Computer Systems And Networks

Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

What is Computer Systems and Networks?

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 set up and troubleshoot networks. They will also be able to respond to customer technical support queries and create secure networks.

Course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Computer Systems Hardware

• Communications

• Networking Essentials

• Web Authoring

• Mathematics for Information Technology

• Operating Systems

• Word Processing

• Mobile Technologies

• Programming and Design Principles

• 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 linked courses in places like DIT, Maynooth University, Athlone IT, Blanchardstown IT, NUIG (Shannon), Marino Institute of Education, American College, Dun Laoghaire IADT. For example, students can apply for the over 140 places available in first arts in Maynooth University and take computer options.

Higher Education Progression

Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Dundalk IT: DK721 Computing (Level 7, 3 Years)

Limerick IT: LC239 Computer Network Systems and Management (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry requirements

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