QQI Level 5 - In Computer Systems with Electronics - Code 5M0536 (CompTia certification optional)


1 Year - Full-time


This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to design, develop, secure and test digital systems components for computer network systems, including concepts such as the Internet of Things (IOT) and digital electronics for computing. Building upon their knowledge students will learn the most up to date electronics and digital controller systems (i.e. Arduino, Raspberry PI) to prepare them for a career in this growing area.

We are well known to employers, and many of our graduates have gone on to work in household name companies. Our employer engagement liaison reveals a need for IOT (Internet of Things) and digital systems awareness among systems engineers more generally.

Entry Requirements          

  • Leaving Cert or its equivalent is advised.
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
Elective Modules
  • Digital Electronics
  • Math for IT
  • Programming and Design Principals
  • Computer System Hardware
  • Operating System
  • Network Essentials

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

There is a minimum of two weeks’ work experience placement included in this course.


Progression to the following Degree courses:

  • TUD, DT080 Network Technologies
  • TUD Tallaght, TA312 Computing Engineering