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Overview

This programme is available online only. All classes are delivered over the Internet.

Information Developers are individuals who bridge the gap between subject matter experts and that of the end user. The role of information developers is becoming increasingly important given that society is being driven by technology and information developers provide the voice in communicating how issues incorporating technology are framed and developed. The Society of Technical Communication (STC) define information developers or technical communicators as individuals that communicate using an instruction based focus on technical or specialised topics using technology.

In essence, information development and technical communications ensures that designs, products, systems and methodologies are documented and conveyed to their target audience to maximise its business value to the organisation.

Stages

Students may study the MSc in Information Design & Development in three consecutive stages and on successful completion will be awarded the following:
Stage 1: Certificate in Information Design & Development (30 ECTS)
Stage 2: Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Information Design & Development (30 ECTS)

On successful completion of Stage 1 and Stage 2, students may proceed to:
Stage 3: Master of Science (MSc) in Information Design & Development (30 ECTS)

Please note that if a student successfully completes Stage 2 of this programme, the PGDip award will supercede the Certificate award. Similarly, if a student successfully completes Stage 3 of this programme, the MSc award will supercede the PGDip award.

Programme Fees

The following is the expected fees schedule for a typical student who begins the programme in September 2016:

Part-Time Mode of Study:
EU Students only: (€70/credit) i.e. €6,300 to complete the MSc in Information Design and Development (€2,100 for each stage)

Per semester fee instalments are outlined below. Please contact fees@cit.ie for details on payment options.

Certificate in Information Design & Development (30 ECTS)

Semester 1 (Sept 2016, 20 credits):                   €1400
Semester 2 (Jan 2017, 10 credits):                     €  700

Total cost for Certificate in Information Design & Development = €2100

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Design & Development (60 ECTS)

Semester 1 (Sept 2016, 20 credits):                   €1400
Semester 2 (Jan 2017, 20 credits):                     €1400
Semester 3 (Sept 2017, 20 credits):                   €1400

Total cost for Postgraduate Diploma in Information Design & Development = €4200

Master of Science in Information Design & Development (90 ECTS)

Semester 1 (Sept 2016, 20 credits):                   €1400
Semester 2 (Jan 2017, 20 credits):                     €1400
Semester 3 (Sept 2017, 20 credits):                   €1400
Semester 4 (Jan 2018, 30 credits project):        €2100

Total cost for Master of Science in Information Design & Development = €6300

Fee per 5 credit module             €  350
Fee per 10 credit module           €  700
Fee per 30 credit module           €2100

Duration & Delivery

18 months (4 semesters) is the minimum duration.
The MSc in Information Design and Development is delivered and accessed fully online using state of the art Cloud based technologies. Lectures are delivered online by night and streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback to students. The programme offer great flexibility to students as they can access their lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device that has a Web browser.

Admission Requirements

Applicants who hold a Level 8 degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for the MSc in Information Development programme. Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 degree but have significant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Content

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Mandatory Modules

XML in Technical Communications (10 ECTS)
Multimedia Production
Information Design & Development (10 ECTS)
Information Strategy
Information Experience (10 ECTS)
Emerging Technological Skills
Document Project Management (10 ECTS)
Thesis (30 ECTS)

Elective Modules

Information Analytics
Scripting for System Administrators

Award

Master of Science in Information Design & Development (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications)
Single module certification is also possible.

Contact

Dr Ted Scully
Department of Computer Science
E: ted.scully@cit.ie
T: +353 (21) 432 6140

Closing Date for Application

Completed applications must be made online with CIT before 5pm on 14th September 2017, using the “Apply Now” button below. Classes will commence in September 2017.

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