Department of Business, Humanities and Technology

Mayo Campus

Department of Business, Humanities and Technology, GMIT Mayo campus

Department of Business, Humanities and Technology

The Department of Business, Humanities and Technology offers a wide range of programmes at higher certificate, degree and honours degree levels in the areas of Accountancy, Business, Computer Applications, Digital Media & Society, Heritage Studies, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Support, Sustainable Building Technology and Outdoor Education. It prepares students for a wide range of challenging roles in the commercial, industrial and academic sectors at all levels.

Business

The main business programmes take students through to Bachelor of Business at ordinary and honours levels. The ordinary degree programme allows students to specialise in marketing, personnel management and information systems management while the honours degree further develops critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The Higher Certificate in Business in Computer Applications focuses on the use of IT in Business and students can also progress to the Bachelor of Business programme.

Humanities

Heritage Studies includes a broad range of modules from history, archaeology and environmental science to literature and folklore. The Department’s approach to heritage is guided by current best practice in the sector as seen in museums, heritage centres, conservation programmes and research. The academic programme also provides a forum for critical reflection on the heritage concept as it relates to issues of identity, diversity and pluralism.

Outdoor Education is a form of experiential learning through the medium of adventure teamwork and the outdoor environment. The programme comprises an academic component and extensive fieldwork.

Technology

The technology programmes are in the areas of Construction, IT Support, Software Development and Architectural Technology. The B.Sc. in Construction Management is a three year programme focusing on building refurbishment in the final year.

Careers in computing are catered for by Level 6 and 7 qualifications in Information Technology Support and Level 8 in Computer Services Management. The Department has forged close links with local industry and staff is actively engaged in various regional committees.

A new programme in Social Multimedia Technology is currently under review.

 

Contact: Michael Gill

Head of Department Business, Humanities and Technology

Tel: 094-9043174  

E-mail: Michael Gill

Latest News

Front cover - Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail

A bilingual guide book, the Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail: Go Explore the Historic Sites & Memorials, will be officially launched in the Lady Gregory Hotel at 2 pm on Thursday 14 December 2017 by Cllr Eileen Mannion, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway.

L to R: Noel Campbell, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, presenting GMIT graduate Angela Boyce from Castlebar with a Heritage Studies Academic Achievement Award.  [Photo by Karl Keaney. No fee]

The National Museum of Ireland marked a number of successful collaborations with GMIT Mayo this year with the formal presentation of an academic achievement award to a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Heritage Studies.