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2014/2015


FULL-TIME PROSPECTUS

2014/2015


Full-time Prospectus 2014 | 2015

HELLO + WELCOME You can’t beat a good all-round education, and at ITB we believe that can only come from living life to the full at college. That’s why as a student, you’ll not only find yourself with a full academic calendar but you’ll find plenty to occupy your leisure time as well. So whatever course you choose to follow you’ll find that at ITB, it’s more than a qualification – it’s an education.

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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Dia duit + fáilte roimh Ní féidir an t-oideachas maith uileghabhálach a shárú agus anseo ag an ITB creidimid go ngabhann in éineacht leis sin an bheatha a chaitheamh ina hiomláine. Mar fhoghlaimeoir páirtaimseartha áfach, tuigimid go bhfuil riachtanais agat atá éagsúil le riachtanais na mac léinn lánaimseartha. Chuige sin déanfaimid ár seacht ndícheall chun a chinntiú go mbaineann tú amach agus go sáraíonn tú do spriocanna a fhad agus a choinníonn tú cóimheá fós sa chuid eile de do shaol. Ar an ábhar, cibé cúrsa a thograíonn tú a dhéanamh, is mian linn gurb é do thaithí ag ITB gur mó é ná cáilíocht – gur oideachas é.v

Contents News + Reviews LOOK + SEE Creative Digital Media Courses

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INS + OUTS

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Social and Community Development

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National Framework of Qualifications

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Early Childhood Care and Education

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The set-up: How Itb Courses are Structured

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Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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OPEN + FRIENDLY

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Applying to ITB: Application Through the Central Applications Office (CAO)

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Where We Are

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Special Category Applicants

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Map

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Applying to ITB: Direct Applications for Admission

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How To Get Here

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Finance + Grants

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Support Services

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Financial Matters

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Access Office

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Student Contribution Charge

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Student Services Office

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Tuition Fees

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Health Service

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Third Level Grants

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Counselling Service

p. 128

Back to Education Allowance

p. 149

Profiling

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Careers Office

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Student Information Desk (SID)

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Live + LEarn

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Students’ Union

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Sporting Facilities

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Sports Scholarships

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Clubs and Societies

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Facts and Fundraising

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Computing Courses

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Computing

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Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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Horticulture Courses

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Engineering COurses­­­­

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Engineering

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Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems

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Mechatronic Engineering

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Business Courses

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Business

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Business and IT

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International Business

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Business Accounting and Finance

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Sports Management and Coaching

Humanities Courses

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Full-time Prospectus 2014 | 2015

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NEWS + REVIEWS

IN OTHER NEWS…

COURSES CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR There are no new CAO courses for the academic year 2014/2015.

It is now possible to progress to NFQ Level 8 on all our courses.

The courses in Energy Systems and Industrial Automation (BN042 and BN122) are no longer on offer.

Find full course details in “LOOK + SEE”. For more information on programme content on each course visit http://courses.itb.ie

The course - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Security and Digital Forensics (BN120) has been renamed as Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (BN120) Courses in Social & Community Devleopment (BN025 and BN115) now include work placement in Year 2 and Year 3

OPEN DAYS

FETAC

During the year we have open days and evenings designed for prospective students, parents, relatives and friends to attend to discuss courses in more detail, meet lecturing staff and view the campus. The Schools Open Day is on Thursday, 21 November 2013. An open evening will take place on Monday 25 November 2013.

For entry into ITB, since September 2013, all FETAC level 5 and FETAC level 6 awards are scored to deliver a maximum of 400 CAO points. FETAC is currently undergoing a major restructuring and recoding systems of its awards so for the most current and up-date information please visit the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac

A further open evening will be held in late March/early April 2014. For confirmation of these dates visit www.itb.ie.

We introduced a FETAC quota on our Applied Social Studies in Social Care courses in 2013/2014. These quotas will remain in place for entry in 2014/2015.

SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE The services we offer to Career Guidance Teachers and schools include Schools/ FETAC Colleges visits, Career Exhibitions and Seminars, Group Visits to ITB and attendance at Parents Information Evenings. ITB also runs a variety of programmes and competitions for second level schools including Scifest, Formula 1, TASTER, Young Women in Technology and Maths for Fun. For further details please

contact the Marketing and Development Unit on 01 885 1530 or email info@itb.ie.

SHUTTLE BUS During the academic year there’s a shuttle bus service linking ITB with Coolmine Train Station, the National Aquatic Centre and the bus hub at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre – see www.itb.ie/ location/shuttlebus for further updates including the timetable and route.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US Following ITB’s Institute review, which was carried out by a HETAC International Panel, we received 15 commendations in a variety of areas including: • The strong recognition and endorsement of the Institute’s distinctive mission, values and brand by learners and stakeholders in the local community. • The open and active engagement of the Institute with a wide range of external stakeholders, including secondary schools, further education colleges and employers. • The strength of the institutional commitment to its existing mission of access and relevance which has served it well in its developmental phase and in meeting the needs of learners and the community.

• All ITB’s programmes are validated and its policies support access, transfer and the progression ladder. • Its achievement in attracting and meeting the needs of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, up-skilling and re-skilling through flexible lifelong learning provision and innovative initiatives throughout the community. • The range and quality of innovative initiatives in teaching and learning. • The positive impact of the new student information desk providing a “onestop-shop” for student queries. • The effective and widespread use of “Moodle” as a support for student learning. • The successful development and implementation of the learning difficulties screening initiative with the support of the National Learning Network.

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LOOK + SEE From Business, Computing and Engineering to Languages, Horticulture and Creative Digital Media Studies plus a range of Humanities Programmes, the breadth of courses available at ITB is remarkable in itself. What’s even more amazing is the quality of the facilities and the sheer dedication of the lecturers, who bring each subject to life. This next section gives an overview of each academic programme. For more details on programme content visit http://courses.itb.ie

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Creative Digital Media Courses

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CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA COURSES

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media CAO Code BN112

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

what This dynamic and exciting course will supply all the practical, creative and technical skills you need to succeed in the digital society and economy. WHY If you want to open up a range of career opportunities in creative industries like web design, gaming, social media, film and marketing, this is the course for you. Although a relatively new sector to the Irish economy, the digital media industry is one of the most recent success stories. Creative digital media is the industry of the future, and has been accorded a ‘high priority’ status by the Irish government with huge job potential for all graduates. who Although you don’t have to be good at art to do it, you should have a good visual awareness, an interest in the internet and technology and an understanding of how technology can be applied in creative and interesting ways.

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how of Arts (Honours) Bachelor Our stateDigital of the art digital media labs are equipped in Creative Media withBN112 Apple Macs and Windows workstations complete CAO Code with Apple, Microsoft and Adobe software. We have a wide range of digital photography, video and film with good sound engineering and video Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Duration: 3equipment years NFQ Level: 7 facilities. Work placement is an integral part of this Entry Routecourse into Programme: FETAC Entry Requirements: in year three. Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: – Leaving Certificate Any full Level 5 or 6 award. A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to – Mature grounds include Mathematics and English or Irish. By concentrating on digital creativity, and mixing – Special circumstances Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 theory with practical work, the course prepares you – FETAC Graduates or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at for success in the creative digital industry. Working Higher level counts as a subject towards together with like-minded people you will discover the five passes, however no points will be how to unlock your own creativity and learn how awarded for this grade. to tap into your own store of ideas for developing projects. Over time you will have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest to expert level. And because you work closely with your class and lecturers, everyone on the course will gain the maximum benefit of the high calibre of the academic programme. To see the type of wonderful work you will get to create check out www.creativedigitalmedia.ie.

Show AND Tell • Each year an exhibition showcases the best of creative digital media. It features a range of students’ work across all years of the programme from first to fourth. Visitors to the exhibition witness a wide range of engaging creative projects including short films, animation, interactive installations, media rich web sites, 3D games, mobile applications and much more creativity and ingenuity. • A group of creative digital media students created a tilt shift video which went viral. www.tiltshiftdublin.com

Julie McDonald Creative Digital Media Work placement at Language Design & Advertising “I’ve really enjoyed the last 4 years of the Creative Digital Media course at ITB. I think having a work placement module is so important for a course like this so I was very keen and excited to finally put what I had learnt over the past few years into practice in a real working environment. I feel I gained so much during my placement in third year and I took the experience and skills that I picked up and applied them to do my best in my final year of college.”

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Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

Syafiqah Cullen

Creative Digital Media

CAO Code BN021

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN021 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN413 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media – Year 4

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

“It’s about half creative and half technical – so it’s good that way. It’s very project based – almost 100% continual assessment with just one exam, which I like too. The lecturers are so nice. We’re a small bunch of people, we’re really close knit and everyone just gets along and the lecturers, they all know us by name, so in lectures we can joke around as well as being serious, it’s all very easy going. The facilities are really good – the course introduces me to new technologies. Socially it’s brilliant… everyone’s really friendly and it’s really good fun!”

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

COURSE CONTENT The Creative Digital Media courses will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN112

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: A full Level 5 or 6 award in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. Courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Visual Creativity

Visual Communications 2

Personal Development

Group Project (Phase 1 and Phase 2)

Web Development 1 & 2

Group Project Skills

Digital Photography 1 & 2

Website Design 1 and 2

Introduction to Digital Media

Digital Video 1 & 2

Writing for Digital Media

Multimedia Development 1 & 2

Visual Communications 1

Digital Animation

Universal Design

Digital Audio

Digital Imaging Multimedia Authoring Year 3

Year 4

Instructional Design and e-Learning

Digital Media within Society

Working in Digital Media

Final Year Project (Phase 1 and Phase 2)

Video Production

Digital Film Making

Content Management Systems

3D Modelling and Animation

Digital Marketing

Critical Theory

Sound Engineering

Enterprise Development

Work Experience

Post Production Techniques Interactive 3D Environments Emerging Technologies

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COMPUTING COURSES

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media CAO Code BN112

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

what Modern computing covers a wide area of related and interconnecting technologies, skills and disciplines from understanding the architecture of modern computer systems and building them, to systems analysis, programming software in Java, web developments, cloud computing, networking, digital forensics, computational intelligence, artificial intelligence and natural language processing. why Computing is a hugely vibrant, fast changing, exciting and interesting area in which to study, work and play. who Sociable, progressive, naturally curious types who enjoy the company of like-minded people, like technical topics and love problem-solving, games and fun.

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how of Arts (Honours) Bachelor Because we’re located in the heart of “Ireland’s in Creative Digital Media Silicon Valley”, there’s no better place to prepare CAO Code BN112 yourself for a future in computing. We have state of the art computer, network and digital forensic based and Awardtheory Title: Bachelor of Arts Duration: 3labs. years The courses mix both practical hands-on subjects designed to equip you Entry Routewith into Programme: Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: practical computer build and maintenance – Leaving Certificate A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to skills; advanced technical, design and programming – Mature grounds include Mathematics and English or Irish. skills; and the communication entrepreneurial – Special circumstances Foundationand level Mathematics at Grade B2 – FETAC Graduates or higher counts as a subject towards the skills you’ll need to build a rewarding career in this five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at dynamic, exciting and crucial industry. Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be

Computing students will haveforan of awarded thisopportunity grade. dual accreditation for industry certified programmes such as VMware, CompTIA, Cisco, SAS and Citrix during their computing programmes.

Kevin Finnegan

COMPUTING

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

“Since I was small I loved computing… then as a teenager I started taking them apart and adding new parts in. I always just loved computers and wanted to know how they worked… wanted to know the ins and outs. I’m happy with the course, the quality of the lecturers and the teaching. I was expecting them to be less involved and maybe just read out stuff but they explain it well to you. I was out for about a month in hospital but I caught up fairly easy because a lot of material is online, I was even doing some in the hospital. There was plenty of support.”

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COMPUTING CAO Code XXXXX Computer Courses

IS THIS FOR YOU? Perfect for sociable, progressive, naturally Award Bachelor of Duration: 3curious years types who enjoy theTitle: company ofArts likeminded people, enjoy technical topics and love Entry Route into Programme: Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: problem-solving, games and fun. The aim of – Leaving Certificate A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to this course is to produce computing – Mature grounds include Mathematics graduates and English or Irish. – Special circumstances Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 with the skills, knowledge and competencies – FETAC Graduates or higher counts as a subject towards the in telecommunications five and networks, software passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at engineering, multimedia andlevel cloud Higher countscomputing. as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for graduates this grade. opportunities for include

Employment areas like software engineering, interactive multimedia, internet design and development, network design and management, broadband communications and distributed systems and mobile application development for IOS and Android.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

GOOD TO know According to the IDA (Industrial Development Agency): • 3 of the world’s top 5 gaming companies are located in Ireland; • Top 5 exporters of software in the world are located in Ireland; • 8 of the world’s top 10 technology companies are here; • Top 10 “born on the internet” companies are all here; • Highest concentration of ICT activity in OECD countries.

Brendan Lawless Graduate of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Software Engineer, IBM “The best thing about ITB was the attitude of the staff and students. There is so much depth to studying Computing that you can literally specialise in what you most enjoy towards the end of your degree. The course caters towards all levels of ability, starting off at an even level and then building up ability in steps. Everyone has their own pace and this approach caters for that, regardless of your age or educational background.”

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Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

CAO Code BN002

CAO Code BN013

Award Title: Higher Certificate in Science

Duration: 2 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

BN002 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology – Year 1 and Year 2

BN302 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology – Year 3

BN402 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing – Year 4

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NFQ Level: 6 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Science

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

BN013 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology – Year 1 and Year 2

BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security – Year 3

BN013 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology – Year 3

BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security – Year 4

BN402 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing – Year 4

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BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security – Year 3

BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security – Year 4

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

COURSE CONTENT The Computing courses will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN104

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. This award must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Fundamentals of Programming 1 & 2

LAN Switching and Wireless

Data Structures and Algorithms

Project (Part 1 & 2)

Computer Systems

GUI Programming

Rich Web Applications

Research Skills

Networking Basics

Operating Systems (Client)

Data Mining

Derivation of Algorithms

Personal and Professional Development

Information Technology Mathematics

Advanced Switching and Routing

Network Security

Web Development 1 & 2

Database Fundamentals

Project Skills

Enterprise and Cloud Computing

Algorithmic Problem Solving

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Major Group Project (Part 1 & 2)

Electives: Ubiquitous Computing or Computer and Network Forensics. Note: One elective must be selected.

Computer Architecture

Advanced Programming

Network Distributed Computing

Electives: Game Development or Text Mining and Information Retrieval or Advanced Network Technologies or XML and Web Services or High Performance Computing or Intelligent Computing or Applied Language Engineering. Note: Four electives must be selected.

Mathematics for Computing

Web Applications

Object Oriented and Design Patterns

Routers and Routing Basics

WAN Technologies

Troubleshooting IP Networks

Interactive Multimedia

Computer Graphics

Software Engineering and Testing Operating Systems (Server) Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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DIGITAL FORENSICS AND CYBER SECURITY IS THIS FOR YOU? Aimed at anyone who likes to question accepted approaches to cyber security and thinks about how a network intruder or hacker would behave. This degree is designed to provide you with an all round perspective on information security risk and project management. Graduates are in high demand from all parts of the Information Technology sector as security is one of the fastest growing parts of the industry.

GOOD TO KNOW • Despite the recession, the demand for IT skills remains strong, with job announcements, from the ICT (HP Ireland, Avaya, Quest Software), gaming (PopCap Games), on-line gambling (Paddy Power) and energy (e.g. Endeco Technologies) sectors. • The Irish Chapter of the Honeynet Project which is run from the Information Security and Digital Forensics Research Group in ITB hosted a Capturethe-Flag competition for OWASP as part of their South American Tour. The event consisted of a series of short presentations demonstrating how to hack computer systems and afterwards, the competition was opened where special server computers were

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attacked and different teams competed to be the best at defeating the computer’s defences. • At the BT Young Scientist competition in the RDS in 2013 IBM ran an online cryptographic challenge for students with the servers hosted at ITB’s Digital Information Security Research Lab in ITB. Employer Testimonial “We reached out to IT Blanchardstown, to look at Interns and Graduates. The feedback was extremely positive, and we compare them very favourably to other graduates. In some cases, we felt that the ITB students were ahead when it came to realworld programming.” Openet


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Bachelor of Science (Honours) IN COMPUTING IN DIGITAL FORENSICS AND CYBER SECURITY CAO Code BN120

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

COURSE CONTENT The Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. This award must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Fundamentals of Programming 1 & 2

LAN Switching and Wireless

Computer & Network Forensics

Mobile Device Forensics

Computer Systems

GUI Programming

Secure Communications

Business Continuity Disaster Recovery and IT Governance

Networking Basics

Operating Systems (Client)

Network Security

Advanced Network Security

Personal and Professional Development

Information Technology Mathematics

Group Project

Individual Project

Web Development 1 & 2

Database Fundamentals

Electives Semester 1*: Electives Semester 1*: Application Security or Data Mining for Information Secuirty or Penetration Testing Security in Cloud Computing

Algorithmic Problem Solving

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Electives Semester 2: Enterprise System security secure programming

Computer Architecture

Advanced Programming

Mathematics for Computing

Web Applications

Routers and Routing Basics

WAN Technologies

Electives Semester 2: Biometrics and Forensic Applications or Information Retrival & Test Processing

Interactive Multimedia Software Engineering and Testing Operating Systems (Server)

* One elective must be selected Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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HORTICULTURE CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA COURSES COURSES

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media CAO Code BN112

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

what This dynamic These hands-on and and exciting practical course courses will supply are designed all help to the practical, develop the creative knowledge, and technical skills and skills practical you need toneeded experience succeed toinwork the digital in the dynamic, society and economy. horticulture sector. developing why where It will open Previous graduates a range have of career moved opportunities into a variety in of creative from careers, industries landscape like web design, design, stadia gaming, groundssocial media, film keeping, garden and marketing. centres and nurseries, to organic food production, golf course management, parks who and gardens management and even teaching. Many Although you don’t have to be good at art to do have gone into business for themselves in these it, you should have a good visual awareness, an areas too. interest in the internet and technology and an understanding of how technology can be applied who If in you’re creative theand active, interesting outdoorsy, ways. entrepreneurial type, who’s creative and hands-on; if you’re interested in the environment, where your food is grown and how parks and golf courses are designed and cared for; then you should probably look no further than Horticulture.

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Horticulture Courses

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how of Arts (Honours) Bachelor DesignedDigital to incorporate both the theoretical and in Creative Media practical CAO Code BN112aspects of horticulture, courses include modules on organic production, sustainability, landscape design and turf-grass management well as computing, business personal Award Title:and Bachelor of Arts Duration: 3as years development. Entry Route into Programme: Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: – Leaving Certificate A pass inopportunities five subjects (ordinary We offer practical hands-on tolevel) to – Mature grounds include Mathematics and English or Irish. develop skills and we engage with the local – Special circumstances Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 community on real life practical projects, – FETAC Graduates or higher counts as a subjectdesigned towards the fivea passes. A Grade E in Mathematics and built by students, to budget. This allows at Higher level counts as a subject towards students to get to know each other and their the five passes, however no points will be lecturers in a working environment and for skills to awarded for this grade. develop naturally as the course progresses. Work placement is an essential part of this course.

And, as we’re sitting on circa 56 acres of land on the fringes of the fastest growing city in Europe, we had the opportunity to develop new facilities for horticulture. To date we have invested significantly in building a new state of the art horticulture facility which includes glasshouses, poly-tunnels, workshops and welfare facilities as well as a range of outdoor practical work areas for fruit and vegetable production and sports turf management.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

Gold and Bronze • In 2012 and 2013, ITB received Gold Medals in the Educational Category for our stand and horticultural display in the Nursery Pavilion at Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event that takes place in the Phoenix Park Dublin. • In 2011, ITB’s showgarden ‘Out of the Ruins’ won a bronze medal at Bloom.

Aidin O’Hara Graduate of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture Golf Course Superintendent, Mount Juliet “The ITB lecturers provide professional guidance in a way that encourages a student to achieve the very best results. Horticulture is an industry full of career choices. It is an industry that has become very important as people are becoming increasingly concerned about their surroundings, world resources, nature, conservation, pollution control, and an unpredictable climate. My educational experience at ITB transformed me from being an ordinary golf course manager into the status of a professional golf course manager.”

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Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Sinead Hickey

Horticulture

CAO Code BN022

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN022 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN406 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture – Year 4

Award Title: Bachelor of Science Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

I chose to study Horticulture as my father works in the business and I had an interest in this while growing up. I chose to study at ITB as I liked the way the course has a lot of choices and work placement. I have really enjoyed the hard landscape construction week where I built a stone wall and laid paving. I also enjoyed the group project work in the courtyard garden at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown. I would like to follow a career in plant propagation, either in nursery stock production or food production. For someone thinking of doing a course in Horticulture I would advise them to follow their heart if it is what they want to do. It’s such a versatile course and opens so many doors to follow as a career.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

COURSE CONTENT The Horticulture courses will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN113

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Personal and Professional Development

Summer Placement*

Placement

Final Year Project (Part 1 and 2)

Business Administration

Accountancy

Marketing and Customer Service

Research Methods

Plant Identification and Classification

Plant Protection

Professional Practice in the Horticulture Industry

Applied Science and Mathematics

Contract Specification and Tenders

Introduction to Digital Media

Computer Applications

Nursery Stock Production

Biodiversity and Ecology

Practical Training in Horticulture

Electives Semester 1: Protective Structures or Floristry and Interior Landscaping or Principles of Sustainability or Soft Landscape Construction or Commercial Horticulture Crop Production 1. Note: One elective must be selected

Arboriculture 1

Electives Semester 1: Horticultural Business Management – Planning or Human Resource Management or Environmental Indicators or Arboriculture 2 or Golf Course Design and Management or Advanced Plant Pathology or Plant Treatment Regulation or Advanced Soil Science and Chemistry or Commercial Horticulture Crop Production 2. Note: Three electives must be selected.

The Horticulture Sector Basic Concepts of Law Technical Drawing Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Machinery for Horticulture Plant Biology and Physiology

Group Project Financial Planning Turf-grass Establishment and Maintenance 1 Landscape Design 1 Plant Propagation Hard Landscape Construction

Electives Semester 2: Project Management or Features Construction or Plant and Landscape Management or Commercial Horticulture Crop Production 2 or The Principles of Organic Growing or Computer Aided Design for Horticulture or Automated Systems and Mechanisation or Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance 1. Note: Three electives must be selected.

Electives Semester 2: Horticulture Business Management – Operations or Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development or Diffusion of Innovation or Universal Design for Amenities or Genetics and Plant Breeding or Landscape Design 2 or Synthetic Sports Surfaces or Parks and Gardens or Horticulture Therapy or Commercial Horticulture Crop Production 2 or Turf-grass Establishment and Maintenance 2 or Arboriculture 1 Note: Four electives must be selected.

* Summer Placement is carried out between end of Year 1 and beginning of Year 2. Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media CAO Code BN112

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

what ITB offers Engineering courses at Honours Degree, Ordinary Degree and Higher Certificate levels in the area of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mobile Systems and Mechatronic Engineering. why Graduates will be in a position to pursue careers in fields such as Mobile Systems, Software Development, Electronics Design, Manufacturing, Automation and Test Engineering. who If you enjoy building things, figuring out how things work and how they can work better and want to be able to use your qualifications to build and invent then this is the right path for you.

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how of Arts (Honours) Bachelor DesignedDigital to give you both the practical skills to in Creative Media move directly into industry and the theoretical CAO Code BN112 knowledge required to move on to further study, all these courses comprise a targeted mix of You will learn how toBachelor work of effectively Award Title: Arts Duration: 3disciplines. years alone and as part of a team and will complete Entry Routeprojects into Programme: Leavingaspects Certificate Entry Requirements: integrating various of the course. – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds All of this – Special circumstances equipped – FETAC Graduates

A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. is facilitated with modern wellFoundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 labs, online materials, lectures and or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at assessment as well as on-site support from Higher level counts as a subject towards enthusiastic staff, willing to spend time helping the five passes, however no points will be students. awarded for this grade.

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF ITB’S ENGINEERING COURSES Engineers Ireland (www.engineersireland.ie) has accredited the following programmes leading to professional titles of Associate Engineer or Engineering Technician: • BEng in Computer Engineering (BN012) – Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI). • BEng in Mechatronic Engineering (BN009) – Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI).

Shane Hurley

Engineering – Common Entry

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

“I enjoyed engineering subjects at school, but wasn’t sure what field to pursue after. Ultimately, I would like to become a pilot and see engineering as a route to this. I was delighted to find the Engineering Common Entry Course, as it covers a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines with an option to specialise. The course is giving me a better understanding of plane engines, electrics and aerodynamics and is a big step towards my ultimate goal.”

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Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

CAO Code BN001

CAO Code BN012

Duration: 2 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Higher Certificate in Engineering Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 6 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics, or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

BN001 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics and Computer Engineering – Year 1 and Year 2 BN301 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 3 BN423 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems – Year 4

BN012 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 BN423 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems – Year 4

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Bachelor of Engineering

COURSE CONTENT

(Allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) CAO Code BN015

Please note that there is a one year schedule for first year as listed in the following table: Semester 1

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Not applicable

NFQ Level: 7

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

Mathematics 1 Personal Development with Computer Applications Digital Electronics Engineering Science Circuit Theory Workshop Practice 1 Semester 2 Mathematics 2 Analogue Electronics Introduction to Data Communications and Networks Electrical Science Programming 1 Workshop Practice 2

BN015 Bachelor of Engineering (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) – Year 1 BN012 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 2 and Year 3. See page 45 BN423 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems – Year 4

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BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics – Year 2 and Year 3. See page 55 BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 4

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COMPUTER ENGINEERING IN MOBILE SYSTEMS IS THIS FOR YOU? If you enjoy building things, like to figure out how they work and want to be able to use your background in Computer Engineering to build and understand mobile systems, then this is where you can learn how things work and how to apply your imagination to improve and invent the things that we all use in our daily lives. And when it comes to employment, there’s a growing demand for graduates with the mix of hardware and software skills required to work in this ever expanding world of mobile systems, from app development to the technology of the networks behind it all.

GOOD TO know • On our Engineering programmes students spend over half their time doing hands-on, practical work in labs and tutorials. • Engineers Ireland has highlighted that the number of engineers in Ireland needs to increase from 40,000 to 110,000 by the year 2020 for the country to become a top 5 global economy.

Ciarán Sharpe Graduate of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering Clinical Engineer, Health Service Executive “The course provided an excellent basis for understanding many aspects of computer engineering and electronics as well as engineering principles and standards when working as a professional engineer in the industry. The best thing about ITB was the excellent facilities and the close and friendly atmosphere. The best thing about studying engineering is the variety of careers that it can lead to as well as the constantly evolving and advancing industry that means you will never stop learning.”

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in mobile systems CAO Code BN117

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

COURSE CONTENT The courses in Computer Engineering will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. This award must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Engineering Science

Microprocessor Systems 1 & 2

Mathematics 5 & 6

Mathematics 7 for Computer Engineering

Workshop Practice 1 & 2

Programming 2

Digital Logic

Java and Algorithms

Circuit Theory

Electronic Computer Aided Design

Software Design and Testing

Mobile Internetworking

Digital Electronics

Interfacing Electronics

Digital Communications

Wireless Communications Systems

Mathematics 1 & 2

Electronic Communications

Computer Systems Architecture

Embedded Operating Systems

Personal Development with Computer Applications

Mathematics 3 & 4

Project (Part 1 & 2)

Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)

Analogue Electronics

Computer Networks

Software for Real-Time and Embedded System

Applications of Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Programming 1

Manufacturing and Quality

Digital Design

Management Information Systems

Electrical Science

Object Oriented Programming

Network Architecture and Protocols

Mobile Application Development

Introduction to Data Communications and Networks

Project

Semiconductor Devices 1

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MECHATRONIC CAO Code BN112 Engineering

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

IS THIS FOR YOU? Award Title: Bachelor of Arts If you’re curious, imaginative, active and inventive, you like team projects andCertificate problem solving, the Entry Routeifinto Programme: Leaving Entry Requirements: – Leaving Certificate A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to mix of electronic, electrical, computer, robotics – Mature grounds include Mathematics and English or Irish. and mechanical in Mechatronic Engineering will – Special circumstances Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 offer you plenty of opportunities – FETAC Graduates or higher countsto as athrive. subject towards the Duration: 3 years

five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level to counts as a subject towards Graduates will be in a position pursue careers the five passes, however no points will be in any number of fields from Pharmaceuticals, awarded for this grade.

Manufacturing and Heavy Industry to Aerospace and Technology.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

GOOD TO know • The successful application of Mechatronic Engineering is what enabled NASA Engineers to control and communicate with the Mars Rover over unfathomable distances, thus contributing greatly to our understanding of remote locations.

Colin Griffin Graduate of Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics “The Mechatronic Engineering course is a great mix of practical and theory skills that would compliment any job. I would recommend this course for people with a desire to learn everything they need about multiple areas of engineering but also want to physically get involved in the manufacturing and assembly stages. After graduating from ITB, I went on to complete a Research Masters in DCU in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. For the last two years I’ve been in Eindhoven in the Netherlands with a company called Cematec Engineering working as a Mechanical Design Engineer.”

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Tadenda Mudehwe

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

MECHATRONIC Engineering

CAO Code BN009

“I knew I wanted to do engineering but I didn’t know what type so I came in and spoke to one of the lecturers. He explained that Mechatronics is good if you’re not sure because it’s so broad and opens up more options for you. At the time I really didn’t know what Mechatronics was but it’s a combination of computer engineering and mechanical and automation. I did a job search and I found out that there are all sorts of jobs out there for this qualification.”

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 4

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Bachelor of Engineering (Allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) CAO Code BN015 COURSE CONTENT Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Not applicable

NFQ Level: 7

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering.

Please note that there is a one year schedule for first year as listed in the following table: Semester 1 Mathematics 1 Personal Development with Computer Applications Digital Electronics Engineering Science Circuit Theory Workshop Practice 1 Semester 2 Mathematics 2 Introduction to Data Communications and Networks Analogue Electronics Electrical Science

BN015 Bachelor of Engineering (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) – Year 1 BN012 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 2 and Year 3. See page 45 BN423 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems – Year 4

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BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics – Year 2 and Year 3. See page 55 BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 4

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

COURSE CONTENT The Mechatronic Engineering courses will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN121

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. This award must include Mathematics or Mathematics for Computing or Mathematics for Engineering. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Mathematics 1 & 2

Mathematics 3 & 4

Mathematics 5 & 6

Mathematics

Personal Development with Computer Applications

Interfacing and Data Acquisition

Electrical Power and Machines Control Systems

Digital Electronics

Fluid Power Systems

Mechanics 2

Software Engineering

Engineering Science

Mechanics 1

Design Methodology and Tools

Embedded Systems

Circuit Theory

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Automation 1 & 2

Industrial Robotics and Vision Inspection

Workshop Practice 1 & 2

Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD)

Project (Part 1 & 2)

Design Project Part 1 & 2

Analogue Electronics

Microcontrollers

Computer Networks

Enterprise Resource Management

Programming 1

CAD/CAM

Quality Systems

Mechanics and Materials

Electrical Science

Manufacturing and Maintenance

Elective: Industrial Engineering or Energy Management Systems

Industrial Networks and Distributed Systems

Introduction to Data Communications and Networks

Instrumentation and Control

Elective: Advanced Computer Aided Design or Sustainable Energy Systems

Mini Project

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media CAO Code BN112

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

what ITB offers business courses at Honours Degree, Ordinary Degree and Higher Certificate levels in the area of Business, International Business, Accounting and Finance, Business with Information Technology and Sports Management and Coaching. why The scope of these programmes will allow graduates to move into a whole range of careers in industry, commerce and the public sector. who Creative, independent and dynamic problem solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit and energy will thrive on these courses.


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how of Arts (Honours) Bachelor These courses provide strong technical skills with in Creative Digital Media an emphasis placed on the application of the CAO Code BN112 knowledge learned. In other words, students are expected to complete specific work tasks, while continuous assessment, teaching Award Title: Bachelor of Arts and Duration: 3on-going years learning methods in a supportive environment, Entry Routeensure into Programme: Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: that students become proficient in time – Leaving Certificate A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to management. The smallinclude sizeMathematics campus and allows – Mature grounds English or Irish. students to get to know their lecturers andatstart – Special circumstances Foundation level Mathematics Grade B2 – FETAC Graduates higher counts as aso subject the to take charge of their or own learning as towards to five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at develop practical work-ready skills. Higher level counts as a subject towards

Leanne Carberry Delaney

Business “One lecturer set us a task to come up with a new product. You had to market it, then do a presentation – the whole thing. That gave you real experience and we all have copies of our presentations. You learn from other people’s presentations too. ITB is a really nice place to be. I’m more into my studies but a lot of friends would be out every night! Then there’s stuff like diversity week, which highlights different issues between us and how we learn from each other and that we’re all just here on campus for the same thing, to get a good degree. In terms of moving on, there’s a lot of stuff open to me because it’s a general degree.”

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

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BUSINESS IS THIS FOR YOU? Perfect for problem solvers, this course offers a comprehensive grounding in the key aspects of business, producing an all-rounded business graduate who can undertake a variety of roles in a company. The wide range of subjects offered will provide you with all the practical, workready skills you need to get a job in a variety of companies, acting as project support agents, customer service agents, marketing, human resource and finance executives.

GOOD TO KNOW • Graduates can gain exemptions from the main accountancy bodies of ACCA, CIMA, CPA, AITI and ACA and can also progress to post graduate studies. • Graduates of the honours degree course in business have gone onto work as secondary school teachers.

Cathal O’Reilly Graduate of Bachelor of Business (Honours) Marketing Executive, PML Group “The best thing about ITB is the community atmosphere, everybody knows everybody and classes are small compared to other colleges which really helped increase engagement. I still keep in contact with the friends that I made in ITB, with all of them going on to be successful since graduating. For anybody who is unsure about going to ITB, I would definitely recommend it. The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable in their field and really helpful. Courses are challenging but rewarding and you definitely leave ITB more rounded than when you entered. Give it a go!!”

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Higher Certificate in Business

Bachelor of Business

CAO Code BN003

CAO Code BN014

Duration: 2 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Higher Certificate in Business Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 6 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Business Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

BN003 Higher Certificate in Business – Year 1 and Year 2

BN303 Bachelor of Business – Year 3 BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Year 4

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BN307 Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance – Year 3 BN414 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance – Year 4

BN014 Bachelor of Business – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Year 4

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Bachelor of Business (Honours)

COURSE CONTENT

CAO Code BN101

The Business courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Accounting 1 & 2

Financial Accounting

Economics 1 & 2

Human Resource Management 1 & 2

Business Administration

Electronic Commerce

Business Management

Principles of Marketing

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 &2

Business Law 1 & 2

Communication Skills

Information Management

Business Information Systems

Management Accounting Marketing Communications

Electives Semester 1: French PLC 1a or French – Ab Initio 1a or Spanish – Ab Initio 1a or Spanish – PLC 1a or German – Ab Initio 1a or German – PLC 1a or Irish Culture and Society or Exploring Web Design or English for Academic Purposes 1 or People Management and Development 1. Note : One elective must be selected. The same language elective option must be selected in Semester 2 as that of Semester 1.

Electives Semester 1: French for Business 2a or Spanish for Business 2a or German for Business 2a or European Studies or English for Business Purposes 1. Note : One elective must be selected.

Electives Semester 2: French PLC 1b or French ��� Ab Initio 1b or Spanish – Ab Initio 1b or Spanish – PLC 1b or German – Ab Initio 1b or German – PLC 1b or Applied Media Studies in Business or Skills for Problem Solving or English for Academic Purposes 2 or People Management and Development 2 Note : One elective must be selected.

Electives Semester 2: French for Business 2b or Spanish for Business 2b or German for Business 2b or Sustainable Business Practice or English for Business Purposes 2. Note : One elective must be selected.

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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Year 3

Year 4

Financial Management 1

Strategic Management 1 & 2

Business Psychology and Behaviour 1 & 2

Financial Information Analysis

Operations Management 1 & 2

Strategic Human Resource Management

Business Systems Analysis

Project Management

Global Business Environment

Financial Management 2

Management Accounting 2

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Databases for Business

Strategic Marketing Management

Diversity in the Workplace

Electives Semester 1: Strategic Services Marketing or Digital and Contemporary Marketing Practice or Financial Reporting or French for Business 4a or German for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a or Company Law or Business Ethics. Note: Two electives must be selected. Language is not mandatory.

Electives Semester 1: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship or French for Business 3a or German for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3a or Selling and Sales Management Note: One elective must be selected

Electives Semester 2: Entreprise Development or French for Business 3b or German for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b or Modern Irish Economic and Business History Note: One elective must be selected

Electives Semester 2: Supply Chain Management or Global Marketing or Auditing or French for Business 4b or German for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b or Process Analysis or Managing Service Quality or Corporate Social Responsibility Note: Two electives must be selected. Language is not mandatory.

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

BUSINESS AND IT IS THIS FOR YOU? If you like games, technology and business, here’s where you’ll learn the skills needed to bridge the gap between business and IT, and between IT and business, so you become more resourceful, flexible, unlimited and independent in your career development. It also prepares you to work in challenging and progressive organisations. Design a website, problem solve, create a marketing campaign, write a computer programme, make an investment decision, produce an interactive multimedia presentation… it’s all in a typical day for a Business and IT student in ITB Graduates of the course are in a unique position where they can be equally comfortable in a pure IT or business environment or any mixture of the two. Graduates can also proceed to postgraduate studies.


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Lorcan Power

BUSINESS and IT “My background is business but it’s based on experience rather than a qualification. My qualification is in engineering but I had the opportunity to come back and study Business and this course content is ideally suited to me and was exactly what I was looking for. With it you touch on everything – programming, connectivity, web design, so when you go into a business environment you have a certain amount of knowledge and authority on the subject – you’re not a programmer, or a web designer, but you’re versed in the languages and the technology as well as the business side and you know how to get things done.”

Business and IT Seminar Students and staff of the Business and IT programme at ITB organised a seminar for all Business and IT students, to focus on the huge growth in the ICT sector in Ireland and to see how graduates from the programme are getting on in Industry.

Gabriele Rudaviciute Graduate of Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology Uk Business Development Team, IBM “I would recommend this course, rather than doing just a Business course because the IT aspect is a major component of the course. I have always wanted to work in a large IT company, and I think the course has helped me to get here. When I was studying for my Postgraduate degree, in many cases I felt like I had an advantage because I studied IT. I had the knowledge of both, the business and the IT.”

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Bachelor of BUSINESS in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology

CAO Code BN010

CAO Code BN103

Award Title: Bachelor of Business

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

BN010 Bachelor of Business in Information Technology – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN405 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology – Year 4

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BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Year 4

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

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COURSE CONTENT The Business Studies with Information Technology courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Accounting 1 & 2

Financial Accounting

Financial Management

Strategic Management 1 & 2

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 & 2

Systems Analysis

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Financial Information Analysis

Business Administration

Principles of Marketing

Organisational Behaviour

Project Management

Business Information Systems

Interactive Web Site Design

Interactive Multimedia

Business Research Methods

Economics 1 & 2

Object Oriented Programming 1&2

Global Business Environment

Advanced Databases for Business

Exploring Web Design

Operations Management

Server Side Web Development

IT Project 1 – Analysis and Design

Business Management

Management Accounting 1

Management Accounting 2

Business Intelligence

Communication Skills

Systems Design

Advanced Interactive Multimedia

Process Analysis

Skills for Problem Solving

Marketing Communications

Human Resource Management

Managing Customer Relationships

Information Management

Electronic Business

Project Management Methodology

Databases for Business

Business Law

IT Project 2 – Implementation

Enterprise Development

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IS THIS FOR YOU? Anyone who likes business but is also extrovert and adventurous, with an interest in communicating and engaging with other cultures, should jump at the opportunity to study International Business at home and abroad. It will help you feel confident and at home in any business anywhere in the world, reducing the barriers to travel and opening a world of career opportunities to you at home and overseas.


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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS “The course is interesting because you study a lot of subjects so you have a great choice of businesses to go into. I found Erasmus (study abroad programme) a really good experience and a challenge – after even half a year you can see the difference in language ability, you meet new people and it’s good for your CV too. That’s why it’s good that ITB offers the opportunity to travel abroad – some other colleges don’t have this choice on offer.”

GOOD TO KNOW • ITB recommends that students spend at least one summer in the country of their language choice or participate in the Erasmus programme. ITB currently has links with partner colleges in France, Germany and Spain. Please note that an award cannot be conferred immediately following return from an Erasmus placement. Students must complete the 4th year in order to be conferred.

• According to the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) there is a critical need to improve sales skills and foreign languages to meet employers’ needs in exporting companies. • This study estimates that 2,200 job opportunities will arise within exporting companies. • ITB is currently reviewing its International Business programmes with a view to possibly including a year abroad in year 3 to one of our partner colleges in Europe, in Asia or in North America. Keep an eye on www.itb.ie for further updates.

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Bachelor of Business in International Business

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

CAO Code BN017

CAO Code BN110

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Business Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

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Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

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COURSE CONTENT The Bachelor of Business in International Business courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Accounting 1 & 2

Financial Accounting

Economics 1 & 2

Electronic Commerce

Business Administration

Principles of Marketing

Financial Management 1

Strategic Management 1

Business Information Systems

European Studies

Business Systems Analysis

Project Management

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 & 2

Elective 1: French for Business 2a or German for Business 2a or Spanish for Business 2a**

Organisational Behaviour

Financial Information Analysis

Elective 1: French PLC 1a or French Ab-Initio 1a or Spanish Ab-Initio 1a or Spanish PLC 1a or German Ab-Initio 1a or German PLC 1a or English for Academic Purposes 1*

Elective 2: French Language, Culture and Society 2a or German Language, Culture and Society 2a or Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2a**

Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Strategic Services Marketing

Elective 1: French for Business 3a or German for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3a

Dissertation Part A

Elective 2: French PLC 1a or Spanish Ab-Initio 1a or German Ab-Initio 1a or Intercultural Studies 1 or Operations Management 1***

Elective 2: Dissertation Part A or Digital & Contemporary Marketing Practice or Strategic Human Resource Management or Business Ethics***

Business Law

Strategic Management 2

Human Resource Management

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Databases for Business

Strategic Marketing Management

International Selling and Sales Management

Elective 1: French for Business 4b or German for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b

Elective 1: French for Business 3b or German for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b

Elective 2: Dissertation Part B or Supply Chain Management or Global Marketing or Process Analysis or Corporate Social Responsibility***

Elective 3: English for Business Purposes 1 and Contemporary Irish Culture and Society Management Accounting Business Management

Information Management

Communication Skills

International Economic and Public Policy

Elective 2: French PLC 1b or French Ab-Initio 1b or Spanish Ab-Initio 1b or Spanish PLC 1b or German Ab-Initio 1b or German PLC 1b or English for Academic Purposes 2*

Elective 1: French for Business 2b or German for Business 2b or Spanish for Business 2b**

*Where students already have native speaker competence in a language which may be used for international business, students may choose to take the English for Academic Purposes electives in Year 1. Students who take French, German or Spanish in Year 1 are required to continue with this language for the duration of the programme.

Elective 2: French Language, Culture and Society 2b or German Language, Culture and Society 2b or Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2b**

Note: Students on Year 3 of these programmes have the option of spending Semester 1 and Semester 2 abroad on Erasmus studies or at home

Elective 1: French for Business 4a or German for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a

Elective 3: English for Business Purposes 2 and Contemporary Irish Culture and Society †

*Students who have chosen a language elective (French, German, Spanish) in Year 1 must take an elective from Elective 1 and an elective from Elective 2 in year 2 † Students who have chosen English for Academic Purposes in Year 1 must take both modules from Elective 3

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

Elective 2: French Ab-Initio 1b, Spanish Ab-Initio 1b or German Ab-Initio 1b or Operations Management 2 or Enterprise Development or Intercultural Studies 2*** Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year. ***Students who have chosen a language elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take one module from Elective 1 and one module from Elective 2. Students on the English language speaking stream must choose 2 modules from Elective 2. Students on the English language speaking stream must choose three modules from Elective 2

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE IS THIS FOR YOU? Designed to meet the needs of both learners seeking a high-powered career in financial or business management and of employers seeking a high calibre of business graduate, the scope of this programme will allow the graduate to move into a whole range of careers in industry, commerce and the public sector. Graduates are granted generous exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies including ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICPAI and AITI.

GOOD TO KNOW • The Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2012 aims to create 10,000 jobs in Financial Services by 2016. • The National Skills Bulletin indicates a short supply of high level financial skills. • A lot of the world’s top banks have a presence here in Ireland.

Emma Dawson Graduate of Bachelor of Business (Honours) Trainee Accountant, Crowleys DFK “The Accounting degree didn’t exist when I studied at ITB, so there was a significant element of accountancy in my Business degree which I enjoyed and I feel this is what made my decision for choosing the career I did. In my time in ITB, I was always closely involved with the Students’ Union. I was the Vice President of the Students’ Union in my third year at ITB. I think it is really important to get involved with the Students’ Union as it makes your college years more fulfilled. It is also a great way of meeting new people/ making new friends that are outside your course.”

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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

COURSE CONTENT The Accounting and Finance course will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN114

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Year 2

Accounting 1 & 2

Financial Accounting

Economics 1 & 2

Human Resource Management 1 & 2

Business Administration

Electronic Commerce

Business Management

Principles of Marketing

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 & 2

Business Law 1 & 2

Communication Skills

Information Management

Business Information Systems

Management Accounting Marketing Communications

Electives – Semester 1: French PLC 1a or French – Ab Initio 1a or Spanish – Ab Initio 1a or Spanish – PLC 1a or German – Ab Initio 1a or German – PLC 1a or Irish Culture and Society or Exploring Web Design or English for Academic Purposes or People Management and Development 1.

Electives Semester 1: French for Business 2a or Spanish for Business 2a or German for Business 2a or European Studies or English for Business Purposes 1 Note: One elective must be selected

Electives – Semester 2: French PLC 1b or or French – Ab Initio 1b or Spanish – Ab Initio 1b or Spanish – PLC 1b or or German – Ab Initio 1b or German – PLC 1b or Applied Media Studies in Business or Skills for Problem Solving or English for Academic Purposes or People Management and Development 2 Note : One elective must be selected. The same language elective option must be selected in Semester 2 as that of semester 1.

Electives Semester 2: French for Business 2b or German for Business 2b or Spanish for Business 2b or Sustainable Business Practice or English for Business Purposes 2 Note: One elective must be selected

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

Kostyantyn Ogorodnikov Business Accounting and Finance “Accountancy is a very prestigious area to work in and there is always demand for accountants. This course gives me a very good understanding about the accounting profession and very good exemptions from professional exams in all accounting bodies, in line with other well established universities. Leading accounting firms every year recruit graduates. I already have a position in one of the big 4 chartered accountants as soon as I finish my exams. Also the qualification at ITB is internationally recognised so I can work in almost any country.”

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Year 3

Year 4

Financial Accounting 2 and 3

Financial Accounting 4 and 5

Management Accounting 2 and 3

Company Law

Financial Management 1

Strategic Management Accounting

Tax 1 and 2

Personal Finance

Auditing 1 and 2

Financial Management 2

Computerised Accounting

Corporate Social Responsibility

Electives Semester 1: Business Systems Analysis or Operations Management 1 or German for Business 3a or French for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3 Note : One elective must be selected

Business Ethics

Electives Semester 2: Operations Management 2 or Databses for Businesses or German for Business 3b or French for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b Note: One elective must be selected

Business Strategy Business Intelligence Electives – Semester 1: Project Management or Tax 3 or German for Business 4a or French for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a Note: One elective must be selected

Electives – Semester 2: Global Marketing or Process Analysis or Tax 4 or German for Business 4b or French for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b or Supply Chain Management Note: One elective must be selected Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

Graduates are granted generous exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. Current exemptions include: 1. Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA): Full exemption from CAP 1 examination for 2.2 Honours graduates. Based on students obtaining 50 % or more in examinations of relevant subjects. 2. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): Exemption from F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9 at fundamental level. 3. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA): Exemption from C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, F1, E1. (P2, F1, E2 to be confirmed) 4. Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI): Formation Levels: Full exemption; Professional Level 1: Auditing, Managerial Finance. Based on students obtaining 50% or more in examinations of relevant subjects 5. Irish Tax Insitutute (AITI): exemption from Accounting and Law Part 1 Note: All exemptions awarded are subject to annual review and revision by the various professional bodies and are based on students achieving clear passes or higher completion of specific modules.

Bachelor of Business – Common Entry CAO Code BN016

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business in Information Technology or Bachelor of Business in International Business or Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award. Transfer during the course: Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (BN014) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (BN010) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017) or Year 1 Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance (BN023)

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SPECIAL REGULATIONS 1. Students who apply for this course will be offered a choice of three streams during the first year. Students can opt for Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (BN014) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (BN010) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017). This choice will be made during the first year. 2. Depending on the choice of stream taken in first year, students opting for the Language Electives in first year will have a choice of the International Business stream (BN017) or the General Business stream (BN014) in second and subsequent years.

3. Depending on the choice of stream taken in first year students opting for the Information Technology Electives in first year will have a choice of the Business and Information Technology stream (BN010) or the General Business stream (BN014) in second and subsequent years. 4. The Accounting and Finance stream will only be available at the commencement of Year 3 but to undertake this particular stream, students must undertake the General Business Stream (BN014) in Year 1 and Year 2.

BN016 Bachelor of Business (Common Entry with Award Options: Business, Business with Information Technology, International Business or Accounting and Finance) Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 1 See page 67 Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 2 Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 3

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Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance (BN307) – Year 3

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (BN010) – Year 1 See page 74

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (BN010) – Year 2 and Year 3

Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017) – Year 1 See page 80

Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017) – Year 2 and Year 3

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SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND COACHING

Business Courses CAO Code XXXXX

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

what The course is designed to teach all the skills of sports management and coaching techniques, combined with the fundamentals of business and enterprise. where It offers a wide range of career choices from coaching and training for all ages, to management and marketing of sportspeople, events or facilities and even the opportunity to set up your own business in sports, fitness and leisure. who It’s perfect for sports enthusiasts who are interested in business and business enthusiasts who are passionate about sports. So if you’re fit and active with good people skills and an interest in sport and business, then this is the course for you.


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how Courses Business ThisXXXXX is a comprehensive academic programme CAO Code covering all aspects of sport and sport science plus finance, marketing, management, IT and event management which enables graduates to work in Sports Management and Coaching Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Duration: 3effectively years environments. State of the art 4th generation Entry Routeartificial into Programme: Entry Requirements: playing surface,Leaving a fullyCertificate equipped gym, large – Leaving Certificate A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to sports hall, video performance analysis laboratory – Mature grounds include Mathematics and English or Irish. and a high performanceFoundation traininglevel coaching space allB2 – Special circumstances Mathematics at Grade – FETAC Graduates or higher counts a subject towards contribute to its excellence. And an as emphasis on the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at personal development and a degree of independent Higher level counts as a subject towards learning combined with the teamwork will prepare five passes, however no pointsyou will be awarded for this grade. for a successful career in whatever aspect of this far-reaching sector takes your fancy. Students on this course can obtain REPS (Register of Exercise Professional) accreditation as part of their studies.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

London Olympics 2012 • ITB’ Sports Management and Coaching Student Niamh Reid Burke of Clonsilla took part in the historic Olympic Torch Relay that came to Dublin in June 2012. • S  ports Management and Coaching students provide fitness support to the senior and under 19 teams of Bohemians FC in the Airtricity League Season.

SPORTING PROWESS PROGRAMME In developing the suite of sports management courses, ITB wishes to provide an opportunity to students who display particular sporting prowess to participate on this course. It is planned to reserve up to 10% of available places for such students. Students must apply to CAO in the usual manner and then make a separate application to ITB via the relevant sporting body, i.e., national or regional body. Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the course but there will be up to 50 points available at interview which will be added to the applicants Leaving Certificate or FETAC points total. Offers of places to successful applicants will be made by the CAO in the normal way. Application forms are available on the ITB website (www.itb.ie) and must be submitted by 1st March.

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SPORTS MANAGEMENT and COACHING “I was interested in fitness and staying active and had no interest in an office job. I saw the outline of the course and it appealed to me because it was quite varied. I didn’t really know what to expect but I’m really happy with it. I haven’t quite picked what I want to go into after college but I am thinking about the coaching side in a school. You can either go in to the management side or stay on the sports side – you could get a job managing a gym, or on the administration side as well. It’s very easy to make friends, especially because of the course we’re in, we spend so much time doing activities you get to know each other really well.”

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching CAO Code BN020

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award. Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting see page 146. Special Requirements: All prospective students must be aware that the course content requires a high degree of physical capability due to high activity content. It is also a requirement that each student obtains a valid First Aid Certificate within three months of commencement of the course and this must remain valid for the duration of the student’s participation on the course.

BN020 Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN412 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching – Year 4

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Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

COURSE CONTENT The Sports Management and Coaching courses will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN111

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at Higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

Year 2

Year 3

Coaching Theory and Practice 1

Coaching and Exercise Psychology 1 and 2

Coaching Special Populations

Contemporary Coaching Theory and Practice Literature Review

Long Term Athlete Development 1 and 2

Speed and Agility 1

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifts 1 and 2

Applied Performance Analysis

Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2

Exercise Physiology 1 and 2

Nutrition

Elite Coaching

Contemporary Sports Management 1 and 2

Sports Marketing 1 and 2

Sports Club Operations Management

Sports and Leisure Event Management

Accounting 1 and 2

Cost Benefit Analysis and Decision Making

Professional Skills and Life Coaching

Strategic Planning

Business Information Systems

Information Management

Selling and Sales Management Elite Sports Development

Coaching Children

Programme Development and Exercise Progression

Personal Training

Power Strength Speed Coaching

Communication Skills

Regulatory Environment

Performance Analysis

Adapted Physical Activity

Electronic Commerce

Human Resource Management

Skills Acquisition

Financial Management

Practicum in Sports and Leisure Event Management

Enterprise Development

Sport Facilities Design Concepts and Management

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: A full Level 5 or 6 award in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. Courses considered cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac. Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting see page 146. Special Requirements: All prospective students must be aware that the course content requires a high degree of physical capability due to high activity content. It is also a requirement that each student obtains a valid First Aid Certificate within three months of commencement of the course and this must remain valid for the duration of the student’s participation on the course.

Year 4

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SOCIAL and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT “You do a lot on the course, it’s very broad. The course now has a work placement. I did a project where I went out to the community for two or three hours a week. I did a community profile of the organisation, interviewed people in different projects and gave them a questionnaire. I found out what the problems were, what caused them and what could be done to improve the situation. I was thinking I’d do human rights so I could work in different areas. You could work with travellers about how their human rights are infringed. You could travel the world with it, you could work in the UN.”

SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT what These courses will prepare you to be an active, professional community leader, helping communities to help themselves. You will study a wide range of subjects applied to Community Development and Social Policy Analysis. why Graduates can find jobs in many areas of social and community work often becoming civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. Other opportunities include working with youth groups, marginalized or disadvantaged groups and ethnic minorities; and working with Local Authorities, Local Drug Taskforces, Local Area Partnerships and Family Resource Centres.

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who Are you interested in exploring the various functions and institutions of society from a range of perspectives and do you also enjoy working with people from all walks of life? If you’re interested in social issues and social change and you’re committed to promoting social justice, equality and human rights, then this is the course for you. 102

how By allowing students to explore and analyse social issues and social change at community, local and national level, these courses introduce them to the concept of culture and cultural diversity in the context of the community and society. Students apply their learning in a variety of social and community development contexts through fieldwork, which also gives them the opportunity to develop personally and professionally. Each course provides an inclusive learning environment where every person is valued and respected allowing them to develop an awareness of how to influence and change issues of concern to them.

GOOD TO KNOW Feedback from Industry on Social and Community Development Professional Practice Project 2012: “This was our first contact with students from ITB – it’s obvious this is a great course.” “Great to see the students develop and be interested in their work, fully participate and be motivated.” “The students were flexible and enthusiastic.”

A different kind of assessment As part of their continuous assessment students were asked to represent and communicate their various cultures in a creative but non-verbal way to the students and staff within ITB which culminated with a multi-cultural parade during Humanities week. Over the period of the first semester, the students used their tutorial time to create their work. Split into random groups that represented different cultures, the students began their creations. Amongst the creations were: A Chinese dragon, covered with pictures of people and flags from world cultures; a life-sized, three headed marionette representing three different cultures; a three dimensional globe with flags attached for each country; a small multi-cultural puppet; a lifesized tree which said ‘we all come from different roots’ and various colourful masks representing the student cultures.

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Bachelor of Arts in Social and Community Development CAO Code BN025

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN025 Bachelor of Arts in Social and Community Development – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN415 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development – Year 4

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award. Additional Requirements Garda Vetting see page 146

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development

COURSE CONTENT The Social and Community Development Courses will cover the following subject areas:

CAO Code BN115

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Year 1

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

Year 2

Fundamentals of Psychology

Social Psychology

Fundamentals of Sociology

Introduction to Youth Work

Introduction to Culture

Communicating Across Language Barriers

FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The course considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac.

Principles of Community Development

Community Response to Drug Use 1

Communication and the Learning Environment

Community Development Practice 2

Law Crime and Community

Sociology of Education

Irish Culture and Society

Fieldwork 1

Social Policy

Fieldwork Portfolio 1

Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting – see page 146

Introduction to Addictive Behaviours

NFQ Level: 8

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Principles of Human Rights

Advanced Research Methods and Practice

Research Methods and Practice

Management Skills

Language Culture and Identify

Combatting Racism

Community Development Practice 3

Professional Practice: The Reflective Practitioner

Social Entrepreneurship/Funding

Electives: Semester 1 Social Policy/ Analysis or Sustainable Development or Community Mental Health Note: Two electives must be selected

Electives Semester 1: Applied Psychology or Community Response to Drug Use 2 or European Studies Note: One elective must be selected

Dissertation

Fieldwork 2

Power and Inequality

Fieldwork Portfolio 2

Global Development

Skills for Professional Practice

Adult & Community Education Electives – Semester 2 Advocacy and Community Organisation or Drug Prevention Strategies or Conflict Resolution and Mediation Note: One elective must be selected

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION what On this course, you’ll work with theory, the psychology of learning, and its practical application through play, art, drama, PE and music as you learn to make a difference in the years that count by understanding children, how they learn and how society shapes them. why There is a range of employment opportunities in early years settings such as crèches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools and breakfast/homework clubs. Graduates could also practice in more specialist areas such as special needs services or early intervention projects and may be employed in the public, private or voluntary sectors or may go on to establish their own businesses. The degree provides a solid foundation for further study.


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who If you’re interested in finding out how children develop and learn, eager to learn about different cultures, languages, and diversity in the world, and enthusiastic about making a difference in children’s lives you will be ideally suited. how The programme combines theory with handson experience and practical skills. Students experience the variety of the early years sector through placements in two distinct settings providing the opportunity to link classroom learning with work based practice. Students are supervised throughout placement by an experienced early years practitioner as well as being given ongoing support from an allocated college academic supervisor.

GOOD TO KNOW This course uses varied assessment methods, for example creating a role play corner for children, observing children at play or designing a brochure for parents to inform them of developmental milestones for their children

“The evidence suggests that early education which emphasises the affective dimensions of learning and those cognitive skills associated with the planning and organisation of knowledge positively influences children’s later academic development in terms of content knowledge and literacy and numeracy skills.” Aistear – the Early Childhood Curriculum

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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and education

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education

CAO Code BN030

CAO Code BN118

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN030 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN418 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education – Year 4

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award. Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting – see page 146

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting – see page 146

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COURSE CONTENT

Aileen O’Shea

The Early Childhood Care and Education course will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Child Development 1 & 2

Placement 1

Placement 2

Applied Child Psychology

Introduction to Drama and Movement

Placement Project 1

Placement Project 2

Curriculum Development 2

Sociology of Childhood

Psychology and Learning in Early Childhood

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Family Studies

Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years

Curriculum Development 1

Creative Group Facilitation for Young Children

Child Protection: Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Services

Introduction to Child Centred Practice

Childhood and Social Policy

Legal Studies for Early Childhood Care and Education

Preparation for Dissertation

Communications and Personal Development

Promoting Health in the Early Years

Contemporary Professional Practice in Early Child Care and Education

Introduction to Art and Music

Child Centred Practice and Policy

Research Methods for the Early Years

Electives Semester 1: Business Management or Creative Inventions for the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children Note: One elective must be selected

Social Institutions and the Early Years

Physical Education for Young Children

Starting your Own Business

Challenging Behaviour in the Early Years

Health and Safety in the Early Years

Comparative Social Policy in Early Childhood Care and Education

Early Learning

Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Competence in an Early Learning Environment

Group and Team Dynamics in the Childcare Sector

Dissertation Electives Semester 2: Facilitating the Acquisition of English as an Additional Language or Curriculum Design Note: One elective must be selected

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE and EDUCATION “It’s pre-school teaching at a degree level. Its aim is to improve the skills of people working with children, so they know about the theories and the different methods. All the lecturers have worked in childcare. The work experience is twelve weeks, it’s very intense but definitely gives you an overview of what kind of work you’re going to be moving in to. It’s much better than some other colleges where you only do one day of work experience a week. The college is small and intimate which is much better for something like this. The facilities are very good. The doctor is free for students which is really, really good.”

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media CAO Code BN112

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Margaret Curran

APPLIED SOCIAL CARE

“A friend of mine who works in the area said ‘You’d be great at social care’ and that’s why I chose it. One Award Title: Bachelor of Arts NFQ Level: 7 of the reasons I chose to do it in ITB was because of the work experience FETAC Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: – it gave me great insight into the Any full Level 5 or 6 award. A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to way services are run. I’m involved include Mathematics and English or Irish. with Foundation level Mathematics at Gradethe B2 basketball club, I try to get or higher counts as a subject towards the involved because as a mature student five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at you can be a bit anxious coming back Higher level counts as a subject towards but I’ve made some fantastic friends. the five passes, however no points will be It’s definitely empowered me to go awarded for this grade. forward and get a better job, it’s increased my self-esteem. I’m dyslexic and it hasn’t been a problem – there’s been great practical support from everyone for me with that, it’s fantastic.”

APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL CARE what Applied Social Studies helps you create change for others by developing yourself. On this course, students learn how to help others through learning about themselves. This course helps you help others to plan for a positive future. why Social Care graduates can practice as social care workers in a variety of work places, including residential and day services for children and the elderly; people who are marginalized and disadvantaged and those with disability. Social care workers often progress with experience towards management and teaching roles. who Open-minded, pragmatic people who are interested in enabling change through support, advocacy and guidance.


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how Courses Humanity For XXXXX the duration of their course at ITB, students CAO Code will study a wide and interesting variety of subjects across social care practice, psychology, sociology, and creative studies along with other related to social care such as of law, Award Title: Bachelor Artsgroup Duration: 3subjects years working, health studies and inter cultural studies. Entry Route into Programme: Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: – Leaving Certificate A passcan in fiveavail subjects While on campus students of(ordinary our level) to – Mature grounds include Mathematics and English or Irish. specially adapted social care training rooms where – Special circumstances Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 role-plays and interactive learning place. – FETAC Graduates or higher countstake as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at

All students attend prearranged placements in a Higher level counts as a subject towards the five them passes, however no points will be social care setting enabling to apply their awarded for this grade. academic knowledge to a working environment while developing their skills as a competent and innovative social care worker. In ITB many of our team of lecturers have years of frontline experience as social care workers. In addition our lecturers in psychology and sociology are highly qualified in their discipline.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award.

GOOD TO KNOW • Every year Applied Social Studies, Early Childhood Care and Education and Social and Community Development students come together to run ITB Humanities Week. • Denise Lyons, an ITB Applied Social Care Lecturer is currently President of Social Care Ireland.

THE difference between a social care practitioner and a social care worker? Social care practitioners will typically work in a direct person-to-person capacity with the users of services. They will seek to provide a caring, stable environment in which various social, educational and relationship interventions can take place in the day-to-day living space of the service user. The social worker’s role is typically to manage the ‘case’, for example by arranging residential child care placement, coordinating case review meetings and negotiating the termination of a placement.

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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

CAO Code BN011

CAO Code BN107

Duration: 3 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 7 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award. There is a quota on the number of places on this programme for applicants presenting with FETAC awards.

Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting see page 146.

Duration: 4 years Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: A pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level Mathematics at Grade B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the six passes. A Grade E in Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

NFQ Level: 8 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least 3 modules. The courses considered as cognate areas for progression are detailed on the ITB website www.itb.ie/fetac. There is a quota on the number of places on this programme for applicants presenting with FETAC awards.

Additional Requirements: Garda Vetting see page 146.

BN011 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

BN409 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care – Year 4

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COURSE CONTENT The Applied Social Studies in Social Care courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Abnormal Psychology

Challenging Behaviour in the Social Care Sector

Sociology and the Family

Advanced Research Methods and Practice 1

Research Methods and Practice

Management in Social Care Practice 1

Personal and Professional Development

Professional Social Care, Supervision and Development

Professional Practice 3

Electives Semester 1: Successful Ageing and Social Care Practice or Combatting Racism and Conflict Resolution or Social Care and Partnership in the Community or Issues and Practice in the Disability Sector Note: Two electives must be selected

Fundamentals of Psychology

Placement 1

Fundamentals of Sociology

Social Psychology

Communication and the Learning Environment

Social Administration and Social Policy

Introduction to Disability Studies

Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Competence

Legal Studies – Application

Introduction to Creative Studies

Group and Team Dynamics in Social Care

Placement 2

Professional Practice 1 – Context

Placement Preparation and Reflection

Developmental Psychology

Professional Practice 2

Social Institutions in Irish Society

Legal Studies

Child Protection, Practice and Policy

Communication Structures and Skills Promoting Health and Wellbeing Professional Practice 1 – Provision Creative Studies in Social Care Settings

Advanced Research Methods and Practice 2 Management in Social Care Practice 2 Electives Semester 2: Contemporary Policy and Practice Issues in Social Care or Understanding Substance Misuse or Advocacy in the Social Care Sector Note: Two electives must be selected Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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OPEN + FRIENDLY At ITB we believe in a new approach to sharing and teaching information designed to meet the learning needs of people living and working around us here in Blanchardstown. Basically, what that means is that we’re here to work with you and make sure that you get the best out of your time with us. So please, make sure that you use our marketing team and our network of staff to nurture you and help you get the most out of your time at ITB. Contact us at info@itb.ie or 01 885 1530.

WHERE WE ARE THE CAMPUS ITB is located in Blanchardstown, a growing suburb of Dublin. It directly serves the greater Blanchardstown area and the north and west of Dublin city and county. Like other Institutes of Technology, it also draws students from neighbouring counties, such as Meath, Kildare, Cavan and Louth as well as from further afield. ITB is located within the Business and Technology Park on Blanchardstown Road North. One of the most advanced third level institutions in the country, it is fully equipped with computer and electronic labs, lecture theatres with the latest audiovisual equipment and learning aids, fully equipped workshops, library, restaurants, sports hall, fitness centre, students’ union area, automated banking facilities and parking for cars and bikes. Playing fields, which consist of a gaelic and soccer pitch, are located within the campus. For more information about visiting the campus please see our website www.itb.ie or contact the Marketing and Development Unit (Tel: (01) 885 1530, e-mail: info@itb.ie).

HOW TO GET HERE GPS co-ordinates for ITB are: Latitude: 53.4051 Longitute: – 6.3779 Loc 8 code for ITB is NR8-09-SC7 By road: ITB is adjacent to two major national roads – the M50 and the Navan Road (M3) and is located approximately one mile from the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Driving time from the city centre is about 40 minutes, or more at peak times.

Car parking is permitted in designated spaces only. Cars parked elsewhere on campus will be clamped. Please check the ITB website for information on parking permits and pay and display. There are a number of disabled parking spaces which can only be used by those with disabled parking permits. Bicycle parking facilities are also provided.

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By rail: Iarnróid Éireann’s Western Suburban Rail service links the Blanchardstown area with the DART and other mainline rail services at Connolly Station. The train stations closest to ITB are: Castleknock: (located at Laurel Lodge, Castleknock) Clonsilla: (close to the Church of Ireland, Portersgate) Coolmine: (on the Carpenterstown Road) By bus: During the academic year ITB operates a shuttle bus service which links the ITB campus with Coolmine Train Station and the bus hub at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre – see www.itb.ie/location/shuttlebus for further details including the timetable.

A number of Dublin bus routes serve the Blanchardstown area. From city centre to Blanchardstown routes 38 and 38A operate. Route 76 serves those travelling from Tallaght, Clondalkin and Balrothery to the Blanchardstown area. Route 40D serves those travelling from Dorset Street, Glasnevin and the Finglas area. Route 17A to Blanchardstown serves Finglas, Ballymun, Santry, Coolock and Kilbarrack. Local services include 220, 236, 237, 238, and 270 (these link the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre with the surrounding area). Further information and details can be obtained from the Dublin Bus website: www.dublinbus.ie. Express bus currently run a route from city centre to the Ballycoolin Industrial Estate and have plans to extend their services from Co. Meath to Dublin 15. Check www.expressbus.ie for further details.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP: SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS Getting the most out of your time at ITB is important, not only in terms of academic achievement but also in terms of developing life skills. We appreciate that education is part of your overall life experience. ITB is committed to providing caring supports to our students, to providing equal opportunity for students and to assist with their personal, medical and counselling needs as well as their academic welfare and career opportunities. There is a vast range of supports and facilities available to students. All registered ITB students receive a Student Handbook where details of student support services are outlined. If you require more information about any aspect of life here please contact the Marketing and Development Unit (Tel: (01) 885 1530, e-mail: info@itb.ie).

THE ACCESS OFFICE Entering third level education is an exciting step. It brings great changes and new opportunities, which should be available to all. The Access Office in the Marketing and Development Unit Tel: (01) 885 1015 is responsible for promoting access to third-level education in ITB, in particular to groups which are currently underrepresented.

A School Leaver Access Programme (Reach) is in place (see ‘Applications under the Access Programme’ for further details).

THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE The Student Services Officer supports the progress of students generally throughout their time at ITB. The Student Services Officer has a particular responsibility to facilitate students with special needs in whatever way possible and as far as funding and resources are available. This is an integral part of our undertaking to provide equality of opportunity in higher education. The Student Services Officer co-ordinates support for students with special needs so that barriers to access and participation are addressed. The emphasis of the service is to always respond to the needs of the individual. The supports available include the availability of specialised equipment and software located within an Assistive Technology Centre, the provision of and training in assistive technology, academic support and specific examination arrangements. There are also a number of funding supports made available to fulltime registered students including: • Student Hardship Fund • Student Assistance Fund • Disability Fund

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Further details in regard to eligibility for these funds can be discussed after a student has officially registered on their course. Other services available to all full-time students include:

HEALTH CENTRE A full nursing service is available at a fully equipped medical centre throughout the academic year and a Doctor visits the campus twice a week. These services are free of charge and totally confidential.

COUNSELLING SERVICE From time to time, some students may experience difficulties with study or examinations, lack of confidence and self-esteem or personal issues such as bereavement, family concerns, depression or alcohol and drug problems. The student counselling service is a place to discuss and explore these issues which is free and confidential.

PROFILING OF ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS Thanks to ITB’s on-going collaboration with the National Learning Network (NLN) Assessment Services, profiling is offered to all 1st year students following the development of a project web site (www.howilearn.ie) incorporating the Do-IT Profiler along with our online Learning Styles questionnaire. The Do-IT profiler helps to identify a person’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to cognitive processing in areas such as attention and concentration, memory, and language and communication. The students at ITB receive instant individual feedback including study tips and functional strategies to overcome any difficulties identified. The profiling tool also serves as an indicator for students who may require further assessment in relation to areas of difficulty.

CAREERS SERVICE The careers service offers support and advice on issues including career planning, cv and letter preparation, interview techniques, presentation skills, further study and employment opportunities. It also advertises graduate opportunities, job vacancies and general careers information.

STUDENT INFORMATION DESK (SID) The Student Information Desk (SID) deals with all administrative queries for registered students of ITB and is based in the Library.

LIVE + LEARN As well as an active Students’ Union, intended to offer support for all students at both academic and non-academic level, ITB offers a wide range of clubs, societies and events designed to make your life at college as fully rounded as possible.


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STUDENTS’ UNION The Students’ Union is a representative body democratically elected by the ITB student body each year. Its task is to provide representation and support for all students at both academic and nonacademic level. All students become members of the Students’ Union upon registration at ITB. Currently the Union has one full-time President and three part-time officers, a Vice President, Entertainment Officer and Clubs and Societies Officer.

Sporting Facilities Along with a brand new all-weather playing pitch (part funded by Fingal County Council), ITB has its own fully equipped fitness suite and sports hall. ITB students also have subsidised access to the National Aquatic Centre which includes a leisure pool, diving pool and an Olympic 50 metre swimming pool. The Sports Development Officer works closely with students to determine particular interests and strengths. A comprehensive sporting programme has been developed for students which includes participation in appropriate higher education and interinstitutional competitions and leagues.

Sports Scholarships ITB rewards students who have outstanding sporting ability. ITB offers sports scholarships to students to assist them in their chosen sport. Students who

are selected for the scholarships can benefit from an excellent financial package as well as excellent support services. Application forms and further details can be found at www.itb.ie. The closing date for applications is October 1st.

Clubs and Societies Clubs With the excellent sports facilities available at ITB, the level of student participation and club membership is increasing each year. Many clubs compete at intervarsity level, including: • GAA (Both mens and womens teams) (The Mens GAA team were winners of the Trench Cup in 2013 and the Senior GAA team were crowned Division 2 All Ireland Final Winners. The Senior Women’s team were winners of the Lagan Cup 2012 • Hurling (In 2013 the Mens Hurling team won the Corn Padraig Mac Diarmada Cup) • Soccer (Both mens and womens teams) • Futsal • Pool (The men’s pool team claimed the 2013 Inter Varsities) • Basketball (Both mens’ and womens’ teams) • Swimming (Mixed) • Athletics (Mixed) • Mixed Martial Arts • Rugby • Badminton (Mixed) • Boxing • Olympic Handball • Frisbee • Kickboxing

Societies Involvement in societies is a great way to meeting new people while developing more interests. A number of societies are already established in ITB, and there is always room for more! • Computer society • Airsoft Society – AirSoc Poker Society • Music Society • Dynamic in Jesus – DIJ • Dance Society • Geo Caching Society – Geo Soc • Islamic Society – Isoc • Photography Society – PhotoSoc • Surfing Society – SurfSoc • Hacker Society • Harry Potter Society • Debating Society • Piano Society

FACTS AND FUNDRAISING There’s always lots going on at ITB from the first day of Freshers’ week to the last day of term. Make sure you’re clued in by coming along to information sessions and fundraising events including: • Freshers’ Week • Rag Week • Welfare Week • Clubs and Societies Week • Humanities Week • Sports Week • ITB’s Engineering Society’s annual Robot Challenge • In 2013 a group of ITB students completed a successful volunteer trip to Tanzania

INS + OUTS With a wide range of courses available and a couple of different ways to apply, it’s worth taking the time to find out what you need to do.


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THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS

THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS There have been a number of significant developments in Irish Higher Education. These have been occasioned by the implementation of provisions of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999 and the implementation of decisions outlined in the Bologna Declaration 1999, which seeks increased compatibility and comparability of qualifications in European Higher Education. The first major change is the establishment of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) – see diagram on page 132. The introduction of the National Framework of Qualifications in October 2003 was the end result of a long and detailed process involving significant national and international research and undertaken in close consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. This learner-centred framework, which is transparent and readily understandable, relates to all education and training awards (Schools, Institutes of Technology, Universities) made in Ireland to each other. In doing so, it brings coherence to the awards system. It establishes clearly defined standards about the quality of awards and about what a learner can be expected to achieve for each award. It introduces a new approach to the meaning of an award, that an award

will recognise learning outcomes – what a person with an award knows, can do and understands – rather than time spent on a programme. It also shifts the emphasis of the awards system from the maintenance of existing systems and structures to meeting the needs of learners. As a result of the Framework, learners, employers and others will be able to compare Irish qualifications more easily and accurately with those from other countries. This is assisted by the introduction of “Diploma Supplements”. These are supplements to full awards that list all modules taken, results and credits, and are issued to all graduates of full awards within three months of graduation. More details in regard to the NFQ including explanations and clarification of awards can be obtained by visiting www.nfq.ie. Awards are conferred by ITB under authority delegated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the authority with responsibility for activities formerly controlled by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).

Profiling is offered to all first year students. Students are invited to complete two online questionnaires, one of which gives feedback to students on their learning style and the other tool gives students feedback on their learning strengths and weaknesses.

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The Set-up: How ITB courses are structured The academic year at ITB is divided into two sections, called semesters, the first semester begins in September and the second at the end of January. Courses are delivered in modules, each generally lasting one semester. They are assessed both during and at the end of each semester. Under Qualify and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects (ACCS) Scheme, credits earned for individual modules retain their validity indefinitely. This brings added flexibility to education – you can qualify for an award either by taking a compact fulltime course, or by spreading your studies over a longer period and taking the

modules part-time as suits you best. The Institute of Technology sector is structured to allow students’ progress as far as they want through the educational system, receiving a qualification at each stage. For example, a student may start by studying for a Higher Certificate (usually completed in two years or four semesters), and after achieving that award, may then progress to an Ordinary Bachelor Degree (usually an extra year or two semesters). With an Ordinary Bachelor Degree, students may progress to an Honours Bachelor Degree, which in

over four years (Ab Initio Honours Bachelor Degree courses). Depending on your circumstances, it may also be possible to pursue subsequent courses in a part-time mode.

turn is the next step to a Masters Degree or even a Doctorate.

Paying places are made directly to ITB. Both procedures are outlined in this Section. Please read it carefully, as they contain not only the exact application and admission requirements and procedures, but also general conditions for eligibility.

Other courses are structured to allow students proceed directly to an Ordinary Bachelor Degree over three years (Ab Initio Ordinary Bachelor Degree courses) or directly to Honours Bachelor Degree

There are two routes of entry to full-time courses at ITB. Most applications for first year of full-time courses are processed through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applications for add-on Ordinary Bachelor Degree, add-on Honours Bachelor Degree, Post Graduate courses, Work Based Programmes, and Fee

Applying to ITB: Application through the Central Applications Office (CAO) What is the CAO System? Anyone seeking a first year undergraduate place on a full-time course at ITB must apply for it via the Central Applications Office. The CAO is the national organisation that accepts applications for admission to undergraduate courses in institutions of higher education in Ireland. The CAO is an administration centre for the processing of applications nationally and does not determine whether or not you will be offered a course place. The participating institutions make independent decisions on admissions. Details of the CAO applications process are published in a handbook available from the CAO, Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway. Tel: (091) 509800; website www.cao.ie. Applicants are encouraged by the CAO to use the online method of application. Applications for places at ITB through the CAO system are made via the CAO Application Form, which accompanies the CAO Handbook. Pages 1 and 2 of the form are normally sufficient for standard applicants. (Republic of Ireland schoolleavers presenting results in the Leaving

Certificate or National University of Ireland matriculation examinations since 1985). As with all other courses cleared through the CAO, every ITB course has a unique code and reference. You apply for places by writing the course code and course reference in the table(s) on page 2 of the CAO form. Applicants completing the CAO application form must accept all the directions and conditions set out in the form and in the CAO handbook. Great care must be taken in filling out CAO forms, as neither ITB nor the CAO accepts responsibility for any mistakes made or for the consequences of any such mistakes if applicants do not follow the correct procedures. Every academic institution will have its own application dates. Please note that the key dates for applications made through the CAO to ITB are:

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO ITB? The minimum entry requirements for standard applicants for admission to Higher Certificate or Ordinary Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Computer Engineering or Mechatronics and Computing courses is at least grade D3 (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate examination in five subjects, including Mathematics and either English or Irish. For courses in Business, Sports Management and Coaching, Horticulture, Creative Digital Media, Applied Social Studies, Social and Community Development and Early Childhood Care and Education, Foundation Level Mathematics (at grade B2 or higher) is accepted as meeting these minimum entry requirements. A grade E in Leaving Certificate Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the five passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

1 February 2014, 5.15pm Closing date for applications 1 May 2014, 5.15pm Deadline for receipt of late applications (extra fee to be paid) 1 July 2014, 5.15pm Deadline for receipt of change-ofmind applications (provided a valid application was made in the first place)

The minimum entry requirements for standard applicants for admission to 4 year Ab Initio Honours Bachelor Degree courses is at least a pass in six Leaving Certificate subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades, including Mathematics and either English or Irish for Engineering (Computer Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering), Digital Forensics and Cyber Security and Computing courses. For courses in Business, Accounting

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and Finance, Sports Management and

Results in Foundation Level Irish in the

Coaching, Horticulture, Creative Digital Media, Applied Social Studies, Social and Community Development and Early Childhood Care and Education, Foundation Level Mathematics (at grade B2 or higher) is accepted as meeting these minimum entry requirements. A grade E in Leaving Certificate Mathematics at higher level counts as a subject towards the six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade.

Leaving Certificate, or results in the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme do not satisfy these minimum entry requirements. Applicants are advised that despite the fact that Foundation Level Mathematics meet the minimum Mathematics requirement for entry into some of our courses, some employers require Ordinary Level Mathematics or higher to meet minimum educational attainment for some positions. Currently the results in more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate examination will be counted towards meeting this minimum requirement. However, additional requirements may be specified for some courses. Please check details of the minimum requirement for each course as set out within each individual course of this publication.

WHAT COURSES ARE CURRENTLY ON OFFER VIA APPLICATION TO THE CAO? The list opposite outlines the courses that are on offer in 2014/2015 where application is made through the CAO. Full details on each one is available in the “Look and See� section of this prospectus.

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BN001

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics and Computer Engineering

2 years

BN002

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

2 years

BN003

Higher Certificate in Business

2 years

BN009

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

3 years

BN010

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology

3 years

BN011

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care*

3 years

BN012

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

3 years

BN013

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

3 years

BN014

Bachelor of Business

3 years

BN015

Bachelor of Engineering (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics)

3 years

BN016

Bachelor of Business (allowing later specialisation in Business or Business with Information Technology or International Business or Accounting and Finance)

3 years

BN017

Bachelor of Business in International Business*

3 years

BN020

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching*

3 years

BN021

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

3 years

BN022

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

3 years

BN025

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Community Development*

3 years

BN030

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education*

3 years

Level 6

Level 7

*Students who successfully complete year two of this programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year may receive a Higher Certificate award.

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Title

DURATION

BN101

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

4 years

BN103

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology

4 years

BN104

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Technology

4 years

BN107

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

4 years

BN110

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

4 years

BN111

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

4 years

BN112

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

4 years

BN113

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

4 years

BN114

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

4 years

BN115

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development

4 years

BN117

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems

4 years

BN118

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education

4 years

BN120

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

4 years

BN121

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

4 years

Level 8

As there are generally more qualified applicants for courses than there are places available, places are offered to applicants in accordance with an order of merit determined by a points system, which tallies up your total marks over your six best subjects. Results from one sitting only of the Leaving Certificate may be counted for points. In addition, a bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a Grade D3 or above in Higher Level Mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate. Places will be offered to candidates who satisfy the minimum entry requirements strictly in the order of merit established by the points system. However, the Institute allocates a number of places outside the points system to mature students, students with special needs and to students from an educationally and/or socially disadvantaged background, consistent with the mission of the Institute.

Points for Leaving Certificate results are allocated as follows:

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Leaving Certificate Grade

Points For Higher Level Mathematics, Including 25 Bonus Points

Existing Points For Higher Level Subjects Including Mathematics

Points For Ordinary Level Subjects

Foundation Level Mathematics

90 – 100

A1

125

100

60

20

85 – 89.99

A2

115

90

50

15

80 – 84.99

B1

110

85

45

10

75 – 79.99

B2

105

80

40

5

70 – 74.99

B3

100

75

35

65 – 69.99

C1

95

70

30

60 – 64.99

C2

90

65

25

55 – 59.99

C3

85

60

20

50 – 54.99

D1

80

55

15

45 – 49.99

D2

75

50

10

40 – 44.99

D3

70

45

5

25 – 39.99

E

0

0

0

10 – 24.99

F

0

0

0

0 – 9.99

NG

0

0

0

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APPLICATIONS FROM LEAVING CERTIFICATE VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME (LCVP) STUDENTS Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the Leaving Certificate. The LCVP subject will be considered as a passing subject provided the student achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) academic courses. The following points scoring system will be used: Pass

30

Merit

50

Distinction

70

LCAP (LEAVING CERTIFICATE APPLIED PROGRAMME) The LCAP subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects.

GCE A LEVEL MATHEMATICS 25 additional points will be awarded for a Grade E (passing grade) or better in A2 Mathematics. This will apply to only one Mathematics subject of the following; Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Pure Mathematics, and only where that subject is used as one of the subjects for scoring purposes.

APPLICANTS PRESENTING FETAC AWARDS

New award system for eligible FETAC applicants

The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC (Level 5 or 6) awards are as follows: 1. For entry to a Higher Certificate course (NFQ Level 6) and to an Ab Initio Ordinary Degree course (NFQ Level 7) a full FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award is required. 2. For entry to an Ab Initio Honours Degree course (NFQ Level 8) a full FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award in a related area and including distinction grades in at least 3 components is required.

FETAC has introduced a new awards system known as the Common Awards System, or CAS. CAS awards will replace existing linked FETAC awards. All FETAC awards will be part of CAS from 2014.

For entry to the majority of courses a full award may be accumulated over more than one academic year. In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their FETAC registered centre applies to FETAC for a major award prior to application to CAO. However, for entry to certain courses an award achieved in a single sitting may be required. Also, for some courses, specific component awards in mathematics must be included in the FETAC award presented for entry. Such requirements are detailed on the ITB website (www.itb.ie/fetac).

New scoring system for eligible FETAC applicants for existing and new awards A new scoring system for FETAC awards will apply for entry through the CAO to higher education from 2013. This scoring system will apply to all relevant FETAC level 5 and 6 awards. It applies to all results achieved from 2013. • A full FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. • Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.

Scoring Process Each FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 component is scored as follows: Each component is given a score based on the credit value of the component and the weighting of the grade achieved. Most component awards have a credit value of 15 (the possible component credit values are 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30).

The following weightings will apply to the grades achieved: Pass

1

Merit

2

Distinction

3

To calculate a component score, the credit value of the component is multiplied by the weighting for the grade achieved. All of the component scores are added up to a cumulative credit value of 120. When adding up these scores begin with distinctions then merits, then passes. Finally the total is multiplied by 10 and divided by 9 to give the overall score to a maximum of 400 points. (This means that effectively the weighting of a component will be approximately Pass = 1.11, Merit=2.222, Distinction=3.333) See table on right. Some applicants will combine components achieved prior to the introduction of CAS with others which are part of CAS. Level 5 and 6 (NCVA) Certificates, i.e. major awards, achieved before the introduction of CAS are also scored according to the system outlined above. All FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards will be scored using the best 120 credits to deliver a maximum of 400 points regardless of whether they were achieved before or after the introduction of CAS.

Step

141

Component

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

Grade

D

D

D

D

M

M

P

P

2

Credit Value

30

15

15

10

30

15

15

15

30

45

60

70

100

115

130

n/a

30

15

15

10

30

15

5

3 4

Cumulative Credit Value (max =120) Credit Value for Scoring (max =120)

5

Weighting

3

3

3

3

2

2

1

6

Weighting* Credit Value

90

45

45

30

60

30

5

7

Add Results

305

8

Multiply by 10 and divide by 9 (max = 400)

339

More worked out examples are available on the CAO website.

HOW FETAC GRADUATES APPLY FOR ENTRY TO AN ITB COURSE Applicants who have spent at least one year on a recognised PLC course validated by FETAC can be considered for entry. Applications should be made through the CAO. Applicants who have completed a full FETAC award since 2002 or are in the process of completing a full FETAC award in 2013/14 should follow the FETAC instructions on page two of the CAO application form and enter their PPS number in the relevant box. As indicated previously, applicants who have achieved their full award over more than one academic year must ensure that their FETAC registered centre applies to FETAC for a major award prior to application to CAO.

Applicants who completed a full FETAC award before 2002 should tick the NCVA level 2/3 box on page three of the CAO application form and complete further details on page four since these courses cannot be automatically rated by the CAO. In addition, applicants must forward a copy of these results to the Academic Administration Office before the end of June 2014. FETAC results cannot be added to Leaving Certificate points. Where applicants have taken both exams, the higher points will be considered for rating purposes. FETAC applicants must compete for course places with other FETAC applicants and Leaving Certificate applicants alike. FETAC quotas were introduced for our Applied Social Studies in Social Care courses in 2013/14. These quotas will remain in place for entry in 2014/15. Check www.itb.ie/fetac for information.


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Special Category Applicants Anyone making a ‘special category’ application will need to complete some extra steps in their CAO application. Details of these procedures are to be found in the CAO Handbook. Special category applicants will need to complete pages 3 and 4 of the CAO Form. There are a range of circumstances and conditions under which a special category application can be made. People who can make applications in this category include the following: • Mature applicants (to qualify, applicants must be over 23 years of age on 1st January of the year in which admission is sought) • Applicants with special needs requiring special facilities. • Applicants presenting FETAC qualifications. • Applicants under the ITB REACH Programme. (Access Programme). • Applicants presenting school-leaving examinations (other than the Leaving Certificate) including those taken outside Ireland.

MATURE APPLICANTS The Institute welcomes applications from mature students and a number of places on each course are reserved for such applicants. Mature applicants are those who are over 23 years of age on 1st January of the year

of entry. Applicants in this category may be accepted on a course without meeting the formal minimum entry requirements, if ITB is satisfied that they have the basic ability and academic foundation to follow the course and to take the examinations successfully. Mature applicants seeking a place on a full-time ITB course must apply through the CAO and are advised to do so by February 1st. As the number of applications for consideration as mature applicants is increasing, it is necessary to rank applicants for available places. Mature applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility requirements for third level education via: 1. Assessment of Suitability by ITB OR 2. Leaving Certificate examination results or FETAC Level 5 or 6 award

2. Presentation of Leaving Certificate examination results, FETAC Level 5 or 6 award or equivalent Mature applicants who have completed the Leaving Certificate examination or a full FETAC level 5 or 6 award at any time prior to 2012, may wish to compete for a place solely on the basis of these results. A full FETAC award generally consists of 8 modules. A record of achievement or component certificate will not meet the entry requirements. A copy of Leaving Certificate results or FETAC Award(s) must be submitted to CAO as part of the application process. Mature applicants who are demonstrating eligibility via this option must ensure that they have met the minimum entry requirements for the courses for which they have applied by logging on to www.itb.ie or discussing this matter with a member of the Marketing Team on (01) 8851530.

1. Assessment of Suitability by ITB This option applies to mature applicants who do not wish to compete on the basis of a Leaving Certificate examination, FETAC level 5 or 6 award or equivalent.

There is a quota on the number of FETAC places on BN011 – Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care Level 7 and BN107 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care Level 8 for applicants presenting with FETAC awards.

Such applicants will be assessed based on their performance in an assessment which they will be invited to attend at the Institute. Further details available at www.itb.ie.

Offers of places are made to successful mature students by CAO in the normal way.

SPECIAL NEEDS APPLICANTS In designing the ITB campus, we paid particular attention to access and how best to accommodate students with special needs. We encourage applications from students with special needs, regardless of any physical or sensory disability. Applicants with special needs may be eligible to receive a reduction in points for entry to courses subject to places being available. This is our own version of the recently established Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) scheme which we have operated for many years and allows us to assess our own applicants on an individual basis. To be considered for this special access scheme applicants must still satisfy the minimum entry and subject requirements. The process is simple. Applicants with special needs should apply through the CAO and tick the medical box on the CAO application form and submit their medical documents directly to the CAO. Applicants can be assured that disclosure of a disability or specific learning difficulty is required solely to enable colleges to support access to higher education. Offers of places to applicants in this category are made by the CAO in the normal way in Round 1.

Every attempt is made to facilitate students with special needs and to provide special equipment and supports where ITB budgets allow. The supports available include provision of, and training in, assistive technology, access to the Assistive Technology Centre in the library, and academic support. A dyslexia support specialist is currently available to ITB students. Special arrangements can be made for students with special needs at examination time, provided the student is properly registered with the student support team. These arrangements can include the provision of a separate room to take examinations, the availability of an individual to read examination questions, the provision of additional time in which to complete your examinations, the provision of a scribe, taping your examinations etc. Offers of places to students in this category are made by CAO in the normal way.

APPLICATIONS UNDER THE ITB reach PROGRAMME ITB recognizes that some applicants may not have had the opportunity to reach their academic potential due to a range of social, economic, personal or family circumstances. Such disadvantage may well have impacted negatively on overall performance at second level and consequently students in such circumstances are underrepresented at third level.

Kathleen Murray Social & Community Development “After being made redundant from an admin and accounts job, I wanted a career change. I did a PLC course in Applied Social Studies and applied for the course at ITB. The college is ideal for my commute from Meath. I was nervous about being a mature student, but soon realised nobody cared and there are many other mature students on campus. ITB is a brilliant place to study and I would say to any mature person thinking of applying: Don’t wait any longer. If I can do it, anyone can.”

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ITB aims to redress this imbalance by offering our own School Leaver Access Programme known as the ITB REACH Programme. This is our own version of the recently established HEAR (Higher Education Access Route). The ITB REACH Programme aims to give applicants from disadvantaged socio economic backgrounds a better chance to reach their full potential academically. Applicants to the REACH Programme may be eligible to receive a reduction in points for entry to courses subject to places being available. Applicants wishing to avail of the REACH Programme should apply through the CAO and complete our REACH form available on our website, from Guidance Counsellors and from the ITB Access Office. To make the application process easier and to avoid duplication those applicants who have also applied to HEAR can complete a shorter REACH Programme application form. The ITB REACH form should be returned directly to ITB Access Office Offers of places are made to successful students by CAO in the normal way.

APPLICANTS PRESENTING WITH SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATIONS OTHER THAN THE IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, FETAC QUALIFICATIONS, OR GC(S)E EXAMINATIONS The results of school leaving examinations other than the above mentioned are scored so that applicants can be assessed in the same way as other applicants in the points system. In order to gain entry applicants must meet 1) the minimum entry requirements, 2) the English language requirement, 3) any specific subject requirements and 4) the points requirements for the course. Further details of how this comparison is made are available on our website in the “How to Apply/CAO” section www.itb.ie/HowtoApply/cao.html. Points Details of minimum points required for entry to ITB courses in previous years are available on the CAO website www.cao.ie. Offers All offers of places in first year undergraduate programmes in ITB are made by the CAO. No offers for these programmes are issued directly by ITB. Applicants are advised to read the relevant sections in the CAO handbook and refer to the CAO and ITB websites www.cao.ie and www.itb.ie.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT Instruction for all courses at ITB is normally through English (excluding any language modules) and applicants who do not have Leaving Certificate English must provide evidence of equivalent competency through school leaving or matriculation examinations or achievements of a minimum standard in recognised tests of English as listed in the table on page 145. Students admitted to ITB whose mother tongue is not English are responsible for bringing their competence in English to an appropriate level if necessary.

GENERAL OR ACADEMIC ENGLISH

TITLE OF AWARD

LEVEL REQUIRED

Academic

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

6

Academic

ETAPP (English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes)

C1

Academic

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

PBT 550 CBT 213

Academic

British Council UCLES/IDP

6

(University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate/ International Development Programme of Australian Universities) Academic

JMB University Entrance test in English (Overseas)

Pass

(Joint Matriculation Board of the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham) Academic

AEB (Associated Examining Board)

C

Academic

OEB – English as a Foreign Language (Higher Paper)

Pass

(Oxford Examining Body) General

TIE (Test of Interactive English, Ireland)

C

General

Council of Europe

C1

General

Trinity College (UK) (Integrated Skills in English Examination)

10 ISE – Level III

General

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)

750

General

London Tests of English (Edexcel) Pearson Language Assessment

Level 4

General

Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)

Grade C

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Grade C

General

Pitman UK

Level 5 (Advanced)

General

ARELS/Oxford UK (Association of Recognised English Language

Higher – Good

Services)

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APPLYING TO ITB: Direct applications for admission APPLICATIONS FOR ADD-ON COURSES Admission to add-on Ordinary Bachelor Degree courses (1 year add-on to Higher Certificate courses) or admission to addon Honours Bachelor Degree courses (1 year add-on to Ordinary Bachelor Degree courses) is made directly to ITB. Full details, including eligibility criteria is available on the itb website.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR ADVANCED ENTRY? Students wishing to apply for a place other than in the first year of a course should complete an “Advanced Entry” application form. This form is returned directly to ITB, not the CAO. Such places only become available occasionally. Further information and application forms are available from the Marketing and Development Unit (Tel: (01) 885 1530, e-mail: info@itb.ie or from the ITB website www.itb.ie).

GARDA VETTING A number of ITB courses require students to successfully complete placements or projects where they may have unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults. Each student applying for these courses must undergo the ITB Garda vetting process. To ensure the protection of the public, and to justify public trust and confidence, the Institute is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes. Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete their course and thus will not be able to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on these courses are provisional and subject to the student obtaining satisfactory Garda vetting from the Central Garda Vetting Unit. The current legal minimum age for sole application for Garda vetting is 18 years of age. In the event of an applicant being between 16 and 18 years of age, written consent is also required from a parent or guardian. In addition to Garda vetting a medical assessment and provision of personal references may be required in regard to suitability for placement.

ACCOMMODATION FOR ITB STUDENTS While ITB is not in a position to offer residential accommodation to students, an annual accommodation register is compiled of local property owners who wish to offer accommodation to students. Those who cannot commute from home can make their own arrangements, whether in the form of ‘digs’ (a room and some meals, provided in a family home) or privately rented apartments or houses in the locality. For further information and to access the accommodation register, contact the Student Information Desk (SID) in the library (Tel: (01) 885 1592, e-mail: info@itb.ie). ITB does not accept any responsibility for the quality or suitability of accommodation listed. It is solely the responsibility of students to satisfy themselves as to the quality and suitability of the accommodation offered.

FINANCE + GRANTS This section will tell you all you need to know about fees and how to apply for a grant.


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Financial Matters

European Union (EU) FEES

The information on fees and grants provided in this section is correct at the time of going to print but should only be used as an indicator. The ITB website http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/ feesgrants.html will be updated with any new information in regard to fees as it becomes available from the Department of Education and Skills.

European Union nationals attending full-time undergraduate courses at ITB are only required to pay the student contribution fee. The following EU nationals will be liable for a total annual fee, the amounts payable for 2013/2014 are set out in a table below: • EU nationals who are repeating a full year of study • Any EU national who is following a second or subsequent third-level course, depending on the type and duration of the previous course attended. • Any EU national who has not been resident in an EU member state for three of the past five years. The rate of fees is set annually by the Department of Education and Skills.

Student Contribution CHarge A charge of €2,500 during 2013/2014 was payable by each student to cover student services such as examination entry fees, support for student services and support for student clubs and societies. Those not in receipt of a grant are required to pay the full amount. Where a student cannot pay the full contributioon fee in September, the college will agree to this amount being paid in two instalments, i.e 50% to be paid by registration in September and 50% to be paid before 31 January. These charges are regulated by the Department of Education and Skills and more up-to-date information on this charge for 2014/2015 will be published on our website www.itb.ie or studentfinance.ie. When registering for the first time, those who can show documentary evidence that they qualify for a maintenance grant, will not be required to pay the charge.

Fees for 2013/2014 were as follows: Course

Annual Fee

Higher Certificate

€2,868

Ordinary Bachelor Degree

€2,954

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

€4,450

All Other Honours Bachelor Degrees

€3,819

Non European UNION (NON EU) FEES Non-European Union nationals attending full time undergraduate courses at ITB are normally required to pay fees. The annual fee rate for 2013/14 was €11,370. The fees for 2014/15 may increase. Any non-EU national who has been legally resident in an EU member state for at least three of the last five years may qualify to pay fees at the EU rate. It is a requirement that documentary evidence of residency and the duration of residence in the EU member state is provided to qualify for the EU rate of fees. Non-European nationals on a student visa are also required to pay the Non-EU rate of tuition fees. Refugees with official refugee status in Ireland and have been resident in an EU member state for 3 of the past 5 years (at the time of first registration) are not normally required to pay fees, other than the student contribution. A student in the process of seeking asylum is considered as non-EU National and is therefore normally required to pay the non-EU rate of fees. Further information is available at: www.studentfinance.ie. Please note: Students are responsible for the payment of fees and any charges by

the dates stated in the student contribution section above. If you are unclear about your own individual circumstances and the consequence for paying fees please contact the Fees and Grants Section directly on (01) 885 1000. Fees are subject to change as directed by the Department of Education & Skills and are approved by the Institute’s Governing Body.

THIRD LEVEL GRANTS All new grant applications must be made online to a single awarding authority, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through www.susi.ie. The online application system for student grants will be available from June each year. As soon as the online application system opens for the 2014/2015 academic year, you will be able to register online with SUSI and then complete the online application form. Remember, it will not be necessary to have received an offer of a college place or to be enrolled in a college in order to apply online.

BACK TO EDUCATION ALLOWANCE The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further and higher education. Participants receive a standard rate of payment that is not means tested. Further information is available on www.studentfinance.ie or www.welfare.ie.

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The information given in this publication is intended as a guide to prospective students of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material printed in this prospectus, the contents cannot be construed as implying a contract between the Institute and any applicant or third party. The Institute reserves the right to amend courses, titles of courses or regulations at any time. Electives on offer in some course programmes will only be offered if there are sufficient resources available and suitable qualified applicants received in any given year.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS On behalf of ITB, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the compilation of this prospectus. Firstly, thanks to all our students and staff who contributed to, or are featured in the publication. Our design team is Language Communications and photography was by Andres Poveda. Mairead Murphy Marketing and Development Unit

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