Computer Systems and Networks Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year
Further Education
Academic year Sept 2018 - May 2019

Course description

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What is computer applications?

This one year business course is information technology for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry or the modern technology office.  It aims to prepare students for careers that require specialist knowledge in programming, networking implementation, and web technology. This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in institutes of technology and universities or for those who wish to progress onto level 6 programmes.  Students will have gained the knowledge and skills to setup and troubleshoot networks. They will also be able to respond to customer technical support queries and create secure networks.


course content
•Computer Systems Hardware
•Networking Essentials
•Distributed systems
•Maths for information Technology
•The Internet
•Virtualisation Support (Cloud Computing)
•ICT security policy and Management
•Work Experience


QQI Level 5 in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

career opportunities

Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in: technical support, networking, computer manufacturing, and customer support, computer sales or marketing. They can also work with financial institutions, call centres, and government departments.  QQI graduates are eligible to apply to institutes of technology and universities for follow-on courses such as liked courses in places like DCU, DIT, UCC, NUIG and UCD.

entry requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA. Mature Students of all backgrounds. Other equivalent qualification. All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

***Course subject to SUSI approval and modules may be changed due to availability and demand.

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