Computing Systems & Operations

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Computing Systems & Operations
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code DK723
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk

Expand+4 years

Course Delivery
The course will be delivered on the DkIT campus over 3 years (6 semesters) and is full-time. Learning will be supported using the Institute's online Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).

This course will be delivered t...

Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics

A bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certif...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Applications from Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Students

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the leaving certificate...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Applications from Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Students

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQI-FET course in order to gain eligibility for entry to third-level courses in DkIT
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET level 5 and 6 awards are now made by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). For further details please visit:

Applicants must have obtained a full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum credit value of 120. A Compone...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+Who is a Mature Applicant?
Any applicant 23 years of age or over on 1st January in the year of entry to first year of a full-time course is considered to be a mature applicant. Dundalk Institute of Technology actively encourages applications on mat...

Alternative Entry
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
Course Fee

Expand+Undergraduate Student
The Student Contribution fee is payable by all students who do not qualify for grants or scholarships. The Student Contribution Fee is €3,000.

DkIT Facilities
DkIT students are also obliged to pay the DkIT Facilities Cont...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support Students may apply to SUSI for a means-tested grant. Please consult the Student Finance website, or, for the most up-to-date information.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Two great reasons to consider this course

Computing is identified, locally, nationally and internationally, as a key future skill and the demand for Computing graduates with skills in programming and systems continues to grow.

This is a unique ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1

Semester 1
Introduction to Programming (year-long)
Introduction to System Administration (year-long)
Front-End Development
Computer Hardware
Mathematics for Computing Systems
Dev Ops Lifecycle

Semester 2
Introduction to Programmin...

Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates will have expertise that cuts across the core disciplines of Development, Systems and Operations, together with an understanding of the processes, tools and mind-set of DevOps. They will have knowledge and competencies in a ...

Further Enquiries Mr Andrew Shaw (Lecturer)
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here