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Master of Science in Information Design and Development

Programme Code: CR_KINDD_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Distance Learning, ACCS, Open
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:October 2018
Field of Study:Computer Science

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A systematic understanding and knowledge of the advanced rhetorical, compositional theories, project management and technical skills in producing technical documentation for a broad range of industries and workplaces, in particular the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) An ability to critically appraise emerging issues with regard to information development research, development and practice; discuss challenges and research activities relevant to their field of practice; and apply appropriate methodologies to investigate topics that form part of the documentation.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) An advanced level of skills in designing, composing, managing and editing content using a standardised methodological approach for diverse audiences; and critically evaluate documentation using a range of quality practices.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) An ability to select and develop, in a professional manner, emerging technologies in the field of information development and methodologies to address the needs of the audience and various stakeholders in producing technical documentation.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) An ability to operate in a professional and self-initiating manner in a range of teams and contexts across a broad range of industries and workplaces.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) An ability to contribute significantly to and, as appropriate, take lead role in the design, development and management of technical documentation solutions in multi-disciplinary teams; research of topics that form part of the document, with due consideration for the intended audience; and participate in peer review and evaluation of projects.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) An ability to reflect critically on one’s own practice and development and to direct their own continuing professional development requirements.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Act in a manner consistent with the best interests of clients, colleagues and other stakeholders and the general public, maintain integrity and independence in professional judgement.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COMP9041 Information Strategy
COMP9042 Info Design & Development
MMED8025 Multimedia Production
SOFT9020 XML in Technical Communication

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9043 Information Experience
COMP8045 Emerging Technological Trends
COMP9044 Document Project Management
Module Code Module Title
COMP8037 Scripting for System Admins
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
COMP8046 Information Analytics

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
COMP9045 Info Dev Research Project

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