Bachelor of Science (Honours) Information Technology Management CW248

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW248
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  • 305
  • 4 Years
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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, from customer service to finance, sales, manufacturing, storage and delivery.

This four-year honours programme 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 across the four years. In particular, Year 1 also features continuous assessments with no final year exam enabling students to monitor progress throughout the year.

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

  • Network systems management, advanced database management; 
  • Strategic management;
  • HR technologies;
  • Financial information management;
  • Day-to-day IT department management.

Students of this programme undertake Year 1 alongside students of the BSc in Software Development and the Higher Certificate in Computing. This structure enables students more flexibility and choice on completion of first year. 

Special Features:

  • Work placements are offered as part of all undergraduate programmes with leading national and international companies. Previous placements have been made with Adidas (Germany), Ericsson, Kerry Food, MSD, Intel, Glanbia and Abbott Ireland. 
  • IT Carlow’s final year industry showcase is attended by leading IT employers.  
  • IT Carlow maintains close relations nationally and internationally with leading industry players. For example, TATA Consultancy Services, a leading global Information Technology consultancy, holds a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition with IT Carlow where students’ final year projects compete for a €1,500 cash prize (funded by TCS). 
  • Exit awards: Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ 6) after Year 2 and a BSc in Information Technology Management after Year 3 (NFQ  Level 7).

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates will also have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either Masters or Doctoral level within the GameCORE Research Centre at IT Carlow or elsewhere.  Graduates will be eligible to undertake the MSc in IT Management. 

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work across the IT spectrum in any industry sector. Positions open to them include: Business Analyst; Systems Administrator; IT Consultant; IT Manager; Network Administrator; Web Developer.   Graduates of this programme have taken up roles such as IT Analyst at HP; Graduate SAP Developer at Glanbia; Deployment Engineer at ICT Services; IT Support Engineer at Infinity IT. 

To see the range of technologies used by students in final year computing projects visit

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Enda Dunican, BSc, MSc, PhD