Certification

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

Duration

1 Year - Full-time

Aim

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/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. 
  • For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

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

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. This work experience may be in a community service setting such as family resource centres, information centres and drop-in services.

Progression

Progression to the following Degree courses:

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