What will I learn?

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.

Jobs Include

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€10,250.00 (US$ 11,110) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Limerick Institute of Technology

Moylish Park,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for first year must have successfully completed at least 5 subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate (or an equivalent international examination).

For international students

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

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

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Canadore College
  • Durham College