School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
- Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
Students: €9,250 International GDL
As information technology continues to transform our lives, IT systems are becoming ever more important for organisations to remain competitive. To maintain their edge, businesses need to plan, design and implement effective IT systems. The demand for graduates with the skills and understanding to align such systems to support them has never been greater.
This course provides the flexibility to adapt to the changing demands of industry and equips you with the skills needed to sustain a successful career as an IT professional. The core programme focuses on database design, systems analysis and e-business development, as well as the personal and business skills required in all modern IT environments.
- Industrial links are embedded in the course through sandwich placements and knowledge transfer scheme opportunities for students. We have excellent links with industry and many staff have invaluable recent business experience.
- This course is concerned with the application of IT to the competitiveness and sustainability of businesses in a growing global economy. We use the latest technology, including mobile technology.
- Professional Practice 1-15 credits
- Computer Platforms-15 credits
- Information Requirements-30 credits
- Developing Systems-30 credits
- Business Systems-30 credits
- Professional Practice 2-15 credits
- Network Management-15 credits
- Database Design & Implementation-30 credits
- Approaches to Systems Development-30 credits
- Developing E-Business Systems-30 credits
- Individual Project-30 credits
- Database Management-30 credits
- Strategic Information Systems-30 credits
- Consultancy and Professional ICT-30 credits
comprises five themes:
Professional Practice: This theme covers the softer skills essential to success at university and in the field of modern business IT. Topics such as professionalism, study skills and legal aspects of technology will be covered, culminating in a project in the final year.
Technology: This theme focuses on understanding the
hardware and software used in modern networked computer systems.
Database: This theme focuses on the design and
implementation of database systems, suitable for business requirements.
Key skills such as needs analysis will be covered as well as the
evaluation of implemented systems.
Information Systems: This theme focuses on the
development of software design and programming skills.
Business Systems: This theme enables a greater
understanding of business processes and project management techniques,
key to the success of IT projects. Development of e-business systems is
We use a range of assessment
methods throughout the course, including continuous assessment, in-class
tests, examinations, laboratory exercises and project work. We find
this helps us to appraise your all-round ability and gives you the best
opportunity to excel.
We encourage you to further enhance your career prospects by including an industrial placement in your course. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years.
As well as providing the workplace experience that many employers are looking for, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path. The Faculty's placements team will give you every support throughout the placement process.