Computer Networks & Systems Management – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About Computer Networks & Systems Management – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

What is the programme about?

Become an expert in securing a network to prevent hackers from gaining access to vital information, such as: personal information, bank records, army intelligence

Ensure network applications in the Cloud run smoothly on wireless and wired networks. Everyday examples include: Netflix, Gmail, Facebook

Work with network equipment, routers and switches, to ensure information (emails, photos, documents, banking information) can be transferred from one machine to another.

Learn how to build, maintain and secure enterprise networks (e.g. Windows, Linux, virtual machines, Cisco, HP and Dell).

Build networks using technology and equipment, such as: hubs, switches, routers, servers, firewalls, protocols, fibre optic cables, copper wire etc.

Who is the programme suited to?

Suited to people who are creative, analytical and logical and who are interested in computers and like solving real life problems. 

Creative and innovative minded people will be challenged in this programme to express their ideas and develop ground-breaking new technologies.

Top 3 Reasons

1. Opportunity to gain Professional Computing Certifications (e.g. Cisco, Microsoft: MTA, MCSA, VMware etc.) as part of your studies.
2. Complete industry projects as part of your studies. 
3. Undertake six months industry work placement in year 3 as part of your studies.

Class Contact Hours

24 hours per week

​Did You Know?

IT graduates are among the most sought after and highly paid graduates in the world. 
The technology sector is facing a severe skills shortage and the education system is not able to produce enough graduates to meet demand. 
The biggest trend in the last four years has been the growth of the IT sector worldwide.

Jobs Include

  • Network Administrator/Technician 
  • Network Architect
  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Network Programmer/Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Network Security Expert

Graduate Profile

“Having the right skills is vitally important in today's competitive IT job market. With a degree in Computer Network and System Management and the Cisco CCNA from LIT, you're assured of learning up-to-date career skills that will prepare you for the IT jobs of today and tomorrow. This course has provided me with the stepping stone to establishing an exciting career. I started from Technical Support Analyst in Cerner Corporation, to Network Engineer in FAXBOX Ltd in Dublin. And today I am very happy working as a Unified Storage Engineer (SAN & NAS) with EMC Corporation in Cork.”

Dominique Mangoubi

"The course provided me with the expertise and skills necessary to work in today’s rapidly evolving IT industry. Six months after graduating, my current job is the IT manager of a fast growing London company. It involves a project which will see our IT infrastructure migrate from Windows exchange server to Google Apps. The scripting skills and hands on experience with Windows server that I acquired through teaching, coupled with the cloud computing skills I gained during my final year research project have proved invaluable within this position. Throughout the course, I received tremendous guidance and encouragement from my project supervisors and lecturers. Additionally, the syllabus includes a six month work placement, which is very well supported in terms of allocation and liaison. This work placement was an essential addition to my CV and, along with the knowledge and expertise acquired from course modules, it will certainly give you the edge in the job market after graduation.” 
Paul Doherty, IT Manager

Further Studies

Higher Diploma, Masters, or PhD

Entry Requirement

Leaving Certificate 
A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Mature Applicants
Mature student (i.e. 23 years of age on 1st January for admission in September) applicants must apply through the CAO on or before 1st February.

International Applicants
Non-EU applicants should apply directly to the International Office at LIT allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by July 1st at the latest.


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IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250