Project Description

Computer Systems & Networks

5M-Business Faculty

PLSS Code: 283651
Coordinator:Mary Collins

If you are looking for a comprehensive grounding in computing, then this is the course for you. Computer Systems and Networks will help you towards a career as a skilled computer and network technician.

Through a combination of practical and theoretical learning, you will gain experience of computer maintenance, hardware and software system management, and network management. You will learn about programming systems and ICT security.

This course encourages you to develop problem solving, communications and team working skills, and opens up career pathways in a wide range of ICT and network management industries.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Get ‘hands-on’ experience
  • Learn with expert staff
  • Apply ICT theory to practical tasks
  • Lead your own practical projects in problem solving and solutions
  • Visits & Trips
  • Lots of step-up to HE or direct to work options

Course Content

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • ICT Security Policy & Management
  • Maths for IT
  • Networking Essentials
  • Programming & Design Principles
  • Operating Systems
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Network support
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • End User Support
  • Financial Institutions
  • Computer Sales & Marketing
  • Call Centres
  • Business
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Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Additional Costs
Electronics Tool Kit
€37 average price


Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May with the following round taking place in August.

An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.