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

Back row, L to R: GMIT student Ali Al-Windi from William St, Galway; John Sweeney, National Chair of CIOB; Adrian Lynch, Mitchell McDermott, competition co-sponsors; Tommy Drumm, MD Collen Construction and former Dublin All-Ireland Captain; GMIT student Declan Coll from Falcarragh, Co Donegal.  Front row, L to R: Dr Martin Taggart, GMIT lecturer, GMIT student Liam Flatley from Belcarra, Castlebar, Co Mayo, GMIT student Adam Brennan from Bundoran, Co Donegal, and John Hanahoe, GMIT Lecturer.

A team of talented building and civil engineering degree students in GMIT have won the coveted All Ireland Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge 2019 for developing the best detailed proposals for a complex building heritage project on a busy commercial site in inner city Dubli

L to R: Nuzhafiq Noor Azman, Tuam, and Naqi Ahmad, Ballybane, who both graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Software Development, Batrisyia Amiruddin (Malaysia), who graduated with a Bachellor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management, and Tahreem Shakeel, Ballinrobe, who graduated with Bachelor of Science Computing and Digital Media, pictured at the recent GMIT Conferrings in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

Over 1,630 GMIT students are being conferred with awards at this year’s GMIT Conferrings taking place in Galway this month (November), with the Mayo campus conferrings taking place on Friday week, 29 November (11.30am), in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.