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Master of Science in Technical Communication

Programme Code: CR_KINDD_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS, Open
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:February 2025
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
COMP9093 Intro to Technical Comm.
COMP9094 Information Experience Design
Module Code Module Title
COMP8059 Cloud Infrastructure
COMP9081 Security Contingency Planning
COMP9087 Scien. Prog. for Biologists

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9044 Information Project Management
COMP9011 Research Practice & Ethics
COMP9095 Advanced Info Design & Develop

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
SOFT9020 XML in Technical Communication
COMP9096 Writing for Industry
Module Code Module Title
COMP9086 Processing and Visualization
MGMT9063 Communications & Cybersecurity

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9021 Computing Research Project

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