Master of Information Technology

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

The Masters in Information Technology (MIT) is a 12 calendar month, full-time programme,designed to produce graduates who have core technical knowledge combined with a strong appreciation of business environments and an understanding of how people behave in a workplace context. With these skills, they are well placed to make significant contributions to organisations across technical and business boundaries,and to increase their potential to advance in consulting and management roles.

Key facts

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the MIT, you will have a First or Upper-Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university. Applicants with 2.2 degrees with significant relevant IT experience may be considered. Candidates may be called to interview where necessary to establish their suitability for the course.

Duration: 12 calendar months, full-time.

Next start date: This programme is not available in the 2015/2016 session.

ECTS weighting: 90 ECTS

Average intake: There is a limit on the number of places available.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The programme is multi-disciplinary and the courses which you undertake come from three main areas: IT, Business, and Human Behaviour. The course work is a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops where you will be asked to research and contribute your own opinions.

You will study Computer Programming and Databases as the core information technology skills which underpin all computing applications. This will be supported by a course in Software Engineering, which is considered key to successful software management. During the latter half of the year, you will undertake a project which provides the opportunity to put all of these skills to work. In recent years this has been in the form of a service learning module where work is undertaken for a small local charity.

The business subjects you will study are designed to give you background knowledge in areas where IT expertise is often applied: financial management, strategic management and e-marketing. You will also undertake a seminar series which links the business and IT subjects by looking at strategies for using technology within a business context.

The human behaviour subjects you study will help to put the business and IT skills in context in today’s working world. Industrial sociology examines how we as humans organise ourselves in the world of work, and Change Management looks at how we adapt to and incorporate new ways of working which might evolve as a consequence of this. In the User Centred Design module, you will examine how we might optimise human-technology interactions. You are also required to undertake a piece of research on a topic agreed with your academic supervisor. This research forms the basis of a thesis submitted at the end of the academic year.

Applications and selections

This programme is not available in the 2015/2016 session.

Who teaches this course?

Ms. Pat Byrne

Requirements and assessment

A range of assessment methods are used in the taught modules in the first year of this programme, including written examinations, work done in the computer laboratories, projects, essays, seminars and group assignments. The second year is assessed by a thesis based on a topic which combines the taught material and its application in the workplace.

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Fees for this course

EU (Total): €Not available - 2015/16

EU Repeat fees €1,824.

NON EU Repeat fees €4,560.

Current students

Nik Thaker testimonial

Nik Thaker
Masters in Information Technology 

"The Masters in Information Technology course in renowned to be very tough but rewarding and is respected within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry. The course is designed to amalgamate ICT, Business and Human Behaviour subjects. It involves many practical modules and teaches you concepts which can be applied in the working environment (the real world). You also learn many hard and soft skills which many organisations look for in potential candidates. I would not hesitate to choose NUI Galway again. The lectures and facilities are world class."

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