Computer Systems & Networking

Institute of Technology Tralee


Course Name Computer Systems & Networking
Course Provider Institute of Technology Tralee
Course Code 106864 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Tralee Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tralee
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment From September 2019 to May 2021.
Application Date Applicants Closing Date: 28th August 2019
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Duration 2 years full-time from September 2019 to May 2021.
Course Fee €3,000 per annum (please note fees quoted are for the academic year 19/20 only and subject to annual review).
Entry Requirements Applicants must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent examinations, obtaining a minimum grade 06/H7 in English or Gaeilge and Mathematics and O6/H7 in three other subjects.

The minimum entry requirements for graduates of QQI/FET Awards is any full QQI/FET award at level 5 or level 6.

The Institute’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies (see below).
Financial Support This is a full-time course and applicants may be eligible for a student grant (for more information visit

Expand+NFQ: Level 6
Credits: 120
Award Type: Major Award

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The Institute operates a policy that allows for the recognition of prior learning, both formal and informal. Informal and experiential learning includes non-a...

Course Content

Expand+Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Systems and Networking
This programme develops technical and practical computing skills. Upon completion, students have the skillset to work as part of a team in a support capacity in maintaining ICT infrast...

Subjects Taught Modules
Year 1
Structured Programming 1
Rapid Application Development
Computer Architecture
Web Development 1
User Interfaces
Network Fundamentals
Computer Hardware
LAN Switching and Wireless
Database Concepts
Operating Systems 1
Web Development 2

Year 2
Database Concepts
IT Service Support
IT Training
LAN Switching and Wireless
Operating Systems 2
Server Side Development
Work Placement

Note: All modules are mandatory
Number of Credits 120
Careers or Further Progression Progression Opportunities
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Networking, NFQ Level 7, full time.

Many students who have completed this course have taken up employment in a technical support capacity and found the course provided a good platform from which to learn on the job and to become more competent.
Further Enquiries Lifelong Learning Department
Tel: + 353(0) 66 7191701

Admissions Office
Tel: + 353 (0)66 7145638
Fax: + 353 (0)66 7125711