The overall aim of this programme leading to the award of Bachelors in Science (Honours) in Information Technology is to provide its learners with the necessary theoretical and practical skills, knowledge and competence, to gain a comprehensive, specialised and in-depth, understanding of the area in Information Technology. Upon completion of this programme, the graduate will be in a position to:
- Apply their knowledge, skills and competence to start an IT career by securing employment in a range of entry-level and junior manager positions such as, but not limited to: database administrator, IT consultant, junior IT project manager, network engineer/administrator, programmer/software developer, technical support specialist, technical writer and web developer, web administrator, software testing and quality assurance roles.
- Leverage their knowledge, skills and competencies to make informed decisions on, and successfully embark upon and compete in employment directions such as contract / freelance / consulting, open source project work, or traditional self-employment, as are increasingly common, particularly in IT project management, IT consulting, programming, technical support, web development and related fields.
- Further their studies at level 9 (MSc) in IT or a related discipline (in Ireland or abroad) such as Computer Science, Computational Science, Information Systems, IT Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Information Security & Digital Forensics, Information Systems Processes, and others.
This full-time programme is ideal for any learner with an interest and motivation to embark on a career within the ICT Industry, or for graduate study in many ICT related fields. It provides for a depth of knowledge in many high-demand ICT areas, building on a broad and solid computing background. The curriculum is industry-informed, and is based on three themes: application, integration and autonomy. In addition to core, in-depth and specialised knowledge areas, learners will gain skills and competencies in key application domains, and experience how these learning outcomes integrate with each other and other disciplines. A particular focus of this programme is preparing the learner for work in the IT and related industries or further study therein. Learners will also experience varying degrees of autonomy, particularly in a year-long individual applied technology project. This is a 60 credit, add-on programme to the NFQ Level 7 QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, at CCT.
This programme is delivered over 2 academic semesters, 1 academic year:
- Applied Technology Project
- Strategic Business Information Technology
- Multi-Paradigm Programming & Scripting
- Network Management & High Availability
- Elective 1
- Applied Technology Project (continued)
- Principles in Professional Practice
- Systems Management & Provision
- Cloud & Virtualisation Frameworks
- Elective 2
- Concurrent, Parallel & Accelerated Computing
- Mobile Development
- Universal Design
- Predictive Analytics
CCT utilises a variety of assessment methods to help ensure that the learning outcomes of each subject will be achieved, for example: Written Examination, including of long or short term reports, Objective Tests, Presentations, Group Projects, Practical Assignments, Oral Examinations, etc. Assessment will be continuous throughout each module, with final examinations administered in approximately half of the modules.
CCT constantly encourages feedback from its learners in a formal and informal basis. Learners have an opportunity to give informal and formal feedback on the college, programme, faculty, facilities, administration, student services and admissions and course induction through verification surveys, such as: 1) Learner Verification survey; 2) Student Services and Support survey; and 3) Admissions and Course Induction survey. CCT constantly encourages feedback from its learners in a formal and informal basis. Learners also receive ongoing feedback from their faculty on progress, in person, through Moodle, assessment correction, and at the end of each semester all learners receive module results, along with more detailed formal progress feedback.
As an independent institution, fees are payable. Fees may vary on whether you are living in Ireland or living abroad at the point of application. Please check our website for a full fees listing.
Medical insurance for Non-EU nationals is compulsory and as part of the Irish Student Visa requirements and can be arranged by CCT for an additional fee of EUR100 for 12 months.
Successful graduates of this programme may choose to progress onto Level 9 of the NQF on a related programme. Graduates would also be considered for other graduate career opportunities in Ireland and globally, particularly with preparation for some industry-accredited qualifications embedded within.
All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.
Students that have successfully completed the award of QQI L7 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at CCT can opt for this course.
Others students that meet the requirements outlined here, may apply to this course.