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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Design and Development

PGDip in Sc
Programme Code: CR_KIDDE_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Distance Learning, ACCS, Open
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:60
programmeReviewDate:June 2021
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 broad 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; 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 emerging technologies that support information development using a structured methodological approach for diverse audiences and stakeholder groups.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to act as a professional practitioner in a variety contexts within their discipline area.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) An ability to act as champion 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) The ability to apply continuing professional development principles to improve their modules, programmes and practice in information development.
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
SOFT9020 XML in Technical Communication
COMP9041 Information Strategy
COMP9042 Info Design & Development
MMED8025 Multimedia Production

Stage 1 / Semester 2

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

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