Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_KACTM_B
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Modular
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
Language of Instruction:English
CAO Code:
  1. TA322

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of intermediate and advanced concepts in the areas of IT Management Systems, Software Quality & Testing, Business Information Systems, Mathematical Foundations and Techniques, Web & Cloud Based Services & Systems, Virtualisation, Database, Software Development, Information Security, Computer Networks, Legal, Ethical, Social and Professional IT related issues.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Recognise the limitations of current knowledge and familiarity with sources of new knowledge; integration of concepts across a variety of areas. The learner will be able to explain the concepts and theories of the core and some optional computing topics and integrate concepts learned across a variety of computing topics.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills utilising a range of software tools. The learner will be able to implement system modelling techniques; use numeracy skills in presenting cases involving a quantitative dimension; design, develop and implement web & cloud systems; understand and use cryptographic algorithms; build networks, deploy computer-based systems in a well-defined and secure context; apply the principles of human-computer interaction to the evaluation and construction of user interfaces; apply the principles of effective information management, organisation and retrieval; identify relevant material on a given topic from available information sources; present rational and reasoned arguments to a range of audiences and create effective technical documentation.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions related to computing products, services, operations or processes. The learner will be able to test and confirm the extent to which a computer-based system meets the criteria defined for its current use; create technical documentation, locate and evaluate information through online research; design and implement computer-based systems, apply strategies to identify and solve computer system problems; justify selections from alternatives; develop innovative solutions to pragmatic situations; identify and analyse criteria and specifications appropriate to specific problems and plan strategies for their solution; recognise the moral and ethical issues involved in the exploitation of computer technology.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)An ability to undertake an independent piece of work, and see it through to completion. An ability to research, analyse and apply emerging technologies and applications. An ability to integrate new technologies and solutions with legacy systems. An understanding of group working and dynamics.
 (b)On successful completion of this programme, the graduate will demonstrate the following: a. Ability to analyse, design, implement & integrate front-end web applications, back-end database and intermediate network topologies as solutions to current business IT problems. b. Ability to integrate knowledge from a range of subject areas and analyse information from a variety of contexts. c. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the general ethical, legal and regulatory implications of management of the IT infrastructure. d. Develop and demonstrate effective competencies in communication, analysis, problem solving, collaboration and research.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Demonstrate the ability to determine and achieve personal and/or group outcomes; take significant or supervisory responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work. The learner will be able to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team; interact effectively with a range of staff at different levels in an organisation; plan and organise work; monitor project work against a plan.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Ability to recognise and acknowledge the limitations of his/her current knowledge, skill and competence and plan to transcend these limitations through further learning. Observe and learn from participation in complex and challenging strategic planning and decision making situations through the use of, for example, case analysis and project work. Take responsibility for their own learning as a culture of academic integrity, independence and high ethical standards is promoted throughout the programme. Ability to understand the full complement of stakeholder communities and to develop stakeholder-sensitive marketing communications decisions. Demonstrate the possession of a conceptual awareness that will enable them to knowledgeably question existing precepts and evolve an individual approach to work-based study and research.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)An appreciation of the impact of information technology within society. Possess a conceptual awareness that will enable them to knowledgeably question existing precepts and evolve an individual approach to work-based study and research. Capacity to be socially responsible and develop a sense of ones own value system. Capacity to draw complex information together and assess implications of proposed solutions.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SWDV H1001 Software Development 1
MATH H1030 Discrete Mathematics 1
COAR H1001 Computer Architecture
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
WBDB H1002 Visual Design & User Experience
INFO H1020 Business & Information Systems

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SWDV H1002 Software Development 2
SYAN H1004 Systems Analysis
DATA H1000 Database Fundamentals
STAT H1003 Statistics
OPSY H1001 Operating Systems Fundamentals
COMM H1017 Social Media Communications

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SOEN H2001 Software Quality Assurance and Testing
WEBD H2001 Client-Side Web Development
DBAS H2001 Advanced Database Technologies
MATH H2030 Discrete Mathematics 2
NETW H2003 Network Fundamentals
AUTO H2005 IT Scripting & Automation

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PROJ H2035 Project
DATA H2001 Data Administration and Analysis
MNSC H2001 Management Science
NETW H2004 Routing & Switching Essentials
SRTY H2001 Information Security
MNGT H2003 IT Service Management

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COMP H3001 Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
DBAS H3001 Big Data Technologies
NETWH3002 Advanced Routing & Switching
WEBD H3001 Server-Side Web Development
OPSY H3003 Operating Systems
Module Code Module Title
IENT H3001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship
DATAH3008 Data Analysis

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
EXLEH3035 Experiential Learning

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
IMDE H4001 Interactive Media Design & Visualisation
PROJ H4014 IT Mgt Project Semester 7
CLCO H4000 Private Cloud Architecture
SRTY H4000 Security for the cloud and IoT
INMG H4001 Information Management
Module Code Module Title
COIS H4001 Social Media Analysis
DEVO H4000 DevOps - Continuous Integration and Deployment
ADDB H4001 Applied Machine Learning

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
OPSR H4001 Operations Research
GOQY H4001 IT Governance and Quality
ENAP H4002 Enterprise Performance Architecture
PROJ H4031 It Mgt Project Semester 8
Module Code Module Title
ELEA H4001 E-Learning
VIRT H1001 Advanced Cloud Provisioning & Networking
UEXP H4000 User Experience Design
AADL H4002 Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
CLCOH4003 Architecting on the Public Cloud