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Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Networking Applications & Services

Minimum NFQ Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) in a computer networking (e.g. TU716 – Networking Technologies) or engineering (e.g. TU714 – Electronics & Communications Engineering) or cognate scientific discipline or equivalent.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

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Course Description

This is a one-year, NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) Level-8, honours degree course leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Networking Applications & Services. Graduates of this course will be key players in IT (information technology) and communications network management teams. The course provides a solid grounding in the principles of network security and distributed systems, mobile applications, system administration, software development, and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology, together with knowledge of management, marketing and law. A significant technical project will complement students’ academic learning outcomes and ensure that on graduation they can immediately apply their skills.

The modules of the course rely heavily on computer programming skills, with one module devoted entirely to developing skills in this area, including an examination of Object-Oriented (OO) programming and design techniques. Students will have the opportunity to build mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, and to learn how to deploy them in the market place. Students will learn to install and configure a range of internet server applications such as a Web server and a mail server. Students will study the principles of cryptography and network security, the architecture, algorithms and designs upon which modern distributed systems are based, and the interconnection of systems that employ microcontrollers. Students will learn of the lifecycle of production and delivery and the benefits of adhering to the 7 principles of Universal Design. Finally, a project will provide a challenging practical opportunity to demonstrate students’ assimilation and integration of technical knowledge, analytical competence, aptitude for problem-solving, design creativity, organizational ability, awareness of commercial factors, and interpersonal and communication skills.

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN)/Forfás report for 2013 has identified an increasing demand in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector for highly skilled professionals, particularly at NFQ Level-8. Every industry now requires professionals with IT skills, so whether you work in a dedicated ICT company (many of the world’s top ICT companies are already located here), or the IT department of a company in another industry, career opportunities are many and varied.

Semester 1

  • Software Development (SDEV 4009)
  • Mobile Applications (CMAP 4001)
  • Open Source Software in the Environment (OSSW 4604)
  • The Internet of Things (COMP 4000)
  • Cybersecurity Operations (COMM 4606)
  • Business & Management Studies (BUS 3601)

Semester 2

  • GUI Design & Database Connectivity (COMP 4604)
  • Embedded Systems Connectivity (CMAP 4002)
  • Project (PROJ 4002)

Applications for this add-on course are made under the Advanced Entry category through the CAO. For further information on how to make an application, please visit our CAO Hub.

As with any student holding a level-8 degree, opportunities exist nationally and internationally for progression to higher levels of study and post-graduate research.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


1 year

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