Data Centre Operations and Management / Oibríochtaí Lárionaid Sonraí agus Bainistíocht

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Data Centre Operations and Management

Minimum entry requirement to this programme is a Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in electrical, electronic, mechanical (or a cognate) discipline, or graduates/students of TU Dublin course TU5256- Certificate in Data Centre Operations (Special purpose award).

All applicants, apart from those that have completed TU5256, will be required to take a bridging module ‘Introduction to Data Centre Operations’ (CDCO H1011).

Applicants with QQI Level 6 Award (Advanced Craft Certificate) in a craft such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation or Fitting and with 3 years post-qualification experience in an industrial environment may also be considered eligible for entry to this programme having completed the 1 semester special purpose award TU5256, which may include modules Science for Data Centres (CDCO H3012); Electrical Fundamentals (CDCO H3013); Functions and Calculus (CDCO H3014). AWS scholarships are available for TU5256.

The BSc in Data Centre Operations and Management aims to produce graduates with relevant industry-specific skills to support sustainable data centre processes and practices, with clear professional career progression routes. It is a Level 7 Ordinary degree developed and delivered by the School of Informatics and Engineering at TU Dublin Blanchardstown.

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Introduction to Data Centre Operations
  • Science for Data Centres*
  • Electrical Fundamentals*
  • Functions and Calculus*
  • *Bridging modules to be taken dependent on prior qualification and experience

Semester 2

  • Engineering Systems and Transforms
  • Computer Networks
  • Quality Systems

Semester 3

  • Electrical Power Systems for Data Centres

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems for Data Centres

Semester 2

  • Facilities Management
  • Project
  • Automation for Data Centres

Monday 7pm-10pm  [Online]

Wednesday 6pm-10pm [Online]

3-4 Saturdays per semester for laboratory and tutorial work [On campus] 

The learning process uses both on-campus contact and online delivery in blended delivery mode.

This will consist of:

• Weekly online lectures and tutorial sessions, delivered throughout each of the 12-week semesters. Sessions are delivered live, and also recorded for later study. Learners can attend these online sessions synchronously, or listen to the recorded versions when time permits.

• A number of on-site lab days are held at TU Dublin Blanchardstown each semester, usually 3-4 days per semester. Students will do a series of practical labs and tutorial sessions. Completion of lab assignments based on these on-site lab sessions will contribute, partly or completely, depending on the module, to the Continuous Assessment component of a student’s mark for each module.


Students are assessed via a combination of continuous assessment and examination.

**Please note that class timetables and modes of delivery are indicative and may be subject to change, depending on public health advice**

Applications are now open. Apply here

Information on how to apply can be found at: 

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


2 Years (5 Semesters)

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2022




€3,500 per year

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