Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_KITMG_D
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Distance Education
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
CAO Code:
  1. TA313
CAO Code:Available as: Exit award, major award. Admissions Criteria: At least five passes in leaving certificate examinations at ordinary level Must include Maths (incl HE or F/lev Min A2) and English or Irish.

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 and Networks.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Best practices and standards in the management of I.T. infrastructure. The concepts and principles required to successfully build basic information systems. Fundamental financial management and business aspects of IT . Project Management.. Current trends in software and information systems. and Software and Hardware technologies used in a typical IT infrastructure.
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; build networks, deploy computer-based systems in a well-defined 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 work independently on projects with clearly defined objectives. and work as a member of a team or as a team leader. Be able to work in multi-disciplinary groups. and take responsibility for their work and presentation of results. An ability to research, analyse and apply emerging technologies and applications.
 (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
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
WBDB H1002 Visual Design & User Experience
INFO H1020 Business & Information Systems
MATH H1030 Discrete Mathematics 1
COAR H1001 Computer Architecture

Stage 1 / Semester 2

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

Stage 2 / Semester 1

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

Stage 2 / Semester 2

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

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COMP H3001 Cloud Services & Distributed Computing
DBAS H3001 Big Data Technologies
NETW H3002 Advanced Routing & Switching
WEBD H3001 Server-Side Web Development
OPSY H3003 Operating Systems
Module Code Module Title
DATA H3008 Data Analysis
IENT H3001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship
OOSW H3004 Object-Oriented Software Development

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PLAC H3005 Experiential Learning
PROJ H3018 Project