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CR 310

Key Info

  • Course CodeCR 310
  • Field of StudyComputing,Information Technology,Management
  • Type of CourseHonours Degree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Type of Study Full time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Duration4 Years (8 Semesters)
  • Level8
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
  • CAO 1st RoundEntry 2019: 282

Programme overview

The BSc (Hons) in IT Management is a four-year level 8 degree programme designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies in IT infrastructure and cyber security. The programme is designed around five key strategic pillars; Cyber Security, Networking, Cloud Computing Technologies, Automation, and IT Management.


Programme details


The first year curriculum is common for all degrees in the Department of Computer Science. All first year students study the same modules and this means that students can transfer to another programme in the Department in year two if they meet the CAO entry requirements for that programme when they enter CIT. This offers great flexibility for qualifying students who may wish to change programmes after year one. This flexibility allows a student to make a more informed decision one year into his/her studies.


This programme is designed to provide the graduate with both the management and technical skills to work in a wide range of organisations.


At a time when reliance on secure IT systems grows more critical, there is an increasing need for graduates with the skills required to manage IT services and implement complex projects securely. This programme is specifically designed to address these need.


On this programme you will study a range of modules in cyber security, networking, database administration, system administration, project management, and IT planning and design. You may also choose other computer science modules as electives.


In Year 3, work placement begins in January and can last from four to nine months.Placements for students are organised on a country-wide basis with a particular focus on Cork and Dublin. Students may also choose to work abroad.


CIT has a long and successful association with the Erasmus programme. Every year, students travel to study at CIT from across Europe and many CIT students travel to study beyond our shores. The Department of Computer Science has strong links with institutions in Germany, Sweden, France, and Finland.


Further studies

For details, see http://cs.cit.ie

Suitably qualified graduates may also apply for postgraduate research degrees at Master’s (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) level where further specialisation in your preferred area of Computer Science is possible. Suitably qualified graduates may also apply for these taught programmes:


Question Time

What makes CR 310 different from the other Computer Science Honours Degrees at CIT?
This programme is primarily concerned with the implementation and management of IT Services rather than computer programming.

Are there scholarships available for the programme?
Yes, there are two scholarships.

  1. McKesson Women in IT Scholarship
    The McKesson Women in IT Scholarship is awarded each year to the female Leaving Certificate student with the highest CAO points entering a programme in the Department of Computer Science. The scholarship will be paid to the recipient for each year of her undergraduate degree programme along with mentoring, internship and networking opportunities at McKesson Cork.
  2. Yves Beretta Memorial Scholarship
    Registered students who successfully complete Year 1 of this programme may apply for the Yves Beretta Memorial Scholarship which is funded by Canadian based cyber security company, eSentire, whose European Headquarters is based in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.


What level of Programming is contained in the course?
Programming is not the primary focus of this programme. You will cover some basic programming modules in first year.

Can I design and develop websites from this programme?
Some modules in this Degree focus on building and running basic websites. More advanced specialised modules in web development are also available as electives.

Can I go on to specialise in Cloud Computing?
Yes, having graduated with a BSc (Honours) in IT Management, it is possible to apply for entry to the taught MSc in Cloud Computing.

Can I work in the Games Development Industry with this programme?
While there may be scope within a games development team for a graduate from this programme, a student who has a strong desire to work in that industry would be strongly advised to consider a software development degree.


Graduate Profile


Olga Linek
Associate Network Engineer

“After I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Services Management (retitled IT Management), I became employed as an Associate Network Engineer in EMC. In this role, I am responsible for configuring network devices, troubleshooting network issues and providing support to EMC offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


I found that the degree was very practical, which helped me gain valuable networking and programming skills and boosted my employability.”

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements


Leaving Certificate examination in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.


Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only: Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard. Please click here for more information.


For information of Fees/Student Grants/Scholarships and Financial Assistance, please click here


You will have career opportunities in Cork, Ireland and abroad, with large multinationals and also with smaller Irish companies. Graduates who can implement and manage IT services and infrastructure are in constant demand.


  • IT Project Manager
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • System Manager

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.


Full details of the modules on this programme of study is available by clicking the link Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT Management CR310

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