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DT080: Ordinary Degree in Networking Technologies

This programme should appeal to students who are interested in designing and building computer networks. You will learn about the physical installation and commissioning of networks and connection to the Internet. You will also be able to maintain networks, including redesigning and upgrading them. The programme will incorporate modules on CISCO network systems. CISCO is the leading networking company and you will have the opportunity to acquire the valuable industry standard qualification, ‘CISCO Certified Network Administrator’, CCNA, during your course of studies.

You will gain expertise and practical experience to enable you to diagnose and repair computer and network hardware. For example, you will be able to evaluate and upgrade computer systems. You will also gain experience in controlling external devices using computers, e.g. surveillance systems, robots, industrial automation systems, etc. Software is also an integral part of all networks so you will be able to install and maintain a wide range of network and system software, including operating systems, such as Windows, UNIX and Linux. You will also gain valuable skills in network security, web design and web services.

Entry Requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate in five subjects which must include Mathematics with a minimum of grade C3 at Ordinary level, and English or Irish or a qualification that the Institute deems equivalent.


Three years full-time (Ordinary Degree).Option to exit with Higher Certificate following two years.


Ordinary Degree/Higher Certificate in Network Technologies of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with skills and knowledge necessary for a career in IT and computer networking. As a graduate, your skills will encompass design, planning, installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of local and Internet connected networks. Every organisation has a computer network and needs the services of a network engineer. The combination of a DIT qualification plus a CCNA qualification will mean that graduates of this programme will be in high demand for employment in a wide range of organisations.

Further details


Mr Dermot Clarke
Tel: (01)402-4799