Higher Diploma in Management of Information Technology (Higher Diploma in Management of Information Technology)

Dublin City University (HDMIT)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in the Management of Information Technology

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

78

Department

Open Education

General Information
Contact

IT Programmes Team

Email

ict.openeducation@dcu.ie

Phone

+ 353 1 700 5879

Address

Bea Orpen Building
Dublin City University
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2020

Start Date

05/10/2020

End Date

31/08/2022

About this Course

This two year, part-time course is designed to develop global/international management skills in managers and graduates (Addressing the Skills Needs Arising from the Potential Trade Implications of Brexit 2018 p. 16). The course has a particular focus on IT Management but is relevant to all management functions including project, transport and logistics, freight, financial services, supply chain, demand, risk, business analysis, and operational best practice. The course also has cross sectoral relevance (FTDL, SME).

Objectives

This course will develop global/international management skills in managers and graduates (Addressing the Skills Needs Arising from the Potential Trade Implications of Brexit 2018 p. 16). The course has a particular focus on Information Technology (IT) Management but as IT is ubiquitous, the course will have relevance to most management functions including project, transport and logistics, freight, financial services, supply chain, demand, risk, business analysis, and operational best practice. The course also has cross sectoral relevance (FTDL, SME).

Entry Requirements

Applicants will, in the first instance, be required to evidence that they meet HEA entry requirements. This evidence will be submitted as part of the Application process and can include evidence of employment, residency and prior education as appropriate. For more information on eligibility visit the Springboard+ website.

For ICT skills conversion courses applicants must hold a Level 8 qualification, normally a primary degree, in a cognate discipline.

Non-native speakers of English must meet the English language entry requirements of the University. See: http://www4.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

It is important to note that applications to funded programmes, such as Springboard+, are over-subscribed and those who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place on the programme. Selection criteria may be applied over and above the minimum entry criteria. Such criteria include those we have found predictive of success in the past, for example: Work experience relevant to the field of study.

Applicants may be required to submit an application letter, attend interview and/or complete some preparatory coursework in order to determine their suitability for this intensive course.

A key learning outcome of this course is that students will demonstrate their ability to apply their skills and knowledge in industry. They will be required to undertake a mandatory project, preferably industry related. Therefore, preference will be given to those applicants who are working in an ICT related context. Candidates not currently working in a suitable context may work on open source, charity or not-for-profit projects.

As this is an online distance education programme, students are required to have on-going access to a computer, related software and a reliable internet connection.




Long Description

This two year, part-time course is designed to ‘develop global/international management skills in managers and graduates (Addressing the Skills Needs Arising from the Potential Trade Implications of Brexit 2018 p. 16). The course has a particular focus on IT Management but is relevant to all management functions including project, transport and logistics, freight, financial services, supply chain, demand, risk, business analysis, and operational best practice. The course also has cross sectoral relevance (FTDL, SME).

The course is delivered through engaging teaching and learning methods with a mix of leading academics and active industry practitioners. The course will be taught primarily online, with tutorials held mainly on weekday evenings through live online classrooms. Course delivery will be augmented with a number of face to face workshops in Dublin City University on Saturdays. These non- compulsory workshops provide an opportunity for students to meet peers and tutors. In addition, students will attend selected relevant industry events. Indicative content for modules is as follows:

Mathematical and Statistical Methods (MS001) 15 credits Year 1
Introductory Algebra and Excel - Measuring central tendency and dispersion - Probability - Statistical estimation -Hypothesis testing Correlation and linear regression

Business Information Systems (MN2) 15 credits Year 1
Enterprise Systems - Business Intelligence - Ethical and Social Analysis of Information Systems - IT Infrastructure Planning - Project and Knowledge Management - Managing Emerging Technologies

Managing IT for Business Success (MNA) 20 credits Year 2
Management and Organisations - Globalisation - IT Strategy/Planning - Managing IT Related Change - The IT Regulatory Environment - IT Security & Governance

Managing the Digital Landscape (MSA) 20 credits Year 2
E-Retailing - E-Marketing/E-Market Research - E-CRM - Big Data - Social Media

Career Transitions and Success (OI501) 7.5 credits Year 2

Why Choose This Course

This two year, part-time course has been designed to ‘develop global/international management skills in managers and graduates’ (Addressing the Skills Needs Arising from the Potential Trade Implications of Brexit 2018 p. 16). The course has a particular focus on Information Technology (IT) Management but as IT is ubiquitous, the course will have relevance to most management functions including project, transport and logistics, freight, financial services, supply chain, demand, risk, business analysis, and operational best practice. The course also has cross sectoral relevance (FTDL, SME).

The report entitled Addressing the Skills Needs Arising from the Potential Trade Implications of Brexit notes the continued difficulty in recruiting those with management skills (2018 p.47). The report also recognises the importance of management and leadership skills to ensure the technology sector in Ireland continues to grow (2018 p. 29). Ireland's National Skills Strategy 2022, highlights the need for 'strategic leadership, management development and focus on capability development within organisations/companies'. This programme will help students meet such demands.

Career Opportunities

his course is suitable for those who wish to move into the area of management or find they are working as managers but have not had an opportunity to put any formal skill set in place. Students will solve problems/design solutions in team environments. They will learn transferable fundamental skills that can be directly applied in industry (National Skills Bulletin 2017). From liaising with our industry partners in companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Eir, MongoDB, Workday and Equifax we expect there to be a strong demand for places.

Timetable Info

Online tutorials are held on weekday evenings or Saturdays and are normally of 1.5 hours duration.

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

IT Programmes Team

Address

Bea Orpen Building
Dublin City University
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

Phone

01-7005649 email is preferred

Email

ict.openeducation@dcu.ie

Application Procedures

Please note, in the past Springboard courses have been oversubscribed and places have been filled in advance of the application deadline.

The fee for this course is €772.00

Applicants apply through the Springboard Application System.

Former/existing DCU students are required to supply their student ID number in their application.