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Information Technology BSc

  • Course Code

    CR 888

  • Field of Study

    Computing

  • Type of Course:

    Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Full-time course duration:

3 Years (6 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 five subjects i.e. Grade O6 or H7 in five subjects. The five 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.

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Programme admission is standard via CAO for Leaving Certificate students. Places are reserved for mature students and non standard CAO applicants. Mature students may be required to attend an interview as part of the admission process.

Work Placement

In Year 3, there is a work placement that 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 work abroad.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Mathematics, Science, Engineering, and Business.

Course summary

This course has been designed so that the first year modules are common with other Level 7 computing programmes at CIT. Therefore, having successfully completed Year 1, a student may be eligible to transfer to another Level 7 CIT computing programme. This flexibility allows a student to make a more informed decision one year into his/her studies.

Department(s)

Computer Science

Related Courses

What is Information Technology?

IT is concerned with implementing and maintaining the IT services and infrastructure required by organisations. It is primarily focused on supporting the computer hardware, networks, databases, web services and applications required to provide IT Services.

About the Course

Location: CIT Bishhopstown Campus

This IT degree will teach you how to work in the IT
Services/Department in a company, which will include how
to set up or maintain existing systems. IT is always growing
so there is always a demand for IT graduates. Along
with learning about IT systems, 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.

The programme covers a wide range of modules which will be useful in any type of IT role such as networking, web services, databases, system administration, operating systems, computer security principles, project management and network security. Electives can be chosen in many other Computing modules.

At a time of increasing reliance on IT services, the demand for graduates with the skills to implement and maintain IT infrastructure remains high. This programme is specifically designed to address this need.

Work placement

In Year 3, there is a work placement that 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 can also work abroad.

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.

Further Studies

Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 to

Question Time

On successful completion of the course, am I qualified as an IT Technician?
Yes. You will learn hands-on the skills required to implement, maintain and secure computer networks, hardware, databases, web services and applications.

What can I work at after the 3 years study?
You can work in many IT roles e.g. IT Support Engineer, Network Administrator, System Administrator, Website Administrator, etc.

Can I work in the Games Development Industry with this programme?
This programme is not designed to equip its graduates with the skills needed in a developmental or programming role.

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

Graduate Profile

Ann-Marie Fitzgerald
ICT Information Security Specialist

“I was unsure of what area of IT I wanted to study initially and this programme offered a wide range of modules which allowed me to learn about several areas. Shortly after I graduated, I began working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Dublin. A few years later, I was promoted to Senior IT Risk & Compliance Specialist, where I performed security risk assessments, security audits and dealt with clients across many areas. I’m now working as an ICT Security Specialist in the Information Security Services Department for Lease Plan Information Services (LPIS).

I’d recommend this programme to anyone who is looking for a great basis in different aspects of IT from Web development, Linux to IT Security. When you find your particular interest, you can focus your Final Year project on where your skills lie best and it can guide you into any area of IT.”

Ann-Marie initially completed a BSc in IT and then progressed to an add-on year for a BSc (Hons) in Computer Services Management (retitled IT Management).


Full details of the modules on this programme of study is available by clicking the following link:
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


Graduates who can coordinate and supervise the configuration, testing and deployment of IT Services and the ongoing support of those systems and their users are in constant demand.

Possible Areas of Employment

  • IT Support Engineer
  • Web Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator

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

Places are reserved for mature students and non standard CAO applicants. Mature students may be required to attend an interview as part of the admission process.

CAO 1st Round:

300

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Noreen Gubbins
noreen.gubbins@cit.ie
021 4335581


computing@cit.ie