Most good programmers do [it] not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program - Linus Torvalds
Information Technology (BSc)
What is Information Technology?
This Level 7 programme in IT 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.
Subject Areas in the Degree
This programme covers a wide range of subjects 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.
Possible Areas of Employment and Career Opportunities
You will have career opportunities in Cork, Ireland and abroad, with large multinationals and also with smaller Irish companies. IT graduates work in many roles, including the following:
- IT Support Engineer
- Web Administrator
- Network Administrator
- System Administrator
For admission to a programme, standard applicants must:
- score the necessary CAO points and
- meet the minimum entry requirements
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Graduates of this programme usually progress to an Honours Degree. You will have the opportunity to progress to 4th year of BSc (Honours) in IT Management or 4th year of BSc (Honours) in Cloud Computing.
Department of Computer Science
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