Information Technology Management

This exciting Masters programme in Information Technology Management will provide students with a comprehensive skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles in the field of IT Management. Drawing on best practise from Ireland and abroad, the programme is designed to meet current industry needs and is aimed at developing academic knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:

IT management
Leadership strategies and techniques
IT related project management and tools
Operational and resource management of data and information systems
Data security.
What will be able to do when I finish this programme?
The programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to fulfill a range of roles in IT Management. Graduates will also understand how IT Managers are perceived by business, demonstrate an understanding of business and be able to support the setting of the business agenda nationally and internationally. Graduates who identify business spinoff opportunities from the programme will have access to follow through on opportunities through the SETU Carlow Innovation Centre.

Special features of this programme
Students on this programme have exclusive use of the UNUM Software Developement Centre. This is a state-of-the-art centre that provides the students with a real-world working environment using the latest technology.

What subjects will I study?
Strategy, Process and Leadership
Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
Technology Integration
Information Security Management
Data and Information Systems Management
Vendor and Service Management
Research Methods

Supply Chain Management

This Masters course offers a robust understanding of the concepts and best practices in Supply Chain Management for application in today’s global economy. Supply chain management and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. With operations becoming more complex, companies in the manufacturing, retail and technological sectors are searching for individuals with supply chain expertise. This course has been designed in collaboration with industry to address those needs.

What will I be able to do when I finish this course ?
On completion, graduates of this course will be able to:

Apply comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice of Supply Chain Management to a variety of industry operations;
Build and develop multi-disciplinary teams across all functions to bring about radical improvements in supply chain capability;
Effectively plan and manage resources at each stage of the supply chain;
Use critical thinking and research skills to design/redesign, implement and improve more sustainable, competitive and quality led supply chains from supplier to customer;
Communicate effectively with teams at all levels internally and build more sustainable, beneficial relationships along all stages of the supply chain from supplier to customer.

What subjects will I study?
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Performance Management
Research Project
Supply Chain Financial Management
Sustainable Supply Chains
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Global Logistics and Technology

Strength & Conditioning

The Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled, qualified strength and conditioning practitioners.

The aim of the programme is to provide an intellectually challenging, applied postgraduate programme of study that will prepare graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and practical coaching skills in Strength and Conditioning. This will enable them to work with elite athletes, recreational and specialist population groups.

Course Delivery
The part-time offering is delivered one day per week over two academic years. Semester two of year two will comprise a supervised research dissertation. The research topic may be work-place based.

The full-time programme is delivered on the basis of two full contact days per week over a one year period.

Special features of this programme
Guest lectures
The programme will be delivered by staff who all have significant professional practice experience working with athletes and players at all levels up to international standard.

Alongside the wealth of on-site knowledge, guest lectures will be delivered by international experts in the field.

On-site strength and conditioning resources include a dedicated state-of-the-art performance facility, comprising Eleiko equipment, a 30-metre indoor sprint track, sports halls, 4G pitches and athletics track. The Department of Science and Health is equipped with physiology and biomechanics laboratories, each with a comprehensive range of performance evaluation equipment.

What subjects will I study?
Strength and Conditioning Research Dissertation
Advanced Resistance Training
Explosive Conditioning
Metabolic Conditioning
Periodisation for Strength and Conditioning
Sports Nutrition
Higher Performance Sports Testing
Applied Research in Strength and Conditioning
Elective subjects
Strength and Conditioning for the Older Adult
Injury Rehab and Reconditioning
Youth Fitness and Athletic Development

Robotics and Automated Systems

Robotics and Automated systems continue to grow in importance within manufacturing and industrial production systems as companies leverage their ability to advance manufacturing and increase production. Robots have an impressive range of applications e.g. packaging, welding, painting, machining, inspecting parts to name a few and find application in almost every industry such as pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, healthcare, agricultural etc.

Robotics and Automated systems is a multidisciplinary area that combines electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. In particular, it includes embedded programming, control systems, automated decision making, and power electronics. Due to the level of technicality involved in this specialized and interdisciplinary field, there is a shortage of qualified graduates and personnel in the industry.

Course Structure
The programme is based on three pillars: electronics, mechanics and computing, enabling candidates to acquire knowledge, skill and expertise to design, develop, commission and maintain robotics and automated systems in a variety of environments and applications for relevant industries. This programme is designed to produce an adaptable graduate, capable of working across present and future industries where robotic and automated systems are employed.

Public Relations and Media

Public Relations (PR) helps maintain lines of communications between an organisation and its publics. The BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media shows students how to work as thoughtful professionals, using personal skills and media technologies to influence and persuade audiences and publics. ‘Media’ is a collective term for the platforms used to send messages to mass audiences. Media is recognised as a powerful messenger in all our lives that tells us what and how to think about local and global events. We need and use media to help us communicate who we are to the world.

Science (Common Entry)

When you apply for Science you must select ONE of the following options:

Common Entry SE500
Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals SE500
Brewing and Distilling SE521
Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation SE500
Applicants who select a specific degree option are guaranteed a place on that programme subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided on choices should choose Common Entry. All applicants may change their selection up to the end of Year 1 and must confirm their specialism at that point.

About the course?
A Common Entry course is a popular choice for students who have an interest in a discipline but are unsure of what career path they would like to follow. Common Entry courses allow students to study a broad range of subjects initially and then choose their preferred specialist area. This allows students more time to discover what interests them most.

Application Procedure
Applicants to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree may choose a common entry option at CAO stage and select a specialist area after Year 1 or choose a specialist area at CAO stage.

Course Structure
The first year of this course provides students with a foundation in science, and subjects are common for all students. After Year 1, students separate into their chosen specialist area from the following:

BSc (Honours) Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals SE500
BSc (Honours) Brewing & Distilling SE521
BSc (Honours) Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation SE500
The course offers a blend of academic and practical skill development and includes a period of industrial work placement.

Course options
Common Entry
A Common Entry course is a popular choice for students who have an interest in a discipline but are unsure of what career path they would like to follow. Common Entry courses allow students to study a broad range of subjects initially and then choose their preferred specialist area. This allows students more time to discover what interests them most.

Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals
This option equips students with a theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory skills and competencies demanded by the biopharmaceutical science and biotechnology industries. For more information on the BPH option click here »

Brewing and Distilling
This option will equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies in brewing and distilling and enable them to make a contribution to this recognised growth industry. For more information on the BRD option click here »

Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation
This option offers a solid foundation in chemistry and analytical science that will allow graduates to make a significant contribution to the pharmaceutical industry.

Software Development

Software development is the creation and maintenance of software products. These products range from mobile phone apps to highly complex software control systems such as those found in self driving cars. In the broad sense, it includes everything from initial concept identification and design through to the final production of software. It can include identification of required software, analysis of software requirements, system design, programming, testing and maintenance.

Course Structure
This course equips students with the range of skills required to become competent software developers. Students follow our new ‘learning-by-doing’ model in first year with continuous assessment replacing final exams. Modules for the first three years include a broad range of subjects and an industry work placement. Year 4 concentrates on state-of-the-art, high-level software development topics such as: secure app development, data science, distributed systems and an extensive project.

Is this course for you?
Always on the cutting edge and working with the new ideas and technology, software developers enjoy working in diverse teams and solving novel problems with practical solutions. If you have an open, logical and enquiring mind, then software development may be the profession for you.

Sport & Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science is the application of scientific principles to the promotion and enhancement of sport, exercise, health and well-being.

Sport and Exercise Science develops an understanding of the human body’s response to exercise, how to maximise performance in athletes, the benefits of physical activity for health, and the psychological and sociological factors influencing sport and exercise.

This course incorporates the core areas of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, and students
are encouraged to develop an interdisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems in sport and exercise.

Course Structure
This four-year course immerses students in the three core areas of sport and exercise sciences through engaging lectures and practical classes. Initial years provide a foundation of knowledge
for each core area with students encouraged to develop and apply knowledge and skills in a variety of sport and exercise settings in later years.

Is this course for you?
If you are interested in how the human body responds to exercise, human movement, how high-performance athletes achieve success, or physical activity for physical and mental health, this course offers an engaging and varied approach so that you can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to improve performance, health and wellbeing through sport and exercise.

Sport, Business and Coaching

What is the Course about?
This new degree combines the techniques of sports management and coaching with the principles of business and management.

The field of sports management and coaching is changing rapidly. All sporting bodies require management and coaching staff to have an excellent understanding of their chosen sport, as well as strong business and organisational and administrative skills.

On completion of the course, students will have a detailed understanding of:

Athletic development
Coach education
Strength and conditioning
Sport finance
Sport media and marketing
Students will also have the opportunity to take elective modules in key areas such as:

Performance Analysis
Sports Psychology
Adapted Physical Activity
Course Structure
This three-year degree has three key content areas delivered in each year of the course:

Coaching Pedagogy
Business and Management of Sport
Sports Science
Classes are delivered in a range of settings including pitch, classroom and gym.

Is this course for you?
This course is open to students from any sporting background who are passionate about playing and/or coaching their sport. It will also be of interest to someone who would like a career in the business and administration of sport. The course prepares you for the workplace with work placement in semester 2 of Year 3. This is further enhanced by engagement with commercial and not for profit sporting bodies in planning events and examining the strategic direction of the organisation. This gives the student experience of organisations which they may be employed by in the future.

It is open to students of all abilities and not just those in an elite category.

This course is based on CAO points only and is not a portfolio entry.

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning is an applied science that focuses on ways to improve athletic performance including endurance, speed, strength and power.

This course is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and analytical techniques in the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise sciences. Students gain the knowledge and skill to help athletes and players achieve optimum sports performance.

Course Structure
The course includes practical classes for the application of knowledge in an applied environment. Year 3 includes a 14-week work placement in a national or international sport organisation. An independent project is carried out in Year 4.

Is this course for you?
Graduates will be working as professional Strength and Conditioning practitioners. This will be due to the evidence-based approach to working with athletes from a broad range of age groups and sporting ability. If you have an interest in sport, and want to understand the underpinning scientific principles while gaining excellent practical skills, then this course is for you.