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Pre-University Networking Technologies

Overview

Pre-University Networking Technologies 

Are you looking for an alternative pathway to a degree in Networking Technologies?

The Pre University Networking Technologies course in BFEI will teach you how to build and configure computer networks, you will also acquire the skills to identify security threats and deploy appropriate mitigation strategies.

The course prepares students for the QQI Level 5 certificate in Computer Systems and Networks (5M0536). This certification can be used to apply for a place through the CAO on a related degree course, including the following:

DT080 Networking Technologies in Technological University Dublin City Campus 

DT211 Computer Science (Infrastructure) in Technological University Dublin City Campus 

DN201 Computer Science In University College Dublin

BN103 Business and Information Technology in Technological University Blanchardstown Campus 

BN104 Computing (Information Technology) in Technological University Blanchardstown Campus 

"I found this course to be a great stepping stone to the career I wished to pursue." Pierce Galligan

"This is a very hands-on course." Matthew Shanley

"The facilities and equipment in BFEI are of a high standard." Jean Maltese

"It’s a very well-structured course with great progression opportunities." Bogdan Cimpean 

Course Code PUNT
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours Per Week 20 approx
Timetable Contact 5 Days

Assessment and Certification

Entry Requirements

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in the IT industry including:

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Security Technician
  • Help-desk Technician

Progression

Students may apply through the CAO system for entry to degree courses via the Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are some of the courses that can be applied for upon successful completion of the Computer Networks and IT Security course at BFEI:

  • Technological University Dublin (www.tudublin.ie)
    • Networking Technologies degree, 
    • BTech (Ord) Networking Technologies
    • Computer Science International
    • BTech, (Ord), Networking Technologies
    • Civil Engineering degree
    • Aviation Technology degree
    • Computer Science degree
  • University College Dublin (www.ucd.ie)
    • Computer Science degree
    • Arts

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

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