Programme 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*
Functions and Calculus*
*Bridging modules to be taken dependent on prior qualification and experience
Engineering Systems and Transforms
Electrical Power Systems for Data Centres
Instrumentation and Control
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems for Data Centres
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**
This course is not being offered in the 2021/22 academic year