provide a bridge for graduates with a degree in science or related disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical sector. The programme offers a broad based curriculum covering aspects of quality assurance, auditing, manufacturing and pharmaceutical science and biotechnology.

DT237 MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Regulation (Part Time)

This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis. It is designed to consolidate, supplement and enhance the knowledge and experience of graduates currently employed in the pharmaceutical sector. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of quality assurance, regulation and validation.

DT9279 MSc Pharmaceutical Validation Technology (Part Time)

This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis.  This course is designed to provide education at postgraduate level in aspects of pharmaceutical validation technology to scientists, engineers and other professionals who operate in the pharmaceutical industry.  It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and validation.  The programme places a strong emphasis on integrating scientific principles and to practical case study examples for the fast-changing pharmaceutical regulatory environment.

Course Content

The lecture course is divided into twelve modules of 20 hours each. Full-time students undertake twelve modules over two semesters. Part-time students undertake twelve modules over 4 semesters. On successful completion of the twelve modules, students will undertake a 6 months industrially based dissertation.

Please note:

Non-EU students taking this programme must undertake their industrially based dissertation in their home country. Part-time students are normally expected to perform the dissertation at their place of employment.

The following modules are currently offered:

  • Q.A., Auditing and Inspection
  • GMP and Validation
  • Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (part-time only)
  • Biotechnology (full-time only)
  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Research Methods
  • Pharmaceutical Facilities and Utilities
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Management
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis & Method Validation (full-time only)
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Process Design & Development for API Production (full-time only)
  • Process Analytical Technology & Quality by Design (part-time only)
  • Biopharmaceutical Analysis (full-time only)
  • Validation of Aseptic Pharmaceuticals (part-time only)
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Aseptic Manufacture
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Quality Risk Management (part-time only)
  • Process Validation for Biopharmaceuticals

For Further Information

DT233 Co-ordinator -  Prof John Cassidy FRSC FICI, Assistant Head of School

DT237 Co-ordinator -  Dr Fiona O'Sullivan

School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street Lower, Dublin 08 NF82

T: 01 402 4779    E: john.cassidy@dit.ie  (DT233)  

T: 01 402 4956     E: Fiona.Osullivan@dit.ie  (DT237)

MSc Administrator

Johanna King E: johanna.king@dit.ie T: 01 402 4879

Assessment

Written assignments, practical work, written examinations, dissertation.

Location

School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Timetable / Hours

Full-time students will normally have an average of fourteen contact hours per week, and part-time students an average of seven contact hours per week, comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. The modules are normally delivered on 2 mornings, 2 afternoons (full-time only) and 2 evenings and a Saturday morning (part-time and full-time) each week over the course of semesters 1 and 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees*

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

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For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

 

Pharmaceutical Validation Technology / Teicneolaíocht Bailíochtaithe Cógaisíochta (Jan intake)

DT9279 Jan PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This course is designed to provide education at postgraduate level in aspects of pharmaceutical validation technology to scientists, engineers and other professionals who operate in the pharmaceutical industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course are well equipped to take up positions as validation professionals and managers in the pharmaceutical and related industries.

Course Content

  • Process Validation - general
  • Process Validation - Primary/Bulk /API
  • Process Validation - Secondary/Finished
  • Process Validation - Aseptic and Biotechnology
  • Analytical Method Validation
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Equipment Qualification - general
  • Equipment Qualification - Utilities
  • Equipment Qualification - Non Aseptic
  • Equipment Qualification - Aseptic and Biotechnology
  • Computer Systems Validation
  • Packaging Validation

For Further Information

Dr Anne Greene
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street
Dublin 8

T: 01 402 4909
F: 01 402 4948
E: anne.greene@dit.ie

MSc Administrator

Johanna King E: johanna.king@dit.ie T: 01 402 4879

Conversion Programmes

The School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at DIT run four Masters programs designed to provide a bridge for students who have qualified in science disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical and related industries.  Students interested in Quality Assurance can choose DT233 and DT237 which are offered on a full time or part time basis respectively.  See course descriptions below and links to further information.

These programmes are offered as CONVERSION programmes specifically aimed at science graduates interested in a career in the Pharmaceutical or related industries.  So whether your original degree was in science on the one hand, or engineering and technology on the other, you are equally likely to benefit. Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and overseas and represent all science disciplines. Each year we also have a small number of International students from both within and outside the EU. All have found the breadth, depth and rigor of this programme to be both stimulating and challenging.  In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers.

For more information see course summaries below or the School website at:

http://www.dit.ie/chemistry/postgraduatecourses/

DT233 MSc Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology - (Full-Time)

This programme is offered on a one year full—time basis followed by a 6 months industry based dissertation. It is designed to provide a bridge for graduates with a degree in science or related disciplines to the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical sector. The programme offers a broad based curriculum covering aspects of quality assurance, auditing, manufacturing and pharmaceutical science and biotechnology.

DT237 MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Regulation - (Part-Time)

This programme is offered on a two year part-time basis. It is designed to consolidate, supplement and enhance the knowledge and experience of graduates currently employed in the pharmaceutical sector. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in aspects of quality assurance, regulation and validation.

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3D Design

DT9009 FT DT9023 PT

Introduction

The MA 3D Design is aimed at both recently qualified and experienced practitioners in a three-dimensional design field such as Product or Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Architecture or similar, who wish to further their education through a Practice Based Masters. Candidates would normally be expected to come to the MA with a research interest which might form a starting point for their major project.

The programme is run by the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT and offers a unique opportunity for focussed study in an interdisciplinary environment that mixes studio practice with intellectual, theoretical and historical inquiry.

The programme is one of five delivered through the Creative Arts Masters Platform. Students on the MA 3D Design programme will join those on the other studio-based programmes in Interior Design, Visual Communications, and Fine Art, and those on the Contemporary Visual Culture programme, where students study the theory and criticism of contemporary visual culture or the history of art and design. The Platform allows specialisation within a dynamic mix of practical and critical disciplines, placing particular emphasis upon practice engaged with critical and historical debate.

Course Content

The MA 3D Design is a twelve-month, full-time or twenty-four-month, part-time programme divided between core modules, including Discourses in Contemporary Art and Design, Research Methods, and a Discipline-Specific Seminar Series, and modules designed to provide core and advanced studio skills.  In the final semester/s, students deliver a final project in their specialisation.   3D Design students will benefit from state-of-the-art printing and 3-D workshops, off-campus Project Spaces, and individual on-campus studios during the summer semesters.

The course provides a structured framework for the development of creative and innovative design objects/products. Typical thematics include human factors, product interactions, socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies, visual language and sustainable design. This is a Practice Based Masters where candidates will undertake a self-directed, studio based major project and written thesis alongside a number of taught modules. Candidates will be assigned key tutors who will help and guide them through their thesis and project.

For their final submission, candidates will produce a combination of physical objects or prototypes and a written thesis.

For more details visit the programme blog: http://ma-adp.blogspot.com/

Assessment

Assessment is by project and coursework. The programme culminates in the completion of a major project and report or dissertation.

Location

DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

Timetable / Hours

The programme is offered full-time and part-time.

Full-time students will take a total of 30 credits of coursework per semester.

Part-time students will take a total of 25 credits of coursework in the first year, and 55 credits in the second year.

Further Information

Dr Tim Stott
Dublin School of Creative Arts
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7

T: 01 402 4129
E: tim.stott@dit.ie

Fees

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*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

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Product Management / Bainistíocht Táirgí

DT624 / DT624A PT

View the course brochure

To apply for this programme, visit the ISA Software Skillnet at www.isa-skillnet.com or contact Claire McBride at 01 402 3276 or claire.mcbride@dit.ie

Please check the ISA Software Skillnet website for application closing dates.

View the course brochure

Introduction

For product and technology managers in need of the skills and strategies to enhance product management effectiveness, this programme provides the learning, tools and frameworks to drive best practice performance.

The success of software and technology products depends heavily on the unique skill sets, knowledge and competence of product managers. These professionals must have the ability to manage products strategically and tactically, from inception through to launch but also throughout the product lifecycle.

The Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science Degree in Product Management have been designed specifically to meet the needs of organisations in the digital media sector. The programmes draw on the expertise of leading academics, international experts, recognised industry practitioners and the latest research to deliver a unique learning opportunity for software and digital technology companies.

The advanced level qualifications provide professional certification for product managers while contributing in a very practical way to the development of product management strategy and practice within participating companies.

 

Who should participate?

The programmes are aimed at product managers who have a number of years experience in the software and digital media sector. Candidates are likely to be in positions of significant responsibility. They will currently be engaged in a product management role and already competent in the technical aspects of software development processes and methods.

To be eligible to enter the postgraduate programme, participants will have an honours degree level qualification or equivalent. Exceptions may be made for applicants whose experiential learning is assessed as equivalent to an honours degree.

The postgraduate product management programme is the first of its kind in Europe. It is making a vital contribution to Irish software companies gaining a competitive edge in the global marketplace.
Jonathan Boylan Chief Technology Officer, FINEOS Corporation.

Prior to the course my role was as ‘defined by me.’ It is now to a great extent being enhanced by the content we are exposed to on the programme.
Participant: John Fleming Founder, TripCrystal.

 

Programme benefits

The Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science in Product Management will enhance and strengthen the product management capability and performance of product managers and contribute to business growth.

I recommend this programme to all product managers. It has made a big difference to how I perform my role. Being able to share experiences with my peers is really beneficial. 
Participant: Jamie McMackin Product Manager, Telefonica Ireland (O2)

The programmes benefit organisations and product management professionals by:

  • providing a comprehensive range of knowledge, best practice tools and frameworks
  • developing competence and performance through a stimulating practitioner-oriented learning environment
  • enabling participants to attain a Level 9 accredited Postgraduate/Masters qualification without interrupting their careers
  • facilitating application of best practice through assignments with direct and immediate impact on the company
  • developing professional competence in market led product strategy, interpersonal and leadership skills, decision making, business development and innovative approaches to solving product related problems
  • developing skills for leading and facilitating diverse multifunctional teams in dynamic technology markets
  • gaining systematic knowledge to optimise dialogue with developers, customers and senior management
  • enhancing self-management, team and project management techniques joining a vibrant and growing community of product management practitioners to gain professional support, advice, fresh perspectives and a wealth of industry experience.

 

Course Content

Postgraduate Diploma in Product Management Modules

1: Strategy and Business Models 2: Innovation and Technology management 3: Market and Customer analysis
Gain deep insight into the nature and strategic advantage of business models. Understand how to select and position your model in alignment with company strategy. Identify the sources and systems necessary for managing innovation. Master frameworks to select, manage, modularise and roadmap strategic technologies. Learn how to scope, plan and execute market research. Deliver detailed competitor analysis and create compelling positioning statements. Identify risks associated with particular target markets.
4: Business Case and Strategic Pricing 5: Strategic Customer Management 6: Product Planning and Process
Understand the relationship between costs, customers and competition in strategic pricing. Learn how to calculate break-even and contribution margin to underpin profitability. Understand the logic and language of sales including prospect qualification, the funnel, the process and key account  management. Develop frameworks to select, manage and motivate channel partners. Gain a systematic understanding of new product development processes and tools. Learn how to prioritise projects and resources from selection
through to execution and launch.
7: Structured Project Management 8: Team Leadership and Change Management 9: Strategic Negotiation and Communication
Build realistic plans and execute them within budget through clearly defined goals and effective tracking mechanisms. Manage boundaries through mastery of your workload, resources and time. Research and diagnose issues relative to maximising product team output and job satisfaction. Understand processes that support effective change management within the organisation. Learn how to listen effectively, make presentations and negotiate with customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders.
Applied Project 
 The capstone project involves the compilation of a Strategic Product Plan, an Innovation Audit or a Product Lifecycle Review for the company. 60 Credits at Level 9 on the National Qualifications Framework


Masters of Science in Product Management modules

1: Globalisation and Strategy 2: Research Methods 3: Design Thinking
Advance knowledge and understanding of international business and the long term implications of global strategy development and implementation.  Develop systematic enquiry and analytical rigor in product management. Testing and generating theory through empirical research. Employ design methods to match market needs with technological feasibility. Balancing business strategy, customer value and market opportunity.
Dissertation
Students will conduct a major dissertation throughout the year. This will be of direct relevance to the company and will deliver business impact through targeted engagement with product management theory and practice. 30 Credits at Level 9 on the National Qualifications Framework

 

Learning approach

Each module involves the completion of a company-based assignment. This drives application of programme learning, delivering an immediate return on investment for participating companies. Assignments also facilitate more efficient engagement across functional areas such as sales, marketing and finance, thus supporting a central feature of the product manager’s role.

Supporting dynamic sectors in our economy to develop world class competence is central to Skillnets’ strategy. This industry-academic partnership for sectoral skills development is supported by grant funding from Skillnets’ Training Networks Programme.
Alan Nuzum Chief Executive, Skillnets Ltd.

The programme puts a structure around the complex job we perform and empowers you with the information and tools to be more effective.
Participant: Kevin Jackson, Product Manager, Harris Communications.

For Further Information

Programme co-ordinator

Claire McBride at claire.mcbride@dit.ie

Or

ISA Software Skillnet
T: 0818 919 820
 

To apply for the programme, visit the ISA Software Skillnet at www.isa-skillnet.com or contact Claire McBride at 0818 919 820 or jeanette.kelly@isa-skillnet.com

Please check the ISA Software Skillnet website for application closing dates.

Programme fees

The fee for Year 1 is €5,800. Participants attain a Postgraduate Diploma Award and can progress to a further year of study to achieve a Masters of Science Degree in Product Management. The fee for Year 2 is €4,000.

The fee includes all registration, educational, advisory and graduation costs with participants having full access to the range of student supports within DIT. The programmes are offered on a part-time basis. Payment of fees must be made, in advance of programme commencement.

I believe the programme will become a key certification for any software product manager working in Ireland and beyond.
Participant: Jason Cooke, VP Product Management, MoneyMate

Grant aid through the Software Skillnet

Enterprises are eligible for grant support through the ISA Software Skillnet as outlined below. Subsidised fees are shown below as a guide. Participants can confirm eligibility through the ISA Software Skillnet office.

  Year 1 Year 2
Programme Fee €5,800 €4,000
Grant Aided Fee
€4,350 €3,000 
DIT award  Postgraduate Diploma in Product Management 

Master of Science in Product Management

 

Part time applications

Duration

Part time, 1 year

Closing date

July 2017

To apply for this programme please email jeanette.kelly@isa-skillnet.com for details.  Places are extremely limited and will be awarded to successful candidates on a first come first served basis.

Start date

October 2017

 

How do I apply?

To apply for the programme, visit the ISA Software Skillnet at www.isa-skillnet.com or contact Claire McBride at 01 402 3276 or claire.mcbride@dit.ie

 

Please check the ISA Software Skillnet website for application closing dates.

About ISA Software Skillnet

The Irish Software Association (ISA) is an association within IBEC, which provides a powerful united voice for the software and digital media sector.

In support of the ISA vision to secure Ireland’s position as a global leader in the sector, the ISA Software Skillnet provides support for software and technology companies to upgrade knowledge and skills and enhance business performance.

Through a collaboration of companies in academic partnership with the College of Business at the Dublin Institute of Technology, the industry is now driving the development of product management professionalism as a
key strategic asset for software enterprises. 

The ISA Software Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. Supported by the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

About Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) combines academic excellence with professional, career-oriented learning and research. DIT specialises in developing graduates for productive leadership roles, its core values emphasise
student-centred learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry.

The DIT College of Business is a leading provider of executive education with a distinctive approach to teaching and learning, DIT programmes are underpinned by a constant commitment to the enhancement of quality. The product management programme reflects close engagement with the ISA Software Skillnet and active collaboration with world-class experts in the field.

The course offers a comprehensive view of product management that is thoroughly grounded in business reality. I highly recommend it to practicing product managers and to anyone with an interest in how to build great products that customers love.

Participant: Emmett Murphy Chief Product Officer, Carma Technology Ltd..

“ SAP is already a market leader in software development and research, but I wanted to gain first-hand experience of how to do things absolutely correctly – learn from the experience of the world’s best practitioners, while simultaneously informing myself for my discussions with the SAP ‘Go to Market’ team.” 

Jayanta Roy: Product Manager SAP

“ DIT is one of the few places in the world where you can study product management at a high level. [...] We have become more effective and more efficient as a result. ”

Ita O’Sullivan: Knowledge Management Lead Google

 

 

 

Project Management

DT9019 PT

Who should study this programme?

This is a new programme commencing in September 2017. The programme has been designed by a team of Project Management experts to meet the current and future needs of organisations in dealing with Project, Programme and Portfolio management initiatives.  

The programme is suited to high-potential applicants from all industry sectors who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of project management.  The programme is open to experienced project managers who will normally have a minimum of five years professional work experience in project management or a related discipline.

Employers’ preference is to recruit project managers with academic qualifications and industry certification. The DIT MSc Project Management is unique in addressing this challenge. The modules are closely aligned to internationally recognised certifications including CAPM®, PMP®, Microsoft Project Exam 74-343, Prince2® and Scrum Master Certified (SMC™).  It consists of three taught semesters and an individual consultancy project which is normally undertaken in each participant’s own company.

This programme is delivered at our city centre campus in central Dublin.  It is designed to allow busy professionals to combine work and study through its block delivery format normally over three days per month.

Career Opportunities

Project management represents one of the fastest-growing professions in the world with significant opportunities for rapid career advancement. Change, risk and uncertainty are now an everyday reality in public and private sector organisations. As organisations attempt to do more with less there is an ever increasing importance on project management capability as a competitive advantage and the vehicle to deliver corporate strategy.

Project Management graduates are in demand across all industry sectors including:

  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Finance and insurance
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly.  Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. 

Assessment

Assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and written examinations in most modules.  Continuous assessments may be individual or group based.

Lecture location

DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Timetable / Hours

Lectures normally take place three full days per month, Thursday – Saturday from September to May. 

The programme comprises three taught semesters and an individual consultancy project in semester four.

Aim of this Programme

The overall aim of the Programme is to develop the competencies required to undertake project management roles.

Participants study a range of technical, leadership, strategic and management modules and undertake group and individual assessments to develop the functional competencies, specialist knowledge, consultancy skills, analytical skills, leadership and soft skills necessary for project management and leadership.

Key features

  • Delivered in block format normally over 3 days per month
  • Opportunity to prepare for professional industry certification
  • Participants undertake an individual consultancy project normally in their own Company
  • Deepen expertise in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Focus on project leadership and strategic alignment of project pipeline
  • Develop relevant analytical, communication and group work skills for today’s business environment.

 

Structure of Programme and Indicative Timetable

Overview of Course Structure, Content & Three Knowledge Domains

For Further Information

Course Chair: John McGrath

M: 086-8200700 
E: john.mcgrath@dit.ie

Or

Assistant Head, Graduate Business School: Dr. Phil Hanlon

T: 01 402 3128
E: phil.hanlon@dit.ie

Graduate Business School, College of Business
Dublin Institute of Technology
Aungier Street
Dublin 2 

www.dit.ie

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Public Affairs and Political Communication / Gnóthaí Poiblí agus Cumarsáid Pholaitiúil

DT569 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Political Communication is a one-year full time programme combining lectures, project work, the production of an academic dissertation and internship with a view to preparing students for a successful career in public affairs and political communication.

This is a taught full time post-graduate programme of twelve months duration including the submission of a dissertation of original research on a relevant subject. The programme also involves a placed internship of up to fifteen hours a week, in a public, private and not for profit organisations engaged in public affairs, including Dáil and Seanad Éireann.   Possession of a laptop personal computer will be a pre-requisite of the programme.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are equipped to take up full-time employment as liaisons between private, public and not-for-profit organisations and governmental or political persons and organisations. They may also provide communication services for those working in the political environment at regional, national and European level. Some graduates may take on employment as consultants offering public affairs services.

Course Content

  • Public Affairs
  • Political Marketing
  • Political Structures
  • Ethics and Political Process
  • Public Affairs Writing
  • TV Environment and Presentation
  • Corporate Environment and Strategy
  • Research Techniques

Assessment

Assessment is undertaken through examinations at the end of each semester in January and May, through project work and class presentations and by means of continual assessment.
The submission of an academic dissertation of between ten and twenty thousand words at the completion of the course in September accounts for thirty per cent of the marks associated with the course.

Who Should Apply?

The course is designed to cater for those who wish to pursue a career in public affairs and political communications.

Timetable / Hours

The timetable for this programme is currently under review.

Award

Graduates of this course are eligible for the award of Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Political Communications from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Dr John Gallagher, Ed.D. FPRII
School of Media 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 
T: 01 402 7186 
F: 01 402 3003 
E: john.gallagher@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

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Public Relations / Caidreamh Poiblí

DT549 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The Master of Arts in Public Relations is a one-year full time programme combining lectures, project work, the production of an academic dissertation and work experience with a view to preparing students for a successful career in public relations.

Upon completion of the course, graduates will have a thorough understanding of public relations and the issues confronting it in the modern world. The course boasts a particular emphasis on the theory and practice of public relations as a function of strategic management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are equipped to take up full-time employment in public relations consultancies and in house public relations departments. Recent graduates have assumed positions of responsibility in commercial and corporate public relations as well as in public affairs where they specialise in political public relations. Other specialist areas include agricultural public relations, healthcare, entertainment and public relations in the voluntary sector.

Course Content

  • The Theory & Practice of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Electronic Public Relations (website development, electronic publishing, social media)
  • Print & Design
  • Television & Radio
  • Political Economy of Public Communication
  • Society & Representation
  • Business Environment (Presentation, Finance and Law)
  • Community Research and Action
  • The Marketing Environment
  • Public Affairs & Lobbying
  • Strategy & Corporate Environment
  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation

Assessment

Assessment is undertaken through examinations at the end of each semester in January and May, through project work and class presentations and by means of continual assessment.
The submission of an academic dissertation of between ten and twenty thousand words at the completion of the course in September accounts for thirty per cent of the marks associated with the course.

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

The course is designed to cater for those who wish to pursue a career in public relations and ultimately, public relations management.

Timetable / Hours

 

Award

Graduates of this course are eligible for the award of Master of Arts in Public Relations from the Dublin Institute of Technology. The Master of Arts in Public Relations is recognised by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland; the Institute of Public Relations (UK) and the European Public Relations Confederation (CERP).

For Further Information

Dr John Gallagher, Ed.D. FPRII
School of Media 
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 7186 
F: 01 402 3003 
E: john.gallagher@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

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Quantity Surveying / Suirbhéireacht Chainníochta

DT107 PT

Introduction

Conversion Programme

This part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-quantity surveying graduates to become educated for a career in the construction industry in quantity surveying/construction economics in Ireland and abroad.  It has been developed as an alternative route into the quantity surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honours undergraduate degree.  The programme is presented within the School of Surveying and Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Built Environment in DIT.  The maximum intake of students each year will be 25 students.  The content of the programme, delivered over 2 ½ years (5 Semesters) includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Quantity Surveyors and construction economics professionals.  The programme’s focus is strongly oriented towards quantity surveying practice, building measurement, the management and economics of development. 

In these new turbulent times the issue of controlling and managing costs within the construction industry is of paramount importance to any private of public sector client.

Semesters 1 and 2 of the programme are designed to build rapidly the foundations required to develop the distinctive skills of the quantity surveying professional.  The core modules are: Construction Technology; Quantity Surveying Practice and Building Measurement aim to develop the building blocks and techniques together with developing specialist knowledge of the nature of the industry and the professions that surrounds the built environment.

From the beginning of the third Semester, students apply the principles of Construction Economics and Project Management. Students will have the option in this semester to build on their knowledge of Building Measurement or gain a greater insight into Project Cost and Financial Control.  In Semester 4 students gain a more detailed understanding of the legal framework in which construction work operates. They also undertake a major Development Project that seeks to integrate the learning from earlier modules. The Semester will also give the students the option to select either a Professional Practice module or a Commercial Surveying Module. 

In order to complete Semester 5 and the entire programme, students will have to undertake the completion of a Dissertation or Company Project.

Career Opportunities

The programme has full accreditation from the Society of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Course Content

Year 1

Semester 1: Construction Technology 1; Quantity Surveying Practice 1; Building Measurement 1

Semester 2: Construction Technology 2; Quantity Surveying Practice 2; Building Measurement 2

Year 2

Semester 3: Construction Economics; Project Cost and Financial Control; Advanced Measurement or Project Management

Semester 4: Construction Law; Development Project; Commercial Surveying or Professional Practice

Year 3

Semester 5: Research Methods and Dissertation or Company Project

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and examinations. Assessments in the form of examinations will normally take place at the end of the respective semesters in January and May, with supplemental examinations in September. In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.  

Students can only progress from one academic year to the next providing all the required assessments in the pre-requisite modules have been passed.

Timetable / Hours

Lectures take place on a Monday and Wednesday evening for a total of 6 hours per week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects are covered in the programme?

Semesters 1 and 2 of the programme are designed to build rapidly the foundations required to develop the distinctive skills of the quantity surveying professional.  The core modules are: Construction Technology; Quantity Surveying Practice and Building Measurement aim to develop the building blocks and techniques together with developing specialist knowledge of the nature of the industry and the professions that surrounds the built environment.

From the beginning of the third Semester, students apply the principles of Construction Economics and Project Management. Students will have the option in this semester to build on their knowledge of Building Measurement or gain a greater insight into Project Cost and Financial Control.  In Semester 4 students gain a more detailed understanding of the legal framework in which construction work operates. They also undertake a major Development Project that seeks to integrate the learning from earlier modules. The Semester will also give the students the option to select either a Professional Practice module or a Commercial Surveying Module.  In order to complete Semester 5 and the entire programme, students will have to undertake the completion of a Dissertation or Company Project.

What is the duration of the course?

The course runs on a part-time basis over 2 ½ years.  The 5th Semester involves independent learning in the completion of a dissertation or group company project.

Is it possible to complete the programme on a full-time basis?

Not at present. The course currently will run on a part-time basis only. However, depending on the demand the School might develop the programme so that it will be run on both a full and a part-time basis.

Is the programme accredited by the SCSI and RICS?

The programme has full accreditation from the SCSI and the RICS.

How often does the programme run and when does the next programme begin?

The programme runs annually commencing in September.

How much does it cost?

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For Further Information

Dr. Alan V Hore
School of Surveying & Construction Management
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 3873  F: 01 402 3994
E: alan.hore@dit.ie

Real Estate / Eastát Réadach

DT9124 FT DT124 PT

Introduction

This exciting full and part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-property graduates to become educated for a range of careers in real estate and related industries in Ireland and abroad.

The need for competitiveness and efficiency in both the private and public sectors has resulted in a growing awareness of the role of real estate as an economic and business resource. This, together with an increased emphasis on urban economics policy and major infrastructural development, has created an enhanced demand for those with professional qualifications in real estate and training in the methods and techniques of real estate appraisal.

The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the Faculty of the Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approx. 20-25 students from different disciplines and backgrounds.

The content of the programme, delivered over 2 ½ years (Part-Time)/ 1 year (Full-Time) (5 Semesters) includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Valuation Surveyors and real estate professionals.  The programme’s focus is strongly oriented to real estate valuation, appraisal and investment.  See Course Content for further details.

Career Opportunities

The programme has full accreditation from the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Ireland (SESI) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Course Content

Semester 1: Investment Valuation Techniques, Building Appraisal, Real Estate Law

Semester 2: Real Estate Investment Appraisal, Planning, Development Valuation Techniques

Semester 3: Real Estate Development Appraisal, Urban Economics, Investment Portfolio Analysis

Semester 4: Integrating Project, Statutory Valuations, Corporate Real Estate Management or Research Themes in Real Estate

Semester 5: Research Methods and Dissertation

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and examinations. Assessments in the form of examinations will normally take place at the end of the respective semesters in January and May, with supplemental examinations in September.  In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.  

Students can only progress from one academic year to the next providing all the required assessments in the pre-requisite modules have been passed.

Who Should Apply?

CONVERSION PROGRAMME

One of the primary aims of the M.Sc. programme is to provide those with a non-real estate primary degree with a post-graduate qualification in real estate. Applicants can be either working or aspiring to working in real estate investment and related industries.

Timetable / Hours

The course is presented on a part and full-time basis through a five semester cycle and will therefore require either 2.5 years (part-time) or 1 year (full-time) to complete. For the part time course during each of semesters one to four (each 13 weeks), attendance will be required for two afternoons/ evenings (2 X 3 hours) per week. During the fifth semester (year 3), students work primarily on their dissertation. 

The full-time course will be completed within one calendar year, students will be expected to attend lectures either on evenings or during the day and complete the final semester over the summer months.

For Further Information

Mr Martin Hanratty
School of Surveying & Construction Management
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 

T: 01 402 3675 
E: martin.hanratty@dit.ie

Ms Eimear Fallon 
T: 01 402 3942 
E: eimear.fallon@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects are covered in the programme?

Semester 1 of the programme is designed to rapidly build the foundations required to develop the distinctive skills of the real estate professional.  The core modules of this Semester: Valuations, Building Appraisal and Real Estate Law aim to engender strong foundations in the specific quantitative appraisal techniques together whilst developing specialist knowledge of the nature of commercial, residential and industrial building methods and building a strong foundation in the legislation that surrounds the built environment.

From the beginning of the second Semester, students apply the principles of valuation based on a developing knowledge of the real estate market and explore the strategic nature of Real Estate Investment Appraisals.  Students also build on their knowledge of the legal framework and commence the study of Planning which is intrinsic to development appraisal practice.  Building on the legal groundings established in Semester 1, students also develop a keen understanding of the statutory nature of advanced Valuations.

Investment Portfolio Analysis in Semester 3 focuses on the analysis of investment in capital and real estate assets and markets.  Students gain a keen understanding of the nature of wider investment market and the function of real estate within that spectrum.  General analytical capabilities are developed through a wider understanding of the Urban Economic driving forces that shape real estate development and investment.  These skills are essential for completing the Integrating Project Module in Semester 4 and for the completion of the Dissertation which forms the basis of Semester 5.

In addition, these modules are designed to develop students’ ability to analyse and evaluate the merits and implications of different funding techniques for real estate development.  These modules aim to keep students abreast of new and further developments in the real estate investment markets gaining an implicit understanding of risk and potential for return enhancement.  At the core of the Real Estate Finance module is an analysis of the nature of the relationship between the banking and real estate investment market.

Students have an opportunity in Semester 4 to tailor their own learning requirements to specialise in innovative modules in Corporate Real Estate Management or Research Themes in Real Estate.

In order to complete Semester 5 and the entire programme, students will have to undertake the completion of a Dissertation.

What is the duration of the programme?

The programme is delivered over 2 ½ years (Part-Time)/ 1 year (Full-Time) (5 Semesters).  The 5th semester involves independent learning in the completion of a dissertation.

Is the course being well received?

The programme has been running since 2005 and is well received in the Real Estate sector. It has enabled graduates from non-property backgrounds to transfer into and pursue successfully careers in the property business.

How do I apply?

Apply online using the relevant apply button at the top of this page.

Is the programme accredited by the SCSI and RICS?

The school has full accreditation from the SCSI and RICS. 

How often does the programme run and when does the next programme begin?

The programme currently runs annually. Each intake is in September.

Can I apply to join the programme half way through?

No.  Applications will only be considered prior to the beginning of the first Semester.  It is not possible to join in the second or subsequent Semesters.

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

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Retail Management / Bainistíocht Mhiondíola

DT388 FT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Retailing is now a complex global business and tomorrrow's leaders need to be totally informed about the business, the markets and the technology. This internationally-focussed Masters programme is aimed at business or economics graduates who envisage a career at a senior level in this exciting international business. Taken full-time over one calendar year the Masters in Business Studies in Retail Management involves lectures, presentations and seminars on a range of management issues focussed on retailing and on the industry`s leading-edge technology for category management, electronic data interchange and store location decisions.

Career Opportunities

This masters programme is designed for Business Graduates who envisage a career at senior management level in large scale retail companies or in organisations supplying such companies.

Course Content

The programme engages the student in a critical examination of a range of retail issues and specialisms in addition to a focussed review of several critical boardroom-level topics involving broad strategic questions of business policy and direction.

The MBS is offered in Full-time mode as well as the existing Part-time version over two years. In both modes, students take thirteen modules some of which are electives. As well as lectures there is a special Themed Seminar Week each January featuring guest speakers from leading companies and universities around the world. Each May there is an International Retail Study Tour Week where students visit leading retail sites abroad and visit companies and universities there to look at emerging trends and see local solutions to universal problems. These full-weeks are mandatory and form part of the assessed learning content of the programme.

The general structure of the programme is as follows:

  Semester 1 (September-December)

 Managing Retail Enterprises

2

Retail Strategic Management

3

Global Supply Chain Management

4

Retail Location Strategy

5

Themed Seminar Week

6

Elective A or B or C
  Semester 2 (January -May)

7

Managing Human Resources

8

Retail Performance Management
9 Research Methods
10 International Retailing Study Tour Week
11 Research Seminar Series
12 Elective D or E or F
  Semester 3 (June-September)
13 Dissertation / Group Project
  Elective modules
A Retail Decision Support Systems
B International Retailing
C Marketing The Retail Brand
D Retail Financial Strategy
E The shopping Experience
F Regulatory Environment for Retailing

Location

This course is centred at DIT`s state of the Art Aungier Street campus, just a few minutes from the luas light rail system at St Stephens Green and Grafton Street. In addition to the modern library with access to an extensive collection of on-line journals, the campus has world-class IT facilities and excellent lecture theatres.To help communications between Faculty and part-time students, the programme has its own dedicated Intranet site, accessible from home or office, where academic staff and students have a common platform to share information, reading and discussion etc.

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

Award

Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of Master of Business Studies in Retail Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Edmund O`Callaghan 
School of Retail & Services Management 
College of Business
Dublin 2 

T: 01-4027062 
E: edmund.ocallaghan@dit.ie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link:

Non EU Fees click here

Retail Management / Bainistíocht Mhiondíola

DT355 PT

Introduction

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Aimed primarily at business graduates or holders of equivalent professional qualifications this part-time masters programme is aimed at those working in retail or services organisations who want to deepen their understanding of retail business processes and broaden their perspective on retail management with a view to improving their career prospects.

Career Opportunities

Graduates entering the programme will probably already be working in a retail or services sector company or organisation where the successful completion of this degree will be expected to enhance their career prospects and improve their marketability in the workplace generally.

Course Content

The programme engages the student in a critical examination of a range of retail issues and specialisms in addition to a focussed review of several critical boardroom-level topics involving broad strategic questions of business policy and direction.

The MBS is offered Part-Time over two years (five semesters) and also in Full-Time mode over one calendar year. In both modes, students take thirteen modules some of which are electives. The part-time programme modules are delivered on one afternoon/early evening a week but, in addition, there is a full Themed Week On-campus in late January and an International Retailing Study Tour in late May of the first year and a Research focused on-campus week in late January of the second year. These full-weeks are mandatory and form part of the assessed learning content of the programme.

The general structure of the programme is as follows:

Year 1

Semester 1

1

Managing Retail Enterprises

2

Retail Strategic Management

3

On-Campus Themed Week

Semester 2

4

Global Supply Chain Management

5

Managing Human Resources

6

International Retailing Study Tour Week

Year 2

Semester 3

7

Retail Location Strategy

8

Research Methods

9

One Elective from list A, B,C

10

Research Seminar Week

Semester 4

11

Retail Performance Management

12

One Elective from list D,E,F

Semester 5

13

Dissertation/ Group Project

Elective Modules

A

Retail Decision Support Systems

B

International Retailing

C

Marketing the Retail Brand

D

Retail Financial Strategy

E

The Shopping Experience

F

Regulatory Environment for Retailing

Location

This course is centred at DIT’s state of the art Aungier Street campus, just a few minutes from the Luas light rail system at St Stephens Green and Grafton Street. In addition to the modern library with access to an extensive collection of on-line journals, the campus has world-class IT facilities and excellent lecture theatres. To help communications between Faculty and part-time students, the programme has its own dedicated Intranet site, accessible from home or office, where academic staff and students have a common platform to share information, reading and discussion etc.

Timetable / Hours

Available soon

Award

Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of Master of Business Studies in Retail Management of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

For Further Information

Edmund O`Callaghan 
School of Retail & Services Management 
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street Dublin 2 

T: 01-4027062 
E: edmund.ocallaghan@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For information on part time postgraduate fees please click here

For information on funding please see the following link:  

 

 

Social Care Leadership & Management / Ceannaireacht agus Bainistíocht Cúraim Shóisialta

DT9003 PT

Introduction

The new MA in Social Care Leadership and Management is due to commence in September 2017.

It is a 90 ECTS credit programme, with an exit award of Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS credits.

This new Programme is aimed at Social Care Workers who are currently in a leadership or managment post or for those who wish to progress their careers.

Programme Vision

The vision for this programme is to develop excellence in social care leadership and management. Students will be facilitated to develop their capacities in delivering social care services grounded in the highest ethical standards of care, continuing education and research.  

MA in Social Care Leadership & Management

Career Opportunities

This programme will equip graduates to compete for higher level roles in; leadership, management, social service inspections, and child protection management. Graduates will be academically skilled to engage actively with relevant statutory and non-statutory agencies such as; TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and the Ombudsman’s Office for Children. The DIT Careers service offers advice to students and are contactable at 01/4023351 during office hours or by email at www.dit.ie/careers.

Students on the MA in Social Care Leadership and Management will be managers, deputy managers, team leaders, or social care workers with experience in leadership roles working in a range of social care services.  Consequently, this student cohort will automatically generate an industry networking forum within DIT.  This natural 'on campus' industry link will be developed further and supported by guest speakers from relevant organisations such as TUSLA, HSE, private providers, statutory and non-statutory social care services.  

This MA will equip graduates to progress to PhD / Doctoral level studies.

Course Content

The Programme will include the following core modules:

  • Leadership and strategic managment in social care
  • Legal issues for social care managers
  • Contemporary practice and ethical perspectives
  • Integrated seminars, theory to practice
  • Governance in the field of social care; Critical debates for social care managers
  • Critical social policy
  • Organisations: Culture, Change and Learning
  • Research methods and Dissertation

Students will have the opportunity to avail of a range of elective modules from other MA Programmes in the School (run subject to viable group sizes).  Examples include:

Employment Law is crucial to the effective management of any multi-person organisation. Building on the Contracts and Torts modules, this module serves to equip the student with knowledge and understanding of the core principles, concepts and rules of Irish Employment Law, with particular reference to the statutory framework under which the employer-employee relationship is regulated and to the role of the manager as employer or employer’s agent.

Interventions in child and adolescent mental health explores the conceptualization of interventions for infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of mental health problems, with a view to promoting critical awareness of the effectiveness of these interventions.

Youth Offending and Youth Justice Perspectives focuses on the both the causes of juvenile offending and the social response to it in the light of what is known about the nature and circumstances of delinquent behaviour. Sentencing and placement options in Ireland and in other jurisdictions are critically appraised.

Risk, Protection and Resilience of Children and Vulnerable Adults addresses pertinent safety issues in contemporary society. It examines the protection of children and vulnerable adults from different theoretical perspectives and from the individual, the family and the community perspectives.

Victimology: theory and measurement provides students with a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of victimology and allows them develop critical evaluative skills in these areas. Particular attention will be paid to measurement issues pertaining to prevalence of crime.

Perspectives on Ageing develops understandings of ageing and old age. It critically examines public policies towards older people in Irish society with a particular focus on well being and social integration.

Cultural and Socio-Linguistic Diversity will address the change in Irish demographics that reflect significant diversity in minority culture groups and languages used in Ireland. Cultural identity, ethnicity, racism and sociolinguistics will be examined. Language in society will be critically analysed. Knowledge anthropology, ethnicity, and the acquisition of multilingual competencies will be examined.

For Further Information

Judy Doyle
School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7 
T: 01-402 4164
E: judy.doyle@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

MA in Social Care Leadership & Management

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Software Development (Advanced) - International (Full-Time) / Ardfhorbairt Bogearraí Idirnáisiúnta

DT228C F/T

Introduction

The aim of International MSc in Advanced Software Development is to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop the complex software solutions that organizations need and who are equipped to both work in China and in partnership with Chinese organisations. The programme is a partnership between Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China.

DIT and HIT have been partners since 2002. Over this period of  time, DIT and HIT have collaboratively run a highly successful BSc Computer Science programme in Harbin, drawing on the strengths and ethos of both partners. This collaboration served as the basis for the development in 2012 of this International Master of Science programme in Advanced Software Development, to be offered to students in both Ireland and China beginning in September 2013.

Students on this programme complete a Certificate in Chinese Language and Culture in Dublin prior to spending a semester in HIT, one of China’s most prestigious Universities. During the semester in HIT students will undertake modules in Computing as well as learning about the language, history, culture and professional environment of China. Students will then complete the remainder of the programme in DIT undertaking modules in Advanced Software Development and completing a dissertation in an advanced topic.    

The programme also includes an optional six month work placement during which students get the opportunity to work in an industry or research environment.

Course Content

Specialist Core Modules

                             Software Design

                             Systems Architectures

                             Web Application Architectures

                             Ubiquitous Computing

                             Secure Systems Development

                  

Critical Skills Core Modules

                             Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation

                             Case Studies in Computing

                             Applied Research Methods

                  

Option Modules (two required)

                            Visualisation

                            Machine Learning

                            Geographic Information Systems

                            Spatial Databases

                            Security

                           Universal Design

                           Man and Machine

                           App Development & Commercialisation

                           Bioinformatics

                           Language Technology

Further Information

Progression

Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS.

Students who wish to complete an MSc will be eligible on successful completion of all core and option modules.

Who Should Apply?

Individuals with a qualification in computing or hands-on experience in software development who wish to extend their technical skills and who wish to work in, or with, Chinese organisations.  

Timetable / Hours

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Attendance on occasional Saturdays is required for the Case Studies module and evening attendance is required for some modules.&nbs