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IT Management (BSc Honours)

  • Course Code

    CR 310

  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard. Please click here for more information.

Work Placement

In Year 3, the work placement runs from April to August inclusive. Placements for students are organised on a country-wide basis with a particular focus on Cork and Dublin. Students may also choose to work abroad.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects with ‘problem solving skills’, e.g. Mathematics, Science, Engineering, and Business.

Course summary

This programme has been designed so that the first year modules are common with other Level 8 computing programmes at CIT. Therefore, having successfully completed Year 1, a student may be eligible to transfer to another Level 8 CIT computing programme. This flexibility allows a student to make a more informed decision one year into his/her studies.


Computer Science

What is IT Management?

IT Management will teach you how to manage the IT Services/Department in a company, which will include how to set up or maintain existing systems. Along with learning about IT management principles, you will also learn about Information Security which is a rapidly expanding sector in the computer industry. As more technology goes online, you have to learn how private/sensitive information may be at risk and the steps you can take to protect it.

About the Programme

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

This programme 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 organisations’ reliance on IT grows more critical, there is an increasing demand for graduates with the skills required to manage IT services and implement complex projects. This programme is specifically designed to address this need.

This programme covers a wide range of modules which will be useful in any type of IT management role such as networking, databases, system administration, project management, law, IT planning and design, security monitoring, and offensive security. You can choose electives in many other computing modules.

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 Finland.

Postgraduate Programmes

For details, see

Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate research degrees at Master’s (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) level where further specialisation in your preferred area of computing is possible. Suitably qualified graduates may also apply to:
> MSc in Information Security (Taught)
> MSc in Information Design & Development (Taught)
> MSc in Cloud Computing (Online)

Question Time

What makes CR 310 different from the other Computing Honours Degrees at CIT?
This programme is primarily concerned with the implementation and management of IT Services rather than computer programming.

Is there a scholarship available for the programme?
Yes, registered students who successfully complete Year 1 of this programme may apply for the Yves Beretta Memorial Scholarship which is funded by Canadian based cyber security company, eSentire, whose European Headquarters is based in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

What level of Programming is contained in the course?
Programming is not the primary focus of this programme. You will cover some basic programming modules in first year.

Can I design and develop websites from this programme?
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.

Can I work in the Games Development Industry with this programme?
While there may be scope within a games development team for a graduate from this programme, a student who has a strong desire to work in that industry would be strongly advised to consider a software development degree.

Graduate Profile

Olga Linek
Associate Network Engineer

“After I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Services Management (retitled IT Management), I became employed as an Associate Network Engineer in EMC. In this role, I am responsible for configuring network devices, troubleshooting network issues and providing support to EMC offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

I found that the degree was very practical, which helped me gain valuable networking and programming skills and boosted my employability.”


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:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT Management CR310

You will have career opportunities in Cork, Ireland and abroad, with large multinationals and also with smaller Irish companies. Graduates who can implement and manage IT services and infrastructure are in constant demand.
• IT Project Manager
• Cyber Security Specialist
• IT Security Engineer
• Network Manager
• System Manager

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

CAO 1st Round:


CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Ms Noreen Gubbins
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