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

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

Medical Device Regulatory Affairs

This programme presents a broad view of the regulatory affairs role and provides a detailed insight into current and proposed EU legislation. It provides students with an advanced theoretical understanding of the processes and practices central to medical device regulatory affairs.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?
This MSc will allow students to develop a set of transferable skills that will directly meet the requirements of future employers including information technology, written and verbal communication skills, team working, independent research skills, data analysis and critical thinking.

What subjects will I study?
Regulatory Affairs Quality Management and Strategy
Research Methods and Technical Report Writing
Medical Device Technologies: Design, Development and Testing
Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs
Product Programme Management, Vigilance, Surveillance and Risk Management
Clinical Evaluation of Medical Device Technologies
Research Dissertation

Sports Performance Analysis

Performance Analysis provides the coach and athlete with objective information that helps them understand performance, and improve the coaching process by providing statistical and video information on athlete performance. This process is underpinned by a systematic observation process resulting in valid, reliable and detailed information.

What is this programme about?
This innovative MSc (NFQ Level 9, 90 Credit) programme will prepare graduates for future opportunities in performance analysis by offering a blend of theory and practice, ensuring practical knowledge underpinned by a theoretical foundation. The programme aims to provides graduates with the necessary academic, practical and research-based skills to become an effective performance analysis practitioner and feed into and drive the sports performance analysis demand in Ireland and internationally.

Special Features of the programme
Learners work with a sports team or teams during the year/season. This provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in their programme of study, in live sports performance analysis contexts and to facilitate the student in developing the practical competencies, soft skills and communications skills necessary to function as an effective sports performance analyst.

Students have worked with a range of sports teams at differing levels including: underage provincial rugby, senior and underage international basketball teams, senior club teams in Gaelic football, county senior hurling teams, club hockey teams and First Division soccer teams.

The programme is delivered in a blended format with approximately one week in every four being delivered on campus whereas the other weeks are delivered remotely.

The programme is delivered on a Thursday and Friday each week during the academic year.

What subjects will I study?
Semester One
Data Analysis in Sport
Research Methods
Computerised Performance Analysis
Contemporary Issues in Sports Performances Analysis
Semester Two
Sports Analytics and Insights
Coaching Science
Applied Performance Analysis
Semester Three
Dissertation (This will run throughout the year)

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

Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology refers to the technical design and expertise used in the increasingly complex design process required for contemporary architecture. While architects are responsible for creating initial concepts and designs, architectural technologists are more concerned with the technical side of construction. Architectural technologists work closely with architects and other building professionals to resolve any potential design problems before construction starts.

Course Structure
This is a studio-based technical design course that integrates theory with practical application. The course incorporates an integrated research and design project based on a field study with previous trips to Bilbao, Barcelona and Milan.

Students will complete a 30-credit work placement during Semester 5 in Year 3. This provides students with an insight into the Architectural Technology world that they will be entering.

Is this course for you?
The idea of being part of a team that brings a building from design to reality will likely inspire you. You will have a mechanical aptitude, and the ability to think in three dimensions. You have an interest in buildings, how they are built, how they work and how they are used.

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.