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Computing - Information & Knowledge Management

Dublin Institute of Technology


  • Dublin


  • Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

Attendance options

  • Full time
  • Part time

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Start Date: September 2015.

Application Date

Closing Date: Open while places remain available.

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1 year full-time.

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 (June-Sept) for the dissertation.

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 or for three evenings per semester.

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Entry Requirements

The minimum admission requirement for entry to the MSc programme is a B.Sc. (Honours 2.2. or better) in Computer Science or a related discipline. Applicants with other qualifications at Honours 2.2. or better level and relevant experience will also be considered.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study, applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.




College of Sciences and Health, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 81.

Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (Information and Knowledge Management) or

Postgraduate Diploma in Computing (Information and Knowledge Management) or

MSc in Computing (Information and Knowledge Management).

Course Content

The MSc in Computing (Information and Knowledge Management) programme focuses on producing computing graduates who will be able to design and manage the building of the information and knowledge infrastructure organisations need to compete in the emerging global digital economy. This is an area of massive relevance to Ireland's emerging knowledge-based society and supporting knowledge economy.

The programme aims to produce graduates with knowledge and practical skills to effectively design and manage projects which use ICT and knowledge management techniques to develop and leverage the information and knowledge infrastructures and assets required by modern enterprises. Students will study advanced modules in analysis, modelling, databases, architecture, project management and knowledge management to acquire the advanced skills needed to design and lead complex ICT projects.

Who Should Apply?:
Individuals with a qualification in computing or hands-on IT experience who are interested in contributing to a new, expanding area where computing skills can be used to build knowledge infrastructures.

Subjects Taught

Specialist Core Modules:
Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques
Knowledge Acquisition and Modelling
Advanced Databases
Systems Architectures
ICT Regulation and Professional Issues
Software Project Management

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
App Development & Commercialisation
Language Technology
Programming for Big Data

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

Careers or Further Progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates completing the MSc will be qualified to take up specialist knowledge management roles in the IT industry including, but not limited to, Knowledge Manager, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge Project Manager, Knowledge Architect, Knowledge Analyst, Knowledge Leader, Knowledge Co-ordinator, Data Analyst, Data Manager, Business Analyst, Knowledge & Content Manager, in addition to the more traditional roles available to graduates of an MSc in Computing programme including developer, business analyst, IT consultant and IT project manager.

Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 30 ECTS or a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS as defined in the programme pathway.

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 and option modules.

Further Enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
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

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