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What is the Course about?

IT (Information Technology) Management involves the coordination of complex computer systems in organisations including the selection, installation and maintenance of all computing technologies.

This is a critical role in any organisation as the efficient management of IT is vitally important for all aspects of a business.

Course Structure

This course provides a unique blend of business and IT subjects which is viewed by industry as an essential element in the role of a modern IT manager. The course comprises a significant amount of practical work. In particular, Year 1 features continuous assessments with no final year exam, enabling students to monitor progress throughout the year.

On completion of the course, students will have a detailed understanding of:

  • Network systems management, advanced database management
  • Strategic management
  • Team work and people management skills
  • Financial information management
  • Day-to-day IT department management.

Is this course for you?

Are you interested in working as an IT professional, but not necessarily as a software developer? Are you interested in a qualification that enables you to work in a vast array of organisations from small local companies to large multinationals? Are you interested in a course that gives you exposure to business and IT subjects much needed in industry?

Special Features:

  • Work placements are offered as part of all undergraduate courses with leading national and international companies. Previous placements have been made with Adidas (Germany), Ericsson, Kerry Food, MSD, Intel, Glanbia and Abbott Ireland.
  • SETU Carlow's final year industry showcase is attended by leading IT employers.
  • Exit awards: Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ 6) after Year 2 and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Applications and Interpersonal Communications (M) Computer Hardware 2 (M)
Computer Hardware 1 (M) Mathematics 2 (M)
Mathematics 1 (M) Networking 2 (M)
Networking 1 (M) Operating Systems (M)
Programming 1 (M) Programming 2 (M)

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4
Business Management (M) Financial Maths (M)
Introduction to Data Analytics (M) Networking: Wireless and Routing Concepts (M)
Networking: Switching and VLAN Concepts (M) Project 2 (M)
Systems Administration (M) Systems Infrastructure and Security (M)
Web Programming and Databases 1 (M) Web Programming and Databases 2 (M)

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 3

Semester 5 Semester 6
Networking III (M) Approved Semester Abroad (M)
Information Systems (M) Project (M)
Project Management (M) Work Placement (M)
Secure Systems Administration (M)
Web and Cloud Applications (M)

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 4

Semester 7 Semester 8
Advanced Database Systems (M) Emerging Technologies for IT Managers (M)
Innovation and Technology Management (M) Financial Techniques for IT Managers (M)
Networking Systems Management (M) Information Systems and Digital Strategy (M)
People Management Skills (M) Bias in Computational Systems (E)
Project (M) Cloud Data Centers (E)
Data Intensive Applications (E)
Data Visualisation (E)
Linux Infrastructure Engineering (E)
UI/UX Design and Development (E)

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either masters or doctoral level within the gameCORE Research Centre at SETU Carlow or elsewhere. Graduates are also eligible to undertake the MSc in IT Management and the MSc in Data Science.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates are qualified to work across the IT spectrum in any industry sector. Some sample positions include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Deployment Engineer
  • Data Management Analyst
  • IT Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Self-employed IT Professional

Course Leader

Dr Enda Dunican


Call: +353599175525

Email: [email protected]