Computer Networks & Cloud Infrastructure

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Computer Networks & Cloud Infrastructure
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG253
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode, Sligo Town
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

F2 Foundation Level Maths is accepted for this programme

We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

Mathematic Requirements
In general, a minimum of B2 in Foundation Mathematics (Leaving Certificate) or a Mathematics module in QQI/F...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 30
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2020/21) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+What is Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure?
This computing course focuses on the infrastructure that powers the movement of data about the internet. Almost every business relies on its Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) networ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course Structure:
Year One:
A common first year across computing courses allows students and lecturers alike to establish where each student’s strengths lie.

Year Two:
Students will be introduced to Networks and Database Technology and Ma...

Comment Special Features:
Over 70% of our computing students go on to gain full time employment following their work placements.

Professional Accreditation:
This course is mapped onto professional industry qualifications in the areas of CompTIA A+, CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP Routing and Switching.
Careers or Further Progression Graduate Destinations:
Careers include Systems administrator, IT Infrastructure engineer, Network and Cyber security specialist, wireless and voice specialist and systems design engineer.

Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates of the Level 7 degree may progress to the BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure. Graduates of the Level 8 degree can progress to the MSc in Computing.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 273
2018 272