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WIT Third Level Part-time Prospectus

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2010 / 11 Tel. 051 302040 Fax. 051 302487 Email. ace@wit.ie

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‘Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire’ WB Yeats

Fáilte Mary O’Brien Customer Service Administrator

Margaret Richards Evening Administrator

Adult and Continuing Education Office WIT Cork Road Campus, Waterford T. 051 302040 E. ace@wit.ie W. www.wit.ie

Thank you for considering studying at Waterford Institute of Technology. We are pleased to offer you a broad range of relevant third level courses, which will enhance your work and career prospects. It is important for you to invest in your future and commit to your own continuing professional development. With the eventual upswing in both the Irish and global economies, you will be better equipped with the knowledge, skills, confidence and qualification to develop your career in either employment or self-employment. At WIT, our lecturers acknowledge and respect the wealth of experience and knowledge that you as an adult learner bring to the classroom. We will build on your prior learning and do our utmost to ensure that your time at WIT is both productive and rewarding.

OPENING HOURS Location: WIT Cork Road Campus JUNE - AUGUST

SEPTEMBER - MAY

Monday - Friday

Monday - Thursday

Friday

Saturday

10am - 12noon 2pm - 4pm

10am - 12noon 2pm - 4pm 6pm - 8pm

10am - 12noon 2pm - 4pm

10am - 12noon

We hope that we can provide a course of study that matches your professional and personal aspirations and preferences. Should you decide to study at WIT, we wish you every success in 2010/11. Le meas,

OPEN EVENINGS 2010 THIRD LEVEL COURSES Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 6pm - 8pm : WIT Cork Road Campus PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES Tuesday, 7 September 2010, 6pm - 8pm : WIT Cork Road Campus

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Contents Science and Technology

Education and Training Certificate in Study Skills and Recognition of Prior Learning Certificate in Practical Teaching Skills for Adult Tutors Certificate in Groupwork and Facilitation Skills Certificate in Adult Education Certificate in Community Development Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult Education Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development BA (Honours) in Community Education and Development BA (Honours) in Adult Education Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Teaching Learning in Further and Higher Education Master in Arts in Management in Education MSc in Science Education (Primary Science) Master of Arts in Education (FLAME) (subject to approval by Academic Council)

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Health Science BSc (Honours) in Nursing Studies

Business Certificate in Office Administration Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development Higher Certificate in Business Studies Bachelor (Honours) of Business Studies Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Development BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Higher Diploma in Business in Management MSc in Business, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Certificate in New Media Production Higher Certificate in Information Technology Support BSc (Ordinary) in Computing in Information Technology BSc (Honours) in Information Technology BSc (Ordinary) in Multimedia Applications Development BSc (Honours) in Multimedia Applications Development BSc (Honours) in Commercial Software Development Higher Diploma of Science in Business Systems Analysis Higher Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology BSc (Ordinary) in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology BSc (Honours) in Applied Biology with Quality Management

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Humanities Certificate in Church Music Restaurant Operations Management (Special Purpose Award) Higher Certificate in Arts - Culinary Arts Higher Certificate in Legal Studies BA (Ordinary) in Legal Studies BA (Ordinary) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care Higher Certificate in Arts in Advocacy Studies Higher Diploma in Television Production

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Engineering Certificate in Manufacturing Business Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Ordinary) in Technology BSc (Honours) in Computer Aided Manufacturing

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How do I apply?

Who can advise me on my choice of course?

Option A Online Application: The quickest way to register is online, simply go to www.wit.ie/parttime and follow the prompts.

Information and advice will be available at the Open Evening for third level courses listed in this brochure on 1th June 010 in the Cork Road Campus, WIT, from 18.00 - 20.00.

Option B You can also return a completed application form (with full tuition fee attached) to the Adult Education Office, WIT Main Campus, Cork Road, Waterford on or before 1st July 010. Application forms are available to download from our website or from the Adult Education Office, Cork Road Campus.

If you need additional advice on choosing the right course for you, please contact REGSA: Regional Educational Guidance Service for Adults. They can provide you with professional adult guidance to help you make the right decision. REGSA can be contacted for an appointment at 051 302287 or shealy@wit.ie

What are the entry requirements for courses? Please Note: If you are a first year applicant you must email a copy of your current CV and relevant qualifications to tlace@wit.ie. Failure to do so may result in loss of place.

When do I apply? Third Level applications will be accepted between the 15th of June and 31st July 2010. Applications are registered on a first come first served basis so early application is recommended.

Each course has its own entry requirements so please refer to the relevant course details for more information. Whilst no formal certification of English is required, participants must ensure that they are proficient in both written and spoken English to successfully complete their course of choice.

Is there any funding available for courses? As all adult education courses operate on a self-financing basis, you are required to pay your own tuition fees. The following supports may be worth considering:

How do I pay? You must pay the full fee with your application form. For online applications, payment can be made with Credit or Debit cards. When you make a payment online you will automatically receive a receipt via email. If you don’t have access to a Credit/Debit card you can still apply online by choosing payment option B. Simply send in your payment by cheque, Postal Order or Bank Draft (made payable to Waterford Institute of Technology) to our office within 10 working days of your online application. On receipt of your payment your application will be processed. Please Note: Cash payments are not accepted. Where employers are funding your fees, you are required to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. WIT does not offer invoicing facilities.

When do courses begin? All third level courses are scheduled to start the week commencing Monday 13th September 2010. At the beginning of September 2010, you will receive written confirmation of your course start date from the Adult Education Office.

Where do lectures take place?

• WIT Bursary for the Unemployed: We encourage those in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance or Unemployment Benefit to apply as part time students to WIT in order to improve their employment prospects. For this reason we are offering a 25% bursary to all applicants in receipt of either of these two welfare payments. Please provide evidence of your payment by supplying your PPS number and signing the declaration which states that the information you are submitting is accurate and honest. Your details will be verified by the Department of Social and Family Affairs. (Please see the reduced fees listed by programme in this prospectus under the heading 'Cost, if eligible for bursary'. This scheme will be subject to review at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year and does not apply to any of our part-time postgraduate programmes.) • Tax Relief: People pursuing part-time courses leading to a Third-level qualification may be eligible for Tax Relief on their fees if paying from their own income. Registered employers may also be eligible to claim relief on course fees paid for employees. For further details, please contact your local Revenue Office to get a form IT31 or visit www.revenue.ie NB: Always retain your receipt of payment for tax purposes. If you wish to obtain an additional copy of your receipt this will incur a cost of €10.

The majority of lectures take place in either the Cork Road Campus, Browne’s Road Campus (Applied Technology Building) or in the College Street Campus (Good Shepherd and St. Dominic’s Buildings).

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What happens if a course is cancelled?

What is the cost of RPL?

Classes will run subject to sufficient enrolments and viability. If a course is undersubscribed, we will make every effort to offer you an alternative course or we will refund you the full tuition fee.

You must register and pay in full for each course/module in question at the beginning of the academic year. If exemptions are granted you will be given a refund of 50% per exempted module.

What is WIT’s refund policy?

What is the National Framework of Qualifications?

If you have registered for a course and cannot attend classes, you must contact the Adult Education Office, one week before the course start date (i) stating your intention to withdraw, and (ii) requesting a refund form. All refunds are subject to an administration fee (details available on request).

The NFQ forms the basis of a new more flexible and integrated system of qualifications. The NFQ, through its ten levels, provides a means of comparing and contrasting national and international education and training qualifications. It helps learners to plan their education and training and employers to identify the qualifications they require.

Please Note: If you do not notify staff prior to the start date, no refund will be given.

How can I get a student card? Once you are registered on a course, you are entitled to apply for a WIT Card. This card costs €15 and is available from the WIT Card Office in the Atrium, Cork Road Campus. The WIT card is essential for you to access the library, IT, photocopying, canteen and shop facilities.

What is Recognition of Prior Learning? WIT acknowledges that adults bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to the classroom. In some instances, where adults can demonstrate that the quality and duration of their experience is equivalent to the learning outcomes of programme module(s), students may be entitled to an exemption from particular module(s). This is referred to as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

How can I apply for RPL? If you wish to apply for RPL, you must compile a portfolio of documentary evidence to demonstrate that you have already achieved the learning outcomes of a module or modules and would not be disadvantaged by not studying that particular module(s). Please send all RPL applications (hard copy only) clearly marked for the attention of the 3rd Level Administrator, Adult and Continuing Education, College Street Campus. Please Note: The closing date for Exemption applications (RPL) are as follows: Semester 1: Semester 2:

24th September 2010 28th January 2011

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Education and Training

CERTIFICATE IN STUDY SKILLS AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (Special Purpose Award) This special purpose award offers participants the opportunity to acquire the skills to undertake study in a third level environment and capture their prior learning experiences in a supportive environment. Programme Aims This programme aims to help participants to gain a better understanding of themselves as learners and to increase their self-confidence in their learning abilities. It offers participants an opportunity to map and evaluate their life/work experience to date in order to facilitate educational progression. Relevant and appropriate educational pathways will be explored and participants may sample a range of WIT programmes which may be of interest to them. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to: • Prepare an extended curriculum vitae • Prepare statements identifying their transferable skills, knowledge and attributes • Compile evidence that demonstrates how their learning was achieved • Identify current opportunities in further and higher education, which match their ambitions and aspirations. Duration 36 hours Qualification 10 Credit Module Level 6 Cost Cost of this programme to be confirmed - please consult our website for further details - www.wit.ie/parttime Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL TEACHING SKILLS FOR ADULT TUTORS

CERTIFICATE IN GROUPWORK AND FACILITATION SKILLS

(Special Purpose Award)

(Special Purpose Award)

Course Objective Adult tutors are normally appointed on the basis of their qualifications and expertise in a specialist area of studies. Many of them come from non-teaching backgrounds and will not have had the opportunity to undertake a course, which will help them to pass on their knowledge and skills in a class situation. This course offers participants the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and will cover the following:

The 10-credit Certificate in Groupwork and Facilitation introduces students to the practical skills and the background knowledge needed to work effectively with groups. Students will acquire or enhance groupwork skills, which can then be applied in a variety of settings.

Course Content • How people learn • Managing learning • Designing learning programmes • Facilitation skills • Presentation sampling • Presentation and communication skills • Group work skills • Assessing learning • Course design

The course is aimed at adults without formal qualifications, who have experience, or require experience, in participating or leading groups. It is a practical course which builds on the students own experience, it requires participation in group-work and experiential learning exercises. Content includes • Working with groups • Group theory and dynamics • Planning for group-work and group decision making • Facilitation skills Duration 12 weeks, Tuesdays 7-10pm

Duration 12 weeks, Saturday 10am - 1pm Qualification 10 Credits, Level 6 Special Purpose Award Cost €330 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50

Qualification Certificate in Groupwork and Facilitation Skills (Special Purpose Award - 10 Credits Level 6) Cost €330 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Progression Certificate in Adult Education/Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult Education

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CERTIFICATE IN ADULT EDUCATION

CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

(Special Purpose Award)

(Special Purpose Award)

The 30-credit Certificate in Adult Education aims to introduce students to the values, knowledge and skills necessary for teachers and trainers to work effectively in the field of adult education. This course is designed to give people an insight and introduction to a career in adult education and training. Module Practical Teaching Skills Adult Learning Group Work and Facilitation

Credits 10 10 10

The 30-credit Certificate in Community Development aims to introduce students to the values, knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary in order to work as reflective practitioners in community education and community development settings. The course is aimed at those who: • Are active in their local community in either a voluntary or paid capacity • Have not had access to benefits from the formal education system • Work from an equality perspective. Places are offered based on the above criteria, suitable applicants will be called for interview.

Module

Credits

Duration 18 weeks, Mondays 7-10pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm

Community Development

10

Qualification Certificate in Adult Education (Special Purpose Award - 30 credits Level 6)

Personal Effectiveness for Community Development

10

Group Work and Facilitation Skills

10

Cost €330 per 10 credit module, €990 in total Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 per 10 credit module, €742.50 in total Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Progression Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult Education

Duration 18 weeks, Fridays 10am-5pm Qualification Certificate in Community Development (Special Purpose Award - 30 credits Level 6) Cost €330 per module, €990 in total Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 per module, €742.50 in total Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Progression Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN ADULT EDUCATION The part-time, modular Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult Education aims to promote the values, knowledge and skills necessary for adult education practitioners to work effectively in the field of adult education, training and development. The course is specifically designed for adult education practitioners and/or those interested in pursuing a career in one of the following areas of adult education and training (i) General Adult Education, (ii) Information Technology Training or (iii) Work Based Training and Development. Module

Duration

Credits

Practical Teaching Skills Adult Learning Group Work and Facilitation Assessment and Evaluation Change and Educational Policy IT in Education Curriculum Development Comparative Adult Education Emerging Technologies in Education Teaching and Training Strategies and Methodologies Management of Adult Education

12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

12 weeks 12 weeks

10 10

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT The aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes in order to work as reflective practitioners in community education and community development settings. We do this by supporting students to become agents of change by challenging inequalities, asking questions, being critically aware and enabling others to make informed choices about their lives. The course is aimed at those who: • Are active in their local community in either a voluntary or paid capacity • Have not had access to benefits from the formal education system • Work from an equality perspective. Places are offered based on the above criteria, suitable applicants will be called for interview. Module

Duration

Credits

YEAR 1 Thinking and Learning Skills Information Technology Skills Introductory Studies Groupwork and Facilitation Skills Social Analysis Communications for Community Work Community Development

6 weeks 6 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks

5 5 10 10 10 10 10

YEAR  Social Policy Community Management Practice Community Education Theory and Practice Professional Practice Personal Effectiveness for Community Work

11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks

10 10 10 10 10

Please note that students will be awarded the Higher Certificate on successful completion of 12 modules. Modules can also be taken modules on a single module basis.

Electives (Choose 1) Community Arts Community Enterprise Sustainable Development

11 weeks 11 weeks 11 weeks

10 10 10

Duration 2 years, Monday 7-10pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm

Please note that students will be awarded the Higher Certificate on successful completion of 12 modules.

Electives (Choose one) Contemporary Issues in Adult Education Theory and Practice of Work-based Training Teaching and Learning in an IT Environment

12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

10 10 10

Qualification Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult Education Level 6 Cost €330 per module, €1980 per annum

Duration 2 years, Friday 10am-5pm

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 per module, €1485 per annum

Qualification Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult Education Level 6

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Cost €330 per 10 credit module, €1980 per annum

Progression BA (Ord) in Adult Education

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 per 10 credit module, €1485 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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BA (HONOURS) IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) IN ADULT EDUCATION

The aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes in order to work as reflective practitioners in community education and community development settings.

Programme Aim This programme is designed for adults working in the Further Education sector and will be specifically relevant to those working within the Adult Basic Education service encompassing adult literacy and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages).

Entry Requirements Applicants for this programme must possess a Level 7 qualification in Community Education or equivalent. Applicants may be called for interview. Module

Duration

YEAR 1 MODULES Community Education in Context Sociology and Social Change Community Development & Policies

12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

YEAR 2 MODULES Social Research Methods Community Workplace Practice Dissertation

12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

Entry Requirements Applicants for this programme must possess a Level 7 qualification in Adult Education or equivalent. Applicants may be called for interview.

Credits Module

Duration

Credits

10 10 10

YEAR 1 MODULES Intercultural Education Equality and Social Analysis Elective (see choice below)

12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

10 10 10

10 10 10

YEAR 2 MODULES Research Methods Research Project Elective (see choice below)

12 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks

10 10 10

Qualification BA (Honours) in Community Education and Development Level 8

Electives (Choose two of the following) Strategic Management Advanced Adult Literacy Methodologies

Cost €370 per module, €1110 per annum

Critical Education Theory

Duration 2 years, Friday 10am-5pm

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €277.50 per module, €832.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Duration 2 years, 1 weekend per month Friday 2-6pm & Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm Qualification BA (Honours) in Adult Education (Level 8) Cost €370 per module, €1110 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €277.50 per module, €832.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA/MASTERS IN TEACHING LEARNING IN FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION (Level ) The aim of the course is to enable students to develop their teaching expertise, to reflect on their practice and to gain a theoretical and critical perspective of further and higher education. Participants will be presented with theoretical concepts and will then engage in self directed learning through project work and will apply this learning through their own practice and in their own particular settings. This course is delivered in full-time (1 year) and part-time (2-5 years) mode on Thursdays and Fridays. Course Overview

MASTER OF ARTS IN MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION (Level ) This programme provides an opportunity for participants to acquire knowledge and skills in key areas of educational leadership. The programme aims to provide participants with the necessary skills for effective educational leadership and management and to increase their self-confidence and efficacy. Participants will be presented with theoretical concepts and will then engage in self directed learning through project work and will apply this learning through their own practice and in their own particular settings.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (0 credits) - Mandatory Modules Module Academic Enquiry Educational Theory Practical Pedagogy 1 Curriculum and Assessment Reflective Practice in Education Practical Pedagogy 2

Duration 3 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days

Credits 10 10 10 10 10 10

Cost €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700

This course is offered in part-time mode (2 - 5 years) as follows:

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20

€700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €1400 €1400 €1400

Electives Strategic Planning Mentoring Information Technology Financial Management Public Relations Human Resource Management Education Law Practical Leadership Enterprise and Innovation Research Methods in Education Dissertation

MASTERS (choose 0 credits) Elective Modules Blended Learning 5 Days Language, Power and Societies 5 Days Creativity in Education 5 Days Perspectives on Further and Higher Education 5 Days Independent Learning Module 5 Days Mentoring 5 Days Multiple Intelligences 5 Days Psychology for Educators 5 Days Research Supervisory Skills 5 Days Teaching English as a Second Language 5 Days Adult Learning 5 Days Research Methods in Education 5 Days Dissertation ongoing study Educational Product ongoing study Writing for Publication ongoing study

Entry Details An Honours Degree or equivalent and three years postgraduate experience. Applicants must have access to an educational organisation where they can carry out teaching practice. To Apply To apply for the entire programme, apply online at www.wit.ie To apply for a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Course Overview Module Mandatory Modules Academic Enquiry Leading Learning

Duration

Credits

Cost

3 Saturdays 5 Saturdays

10 20

€700 €1400

2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 5 days ongoing study

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20

€700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €1400

Entry Details An Honours Degree or equivalent and three years postgraduate experience To Apply To apply for the entire programme, apply online at www.wit.ie To apply for a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Contact: Martina Mullally, Postgraduate Administrator, School of Education & Professional Development, WIT, College Street Campus, Waterford. Tel: 051 302 225 Email: pgace@wit.ie

Postgraduate Administrator. Tel: 051 302 225 Email: pgace@wit.ie

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MSc IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (Primary Science) (Level )

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (Level ) (Subject to Academic Council approval)

The MSc in Science Education (Primary Science) is a flexible modular part-time programme which has been developed to meet the needs of teaching professionals at primary level in science education. This programme has been developed in conjunction with scientists, educationalists and practising teachers working at primary level in science education.

The aim of the Master of Arts in Education is to offer graduates a flexible pathway to a Level 9 qualification by allowing them to choose modules in accordance with their professional interests and practices, whilst maintaining a set of core educational competences. The mandatory core modules stress the acquisition of a range of theoretical and practical approaches appropriate to level 9 study.

Course Overview

Course Overview

Module Mandatory Modules (40 credits) Academic Enquiry Pedagogy of Learning and Teaching Science Research Methods in Education Scientific Thoughts Processes and Awareness

Credits

Cost

Modules

10 10 10 10

€700 €700 €700 €700

Electives (choose 50 credits, can only elect one 20 credit module) Digital Technology and Science Education 10 Teaching the Materials Strand 10 Teaching the Energy and Forces Strand 10 Teaching the Environment Awareness and Care Strand 10 Teaching the Living Things Strand 10 Dissertation* 20 Educational Product* 20 Writing for Publication* 20

€700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €1400 €1400 €1400

*Please note Research Methods in Education is a prerequisite for the Dissertation, Educational Product and Writing for Publication modules.

Entry Details A recognised post-primary teaching qualification and two years postgraduate experience To Apply Apply online at www.wit.ie Closing Date 31 July 2010 Contact: Martina Mullally, Postgraduate Administrator, School of Education & Professional Development, WIT, College Street Campus, Waterford. Tel: 051 302 225 Email: pgace@wit.ie

Credits

Cost

Mandatory Modules (40 credits) Academic Enquiry Educational Theory Practical Pedagogy 1 Reflective Practice in Education

10 10 10 10

€700 €700 €700 €700

Electives (choose 50 credits) Adult Learning Blended Learning Creativity in Education Curriculum and Assessment Education Law Independent Learning Module Language, Power and Societies Mentoring Multiple Intelligences Perspectives on Further and Higher Education Psychology for Educators Teaching English as a Second Language Research Supervisory Skills Research Methods in Education Educational Product* Writing for Publication* Dissertation*

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20

€700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €700 €1400 €1400 €1400

*Please note Research Methods in Education is a prerequisite for the Dissertation, Educational Product and Writing for Publication modules.

Entry Details An Honours Degree or equivalent and 3 years postgraduate experience To Apply Please visit www.wit.ie for further information For further information: Tel: 051 302 225 Email: pgace@wit.ie

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Business

CERTIFICATE IN OFFICE ADMINISTRATION (Minor Award) The Certificate in Office Administration is a 30-credit (Level 6) programme, designed for people who work in, or wish to work in a modern office environment. The programme aims to develop participants’practical administration and interpersonal skills, which will assist them in their role as professional office administrators. This programme is seen as a first-step towards a Higher Certificate in Office Administration, which is currently being developed by WIT. Programme Structure Module Information Technology Financial Accounting Communications

Credits 10 10 10

Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate or equivalent Progression and Employment Opportunities The Certificate in Office Administration qualification is an excellent stepping stone to employment. Graduates could progress to either (i) Higher Certificate in Office Administration or (ii) Higher Certificate in Business Studies in Small Business Enterprise Development or could be granted exemptions from other relevant Higher Certificate programmes at WIT.

Duration 12 weeks, Monday & Wednesday 7-10pm, Saturdays 10-1pm Qualification Certification in Office Administration, Minor Award 30 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330 per module, €990.00 total Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 per module, €742.50 total Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESS LAW This course is designed to enable participants to understand the current requirements of business law relevant to a small business environment.

This Higher Certificate is a practical skills-based programme designed to be of immediate assistance to those setting up or running a small business. The course aims to develop in entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs and those working in small and medium sized companies the practical skills relevant to setting up and running of a small business in modern Ireland. This unique course has been designed specifically for adult students and will be delivered and assessed in ways, which are appropriate for adults’needs. The course is designed in modules, which are divided into Mandatory and Elective, so that each person can attend one module or several modules appropriate to their needs at a specific time.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of basic legal concepts • Demonstrate an understanding and how Contract and Tort Law pertain to a small business • Demonstrate an understanding of the law with regards to sale of goods and Intellectual Property • Demonstrate an understanding of the areas where legal difficulties may arise • Adhere to correct company law procedures in relation to small business

Course Overview Module Business Law Communications Financial Accounting* Financial Management Human Resource Management* Information Technology Introduction to Environmental Management Introduction to Life Coaching Leadership Management Development Marketing On-line Business Payroll and Computerised Accounts Personal Development Programme for Owner Managers Project Management Quality Management Safety and Health Management Start Your Own Business* Sustainable and Renewable Energy Taxation for a Small Business

Day Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday Tuesday Monday

Credits 10 10 10 10 10 10

Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Monday Wednesday Monday Wednesday

10 10 10 30 10 10 10

Thursday Monday Thursday Wednesday Thursday Wednesday Monday

10 10 10 10 10 10 10

*Mandatory Course Requirement

Duration 12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

COMMUNICATIONS This course is designed to develop the written, oral and presentation skills of the participants to enable them to become effective communicators. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Discuss the nature and value of good communication skills • Have an awareness of the positive and negative aspects of the media • Deal with conflict • Organise and communicate information effectively • Develop business writing skills • Make a presentation to a small group Duration 12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00

On successful completion of 120 credits, a student will be awarded a Higher Certificate in Business Studies in Business Enterprise Development. Those wishing to take the course for knowledge and skill improvement but not particularly interested in obtaining the qualifications will also gain from attending the course.

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to enable the participant to understand the purpose and nature of financial accounting. The course covers all aspects of financial accounting from recording business transactions to preparing financial accounts.

This course is designed for anyone whose responsibilities include employee relations or who aspires to be in a position of managing people within their organisations.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting • Apply the basic principles and concepts of accounting transactions • Operate accounting control mechanisms appropriate to a small business • Prepare final accounts for a small business

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Examine their leadership style and develop team building techniques • Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches to motivating employees and theories that underpin motivation. • Demonstrate an understanding of current employment legislation • Have gained knowledge of the recruitment and selection process, performance management and training and development techniques

Duration 12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6)

Duration 12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm

Cost €330.00

Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6)

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50

Cost €330.00

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT This course will give the participants an understanding of the implications of financial decisions on a small business. In addition, it will give the participant a holistic view of small business finance, raising finance and the cost and benefits of sourcing external finance for small business expansion. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of finance in relation to small businesses. • Analyse and determine the most appropriate source of funding for a small business. • Appraise investment decisions. • Manage the working capital of the business. • Read and interpret the financial accounts and related financial data. • Make presentations to banks, state institutions and other investors for loans and grants for business expansion.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This course designed to give students an understanding of, and ability to use, the computer skills of word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, databases, file management and the internet and email. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Use word-processing techniques to create and handle documents (including long documents), letters, tables and desktop publishing documents. • Use spreadsheets for calculations (including IF functions) and for simple models and graphs. • Create effective digital presentations. • Create and manipulate databases using queries, forms and reports. • Use the computer as a support tool for study and research: email and internet. Duration 12 weeks, Monday 7-10pm

Duration 12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

LEADERSHIP

This course is designed for persons who need an introduction and overview to the environmental management aspects of running a business. It will incorporate an introduction to environmental hazards and associated risks, principles of environmental control and environmental management strategies.

This module aims to introduce students to the theory of organizational leadership and corresponding theories of development and learning throughout a professional career. It also aims to develop the student’s capacity to relate these theories to the planning of a personal leader development programme in an organisational content.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Understand the concepts required of waste management strategies - Reduce / reuse/ recycle. • Identify the significant environmental aspects and impacts associated with their organisation. • Develop an Environmental Policy. • Understand the key elements required for an effective environmental management system.

Duration 12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm

Duration 12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT This module aims to provide a practical management and leadership development programme for owner/managers of micro enterprises or SMEs. This module highlights good practice in business management and leadership and encourages the student to make informed and strategic decisions with regard to their business development. Duration 15 weeks, Monday 6 - 10pm

INTRODUCTION TO LIFE COACHING

Qualification 30 Credits (Level 6)

Life Coaching empowers individuals to make positive changes to both their private and working lives. It is about constructing solutions to life situations as opposed to analysing problems and with this in mind this module will enable participants to live a more purposeful life. Through this the module will also raise participant’s awareness of the positive influence they can have over their own everyday life. It will give focus and clarity to what is important in life while at the same time supporting participants to reach for their best by living a balanced and fulfilled life by facilitating effective life choices.

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €618.75

Cost €825.00 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Duration 12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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MARKETING

PAYROLL AND COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTS

This module is designed to introduce participants to the principles of marketing, advertising and public relations within the context of a small business.

This course focuses on the basics required to understand and use computerised Payroll and Financial Accounting Systems for Small Businesses. The Payroll aspect of the course will cover Setting Up Payroll, Processing Payroll and Report Generating. The Financial Accounting aspect of the course will cover Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Nominal Ledger, Banking, VAT and Reporting.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Develop a marketing plan appropriate to their business. • Select and use appropriate media for various advertising and PR campaigns. • Develop a promotions plan appropriate to their business. • Use low cost tools (including social media) to effectively to promote their businesses.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Set up and Prepare Financial Accounts to Trial Balance Stage • Set up and Process Payroll on a weekly or monthly basis

Duration 12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Duration 12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.75 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

ON-LINE BUSINESS

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR OWNER MANAGERS

This course is designed for small business owner managers or people responsible for setting up a website for their organisation and carrying out business online. It will help the participants develop the knowledge needed to design a website and use the internet as a tool to promote and sell their company, products and/or services.

This course is designed to help owners/managers/middle managers/supervisory staff of small businesses to become reflective and effective practitioners. It develops a holistic approach to life planning and an awareness of the need for individuals, in their work and in their life, to be reflective, growing constantly and enjoying the work they do.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of internet marketing • Assess the suitability of products or services for e-Business • Develop an e-business plan for a small business • Develop the necessary policies and procedures to sell products and services online • Demonstrate an understanding of online customer care • Create a website template for a small business with e-commerce functionality

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Assess their personal strengths, skills and weaknesses. • Present their skills and strengths in a coherent and self-confident manner. • Demonstrate skills in a number of areas that enhance their personal coping strategies. • Demonstrate skills in effective self-management and in the management of others. • Complete a personal development plan.

Duration 12 weeks, Monday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Duration 12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

This module is ideal as an introduction to the principles of project management for employees and owners of SME’s who have an interest in learning how to plan and manage a project from the early stages of defining the work, to completion and handover.

This course is designed for anybody who is looking for an introduction into safety and health systems and procedures required in an enterprise or organisation.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Display a clear understanding of an entire project life cycle. • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and be able to plan and manage a project from definition stages to completion and handover. • Apply techniques such as CPA, PERT, resource allocation and smoothing, line of balance, etc. to manage projects. • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use a computer package (i.e. MS Project) to manage a project.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Identify hazards and assess associated risks. • Identify the Principles of Prevention and Hierarchy of Controls required. • Prepare a simple Safety Statement. • Be aware of the provisions of the new relevant Acts and other legal aspects. • Conduct Safety Audits and Inspections. • Prepare a procedure and conduct an accident investigation. • Implement baseline fire and emergency control systems. Duration 12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6)

Duration 12 weeks, Monday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €400.00

Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €300.00 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY QUALITY MANAGEMENT This course is designed for small business owner managers or people working in management who wish to upgrade their systems of quality assurance and control. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and importance of quality. • Appreciate the benefits of adopting a quality system, ISO, Q mark. • Have been introduced to the tools and techniques for the analysis of quality and to relevant computer software packages. • Be able to prepare and implement strategies for systems procedures and manuals.

This module is intended to show students where the developed world is in terms of energy and different types of renewable energy through the use of both lecture notes and film. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Identify the societal changes that have impacted on energy use in the last 50 years • Demonstrate an awareness of the need for alternative energy sources. • Have an awareness of the basics of the different types of renewable energy. Duration 12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6)

Duration 12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm

Cost €330.00

Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6)

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50

Cost €330.00

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.75 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS STUDIES

This subject is aimed at individuals who have started a new business or are in the process of starting a business. It aims to give participants a greater understanding of the issues involved in setting up a business.

This course has been designed to provide participants with a practical exposure to a wide range of business skills and is recognized both nationally and internationally. The Higher Certificate in Business Studies may be regarded as a terminal qualification or as a stepping stone for students towards more advanced studies in the BBS (Honours) courses or professional qualifications.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of what an “Entrepreneur” is. • Assess their personal attributes and aptitudes for business ownership. • Investigate the importance of innovation and creativity. • Develop skills in idea generation. • Understand the operations of running a small business. • Prepare a Feasibility Study and investigate the viability of a project. Duration 12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6) Cost €330.00 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50

Programme Structure YEAR 1

YEAR 

Semester 1 Business Learning and Practice Professional Written Communications Management Introduction to Microeconomics Applied ICT Skills 1 Fundamentals of Accounting

Semester  Statistics Managing Human Resources 1 Law 1 Management Accounting 1 Microeconomics for Business Enterprise Skills

Semester  Mathematics Professional Oral Communications Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Macroeconomics Fundamentals of Marketing Account Analysis

Semester  Marketing Mix Decisions Managing Human Resources 2 Law 2 Management Accounting 2 Macroeconomics for Business Applied ICT Skills 2

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

TAXATION FOR A SMALL BUSINESS This course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles of Income tax, PAYE/PRSI, VAT and the administration/reporting requirements of these taxes. This course is designed to give students an understanding of the overall Irish Tax system and be capable of calculating Income tax for business and personal purposes. It will cover PAYE/PRSI, VAT, Corporation Tax and outlines of the principal Capital Taxes (e.g. Capital Gains Tax). Duration 12 weeks, Monday 7-10pm Qualification 10 Credits (Level 6)

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate with passes in at least five subjects, which should include English or Irish and Mathematics. Students over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate an ability to cope with the demands of the course.

Cost €330.00

Duration 2 years, Monday & Weds nights 7pm-10pm, Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.50

Qualification Higher Certificate in Business Studies (Level 6)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Cost €165 per 5 credit module, €1980 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €123.75 per 5 credit module, €1485 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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BACHELOR OF BUSINESS STUDIES (HONOURS) The BBS (Honours) Degree programme is offered on a 2 year part-time basis to mature students who have passed the Higher Certificate - or who qualify via equivalent study / work experience. The aim of the programme is to equip graduates with a broad range of business skills- focusing on the key dynamics involved in managing organisations in a fast-moving competitive environment. Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Quantitative Techniques Business Research Methods Enterprise Software Skills Managing Diversity Quality Management

Semester  Business Strategy MIS and e-Business Services Marketing Business Research Practice Team Building and Negotiations

Semester  Business Finance Integrated Marketing Communications Leadership in Organisation Principles of Employment Law

Semester  Corporate Strategy Open Economy Macroeconomics Employee Relation Skills Practical Public Relations

FLEXIBLE SEMESTER Organisation Project (20 Credits) Poster Presentation Research Log

Entry Requirements Students can enter the programme having satisfactorily completed the Higher Certificate in Business Studies or by demonstrating previous relevant academic achievement at third level. Duration 2 years, Tuesday and Thursday 7pm-10pm Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm (only during Semester 1 & 3) Qualification Bachelor (Honours) of Business Studies (Level 8) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €740 per 20 credit module, Year 1 €2775, Year 2 €1665 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €555 per 20 credit module, Year 1 €2081.25, Year 2 €1248.75

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT This qualifications is awarded to participants of the South East Enterprise Platform Programme (SEEPP), a one-year start up business development programme run by WIT (in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Tipperary Institute). Programme Structure The main support element is a comprehensive Skills Development training programme, which consists approximately 30 days of workshops, covering a broad spectrum of business management and development areas such as: • Funding and Financing the Business • Taxation • Creativity and Innovation • Strategic Programme • Intellectual and Property Rights • Branding • Sales Skills • Strategic Growth and Internationalisation • Marketing Management • Corporate Government • Human Resource Management • Public Relations • Employment Law • Project Management Entry Requirements Places on the Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Development are limited. Applicants are expected to demonstrate that they possess: • An innovative business idea with strong commercial (preferably export) potential • Previous third-level qualification (minimum Diploma) • Related Business experience • Full-time commitment to starting their own business Progression and Employment Opportunities Whilst it is hoped that all participants will establish a successful, thriving business, those for whom success does not come immediately frequently utilise their new-found knowledge and experience in areas such as intrapreneurship and senior management. Duration 12 months part-time, Monday 9.30am - 5pm Cost Upon application Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Course enquiries: Programme Director: Mr. Eugene Crehan email. ecrehan@wit.ie Head of Graduate Business: Dr. Denis Harrington email. graduatebusiness@wit.ie Graduate Business Promotions: Ms. Jackie Murphy email. graduatebusiness@wit.ie

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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BA (HONOURS) IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT The BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management programme is offered on a 3 year part time basis. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for people working within or seeking to enter the HRM/Personnel field, and people responsible for managing people, to undertake a professional programme in Human Resource Management. Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Semester 

HRM Theory and Practice (10 credit module) Introduction to Management Professional Written Communication Academic learning Skills The Market Economy

Employment Resourcing Economic Environment HRM Design and Deliver Training Managing Diversity Reflective Log Business Research Methods

Semester 

Semester 

Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Statistics Professional Oral Communication Human Resource Management 2 Introduction to Business Law Financial Accounting for Non Specialists

Leadership in Organisations Organisational Psychology Principles of Employment Law Performance Management Reflective Log International HRM

Details of Year 3 Modules are available on our website

Entry Requirements Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business or equivalent can apply for entry to year two of the programme. Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for licentiate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). Duration 3 years, Monday and Thursday 7pm-10pm In addition skill based modules will be delivered on average 4 Saturdays per semester over the duration of the programme Qualification BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Level 8) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €370 for 10 credit module Year 1 €2220, Year 2 €2,220, Year 3 €1850 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module €277.50 per 10 credit module, Year 1 €1665, Year 2 €1665, Year 3 €1387.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) The Executive MBA is a two year part time programme designed to develop management and leadership skills essential for business success in today’s competitive market. WIT School of Business prides itself on its staff / student interaction and its interactive learning which creates an exciting and stimulating environment for students to share experiences and knowledge to maximise learning. Upon completion of the programme, participants will have enhanced their personal development, improved their group skills and be able to combine best practice techniques in business education with a practical approach to solving business issues. Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Marketing for Managers Accounting for Managers Operations Management

Semester 1 International Management ** Corporate Finance Strategic Management One Elective

Semester  Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Managing People Business Research and Analysis

Semester  Business Economics Info Systems and Projects for Managers Dissertation

** International Management is delivered as a one-week study tour during the first week of semester one in year two of the programme Entry Requirements 1. A degree or equivalent business qualification. In some cases where managers have exceptional experience (of at least ten years), an application will be considered. 2. Minimum age of 25 years. 3. At least three years of relevant management experience. Duration Class times are Thursdays from 2-9pm & Saturdays from 9-12 noon over two academic years. For further Information please contact Graduate Business Promotions Officer Ms. Jackie Murphy Tel. 051 302424 Email: graduatebusiness@wit.ie

For further details contact: Anne Marie McGrath, Tel. 051 845612, ammcgrath@wit.ie

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HIGHER DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS IN MANAGEMENT (Level ) The Higher Diploma in Business in Management is a part time programme aimed at middle, junior or aspiring managers who are keen to acquire personal and professional development and to gain a business management qualification. On completion of your studies you will have developed the knowledge, skills and capabilities to allow you to operate effectively in a competitive business context. Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Organisational Behaviour Skills for Professional Managers Managing People

Semester 1 Services Marketing Strategy in the Digital Firm Project Management

Semester  Accounting for Non-Specialists Marketing Fundamentals Operations Strategy

Semester  International Business Environment Strategic Case Studies Project

Entry Requirements 1. A degree or equivalent business qualification. In some cases where managers have exceptional experience (of at least ten years), an application will be considered. 2. Minimum age of 25 years. 3. At least three years of relevant management experience. Duration Class times are Thursdays from 2-9pm and Saturdays from 9-12 noon over two academic years. For further Information please contact Graduate Business Promotions Officer Ms. Jackie Murphy Tel. 051 302424 Email: graduatebusiness@wit.ie

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MSc IN BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY New for 2010, WIT’s MSc in Business, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (mBITE) is an exciting one-year programme dedicated to transforming Science, Engineering, Social Science and Technology graduates into leaders who will create and lead the businesses of tomorrow. mBITE offers a rigorous business education, preparing high calibre non-business graduates for careers in enterprise. It aims to achieve this by providing participants with the acumen and knowledge to successfully move ideas and innovations into commercial practice. In doing so, it addresses Ireland's need to maintain competitiveness by cultivating cross-functional, entrepreneurial orientated graduates. It draws from WIT’s core mission of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship; and builds on the WIT School of Business’s reputation for distinctive high-quality graduate programs. Career Opportunities A postgraduate degree in business is strongly correlated with enhanced career prospects. This programme improves graduates employment opportunities, and once in employment positions them to make a greater impact in their careers. This programme plays a crucial role in providing science, humanities and technology graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve role transformation throughout their professional lives. Who should apply? mBITE is aimed at pre-experience non-business graduates; graduates of Science, Engineering, Technology (in the broadest sense) and Humanities students who wish to build on their existing learning and have an aspiration to work in a developing marketready products either by founding their own business or by working creatively in an existing business. It is expected that the programme would have also have resonance with entrepreneurship educators, technologists, innovators, and those with an interest in small business training/consultancy/policy. More Information contact: Course Leader Dr. Ray Griffin, Email: rgriffin@wit.ie Tel. +353-51-302465 Head of Graduate Business Studies, Dr. Denis Harrington, Email: graduatebusiness@wit.ie Tel. +353-51-302424

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Engineering

CERTIFICATE IN MANUFACTURING BUSINESS (Minor Award) This 40-credit Level 6 Certificate in Manufacturing and Business Minor Award is delivered in blended learning mode, i.e. On-Line learning plus some face-to-face lectures together with work based learning supported through in-company mentoring support. Credits achieved from this course may be considered for exemptions against modules in other future courses. Programme Aim To enhance students’ knowledge of current best practice in highly regulated modern manufacturing facilities. Programme Structure • • • • •

Manufacturing Systems and Standards Safety and Health Management Lean Manufacturing Quality Management Project Management

Most training takes place through work based learning supported through in-company mentoring, on-line learning plus some face-to-face lectures in WIT. Progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the certificate, graduates may progress to the Higher Certificate in Manufacturing Technology.

Duration One academic year Qualification Minor Award Certificate in Manufacturing Business Cost €990 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €742.50 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 Please contact Richard Moody for more information rmoody@wit.ie

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN TECHNOLOGY (Manufacturing Technology)

This course aims to develop multi-skilled, highly-qualified tradespersons capable of integrating new technologies into their traditional craft. The course is aimed at those engaged in maintenance of plant and machinery and will provide participants with an understanding of maintenance strategies and with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

This course will be offered over a two-year period and will enable participants to obtain a deeper understanding of the technologies and processes involved in manufacturing industry. You will receive extensive hands-on experience in the areas of computerisation, CAD, CNC and robotics. The course has been designed to ensure that you can make a real contribution to the running of the manufacturing firms in which you will work.

• Undertake maintenance of complex machines and systems • Develop maintenance systems and techniques to reduce costs • Undertake multidisciplinary maintenance assignments • Develop fault diagnosis and repair skills.

Programme Structure The course is subject to review and minor modifications to the programme content are possible

Please refer to www.wit.ie/parttime for a list of modules on offer. *Industrial Studies is a 30 credit module and takes place over Year 2 and 3. This module is paid for in the Second Year.

STAGE ONE

STAGE TWO

Semester 1 Manufacturing Design Manufacturing Technology Mechatronics

Semester  Manufacturing Design-Operation Mechatronics Process Control

Semester  Operations Management Differential Equationscs Project 1

Semester  Robotics and Material Handling Dynamics and Control Project 2

Entry Requirements Grade D (or higher) in Mathematics, English and three other subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or approved equivalent) or applicants must 23 years of age or over on 1 January 2009. Candidates may be interviewed prior to being accepted on the course. Qualified personnel in the following trades; Fitting, Turning, Motor, Electrical, Tool making plus Post-Apprenticeship experience may be considered for exemption from Year1 subjects.

Progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the certificate students may progress to a Bachelor of Engineering in Technology (Manufacturing Technology).

Entry Requirements Higher Certificate in Technology Progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the Ordinary Degree, students may progress to an Honours Degree and then on to further postgraduate qualifications.

Duration 3 Years, Monday, Wednesday 6-10pm Qualification Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology Level 6 Cost €165 per 5 credit module (Year 1 €990, Year 2 €1980, Year 3 €825) Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €123.75 per 5 credit module, Year 1 €742.50, Year 2 €1485, Year 3 €618.75 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Duration 2 Years, Tuesday & Thursday 7-10pm and alternative Saturdays 9.30-1.3pm Qualification Bachelor of Engineering in Technology (Manufacturing Technology) Level 7 Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €1110 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €832.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING This two year part-time programme prepares students to work with the new computer -based technologies associated with modern manufacturing practice. Computers are now used at every stage, including product design, production and process control, quality testing and stock management. The industrial manager works in a team that also includes business, marketing, accounting and other professional people. The duties of course graduates may include: • • • •

Supply and production planning Management and training of the workforce Process development and process improvement Acquisition of suitable machinery and plan

Programme Structure The course is subject to review and minor modifications to the programme content are possible. YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Software Engineering CAE Advanced Manufacturing

Semester  Networks & Facility Simulation Process Evaluation Operations Management

Semester  Process Control Process Technology Project 1

Semester  Design for Manufacture Manufacturing Technology Project 2

Entry Requirements Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Ordinary) in Technology in Manufacturing Technology or equivalent.

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Duration 2 Years, Tuesday & Thursday 7-10pm & alternate Saturdays 9.30am-1.30pm Qualification Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Aided Manufacturing (Level 8 ) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €1110 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €832.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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Science and Information Technology

CERTIFICATE IN NEW MEDIA PRODUCTION This 20 credit (Level 6) course has been developed in WIT to up-skill workers in new media tools and technologies. In a recent statement, Director General of RTÉ envisioned that jobs in the Internet and Communications Technology (ICT) sector will require digital media training by 2012, and this course aims to complement that vision. Programme Structure Students can choose any four modules from the list below, each worth 5 credits, in order to be eligible for a Certificate in New Media Production, giving an insight into the rapidly growing new media and Internet industry: Semester 1

Semester 

(Choose two of the following modules)

(Choose two of the following modules)

Organisational Communications & Writing Web Design Fundamentals Basic Graphic Design Multimedia Imaging

Marketing in the IT Industries User Generated Content Web Development Social Networking and Online Security

Progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of this course, graduates may be eligible to progress to a Level 7 programme, for example WIT’s BSc (Ord) in Multimedia Applications Development. A graduate with a WIT Award in New Media Productions will be an enthusiastic and confident practitioner, comfortable with their ability to learn, and adapt to the ever-changing world of ICT and digital media production for a proficient and interactive online presence. You will be ready to engage in challenging and rewarding development in the new media production. Graduates will also have strong general ICT and communication skills as well as being competent in marketing and be able to function successfully in any organisation that requires information and computer skills.

Duration 1 academic year, Thursday 6-10pm, 2 modules per semester (12 Weeks) Qualification 20 credits (Level 6) Cost €800 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €600 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT The Higher Certificate in Information Technology Support is a two-year programme designed to provide you with the skills required to operate as a first line Information Technology Support person in a wide range of industry and business environments. YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Computer Application OO Programming Fundamentals Computer Systems Critical Thinking and Learning

Semester 1 Operating Systems 2 *Computer Networks 2 *Mathematics

Semester  OO Programming Principals Software Development Lifecycle Operating Systems 1 Computer Networks 1

Semester  *Multimedia *Databases Security *10 credit modules

If you do not have the required work placement completed you will be required to complete at least three months placement before being awarded the Higher Certificate. Entry Requirements An aptitude for computing and prior knowledge of computing and/or math would be a benefit. Each applicant will be considered on his or her own merits. Progression and Employment Opportunities When you successfully complete the Higher Certificate you can progress to the BSc in Information Technology Support and you may also transfer to other degree courses within WIT. Areas you could expect to work in include IT support technician, Usersupport technician, Network installation and maintenance, System administrator and Database administrator. Duration 2 years, Tuesday and Thursday 7pm-10pm 1st year (8 modules, 4 modules per semester), 2nd year (6 modules, 3 per semester). Occasionally class is held on Saturday morning. Qualification Higher Certificate in Information Technology Support (Level 6) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module Year 1 €1,480, Year 2 €1850

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ORDINARY) IN COMPUTING IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This course gives students the opportunity to contribute to everyday life in our changing technological world. The course specializes in providing students with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the IT industry including information systems design and development, software development, distributed systems architecture and systems integration. The course has a high practical content and the main computer language used for development on the course is Java. Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

Semester 1 OO Programming Fundamentals Information Technology Systems Systems Analysis Fundamentals Visual Communications Mathematics Document Management

Semester 1 Data Structures Network Fundamentals Database Fundamentals Multimedia Fundamentals Mathematical Modelling Web Applications

Semester 1 Flexible Semester, to include professional development programmes in IT related areas and/or project work.

Semester  OO Programming Principles Information Technology Applications Systems Implementation Web Design Statistical Analysis Critical Thinking and Learning

Semester  Event Driven Programming Internetworking Database Systems Multimedia Development Management Science Meta - Information

Semester  GUI Development Security Principles Advanced Databases Systems Development MIS Fundamentals Hypermedia Systems

Progression and Employment Opportunities This qualification also allows graduates to pursue further professional and postgraduate qualifications such as the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology or BSc (Hons) Commercial Software Development. Duration Year 1 & 3: Monday & Wednesday evenings 7pm-10pm and Saturday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm Year 2: Tuesday & Thursday evenings 7pm-10pm & Saturday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm Qualification BSc in Computing in Information Technology (Level 7)

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €277.50 per 10 credit, Year 1€ 1110, Year 2 €1387.50

Cost €185 per 5 credit module; €2220 per annum

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €1,665 per annum

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ORDINARY) IN MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

The focus of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to work in Information Technology and to make a contribution to the organisation that employs you.

The BSc in Multimedia Applications Development is a degree course during which students develop a comprehensive knowledge of multimedia techniques enabling them to generate and integrate multimedia-rich elements; create sophisticated, interactive applications; avail of the best technological solutions

Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 E-Learning Strategies Data warehousing DIS Management Information Systems Web Retrieval Systems Project Analysis and Design

Semester  Database Administration Network Technologies Business Strategy Concepts Web Service Development Project Construction and Testing* *10 credit module

Entry Requirements Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc in Information Technology or equivalent to apply for this course. Employment Opportunities The main career opportunities for graduates would be in the following areas: database developer/administrator, IT Consultant, network engineer, security consultant, information systems manager, e-business provider.

Duration Students can choose to do the course over one year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm-10pm & Saturday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm or over a longer period of time. Qualification BSc (Hons) in Information Technology (Level 8) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module, €1110 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €277.50 per 10 credit, €832.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

Semester 1 Mathematics for Computing Computer Essentials OO Programming Fundamentals Communication Skills Basic Graphic Design Multimedia Imaging

Semester 1 Mathematics for Graphics Database Fundamentals Server Side Scripting Human Computer Interaction Motion Graphics Web Development

Semester 1 Flexible Semester, to include industry accredited course/or project work.

Semester  Mathematical Modelling and Statistics Introduction to Software Engineering OO Programming Principles Critical Thinking and Learning Music Skills Multimedia Web Design

Semester  Software Engineering (OOD) Database Systems Multimedia Data Structures Convergent Media Technologies Traditional Graphic Design Digital Audio Production

Semester  Security Principles Network Systems and Concepts Multimedia Programming eLearning and Accessibility Digital Graphic Design 3D and Video

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) with five passes at ordinary level and grade D3 in the Leaving Certificate (to include Maths and English or Irish). Progression and Employment Opportunities The BSc (Hons) in Commercial Software Development or the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology. Duration Year 1 & 3: Tues & Thurs 7pm-10pm & Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Year 2: Monday & Wednesday 7pm-10pm & Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm Qualification BSc (Ord) in Computing in Multimedia Applications Development (Level 7) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €2220 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €1665 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

The overall objective of the BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development is to develop multimedia professionals equipped with knowledge, skills and practical experience within the domains of technology, creativity and enterprise. With a strong focus on the creative aspects, there is a range of modules provided.

The BSc (Hons) In Commercial Software Development is a part time course, delivered over two years. The focus of the course is to provide the student with necessary skills to respond to the innovation, design and commercial demands of the Software Industry, SMEs and business start-ups. The course will equip the student with essential software design and development knowledge relevant to the realities of today’s commercial software development industry.

Sample Programme Structure YEAR 1

YEAR 

Programme Structure

Exploration of Graphic Design Multimedia Database Development 3D Multimedia Animation Digital Marketing Skills plus 2 additional modules (TBC)

3D Graphics Applications Photography and Video Practical Graphic Design Advanced Multimedia Database plus 2 additional modules (TBC)

YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Cognitive Science and HCI Formal Methods in Software Software Enterprise

Semester 3 Project Analysis and Design Server Programming IS Infrastructure Management

Semester 2 Software Patterns Software Business

Semester 4 Project Construction and Testing* Dynamic Web Development Inter-Organisational Information Systems

Entry Requirements Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc in Multimedia Applications Development or equivalent to apply for this course. Employment Opportunities There is an increasing demand for IT professionals with the skills required to drive and support the digital media industry within Ireland. This is an industry recognised as being an important growth sector for the country’s economic development.

Duration Students can choose to do the course over one year, Monday and Wednesday evenings 7pm-10pm and Saturday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm or over a longer period of time.

*10 credit module

Entry Requirements Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc (Ordinary) in Computing or equivalent to apply for this course. Employment Opportunities Career opportunities exist in the following areas: Analyst/Programmer, Applications Programmer, Computer Sales Support, Database Administrator, IT Consultant, Software Engineer, Software Trainer, Systems Designer and Systems Programmer.

Qualification BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development (Level 8) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €1110 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €832.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Duration 2 years, Monday & Wednesday 7pm-10pm (5 modules the first year, 6 modules the second) Qualification BSc (Hons) in Commercial Software Development (Level 8) Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module Year 1 €925, Year 2 €1295 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, €277.50 per 10 credit module, Year 1 €693.75 , Year 2 €971.25 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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HIGHER DIPLOMA OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS The Higher Diploma in Business Systems Analysis is a course designed to provide employees working in industry with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as a Business Systems Analyst. Programme Aim The course is ideally suited to a workforce that consists of a combination of business graduates who have little experience in the computing area and computing graduates who have limited training in the business area. The course provides the student with knowledge in business topics such as Project Management and Business Communications and more technical subjects like Web Design Fundamentals and Database Modelling. Graduates may progress to Masters programs in line with the normal requirements for such courses. Programme Structure Semester 1

Semester 

Systems Analysis and Design Project Management Cognitive Science and HCI Requirements Engineering Project

Database Modelling Business Communication Software Validation and Verification Web Design Fundamentals Project

Entry Requirements Standard Entry: Bachelors (Honours) degree (or equivalent qualification) in a noncomputing area. Non-standard Entry: Mature students and other non standard applicants will be considered on their individual merits.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE & TECHNOLOGY The principal aim of this programme is to provide a nationally accredited course in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Technology for people who are employed in the pharmaceutical industry. Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Information Technology Concepts Fundamental Chemistry* Mathematics* cGMP1

Semester  Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science* Contamination Control/Cleanroom Mgmt* Manufacturing & Processing I*

Semester  Introduction to Pharmaceutical Analysis Fundamental Biology* Measurement Science* Occupational H&S/ Environmental Mgmt

Semester  Total Quality Management Calibration Science cGMP 2* (Work Based Project)

*10 credit module

Entry Requirements Participants must be employed in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. Students must submit a work-based project which is completed during Year 2 of the programme, in order to gain the remaining 10 credits and achieve the total of 120 credits needed to complete the Higher Certificate programme. Exemption from modules is possible for participants with a certified prior qualification in the module. Progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the certificate students may progress to a Bachelor of Science in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (Level 7).

Duration Part-time over 1 year

Duration 2 years Year 1: Monday & Wednesday 4.15-7.15pm, Year 2: Tuesday & Thursday 4.15-7.15pm

Qualification Higher Diploma of Science in Business Systems Analysis (Level 8)

Cost €165 per 5 credit module, €330 for 10 credit module, Year 1 €1980, Year 2 €1650

Cost €3150

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €123.75 per 5 credit module, €247.50 for 10 credit module, Year 1 €1485, Year 2 €1237.50

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €2362.50

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 For further information contact the course leader Ms. Bernie Whelan, bwhelan@wit.ie Please contact Course Leaders with enquiries about the course: Mr. Joe Daly email jdaly@wit.ie

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ORDINARY) IN GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE & TECHNOLOGY Programme Aim The objective of this 18-month degree course is to provide a nationally accredited educational programme, at ordinary degree level, in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), for personnel working in the manufacturing areas of the pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology industries. Programme Structure The course will be delivered over 3 semesters in 18 months, with six contact hours per week. Students will also be required to complete practical sessions/plant tours. Assessment is by written assignment, practical and written examinations. The course is subject to review and minor modifications to the programme content are possible. Days may change subject to programme management. YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 HRM in Manufacturing Manufacturing & Processing Technology II* Process Validation

Semester  Literature Review Statistical Process Control

Semester  cGMP III One of the following Electives Process Chemistry* Pharmaceutical Formulations* Pharmaceutical Biotechnology*

One of the following Electives Process Chemistry* Pharmaceutical Formulations* Pharmaceutical Biotechnology*

*10 credit module

Entry Requirements Higher Certificate in Science (GMP and Technology) or equivalent and required to attend an interview. Participants must be employed in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. Exemption from modules is possible for participants with a certified prior qualification. Duration 18 months, Monday & Thursday 4.15pm - 7.15pm Cost €185 per 5 credit module, €370 for 10 credit module, Year 1 €1295, Year 2 €925 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credits module €277.50 per 10 credit module, Year 1 €971.25, Year 2 €693.75 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 For further information contact the course leader Ms. Bernie Whelan, bwhelan@wit.ie

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN APPLIED BIOLOGY WITH QUALITY MANAGEMENT Students wishing to study this course part-time can take modules from the full time course and study at their own pace. Some modules will require attendance at WIT - e.g. 1 morning/afternoon per week but others (marked *) can be taken partly by a form of distance learning, supplemented by tutorials arranged to suit the students, but will require some attendance at WIT. The research project is a practical module, the student can choose to do it through their work, if appropriate, or do it in WIT laboratories. Programme Structure The semesterised version is shown below. Semester 1

Semester 

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. Advanced Quality Methodologies* 7. Research Project 8. Bioanalysis (practical)* 9. Molecular Biology and Medicine* 10. Cell Factories

Regulatory Affairs and Compliance* DNA Technology & Bioinformatics* Research Methods* Advanced Applications of Microbiology* Protein Biotechnology*

*Some practical content which will require attendance at WIT

*All Practical - 1 morning per week

Suggested order of taking modules part-time is as follows: Year 1: Modules 1,3,4,6, and 8 Year 2: Modules 2,5,9 and 10 Module 7 the research project can be carried out at any stage, if done through the workplace and it might be possible to take module 5 instead of module 1 in the first year. Entry Requirements Applicants must hold BSc in (O) in Biotechnology / Applied Biology or equivalent. Progression and Employment Opportunities A significant number continue to postgraduate studies at MSc (both taught and research) or at PhD level by research. Graduates have found employment in the pharmaceutical and food companies nationally and locally. Duration 2 years Qualification BSc in Applied Biology with Quality Management (Level 8) Cost €185.00 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010 For further information contact the course leader Margery Godinho BSc, PhD Email: mgodinho@wit.ie www.wit.ie/parttime

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Health Science BACHELOR SCIENCE (HONS) IN NURSING STUDIES The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing Studies is aimed at qualified nurses who seek a primary degree at honours level. There are two entry levels depending on your previous academic achievements. Level  Entry Aimed at the nurse who qualified at certificate level wishing to develop through academia. Opportunity for the individual to reflect, to record the contribution they give to nursing, to record their development in a structured format demonstrating achievements and professionals goals, to develop writing skills and extend knowledge base to prepare for entry of further academic programmes. On completion of this programme, students will demonstrate the understanding of the following: Study Skills Portfolio Development The Professional Role of the Nurse Exploring Clinical Practice

Entry Requirements • Registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais • Previous certified learning: the student can apply for exemption of part/whole of the Access on application through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). • Currently employed in health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per work Duration 30 weeks, Monday 9.15am-5.15pm Cost €2500

Level  Entry Aimed at the registered nurse who has a diploma or equivalent award. The format consists six 10-credit modules, which equates to 60 credits at Level 8, consisting of five core modules and one elective. The modules are as follows: Mandatory Modules

Electives (choose one)

Research for Practice Clinical Decision-making Communication in Practice Professional Values and Caring Leading in Clinical Practice

Preceptorship: or Health Promotion in Clinical Practice

Entry Requirements: Level  • Registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais • Completion of Access to Higher Education in Nursing • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing or equivalent • Previous credits at Level 8 or equivalent can be considered through APL • Currently employed in health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week Duration 30 weeks, Monday 9.15am-5.15pm Can be taken over a longer period up to three years Cost €2500 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €1875 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 25 June 2010 Application pack is available from Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, WIT Breda Walsh, Administrator: Tel. 051 845567 or email bwalsh@wit.ie Sue Fensom, Course Leader Tel. 051 302803 or email sfensom@wit.ie

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €1875 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 25 June 2010

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CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH MUSIC

Humanities

Special Purpose Award (0 Credits at Level ) This two-year part-time Certificate in Church Music has been developed, in the School of Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology, in consultation with church bodies in the locality and the region. The programme aims to address specific and identified needs within the church sector for professional training in church musicianship and cultural administration. In addition, by producing highly-trained graduates who will make a significant contribution to the development of the church music in the region, the programme will increase a sense of cultural awareness in the South East, and will provide an enhanced cultural experience for the wider community as a whole. Programme Structure YEAR 1

YEAR 

Semester 1

Semester 

Sacred Choral Music Introduction to the History and Construction of the Organ

Gregorian Chant and Polyphony Comparative Liturgical Studies Advanced Organ/Keyboard Playing 1

Individual Organ/Keyboard and Musicianship Skills 1

Semester 

Semester 

Organ Music Repertoire and its Composers

Composing and Arranging for the Liturgy

Individual Organ/Keyboard Instruction and Musicianship Skills 2

Church Music Administration Advanced Organ/Keyboard Playing 2

Liturgical Studies

Entry Requirements Candidates must have achieved at least Grade 5 in Piano/Keyboard from a recognised examination body, and demonstrate a particular interest in church music (e.g. have some experience in working in a church music environment). Duration 2 years, 3 modules per semester, 6-10pm 1 night per week and alternate Saturdays 9.30-1.30pm Cost per module €165 per module, €990 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €123.75 module, €742.50 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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RESTAURANT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS - CULINARY ARTS (Level )

(Intensive  Month Programme)

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

Course Description This innovative new programme integrates theory with practice. It has been developed to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in Restaurant Operations Management. The programme will provide the participant with the benefits of personal attention, instant feedback, hands on experience and the opportunity to complement college based learning with a structured practical internship and a trained mentor in Industry. The course will provide a stepping stone to a range of career opportunities within the restaurant industry. Students graduating from this programme will have developed a range of competencies enabling them to excel as a restaurant supervisor / assistant manager and will be equipped with specialised skills in different restaurant operations. The programme is aimed at both existing practitioners and career changers. Applicants must possess a mature outlook, a passion for the business of restaurants and the drive and capability to pursue a career in the Restaurant industry at management level. Course Content Restaurant Operations Management Event Planning & Execution Standard Operating Procedures Manual Productivity & Business Processes Restaurant Concept, Design and Maintenance Restaurant Economics Restaurant Technology Food & Beverage Commodities

Wine Studies Menu Design & Development Procurement & Stock Management Sales & Marketing Food Critiquing Restaurant Communications & Presentation Skills Drama Studies - Contextualised Human Resource Management

Duration 9 months 6 months: 3 days in college and 2 days working in industry with an employer of choice 3 months: Intensive structured industry training with an employer of choice

This programme is aimed at people already working in the Hotel and Catering industry and who are interested in a career as a professional chef. It is designed for full-time employees working in registered establishments, who wish to acquire knowledge and skills while working in industry. As course participants are already employed within the industry and in a working environment in which practical skills are already being applied, the emphasis of the college-based components of the course is upon the development of theory, knowledge and understanding. Programme Structure YEAR 1: Apprentices must complete a block of college based training (six-weeks in total at the start of the college year) and attend college for 1 day per week for 24 weeks. YEAR : Apprentices complete 4 weeks college based training and attend college for 1 day per week for 26 weeks. YEAR : Apprentices complete 4 weeks college based training and attend college for 1 day per week for 26 weeks. Progression Route BA in Culinary Arts. Career Opportunities There are opportunities for apprentices to progress to senior positions such as head chef or executive head chef throughout the Hotel and Catering Industry, e.g. hotels, restaurants, licensed trade, cruise ships, industrial and hospital catering and in other food-related businesses.

Duration 3 years Qualification Higher Certificate in Arts - Culinary Arts (Level 6) Cost All capitation and tuition fees are paid by Fáilte Ireland.

Qualification Level 7 Special Purpose Award Cost All capitation and tuition fees are paid by Fáilte Ireland For further information, please contact Jacinta Greene-Beatty, Course Leader, Tourism and Leisure Building, WIT, Cork Road, Waterford. Email: jgreene@wit.ie Tel: Department Office 051 302486 /051 306154

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN LEGAL STUDIES

BA (ORDINARY) IN LEGAL STUDIES

The Higher Certificate in Legal Studies is a three-year course that provides students with a general knowledge of core modules, practical legal modules and incorporates legal accounts, IT and communications skills.

This is an add-on course for graduates of the Higher Certificate in Legal Studies. This course is aimed at students who wish to seek employment in areas where law plays a prominent role. On successful completion of this course, students can progress to the BA (Honours) in Legal Studies.

Programme Structure Programme Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

Semester 1 Aspects of Company and Commercial Law I Exploring the Irish Legal System I Contract and Labour Law I Computer and Office Skills I

Semester 1 Family Law I Legal Accounts I Communications I Litigation

Semester 1 Applied Communications I Crime Land Law and Equity I Conveyancing

Semester  Computer and Office Skills II Contract and Labour Law II Aspects of Company and Commercial Law I Exploring the Irish Legal System II

Semester  Communications II Litigation and Evidence Family Law II Legal Accounts II

Semester  Applied Communications II Conveyancing and Planning Tort Land Law and Equity II

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects which should include Mathematics is required. Duration 3 years, Tuesday and Thursday 7.00-10.00pm Qualification Higher Certificate in Legal Studies (Level 6) Cost €165 per 5 credit module, €1320 per annum

YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 September-December 2010 Constitutional Law I Equity and Trusts I Law of Property I Tort I

Semester  September-December 2011 Law of Property II Tort II Criminal Law II Succession Law II

Semester  January-May 2011 Criminal Law I Succession Law I Constitutional Law II Equity and Trusts II

Entry Requirements A Higher Certificate in Legal Studies. Career Opportunities Graduates of the BA in Legal Studies have found work in the following areas: • Medium and large firms of solicitors • Legal department of business organisations • Auctioneers • Property management sector

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €123.75 per 5 credit module, €990 per annum Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Duration 18 months - 3 Semesters, Tuesdays 7-9pm and Fridays 9am-4pm Qualification BA (Ord) in Legal Studies Cost €185 per 5 credit module, Year 1 €1480, Year 2 €740 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €138.75 per 5 credit module, Year 1 €1110, Year 2 €555 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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BA (ORDINARY) IN APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL CARE

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN ADVOCACY STUDIES

On successful completion of the Bachelors graduates will be recognised as professionally qualified to work in a wide range of social care settings, including direct work with children in need, families support, community development projects, care of the elderly and special needs. Due to the nature of this work students should give serious consideration as to their personal interest and suitability to this type of personally challenging work. Direct work with children requires that practitioners do not have any convictions for crimes of violence or abuse.

The Higher Certificate in Arts in Advocacy Studies was designed by IT Sligo and is aimed at people who work as advocates or would like to develop their skills in this area. The WIT/IT Sligo initiative offers a real continuing professional development opportunity for people working in the field of advocacy.

Programme Structure YEAR 1

YEAR 

Social Policy 1 & 2 Psychology 1 & 2 Applied Social Studies 1 & 2 Sociology 1 & 2 Reflective Learning Skills 1

Development Social Care Processes (10 credits) Practice Placement (15 credits) Applied Social Studies 3 Reflective Learning Skills 2-3 (15 credits) Introduction to Social Care Law 1 Sociology 3 Social Policy 3

YEAR 

YEAR 

Social Care Law 2 Applied Social Studies 4 Psychology 3 Personal & Professional Development 3 & 4 Reflective Learning Skills 4-5 Sociology 4 Social Policy 4

Applied Social Studies 5 & 6 Psychology 4 Social Care Law 3 Personal & Professional Development 5 & 6 Practice Placement 2 (15 credits) Reflective Learning Skills 6 (10 credits)

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects which should include Mathematics and English is required. Applicants must be currently working within a social care setting and have a minimum of three years work experience in a Social Care setting. As there are only 20 places available on this course applicants are asked to submit a 500 word essay detailing their suitability for the course.

in conjunction with IT Sligo

Advocacy is defined as ‘representing others in areas where they required support, or representing persons who cannot represent themselves’. Advocacy services go some way to redress the inequalities between the individual and large powerful organisations. For many years, informal advocacy has always existed but formal services are beginning to develop particularly in the disability area. As such it is a way to‘level the playing field’ for marginalised groups: it allows them to claim their entitlements and exercise choices; and protects their quality of life in circumstances where they may be dependent on services. Programme Structure Semester 1

Semester 

Introduction to Advocacy Equality Studies Communications

Advocacy 2 Law 2 Advocacy Project/ Placement

Semester 

Semester 

Principles of Law Disability Awareness Information Management

Ethics Communications 2 Social Administration

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or equivalent Duration 2 years, 3 modules per semester. Three weekend workshops, i.e. Friday 5-8pm and Saturday 10-5pm Cost per module €330 per 10 credit module, €1980 per annum Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme €247.75 per 10 credit module, €1485 per annum

Duration 4 years, Fridays 9am-5pm

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

Qualification BA (Ordinary) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7) Cost Year 1 €1480, Year 2 €2220, Year 2 Summer school €740, Year 3 €2220 Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Year 1 €1110, Year 2 €1665, Year 2 Summer School €555, Year 3 €1665

Please Note: Students should have access to the internet in order to satisfactorily participate in this course. Students currently involved in an advocacy or information provider role - paid or voluntary - will be given preference in the application process.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 July 2010

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HIGHER DIPLOMA IN TELEVISION PRODUCTION in conjunction with Nemeton Television (STAGE 1 – PRE PRODUCTION Special Purpose Award – 20 Level 8 credits) Following on from the success of the full-time WIT/Nemeton Higher Diploma in Television Production, modules of this course are being offered for the first-time on a part-time basis in English. This 20 credit Minor Award (Stage 1 - Pre production) will engage students in the key skills required for the crucial pre-production and development phase of television production. This exciting course will be delivered at the Nemeton TV Studios, Ring, Co. Waterford by industry professionals actively engaged in television production. Programme Aim The Nemeton / WIT Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production aims to develop graduates with the requisite skills and abilities to work at the cutting edge in preproduction and development in the television industry. WIT and Nemeton will run the overall course subject to viability. It is proposed to run the course over 18 months as follows: Stage 1 - Pre production Sept - Dec 2010 Culture and Theory (5) Crafting and Design (10) Marketing (5)

Stage  - Production

Stage  - Post Production

Major Project (10) Production Management & Multi Camera (5) Business & Legal (5)

Directing or Editing (20)

Entry Requirements Applicants must be graduates of a Level 7 or 8 Degree (ideally but not essentially) in a media related field. Progression Routes On successful completion of all three stages, students will be awarded a Higher Diploma in Television Production (60 credits). Duration 11 Days - 5 x weekends*, September - December 2010, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm Qualification Level 8 minor award (20 credits) Cost €1400 - Stage 1 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 31 August 2010 * Please note students may be required to attend practicals outside of class times. Application form is available from Nemeton Television, An Rinn, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Tel 058 46499 Miriam Mulrennan, Course Leader miriam@nemeton.ie www.nemeton.ie

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Enniscorthy Enterprise Technology Centre

Enniscorthy Enterprise and Technology Centre (EETC) was established to support and assist both new and existing businesses in Wexford. EETC works closely with WIT to offer Wexford businesses a broad range of business support services including: • WIT accredited Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development • Research and Development • Affordable Office Space for Start-ups • Business Consultancy and Mentoring • Marketing Research • Market Information

For more information on how the Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre can assist you contact John O’Connor, Centre Manager

Tel. 053 9237499 Email. info@eetc.ie

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