Audit Principles and Procedures

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Audit Principles and Procedures

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the underlying theories, principles and practices of modern auditing. In doing so it will examine the modern auditing process and identify contemporary issues in auditing practice. It will provide students with the ability to assess audit risk and its component parts and evaluate a company's internal control systems and environment.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate comprehension of the role, responsibility and duty of the auditor as well as the purpose, benefits and limitations of auditing.
    2. Identify relevant audit regulation and standards.
    3. Assess the importance of ethics in auditing and the independence of the auditor.
    4. Outline the main steps in the audit process.
    5. Demonstrate the importance of audit planning and factors impacting on it.
    6. Evaluate and assess audit risk and its constituent components.
    7. Evaluate control procedures in an internal control system.
    8. Critically assess current issues facing the auditing profession.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.