ProfCert Digital Information Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

The professional certificate is ideal for professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge in digital information management to augment previous graduate or undergraduate level work.  If you are tasked with managing digital information in your day to day work, such as managing digital files and photos over time, this programme is for you.
This programme is taught 100% asynchronously online. 

UCD School of Information & Communication Studies is an active member of the iSchools consortium – a global collection of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field and sharing a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.

Careers & Employability

If you are tasked with managing digital information in your day to day work, such as managing digital files and photos over time, this programme is for you. This programme is ideal for busy professionals who cannot regularly attend modules in person at UCD in Dublin on a weekly basis.

Curricular information is subject to change


Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The professional certificate is ideal for professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge in digital information management to augment previous graduate or undergraduate level work.  If you are tasked with managing digital information in your day to day work, such as managing digital files and photos over time, this programme is for you.

This programme is taught 100% asynchronously online.   This means that students can engage with module material and complete assessments at any point during 14 week semester.  This programme is ideal for busy professionals who cannot regularly attend modules in person at UCD in Dublin on a weekly basis.

Describe how the elements of the digital curation lifecycle and other relevant models can be applied to professional work.

Explain how digital information management is relevant to existing work structures.

Apply standards to the maintenance of digital material in a variety of formats and contexts.

Construct plans for maintaining digital material in different environments.

Compare methods for maintaining digital material.

Justify the need for digital information management practices in a variety of environments.

Communicate the need for long term access to digital material.

Justify the purpose of access, outreach and public service activities.

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Modules

IS 40800 Introduction to digital information management (online, semester 1 or semester 2) (5 credits)

If the student can demonstrate considerable prerequisite knowledge in this area, they may be able to substitute this module for an independent study project with permission of Programme Coordinator)

 

IS 40810 Communication & Outreach for digital information management (online, semester 2 or semester 3) (10 credits)

 

ProfCert Digital Information Management (W421) Part Time
EU/NONEU    fee per year - € 1300

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that there will be no intake for the 2021-2022 academic year while the programme is revised.

  • This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
  • These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes 

Graduate Profile

Julianne Royal, The Professional Certificate in Digital Information Management.
The Professional Certificate in Digital Information Management provided me with a fantastic
opportunity to undertake continual professional development in a subject that is becoming
increasingly relevant to the working life of the information professional. In current times,
when there is more reliance now than ever on digital information, this course taught me the
importance of the continued accessibility of data as well as the significance of achieving
common ground between users and digital information. This pertains to every individual
working with information.
As a solo librarian, this online distance course allowed me to continue to work full time,
while also affording me the opportunity to develop my skills set as a librarian. This delivery
method is exceptionally well supported by the course tutors, as well as by the college
administration services. I would highly recommend this course provided by University
College Dublin for those information professionals interested in furthering their education.
Julianne Royal
Senior Library Assistant

The following entry routes are available:

Professional Certificate Digital Information Management PT (W421)
Duration
1 Years
Attend
Part Time
Deadline
Closed