Graduate Certificate in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems (Graduate Certificate in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems)

Dublin City University (MSISFC)
Key Programme Details

Graduate Certificate

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Aodán Farrelly



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Postgraduate Programmes,
Open Education,
Bea Orpen Building,
Dublin City University,
Dublin 9.


Open Education Springboard+ Postgraduate Programmes Administrator

Important Dates
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About this Course

The graduate certificate in management of internet enterprise systems develops learner’s knowledge and skills in the areas of cloud computing and social networking so that they can confidently manage internet systems in the knowledge of their technology, architecture, protocols and contemporary applications.

This course will benefit those working or aspiring to work as a manager dealing with networks, including social networks and Internet systems, and to those who are self-employed in this field.

The key areas of study include:

- Internet Technologies
- Internet Infrastructure
- Internet Applications
- Project Management
- Managing Change
- Enterprise Systems


The objectives of this programme is to provide learners with the knowledge as well as the practical business skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, people skills, project and change management to be able to successfully manage internet systems in the knowledge of their technology, infrastructure and contemporary applications

Entry Requirements

There are five entry routes to this Programme:
1. A level 8 or higher degree in a relevant discipline (Business, Engineering, Science or Information Technology)
2. Chartered membership of a professional body or institute (Institute of Engineers of Ireland, Institute of Chartered
3. A level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at
least three years relevant work experience.
4. A level 8 qualification in a non-relevant discipline along with at least three years Managerial work experience.
5. Evidence of substantial relevant Managerial work experience. Applicants will have to submit a support of
their application and may be requested for interview by the Programme Chair.

Non-native speakers must provide evidence of English language competency.Further details to meet DCU's requirements are available here:

Long Description

The Graduate Certificate in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems comprises of the following three modules:

1. Management of Internet Enterprise Systems OSC12 module (15 ECTS credits).
This module is composed of the following three subject areas and topics; Internet Technologies (facilities, protocols and standards, internet, intranet and extranet concepts, data communication principles, transmission concepts, the OSI reference model, the physical, link and network layers, network devices and toplogies, cloud computing), Internet Systems Infrastructure (HCI, undertaking research in HCI, communication process and tools, user focused design, content planning, modern content management on the web, site testing and analytics, security management, communication and social networks) and Internet Applications (innovative E Commerce (EC) systems, digital government, marketing, supply chain and order fulfilment, EC business models, applications, strategy and implementation, security and fraud, payment systems, mobile commerce and the internet of things, social commerce, regulation, ethics and legal).

2. Project & Change Management module OSC1A (15 ECTS credits)
This module is comprised of the following three sub modules; Project Management, Managing Change, and an Electives sub module. The Project Management sub module includes the following topics; project scheduling, project risk management, being an effective project manager, managing project teams, project closure, and agile project management.The Managing Change sub modules includes the following topics; models of change, change agents and leaders, organisational culture and change dynamics, resistance and coalitions, monitoring, evaluating and learning, and case studies. Finally, for the elective sub module students can choose one one of the following topics; enterprise systems, supply chain management, business analysis and informatics, social context of information or legal frameworks.

3. Career Transitions and Success OI501 (7.5 ECTS credits)
The aim of this module is to provide learners with the following opportunities for career transitions and success:
Create a personal development plan through goal setting and action planning to plan your future with confidence and flexibility
Develop a professional profile to share with prospective employers by utilising a relevant contemporary approach
Investigate career opportunities through industry engagement and research of the sector
Demonstrate interview/presentation skills

Students undertake these modules in an online flexible environment with assessment activities centred on online discussion and debate, reports, essays, reflective activities and an element of group work. Online tutorials are offered in the evening, where students interact with fellow classmates and course tutors. Assessments have been designed to develop effective communication and leadership skills. In addition, students create their personal DCU digital learning portfolio for which they have lifelong access to. While students are recommended to attend tutorials the tutorials are recorded to allow students to review or catch up later.

All modules are assessed via continuous assessment. There are no end of year examinations.

Students will undertake a short introductory module immediately before the commencement of the academic year year (October 5th) to introduce them into the virtual learning environment and to all the available supports and resources to assist them with their studies at DCU.

Successful graduates of this programme may be eligible to progress their studies, subject to review by the Programme Team, for the award of Graduate Diploma or Master's degree in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems. (This progression pathway is not funded by Springboard).

Timetable Info

The academic year will commence on October 5th. Coursework will conclude in May 2021. Further details will be available soon.

Delivery Location

As the programme is delivered online learners can be located anywhere in Ireland.

Delivery Notes


Application Procedures

This course is free for the unemployed. For employed applicants the (non-refundable) fee is €338.
Applicants apply through the Springboard Application System.
Former/existing DCU students are required to supply their student ID number in their application.
All decisions made by the Application Review Committee are final.