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BSc (Hons) IT Management


The BSc (Hons) in IT management is a flagship information technology degree programme with an excellent curriculum that combines deep technical modules with IT management modules. As a result, graduates of this highly rated programme are in great demand.

This honours bachelor’s degree programme in IT Management is built on key industry pillars designed to prepare the graduate for roles in Information Security, Networking, Cloud Computing, Virtualisation and Storage, Systems Administration, IT Project Management, IT Planning, IT Compliance, and many more related areas.

The curriculum is designed to allow you to choose from a range of computer science elective modules as you progress through the degree programme. The programme also has a significant work placement element where students are placed with selected employers for up to 9 months starting in January of year three.

Along with learning about IT management principles, students will also learn about information security which is a rapidly expanding sector of the computer industry. As more technology goes online, you will learn how sensitive information may be at risk and the steps you can take to protect it. Click this link or the image above to download the programme flyer which contains links to the complete list of modules.



Ireland's Cybersecurity Capital

Cork is the Information Security capital of Ireland with major companies choosing to locate in the region. Sometimes referred to as cybersecurity, information security can be defined as the protection of information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Companies with an Information Security presence in Cork are listed in the table below.

AlienVault Cylance eSentire
FireEye Forcepoint IBM
VMware Johnson Controls Keeper Security
MalwareBytes McAfee McKesson
Nuix Qualcomm SmartTech
Solarwinds Sonicwall Sophos
TransUnion Trend Micro UTRC


MODUlES in the Degree

This programme has a clearly defined set of pillars in Networking, Operating Systems, Administration/System Scripting/Automation, Data, Cloud Computing/Virtualisation/Storage, IT Management and Information Security. 


The programme has a significant work placement element where students are placed with selected employers for up to 9 months starting in January of year three. This is normally a paid placement where you will gain significant on the job experience.

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 Management graduates work in many roles, including the following:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • System Manager


For admission to a programme, standard applicants must:

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements





Applications from mature students and level 5 QQI/FETAC students are encouraged. An advanced entry option into year two is also available for applicants who hold a cognate QQI/FETAC level 6 qualification or equivalent. Non-EU applications can be submitted via the International Office, advanced entry is also possible.

graduate profiles

For testimonials from previous graduates, please CLICK HERE.


There are many postgraduate opportunities in the Department of Computer Science.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Programme schedule

The schedule below applies from September 2018 onwards. Please CLICK HERE to enlarge.


About the department of computer science

The Department of Computer Science at CIT is one of the largest Computer Science departments in Ireland. We offer a range of modern undergraduate programmes and a host of opportunities at master’s degree and at PhD level. Our industry engaged programmes match the needs of our economy and have an excellent reputation for producing the most employable computer science graduates in the region. These highly skilled graduates are in huge demand and contribute significantly to the development of the region. As technology plays a greater role in our society the growth in the demand for these graduates will continue year after year.

Contact Information

Dr Seán McSweeney
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 433 5120

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