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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, ACCS, Open, Fully Online
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:60
programmeReviewDate:September 2020
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
MMED8025 Multimedia Production
COMP9041 Information Strategy
COMP9042 Info Design & Development

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9043 Information Experience
COMP9044 Information Project Management
COMP9011 Research Practice & Ethics
Module Code Module Title
COMP8045 Emerging Technological Trends
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
COMP8046 Information Analytics
COMP8037 Scripting for System Admins

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