Bachelor of Science (Honours) Information Technology Management CW248

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW248
  • 15
  • 288
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

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.

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
  • HR technologies
  • Financial information management
  • Day-to-day IT department management.

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.
  • Institute of Technology Carlow’s final year industry showcase is attended by leading IT employers.
  • Institute of Technology 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 Institute of Technology Carlow where student’s final year research-based projects which entail a proof-of-concept prototype 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 also have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either Masters or Doctoral level within the gameCORE Research Centre at Institute of Technology 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. Positions open to them include: Business Analyst; Systems Administrator; IT Consultant; IT Manager; Network Administrator and Web Developer. Graduates have taken up roles such as IT Analyst at HP, Graduate SAP Developer at Glanbia, Deployment Engineer at ICT Services and 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:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Enda Dunican
BSc,(Hons), MSc, EdD