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BSc/Diploma in Information SystemsPart-time Evening Course

Please note this course is no longer accepting applications.


Information Systems (IS) is the study of how information and communication technologies (IT) can best be applied — in business, government and society. Businesses need computing professionals with broad skills and knowledge, including business and communication skills. Unlike many IT degrees, Trinity's IS programme is aimed at established IT staff, as well as other professionals who want to move into business IT. Graduates of the Trinity IS Programme work in firms like Dell, Diageo, HP, Intel, Irish Life, Microsoft and Davy Stockbrokers, as well as almost every Government department. The four-year flexible IS programme consists of two consecutive evening courses, each lasting two years:

  • Diploma in Information Systems
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Information Systems

Diploma in Information Systems

If you are (or intend to become) an IT professional, this two-year diploma course is for you. Upon graduating you will be equipped to apply skills such as project management, systems development and design and technical support in business, industry and government. After completing the course you will:

  • Be able to design, develop and implement appropriate IT solutions;
  • Understand the principles, methods, tools and architectures used in the development and management of IS and IT;
  • Be aware of pressing current issues concerning the use of IT in practice;
  • Possess business, communication and IT skills, developed through extensive practical assignments and project work.

B.Sc. (Hons) Information Systems

If you wish to become a senior IT professional, or make extensive use of IT in business, then this flexible honours degree course is for you. Upon graduating you will be equipped to manage in all sectors of the IT industry and in a range of business functions. The syllabus includes technologies, techniques and methods drawn from research and internationally-accepted best practice. The course offers two major streams, in Business Information Technology and Computer Science. Students may also choose from a range of elective modules. After completing the course you will:

  • Understand the role, application and potential of IT in business, industry, government and society;
  • Have well-developed business, communication and IT skills;
  • Be able to create and develop IT policies and strategies;
  • Be able to manage IS and IT operations;
  • Be able to design, develop and implement appropriate IT solutions;
  • Have indepth knowledge of one or more specialist IT topics that interest you.