Getting Started

Review the MScDiploma and CPD modules offered and programme information.

Before the course commences,  you must complete these steps:

Online Registration opens date tbc.  If you have difficulty registering please follow the registration information and online registration guide available here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance. 
Your Campus Account provides, access using a single user ID and password, to PC Suites, Email & Microsoft Office 365 Apps, WiFi, Blackboard, Library Systems, Online Registration, MyCampus and Exam Results. Once you have registered, set up your Campus Account.
NUI Galway has an online system where you can register and pay your fees.  Students are advised to pay their fees in full while registering in order to avoid late payment penalties.  Information on fees, scholarships and fees policy are available here
A late payment will be applied to all unpaid student records after 31st October.  A second late payment penalty will be applied to all unpaid student records after 31st January.  
4. Module Registration
The modules you will be studying are listed on the timetable please ensure you have access to the correct modules on Blackboard VLE.
Blackboard is the Virtual Learning Environment in use at NUI Galway.  Each module is delivered online through Blackboard over an 8-week term.  Online study materials are accompanied by research activities and participation in weekly online disucssions with your classmates and module facilitator.  The online discussions are an essential part of each module, providing an opportunity to develop the concepts covered in the module.  You are expected to log-in to Blackboard throughout each week to participate in the discussions and module assessments.  
6. Obtain your textbook for your module
The booklist is available in Blackboard and here.  Online-versions are usually integrated into your online-module so that you can access them as you work through content. Textbooks and ebooks are available in the NUI Galway James Hardiman Library.  Some students prefer to have a hard-copy book.  If you wish to buy books, then you will find sources online e.g. the BookDepository.
7. Join the virtual (IT Online) Programme Orientation 2021-22 date tbc
Information on the virtual Orientation will be sent to all accepted applicants.  It is not mandatory to join but you are encouraged if possible.  Important aspects of the IT Online programme will be discussed, e.g. programme content, online systems, assessment and student support.  The orientation session will be recorded and available in the Blackboard course module after the event.
8. Teaching of the first module commences on September 13, 2021
It is essential you log-in to your module in Blackboard throughout each week to participate in the discussions and module assessments.

Remember:     All email correspondence from NUI Galway will only be sent to your NUI Galway email address

Student ID Card · You must upload an I.D. photo in order to get a student ID card, your student ID card will be posted to your home address.


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