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 Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) to participate in projects involving the real-world applications of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and Data Analytics. This LOETB-TUS collaboration promotes problem-based learning while enabling the students to experience the creativity and innovation of a rapidly evolving sector.
Apprenticeship links are available in the areas of Cyber Security Associate, Network Engineering Associate, Software Developer Associate and Telecommunications & Data Network Technician.
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- 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)
US711 Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure (Level 7)
US714 Computer Engineering (Level 7)
US715 Software Design (Mobile Apps and Connected Devices) (Level 7)
US825 Immersive Digital Media & Spatial Computing (Level 8)
US820 Software Development (Level 8)
Technological University Dublin (TU), Dublin
TU701 Automation Engineering (Level 7)
TU716 Networking Technologies (Level 7)
TU863 Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (Level 8)
TU857 Computer Science Infrastructure (Level 8)
South East Technological University (SETU)
SE603 Software Development (Level 7)
SE606 Cybercrime & IT Security (Level 8)
SE601 Information Technology Management (Level 8)
SE616 Computing Applications or Programming (Level 6)
MH109 Media Studies (Level 8)
MH306 Robotics & Intelligent Devices (Level 8)
MH601 Computer Science through Arts (Level 8)
Atlantic Technological University (ATU)
AU542 Software and Electronic Engineering (Level 7)
AU576 Computing in Software Development (Level 7)
AU677 Computing & Digital Media (Level 8)
AU642 Software & Electronic Engineering (Level 8)
University of Galway
GY133 Education Computer Science & Mathematics (Level 8)
GY350 Computer Science & Information Technology (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
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€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 2023 to May 2024.