DT773 CPD Diploma in Systems Administration

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DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Start date

29th August 2011 - Applications no longer being accepted


This is a special purpose programme run over one year part-time which will provide successful participants with specialist ICT skills specifically related to the needs of network and systems administration. It is aimed at individuals who have a good foundation in computing, acquired either through accredited programmes at level 6 or above, or through professional experience.

The technical modules which students will complete on the programme are:

  • Networking (10 ECTS)
  • Scripting (10 ECTS)
  • Computer Systems Architecture and Administration (10 ECTS)

In addition, learners will take the following mandatory modules:

  • Organisational Experience (10 ECTS): This is a module that can be completed in through work placement, project work (including interdisciplinary projects), industry sponsored projects, and service-learning. This module is designed specifically for this programme and other Springboard 2011 programmes, drawing on the strong background in industry liaison and service-learning/community based learning in the DIT.
  • Introductory Project Management (5 ECTS): This module prepares students to complete projects both in the academic environment and in the professional environment. As a key transferable skill, students are prepared through this module to appropriately plan, direct and take responsibility for their own work and the work of teams in the completion of projects.
  • Career Planning and Management (5 ECTS): This module is designed specifically for the learning needs of Springboard 2011 participants. It will provide the learner with an opportunity to develop thinking and creativity skills, as well as learning how to adopt an innovative approach both as members of organisations and in their individual learning.

Course Duration

Classes will take place from September to January, and will be followed by the Organisational Experience module beginning in February. Classes will take place in blocks for a small number of weeks in September and January. Additionally classes will take place on one or two days per week between September and January.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme can apply for entry level system administration, helpdesk and support roles.


Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for admission to major award programmes such as the Higher Certificate in Computing (DT263).

Entry requirements

This is a programme at Level 6 on the NFQ, and as such, applicants must have a qualification at level 5, or relevant experience.

Contact Details for Further Information:

Contact Iseult Kelly (sci-springboard@dit.ie)

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