Course Description

Pre University Computing, Networks and Software Systems

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry. It aims
to prepare students for careers that require specialist knowledge in programming, network implementation and
web technology.
This course also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue degree programmes in universities or
those wishing to progress onto Level 6 programmes or apprenticeships.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Computer Systems Hardware
• Communications
• Networking Essentials
• Mathematics for IT
• Operating Systems
• Word Processing
• Mobile Technologies
• Programming and Design Principles
• Work Experience
• ICT Security Policy and Management

• Level 5 Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

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Course Code 5M0536
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Network+ Certification
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536
Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in: technical support, networking, computer manufacturing, and customer support, computer sales or marketing. They can also work with financial institutions, call centres and government departments. QQI graduates are eligible to apply to technological universities and universities for follow-on courses such as linked courses in places like TUD, Maynooth University, Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone, TUD Blanchardstown, NUIG (Shannon), Marino Institute of Education, American College, Dun Laoghaire IADT. For example, students can apply for the over 175 places available in first arts in Maynooth University and take computer options. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Maynooth: MH601 Computer Science (Level 8, 4Years) DKIT: DK721 Computing (Level 7, 3 Years) TUD – Blanchardstown: TU860 Computing Information Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC121: Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU DC190: Electronic and Computer Engineering(Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU812 Design, Technology and Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU716 Networking Technologies (Level 7, 3 Years) TUS Limerick: US827 Computer Network Systems and Management (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Angier Street: TU811 Product Design (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education
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Dunboyne, Meath
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