Level 5

RefCourse titleTypeFT/PTHubElectives
5M0536 Computer System & Digital Electronics FTComputer Science and Technology
5M0529 Data Science FTComputer Science and Technology
5M18294 Business Information Systems FTComputer Science and Technology
5M0529 Computer Science (with Microsoft Technology Associate) FTComputer Science and Technology
5M0536 IT Technician (Part Time) PTComputer Science and Technology
5M0536 Computer System & Networks Level 5 FTComputer Science and Technology
5M0529

Data Science

Full time

For full details of a programme click individual course link above.

Aim
These programmes lead to Computer Systems & Networking QQI level 5 5M0536, QQI level 5 component certificate 5N1356 or Computer Science QQI Level 5 5M0529. The purpose of these courses is to equip students with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks under supervision leading to employment in a range of sectors.  It also facilitates progression to further studies at Level 6.

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Operating System
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Programming and Design Principals (Python for Data Analysis)
  • Database Methods (with SQL)
  • Statistics (with R Programming)
  • Database Methods
  • Web Authoring
  • Team Working
Elective Modules
  • Computer System Hardware
  • Network Essentials
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • Math for IT
  • Digital Electronics
  • Programming and Design Principals
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • The Internet
  • Capstone for Office Informatics
  • Software Architecture
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Statistics
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • ICT Security Management

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

Level 6

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
6M0691 Computer Science Level 6 FTComputer Science and Technology
6M0691 Software Development (Coding and Cybersecurity) FTComputer Science and Technology
6M0695 Cyber Security Professional -Security+ Cisco (Part-time) PTComputer Science and Technology
6M0695 Computer Systems & Networks Level 6 (with Cisco) FTComputer Science and Technology

For full details of a programme click individual course link above.

Aim
The demand for qualified information and communication technology (ICT) specialists to design, install, secure, and manage their networks continues to grow. To help students prepare for this growing industry, the course emphasises not only the practical application of network technology, but also of the development of career skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. As well achieving QQI awards, industry certification is also offered.

Core Modules
  • Project Management
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Architecture
  • Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Digital Compliance
  • Relational Databases
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Network Infrastructure and Security
  • Physical and Logical Networking
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Network Security
Elective Modules
  • Cisco CCNA ICND1 – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco CCNA ICND2 – Connecting and Scaling Networks
  • Systems Software
  • Information Technology Administration
  • Digital Compliance
  • Team Leadership

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

Computer Technology Hub General Information

CCNA Cisco Academy / CompTIA Training Centre / Microsoft MTA Training Centre

The College is an approved CISCO Networking Academy and an approved CompTIA Learning Partner.  We are also certified to provide Microsoft MTA training and certification.  Dundrum College of Further Education is proud to have received an award for best newcomer training in the European, Middle East and Africa region at an awards ceremony in London earlier this year.  As part of the experience our students benefit from applying class and lab based learning to real world network problem solving and implementation.
Employment and Career Opportunities Examples

Technical Support
IT Engineer
Networking Specialist
Systems Administrator
Internet of Things Developer
Hardware Systems technician
Cyber Security Support
White Hat Hacker
IT Forensics

Progression
Learners may progress through CAO to a number of computing courses in Institute of Technologies and Universities.  Graduates who have successfully completed the level 6 course and meet certain matriculation requirements may be suitable for the Advanced Entry route to DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) into Year 2 of the Honours Degree in Computing (DT211) or Year 2 in the Degree in Network Technologies (DT080).

Other Advanced Progression links are also available. Students can also progress to further studies in IT Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.