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Information Technology BSc


This three year bachelor’s degree programme is delivered over 6 semesters with the final work placement semester based in a company or organisation. This practical degree programme focuses on how Information Technology (IT) helps to support the operation and growth of modern organisations. These organisations are increasingly relying on information technology to carry out key business functions.

Along with learning about IT systems you will also learn about Information Security which is a rapidly changing area of the IT industry.  As more technology goes online, you will learn how private and sensitive information may be at risk, and the steps you can take to protect it.

The curriculum is designed to allow you to choose from a range of computer science elective modules as you progress through the degree programme. Click this link or the image above to download the programme flyer which contains links to the complete list of modules.

Subject Areas in the Degree

This programme has a clearly defined set of pillars in Networking, Operating Systems, Administration/System Scripting/Automation, Cloud Computing/Virtualisation/Storage, Data and Information Security.
Please click here or the programme schedule button for full module details.


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

The demand for graduates in the IT industry is high, with excellent 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:

  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • DevOps
  • Test Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technican
  • IT Service Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Support Engineer
  • Web Administrator


The Department of Computer Science at MTU Cork 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

Mr Pat McCarthy
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 432 6015

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