Welcome to the Discipline of Information Technology

Lecture Timetables can be found HERE

Introductory Talks


Josephine Griffith, B.Sc. Computer Science & Information Technology 1st year co-ordinator will deliver an Introductory Talk to incoming GY350 students on Tuesday 31st August, 2016 at 14:00 in IT125 Lecture Theatre, located on the 1st Floor of the IT Building, followed by a tour of IT Building. This tour will show you where your lectures will take place.


Introductory talks for students interested in taking Information Technology in the BA Degree will be delivered on:`

Please visit our IT as a subject for Arts Students web page.

Postgrad Induction Day

The Postgraduate Induction Sessions will take place on Monday 5th September from 10.30 to 11.30. The aim of these sessions is to welcome you to the programme, provide you with some additional information and to let you know what to expect over the duration of the course.

  • Masters Data Analytics – please come to the IT Boardroom, room 443, Top Floor, IT Building
  • H.Dip/M.Sc Software Design and Development – please come to room IT312, 2nd floor IT Building
  • H.Dip Software Design & Development – Industry Stream – please come room IT304, 2nd floor IT Building

Postgrad Handbook

First Year Handbook

This Handbook has been compiled to help you make a good start at NUI Galway.

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Useful Information

Here you will find some useful information to help you start your studies. Please visit the Current Student page for more information on the timetables, how to get your IT account and more.


The IT Building is located here and the New Engineering Building is located here.

Academic, Administrative and Technical Staff

All your lecturer phone and room numbers can be found on our People page, before calling to their office please make an appointment by email.

Contact Points

Please visit Contact Points for course contacts by year for our programmes.

Administrator - Undergraduate and Visiting Student Queries.

Administrator - Postgraduate Programme Queries


Login to Computers in IT Labs

The Discipline of Information Technology has four dedicated computer labs for students taking courses with us. As an information technology student you will be provided with an account to access the computers in these labs.

The labs are:

  • IT 101
  • IT 101A
  • IT 102
  • IT 304
  • IT 305
  • IT 312
  • IT 314

Computer Labs located elsewhere on campus can also be logged in to using your main NUIG account. These labs are managed by Information Solutions and Services and are more restricted, e.g. you cannot install new programs and you can only save to your network drive.

Campus Account (IT Account)

Please visit the ISS Campus Account page for detailed instructions on how to activate your account.

To Obtain Your IT Account

In addition to your Campus Account you also have a special IT Account. After you have activated your campus account visit this page and provide the information required. I.e. Your Student ID and your Date of Birth.

Don't forget, after your first login please change your account's password!

Network Drives

There are two network drives available to IT Strudents.

U:Drive - for more information visit the ISS Network Storage page.

F:Drive - this drive is available when you are logged into any of the IT Building labs listed above. This drive is provided so you can save your project work files and access them from any machine in the list. Storage space is limited to files necessary for your studies.


Printing Facilities

As a student of the Discipline of Information Technology you will be allocated a Print Quota. To check your remaining quota visit the Intranet page, you can find this link in Current Students section. This quota only applies to printers in the IT building's labs. For printers not located in the IT Building please visit the ISS Services for Students page for more information.

Paper for Printing

If a printer in the IT labs has run out of paper you can fetch a new ream on the fourth floor outside Tina Earls office (at the top of the stairs turn right). Please use duplex (double-sided) printing where possible and this can normally be set as default in the printer settings. Another helpful tip is you can print more than one lecture slide on a page to further reduce paper use. 

Please respect your fellow students printing needs and restrict the printing of large documents to times when the lab is quiet.

When you leave the lab please check the print queue and cancel any of your pending print jobs.

Print Toner

If you find your printed document is too faded it is likely the printer has run out of toner. Please visit the Intranet and Report a Problem.


Blackboard is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to your online Blackboard courses within 24 hours of registering for a course or module with NUI Galway. Login here.

Software Available For Students

IT students also benefit from access to Microsoft DreamSpark Premium, VMware Academic Program (VMAP) and Visual Pardigm Academic Partner Programs.

Visit Software Available For Students for more details.


ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses. ComputerDISC is a free service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway.

Visit our ComputerDISC page for more details.

How to find Technical Support

There are two sources of technical support available to IT Students.

  • ISS can help you with issues related to your email account, WiFi access etc. 
  • The Discipline of Information Technology provides support unique to IT students such as server space for hosting websites, your own database and more. Visit the Intranet for the available services.

Orientation Booklet - College of Engineering and Informatics

This Handbook has been compiled to help your  orientation  at NUI Galway.

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