Computer Networks with Software (QQI Level 5)
In this one year full-time programme in Computer Networks with Software you will learn about the latest operating systems, computer hardware, software development and networking technologies, coupled with hands on practical experience. In addition, you will gain a strong foundation in cyber security. Students will also have the opportunity to work with staff from the Department of Computer and Software Engineering at Athlone IT, to design and build programmable robots, which can be controlled using mobile apps. This LOETB-AIT collaboration promotes problem-based learning while enabling the students to experience the creativity and innovation of a rapidly evolving sector.
- Computer Systems Hardware
- Networking Essentials
- Operating Systems
- ICT Security Policy and Management (Cyber Security)
- Programming and Design Principles
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Experience
- Mathematics for Information Technology
Modules are subject to change.
Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.
Links to Third Level Courses
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone
AL701 Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure (Level 7)
AL704 Computer Engineering (Level 7)
AL705 Software Design (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices) (Level 7)
South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow
CW207 Software Development (Level 7)
CW227 Cybercrime & IT Security (Level 7)
CW248 Information Technology Management (Level 8)
CW258 Cybercrime & IT Security (Level 8)
Technological University Dublin (TU), Dublin
TU701 Automation Engineering (Level 7)
TU710 Engineering Reliability Management (Level)
TU716 Networking Technologies (Level 7)
TU863 Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (Level 8)
MH109 Media Studies (Level 8)
MH306 Robotics & Intelligent Devices (Level 8)
MH601 Computer Science through Arts (Level 8)
DN201 Computer Science (Level 8)
DN520 Arts (Level 8)
Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway
GA570 Software and Electronic Engineering (Level 7)
GA775 Computing in Software Development (Level 7)
GA788 Computing & Digital Media (Level 8)
GA580 Software & Electronic Engineering (Level 8)
National University of Ireland (NUIG), Galway
Technological University of Shannon (TUS), Limerick
GY133 Education Computer Science & Mathematics (Level 8)
GY350 Computer Science & Information Technology (Level 8)
LC234 Immersive Digital Media & Spatial Computing (Level 8) LC236 Internet Systems Development (Level 8)
Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or www.cao.ie
For further information, please Elaine Sheridan on 057 9349471 or email email@example.com.
€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.
VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply
Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Computer Systems and Networks
Duration: One year, September 12th, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.