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FULL-TIME PROSPECTUS

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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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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.


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Contents INS + OUTS

OPEN + FRIENDLY

LOOK + SEE

Where We Are

p. 9

What’s New for 2012/2013

p. 18

Engineering COurses­­­­

p. 45

Map

p. 9

The set-up: How Itb Courses are Structured

p. 19

 lectronics and E Computer Engineering

p. 48

Mechatronics

p. 57

How To Get Here Accommodation for Itb Students  e are here to help: Support W Services Available to Students

p. 9 p. 10 p. 11

Live + LEarn Students’ Representation

p. 14

Students’ Union

p. 14

Sport at ITB

p. 14

Clubs and Societies

p. 14

Facts and Fundraising

p. 15

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

p. 20

Special Category Applicants

p. 28

 pplying to ITB: Direct A Applications for Admission National Framework of Qualifications

Horticulture Courses

p. 71

p. 32

Computing Courses

p. 81

p. 36

Creative Digital Media Courses

p. 92

Business Courses

p. 99

Finance + Grants Financial Matters

p. 38

Tuition Fees

p. 38

Non-Tuition Student Service Charge

p. 38

Late Payment of Fees

p. 38

Maintenance Grant Scheme

p. 39

Vocational Education Committees’ Scholarship Scheme p. 39 Third Level Maintenance Grants Scheme for Trainees

p. 39

Higher Education Grants Scheme p. 40 Back to Education Allowance

Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology p. 67

p. 40

Business

p. 100

Business with Information Technology

p. 106

International Business

p. 111

Business – Common Entry

p. 117

Sports Management and Coaching

p. 122

Humanities Courses

p. 129

Applied Social Studies in Social Care

p. 129

Social and Community Development

p. 135

Early Childhood Care and Education

p. 144

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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 1000.

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Eoghan Lynch

Sustainable & Electrical Control Technology “ITB has exceeded all my expectations and the course is very exciting. There is a real one on one feeling with the lecturers because of the small class sizes. Lecturers are very accommodating, even putting on extra classes for those struggling with a particular subject. With energy costs only going up in the years ahead, businesses will be more conscious of energy consumption. With my qualification from this course I hope to be designing the systems that will help companies be energy efficient, cut their carbon footprint and carbon tax bills.�


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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 Unit (Tel: (01) 885 1000, e-mail: info@itb.ie).

HOW TO GET HERE GPS co-ordinates for ITB are: Latitude: 53.4051 Longitute: – 6.3779 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 may 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. By rail: Iarnróid Éireann’s Western Suburban Rail service links the Blanchardstown area with the DART and other mainline rail services at Connolly Station.

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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: A number of Dublin bus routes serve the Blanchardstown area. From city centre to Blanchardstown routes 38, 38A and 70 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. 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. Urbus: A private operator, operates a daily service from Swords directly to the ITB campus and vice versa. For further information on their various pickup points on route, or for details of the timetable visit their website: www.urbus.ie or Tel: (01) 824 3030.

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 Academic Administration Office (Tel: (01) 885 1000, 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.

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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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 Unit (Tel: (01) 885 1000, e-mail: info@itb.ie).

INTRODUCING 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 Officer, Adrienne Harding in the Marketing Unit Tel: (01) 885 1015 is responsible for promoting access to third-level education in ITB, in particular to groups which are currently under-represented. A School Leaver Access Programme (Reach) is in place (see ‘Applications under the Access Programme’ for further details).

INTRODUCING 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, a mentoring programme, academic support and specific examination arrangements. There are also a number of funding supports made available to full-time registered students including: • Students Hardship Fund • Student Assistance Fund • Disability Fund Further details in regard to eligibility of these funds can be discussed after a student has officially registered on their course. The Student Services Officer at ITB is Cynthia O’Hea who can be contacted directly on (01) 885 1028.

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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’ Representation The function of the student representative body at ITB is to represent, protect and advance student rights and interests, to advise or act on behalf of a student or students when the need arises, to organise entertainment and to promote and support clubs and societies for students.

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.

SPORT AT ITB Sports Office located in Block C – Croí Building The Sports Development Officer organises and promotes our range of sporting activities, and co-ordinates the running of sporting events both within ITB and with other Institutes and Colleges. State-ofthe-art sporting facilities are provided on

campus, and so sport and involvement in sporting activities continue to develop as an important aspect of college life. Sports Development Officer: Ronan Keaskin Phone: (01) 8851153 E-mail: ronan.keaskin@itb.ie Sporting Facilities Along with the ongoing development of new playing pitches, 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. Vouchers for the NAC are available from the Sports Office. 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 Scholarship 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) • Hurling • Soccer (Both mens and womens teams) • Futsal • Pool • Basketball (Both men’s and ladies’ teams) • Swimming (Mixed) • Athletics (Mixed) • Mixed Martial Arts • Rugby • Badminton (Mixed) • Boxing • Golf • Olympic Handball • Volleyball • Tennis 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 Horticulture Society • Dynamic in Jesus – DIJ


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Dance Society Geo Caching Society – Geo Soc Islamic Society – Isoc Photography Society – PhotoSoc Surfing Society – SurfSoc LGBT

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.

Freshers’ Week Start the academic year off with a bang. This week is the best week on the academic calendar. There is no better way for first year students to meet everyone from their class as well as all the other freshers. It’s a jam-packed week with events on and off campus. In 2010, the very first “oxegen day” was held with bands playing all day on campus. Neil Delamere also popped out to ITB to celebrate Freshers’ week and offer a few laughs.

Rag Week Raise and Give Week is promoted across all third level institutes as a way to raise money for charities who are in desperate need of funding but this is of course done in true student fashion: a night out. This week long event can be very similar

to Freshers’ Week but all of the money

Seachtain na Gaeilge

raised is donated to charities.

This is an amazing week as it is run nationally, which means there are many events run throughout Dublin let alone on campus. It encourages all involved to engage in a cupla focail, attend a trad session or just re engage with our famous culture. It also gives our international and erasmus students a great sense of who we are.

Clubs and Socs Week ITB clubs and societies display their talents on campus to show the rest of the student population what they have been up to during the year. It promotes a great atmosphere on campus and gets everyone involved.

S.H.A.G Week Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week is a very important week on campus, as it looks at sexual health in an alternative light. Instead of attending hour-long lectures on the subject, a sexual health magician puts on a show not to be missed. Information on a range of subjects is available and events take place during the entire week.

In 2011 the Men’s Senior GAA team added more silverware to the Institute’s display cabinet when they won the Cormac McAnnallen Cup Final.

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Craig Ryan

International Business Degree “From day one, ITB was a very open and welcoming college. As my studies have progressed I’ve developed a real passion for the course, which I put down to the commitment of the lecturers. I’m an active member of the Swimming Society and the CEO of the Surfing Society. As a member of the Swimming Society I use the National Aquatic Centre quite often. It’s a great facility to have on your doorstep. I hope to go on and teach European languages, a decision that I put down in part to the inspiration and guidance of one of the lecturers.”

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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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What’s New for 2012/2013 Course alert There are no new 1st year courses commencing in 2012 An overview of each individual course is listed in the “LOOK + SEE SECTION” of this prospectus. More detailed information on the exact content of each subject may be obtained by logging on to http://courses.itb.ie.

OPEN DAYS Throughout the academic year, ITB hosts a number of open days/evenings to which prospective students, parents, relatives and friends are welcome to attend to discuss courses in more detail, meet lecturing staff and view the campus. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PROVISIONAL DATES FOR THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR: Tuesday, 15th November 2011: 10.00am – 3.00pm A further open evening will be held in late March/early April 2012. For confirmation of all of these dates visit www.itb.ie.

BONUS POINTS FOR HONOURS MATHEMATICS

ENGINEERING and Mechatronics COURSES

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 examination. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from 600 to 625. Full details of points allocation for grades are listed on page 25.

ITB is pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics which previously took 5 years to complete has been reduced to 4 years subject to final HETAC validation. It is anticipated that the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Computer Engineering will also be reduced to 4 years but this is subject to HETAC validation. Updated information about this will be published on www.itb.ie.

QUALITY ASSURANCE OF COURSES – THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS ITB has reviewed all its programmes to ensure that they meet the standards defined in the NFQ. All programmes at ITB have undergone a Quality Assurance Review in Spring 2011. Implementation of the recommended changes will take place between September 2011 and September 2012. This may result in minor modifications as described in the prospectus. Please check www.itb.ie for up to date details.

FETAC NEW COMMON AWARDS STRUCTURE There will be no change in the way CAO points are allocated to FETAC graduates for entry into ITB in September 2012. However, for entry into ITB from September 2013, all FETAC level 5 and FETAC level 6 awards will be scored to deliver a maximum of 400 CAO points.

STUDY OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ITB is implementing the following policy in accordance with its strategic plan: • ITB will make additional places available on courses offered during the day to fee paying students. • Students who wish to avail of these places must apply directly to ITB. • Students must meet the minimum entry requirements.


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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 the HETAC 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 full-time 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

There are two routes of entry to full-time

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

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 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 and information about grant aid.

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 over four years or for some courses five years (Ab Initio Honours Bachelor Degree courses). Depending on your circumstances, it may also be possible to pursue subsequent courses in a parttime mode.

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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; Fax: (091) 562344; website www.cao.ie. Applicants are encouraged by the CAO to use the online method of application, via the CAO website www.cao.ie. 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. The tables on page 22 and 23 show the codes and references for courses at ITB. 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: 1 February 2012, 5.15pm Closing date for applications 1 May 2012, 5.15pm Deadline for receipt of late applications (extra fee to be paid) 1 July 2012, 5.15pm Deadline for receipt of change-ofmind applications (provided a valid application was made in the first place)


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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO ITB? The minimum entry requirement for standard applicants for admission to Higher Certificate or Ordinary Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Computer Engineering or Mechatronics, Sustainable Electrical Control Technology 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. The minimum entry requirements for standard applicants for admission to 4/5 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 Mechatronics), and Computing courses. 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 six passes, however no points will be awarded for this grade. Results in Foundation Level Irish in the 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.

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CODE

Title

DURATION

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

BN039

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology*

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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CODE

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

BN106

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

5 years

BN107

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

4 years

BN108

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

5 years

BN109

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

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

BN115

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development

4 years

BN118

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

4 years

BN121

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

4 years

Level 8

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Jennifer Moore

Mechatronics “I was a sheet metal worker, came first in Ireland in the National Apprenticeship Competition and sixth in the world. I was diagnosed with MS in 2004 and had to eventually leave my job. I tried university, but struggled. They then discovered I had dyslexia. I later decided to leave. ITB gave me another shot. I applied, and after assessing my needs they put in place a number of services to ensure my conditions do not hinder my progress. It’s tough going, but I hope to stay in the academic side of the business and eventually become a lecturer.�


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WHAT COURSES ARE CURRENTLY ON OFFER VIA APPLICATION TO THE CAO? The list on pages 22-23 outlines the courses that are on offer in 2012/2013 where application is made through the CAO.

EXPLAINING THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE ‘POINTS’ SYSTEM 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:

Result % Range

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

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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

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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.

APPLICANTS PRESENTING FETAC AWARDS The following entry arrangements will apply to graduates of FETAC (Level 5 or 6) courses seeking admission to courses at ITB. The minimum entry requirement for graduates of FETAC (Level 5 or 6) awards to: • Higher Certificate (NFQ level 6) courses is a full FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award. • Ab Initio Ordinary Degree (NFQ level 7) courses is a full FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award. • Ab Initio Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) courses is a full FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in at least three modules.

In these three cases, a general specific requirement for Mathematics or a Language will not apply. Notwithstanding the minimum entry requirements listed above, specific Higher Certificate, Ab Initio Ordinary Degree and Ab Initio Honours Degree courses may have certain, specific prerequisite FETAC modules or FETAC course requirements. Such prerequisite requirements are listed within each individual course in the ‘Look + See’ section of this prospectus. A full FETAC award normally contains 8 modules. A full award may be accumulated over more than one academic year. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to FETAC for a full award where courses are taken over more than one year. A record of achievement or component certificate does not meet these minimum entry standards. An overall points score is calculated based on the best 8 modules presented. For modules with a credit value of 1, scores awarded are as follows: Pass

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Merit

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Distinction

50

Scores are adjusted pro rata to take account of credit values other than 1 for the module. Scores are also adjusted pro rata to take account of the module level; level 1 scores are multiplied by 0.5, level 2 scores are multiplied by 1.0, and level 3 scores are multiplied by 1.25. There will be no change in the way CAO points are allocated to FETAC graduates for entry into ITB in September 2012. However, for entry into ITB from September 2013, all FETAC level 5 and FETAC level 6 awards will be scored to deliver a maximum of 400 CAO points. In some courses at ITB a specific Mathematics is a mandatory component of the FETAC award being presented. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has evidence of equivalent achievement from other examinations (such as a previous Leaving Certificate award). It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence to the Academic Administration Office of the Institute.


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HOW FETAC GRADUATES APPLY TO ITB FOR A COURSE Applicants who have spent at least one year on a recognised PLC course validated by FETAC can be considered for entry. Applications are made via the CAO. If you are taking assessments in the current year please tick the box on page 2 of the CAO Form and do not make an entry on page 3. FETAC will automatically send the results to the CAO, who in turn will forward them to ITB. Results from FETAC Graduates (Level 5 or 6 awards) who completed a full award since 2000 will also be automatically calculated by the CAO but ensure to tick the box on page 3 of the CAO Form. You are advised to list on page 4 of the form your award and the year taken. Results from FETAC courses prior to 2000 cannot be rated by the CAO and therefore applicants must complete the necessary information on page 4 of the CAO Application Form. In addition, applicants must forward a copy of these results to ITB Academic Administration Office, before the end of June in the year of application.

FETAC applicants cannot assume they will receive a place on a course at ITB on successful completion of a full FETAC award as they will be competing with other FETAC holders and Leaving Certificate applicants. Please contact the ITB Academic Administration Office if you have queries about any FETAC related applications (Tel: (01) 885 1000, e-mail: info@itb.ie).

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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 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. A  ssessment of Suitability by ITB OR 2. Leaving Certificate examination results or FETAC Level 5 or 6 award 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.

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. 2. P  resentation 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) 8851000. Offers of places are made to successful mature students by CAO in the normal way.


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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. Students are encouraged to indicate their particular needs on page 1 of the CAO application form. ITB will then contact the student to discuss how best their needs can be accommodated. In certain cases, students may be able to avail of special admissions procedures. 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. 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 sufficient notice is given. 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.

Forms are available from the Guidance Counsellor in relevant schools or from the Access Officer at ITB.

APPLICATIONS UNDER THE ITB ACCESS PROGRAMME

APPLICANTS PRESENTING SCHOOL-LEAVING EXAMINATIONS OTHER THAN THE IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE

ITB recognises that some students 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 a student’s overall performance while at second level, and consequently students in such circumstances are underrepresented at third level. ITB is attempting to redress this imbalance by offering a School Leaver Access Programme (REACH Programme) to students within the catchment area of the Institute. The programme offers students the opportunity to gain access to courses in ITB. Consideration is given to the students’ academic performance, motivation and determination to succeed, socio-economic background and personal circumstances. Students wishing to apply for the programme must first submit an application to CAO in the normal way. Students also complete a separate ‘REACH Programme’ application form which is returned directly to ITB.

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

The results of examinations other than the Irish Leaving Certificate and NUI Matriculation are given points by comparison with the Irish Leaving Certificate, so that applicants can be assessed in the same way as other applicants in the points system. Details of how this comparison is made (between the Irish Leaving Certificate and exams taken in numerous countries worldwide) are available on the CAO website www.cao.ie. This system is used by ITB and other Institutes of Technology. Points Details of minimum points required for entry to ITB courses in previous years are available on the ITB website www.itb.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

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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.

HOW COULD I DEFER THE OFFER OF A PLACE? Acceptance of a place offered on a course may be deferred to the subsequent year in certain circumstances and under certain conditions. The CAO Handbook contains details of the deferral procedure. Requests for deferral should be made directly to the ITB Academic Administration Office and not to the CAO. If a deferral is required, ITB offers the following advice to students: • Do not accept the offer. • Do not make any payment. • Write to ITB immediately outlining the reasons for your deferral request. • Attach the CAO offer slip to the letter. • Mark ‘deferred entry’ clearly on the envelope. • The letter must arrive at ITB’s Academic Administration Office at least two days before the ‘Reply Date’ shown on the Offer Notice.

If granted a deferral, you must re-apply through the CAO in the succeeding year placing the deferred course as the only preference on the application form; otherwise the deferral will lapse.

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 competence through school leaving or matriculation examinations or achievements of a minimum standard in recognised tests of English as listed in the table on page 31. Students admitted to ITB whose mother tongue is not English are responsible for bringing their competence in English to an appropriate level if necessary. The Student Services Office has a list of locally available English language courses and ITB Library material that may assist students in this regard.


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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

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APPLYING TO ITB: Direct applications for admission The circumstances under which you would apply directly to ITB are outlined in this section. For further information, contact our Marketing Unit Tel: (01) 885 1000, e-mail: info@itb.ie.

WHAT UNDERGRADUATE COURSES ARE CURRENTLY ON OFFER VIA DIRECT APPLICATION TO ITB? The following tables show the courses that may be offered in 2012/2013 where application is made directly to ITB.

APPLICATIONS FOR ORDINARY BACHELOR DEGREE COURSES (ADD-ON COURSES) Admission to add-on Ordinary Bachelor Degree courses (1 year add-on to Higher Certificate courses) in ITB is restricted to applicants who fulfil one of the following criteria: • Have a pass award or above in an appropriate Higher Certificate course. • Hold an equivalent qualification.

CODE

Title

DURATION

BN301

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

1 year (add-on)

BN302

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

1 year (add-on)

BN303

Bachelor of Business

1 year (add-on)

BN307

Bachelor of Business In Accounting and Finance

1 year (add-on)

BN311

Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics

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APPLICATIONS FOR HONOURS BACHELOR DEGREE COURSES (ADD-ON COURSES) Admission to add-on Honours Bachelor Degree courses (1 year add-on to Ordinary Bachelor Degree courses except Computer Engineering (BN401) which is 2 years) in the Institute is restricted to applicants who fulfil one of the following criteria: • Have achieved an overall Pass award or above in an appropriate Ordinary Bachelor Degree course. • Hold an equivalent qualification.

Applications for admission to add-on Ordinary and Honours Bachelor Degree courses must be made directly to ITB by 1st June of the year for which admission is sought. Applicants must provide full course names, codes, web reference pages and course syllabi for programmes completed in Institutes other than the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Admission to these add-on Ordinary and Honours Bachelor Degree courses is a competitive process and the number of places available is limited.

CODE

Title

DURATION

BN401

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

2 years (add-on)

BN402

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

1 year (add-on)

BN403

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

1 year (add-on)

BN404

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with a Language

1 year (add-on)

BN405

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology

1 year (add-on)

BN408

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Information Systems

1 year (add-on)

BN409

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

1 year (add-on)

BN411

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

1 year (add-on)

BN412

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

1 year (add-on)

BN413

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

1 year (add-on)

BN414

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

1 year (add-on)

BN417

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering

1 year (add-on)

BN419

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Horticulture

1 year (add-on)

BN420

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

1 year (add-on)

BN421

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

1 year (add-on)

BN422

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

1 year (add-on)

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APPLICATIONS FOR POST GRADUATE COURSES Admission to post graduate courses in ITB is restricted to applicants who: • Hold an appropriate Honours Bachelor Degree, or equivalent qualification of 2nd class Honours Grade 2 (GPA of 2.5) or higher. Applications for admission to these Post Graduate courses must be made directly to ITB by 1st June of the year for which admission is sought, or by dates advertised on the ITB website. Further details on all Post Graduate courses, both full-time and part-time, are available at www.itb.ie.

FEE PAYING APPLICANTS ITB will make additional places available on courses offered during the day to fee paying students. Students who wish to avail of these places must apply directly to ITB. Students must meet the minimum entry requirements.

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 Unit (Tel: (01) 885 1000, e-mail: info@itb.ie or from the ITB website www.itb.ie).

CODE

Title

DURATION

BN509*

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

1 year (full-time)

BN518*

Master of Science in Computing (Information Security and Digital Forensics Stream)

1 year (full-time)

BN523*

Master of Science in Technology Entrepreneurship

1 year (full-time)

BN525*

Master of Business

1 year (full-time)

*These courses will only be offered if a sufficient number of suitably qualified applications have been received.


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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.

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.

The first major change is the establishment of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) – see diagram on page 36. 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.

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.

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.

More details in regard to the NFQ including explanations and clarification of awards can be obtained by visiting www.nfq.ie.

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THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS


FINANCE + GRANTS Although many students won’t have to pay fees there are some who will. The good news is that there could be grants available if you’re one of the ones who does. Read on now to find out more.


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Financial Matters 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.

TUITION FEES EU Nationals: European Union nationals attending full-time undergraduate courses at ITB are not normally required to pay any tuition fees. EU nationals who are repeating a full year of study must pay tuition fees. Any EU national who is following a second or subsequent thirdlevel course will be required to pay tuition fees, 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 will be liable for tuition fees. The rate of fees is set annually by the Department of Education and Skills.

Fees for 2011/2012 were as follows: Course

€ per annum

Higher Certificate

€868

Ordinary Bachelor Degree

€954

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

€2,450

All Other Honours Bachelor Degrees

€1,819

Non-EU Nationals: attending full time undergraduate courses at ITB are normally required to pay tuition fees. Fees for 2011/2012 were €8,895 per annum. The fees for 2012/2013 may increase. Refugees with official refugee status (at the time of first registration) are not required to pay tuition fees. If a student is in the process of seeking asylum, they are considered as non-EU Nationals. 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 tuition 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 tuition fees. You will find more information at www.studentfinance.ie.

Please note: Students are responsible for the payment of fees and any charges by the stated due dates. If you are unclear about your own individual circumstances and the consequence for paying fees please contact the Marketing Unit directly on (01) 885 1000. Fees are subject to change as directed by the Department of Education and Skills and approved by the Institute’s Governing Body.


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NON-TUITION STUDENT SERVICE CHARGE

MAINTENANCE GRANT SCHEMES

A charge of â‚Ź2,000 during 2011/2012 was payable by each student to cover non-tuition student services such as examination entry fees, support for student services and support for student clubs and societies. Those not in receipt of a maintenance grant are required to pay the full amount on registration. These charges are regulated by the Department of Education and Skills and more up-todate information on this charge for 2012/2013 will be published on our website www.itb.ie.

There are 3 main student support schemes which are briefly outlined below for students intending to study at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. You will find more information about these schemes at www.studentfinance.ie.

When registering for the first time, those who can show documentary evidence such as a letter from the local VEC or local authority that they qualify for a maintenance grant, will not be required to pay the charge.

LATE PAYMENT OF FEES If fees and charges are not paid by the due dates, a late payment fine will be imposed unless prior arrangements have been made with the Academic Aministration Office.

Third-Level Maintenance Grant Scheme for Trainees (TLT) caters for students who are attending two-year Higher Certificate and three-year ordinary Bachelor Degree courses (Level 6 and Level 7 courses) in the Institutes of Technology. The TLT scheme is administered by the VECs. A complete list of VECs is available at www.studentfinance.ie.

The VEC Scholarship Scheme largely caters for students who hold a Higher Certificate or Ordinary Bachelor Degree (from an Institute of Technology) and are progressing to an approved Honours Bachelor Degree course in an approved higher Education institution in Ireland, including Universities. This scheme also caters for students pursuing Honours Bachelor Degree courses in Institutes of Technology, students pursuing Higher National Diploma courses in Northern Ireland and students progressing to approved Honours Bachelor Degree courses in third-level institutions in other EU Member States. Post-graduate studies in Ireland are also covered. The VEC scholarship scheme is administered by the VECs. A complete list of VECs is available on www.studentfinance.ie.

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The Higher Education Grant (HEG) Scheme largely caters for students attending Honours Bachelor Degree, Higher Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma, Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree courses (Level 8, Level 9 and Level 10 courses) in an approved Higher Education Institution in Ireland, including Universities. It also applies to some undergraduate courses in certain publicly funded third-level Institutions in the European Union (EU). The HEG scheme is administered by the local authorities. A complete list of local authorities is available at www.studentfinance.ie. Application closing date: 31st August. To be eligible for financial assistance under the student grant schemes, you must be entering an approved full-time course in an approved institution. You must also satisfy the eligibility conditions for the relevant scheme which include age, nationality, residence, academic progression and means. If you are unsure about the terms of a scheme or whether the course you intend to pursue is an approved course in an approved institution, you should contact your local authority or VEC, or read the schemes on www.studentfinance.ie.

If you think you are eligible for the maintenance grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible. You do not have to wait until you receive an offer of a place or enroll in college. The initial closing date for receipt of completed applications by the grant-awarding agencies for each academic year is 31st August, however grant-awarding agencies may at their own discretion, accept applications for a period after this date. Only when your application has been completed in full and submitted to the grantawarding authority can your eligibility be determined. You can download a maintenance grant application form and guidance note on: www.studentfinance.ie. You should apply for a student grant to the local authority or Vocational Education Committee (VEC) in your home area, not the area where the college is located.

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. The BTEA allows qualifying persons to return to full-time education in approved courses while continuing to get income support. Approved programmes range from foundation courses to postgraduate courses. Participants receive a standard rate of payment that is not means-tested. From September 2010, students entering a new course who are in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance will no longer be eligible for a maintenance grant. Such students can, however, apply under the relevant maintenance grant scheme to have the student contribution charge and any tuition fees payable for the course paid on their behalf. Students currently in receipt of the BTEA and the maintenance grant will continue to be eligible for both payments for the duration of their current course provided they meet the terms and conditions of the scheme. Further information is available on www.studentfinance.ie or www.welfare.ie.


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David Heffernan

Sports Coaching & Management “I coached martial arts for many years. After losing my job I felt a sports and business degree would give me an edge and maybe some fresh ideas. The ITB course suited me because of its business emphasis. Class sizes also seemed comfortably small. It was a long time since I was in the education system, so I didn’t want to be lost in a large class. I expected the business subjects to be tougher. But it’s mostly a matter of using common sense. Socially, I occasionally help out in the Kickboxing Society. My goal now is to go on and complete a Masters.” Sports and Business Degree

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LOOK + SEE From Business, Computing and Engineering to Languages, Horticulture and Creative Digital Media Studies plus a range of Social Studies and Trades, the breadth of course available at Blanchardstown is remarkable in itself. What’s even more amazing though is the quality of the facilities and the sheer dedication of the lecturers who bring each subject to life.

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Shane Hurley

Engineering – Common Entry “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.”


Engineering Courses

ENGINEERING COURSES

ITB offers engineering courses at Honours Bachelor Degree, Ordinary Bachelor Degree and Higher Certificate in the area of Electronics and Computer Engineering and Mechatronics.

WHAT IS ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING? This branch of engineering deals with the research, design, test, manufacture and maintenance of modern electronics systems, which typically consist of electronics under the control of software. As the technology sector in Ireland continues to grow, there is a demand for graduates who have a blend of hardware and software knowledge and skills. Hardware deals with the electronics and structure of computer based products and software deals with how they are programmed to perform useful tasks. In many cases people working in these areas have graduated from courses where either software or hardware was the major component. Computer Engineering provides a more suitable base by providing the graduate with theory and skills in both hardware and software, as well as giving the student an overview of the architecture of computer based systems. Courses in this area build the students’ competencies from basic electronics to microprocessors; embedding computers into products and developing software drivers to make them work.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates completing a course in engineering are qualified as Technicians and Engineers and can find a satisfying career in Design, Installation, Testing, Telecommunications, Software Development, System Maintenance and Research and Development.

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF ITB’S ENGINEERING COURSES Engineers Ireland (www.engineersireland. ie) has accreditated the following programmes leading to professional titles of Associate Engineer or Engineering Technician: • BEng in Computer Engineering (BN012) – Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI). • Higher Certificate in Electronics and Computer Engineering – Engineering Technician (Eng Tech IEI).

Duration of Engineering Degree courses ITB is pleased to announce that the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics which previously took 5 years to complete has been reduced to 4 years subject to final HETAC validation. It is anticipated that the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Computer Engineering will also be reduced to 4 years but this is subject to HETAC validation. Updated information about this will be published on www.itb.ie.

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COMPUTER ENGINEERING COURSES Course Progression The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Engineering): HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 6

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

Apply directly to ITB

BN001

BN301

BN401

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

Year 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 2

OR

Year 5

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN012

BN401

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

Year 1

Year 4

Year 2

Year 3

OR

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering Year 4

OR

Year 5


Engineering Courses

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

Apply directly to ITB

BN015

BN012

BN401

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

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

Year 1

Year 2

Year 4

Year 3

OR

Year 5

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN106 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

OR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 8

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN108

BN106

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

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

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BN001 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics and Computer Engineering

Duration: 2 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Higher Certificate in Engineering NFQ Level: 6 Course Code: BN001 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN001 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics and Computer Engineering – Year 1 and Year 2 BN301 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 3 BN401 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 4 and Year 5

OR

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN301 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1 and Year 2 subject areas as listed on page 54.


Engineering Courses

BN012 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN012 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN012 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 BN401 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 4 and Year 5 OR BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN401 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering or BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on page 54.

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BN015 Bachelor of Engineering

COURSE CONTENT

Duration: 3 years

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

Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Not applicable

(Allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics)

NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN015

Semester 1

Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 60 only

Mathematics 1

Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Personal Development with Computer Applications

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

Engineering Practices

FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award but it must include Mathematics (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174)

Digital Electronics

Transfer and Progression Linkage: This programme allows progression to year 2 of BN012 or year 2 of BN009

Mechatronics Practice 2

Mechanics 1 Engineering Science Circuit Theory

Semester 2 Mathematics 2

Analogue Electronics Electrical Science Programming 1

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

OR

BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics – Year 2 and Year 3. See page 60

BN401 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 4 and Year 5

BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 4

OR

OR

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4


Engineering Courses

BN106 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering

Duration: 5 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN106 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 120 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates 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.

BN106 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174). The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include Control Technology (CCTXX), Electronic Technology (CELTX), Information Technology (CITXX), Engineering Technology (CENGT), Motor Technology (CMTXX), Electronic Technology (CETXX), or Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 subject areas as listed on pages 54-55.

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BN108 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Duration: 5 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Not applicable NFQ Level: 8

(Allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics)

Course Code: BN108 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 60 only Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates 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.

BN108 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) – Year 1 BN106 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

OR

BN121 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 See page 62

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174). The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include Control Technology (CCTXX), Electronic Technology (CELTX), Information Technology (CITXX), Engineering Technology (CENGT), Motor Technology (CMTXX), Electronic Technology (CETXX), or Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX) Transfer and Progression Linkage: This programme allows progression to Year 2 of BN121 or Year 2 of BN106

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


Engineering Courses

Semester 1 Mathematics 1 Personal Development with Computer Applications Mechanics 1 Engineering Science Circuit Theory Engineering Practices Semester 2 Mathematics 2 Digital Electronics Analogue Electronics Electrical Science Programming Mechatronics Practice 2

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

Year 2

Year 3

BN001, BN012, (see page 50 for BN015), BN106 (see page 53 for BN108)

BN001, BN012 and BN106

BN012, BN301 and BN106

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Engineering Science

Microprocessor Systems 1

Mathematics 5

Engineering Practices

Programming 2

Digital Logic

Circuit Theory

Electronic Communications

Software Design and Testing

Digital Electronics 1

Interfacing Electronics

Digital Communications

Mathematics 1

Manufacturing and Quality

Computer Systems Architecture 1

Personal Development with Computer Applications

Mathematics 3

Project (part 1)

Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Electronic Computer Aided Design

Microprocessor Systems 2

Mathematics 6

Digital Electronics 2

Operating Systems and Computer Electronics

Software for Real-Time and Embedded System

Programming 1

Introduction to Networks

Analogue Electronics

Mathematics 4

Digital Design

Electrical Science

Software Engineering

Network Architecture and Protocols

Mathematics 2

Project

Project (part 2) Computer Systems Architecture 2


Engineering Courses

Year 4

Year 4

Year 5

BN401 and BN106

BN417

BN401 and BN106

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Computer Architecture

New Venture Development 1

Project 1

Embedded Systems Architecture and Design 1

Final Year Project 1: Design and Analysis

Computer Graphics

Semiconductor Devices for VLSI

Creativity, Innovation and Teamwork

Embedded Systems Architecture and Design 2

Object Oriented Software

Enterprise and Operations

Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design 2

Manufacturing Systems

Sales and Marketing

Algorithms and Data Structures

Mathematics 7

Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 1

Business Management Systems

Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Digital Signal Processing 1

New Venture Development 2

Project 2

Digital Communications

Final Year Project 2: Implementation

Wireless Telecommunication Networks

New Venture Finance

Database Technology

Operating Systems

Legal, IP and Commercialisation

Automated Test Engineering 1

Engineering Design

Mathematics 8

Elective: Discipline Specific Module 2

Electives: Device Drivers Architecture and Design or Digital Signal Processing 2 or Multimedia Technologies or Automated Test Engineering 2 or Technology Entrepreneurship or Computer and Machine Vision or Placement*

Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design 1

*Two Modules from Electives Semester  2 must be selected.

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Engineering Courses

Mechatronics Courses WHAT IS MECHATRONICS? Mechatronics is the integration of precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics in such areas as product design and process control and automation. The integration of electronics and computing technologies with mechanical engineering now forms a crucial part in the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of modern engineering products and processes. This requires the adoption by engineers and technicians of an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering that is being referred to as mechatronics. The aim of the mechatronics courses at ITB is to produce technicians whose skills and knowledge are not confined to a single subject area, but who are capable of operating across a range of engineering disciplines and by doing so provide a link between those with more specialised skills.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates completing a course in mechatronics will be qualified as Technicians and Engineers and will be capable of working in a number of interesting areas i.e. Process Engineering, Product Design, Manufacturing, Automation, Quality and Business Process, Green Engineering and Research and Development.

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF ITB’S MECHATRONICS COURSES Engineers Ireland (www.engineersireland. ie) has accreditated the following programme leading to professional title of Associate Engineer: • BEng in Mechatronics (BN009) – Associate Engineer (AEng MIEI).

The Engineering Department in collaboration with Wavebob Ltd., are working together to come up with a novel electrical generator that will harvest power from ocean waves. Read more on http://bit.ly/hYgYK9

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Mechatronics COURSES Course Progression The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Mechatronics: BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN009

BN422

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4 OR

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

Apply directly to ITB

BN015

BN009

BN422

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

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

Year 1

Year 2

Year 4

Year 3 OR

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering Year 4


Engineering Courses

OR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN121 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 8

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN108

BN121

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

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN009 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics – Year 2 and Year 3

BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 4 OR BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics or BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on page 65.


Engineering Courses

BN015 Bachelor of Engineering

COURSE CONTENT

Duration: 3 years

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

Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Not applicable

(Allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics)

NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN015

Semester 1

Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 60 only

Mathematics 1

Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

Personal Development with Computer Applications Mechanics 1 Engineering Science Circuit Theory

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: This programme allows transfer to year 2 of BN012 or year 2 of BN009

Engineering Practices Semester 2 Mathematics 2 Digital Electronics Analogue Electronics Electrical Science Programming 1 Mechatronics Practice 2

BN015 Bachelor of Engineering (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) – Year 1 BN009 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics – Year 2 and Year 3

OR

BN012 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering – Year 2 and Year 3. See page 49

BN422 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 4

BN401 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 4 and Year 5

OR

OR BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

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BN121* Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics *Subject to final HETAC validation

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN121 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 120 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates 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.

BN121* Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174). The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include Control Technology (CCTXX), Electronic Technology (CELTX), Information Technology (CITXX), Engineering Technology (CENGT), Motor Technology (CMTXX), Electronic Technology (CETXX), or Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 65-66.


Engineering Courses

BN108 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Not applicable NFQ Level: 8

(Allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics)

Course Code: BN108 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 60 only Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates 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.

BN108 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (allowing later specialisation in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics) – Year 1 BN106 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering – Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

OR

BN121 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics – Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174). The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include Control Technology (CCTXX), Electronic Technology (CELTX), Information Technology (CITXX), Engineering Technology (CENGT), Motor Technology (CMTXX), Electronic Technology (CETXX), or Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX) Transfer and Progression Linkage: This programme allows transfer to year 2 of BN121 or year 2 of BN106

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COURSE CONTENT 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 Mechanics 1 Engineering Science Circuit Theory Engineering Practices Semester 2 Mathematics 2 Digital Electronics Analogue Electronics Electrical Science Programming 1 Mechatronics Practice 2


Engineering Courses

COURSE CONTENT The Mechatronics courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

BN009, (see page 50 for BN015), BN121 and (see page 52 for BN108)

BN009 and BN121

BN009 and BN121

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Mathematics 1

Mathematics 3

Mathematics 5

Personal Development with Computer Applications

Analogue Electronics

Computer Interfacing Technology

Mechanics 1

Fluid Power Systems

Mechanics 3

Engineering Science

Computer Electronics

Design Methodology and Tools

Circuit Theory

Programming

Automation 1

Mechatronics Practice 1

Computer Aided Design

Project (Part 1)

Engineering Drawing* Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Mathematics 2

Mathematics 4

Mathematics 6

Digital Electronics

Electrical Power and Machines

Industrial Engineering

Engineering Drawing

Electronic Computer Aided Design

Computer Networks

Electrical Science

Electronic Manufacturing and Maintenance

Quality Systems

Mechanics 2

Instrumentation and control

Automation 2

Mechatronics Practice 2

Mini project

Project (Part 2)

Mechanics 2* *These subjects have to be taken by students who have undertaken Year 1 of Common Entry Engineering namely BN015 and BN108.

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Year 4

OR

BN422 and BN121

BN417

Semester 1

Semester 1

At the time of printing this publication, Year 4 subjects were subject to a final HETAC validation.

New Venture Development 1

Check www.itb.ie for the new subject listing.

Creativity, Innovation and Team-work

Final Year Project 1: Design and Analysis

Enterprise and Operations Sales and Marketing Elective: Discipline specific Elective Module 1 Semester 2 Legal, IP and Communications New Venture Development 1 Final Year Project 2: Implementation New Venture Finance Engineering Design Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 1


Engineering Courses

Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology Course WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICAL AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY? It has been proven that the production and use of energy has a significant effect on the earth’s climate and needs to be addressed. The European Commission and Irish Government have committed themselves to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have highlighted two key areas that will contribute to meeting their targets: 1. An increase in the use of renewable electrical technologies such as wind, solar, wave, hydro etc. 2. An increase in energy efficiency within existing buildings. Sustainable electrical technologies are those that can be used for an indefinite period without damaging the environment, or without depleting natural resources. Sustainable electrical and control technicians are involved in the design, installation and maintenance of electrical and control systems in the construction and manufacturing sectors. The aim of this course is to produce technicians that will operate in a sustainable manner in their careers to ensure that maximum energy efficiency is achieved through the use of renewable technologies and energy management techniques. In doing so,

graduates will play an important role in addressing the issues of climate change.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates completing a course in Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology will be qualified as technicians and will be equipped to work in the renewable energy manufacturing sectors. Typical employers may include: • Renewable energy contractors. • Electricity generation and supply companies. • Pharmaceutical companies. • Food/beverage companies. • Computer/electronics manufacturers.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT Prospective students interested in undertaking this course are required to pass a colour blindness test before accepting an offer of a place. It is the student’s own responsibility and at his/her own expense to provide a documentary evidence of the optician report to the Institute.

COURSE PROGRESSION The following full-time course is on offer in the area of Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF Science (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN039

BN417

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Year 1

Year 4

Year 2

Year 3

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BN039 Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Science NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN039 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN039 Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

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 (C2O139) or Mathematics for Computing (C2O175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C2O174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN417 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering – Year 4

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on page 69.


Engineering Courses

COURSE CONTENT The Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology course (Year 1-3) will cover the following subject areas. Year 4 subjects listed are for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Engineering: Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

year 4

BN039

BN039

BN039

BN417

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Technology Mathematics 1

Computers and Networks

Technology Mathematics 4

New Venture Development 1

Computer Applications with Personal Development

Computer Aided Drawing

Computer Interfacing Technology

Final Year Project 1: Design and Analysis

Electrical Drawing

Sustainable Technology 1

Sustainable Technology 2

Creativity, Innovation and Teamwork

Electrical Practice 1

Electrical Services 2

Electrical Services Design

Enterprise and Operations

Electrical Science 1

Electrical Power and Machines 1

Process Measurement and Control

Sales and Marketing

Analogue Electronics

Digital Electronics

Programmable Logic Controllers 2

Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 1

Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Technology Mathematics 2

Technology Mathematics 3

Project Management

New Venture Development 2

Engineering Science

Mini Project

Final Project

Final Year Project 2: Implementation

Electrical Practice 2

Electrical Practice 3

Energy Management

New Venture Finance

Electrical Services 1

Mechanical Building Services

Electrical Power and Machines 3

Legal, IP and Commercialisation

Electrical Science 2

Electrical Power and Machines 2

Fluid Power Systems

Engineering Design

Industrial Electronics

Programmable Logic Controllers 1

Elective: Discipline Specific Module 2

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The ITB garden “Out of the Ruins” which was awarded a bronze medal at the Bloom in the Park Festival, Phoenix Park, Dublin , June 2011.


Horticulture Courses

Horticulture Courses

WHAT IS HORTICULTURE AT ITB ABOUT? A career in horticulture should be considered by anybody who enjoys working with their hands and in the outdoors; working with plants and in green spaces, or has a general interest in the quality of our environment. The horticulture sector in Ireland has grown significantly in recent years, resulting in a variety of careers available to those with an interest in this wide-ranging discipline. Food production is a very significant sector of the horticulture industry. ITB’s location in North West Dublin is right beside one of the largest concentrations of production for fruit and vegetables in Ireland. This is an increasingly sophisticated industry, with a strong demand for graduates with knowledge of modern food production processes and techniques, scientific knowledge such as post harvest physiology, supply chain management skills, logistics and business management skills. The horticulturist can also bring their interest and skills to bear on improving the quality of life for individuals and communities. Horticulture Therapy is used increasingly in a broad range of occupational therapy settings, with horticulturists contributing as part of a team to the overall care and rehabilitation of individuals facing a variety of challenges.

There has been large scale development of the built environment in Ireland over the last decade, in urban, suburban and rural areas. The quality of this development varies enormously; individuals, communities, businesses and state bodies have become increasingly concerned with the amount and quality of green space available to them as a major contributor to our overall health and quality of life. Because of this, there is an increasing demand for the horticulturist who can design, create and manage facilities such as parks and gardens, all manner of green spaces and other natural amenities, field sports facilities, golf courses and forestry resources. In all sectors of the horticulture industry plants are vitally important. In terms of the commercial value, plant production, is an important revenue generator in the horticulture sector. There is a strong demand for graduates with excellent knowledge of the science and management techniques required to produce plants for the wholesale and retail markets, alongside knowledge of plant pathology, quality assurance, customer service and business management skills.

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In parallel with this, there is a growing concern among consumers about environmental issues such as the quality of food we eat, the environmental cost of its production, the level of pollution in our living areas, protection of the natural environment, the impact of climate change and the loss of green space and outdoor amenities. The horticulture courses on offer at ITB include modules on organic production, sustainability, ecology and biodiversity. This course is designed to incorporate both the theoretical and practical aspects of horticulture, giving the successful graduate the knowledge, skills and professional competence needed for their future career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: WHAT DOES A HORTICULTURIST DO? The successful ITB graduate is prepared for a career at the highest professional level and opportunities for employment in this sector are many and varied and include: Design establishment and management of public green space and associated social and recreational facilities, outdoor amenities such as forest parks and sports facilities such as football pitches and cricket pitches, golf course and sports turf design, construction and maintenance, nursery stock and ornamental plant production, production of food crops, garden and landscape design, construction and maintenance, restoration of historical parks and landscapes, horticulture therapy, garden centre operation and management and education sector. Some graduates may decide to work for themselves in various sectors of the horticultural industry.

In 2011 the ITB garden “Out of the Ruins� created by Horticulture students and staff was awarded a bronze medal at the Bloom in the Park Festival, Phoenix Park, Dublin.


Horticulture Courses

COURSE PROGRESSION The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Horticulture: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN022

BN406

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture OR BN419 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Horticulture

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN113 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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BN022 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Science NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN022 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN406 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture or BN419 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Horticulture

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 77-78.

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

BN406 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

OR

BN419 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Horticulture – Year 4


Horticulture Courses

Ciaran Farrelly

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture “It covers a variety of things; business and law if you want to set up your own business. It’s a hands-on subject, experience is what gets you the knowledge. Practical training, pruning, planting, plant propagation – it’s stuff you can’t really learn through theory, it’s trial and error. Machinery is another aspect you need to know about and be able to fix if you’re on a job and it breaks down.”

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BN113 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN113 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 include Horticulture (CASHX), Horticulture (CHXXX), Floristry (CFLOR), Greenkeeping (CGKXX), Garden Design (CGDXX) or Organic Horticulture (COHOR)

Course Content The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 77-78.

BN113 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4


Horticulture Courses

COURSE CONTENT The Horticulture courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

BN022 and BN113

BN022 and BN113

Semester 1

Semester 1

Personal and Professional Development

Summer Placement

Business Administration

Accountancy

Plant Identification and Classification

Plant Protection

Applied Science and Mathematics

Contract Specification and Tenders

Computer Applications

Electives: Hard Landscape Construction or Protective Structures or Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance 1 or Nursery Stock Production* *Two electives must be selected from Year 2, Semester 1

Practical Training in Horticulture

Semester 2

Semester 2

The Horticulture Sector

Group Project

Basic Concepts of Law

Financial Planning

Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Plant Biology and Physiology

Technical Drawing

Electives: Soft Landscape Construction or Landscape Design 1 or Principles of Sustainability or Commercial Horticulture Crop Production 1 or Turf-grass Establishment and Maintenance 2 or Floristry and Interior Landscaping** **Three electives must be selected from Year 2, Semester 2

Plant Propagation Machinery for Horticulture

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Year 3

Year 4

BN022 and BN113

BN113 and BN406

Semester 1

Semester 1

Placement

Final Year Project (Part 1)

Marketing and Customer Service

Research Methods

Introduction to Digital Media

Electives: Horticultural Business Management – Planning or Human Resource Management or Landscape Design 2 or Arboriculture 2 or Plant Treatment Regulation or Advanced Soil Science and Chemistry or Golf Course Design and Management or Advanced Plant Pathology++ ++Three electives must be selected from Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 2

Professional Practice in the Horticulture Industry

Final Year Project (Part 2)

Biodiversity and Ecology

Electives: Horticultural Business Management – Operations or Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development or Diffusion of Innovation or Universal Design for Amenities or Genetics and Plant Breeding or Environmental Indicators or Synthetic Sports Surfaces or Horticulture Therapy or Historical Parks and Gardens+++ +++Four electives must be selected from Semester 2

Electives: Project Management or Features Construction or Arboriculture 1 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+ +Four electives must be selected from Year 3, Semester 2


Horticulture Courses

OR Year 4 BN419 Semester 1 New Venture Development 1 Final Year Project 1: Design and Analysis Creativity, Innovations and Team-Work Enterprise and Operations Sales and Marketing Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 1 Semester 2 New Venture Development 2 Final Year Project 2: Implementation New Venture Finance Legal IP and Commercialisation Arboriculture 2 Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 2

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Computer Courses

COMPUTING COURSES

WHAT IS COMPUTING? Modern computing covers a wide area of related and interconnecting technologies, skills and disciplines. These technologies and skills include: understanding the architecture of modern computer systems and building them, learning how to undertake systems analysis, programming for the Internet and digital media using Java and Flash, building web pages and websites using HTMLs, designing and using distributed databases, building and trouble shooting complex networks, creating and using diverse multimedia such as audio and video, games development, data and web mining, Internet cloud computing, information security with computer and network forensics, mobile computing, and learning about computational intelligence, artificial intelligence and natural language processing. The skills within the world of computing lies in getting these technologies to

work together in order to solve some particular problem. Importantly, innovation and creative thinking underpins most technological success stories. Typically these technological success stories, and the problems they solve, are business related and the solution depends on the successful and strategic use of modern, often mobile, Internet connected technology. As well as the core technology skills, many soft and people oriented skills are needed too: how to write a good report, how to give an effective presentation, how to get your ideas across. These are all studies within the domain of computing. Computing is a hugely vibrant, fast changing, exciting and interesting area in which to study and work ‌ and play, and what is equally important for a student is that the computing facilities in ITB are state of the art. Our PC, Apple Mac and network labs are first class! By studying computing at ITB you can unlock your technological potential and help realise your goals and ambitions.

ITB’s internationally recognised Network Security & Computer Forensics (NSCF) Research Group investigates real world problems in information security and develops cutting edge technologies to help in the analysis and defence of IT systems.

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Paul Murray

Honours Degree in Computing in INformation Technology “I was made redundant from the IT industry and was going nowhere without a degree. I was apprehensive about returning to college, particularly because I have a young family. But ITB’s support system is great. Should something arise at home, the lecturers will do all they can to facilitate me. I’m CEO of the Photo Soc, which we set up last year. We organise outings and exhibitions, as well as provide photography workshops in local schools and fundraise for a number of charities. When I graduate I hope to get into software development, but I also fancy lecturing. I’d stay here forever if I could.”


Computer Courses

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to work in a broad range of commercial, industrial and technological areas as Java and Flash Programmers, Software developers Games developers, Software engineers, System architects, Network designers, Database specialists, Information security consultants, Technicians and Project Managers. Opportunities exist for computing graduates both nationally and internationally.

COURSE OPTIONS IN THIRD YEAR Students will have a choice when they enter third year of computing to specialise in Information Technology or Information Security and Digital Forensics. The Information Security and Digital Forensics will cover all areas of computer and networking technology with emphasis placed on security and forensics and how this is applied to business needs. Year 4 of this course will specialise in a number of areas of security and digital forensics and research training.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 6

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

Apply directly to ITB

BN002

BN302

BN402

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing OR BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

Year 1

Year 3

Year 4

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 6

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

Apply directly to ITB

BN002

BN311

BN420

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics

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

Year 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 2

OR

Year 2

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OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN013

BN013

BN402

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing OR BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

OR

Year 1

Year 2

BN311

BN420

Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics

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

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE NFQ Level: 7 Apply through CAO BN104

BN104

BN104

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing OR BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

OR

Year 1

Year 2

BN311

BN420

Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics

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

Year 3

Year 4


Computer Courses

BN002 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Information Technology

Duration: 2 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Higher Certificate in Science NFQ Level: 6 Course Code: BN002 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN302 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology or BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1 and Year 2 subject areas as listed on page 88.

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 OR BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology – Year 4

OR

BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics – Year 3 BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security and Digital Forensics – Year 4

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BN013 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Science NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN013 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN402 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing or BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics or BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

COURSE CONTENT

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

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

BN402 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing – Year 4 OR BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology – Year 4

OR

BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics – Year 3 BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security and Digital Forensics – Year 4

The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 88-89.


Computer Courses

BN104 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN104 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

BN104 Bachelor of Science in Computing – Year 1 and Year 2

BN104 Bachelor of Science in Computing – Year 3

BN104 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing – Year 4 OR BN421 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Information Technology –Year 4

OR

BN311 Bachelor of Science in Computing with Information Security and Digital Forensics – Year 3 BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Security and Digital Forensics – Year 4

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. 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 (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174). The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include Information Technology (CITXX), Networks and Software Systems (CNSSX) and Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX) Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN518 Master of Science in Computing

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 88-90.

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COURSE CONTENT The Computing course will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

BN002, BN013 and BN104

BN002, BN013 and BN104

Semester 1

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Programming 1

GUI Programming

Computer Systems

Operating Systems (Client)

Networking Basics

Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing

Personal and Professional Development

Web Multimedia

Web Development (Client)

Information Technology Mathematics Web Development (Server)

Semester 2

Semester 2

Fundamentals of Programming 2

Advanced Programming

Computer Architecture

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Mathematics for Computing

WAN Technologies

Routers and Routing Basics

Interactive Multimedia

Databases

Software Engineering and Testing Operating Systems (Server)


Computer Courses

Year 3 BN302, BN013 and BN104

BN311

Semester 1

Semester 1

Data Structures and Algorithms

Hardware and Software Digital Forensics

Object Orientation with Design Patterns

Data Modelling

Network Distributed Computing

Distributed Systems

Advanced Switching and Routing

Network Security

Major Group Project (Part 1)

Group Project – Part 1

Semester 2

Semester 2

Computer Graphics

Forensics Investigation

XML and Web Services

Secure Communications

Remote Access and Wireless Networks

Data Mining

Data Mining

Computer Graphics

Major Group Project (Part 2)

Group Project – Part 2

Year 4 BN104 and BN402

BN420

Semester 1

Semester 1

Intelligent Computing

Cyber Crime Investigations

Project (Part 1)

Advanced Network Security

Elective 1: Applied Language Engineering or Network Design & Management* Biometrics Elective 2: Computer and Network Forensics or Enterprise Computing or Games Development*

Leadership and Entrepreneurship Individual Project – Part 1

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Semester 2

Semester 2

Project (Part 2)

IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Derivation of Algorithms

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance

Elective 3: Information Retrieval and Text Processing or Network Security and Encryption*

Information Retrieval and Text Processing Application Security and Secure Programming Individual Project – Part 2

Elective 4: Digital Signal Processing or Real Time Systems or Mobile Computing or High Performance Computing* *One Module from Elective 1, Semester 1 Two Modules from Elective 2, Semester 1 One Module from Elective 3, Semester 2 Two Modules from Elective 4, Semester 2

OR BN421 Semester 1 New Venture Development 1 Final Year Project 1: Design and Analysis Creativity Innovations and Team Work Enterprise and Operations Sales and Marketing Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 1 Semester 2 New Venture Development 2 Final Year Project 2: Implementation New Venture Finance Legal, IP and Commercialisation Strategic Planning for Enterprise IT Elective: Discipline Specific Elective Module 2


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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Declan McKeown Declan_Scene.pdf

Science & IT

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“I had a horticulture business for a number of years, but when the downturn came everything changed. I did the first two years of my course part-time before going full-time because of the level of work required. When I graduate, I’d like to get a job helping companies set up their computer systems. I have enjoyed studying as a mature student and think anyone who is considering it should do it no matter what age they are. If you have any doubts, I recommended a digital media course at ITB to a friend in his 60s and he now loves life on campus.”

NO AGE RESTRICTIONS

NO AGE RESTRICTIONS

Perpetual Student

Perpetual Student

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Creative Digital Media Courses

WHAT IS DIGITAL MEDIA?

WHY CREATIVE?

One of the greatest revolutions in entertainment and the exchange of information occurred when sound and vision were stored digitally, on compact discs, DVDs and on computers. With the development of faster and more powerful computers with bigger and better memory, the way audio and video has been stored, used and exchanged has been completely changed. The phrase Digital Media covers the huge variety of forms the modern communications industry has developed over the last decades, indeed, over the last few years. Most people in Ireland today carry a small and powerful computer around with them every day – their mobile phone. At the very least this is probably also a radio, an MP3 player, a games console and an Internet device. The Internet is used not just for work or sending e-mails, but also for buying music and video, keeping in touch with friends or making new ones via on-line social networking sites, showing off our video clips and photos, giving our opinions with blogs or competing with somebody on the other side of the world in an on-line game. All this is part of the Digital Media realm and ITB’s programmes in ‘Creative Digital Media’ will prepare you well for a professional career in this exciting and rapidly evolving industry. Current creative digital media students work can be viewed at www.creativedigitalmedia.ie

Most of us have probably taken thousands of digital photos on our phones or cameras, hoping to capture that perfect moment and send it to our friends, or took a video clip of something we thought was worth sharing with the world. But which photo is the best one, which video gets the viewers attention, which audio clip sounds the best? How do you design your website to display all this information for the desired effect? How do you judge? This is the ‘creative’ element of the programme; students are taught to assess videos, images and sound for quality and impact on the viewer as well as technical merit. They learn how to organise the layout of documents and websites to put across content for the best impact. Beyond this, they will also unlock their own creativity and tap into their own store of ideas for developing significant digital media projects.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employment opportunities exist in web development, animation, communications, multi-media design, e-commerce, education, games, media distribution, mobile media technologies, multimedia production to name a few. If you want to become a website designer, animator or a general digital media manager, then this is the course for you, especially if you could see yourself running your own business.


Creative Digital Media Courses

COURSE PROGRESSION The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Creative Digital Media: BACHELOR OF Arts

BACHELOR OF Arts (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN021

BN413

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN112 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Taking photographs, shooting videos, editing music tracks, and creating special effects… it’s all in a typical day for an ITB creative digital media student, take a look at some of the students work at www.creativedigitalmedia.ie

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BN021 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN021 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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 FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN413 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 97-98.

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


Creative Digital Media Courses

Derek Joyce

Creative Digital Media “I was an old school animator for 12 years. The course is helping me expand my skillset. It’s intense and demanding, but enjoyable and incredibly rewarding. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can now apply myself to areas of the media industry I once couldn’t understand, and I can do this with the confidence and knowledge of knowing I can complete whatever task I’m set or whatever task I set myself.”

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BN112 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN112 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 cognate areas for progression include: Computer Aided Design (ACADX), Graphic Design (AGDXX), Information Technology (CITXX), Media Engineering (EMEXX), Multimedia Production (EMMPX), Media Production (EMPXX), TV and Film Production (ETFPX, Creative Media (ECMXX), Multimedia (EMXXX) or Multimedia and Web Development (EMWDX).

Course Content The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 97-98. BN112 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4


Creative Digital Media Courses

COURSE CONTENT The Creative Digital Media courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

BN021 and BN112

BN021 and BN112

Semester 1

Semester 1

Visual Language

Design Principles and Practice

Personal Development

Group Project (Phase 1)

Web Development 1

Website Design 1

Digital Photography

Digital Video and Audio 1

Introduction to Digital Media

Multimedia Scripting

Semester 2

Semester 2

Human Computer Interaction

Universal Design

Working in Digital Media

Group Project (Phase 2)

Web Development 2

Website Design 2

Digital Imaging

Digital Video and Audio 2

Multimedia Authoring

Multimedia Systems Development

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Year 4

BN021 and BN112

BN112 and BN413

Semester 1

Semester 1

Instructional Design and E-Learning

Digital Media within Society

Web Applications

Final Year Project (Phase 1)

Video Production

Entrepreneurship

Digital Animation

Digital Film Making

Sound Engineering

3D Modelling and Animation

Semester 2

Semester 2

Work Experience

Critical Theory

Project Management

Final Year Project (Phase 2) Digital Marketing Music Technology Interactive 3D Environments


Business Courses

BUSINESS COURSES

What is Business All About?

EXEMPTIONS BY PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Administrative and management staff play an important role in enterprise. Graduates of business studies courses are responsible for managing the many services that allow organisations to operate efficiently. Specific duties for business administrators and managers vary according to degree of responsibility and authority. These may include managing people, finance, marketing or clerical work. Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people throughout the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. They should be analytical, pay attention to detail, be flexible and decisive. The ability to co-ordinate several activities at once, quickly analyse and resolve specific problems and cope with deadlines are necessary skills. Many of the businessbased courses at ITB have a strong component of language learning associated with them. Languages that can be studied include French, German or Spanish.

The Bachelor of Business (BN014) and (BN303) and the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101 and BN403), all gain exemptions from the main accounting bodies of ACCA, CIMA and CPA.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will obtain positions in many areas of industry, commerce the public service in accountancy, marketing, management information systems, general management and human resource management.

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (BN414) have been granted exemptions in the CPA’s Formation 1, Formation 2 and two of their Professional 1 exams. The Institute is awaiting feedback from the other professional accounting bodies in regard to this course. The Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101 and BN403) is currently under review by the Teaching Council but they have indicated that they will assess each application on a case by case basis.

Every year there is a Business and Humanities Week on campus. Events include workshops, exhibitions, lectures, movies, multicultural activities and lots more!

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BUSINESS STUDIES COURSES Course Progression The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Business Studies: HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 6

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

Apply directly to ITB

BN003

BN303 or BN307

BN403 or BN414*

Higher Certificate in Business Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance

Bachelor of Business (Honours) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance *Subject to validation

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN014

BN403

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN101 Bachelor of Business (Honours) Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


Business Courses

BN003 Higher Certificate in Business

Duration: 2 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Higher Certificate in Business NFQ Level: 6 Course Code: BN003 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN303 Bachelor of Business or BN307 Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1 and Year 2 subject areas as listed on page 104.

BN003 Higher Certificate in Business – Year 1 and Year 2

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

OR

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

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BN014 Bachelor of Business

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN014 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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

BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Year 4

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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 104-105.


Business Courses

BN101 Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN101 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 20 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 include Business Studies (BBSXX), Administration (BBSAX), Marketing (BMXXX), Information Processing (BIPXX), eBusiness (BEBXX), Business and Secretarial Studies (BBSSX), Applied Languages and Business (BALBX) or International Teleservices (BITSX) Transfer and Progression Linkage: (BN525) Master of Business

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 104-105. BN101 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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

Year 2

BN003, BN014, BN101

BN003, BN014 and BN101

Semester 1

Semester 1

Accounting 1

Financial Accounting

Economics 1

Introduction to Human Resource Management 1

Business Administration

Electronic Commerce

Business Information Systems

Principles of Marketing 1

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1

Business Law 1

Elective: 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*

Elective: French for Business 2a or Spanish for Business 2a or German for Business 2a or European Studies*

Semester 2

Semester 2

Accounting 2

Information Management

Economics 2

Introduction to Human Resource Management 2

Business Management

Management Accounting

Business Mathematics and Statistics 2

Principles of Marketing 2

Business Communications

Business Law 2

Elective: 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 or Business Programming*

Elective: French for Business 2b or Spanish for Business 2b or German for Business 2b or Environmental Resource Management or Financial Accounting and Taxation*

*One elective must be selected from each Semester. The same language elective option must be selected in semester 2 as that of semester 1.

*One elective must be selected from each Semester.


Business Courses

Year 3

Year 3

Year 4

BN014, BN303 and BN101

BN307

BN101 and BN403

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Financial Management 1

Financial Accounting 2

Strategic Management 1

Business Psychology and Behaviour 1

Management Accounting 2

Financial Management 2

Operations Management 1

Financial Management 1

Strategic Human Resource Management

Business Systems Analysis

Taxation 1

Project Management

Global Business Environment

Auditing 1

Elective: Entrepreneurship or French for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3a or German for Business 3a*

Elective: Business Systems Analysis or Operations Management 1 or German for Business 3a or French for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3a*

Elective: Managing Service Quality or Strategic Business Marketing or Financial Reporting or French for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a or German for Business 4a**

Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Management Accounting 2

Financial Accounting 3

Strategic Management 2

Business Psychology and Behaviour 2

Management Accounting 3

Financial Information Analysis

Operations Management 2

Taxation 2

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Databases for Business

Computerised Accounting

Strategic Marketing Management

Services Marketing

Auditing 2

Elective: Enterprise Development or French for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b or German for Business 3b or Diversity in the Workplace*

Elective: Operations Management 2 or Databases for Businesses or German for Business 3b or French for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b*

Elective: Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management or International Marketing or Auditing or French for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b or German for Business 4b**

*One elective must be selected from each Semester.

*One elective must be selected from each Semester.

**Two electives must be taken each semester, language is not mandatory.

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BUSINESS STUDIES WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES Course Progression The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Business Studies with Information Technology: BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN010

BN405

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply directly to ITB BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN103 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


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BN010 Bachelor of Business in Information Technology

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN010 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN405 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology or BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on page 109.

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

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

OR

BN403 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Year 4

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BN103 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN103 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates 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.

BN103 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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 include Business Studies (BBSXX), Administration (BBSAX), Marketing (BMXXX), Information Processing (BIPXX), eBusiness (BEBXX), Business and Secretarial Studies (BBSSX), Applied Languages and Business (BALBX) International Teleservices (BITSX), Language and European Studies (ELESX), Information Technology (CITXX) or Networks and Software Systems (CNSSX)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 109-110.


Business Courses

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

Year 2

Year 3

BN010 and BN103

BN010 and BN103

BN010 and BN103

Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1

Accounting 1

Financial Accounting

Financial Management

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1

Systems Analysis and Design 1

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Business Administration

Human Resource Management

Business Psychology and Behaviour 1

Exploring Web Design

Interactive Web Site Design

Interactive Multimedia

Economics 1

Marketing Principles

Global Business Environment

Business Information Systems

Business Programming 2

Object Oriented Programming 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2

Accounting 2

Management Accounting 1

Management Accounting 2

Business Mathematics and Statistics 2

Systems Analysis and Design 2

Advanced Interactive Multimedia

Business Management

Operations Management

Business Psychology and Behaviour 2

Business Communications

Information Management

Electronic Business

Economics 2

Database for Business

Business Law

Business Programming 1

Object Oriented Programming 1

Enterprise Development

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Year 4 BN103 and BN405

BN403

Semester 1

Semester 1

Strategic Management 1

Strategic Management 1

Financial Information Analysis

Financial Management 2

Project Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Business Research Methods

Project Management

Advanced Databases for Business

Electives: Managing Service Quality or Strategic Business Marketing or Financial Reporting or French for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a or German for Business 4a**

IT Project 1 – Analysis and Design

Semester 2

Semester 2

Strategic Management 2

Strategic Management 2

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Financial Information Analysis

Process Analysis

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Managing Customer Relationships

Strategic Marketing Management

Project Management Methodology

Electives: Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management or International Marketing or Auditing or French for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b or German for Business 4b**

IT Project 2 – Implementation

**Two electives must be taken each semester, language is not mandatory.


Business Courses

International Business Courses The aim of the courses in International Business is to provide students with a firm but integrated grounding in Business Studies, International Studies and a Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish). There is a significant emphasis on technology and its application in business situations. Opportunities in the workplace or progression up to level 9 Masters and Postgraduate qualifications exists for graduates on any of the International Business courses. Initially ITB will offer the courses Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business (BN110) but it should be noted that students who successfully complete year 2 of BN017 and who do not wish to progress to the third year may receive a Higher Certificate award in International Business. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business in International Business can progress to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business.

RECOMMENDATION The Institute recommends that students spend at least one summer in the country of their language choice or alternatively participate in the Erasmus programme to facilitate the development of their spoken language skills. ITB currently has links with a number of partner colleges in France, Germany and Spain. However students who avail of this option must complete the fourth year of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business or repeat the third year of Bachelor of Business in International Business at ITB to achieve the award.

CAREER PROFILE Graduates will possess a range of skills for careers in the national and international marketplace and will be attractive in particular to companies operating in global markets where language and intercultural knowledge and skills are in increasing demand. Graduates will be able to enter employment in a range of functional areas including Accounting and Finance/ Marketing and Sales/Human Resource Management and General Administration. Graduates may also enter business as trainees in specialist areas such as Accounting, Marketing and Human Resource Management where examination exemptions may be obtained from professional bodies.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSES Course Progression The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of International Business: BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN017

BN411

Bachelor of Business in International Business

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

Year 1

Year 4

Year 2

Year 3

OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN110 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


Business Courses

BN017 Bachelor of Business in International Business

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN017 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN411 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 115-116.

BN017 Bachelor of Business in International Business – Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3

BN411 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business – Year 4

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BN110 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN110 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 include Business Studies (BBSXX), Administration (BBSAX), Marketing (BMXXX), Information Processing (BIPXX), eBusiness (BEBXX), Business and Secretarial Studies (BBSSX), Applied Languages and Business (BALBX) International Teleservices (BITSX) or International Trade (BBSIT)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 115-116.

BN110 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4


Business Courses

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

Year 2

BN017 and BN110

BN017 and BN110

Semester 1

Semester 1

Accounting 1

Financial Accounting

Economics 1

Electronic Commerce

Business Administration

Marketing Principles 1

Business Information Systems

European Studies

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1

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

Elective: 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* Semester 2

Elective 2: French Language, Culture and Society 2a or German Language, Culture and Society 2a or Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2a** Elective 3: English for Business Purposes 1 and Traditional Irish Culture and Society Semester 2

Accounting 2

Management Accounting

Economics 2

Information Management

Business Management

International Economic and Public Policy

Business Communications

Marketing Principles 2

Business Mathematics and Statistics 2

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

Elective: 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* *Where students already have 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

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

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Year 3

Year 4

BN017 and BN110 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

BN110 and BN411

Semester 1

Semester 1

Financial Management 1

Strategic Management 1

Business Systems Analysis

Project Management

Organisational Behaviour

Financial Information Analysis

Entrepreneurship

Strategic Services Marketing

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

Dissertation Part A

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

Elective: French for Business 4a or German for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a or Strategic Business Marketing

Semester 2

Semester 2

Business Law

Strategic Management 2

Databases for Business

Strategic Management of Information Systems

Human Resource Management

Strategic Marketing Management

International Selling and Sales Management

Dissertation Part B

Elective 1: French for Business 3b or German for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b or Intercultural Studies 2

Elective: Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management or International Business Marketing or French for Business 4b or German for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b

Elective 2: French PLC 1b or Spanish Ab-Initio 1b or German Ab-Initio 1b or Enterprise Development*** ***Students on the English language speaking stream must choose one  module from Elective 1 & 2 in Semester 1 and Semester 2

Two modules must be selected from semester 2


Business Courses

BUSINESS COURSES – COMMON ENTRY Course Progression The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Business – Common Entry: BACHELOR OF BUSINESS NFQ Level: 7 Apply through CAO BN016

Bachelor of Business (Common Entry with Award options: Business or Business with Information Technology or International Business or Accounting and Finance) Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN109 Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Common Entry with Award Options: Business or Business with Information Technology or International Business or Accounting and Finance) Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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BN016 Bachelor of Business – Common Entry

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB 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 NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN016 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer at Commencement of 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) Progression Linkage: After successfully completing 3 years students will have the option to complete the fourth year of their chosen stream to achieve a Bachelor of Business (Honours)


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SPECIAL REGULATIONS

3. Depending on the choice of stream

1. Students who apply for this course will be offered a choice of three streams at the commencement of 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 at the beginning of 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).

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 107 Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 2 Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 3

OR

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

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (BN010) – Year 1 See page 107 Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (BN010) – Year 2 and Year 3

OR

Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 2 and Year 3

Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017) – Year 1 See page 113 Bachelor of Business in International Business (BN017) – Year 2 and Year 3

OR

Bachelor of Business (BN014) – Year 2 and Year 3

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BN109 Bachelor of Business (Honours) – Common Entry

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology or Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business or Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN109 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 include Business Studies (BBSXX), Administration (BBSAX), Marketing (BMXXX), Information Processing (BIPXX), eBusiness (BEBXX), Business and Secretarial Studies (BBSSX), Applied Languages and Business (BALBX) International Teleservices (BITSX), Information Technology (CITXX), Networks and Software Systems (CNSSX) or Language and European Studies (ELESX) Transfer at Commencement of the Course: Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology (BN103) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business Honours in International Business (BN110)


Business Courses

SPECIAL REGULATIONS 1. Students who apply for this course will be offered a choice of three streams at the commencement of first year. Students can opt for Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology (BN103) or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business (BN110).

2. Depending on the choice of stream taken in first year, students opting for language electives in first year will have a choice of the International Business stream (BN110) or the General Business stream (BN101) in second and subsequent years). 3. Depending on the choice of stream taken in first year students options for the Information Technology Electives in first year will have a choice of the Business and Information Technology stream (BN103) or the General Business stream (BN101) 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 (BN101) in Year 1 and Year 2.

BN109 Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Common Entry with Award Options: Business, Business with Information Technology, International Business or Accounting and Finance) Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101) – Year 1 See page 103 Bachelor of Business (BN101) – Year 2 Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101) – Year 3 and Year 4

OR

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

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology (BN103) – Year 1 See page 108 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Technology (BN103) – Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

OR

Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101) – Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business (BN110) – Year 1 See page 114 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business (BN110) – Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

OR

Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BN101) – Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND COACHING WHAT IS SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND COACHING? Courses in Sports Management and Coaching will provide students with a comprehensive sports academic programme in sports, sport science and business, enabling graduates to operate in a Sports Management and Coaching environment.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates from this course may be able to gain employment in the following areas: • Management in commercial leisure enterprises. • Management of public leisure and sporting enterprises. • Management in national governing bodies. • Management of field sport clubs. • Careers in local authorities. • Sports development officers. • Games promotion officers. • Coaching officers. • High performance coaching positions with academics. • Speed coaches. • Conditioning specialists. • Olympic lift training coaches. • Personal coaching enterprise.

GARDA CLEARANCE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 specific parts of the programmes. Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on the course are provisional and subject to the student obtaining satisfactory Garda vetting from the Central Garda Vetting Unit. The current legal minimum age for application 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. Each student will be advised of the standard process by college staff during year 1 of the course.

All prospective students must be aware that the course content requires a high degree of physical capability due to high activity content.

In addition to Garda vetting a medical assessment and provision of personal references may be required in regard to suitability for placement.

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.

SPORTING PROWESS PROGRAMME In developing the new 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.


Business Courses

COURSE PROGRESSION The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Sports Management and Coaching: BACHELOR OF Arts

BACHELOR OF Arts (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN020

BN412

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

Year 1

Year 4

Year 2

Year 3

OR BACHELOR OF Arts (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN111 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

A group of Sports Management and Coaching students and staff headed off for 2 weeks in May 2011 to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where they spent their time painting an orphanage, building netball and volleyball courts along with time spent coaching in various schools, youth centres and juvenile prisons.

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BN020 Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Coaching

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN020 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN412 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 126-127.

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


Business Courses

BN111 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN111 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 include Business and Secretarial Studies (BBSXX), Administration (BBSAX), Business Studies (BBSXX), eBusiness (BEBXX), Information Processing (BIPXX), Marketing (BMXXX) Outdoor Recreation (DOREC), Sports and Recreation (DSRXX), Applied Language and Business (BALBX) International Teleservices (BITSX), Administration (BAXXX), Business (BBMSX), Management (BMANX) or Community and Health Services (DCHSX)

BN111 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sports Management and Coaching – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 126-127.

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COURSE CONTENT The Sports Management and Coaching courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

BN020 and BN111

BN020 and BN111

Semester 1

Semester 1

Coaching Theory and Practice 1

Coaching and Exercise Psychology 1

Fundamental and Function Movement 1

Speed and Agility 1

Physiology, Anatomy, Aquatics 1

Exercise Physiology 1

Business Administration

Sports Marketing 1

Accounting 1

Regulatory Environment

Business Information Systems

Electronic Commerce

Semester 2

Semester 2

Coaching Children

Coaching and Exercise Psychology 2

Fundamental and Functional Movement 2

Programme Development and Exercise Progression

Physiology, Anatomy, Aquatics 2

Exercise Physiology 2

Business Management

Sports Marketing 2

Accounting 2

Management Accounting

Business Communications

Information Management


Business Courses

Year 3

Year 4

BN020 and BN111

BN111 and BN412

Semester 1

Semester 1

Coaching Special Populations

Contemporary Coaching Theory and Practice Literature Review

Plyometrics and Olympic Lifts 1

Applied Exercise Physiology

Nutrition

Elite Coaching

Sports Club Operations Management

Sports and Leisure Event Management

Professional Skills and Life Coaching

Strategic Planning

Selling and Sales Management

Elite Sports Development

Semester 2

Semester 2

Personal Training

Power Strength Speed Coaching

Periodisation and Olympic Lifts 2

Adapted Physical Activity

Performance Analysis

Skills Acquisition

Human Resource Management

Practicum in Sports and Leisure Event Management

Financial Management

Sport Facilities Design Concepts and Management

Enterprise Development

Sports Participation Development

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What do you mean?

What do you mean?

What do you mean?

Shane McManus

Applied Social Care “I attended an open day at ITB and was impressed with the homely atmosphere and enthusiasm of the lecturers, particularly when one followed up to see Can I share how I was getting on. In lectures, we my opinion? are encouraged to question anything we may have issue with. This will be invaluable to me as I deal with difficult situations in my career. The practical Can I share experience is invaluable and I’ve my opinion? grown emotionally because of it. Work placements – three-month blocks in very real situations – have enabled me to experience firsthand the real challenges that face frontline workers.”

Can I share my opinion?

Can I share my opinion?


Humanity Courses

Humanity Courses

Applied Social Studies in Social Care Courses What Is Social Studies? Courses in Applied Social Studies prepare students for a profession of care, protection, welfare and advocacy for the most deprived and vulnerable members of society. Social Care involves working with children, adolescents, families and the elderly who may need professional help in order to function at the optimum level emotionally, intellectually and socially. A Social Care qualification is distinct from a qualification in Social Work in that Social Carers are the professionals who essentially provide care to the service user whereas social workers may be more adversarial or representative of service users’ needs and concerns. Social Care is carried out in residential centres, day centres, and in the community. The qualified carer has identified service users’ needs and learned to use relevant knowledge, skills and techniques that allow for a more effective and expanded understanding of the relationship between the service user, the family, society and the Social Care worker.

WORK PLACEMENT As part of the course content, each student is required to successfully complete work placements in Year 2 and Year 3 of the Social Care course. In order to commence work placement, each

student 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 specific parts of the programmes. Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete the work placement and thus will not be able to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on the social care course 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will find career opportunities as Social Care Workers, Leaders and Managers and will work with children, adolescents, people with learning or physical disabilities, people who are homeless, people with alcohol or drug dependency, families, the aged, asylum seekers or refugees. Work is usually carried out in residential centres, day centres and in the community.

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COURSE PROGRESSION The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Social Studies: BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN011

BN409

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN107 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


Humanity Courses

BN011 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN011 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN409 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 133-134.

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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BN107 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN107 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates 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.

BN107 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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 following courses are considered as cognate areas for progression – Childcare (DCHSC), Community and Health Services (DCHSX), Community Care (DCHCC), Nursing Studies (DCHSN), Supervision in Childcare (DCXXX)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 133-134.


Humanity Courses

Year 1

Year 2

BN011 and BN107

BN011 and BN107

Semester 1

Placement 1

Fundamentals of Psychology

Social Psychology

Fundamentals of Sociology

Social Administration and Social Policy

Computer Applications

Communications Structures and Techniques

Group Dynamics and Development

Group Development and Structure

Health and Wellbeing

Placement Preparation and Reflection

Applied Social Studies – Context

Applied Social Studies – Professional Practice 1

Semester 2 Developmental Psychology Social Practice in Irish Society Fundamentals of Communications Health Promotion Applied Social Studies – Provision Recreation and Creative Studies

Legal Studies

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Year 3

Year 4

BN011 and BN107

BN409 and BN107

Applied Psychology

Semester 1

Sociology and the Family

Challenging Behaviour in the Social Care Sector 1

Research Methods and Practice

Advanced Research Methods and Practice 1

Personal and Professional Development

Management in Social Care Practice 1

Applied Social Studies – Professional Practice 2

Professional Social Care, Supervision and Development 1

Legal Studies – Application

Electives: – Successful Ageing and Social Care Practice – Diversity and Intercultural Competence – Social Care and Partnership in the Community – Issues and Practice in the Disability Sector* *Two Electives must be selected from Semester 1

Placement 2

Semester 2 Challenging Behaviour in the Social Care Sector 2 Advanced Research Methods and Practice 2 Management in Social Care Practice 2 Professional Social Care, Supervision and Development 2 Electives: – Child Protection Practice and Policy – Contemporary Policy and Practice Issues in Mental Health – Principles and Practice of Social Inclusion and Advocacy** **Two Electives must be selected from Semester 2


Humanity Courses

Social and Community Development WHAT IS SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT? This programme will be of interest to those who wish to study a range of social science subjects applied to community development and social policy analysis in a modern context and who wish to undertake a career in community development or in policy and social research. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will engage in a detailed knowledge of current social and community issues to assist organisations and agencies towards positive social change and development. Students will examine various layers of services and social functioning within the community and will develop a critical awareness of the social environment and cultural practices. Perspectives on human behaviour, social justice and community empowerment will be explored at a depth that will enable students to influence the role of and effects on individuals and groups in society and gain competences to operate in a professional manner. During the first two years of the course, students take modules such as sociology, psychology, health and well-being, cultural competence,

communication, community studies, addiction studies, group dynamics, anthropology and personal development and creative practice. During the third and subsequent year, students will further their understanding of social and community development by choosing between two strands of study‌ Social and Cultural Development or Psychology and Community Health.

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 the professional project practice.

Garda Clearance In addition to the choices above, students will complete a professional project practice in year 2 and year 3 that will allow them to use diagnostic skills and identify models and programmes that can implement change within the community. These professional project practices will require each student to 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 specific parts of the programme. Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete the project practice and thus will not be able to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on the social and community development courses are provisional and subject to the student obtaining satisfactory Garda Vetting from the Central Garda Vetting Unit. The current

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of these courses may seek employment in different areas of social and community work such as civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. Graduates may also be employed in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalised or disadvantaged groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion. On completion of this programme graduates may gain employment in voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations or work with various charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at national or international levels.

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COURSE PROGRESSION The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Social and Community Development: BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB

BN025

BN415

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Community Development

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development

Year 1

Year 4

Year 2

Year 3

OR BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN115 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


Humanity Courses

BN025 Bachelor of Arts in Social and Community Development

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN025 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN415 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 140-141.

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

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BN115 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN115 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 following courses are considered as cognate areas for progression – Childcare (DCHSC) Community and Health Services (DCHSX), Community Care (DCHCC), Nursing Studies (DCHSN), Supervision in Childcare (DCXXX), Applied Social Studies (EASXX) or Youth Work (EYXXX)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 140-143.

BN115 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4

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COURSE CONTENT The Social and Community Development Courses will cover the following subject areas: Year 1

Year 2

BN025 and BN115

BN025 and BN115

Semester 1

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Sociology

Modern Social Life and Practice in Irish Society

Fundamentals of Psychology

Social Psychology 1

Health and Well Being

Effective Communication Skills

Introduction to Cultural Competence

Irish Law

Introduction to Community Studies

Introduction to Youth Work

Communication and the Learning Environment

Elective: Management of Health Promotion and Change or Anthropological Perspectives: Community and Society or Psychology of Addiction or Issues in Applied Linguistics in 21st Century Ireland*

Semester 2

Semester 2

Irish Culture and Society

Principles of Human Rights

Social Administration and Social Policy

Social Psychology 2

Developmental Psychology

Issues of Equality in Community Health and Development

Introduction to Substance Misuse

Professional Practice Project 1

Group Dynamics and Development

Community Development and Participation: Urban and Rural Perspectives

Introduction to Creative Studies

Elective: Politics and Government in Ireland or Cultural Contexts of Substance Misuse or European Culture and Society or Communication Structures and Techniques* *One Elective must be selected from Semester 1 and from Semester 2


Humanity Courses

Year 3 BN025 and BN115 Semester 1

Semester 1

Strand A – Social and Cultural Development

Strand B – Psychology and Community Health

Research Methods and Practice 1

Abnormal Psychology 1

Language, Culture and Identify Formation

Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Citizenship and Local Partnership in the Community

Research Methods and Practice 1

Diversity in the Workplace: Voluntary and Community Sector

Language, Culture and Identify Formation

Electives: Crime and Society: Community Participation and Perception or Media as a Social Institution or Cultural Influence on Comparative Religion or Creative Group Facilitation* *Two electives must be selected from Semester 1

Electives: Responding to Challenging Behaviour or Psychological Perspectives of Crime in the Community or Contemporary Policy and Practice in the Community Mental Health or Creative Group Facilitation* *Two electives must be selected from Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 2

Social and Cultural Mediation

Abnormal Psychology 2

Research Methods and Practice 2

Models of Health Promotion: Community Policy and Practice

Professional Practice Project 2

Research Methods and Practice 2

Electives: Drug Prevention Strategies or Employment Law or Diversity and Equality: Legislation, Policy and Practice or Creative Personal Development* *Two electives must be selected from Semester 2

Professional Project Practice 2 Electives: Social and Cultural Mediation or Drug Prevention Strategies or Creative Personal Development* *Two Electives must be selected from Semester 2

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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.�


Humanity Courses

Year 4 BN115 and BN415 Semester 1

Semester 1

Strand A – Social and Cultural Development

Strand B – Psychology and Community Health

Establishing Community Based Projects

Establishing Community Based Projects

Race, Racism and Ethnicity

Applied Psychology 1

Advanced Research Methods Practice 1

Health Psychology

Management Skills

Advanced Research Methods Practice 1

Electives: Positive Ageing or Sociology of the Environment or Child Protection, Practice and Policy or Consumerism, Leisure and Popular Culture* *Two Electives must be selected from Semester 1

Management Skills

Semester 2

Electives: Ethics and Decision Making in the Workplace or Child Protection: Policy and Practice or Positive Ageing* *One Elective must be selected from Semester 1 Semester 2

Sociology of Education

Applied Psychology 2

Community Participation: Social Control, Power and Conflict

Community Participation: Social Control, Power and Conflict

The Community Identity and Socio Linguistics

Advanced Theories and Techniques in Addiction Treatment

Dissertation

Dissertation

Electives: Family Law or Youth Justice or Principles and Practices of Social Inclusion and Advocacy or Contemporary Youth Culture* *One Elective must be selected from Semester 2

Electives: Principles and Practice of Social Inclusion and Advocacy or The Business of Health Promotion or The Community Identity and Socio Linguistics* *One Elective must be selected from Semester 2

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Early Childhood Care and Education WHAT IS EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE and Education? This programme will be of interest to school leavers and mature students wishing to gain qualifications in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education. The course will be of interest to those wishing to work in a variety of childcare contexts, those already working in the childcare sector who wish to obtain academic qualifications in the area, and those who already have some qualifications in childcare and now wish to transfer to a Degree programme. Its overall aim is to produce competent and skilled early childhood professionals. In this regard, the programme takes account of the progressive nature of professional development and facilitates this progression through a structured interaction between theory and practice. The programme is underpinned by policy documents such as the Workforce Development Plan and the Model Framework for Education Training and Professional Development in the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector, the NCCA Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (Aistear), the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (Siolta) as well as the Child Care (PreSchool Services) Regulations.

The programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in the core areas of Child Development, Education and Play, Social Environment, Health Hygiene Nutrition and Safety, Personal and Professional Development, and Communications Management and Administration. An integrated approach will be taken to the development of knowledge so that learners become aware of the interconnectivity of the various disciplines. The programme comprises taught academic modules, practical and creative modules, and two work placements designed to give the learner the opportunity to gain experience in different areas of childcare and education. The first two years of the programme will focus on the core areas of child development, early learning, child health and health promotion, and child-centred practice. In addition students will study the use of art, music, drama and PE with young children as well as aspects of sociology and social policy. The third year of the programme will include modules on professional practices in childcare and education, group facilitation for young children, law, running your own business and research methods for the early years. In the fourth year of the programme, as well as building on the core areas of the previous years, there is an opportunity to specialise in areas such as curriculum design, intervention and management

of challenging behaviour, and business management. A key component of the final year is a project which aims to bring together the theory and practice of the programme in an integrated manner.

WORK PLACEMENT As part of the course content, each student is required to successfully complete work placements in Year 2 and Year 3 of the course. In order to commence work placement, each student 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 specific parts of the programmes. Without satisfactory Garda clearance, students will be unable to complete the work placement and thus will not be able to complete the programme or receive an award. All places on the early childhood care and education 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.


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In addition to Garda vetting a medical assessment and provision of personal references may be required in regard to suitability for placement.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On completion of this programme, graduates will have the knowledge skills and competences to practice as early childhood professionals in a number of settings such as crèches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, primary schools and breakfast / homework clubs. They would also be able to practice in more specialist areas such as special needs services or early intervention projects. Graduates may be employed in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

COURSE PROGRESSION The following range of full-time courses are on offer in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education:

BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)

NFQ Level: 7

NFQ Level: 8

Apply through CAO

Apply directly to ITB BN418*

BN030 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education

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

*Planned for 2013 Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

OR BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) NFQ Level: 8 Apply through CAO BN118 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

ITB is the only third level college in Dublin offering both a level 7 and level 8 degree in Early Childhood Care and Education.

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Debbie McKenna

Early Childhood Care & Education Bachelor of Arts Degree “This degree is relatively new in Ireland and ITB is one of only a few colleges offering it. Small classes mean lecturers are hands-on and helpful. I can approach a lecturer anytime outside of class if I have a question. I don’t know how I survived without Moodle in previous colleges. I can access all the year’s class notes at any time and upload assignments from anywhere. And because the class is so small we set up a Facebook Group where we exchange views and advice when we are not at college.”


Humanity Courses

BN030 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care

Duration: 3 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts NFQ Level: 7 Course Code: BN030 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – 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. FETAC Entry Requirements: Any full Level 5 or 6 award Transfer and Progression Linkage: BN418 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 subject areas as listed on pages 149-150.

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* *Planned for 2013

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BN118 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education

Duration: 4 years Awarding Body: ITB Award Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) NFQ Level: 8 Course Code: BN118 Method of Application: CAO Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6 60 @ NFQ Level 7 60 @ NFQ Level 8 Entry Route into Programme: – Leaving Certificate – Certificate in General Studies – Mature grounds – Special circumstances – FETAC Graduates

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. 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 following courses are considered as cognate areas for progression – Childcare (DCHSC) Community and Health Services (DCHSX), Community Care (DCHCC), Nursing Studies (DCHSN), Supervision in Childcare (DCXXX), Applied Social Studies (EASXX) or Youth Work (EYXXX)

COURSE CONTENT The course will cover Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 subject areas as listed on pages 149-150.

BN118 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education – Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4


Humanity Courses

Year 1

Year 2

BN030 and BN118

BN030 and BN118

Semester 1

Semester 1

Child Development 1

Placement 1

Introduction to Drama and Movement

Placement Project 1

Sociology of Childhood Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years Introduction to Child Centred Practice Communications and Personal Development Semester 2

Semester 2

Child Development 2

Psychology and Learning in Early Childhood

Introduction to Art and Music

Curriculum Development 1

Social Institutions and the Early Years

Childhood and Social Policy

Health and Safety in the Early Years

Promoting Health in the Early Years

Early Learning

Child Centred Practice and Policy

Group and Team Dynamics in the Childcare Sector

Physical Education for Young Children

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Year 3

Year 4

BN030 and BN118

BN418 and BN118

Semester 1

Semester 1

Placement 2

Applied Child Psychology

Placement Project 2

Curriculum Development 2 Family Studies Child Protection: Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Services Preparation for Dissertation Electives: Business Management or Creative Inventions for the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children

Semester 2

Semester 2

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Challenging Behaviour in the Early Years

Creative Group Facilitation for Young Children

Comparative Social Policy in ECCE

Legal Studies for Early Childhood Care and Education

Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Competence in an Early Learning Environment

Contemporary Professional Practice in Early Child Care and Education

Dissertation

Research Methods for the Early Years

Electives: Facilitating the Acquisition of English as an Additional Language or Curriculum Design

Starting your Own Business


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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.

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. A special word of thanks to Fiona Canning who was responsible for the preparation and editing of the prospectus. Our design team is Language Communications and photography was by Language and Corporate Photography. Mairead Murphy Marketing and Development Unit

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Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15, Ireland Phone: (01) 885 1000 Fax: (01) 885 1001 info@itb.ie www.itb.ie

Bóthar Bhaile Bhlainséir Thuaidh, Baile Átha Cliath 15, Éire Guthán: (01) 885 1000 Fax: (01) 885 1001 info@itb.ie www.itb.ie

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