IT Management (BSc honours degree)
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Full-time course duration:
4 Years (8 Semesters)
A minimum of Leaving Certificate Grade C3 in two Higher level subjects together with a Grade D3 in four other subjects at Ordinary or Higher level including Mathematics and either Irish or English.
Work placement in industry for six months during the third year of the course. The placement runs from April to September inclusive. Placements for students are organised on a country-wide basis with a particular focus on Cork and Dublin. Students have been placed in France, Germany, Sweden and the USA also.
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Helpful subjects with ‘problem solving skills’, e.g. Mathematics, Science, Engineering, and Business.
The BSc (Hons) in IT Management programme will give the learner the ability to apply IT to business situations, evaluate technical challenges and confidently take on project and team management in IT-related situations.
Honours Computing graduates are eligible to apply for a Masters degree (MSc Research). Research may be in one of many areas.
Further Study Courses
The present areas of Department research include distributed applications, component software, software engineering, artificial intelligence and computer networks. The Department has strong links with institutions in Germany, Sweden, France and Portugal. Currently, there are eleven registered MSc and six PhD research students in the Department. The MSc normally takes two years. A doctorate (PhD) requires at least three years of full-time post-graduate research work.
What is IT Management?
IT Management is concerned with managing the IT services
required by organisations. It is primarily focused on managing
and implementing the IT infrastructure that provides these IT
About the Course
This course is designed to provide the graduate with both the management and technical skills to work in a wide range of organisations. At a time when the strategic reliance on IT systems and infrastructures grows ever more critical within organisations, the demand for graduates with the skills required to manage and implement IT services and projects of a complex technical nature remains constant. This programme is specifically designed to address this need.
Work placement in industry for six months during Year 3 of the course. The placement runs from February to July inclusive. Placements for students are organised on a country-wide basis with a particular focus on Cork and Dublin.
CIT has a long and successful association with the Erasmus programme. Every year, students travel to study at CIT from across Europe and many CIT students travel to study beyond our shores. The Department of Computing has strong links with institutions in Germany, Sweden, France, and Portugal.
Suitably qualified graduates may apply for a
Honours Computing graduates are eligible to apply for a Masters degree (MSc Research). Research may be in one of many areas. The present areas of Department research include distributed applications, component software, software engineering, artificial intelligence and computer networks. The MSc normally takes two years. A Doctorate (PhD) requires at least three years of full-time postgraduate research work.
What makes CR 310 different from the other Computing Honours Degrees at CIT?
This course is primarily concerned with the implementation and management of IT Services rather than computer programming.
What level of Programming is contained in the course?
Programming is not the primary focus of this course. You will cover some basic programming modules in first year.
Can I design and develop websites from this course?
Some modules in this Degree focus on building and running basic websites. More advanced specialised modules in web development are also available as electives.
Can I go on to specialise in Cloud Computing?
Yes, having graduated with a BSc (Honours) in IT Management, it is possible to apply for entry to the taught MSc in Cloud Computing.
CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.
Full details of the modules on this programme of study is available by clicking the following link:
Graduates who can implement and manage IT services and infrastructure are in constant demand.
Possible Areas of Employment
- IT Project Manager
- IT Security Engineer
- Network Manager
- System Manager
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