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DT255
Information Systems/Information Technology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Information Systems and Information Technology (IS&IT) is at the core of practical computing applications across all types of businesses and organizations. This course gives you practical and valuable knowledge and skills for working in the (IS&IT) sectors. Students of this course will get an opportunity to study the fundamentals of computing, programming, database systems, networking and many other fields of computing. Importantly students will also be given a thorough introduction to organizational aspects of IS&IT including project management, professional and legal issues, and IT management.

Students on the programme will acquire technical knowledge and skills in software development, information system design, computer networking, database design and implementation, internet development and operating systems as well as having a firm base in the mathematical fundamentals of computing. The two main themes to the programme, information systems and information technology, have capstone modules at the final stage, which each draw on the students learning through the first three stages of the programme, and lead to their being able to demonstrate a deep understanding of both areas.

Students may exit with a Higher Certificate after sucessfully completing the second year or exiting with a BSc (Ord) in Information Systems and Informtaion Technology on sucessful completion of the third year of the full-time pathway if the have taken an individual project.

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Places may be offered to mature students and to non-standard applicants (those who have previously completed second level education or further education but are too young to be considered as mature students) who meet certain criteria with respect to suitability, analytical skills and professional experience. Students may also be requested to attend for interview.

Students applying on the basis of their Leaving Certificate results MUST have completed their Leaving Certificate at least 3 years prior to applying for this programme.


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Students on this course have strong career opportunities as IT practitioners who can deploy their skills across a range of different industries. Graduates of this course will be in a position to apply for entry level positions such as Software Engineer, Network Administrator, Information Scientist, Web Developer and many more.



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