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Contents President’s Welcome

School of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Science in Management Master of Science in Marketing Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (CIPD) (MII) Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human Resource Management (CIPD) (MII) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (CIPD) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Human Resource Management (CIPD) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Relations and HRM Bachelor of Arts in Management Practice CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Development CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Development CIPD Award in Employment Law and Employee Relations ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Management Certificate in Digital Marketing Higher Certificate in Business Certificate in First Line Management Certificate in First Line Management through Blended Learning The Coach’s Programme Certificate in Business Analysis

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School of Business - Finance and Pensions Master of Science in Finance Higher Diploma in Business in Finance Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Financial Services

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship Certificate in Financial Regulation

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Diploma in Pensions Management and Policy Certificate in Pensions Investment and Insurance Certificate in Pensions Administration

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School of Computing MSc/PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning Master of Science in Cloud Computing Master of Science in Web Technologies Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in e-Learning Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Systems Higher Certificate in Computing in Applications and Support Certificate in Science in Web Technologies Certificate in Science in Web Development

School of Computing - Learning and Teaching Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Learning and Teaching

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Admissions Transport Links International

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Welcome from the President

Welcome to National College of Ireland where we offer a distinctive student centred learning experience, through our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant international business centre, and across our Off Campus Centres. At NCI we have developed innovative teaching and learning technologies that are designed to support students who embark on education at all stages in their life and career. Whether you are embarking on third-level education for the first time or continuing your education, you’ll find a highly supportive environment in which to learn. For many students, the transition to third-level education can be a challenging one; however our small group teaching model, with easy access to faculty and our active student support services, work together to ensure that every student has the best possible chance of success.

Dr. Phillip Matthews

President National College of Ireland

We believe in the unlimited potential of our students and we take pride in seeing our students realise their potential and surpass even their own expectations. We understand how education can transform lives, how it can empower, accelerate careers and open up new opportunities. NCI offers an education that supports students in their intellectual development as well as their social development and as an institution it encourages active citizenship throughout the college. NCI teaching combines academic scholarship and theoretical knowledge with business and community practitioner experience to deliver practice-based learning that is grounded in a real world context. We believe our students should reflect the diversity in our society and through a range of initiatives we are committed to widening access to third-level education. NCI is a great place to learn so if you are considering enrolment we look forward to welcoming you on campus soon. 3


“I would highly recommend National College of Ireland to those who are considering returning to study part-time. The lecturers and facilities are excellent, and because it’s not such a large place it is easy to get to know people and find your way around” Student Profile Dianne Murray Dublin Airport Authority Graduate

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Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00 plus some Saturday workshops

School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA) For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Location IFSC Campus Start Date September 2012 Fees €6,375 per annum (€12,750 total fee) (Fees revised annually)

Duration 2 years. 5 semesters. 4 taught semesters and a final dissertation or management project. Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description The MBA programme will provide you with a strong theoretical foundation in the broader disciplines of management as well as focusing on the practical application of theory in real-world settings and cases. You will be exposed to the latest thinking in the core disciplines of enterprise, leadership, management organisation, people management, strategy, management of financial resources and economics for managers. You will be able to choose from a wide range of electives specialising in areas such as marketing and international business, human resource management, and information technology. There will be the opportunity to participate in an exciting enterprise management simulation game in your final semester. The programme is underpinned by a strong foundation in enterprise and leadership and emphasises the development of effective business and management skills to solve management problems through structured analysis, problem solving techniques, effective decision-making, and effective communications. The knowledge and skills acquired through our MBA will allow you to progress your own management career as well as encourage you to consider creating a business of your own. It will allow you to develop a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial perspective.

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Who is the Programme For? The MBA is aimed at candidates with at least three years of work experience seeking to start or develop a career in management.

Award and Progression The Masters in Business Administration programme is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a level 8 qualification or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications and a minimum of three years of work experience, ideally, but not necessarily, in management. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered for the programme.


“Many MBA programmes are not taught in a way that encourages students to think critically. The NCI programme emphasises experimentation, critical thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. It will equip you for a successful career in the new dynamic world of management and also for enterprise start up. Faculty Profile Prof Jimmy Hill Dean of the School of Business

Programme Content Year 1 (Core Subjects)

Semester 2 . Strategic Marketing Management . Managing Financial Resources . Plus One Elective

Semester 1 . Enterprise Management . Economics for Management

Year 2 (Core Subjects)

Semester 2 . Strategic Management and the Global Environment . Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and CSR . Research Methods . Plus One Elective

Semester 1 . Effective Leadership in the Organisation . Managing People

Year 2 (Core Subjects) Semester 3 . Enterprise Simulation Game . Research Methods

Elective Choices* . e-Business Infrastructure . Commercial Law . Operations Management

. Dissertation/ Management Project . Plus One Elective

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Services Marketing International Marketing International Finance Strategic HRM

. Managing e-Business Implementation . International Field Trip (non-credit bearing and additional fee required)

*Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers. Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

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Master of Science in Management For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description The MSc in Management has been developed to satisfy the demand for programmes which combine a strong theoretical foundation with a firm focus on practical application. You will be exposed to the most current schools of thought in disciplines such as international business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy. The programme also provides a series of elective modules for students to explore other areas of interest or to emphasise their development on a specific area of their choice. Development of effective managerial skills which include analytical problem solving, decisionmaking, effective communication and leadership, are encouraged throughout the programme. Such skills provide strong tools which can be applied in real day-to-day management situations and serve graduates to aim at higher management positions within the organisation. Note: The college also offers a full-time version of this programme. See www.ncirl.ie for details.

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Location IFSC Campus Start Date September 2012 Fees €3,950 per annum (€7,900 Total Fee) (Fees revised annually)

Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00 and some Saturday workshops Duration 2 years Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Who is the Programme For? The programme is aimed at individuals from a range of related areas who are aiming at following a career path which requires them to step into middle to top management positions. Additionally, the programme can provide a transition stage for graduates from other disciplines who wish to move into the management arena either as practitioners, researchers or consultants.

Award and Progression The MSc in Management programme is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Entry Requirements Applicants are normally required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the programme.


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Programme Content Year 1 (Core Subjects) . . . .

Managing the Organisation Financial Management Research Methods Marketing Management

Elective Choices* Plus choose two electives (1 per year) from: . Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. . Entrepreneurship . International Finance . Services Marketing

Year 2 (Core Subjects) . . . .

Strategy for Decision-Making Economics for Management International Business Research Methods and Dissertation

. Strategic HRM . Digital Environment Management and e-Business . Foundations of the Employment Relationship . Commercial Law . Operations Management

*Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers. Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

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Master of Science in Marketing For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Start Date September 2012 Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday evenings 18.00 - 21.00 and some Saturday workshops.

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Fees â‚Ź3,950 per annum (â‚Ź7,900 Total Fee) (Fees revised annually) Duration 2 years. 5 semesters. 4 taught semesters and a final semester dissertation. Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Who is the Programme for?

The MSc in Marketing has been specifically designed with the needs of current and future marketing professionals and managers in mind. The programme will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the key foundations of the marketing discipline as well as providing you with a detailed understanding of the marketplace. In addition you will learn how to apply the latest marketing theory and practice in an increasingly complex trading environment. The course will cover core marketing disciplines such as integrated communications, consumer behaviour, strategic marketing management and international marketing. You will be afforded an opportunity to specialise in particular marketing themes which include brand management, entrepreneurship and digital marketing.

The programme is aimed at those seeking to advance their studies and/ or professional career in marketing and its related fields.

Note: The college also offers a full-time version of this programme. See www.ncirl.ie for details.

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Location IFSC Campus

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Award and Progression The Master of Science in Marketing programme is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a level 8 qualification in a cognate discipline (i.e. an honours business related degree) or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered for the programme.


Programme Content Year 1 (Core Subjects) . Principles of Marketing . Consumer Behaviour . Integrated Marketing Communications . Research Methods

Year 2 (Core Subjects) . . . .

Strategic Marketing Management International Marketing Services Marketing Management Research Methods

Final Semester . Dissertation

Elective Choices* Plus choose one elective per year from: . Brand Management . Entrepreneurship . Financial Management . Corporate Governance, Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility . Digital Environment Management & e-Business

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International Finance Commercial Law Economics for Management Digital Marketing

*Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers. Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

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Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (CIPD) (MII) For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Start Date September 2012 Fees Year 1: € 7,500 Year 2: € 3,450 (Fees revised annually)

Duration 2 years Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Who is the Programme For?

Senior human resource professionals have a significant role to play in ensuring the achievement of organisational objectives working alongside other business leaders. They are required to have a broad business focus coupled with in-depth human resource management knowledge enabling them to think and act strategically. Successful completion of the programme leads to Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Associate membership of the Mediators Institute of Ireland. (MII)

This programme is aimed at those professionals wishing to advance their career to assume positions at a senior management level with a specific focus on human resource management.

This programme shares a common first year with the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in HRM in which a range of modules in HR are pursued. (See details for PgDip. in Arts in HRM page 14). Following completion of the first three semesters, there is an opportunity, in semester 4 to explore in detail a research question which is relevant to you or your organisation in the form of a capstone dissertation. Semester 4 involves attendance at research methods workshops one evening per week. A supervisor is appointed to support each student in their research and the production of their dissertation. Note: The college also offers a full-time version of this programme. See www.ncirl.ie for details.

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Location IFSC Campus

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Award and Progression The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete the first three semesters of the programme may choose to exit the programme at that time with the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in HRM. Graduates with relevant work experience will be eligible to apply for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) after successful completion of the first three semesters. A membership fee will be payable directly to CIPD. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Entry Requirements Honours (level 8) primary degree (minimum 2nd class honours) in a cognate area. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.


“NCI has a fantastic reputation that keeps growing. Throughout the Masters we had guest lectures from senior industry figures which were both very informative and provided me with excellent networking opportunities” Student Profile Sonia Tarpey Masters in HRM Graduate

Programme Content • Leading and Managing • HRM in a Strategic Business Context • People Resourcing • International HRM • Employment Law • Employee Relations

• Talent Development • Mediation and Conflict Management (leads to Associate membership of MII) • Research Methods • Dissertation

Indicative Schedule Semester One,Two & Three Lectures: Friday 18.30 - 21.30 and Saturday 09.30 - 16.30

Semester Four, Lectures/Workshops: Friday 18.30 – 21.30

Additional Information The Master of Arts in HRM comprises four semesters of study

Year 2

Year 1

Each student is allocated an individual supervisor for the duration of the fourth semester. It should be noted that the final semester of the course requires a high level of independent learning in order to complete the dissertation.

. Semester One (Sept to the end of Dec) . Semester Two (Jan to early May) . Semester Three (May to July)

. Semester Four (Jan to early June)

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human Resource Management (CIPD) (MII) For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

This programme uniquely allows students to study over three consecutive semesters within one calendar year to receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human Resource Management. Successful completion leads to Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students progressing directly to the MA in HRM will also receive Associate membership of the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII) if they complete relevant modules.

Fees €7,500 (Fees revised annually)

Indicative Schedule Friday 18.30 - 21.30 & Saturday 09.30 - 16.30

Duration 1 Calendar Year – 39 weeks

Start Date September 2012

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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The programme utilises an applied assessment methodology. The ability to work in a group setting and to engage in significant self-directed learning will be essential.

Who is the Programme For? This programme is aimed primarily at those individuals seeking an academic qualification at postgraduate level.

Award and Progression

This intensive programme has been developed in consultation with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will learn the latest concepts in leading and managing, people resourcing, international HRM, employee relations, the legal environment and talent development.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Human Resource Management is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Graduates with relevant work experience will be eligible to apply for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for which a membership fee will be payable directly to CIPD.

The programme will deepen your insight into human resource management theories and allow you to understand them in dynamic business environments. You will be able to analyse business needs and deliver effective solutions that optimise the people resources of your organisation. Combined with a practitioner recognised qualification in the area of human resource management, namely CIPD, this programme is geared towards people with a professional commitment to HR and professional development.

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in HRM have the option of continuing their studies to receive the award of Master of Arts in HRM (see page 12). Those students who transfer onto the MA in HRM programme will be required to complete an additional semester consisting of a research methods module and a minor dissertation. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Programme Description

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“Lecturers have strong experience in their fields. They really challenge conventional wisdom and your thinking�. Student Profile Michael Arkins Postgraduate Diploma in HRM Graduate

Programme Content . Leading and Managing . International HRM . HRM in a Strategic Business . Employment Law Context . Employee Relations . People Resourcing . Talent Development . Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective (essential for CIPD membership) OR . Mediation and Conflict Management (leads to associate membership of MII) Students wishing to progress to the MA in HRM in Semester 4, will take the Mediation and Conflict Management module; they will not take the Investigating a Business Issue module. Also students on the PgDip programme who do not wish to qualify for CIPD membership may elect to take the Mediation module instead of the Investigating a Business Issue module.

Entry Requirements Honours (level 8) primary degree (minimum 2nd class honours) in a cognate area. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Learning scheme (RPEL) meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.

Indicative Schedule

Additional Information

Semester One, Two & Three Lectures: Friday 18.30 - 21.30 and Saturday 09.30 - 16.30

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in HRM comprises three semesters of study: . Semester One (Sept to the end of Dec) . Semester Two (Jan to early May) . Semester Three (May to July)

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 17.30 - 21.30 plus additional workshops as required Start Date September 2012

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Duration 4 years with 26 weeks per year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme will give you an awareness and appreciation of all the key issues in business and organisations. You will gain a broad knowledge and the latest insights into marketing, finance, human resource management and all the related functions of any successful business. You will also understand how the political, legal, economic and socio-cultural landscape drives change in the business environment. This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of business and the ability to critically analyse business problems and generate long term business solutions and strategy.

The BA (Honours) in Business is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is ideal for those working or planning to work in any area of management, business or organisational life. It will give you an understanding that can be taken into any sector.

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Location IFSC Campus

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.


Programme Content Subject

Stage

Year

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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2/3 3 3 3 3 3

1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4

Business Law Marketing Organisational Behaviour Microeconomics Financial Accounting 1 Human Resource Management Macroeconomics Quantitative Analysis Entrepreneurship Financial Accounting 2 One Elective Choice Management International Business Strategic Management Three Elective Choices Economic & Social Policy Operations Planning and Design Project Management Marketing Management Three Elective Choices or One Elective and Dissertation

In year 4 you will complete a dissertation or elective modules chosen by you. Modules taken in stage 3 count towards the final award classification.

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Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (CIPD) For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

(Part-time and weekend options) Our BA Programme is offered in part-time mode two evenings per week or in a weekend mode on Saturdays.

Programme Description This degree will equip you with the knowledge, skills and competence expected of human resource professionals. You will cover leading edge thinking in the human resource field and gain a thorough understanding of the wider contribution which the human resource role makes to organisational success. The programme offers considerable benefits to your organisation as it helps you to build organisational capability and improve the performance and human resource capital of the organisation.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is aimed at people working in the human resource management area or intending to move into this area. Students come from a wide variety of organisations and the interactive sessions allow you to gain insights from many different sectors.

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.00 - 22.00 or Saturday 09.30 - 18:00 Start Date September 2012

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Annual Fees â‚Ź3,800 per annum (Fees revised annually) Duration 3 years for both part-time and weekend options Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Award and Progression The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management is awarded by HETAC at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 8 programmes on the NFQ. Graduates will be eligible to apply for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for which a fee must be paid directly to CIPD. Many students will elect to study for an additional year to obtain the BA (Honours) in HRM featured on page 20.

Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Additional Information The part-time option involves two evenings per week and some additional Saturdays. In the weekend option lectures take place every Saturday and modules are delivered in blocks.


“My degree from NCI gave me the scope and flexibility to change my career. Without my qualification I would not have had the opportunity to move into a different area.� Student Profile Declan Naughton BA in Human Resource Management Graduate

Programme Content Year 1 . . . .

Introduction to HRM Introduction to Management Recruitment & Selection Introduction to Finance

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Organisational Behaviour Business Law Advanced Selection Methods Internal and External Consulting 1

Year 2 . . . .

Learning and Development Principles of Employment Law Statistics Technology in HR

. Industrial Relations & the Regulation of Conflict . People Management . Internal and External Consulting 2 . Equality and Diversity

Year 3 . . . .

Reward Management Change Management HRM in the Corporate Framework Project Management

. Work Based Project & Research Methods . Ethics & Social Responsibility . Business Communication and Influencing

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Human Resource Management For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.00 – 21.00 or Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 Start Date September 2012

Annual Fees €3,800 per annum (Fees revised annually)

Duration 1 year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Our BA Honours programme is offered in part-time mode two evenings per week or in a flexible mode on Saturdays. This honours degree is a one year top-up to the BA in Human Resource Management featured on page 18.

Who is the Programme For?

Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme reflects our extensive experience in the human resource management arena together with our close links to this industry and will equip you with the skills and professional competence expected of HR professionals. The programme will cover the knowledge and theory of professional human resource management. Using a variety of learning techniques you will also gain the ability to apply human resource management best practice in real situations. Recognising the increasing central importance of HRM the programme will also give you an understanding of the wider contribution which strategic human resource management makes to organisational success.

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Location IFSC Campus

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The programme is aimed at those currently working in human resource management or intending to move into HR. The programme will enable you to progress to more senior HRM roles in a wide variety of organisations.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ, such as the NCI Postgraduate Diploma/MA in HRM.

Entry Requirements A BA in Human Resource Management (level 7) or equivalent. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application or interview.


“Juggling study with a full-time job can be difficult but the central location of the college with the train and LUAS on the doorstep makes it much easier� Student Profile Jenny Cox Human Resource Management Graduate

Programme Content Year 1 . Economic and Social Policy . Strategic Human Resource Management . Strategic Management

. Industrial Relations: Contemporary Issues . Dissertation

Additional Information The part-time option involves two evenings per week and some additional Saturdays. In the flexible Saturday option lectures take place every Saturday and modules are delivered in blocks.

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Industrial Relations and HRM For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This degree will equip you with key knowledge, skills and competence in the fields of industrial relations and human resource management. You will cover leading edge thinking in the field and gain a thorough understanding of the connection between industrial relations and human resource practice within organisations and the wider society. The programme offers considerable benefits to your organisation as it helps you to build organisational capability and improve performance.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is aimed at people working in industrial relations and human resource management or intending to move into this area. Students come from a wide variety of organisations and the interaction in the classes allows you to gain insights from many different sectors and roles. The programme will be of particular interest to full-time and lay trade union officials, HR managers, and those working in state agencies such as the LRC.

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Location IFSC Campus Start Dates September 2012 Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 21.30

Duration 4 Years for part-time students over 9 semesters

Annual Fees â‚Ź3,800 per annum

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

(Fees revised annually)

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Award and Progression The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ. Graduates will be eligible to apply for a place on the NCI Postgraduate Diploma in HRM (See page 14).

Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.


Programme Content Subject

Stage

Year

Semester

Industrial Relations and Regulation of Conflict Human Resource Management Trade Unions Quantitative Analysis Organisational Behaviour

1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1

1 1 2 2 2

Finance for Managers Microeconomics Macroeconomics

1 1 1

2 2 2

3 3 3

2 2 2 2

2 2 3 3

4 4 5 5

2 2

3 3

5 6

Employment Law 2 Social Ethics

2 2

3 3

6 6

Strategic HRM Economic and Social Policy Contemporary Issues in IR Contemporary IR

3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4

7 7 8 8

Management of the Employment Relationship Collective Bargaining Reward Management Theories of Trade Unionism Introduction to Employment Law Contracts Sociology

Dissertation

7/8/9

Additional Information Part-time involves two evenings per week and some weekend workshops over four years. The programme is delivered in three stages with an embedded award at each stage. Stage one comprises the Certificate in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, and is completed in three semesters. Stages one and two comprise the Diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management., and are completed in six semesters. Stages one, two and three comprise the BA (Honours) in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, which is completed in nine semesters. 23


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Annual Fees â‚Ź3,800 per annum (Fees revised annually)

Bachelor of Arts in Management Practice For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Start Dates September 2012

Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18.30 - 22.30 and 2 Saturdays in each semester 09.00 - 17.00 (provisionally)

Duration 3 years

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme will help managers or aspiring managers in small and medium enterprises to run their business more effectively. The programme is structured across the key themes of: managing people and behaviour, operations, organisational context and development. A key feature of this degree programme is an emphasis on applied learning and assessment methodologies to develop key skills such as budget preparation, presentations, action research and report writing. The course will be assessed with an interesting and involving range of continuous assessment assignments, projects and a small number of end of semester examinations throughout the three years of the programme.

The Bachelor of Arts in Management Practice is awarded by HETAC at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 8 programmes on the NFQ. Graduates with appropriate experience may apply for a place on the NCI Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management which makes available membership of CIPD. Details of this programme can be found on page 14.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is targeted at owner managers of small to medium sized enterprises and managers and aspiring managers of small departments and divisions. The programme is also aimed at people who wish to enter management or supervision.

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Location IFSC Campus

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent. The programme allows progression, from which exemptions may apply, for students who have obtained a HETAC Certificate in First Line Management, the FETAC Advanced Certificate in Management and the HETAC Higher Certificate in Business Studies.


Programme Content Year 1 . . . .

Leadership Communications and Influencing Working with People Human Resource Management for Managers

Year 2 . . . .

Health and Safety Management Accounting for Managers Technology for Business Sales and Marketing for Managers

Year 3 . . . .

Change Management Managing Employee Performance Quality Management Managing Productivity

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Managing Finance Customer Service Employment Law Business Management Practice

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Economics for Managers Enterprise Business Law Research Methods

. Innovation . Managing Organisational Strategy . The Company Plan

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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management (Formerly Certificate in Personnel Practice) For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Location IFSC Campus and National Campus Network Start Dates September 2012 and January 2013 (January start is a Fast-track programme) Fees €1,950 (Fees revised annually)

Fast-track in Jan 2013 will be every Monday plus 2 Saturdays a month from Jan - June National Campus Network: See www.ncirl.ie for details of locations

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Award and Progression

This highly regarded and popular programme (previously the Certificate in Personnel Practice) has been revised and upgraded. The programmes are delivered by lecturers with extensive, practical HR experience. The programme offers core skills and knowledge in human resource management and has a strong focus on practical HR skills as well as theory. The programme will cover key skills in recruitment and selection, managing performance and employment law. Some innovative assessment methods make the programme very realistic, such as the investigation into suspected employee theft, or the negotiation between management and trade unions. The programme will benefit a wide range of people who need HRM skills to perform effectively.

CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management. The programme leads to CIPD qualification and assists graduates in gaining Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). A separate membership fee (currently stg£170, but subject to revision) must be paid directly to CIPD, at the start of the programme. CIPD qualifications and membership are often required by employers seeking to hire HR staff. To gain Associate membership students may be required to complete a work based assessment with CIPD. Graduates of this certificate will gain module exemptions from the BA in Human Resource Management featured on page 18.

Who is the Programme For? For managers wanting a better knowledge of personnel, those working in HR or wishing to develop a HR career. The wide range of participants will be a vital part of your learning experience.

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Indicative Schedule IFSC: One evening per week 18.15 - 22.00 plus seven Saturdays from Sept - May 09.00 - 17.30 or every Saturday 09.00 – 17.30 from Sept - March

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those working in HR or seeking to make a career change into human resources. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience.


“Working in a landmark venue such as Johnnie Fox’s is great but it takes its toll. With some weeks hitting into 75 hours plus it makes life difficult to focus on studies but NCI was vey adept at handling this with mature part-time students” Student Profile Fred Rainert CIPD Programme

Programme Content Year 1 . Business Issues and Context of Human Resources . Resourcing & Talent Planning . Organisational Performance

. Developing Professional Practice . Employment Law . Using Information in Human Resources

An innovative assessment structure is in place which promotes both the understanding of academic principles and the application of skill. Assessment is by means of skills assessments, projects, case assignments and exams.

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CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule IFSC: Two evenings per week 18.15 - 22.00 plus 4 Saturdays. Or every Saturday 09.00 – 17.30

Start Date September 2012

National Campus Network: See www.ncirl.ie for details of locations

Fees €2,900

Location IFSC Campus and National Campus Network

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

(Fees revised annually)

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme offers core skills and knowledge in human resource management and has a strong focus on practical HR skills as well as theory. The programme is delivered by lecturers with extensive practical HR experience. The programme will cover key skills in recruitment and selection, improving organisational performance, employment law and managing the HR function. Some innovative assessment methods make the programme very realistic, such as the investigation into suspected employee theft, the negotiation between management and trade unions or the design of a reward system. The programme will benefit a wide range of people who need human resource management skills to perform effectively.

CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management. The programme leads to CIPD qualification and assists graduates in gaining associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). A separate membership fee (currently stg£170, but subject to revision) must be paid directly to CIPD at the start of the programme. CIPD qualifications and membership are often required by employers seeking to hire HR staff. To gain Associate membership students may be required to complete a work based assessment with CIPD. Graduates of this diploma will gain module exemptions from the BA in Human Resource Management featured on page 18.

Who is the Programme For? This programme is for people working in HR, managers wanting a better knowledge of HR and people wishing to develop a career in HR. The wide range of participants from different industries and job roles will be a vital part of your learning experience.

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Duration Sept - June

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to make a career change into human resources. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience.


Programme Content Year 1 . Business Issues and Context of Human Resources . Resourcing & Talent Planning . Organisational Performance . Developing Professional Practice . Employment Law

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Using Information in Human Resources Managing the Human Resource Function Reward Management (Elective)* Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations (Elective)*

An innovative assessment structure is in place which promotes both the understanding of academic principles and the application of skill. Assessment is by means of skills assessments, projects, case assignments and exams. *Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers.

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CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Development (Formerly Certificate in Training Practice) For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Every Saturday 09.00 - 17.30 Sept - April Location IFSC Campus Start Dates September 2012

Fees €1,950 (Fees revised annually)

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This highly regarded and popular programme (previously the Certificate in Training Practice) has been revised and upgraded. Training and development is about understanding the role, contribution and practice of the training department. This programme will develop core competencies and skills which will improve the performance of staff in training areas and their contribution to the business. The programme is comprehensive and you will have the opportunity to gain experience of best practice human resource development alongside other professionals.

CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Development. The programme leads to a CIPD qualification and assists graduates in gaining Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). A separate membership fee (currently stg£170, but subject to revision) must be paid directly to CIPD at the start of the programme. CIPD qualifications and membership are often required by employers seeking to hire HR staff. To gain Associate membership students may be required to complete a work based assessment with CIPD.

Who is the Programme For?

Entry Requirements

The programme is for those involved in training and development in organisations. It is also aimed at training administrators seeking a broader understanding of the principles of training and those employed in training roles who wish to acquire a professional qualification. The programme will also appeal to new entrants in the area.

This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to make a career change towards training and development. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience.

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“I’m a technical writer with a software company and my role extends to supporting the training function. This course provides an excellent foundation in all aspects of training in the workplace combining just the right balance of theoretical and practical knowledge” Student Profile Carol Houlihan Certificate in Training Practice

Programme Content Year 1 . Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resource Development . Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Development . Meeting Organisational Development Needs . Coaching and Mentoring

. Organisational Design: Implications for Human Resource Development . Organisational Development . Developing Professional Practice . Using Information in Human Resources

An innovative assessment structure is in place which promotes both the understanding of academic principles and the application of skill. Assessment is by means of skills assessments, projects, case assignments and exams.

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CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Development For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

A perfect programme for training and development professionals.

Programme Description This new programme will develop core competencies and skills which will improve the practical performance of staff in training areas and their contribution to the business. The programme has a strong focus on practical training skills as well as theory and you will have the opportunity to gain experience of training alongside other professionals.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is for those involved in training and development in organisations. It is also aimed at training administrators seeking a broader understanding of the principles of training and those employed in training roles who wish to acquire a professional qualification. The programme will also appeal to new entrants in the area.

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Indicative Schedule Every Saturday 09.00 - 17.30 Sept - June Location IFSC Campus Start Dates October 2012

Fees €2,900 (Fees revised annually)

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Award and Progression CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Development. The programme leads to a CIPD qualification and assists graduates in gaining Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). A separate membership fee (currently stg£170, but subject to revision) must be paid directly to CIPD at the start of the programme. CIPD qualifications and membership are often required by employers seeking to hire HR staff. To gain Associate membership students may be required to complete a work based assessment with CIPD.

Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to change career towards training and development. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience.


“The course was covered in a very practical way through the use of case studies and assessments� Student Profile Claudia Ihde CIPD Programme

Programme Content Year 1 . Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resource Management . Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Development . Meeting Organisational Development Needs . Coaching and Mentoring

. Organisational Design: Implications for Human Resources . Organisational Development . Professional Practice . Using Information in HR . Organisational Performance . Managing and Coordinating the Human Resource Function

An innovative assessment structure is in place which promotes both the understanding of academic principles and the application of skill. Assessment is by means of skills assessments, projects, case assignments and exams.

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CIPD Award in Employment Law and Employee Relations For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Location IFSC Campus Start Dates Sept 2012 and January 2013 Fees €950 (Fees revised annually)

Indicative Schedule Monday evenings 18.15 - 22.00 Duration 16 weeks Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description This CIPD award of professional competence will give you the skills and knowledge needed in managing difficult employment situations at work. The programme covers the key aspects of employment law and practice required by HR professionals, line and owner managers. The programme is highly practical applying case law to real life situations. On completion participants will be able to deal with such issues as redundancies, poor performance, dismissals and equality. Who is the Programme For? Suitable for those who are working in HR or for those with experience in some aspects of HR who wish to further their career. Given the importance of the issues, the course will also appeal to those working at line manager level or those running a small business with no HR unit in place.

Award and Progression CIPD Award in Employment Law and Employee Relations. A separate membership fee (currently stg£170, but subject to revision) must be paid directly to CIPD at the start of the programme.

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those working in HR or seeking to upgrade their knowledge of employment law. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience.

Programme Content . Employment Law . Employee Relations An innovative assessment structure is in place which promotes both the understanding of academic principles and the application of skill. Assessment is by means of skills demonstration, projects and case assignment.


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ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Management For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Location IFSC Campus and selected locations of our National Campus Network

Fees â‚Ź1,990

Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.30 - 21.30

Duration 26 weeks or 13 weeks intensive

Start Date September 2012 and January 2013

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

Programme Description

Award and Progression

This Institute of Commercial Management programme will enable you to approach marketing, advertising, PR and sales with a greater level of understanding and to create your own advertisements and PR materials using contemporary theories and frameworks. Classes are specifically designed to reflect the vocational and practical nature of the course incorporating a variety of contemporary case studies as well as a comprehensive project which you can relate to your own working situation or company. Individuals enrolling on the course will gain practical insights and knowledge in key marketing skills such as how to analyse markets, undertake research, approach market planning as well as prepare advertising, public relations and sales strategies.

Institute of Commercial Management Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, PR and Sales Management.

Who is the Programme For? The ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Management is specifically designed for those with an interest in marketing or communications who seek a recognised qualification to enhance future employment prospects and career progression.

Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. Applicants will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate results or equivalent.

Programme Content . Advertising and Promotions . Advertising Agencies, Structures and Client Relationships . Media Planning & Strategy . Sales Promotions . Direct Marketing . Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns . Corporate Social Responsibility and Reputation Management . Crisis Management

Additional Information This programme is offered over 26 weeks starting in September 2012. We also offer an intensive 13 week programme commencing in January 2013 (subject to sufficient student enrolments).

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Certificate in Digital Marketing Subject to HETAC validation For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description Programme participants will graduate with detailed knowledge of the digital terrain and the expertise, tools and insight required to succeed in contemporary marketing. The course will be delivered by the leading specialists and is designed to reflect the realities of digital marketing and sensitise learners to both current and future challenges and opportunities in the field. Learners will graduate with strong ability in digital marketing decision-making and implementation. Learners on the programme will gain a high level of knowledge of the tools and techniques of digital marketing and finish the programme being able to develop a digital strategy for their organisation. Learners will have a solid understanding of all the key platforms and how they work together to drive a digital presence. You will also learn how to brief providers and suppliers in situations where you may be contracting for digital marketing services. The programme will cover all the key elements including search engine optimisation, digital advertising, online PR, online reputation management, measurement, creation and implementation of a digital marketing campaign, project management and as an overall project the creation of a digital marketing strategy. 36

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule One evening per week 18.30 – 21.30. The programme may also be offered in block delivery subject to student numbers

Start Date September 2012 and other dates as per demand Duration 2 Semesters 26 weeks. Fees €2,450 ( Fees revised annually) Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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The course differs from other programmes in that it is extremely practical and you will work on live case studies and projects. We will also have a range of guest speakers from industry. You will learn by doing, in computer labs and through use of technologies like websites and blogs and platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn and project management tools used in the sector. We believe this will provide an enhanced learning experience when compared to more traditional modes of delivery on many digital marketing courses. In addition employers have advised us that there is a need for a programme where the content is designed and delivered by digital marketing practitioners underpinned by the academic rigour and quality system of a third level education provider. So with this course you have the reassurance that the programme is delivered by an academic institution with over 60 years’ experience and rigorous quality and accreditation processes.

Who is the Programme For? This course is perfect for marketing professionals who want to update their understanding and skills in the vital area of digital marketing. It is ideal for those working in digital marketing who wish to appreciate how digital marketing complements other areas of marketing communications. This certificate will also be of interest to senior managers, business owners, webmasters and IT staff who are interested in better understanding the digital landscape or who have direct responsibility for promoting their business online.


Entry Requirements A degree or equivalent at level 8 in marketing or a related field such as business, communications, media sales etc. Applicants who hold a minimum level 8 or equivalent qualification in a non-cognate field but with work experience in a related area will also be eligible for entry onto the programme.

Indicative Programme Content Digital Marketing Landscape and Strategy How the digital landscape has evolved and the effect of new media and technologies on consumer behaviour and expectations, including legal implications and current and near-future trends. It will also cover where digital marketing sits within the traditional marketing mix and how digital marketing complements other areas of marketing communications. A key section of this part of the course will be the development, implementation and evaluation of a digital marketing strategy.

Project Management and Measurement for Digital Marketing This section will cover structured approaches to web project management and measurement. It will look at measuring quantitative business intelligence through site analytics, permission based marketing and social media monitoring.

Technology and User Experience User experience design, writing for the web, content strategy and the semantic web will all be covered in this part of the programme.

Social Media Marketing & PR Social strategy, the nature of social media and the convergence of technology and communications channels. Social media for business, along with creating and editing online video, audio and podcasting. Online advertising and online PR.

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School of Business Location IFSC Campus

Higher Certificate in Business For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Start Date September 2012

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Annual Fees â‚Ź2,990 per annum (Fees revised annually) Duration 2 years Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

The programme will give you a fully rounded knowledge of the key theories and concepts relevant to business. You will cover the latest thinking in the core areas of business; from human resource management to marketing, from communications to business strategy, and from accounting to law. You will learn how to apply these concepts in day-to-day business life. The range of knowledge and skills acquired will enhance your career in business, enterprise or related fields. The course will be assessed with an interesting and involving range of continuous assessment assignments, projects and end of semester examinations.

The Higher Certificate in Business is awarded by HETAC at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Graduates will be eligible for entry into the second stage of level 8 programmes such as the BA (Hons) in Business, BA (Hons) in Accounting or the BA (Hons) in Finance. Due to the specialised nature of subjects covered, students wishing to progress to the level 7 BA in Human Resource Management or the BA in Management Practice can progress to the second stage.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is aimed at those from all sectors who wish to increase their knowledge of business and enhance their career prospects. The Higher Certificate also serves as a platform for further study.

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Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 and Saturday 10.00 - 14.00 (Provisionally)

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. Applicants will be considered based on relevant work and other experience. Graduates of NCI’s Certificate in First Line Management can enter onto the second stage of the Higher Certificate in Business having undertaken appropriate bridging studies in accounting and quantitative analysis. Students from the HETAC Certificate in Management and other one-year and higher certificates in a non-cognate area may be considered for subject exemptions onto the programme.


“What makes NCI different is that it’s practical. It’s a college for the real world” Student Profile Brian Stewart Certificate in Business Studies

Programme Content Year 1 . Organisational Behaviour . Business Communications . Management . Accounting Year 2 . Business Law . Introduction to Business Strategy . Economics . Human Resource Management

. Marketing . Introduction to e-Business . Quantitative Analysis

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Project Management International Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Quantitative Analysis

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Certificate in First Line Management For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Location IFSC and National Campus Network. Indicative Schedule Part-time Tuesdays over two years. 18.30 – 21.30 Day release Tuesdays over one year. 13.00 – 18.30 Plus one Saturday for induction and effective learner workshop

Annual Fees €975 Part-time per annum €1,950 Day release (Fees revised annually) Duration Part-time 2 years Day release 1 year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme fully equips you with the necessary skills to be an effective supervisor, team leader and first line manager. It will give you the knowledge and skills to get better results in any supervisory role. First line management is always popular, because if you are working as a manager or supervisor with limited formal training, this programme provides a superb grounding in all the key skills you will need and an ideal start to your management studies.

The Certificate in First Line Management is a Special Purpose Award (30 Credits) awarded by HETAC at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 6 programmes on the NFQ. Graduates will be eligible to apply for: . the BA in Management Practice with module exemptions. . the second year of the Higher Certificate in Business subject to completing bridging studies in accounting.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is aimed at those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions and those planning to become a supervisor. Participants on the programme have come from every type of organisation and every type of industry sector.

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Start Date September 2012

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience.


“The course gave good insight into the theory behind the decisions made by management in a real life working environment. It was very helpful in teaching me to apply theory to practice. The course really helped my understanding of the management process� Student Profile Clare Flynn Midwife, First Line Management Graduate

Programme Content Leadership and Communications . Leadership Theory . Motivation . Managing Teams . Managing Conflict

. Managing Change . Interviewing Skills . Presentation Skills

Business Management . The Role of the Manager . Business Planning

. Quality Management . Customer Care

Legal and Regulatory Framework . Irish Legal System . Employment Contracts . Protective Legislation and Leave . Privacy and Data Protection

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Health and Safety Equality Termination of Relationship Industrial Relations

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CLASS ONLINE FLEXIBLE

Certificate in First Line Management through Blended Learning For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Start Date September 2012 and February 2013 Annual Fees â‚Ź1,725 total (fees revised annually) Entry Requirements There are no specific academic requirements. Applicants considered on work and other experience. Duration 2 Semesters

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Programme Description Our Certificate in First Line Management will give you the skills to be an effective supervisor, team leader or first line manager. If you are in a management role it will give you a superb grounding. It is also ideal for those facing the challenge of running a small business. It provides a perfect introduction to business studies allowing progression to degree. You will study through a blend of traditional face-to-face classes and online classes and tutorials.

Flexible Activities Online exercises, activities, video clips, podcasts and other materials can be accessed anytime to support the learning covered in your face-to-face and online classes. Indicative Schedule Face-to-face classes will be on Saturdays in the IFSC. The online classes will be once a week from wherever suits you.

Who is the Programme For? Blended learning will appeal to students who value the more flexible approach and the ability to cover the course at a time and place that suits them; whilst still having the benefits of lecturers during face-to-face sessions.

How Blended Learning Works for You Class You will attend 7 face-to-face classes on selected Saturdays at our IFSC campus or at a location near you. Online Class In addition, each week you are required to participate in a class via the internet and to watch a streamed lecture and participate in follow up question and answer sessions. Recordings of all online classes will then be available for you to review.

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Technology Requirements You do not have to be a technology expert but it does require a basic level of digital skills, ability to browse the internet etc. The course material will work with most modern operating systems and browsers. Prior to registration we can help you to check your systems compatibility. A speaker and microphone on your computer would be an advantage. In the first week you will be given a full induction to make sure you are comforable with the course material and use of the online resources.


“The course gave me the foundation I needed and certainly taught me to manage and motivate people. The classes were really practical. It was great to have the flexibility of online classes. It made it easier to fit everything in” Student Profile Ian Gillan First Line Management

Programme Content Award The Certificate in First Line Management is a Special Purpose Award (30 Credits) awarded by HETAC at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Graduates will be eligible to apply for: • BA in Management Practice with module exemptions • Second year of the Higher Certificate in Business subject to bridging studies in accounting.

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The Coach’s Programme For Further Information contact: T: 01 4498638 E: coaching@ncirl.ie Web: www.coachsprogramme.ie

Indicative Schedule Overall the programme is 11 days over 6 months plus an additional 2 one-to-one sessions. The residential session will take place in a hotel in the Leinster area. Other sessions will take place at NCI’s IFSC campus.

Start Date March 2012 and other dates as per demand Fees €12,000. Application email coaching @ncirl.ie or call 01 449 8638

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Programme Description

Who is the Programme For?

Coaching is a powerful tool that can facilitate dramatic improvements in the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. National College of Ireland have partnered with The School of Coaching to offer the Coach’s Programme in Ireland. The Coach’s Programme is one of the world’s most prestigious coaching training programmes, running internationally in London, Houston, Doha, Dubai and now, for the first time, in Dublin. Delivered by world renowned faculty including Myles Downey from the School of Coaching, The Coach’s Programme teaches a deep level of coaching capability and skill, taking participants on an inner as well as an outer learning journey. Through the intensive experiential programme, you will discover much about yourself and your innate capacity to coach.

The Coach’s Programme is for senior managers and professionals. Alumni are highly successful executive coaches or, as senior executives and leaders, become organisational champions of change. Typical participants include CEOs, directors, senior managers, human resource directors, specialist HR and talent management consultants.

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Entry Requirements Applicants are requested to submit an application form and will be interviewed. Given the specialised nature of this programme we ask that you contact us at National College of Ireland on (01) 449 8638 or email coaching@ncirl.ie to discuss your application.

Award The Coach’s Programme is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach training programme (ACSTH) and has achieved the European Quality Award at Senior Practitioner level through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Successful participants gain the Certificate of Professional Development in Coaching awarded jointly by the University of Strathclyde and The School of Coaching.


Programme Modules Pre-Programme One-to-One An individual session to assess your needs and understand your current role and aspirations.

Phase One: Developing Competency A three-day residential workshop, introducing the fundamental elements and principles of non-directive coaching, the Inner Game conversational structure, listening and questioning, and basic client contracting. A further one-day workshop introduces boundaries and boundary management, management and coaching and further contracting, and this is followed by an Assessment and Development Day which is an opportunity for further practice, review and video feedback.

Mid-Programme Review & Coaching Study Day Each participant has a one-to-one coaching session with their tutor who ensures the participant is clear on progress and what they might need to focus on in the second phase. This day also allows learning in small groups, including coaching practice and video review.

Phase Two: Building Fluency Participants build on skills to develop ease and fluency with coaching. The first workshop focuses on how the coach can use their own resources appropriately in a coaching dialogue. A further workshop reviews key elements of coaching in an organisational context, followed by a second Assessment and Development Day. The final workshop allows participants to synthesise their understanding, and to create a bridge to further development. Each participant has a post-programme one-to-one with their tutor 4-5 weeks after the final workshop to review progress and consider future development.

Coaching Practice and Assessment Each participant is expected to work with a minimum of four ‘practice clients’ during the programme. The learning from these sessions is shared in subsequent workshops, and the feedback sheets form part of participants’ portfolio of evidence for the award. To successfully complete, participants must demonstrate both practical ability in core coaching competencies and their capacity to reflect and learn from their coaching experience and feedback. This is assessed by tutor observation in particular on the two Assessment Days. Participants are also assessed through a substantial written portfolio which includes a short essay, book reviews, and evidence of practice coaching sessions and personal reflection, and a statement of intent for continuous professional development.

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Certificate in Business Analysis For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This is a management course that has been developed in association with the Business Analysts Association of Ireland. The role of the business analyst is to identify the core business objectives of an organisation and its constituent parts and to ensure that the processes, procedures, systems and structures that are in place are the most effective and efficient to enable it to achieve its core objectives. This professional course offers academic accreditation for business analysts and for those who play a leading role in improving business performance, either in their own company, or in a consultancy role to others, through the use of proven business analysis techniques.

Start Dates September 2012 and January 2013

Indicative Schedule 2 days per month Thursday and Friday 09.00 - 17.00

Fees â‚Ź3,250 (Fees revised annually)

Duration 6 months

Location IFSC Campus

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

Entry Requirements This course is open to those working as business analysts, trainee business analysts or individuals with relevant work experience. Applications will be assessed based on relevant experience by the Business Analysts Association of Ireland. Applicants from other areas will be expected to have a primary level 7 degree or proven work experience in the area. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application or interview.

Who is the Programme For? This course is for business analysts and those who aspire to work in the role. It is ideal for those currently working as business analysts, internal and external consultants and advisors, managers, team leaders and members of improvement teams.

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Programme Content . . . .

Change Management Business Systems Analysis Consultancy and Communications Work Based Learning


“NCI’s small class sizes made it really easy to get to know not only my fellow students but also my lecturers” Student Profile Olu Blessing Memeh Graduate

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School of Business Location IFSC Campus

Master of Science in Finance Subject to HETAC Validation

For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

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Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday and some Saturdays Fees â‚Ź4,475 per annum (â‚Ź8,750 total fee) (Fees revised annually)

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc) which has been designed in consultation with industry will provide candidates with the advanced analytical, statistical and financial skills for decision making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector. Candidates will be accomplished in the application of advanced quantitative tools and financial models and techniques within a range of business and financial settings. In particular, the programme will provide graduates with the techniques and applied knowledge necessary to select, analyse and utilise advanced financial concepts within the setting of investment management and capital markets. The learning environment for the programme is practical and applied in nature and on completion graduates will be able to think independently, make informed and effective decisions and proactively troubleshoot financial and technical business problems. Graduates from the MSc in Finance will be able to apply advanced research skills and critically evaluate seminal, as well as contemporary literature, paradigms and concepts which underpin the operation of international capital markets and the investment management process.

The Master of Science in Finance is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

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Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) in finance or a cognate field of study. Applicants who hold a level 8 honours qualification in a non-cognate field will be required to undertake the Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and, on successful completion and attainment of a 2.2 qualification or higher, will be eligible to apply for the MSc in Finance. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.


“Very knowledgeable, professional teaching staff. NCI offers a convenient location with a relaxed environment� Student Profile Darren Freemantle Finance Graduate

Programme Content Year 1 . Economics . Quantitative Methods in Finance . Financial Statement Analysis . Asset Valuation

. Ethics and Governance . Financial Regulation . Managing in the Financial Environment*

Year 2 . Quantitative Analysis in Finance . Corporate Finance . Portfolio Management . Derivatives and Risk Management

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Applied Security Analysis Managing in the Financial Environment* Research Methods Dissertation

* The Managing in the Financial Environment module is delivered across the programme in both Year 1 and Year 2 Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

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Higher Diploma in Business in Finance Subject to HETAC Validation

For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description The Higher Diploma in Business in Finance will provide candidates with the integrated theoretical and practical knowledge and skillset required for decision making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector. Candidates will gain a fundamental understanding of the key theories, concepts and tools used within the international financial services sector. They will have a critical awareness of the economic and regulatory framework within which the sector operates and will possess the analytical and multiperspective mindset which allows them exercise appropriate judgements in evaluating the operational challenges facing the international financial services sector.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is for those candidates from a non-cognate area of study who wish to embark on a career in financial services. The Higher Diploma will provide non-cognate degree holders with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key tenets of finance and its attendant fields.

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) in a non-cognate field of study to finance.

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday Start Date Sept 2012

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Fees â‚Ź3,500 (Fees revised annually) Duration 1 year (26 weeks) Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.

Progression and Award The Higher Diploma in Finance programme is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. For those candidates wishing to progress to the NCI MSc in Finance, candidates must attain a 2.2 degree or higher to be eligible for consideration. The Higher Diploma in Finance will also offer candidates the opportunity to progress to other level 9 finance programmes on the NFQ.


Programme Content Year 1 Semester 1 . Financial Markets and Institutions . Economics . Statistical Methods for Finance

Semester 2 . Corporate Finance . Financial Accounting . Law and Governance

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Financial Services For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This programme will give you the knowledge and specialist skills to gain a rewarding career in the dynamic financial services industry. You will gain a broad based knowledge in all aspects of the industry and an understanding of the theoretical concepts and frameworks used internationally. The programme will allow you to understand the methodologies by which financial decisions are made and to be fully competent in a range of risk management skills necessary for successful strategic financial management. The programme is structured to allow you to apply your knowledge and skills as you progress and it will help you to build the capability of your organisation and improve performance.

Who is the Programme For? This degree is for those working or planning to work in financial services including areas such as banking, insurance, fund management, risk, capital markets and corporate treasury.

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday evenings plus additional workshops as required Start Date Sept 2012

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Annual Fees â‚Ź3,800 per annum (Fees revised annually)

Duration 4 years – 26 weeks per year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Award and Progression The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Financial Services is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ.

Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.


Programme Content Subject

Stage

Year

Semester

Business Law Marketing Organisational Behaviour Microeconomics Financial Accounting

1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1

1 1 2 2 2

Human Resource Management Macroeconomics Quantitative Analysis Funds Quantitative Methods for Finance

1 1 1 2 2

2 2 2 2 2

3 3 3 4 4

Banking Insurance

2 2

3 3

5 6

Plus 4 elective choices over 2 semesters in year 3. Elective choices are subject to student numbers and include areas like Taxation, Strategy, International Finance, Auditing, Enterprise and Management Information Systems. Corporate Finance Economic and Monetary Policy Portfolio Management Derivatives and Treasury Mgt

3 3 3 3

4 4 4 4

7 7 8 8

*In addition you will have an elective option in final year to complete a dissertation over both semesters. Alternatively you can elect to study the law and governance module in the first semester and a choice of 2 electives in the second semester of award year. Should you choose this route elective choices will include areas like Pensions, e-Business, Technology for Finance, Organisational Development, Business Ethics, European Comparative Industrial Relations, Contemporary Issues in Reward Management.

*Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers.

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Certificate in Entrepreneurship For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Start Date Sept 2012

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

If you have a business idea you want to turn into a start-up enterprise, or if you want to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills then this course is for you. The format of the course is interactive workshops with the aim of inspiring people to formulate business ideas that can be presented to a range of potential investors and advisors from Enterprise Ireland and business angels to venture capitalists. The course consists of three modules; entrepreneurship, strategic management and corporate finance. It will allow you to understand what it takes to start a new venture, including the basics of finance, marketing and management. It is highly practical and will allow you to assess the commercial viability of a new business idea and transform your idea into feasibility and business plans.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship Special Purpose Award at level 8 (15 ECTS Credits), awarded by HETAC.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is ideal for those who have a business idea they want to progress, graduates who want to hone their entrepreneurial skills or those who have significant experience but no formal qualifications in the area.

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Location IFSC Campus

Fees â‚Ź1,300 (Fees revised annually)

National College of Ireland

Entry Requirements Applicants should have an honours degree (level 8) or equivalent. Applicants without a degree may be considered for admission based on work and other educational experience.

Indicative Schedule and Duration 1 evening per week for 4 hours over 13 weeks or 6 full days spread over 13 weeks.

Programme Content . Corporate Finance . Entrepreneurship . Strategic Management


Fees €950 (Fees revised annually)

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Certificate in Financial Regulation For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This programme will provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the regulatory framework and financial regulation in Ireland and its implications and applications to the financial services industry. The course also provides a detailed understanding of the theory and practice of corporate governance.

Who is the Programme For? The programme is suitable for those working or wishing to work within regulatory, compliance, governance or related functions in international financial services and those who wish to advance their knowledge of finance law, regulation and corporate governance.

Award and Progression Certificate in Financial Regulation, a minor award of the BA (Hons) in Financial Services (10 ECTS) at level 8, awarded by HETAC.

Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule 1 evening per week 18.00 – 21.00 Start Date Sept 2012

Currently Summit Finuas members are eligible for 40% funding. Duration 13 weeks Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Content . Overview of Corporate Governance . Role of Company Boards & Committees . Corporate Governance Codes of Best Practice . Statutory Duties and Powers of Directors . Reckless, Fraudulent and Insider Dealing . Competition Law, Money Laundering and Compliance Obligations . EU and International Legal Framework . International Approaches to Regulation . Risk Management in Financial Institutions . Board Management Strategies . Case Studies in Corporate Governance and Law

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Diploma in Pensions Management and Policy For further information contact: iipm@ncirl.ie or on 01 4498 512

Location IFSC Campus Programme may also be delivered in different geographical areas subject to demand Start Dates Sept 2012 and Jan 2013 Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday night 18.00 – 21.00/22.00

€ Programme Description The programme is aimed at those who want a career in a senior pensions consultancy/advisory or pensions management role, providing you with the in-depth technical knowledge and skills specifically required to operate at a senior level in the pensions industry. The programme is delivered over three semesters and will normally take 18 months to complete in full. Graduates of the diploma will also be awarded with the highly recognised professional status of “Associate” of the IIPM. The programme focuses on the core areas of retirement provision, investments, insurance and the regulation of this industry. The programme places a particular emphasis on providing an in-depth knowledge of the retirement framework in Ireland, mechanisms and incentives for retirement provision, the micro and macro challenges facing Ireland and corresponding policies to meet such challenges. The programme also develops your specialist skills in

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Programme Fees Total: €4,260 or €542 per module - first 5 modules €517 per module - final 3 modules Duration 3 Semesters Each semester is 13 weeks in duration followed by exams Exams May and Jan

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identifying a client’s financial needs and in integrating your knowledge across the core areas to develop an appropriate strategy and provide specialist and competent financial advice. The final semester of the diploma develops the additional knowledge and competencies required by senior pension scheme consultants/advisers, international benefit consultants, managers of pension schemes or administration functions or other such similar roles by focusing on the following three key areas: • Pension Scheme Law and Governance • International Practice • Pensions Management Lectures given by highly experienced professionals will provide the principal approach to delivery of the programme, ensuring that it is very practical in nature by utilising class discussion, real world settings and case studies in the delivery.


Who is the Programme For?

Exemptions

The programme is suited to anyone who is looking to significantly develop their career in the pensions or financial services industry in a senior advisory, technical or management role. The diploma will also appeal to trustees, individuals working in a corporate trustee company or a pensions manager role in a company. The diploma is also suitable for senior HR specialists, accountants, lawyers and investment consultants who may be dealing with issues regarding their own employer’s or their clients’ pension schemes.

Holders of existing IIPM or other qualifications may be eligible to apply for exemptions. If you wish to apply for an exemption, please indicate on the application form.

Minimum Competency*

Programme Content:

Graduates will meet the Central Bank’s minimum competency requirements for those who wish to sell, advise on, or undertake specified activities for the following three categories of retail financial products: • Savings, Investment and Pension • Life Assurance Protection • Shares and Bonds and other Investment Instruments *Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is required to be undertaken to maintain the qualification/status.

Semester 1: . Retirement Benefits . Investments

Award and Progression

Assessment Candidates are assessed by a combination of examinations and continuous assessment, including home assignments, case studies and role play. The pensions management module in semester three also incorporates a work based project assessment.

The programme will consist of the following eight modules delivered through lectures over three semesters.

Semester 2: . Life Insurance . Retirement Funding . Regulation and Financial Planning . International Practice

Diploma in Pensions Management and Policy, Special Purpose Award level 8, (60 ECTS), awarded by HETAC.

Semester 3: . Pension Scheme Law and Governance . Pensions Management

Entry Requirements

Exit Award:

Applicants should have an ordinary bachelor degree (level 7) or equivalent in finance, accountancy, business, HR or other cognate fields. Applicants without a degree or with a degree in a non-cognate field will also be considered for admission based on work and other educational experience.

On completion of the first five modules above, learners will have the option to exit the Programme and will be awarded a “Certificate in Pensions, Investments and Insurance” (please see page 58 for further details). Learners who exit at this point will have also met the minimum competency requirements and will be awarded with the professional “Membership” status by the IIPM.

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Award Fees Total: €2,710 or €542 per module

Membership of the IIPM & Minimum Competency Requirements

Certificate in Pensions Investment and Insurance - Exit Award Level 8 (35 ECTS) For further information contact: iipm@ncirl.ie or on 01 4498 512

Location IFSC Campus Programme may also be delivered in different geographical areas subject to demand. Start Dates Sept 2012 and Jan 2013

Indicative Schedule Semester 1: Jan - April 2012 2 nights per week 18.00 - 21.00 Semester 2: Sept - Dec 2012 2 nights per week

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Programme Description

Who is the Programme For?

Membership of the IIPM and achievement of the Minimum Competency Requirement for the three categories of the retail financial products, savings, investment and pension products, life assurance protection products & shares and bonds and other investment instruments can be achieved on completion of the first five modules of the Diploma in Pensions Management and Policy.

The Certificate is suitable for anyone who would like to work in the pensions and financial services industry and wish to obtain a level 8 nationally recognised award, professional IIPM “Membership” status and/or satisfy the Central Bank’s Minimum Competency Requirements for three core retail product categories. The certificate allows individuals to gain a specialist knowledge and the required competency level in the core financial areas and in particular retirement provision in Ireland.

Once you have successfully completed these modules, you have the option to exit from the diploma and graduate with the exit award Certificate in Pensions, Investment and Insurance (35 ECTS) which is a special purpose award recognised at level 8. This meets the Central Bank’s minimum competency in the above three categories and you may use the professional accreditation of “Member” of the IIPM. The modules will usually be delivered over 2 semesters and should normally take one academic year to complete. Lectures given by highly experienced professionals will provide the principal approach to delivery of the modules, ensuring it is very practical in nature by utilising class discussions, real-world settings and case studies.

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Award Graduates who exit the Diploma on successful completion of the appropriate modules will be awarded with a Certificate in Pensions, Investment and Insurance, Special Purpose Award level 8 (35 ECTS Credits), awarded by HETAC.


School of Business

Certificate in Pensions Administration Special Purpose Award Level 7 (10 ECTS) For further information contact: iipm@ncirl.ie or on 01 4498 512

Programme Description The aim of the certificate is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required by an individual employed to administer individual or employer related pension arrangements, incorporating both the practical and legislative provisions underpinning the role. The programme has been developed in collaboration with the Irish Institute of Pensions Management (IIPM) to encourage those who actively work for a “Registered Administrator” to obtain formal qualifications. The programme will be delivered as one module with lectures providing the principal delivery approach. The assessment will incorporate an assignment and exam.

Indicative Schedule 1 evening per week for 13 weeks 18.00 - 21.00 Location IFSC Campus Programme can also be delivered in different geographicial areas.

Programme Fees €655

Start Dates Sept 2012 and Jan 2013

Exams Jan and May

Duration 1 semester

Who is the Programme For? The programme will appeal to learners, who possess a level 6 qualification in finance or other cognate areas and would like to up skill further in this relevant area at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Award Certificate in Pensions Administration – Special Purpose Award level 7 (10 ECTS Credits), awarded by HETAC.

Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a Higher Certificate at level 6 or equivalent qualification in business, HRM, finance or other cognate fields. Applicants without a level 6 qualification will also be considered for admission based on work and other educational experience.

Programme Content • Role and responsibilities of a pensions administrator • Importance and financial need for retirement provision –micro and macro • Types and constitution of pension arrangements • Overview of key sources of pension legislation • Role and function of pension regulators • Understanding Trusteeship

• Key Administration processes for each of the following • Retirement Annuity Contract • Personal Retirement Savings Account • Occupational Pension Schemes • Approved Retirement Fund and Approved Minimum Retirement Fund • Pension Adjustment Orders • Handling Complaints, Data Protection and Whistle Blowing 59


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“My course at NCI was highly relevant to the world of technology and is really benefical to my career. It covered all the latest thinking and technology. Student Profile Mario Monas Postgraduate Student


School of Computing

MSc/PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description Our research programme will allow you to make a significant original contribution to knowledge in technology-enhanced learning through research. You will be prepared to solve complex problems independently by applying scientific methods. Our programme will give you significant expertise in technology enhanced learning through an intensive programme of study and supervised research.

Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 Some Saturdays may be required Start Date Sept 2012 Normal Duration PhD - full-time: 4-5 years PhD - part-time: 6-7 years MSc - full-time: 2 years MSc - part-time: 3-4 years

Annual Fees EU Fee MSc/PhD €4,900 Non EU Fee €9,500 Part-time €3,270 (Fees revised annually) Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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The programme will allow you to: . Develop knowledge at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning . Make your own research contribution and create and interpret new knowledge in the area of technology-enhanced learning . Develop your ability to critique scholarly work in this area and the ability to apply the knowledge . Acquire skills for the benefit of the knowledge economy and broader society

Who is the programme for? This programme is for people who want to research and build technologies for learning and training situations in academic and commercial organisations. It is also for e-learning practitioners and individuals who wish to specialise by developing the requisite research skills. The MSc/PhD programme prepares learners at the highest level for a professional career in computing, whether it involves using technology in workplace settings, the community or classroom.

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Award and Progression The MSc Masters by Research is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The PhD award of Doctorate in Philosophy in Technology Enhanced Learning is awarded by HETAC at level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications.


“The difference with a research qualification is that it is your result, what you discover. You are learning through discovering new things. In NCI you are really well guided by supervisors and you get to collaborate wth people studying in the same area� Student Profile Diana Chihaia MSc by Research

Programme Content Year 1 . Research Methods . Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis . Literature Review and Specialist Studies

. Generic Transferable Skills Training Programme . Theories of Learning and Cognition

Year 2 onwards . Research and Thesis

Entry Requirements An honours undergraduate degree at 2.2 in a cognate field of study or equivalent. If deemed suitable, exemptions from some taught modules may be granted to students with a Masters Degree. English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. An interview with the Dean of School to confirm suitability may be required. A telephone interview will be organised if required. Upon registration students are registered for the MSc programme. After successfully completing the taught component along with exams, students will continue on the MSc stream or transfer to the PhD stream. 63


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Master of Science in Cloud Computing Subject to HETAC Validation

with Specialisations in... … Development … Infrastructure For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This programme will provide you with the latest knowledge and competencies required by the fastest growing global industry. Cloud Computing is expected to be a multi-billion euro industry over the next two years. This programme is practical in nature and offers specialisations in arguably the most important areas of cloud computing: software as a service and management of underlying infrastructure components (inclusive in the role of the system administrator). Learners engaging with the programme will gain experience with the latest principles, models and technologies in cloud computing delivered by faculty and industry experts with experience in cloud computing.

Who is the programme for? This is a new programme that will appeal to different categories of learners: technical graduates, industry experts, system administrators and those with an interest in gaining practical experience in cloud computing. This programme is for technical professionals in the workplace and college graduates from cognate disciplines at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.30 - 22.30 and every second Saturday 09.00 - 14:00 Start Date Sept 2012

Fees €4,475 per annum (€8,950 Total Fee) (Fees revised annually) Duration Two years (5 semesters) Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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As a graduate of this course, as per your chosen specialisation you will be able to: . Investigate the potential of cloud computing and the impact that the cloud could have on developing web applications across all major cloud offerings . Create and deploy a commercial web application onto multiple cloud platforms . Get experience with the latest web application frameworks . Create rich client side interactivity using the latest client side frameworks . Design application code that will run efficiently on a cloud platform . Evaluate security strategies associated with cloud computing and apply these protocols to ensure the technical sustainability of an organisation . Perform a migration from a traditional IT environment to a cloud based platform . Manage the process of running an IT department from a cloud environment

Award and Progression The Masters of Science in Cloud Computing is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ.


Indicative Content As this programme is subject to HETAC validation content may change

. Ubiquitous Computing . Cloud Computing Architectures and Security . IT Law

Software specialisation . Application Development . Data Services . Advanced Client Side Development and UX

. Research and Development . Cloud Computing in Business . *Dissertation / Work Placement

Infrastructure specialisation . Data Storage and Management . Infrastructure Management . Virtualisation

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Master of Science in Web Technologies For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description The programme will give you the opportunity to develop expertise in an important growth area of IT that relates to web technologies. The programme is practical in nature and aims to provide individuals with an understanding of how to create cutting edge web applications distributed across the latest platforms to include cloud computing and incorporating the latest trends in web technologies.

Who is the programme for? This will appeal to technical professionals and all those with an interest in applying web technologies to their organisation. This programme is for technical professionals in the workplace and college graduates from cognate disciplines at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.30 - 22.30 and every Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 Duration 2 years (5 semesters)

Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie Start Date Sept 2012 Fees €4,475 per annum €8,950 Total fee (Fees revised annually)

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As a graduate of this course you will be able to: . Create and deploy a commercial web application . Use both enterprise and web application frameworks . Investigate the potential of cloud computing and the impact that the cloud could have on developing web applications across all major cloud offerings . Create rich client side interactivity using the latest client side frameworks . Develop internet rich applications using the latest rich internet application frameworks . Perform usability testing on your web application to ensure maximum effectiveness including wire framing, eye tracking and web analytics

Award and Progression The Masters of Science in Web Technologies is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may progress to a major award at level 10.

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“The course focuses on new, up-to-date technologies, that are relevant to the current industry. Having this specialisation has really enhanced my career prospects.� Student Profile Orla Butterly MSc in Web Technologies

Programme Content . Deployment . Usability Testing and Implementation . Enterprise Frameworks . Web Application Frameworks . Cloud Computing

. . . . .

Technological Entrepreneurship Enterprise Game* Advanced Client Side Scripting Advanced Rich Internet Applications Project

Entry Requirements An honours (level 8) primary degree in a cognate area with a 2.2 award or higher. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced and interview. *The enterprise game module requires block delivery. Note that all modules count towards the final award classification

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Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description

Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.30 - 22.30 and All day Saturdays 09.00 - 17.00 Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

Start Date Sept 2012 Fees €4,500 (Fees revised annually) Duration 1 year – 2 semesters

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This programme will appeal to nontechnical professionals who would like to upgrade their skills in applying web technologies to their organisation. The programme will give them the opportunity to develop expertise in an important growth area of IT that relates to web technologies. The programme is practical in nature and aims to provide individuals with an understanding of how to create rich internet web applications using the latest web frameworks.

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: . Create a web application . Use a web framework to create web applications . Understand the latest web 2.0 technologies . Create a rich internet application that can communicate asynchronously . Engineer a web application from requirements through analysis, design, implementation and testing . Connect the web application to a database

Who is the programme for?

Award and Progression

This programme is for non-technical professionals in the workplace and college graduates from non-technical disciplines at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. It should be noted that the programme contains a large amount of technical content and independent study on projects and assessments.

Additional Information The programme consists of two taught semesters of 13 weeks duration.

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Location IFSC Campus

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The Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may progress to a major award at level 9 such as the Masters of Science in Web Technologies. (See page 66)


“There is such a great buzz about web technologies and cloud computing that you feel you are really doing something of benefit to your future� Student Profile Valerie Andrews Certificate in Science in Web Technologies

Programme Content . Introduction to Computing and Web Technologies . Client Side Web Technologies . Server Side Web Technologies

. Web Application Development . Rich Internet Applications . Project

Entry Requirements Applicants holding an Honours degree (level 8) in any discipline will be considered for the programme. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced and interview. *Note that all modules count towards the final award classification

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Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in e-Learning For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This programme has been designed in consultation with industry and provides an excellent foundation for those in enterprise. You will learn about best practice in e-learning and how to apply and promote it within your organisation. The programme will enable you to use technology to enhance learning, to evaluate and manage e-learning programmes and to quantify the effects of technology enhanced learning. The area of e-learning continues to rapidly develop and this programme will give you the knowledge and skills to play a leadership role.

Who is the programme for? The programme is for people who want to apply technology to learning and training and for e-learning practitioners and people who wish to specialise in learning technologies.

Award and Progression The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in e-Learning is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ.

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 Plus every second Saturday 09.00 - 13.00 in Semester 1 Start Date Sept 2012

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Fees â‚Ź2,950 Duration 1 calendar year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Entry Requirements A degree or equivalent and at least three years experience in industry, teaching, or information technology. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application or interview.

Programme Content . . . . . . . .

Learning Theory Practical e-Learning Multimedia e-Learning Project Management Instructional Design e-Learning Development Tools Human Computer Interaction Project

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School of Computing

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing with Specialisations in... ... … ... ...

Cloud Computing Gaming and Multimedia Networking and Mobile Technologies Software Systems

For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Programme Description This BSc in Computing is for those interested in the application of technology to business problem solving, gaming, multimedia, networking, mobile and software systems. In your final year you will study modules based on your chosen specialisation from important and exciting areas of computer science including cloud computing. This practical degree will equip you to create software applications on the web, in gaming and on mobile devices. You will also understand how to incorporate multimedia into software applications and how to engineer a software application from requirements through analysis, design, implementation and testing. The programme will also allow you to develop your business and interpersonal skills.

Who is the programme for? The programme is aimed at those working in the information and communications technology industry and wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of computing and so improve their career prospects. It will also appeal to anyone wishing to move into the information and communications technology industry.

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Location IFSC Campus Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 and Saturday 09.00 – 16.00 Start Date Sept 2012

Annual Fees €3,780 per annum (Fees revised annually) Duration 4 years - 2 semesters per year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Award and Progression The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing is awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ. The final award is calculated from weighted results of years 2, 3 and 4.

Additional Information Applicants who do not have at least 6 months previous work experience in an information and communications field will be required to complete a work experience programme before the final year.


Programme Content Year 1 . . . . .

. . . . .

Introduction to Programming Introduction to Computers XHTML & Web Design Introduction to Mathematics for Computing Personal and Professional Development

Object Oriented Programming Computer Architecture Introduction to Multimedia Operating Systems Managerial Foundations of Information Systems

Year 2 . . . . .

Introduction to Software Engineering Introduction to Database Web Development Data Structures and Algorithms Business Entrepreneurship

Year 3 . . . .

Change Management Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Wireless Networking Advanced Programming

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Object Oriented Software Engineering Advanced Databases Project Data Communications and Networking Software Project Management

. Strategy Management . Team Project . Networking Programming & Distributed Systems . Advanced Internet Technologies . Work Experience*

Year 4 Choose one of 4 specialisations

Gaming and Multimedia Design Specialisation

Software Systems Specialisation

. Applied Artificial Intelligence . Multimedia and Mobile Application Development . Computer Graphics Design and Animation . Software Project

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Networking and Mobile Technologies Specialisation

Cloud Computing Specialisation

. Distributed Systems . Multimedia and Mobile Application Development . Business and Network Security . Software Project

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Distributed Systems Applied Artificial Intelligence Business and Network Security Software Project

Cloud Computing Distributed Systems Cloud Application Development Software Project

* For those without IT work experience

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Systems For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Tuesday & Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 and Saturday 09.00 – 16.00 Start Date September 2012

Annual Fees €3,780 per annum (Fees revised annually) Duration 4 years - 2 semesters per year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme is for anyone who is interested in applying technology to solve business problems. This practical degree will help you understand the manner in which technology can help facilitate business decisions. You will also acquire knowledge of the requirements, analysis, development, deployment and implementation of business information systems. The programme will give you the skills to manage, communicate and document ICT based solutions and to analyse and model business systems. Overall it will give you the ability to incorporate ICT into the wider business strategy.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Information Systems awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 9 programmes on the NFQ. The final award is calculated from weighted results of years 2, 3 and 4.

Who is the programme for? For anyone who wishes to have a deeper understanding of the use of technology in business or anyone interested in pursuing a role in information systems.

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Location IFSC Campus

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Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Additional Information Applicants who do not have at least 6 months previous work experience in an information and communications technology field will be required to complete a work experience programme before the final year.


Programme Content Year 1 . . . . .

Introduction to Programming Introduction to Computers XHTML & Web Design Introduction to Mathematics for Computing Personal and Professional Development

Year 2 . . . . .

Introduction to Software Engineering Introduction to Databases Web Development Data Structures and Algorithms Business Entrepreneurship

Year 3 . . . .

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Wireless Networking Change Management Strategy Management

Year 4 . Business Data Analysis . Business and Network Security . Applied Artificial Intelligence

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Object Oriented Programming Computer Architecture Introduction to Multimedia Operating Systems Managerial Foundations of Information Systems

. Object Oriented Software Engineering . Advanced Databases . Project . Data Communications and Networking . Software Project Management

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Management Support Systems Advanced Internet Technologies Team Project Work Experience*

. Business Process Engineering . Software Project

* For those without IT work experience

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Higher Certificate in Computing in Applications and Support For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 & Saturday 09.00 - 16.00 Start Date September 2012

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Annual Fees â‚Ź3,780 per annum (Fees revised annually) Duration 2 years - 26 weeks per year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme will give you expertise in hardware, software applications, software development, operating systems and data communications. It will give you the skills to pursue a career in the information and communications technology industry. You will learn how to install new hardware and software, and to configure networks, software and hardware to user requirements. The programme will also give you a detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of application development and support including the essentials of hardware, software, operating systems and networking.

The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Applications and Support is awarded by HETAC at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Upon successful completion students have a number of options open to them. They can progress to year 3 of the BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems (level 8) or year 3 of the BSc (Hons) in Computing (level 8) or year 2 of the BA (Ord) in Management of Technology in Business (level 7).

Who is the programme for? The programme is ideal for those wishing to develop a career in the information technology sector. You will have the ability to act as a technical support person capable of independent problem solving and teamwork approaches. It is also an ideal start for further studies.

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Location IFSC Campus

National College of Ireland

Entry Requirements This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.


Programme Content Year 1 . . . .

Introduction to Programming Introduction to Computers XHTML & Web Design Introduction to Mathematics for Computing . Personal and Professional Development

Year 2 . . . . .

Introduction to Software Engineering Introduction to Databases Web Development Data Structures and Algorithms Business Entrepreneurship

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Object Oriented Programming Computer Architecture Introduction to Multimedia Operating Systems Managerial Foundations of Information Systems

. Object Oriented Software Engineering . Advanced Databases . Project . Data Communications and Networking . Software Project Management

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Certificate in Science in Web Technologies For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.30 - 22.30 and all day Saturdays Start Date Sept 2012

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Fees â‚Ź2,450 (Fees revised annually) Duration 1 Semester - 13 weeks Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme will appeal to nontechnical professionals and all those with an interest in applying web technologies to their organisation. The programme will give them the opportunity to develop expertise in an important growth area of IT that relates to web technologies. The programme is practical in nature and aims to provide individuals with an understanding of how to create a web application that incorporates client and server side technologies using the latest web frameworks.

The Certificate in Web Technologies is a minor award of the Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies awarded by HETAC at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may transfer to a major award at level 8 such as the Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies.

Who is the programme for? This programme is for non-technical professionals in the workplace and college graduates from non-technical disciplines at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. It should be noted that the programme contains a large amount of technical content and independent study on projects and assessments. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: . Create a web application . Use a web framework to create web applications . Understand the latest Web 2.0 Technologies

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Location IFSC Campus and selected locations of our National Campus Network

National College of Ireland

Entry Requirements Applicants holding an Honours Degree (level 8) in any discipline will be considered for the programme. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced and interview.

Programme Content . Introduction to Computing and Web Technologies . Client Side Web Technologies . Server Side Web Technologies


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Certificate in Science in Web Development Subject to HETAC Validation For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Location IFSC Campus and selected locations of our National Campus Network Indicative Schedule Monday and Wednesday 18.30 - 22.30 All day Saturdays Start Date Sept 2012

Fees â‚Ź2,450 (Fees revised annually) Duration 1 Semester - 13 weeks Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

Programme Description As the internet becomes increasingly vital for all types of organisations the demand for individuals with web development skills continues to grow globally. This programme will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the theory of web development and the foundations of computing, the skills to analyse, design and develop web applications using software tools and the competence to use standards and best practices in industry to develop web applications.

Who is the programme for? This programme is for anyone who wishes to have a basic knowledge of web development. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: . Create a web application . Incorporate multimedia images and sound into a web application

Award and Progression This is a minor award of the BSc (Hons) in Computing (30 ECTS) at level 8 awarded by HETAC. Students who successfully complete this programme may transfer to a major award at level 8 such as BSc (Hons) in Computing.

Entry Requirements The normal entry requirement is for a Leaving Certificate or an equivalent Level 5 or Level 6 NFQ award. Students who have a FETAC level 5/6 (NCVA level 2) award will be eligible. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience.

Programme Content . . . .

Introduction to Computers XHTML and Web Design Introduction to Multimedia Project

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Learning and Teaching


“Working full-time and undertaking a part-time course, with continuous assessment and an exam element is certainly a challenge, but the support I get from my lecturers and tutors at NCI helps me to manage my time and get the balance right� Student Profile Emma McCarthy Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching


School of Computing

Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 and some Saturdays 09.30 - 13.30 Start Date September 2012

Fees €4,500 per annum (€9,000 Total Fee) (Fees revised annually) Duration 2 calendar years Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

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Programme Description

Award and Progression

This Masters programme is designed to meet the needs of learning and teaching professionals in workplace and college contexts. It provides you with an understanding of the theories, research and practical strategies for learning throughout life. Teaching techniques including classroom management, the application of new technology to instruction and strategies to support learning in diverse contexts are featured. Throughout this course you will be encouraged to enquire, question and critique modern conceptions of how we learn and how we can bring about learning in others. The course will include guest lecturers and a variety of participative instructional approaches. You will be expected to complete practical assignments and to build your skills as an educator. In the second year you will be expected to complete a research based dissertation.

The Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral programmes at level 10 on the NFQ.

Who is the programme for? This programme is for leaders in learning who wish to become proficient and professional educators capable of operating in a range of learning environments. It will prove particularly useful if you are a college teacher, an e-learning or workplace learning professional or if you are interested in your own lifelong learning.

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Location IFSC Campus

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Entry Requirements Applicants holding a Bachelor (Honours) Degree (level 8) in any discipline ideally with professional involvement in the delivery of learning in education or in training will be considered for the programme. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application or interview.


“Adults learn what they want to learn and what they perceive as useful to them. The real challenge for educators is to find ways of supporting people to direct their own learning throughout life� Faculty Profile Dr. Leo Casey

Programme Content Year 1 . . . .

Theories of Learning and Teaching Philosophy of Education Cultural and Individual Aspects of Learning Technology Enhanced Learning

. . . .

Educational Assessment Strategies of Learning and Instruction Practicum in Teaching e-Learning Design and Application

Year 2 . . . . .

Contextual Studies Research Methods Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods Dissertation

*Note that all modules count towards the final award classification

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Learning and Teaching For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Indicative Schedule Tuesday & Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 and some Saturdays 09.30 - 13.30 Start Dates September 2012

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Fees â‚Ź4,500 (Fees revised annually)

Duration 1 calendar year Application Apply online at www.ncirl.ie

Spread the cost with our direct debit plan

Programme Description

Award and Progression

This programme is designed to meet the needs of learning and teaching professionals in workplace and college contexts. The programme will provide you with an understanding of the theories, research and practical strategies for learning throughout life. Teaching techniques including classroom management, the application of new technology to instruction and strategies to support learning in diverse contexts are featured. Throughout this course you will be encouraged to enquire, question and critique modern conceptions of how we learn and how we can bring about learning in others. The course will include guest lecturers and will use a variety of participative instructional approaches. You will be expected to complete practical assignments and to build your skills as an educator.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Learning and Teaching is awarded by HETAC at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may opt to defer this award and proceed to complete the Masters of Arts in Learning and Teaching (see page 82).

Who is the programme for? This programme is for leaders in learning who wish to become proficient and professional educators capable of operating in a range of learning environments. It will prove particularly useful if you are a college teacher, an e-learning or workplace learning professional or if you are interested in your own lifelong learning.

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Location IFSC Campus

National College of Ireland

Entry Requirements Applicants holding a Bachelor (Honours) Degree (level 8) in any discipline ideally with professional involvement in the delivery of learning in education or in training will be considered for the programme. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application or interview.


“I think whether you are in education or in the workplace this is a really useful course. You get both the theory and the practical side from supportive lecturers and staff� Student Profile Emma McCarthy Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching

Programme Content . . . .

Theories of Learning and Teaching Philosophy of Education Cultural and Individual Aspects of Learning Technology Enhanced Learning

. . . .

Educational Assessment Strategies of Learning and Instruction Practicum in Teaching e-Learning Design and Application

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Admissions

How to apply to NCI For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

How you can apply to NCI 1. Online through www.ncirl.ie. Online applicants do not need to pay the â‚Ź25 application fee. 2. By completing the standard application form for part-time programmes and returning it along with the â‚Ź25 application fee to the address below. Application forms are available from the Admissions Office or our website: www.ncirl.ie Admissions Office, National College of Ireland, PO Box 12174 Dublin 1 Call: 1850 221 721 Using a single application (online or paper), you may choose from a range of courses listed in this prospectus. You are advised to submit your application in good time to avoid disappointment. If you plan to apply once the course has commenced, please contact Admissions to see if there are openings before submitting your application.

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Contacting Applicants The college may contact you in writing by post or email. It is important to ensure you submit a valid email address at the time of application. Course Commencement Please note that all courses are offered subject to sufficient numbers of students. Please note that some end of semester exams may be scheduled during the day. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning RPEL National College of Ireland operates a scheme which grants formal recognition of knowledge or experience that has been gained from work, life or previous study. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning RPEL Credit for Prior Experiential Learning is intended for mature students who may or may not have had structured formal education but who have learned from their involvement in employment, community activities, home duties, sport etc. This learning, when evaluated, might entitle them to credits or exemptions from a course of study. Such individuals might be in employment (including selfemployed), unemployed, currently retired from employment or never have been in employment.


Examples include: (a) Credit for learning gained in employment. A person, as a result of experience gained in employment, might have achieved learning which can be equated to learning outcomes listed for subjects on an approved course. Broad examples of this might be: • a salesperson who may have a thorough understanding of marketing techniques, book-keeping etc.; credit/exemption might be possible on courses in the area of business studies or marketing. • a person who has worked in a bank might be exempt from some of the learning outcomes on a course in banking or business studies. b) Learning gained from voluntary/ community activities. Individuals may have been carrying out duties in associations, sporting organisations or charities which might entitle them to exemptions from the learning outcomes on courses in politics, communications, etc. (c) Learning gained from experience working in the home. Individuals, who have had substantial experience of managing a household and rearing children, may have gained learning in the area of budgeting, time management, interpersonal skills etc. This might merit exemptions from learning outcomes on courses in business studies.

How to apply: If you wish to have such experience accredited, please fill out a standard application form and enclose a completed RPEL form. The RPEL form is available on our website; www.ncirl.ie/ Programmes_Courses/Apply) Exemptions Students may get exemptions from parts of NCI programmes by virtue of programmes already undertaken. Please ask for details on application. The process by which exemption(s) can be sought is: . Fill out and attach a copy of the exemptions pro forma to the application form which is available on the Admissions section of the NCI website. (www.ncirl.ie/Programmes_ Courses/Apply) and submit this to the college along with... 1. A copy of the syllabus of the subject(s) you have already completed AND 2. Official transcripts of the result awarded in that/those subjects. Applications for exemption(s) must be submitted by no later than 30th September and are granted at the discretion of the course director. For further information on applying for exemptions please contact Admissions.

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How to apply to NCI Continued...

For Further Information contact: The Admissions Team T: 1850 221 721 E: admissions@ncirl.ie

Disability, Learning or Health Difficulties National College of Ireland is committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for students with disabilities. The college encourages students to be open about their disability and to discuss their needs with the Student Support Officer. It is important that students disclose a disability early in the academic year to ensure that appropriate supports are provided. To find out more please contact: Geraldine McCorkell O2 Student Support Officer Tel: (01) 659 9269 Email: geraldine.mccorkell@ncirl.ie Deferred Entry A student who has been offered a place may defer acceptance for one year under certain circumstances deemed appropriate by the college. Applications for deferrals will not be considered after the end of the first semester, except in extenuating circumstances. Only a student who has accepted a place on their course and paid their deposit can defer until the next year. Someone who has been offered but is not accepting their place has to reapply the following year. Deferrals are only granted on a one-year basis.

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Orientation The orientation programme is the first step in helping students adjust to a new environment and provides a comprehensive overview of the supports and services available at the college. The initial orientation programme is complemented by academic and personal development workshops which assist the student in becoming a more effective learner. Students should check the website prior to commencement of the academic year in order to confirm their orientation date as it will differ from the commencement date on their offer letter. Fees Office The Fees Office located on the ground floor is responsible for the billing and collection of student fees and can be contacted at: (01) 4498 566, (01) 4498 569 or by emailing fees@ncirl.ie Fees Policy The college requires payment of the course fee in order to register as a student. For most part-time courses 50% of the course fee is payable before the course commences with the balance being payable before commencement of the second semester. On some courses of shorter duration 100% of the course fee is payable before commencement of the course. International students wishing to apply for programmes contained in this prospectus should contact our International Office as a separate fee structure will apply (see page 96).


Spread the cost with our easy payment plan You can choose to spread the cost of the programme using our direct debit plan at no extra cost. In the easy payment plan 20% of the fee is payable before the commencement of the programme with the remaining 80% being paid on a monthly basis by direct debit. The number of monthly payments depends on the duration of the programme. Please contact us for details. Refunds The college operates a strict policy of non-refund of deposit/fees except where the college is not in a position to comply with its obligations to the student. Tax Relief on Fees for Part-time Study Many NCI programmes qualify for tax relief. The 1996 Finance Act provides for tax relief, at the standard rate of tax, for tuition fees paid in respect of approved part-time third-level programmes, provided the student does not hold a Certificate, Diploma or Degree, which was awarded following a two-year programme of study in an unrelated programme.

Amount of tax relief available to the student Tax relief at the standard rate will be available to the student for the relevant tax year on the amount approved by the Minister for Education. Tax relief will be available on tuition fees only up to a maximum level, which applies uniformly to all approved programmes. Relief will not be available for any part of the tuition fees which are met directly, or indirectly, by grants, scholarships, employer payments, etc. How does the student make the claim? The student can claim the relief either on the individual’s tax return at the end of the tax year or during the tax year when the fees have been paid. Married people can claim the tax relief in respect of fees paid by, or on behalf of, their spouses. Details of grants, scholarships, employer payments, etc. received must accompany the claim. For more information on whether your programme of study qualifies for tax relief please visit the Revenue website or contact our fees office. For further information please visit www.revenue.ie.

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Transport

How to get to NCI


Getting here Dublin City is easily accessible by bus, tram, train or car. All trains travel into either Heuston Station or Connolly Station, which are both city centre based and serviced by the Red Line LUAS. Connolly Station also provides access to the DART line and is a 10 minute walk from NCI. Most coach routes around the country use the central bus station in Dublin (Busáras) or stop in nearby streets. Busáras is located beside Connolly train station.

If you are travelling by car Travelling from the Northside: • Travel along Amiens Street • After the train bridge, turn left onto Lower Sheriff St. • Follow road right onto Commons St. • At first set of traffic lights turn left onto Mayor St. • Continuing down Mayor St., turn right onto Alderman Way after the college • The NCI car park is on your right hand side.

Travelling from the Southside:

Bus

Over 70 Dublin Bus routes terminate in the vicinity of NCI’s campus. The IFSC is also located beside the central mainline bus terminal (Busáras) which services routes around the country. Special Student Fares are available to qualifying students on Single, Return & 10-Journey tickets on all main services. Student Weekly and Monthly Commuter tickets are available on Provincial City Services.

LUAS

The Red Line of the LUAS links Saggart and Tallaght to the O2 and stops right outside NCI.

Rail

All trains travel into either Heuston Station or Connolly Station, which are both city centre based and serviced by the Red Line LUAS. Connolly Station also provides access to the DART line and is a 10 minute walk from NCI.

• Travel over East Link Bridge and take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto North Wall Quay • At the junction by Jury’s Inn turn right onto Commons St. • At first set of traffic lights turn right onto Mayor St. • Continuing down Mayor St., turn right onto Alderman Way after the college • The NCI car park is on your right hand side.

Walking

Due to its central location, NCI’s campus is within 10-15 minutes walk from Dublin’s main streets (O’Connell St. and Grafton St.).

Cycling

There are approximately 120km of on-road cycle track in the city. Dublin City operates a bike rental scheme, see www.dublinbikes.ie for more details.

Parking

NCI offers underground car and bike parking on campus. The NCI car park is open from 05:30 – 22:30 Monday to Sunday. 94


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International Students The following programmes in this prospectus are listed on the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) website as fulfilling study visa requirements and therefore suitable for international students: . . . . .

Master of Business Administration MSc in Management MSc in Marketing MA in Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

. MSc/ PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning . MSc in Web Technologies . Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies . MA in Learning and Teaching . Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Learning and Teaching

Other NCI Programmes suitable for international students which are also listed on the NQAI website are as follows: . BSc (Hons) in Computing . BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems . Higher Certificate in Computing in Applications & Support . BA in Management of Technology in Business . Higher Certificate in Business . BA (Hons) in Business

. BA (Hons) Accounting & Human Resource Management . BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management . BA (Hons) in Financial Services . BA (Hons) in Accounting . Foundation Certificate (International)

How to Apply: International Students applying for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes should supply the following information directly to the NCI International Office: • Completed National College of Ireland international student application form. • Certified English translations of any examination results / qualification, plus original examination results. • Applicants whose first language is not English must attach a certified approved qualification of proficiency in English as all our programmes are conducted through the medium of English. NCI offers English Language testing free of charge - please contact international@ncirl.ie for further details. • A copy of the page from your passport that shows your photograph. Contact Details For further information or to submit an application to the programmes mentioned above please contact us at: NCI International Office 4th Floor National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC Dublin 1 Ireland

TEL: (++ 353) (0)14498695/653/661 Tel: (++ 353) (0)14498695/653/661 Email:international@ncirl.ie international@ncirl.ie Email:

Our international student e-brochure has full details on programmes and other relevant information for international students: www.nci.op-ireland.com/ Please Note: there is a separate tuition fee structure for International Students.


Part-time Prospectus 2012-13  

National College of Ireland Part-time Prospectus 2012-13