• » Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Services Management

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Services Management
     CAO Code  Add-on programme, not available via CAO
     LYIT internal code  LY_KITSP_B
     Duration  2 year, post Higher Certificate
     Standard Code Places:  24
     National Framework Level  8
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This level 8 programme is designed to build on knowledge gained on the level 6 Higher Certificate in Computing in Information Technology Support. It will broaden the scope and depth of this knowledge and give the graduate the skills required to carry out a range of both technical and management roles within an organisation.
    Note that this course is approved by the Teaching Council on its list of Degree/Teacher Education Programmes Recognised for Post-Primary Registration Purposes. Go to TC Publications and click on List of Recognized Qualifications (Post-Primary).
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Successful completion of the level 6 Higher Certificate in Computing in Information Technology Support or another level 6 programme in I.T., with 120 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes.
    Please note that students who do not wish to complete the full 2 years for the level-8 qualification may, after successful completion of one full academic year, take an exit award of a level-7 BSc in Information Technology Support.
    What will I have to study?
    No of credits
     3/5  Database Technology Mandatory  5
     Public Cloud 1 Mandatory  5
     Computer Systems Administration 1 Mandatory  5
     Software Development 3 Mandatory  5
     Server Side Scripting Mandatory  5
     Computer Networks 3 Mandatory  5
     3/6  Software Design Mandatory  5
     Public Cloud 2 Mandatory  5
     Computer Systems Administration 2 Mandatory  5
     GUI Application Development Mandatory  5
     Client Side Scripting Mandatory  
     Computer Networks 4 Mandatory  
     4/7  DevOps Mandatory  5
     Governance, Risk and Compliance Mandatory  5
     Research in Computing with Emerging Technologies Mandatory  10
     Web Application Development Mandatory  10
     4/8  Services Management Mandatory  5
     Legal, Ethical and Social Issues in Computing Mandatory  5
     Project Development Mandatory  10
     Advanced Database Systems Elective  10
     Software Testing and QA in Modern Software Development Elective  10
    NOTE: Student must pick one elective from E1 and one elective from E2.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the graduate will have:
    • The ability to demonstrate specialist skills required for working in in a range of key ICT sectors including software development, software testing, software engineering, IT service management, database administration and infrastructure.
    • The ability to apply and integrate conceptual and theoretical information relating to the skills above;
    • An understanding of emerging technologies and the factors driving these developments;
    • The ability to review available technologies, implement system modelling techniques, design and implement computer systems applying critical decision making skills in the selection of appropriate solutions with an emphasis on high-quality solutions and their limitations;
    • The ability to analyse and evaluate information and based on that information be able to formulate and appraise solutions;
    • The skills required to carry out bounded research and make decisions and justify those decisions in relation to the task;
    • The ability to recognise and apply best-practice across a range of legal and ethical areas as part of their decision making process;
    • The ability to design and development of computer systems applying critical selection and decision making skills to arrive at appropriate solutions under a variety of circumstances;
    • The ability to plan and organise work and interact effectively as part of a team;
    • The ability to manage small but potentially diverse teams in a constructive leadership role;
    • The ability to research, develop, formalise and critique original ideas using a range of tools;
    • The ability to work in a team on the planning and management of large-scale infrastructural projects applying best practise as described above.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Progression to programmes leading to Masters Degree (by research) or a Doctoral Degree (by research), are available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.
    Progression is also possible internationally to some second cycle (e.g. 'Bologna Masters') degree programmes.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of this programme will be prepared to manage the provision of a computer service in a wide variety of organisations, develop and implement policies and strategies to align investment in IT with the attainment of the business goals and objectives, critically analyse the organisations data communication requirements and the technologies on offer to support same, plan and manage significant IT projects and demonstrate specialist knowledge in chosen areas of study. All of these careers are open to our computing graduates; it's your choice.
    For independent information on employment and salaries in the IT industry see the following report which covers 2010-2011: Jobs and Salaries in IT.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
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    • Contact Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: thomas.dowling@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 918 6304