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Information Systems & Information Technology - Córais Faisnéise & Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise


What is... Information Systems & Information Technology?

Information Systems and Information Technology (IS&IT) is at the core of practical computing applications across all types of businesses and organizations. This course gives you the practical and valuable knowledge and skills for working in the (IS&IT) sectors. Students of this course will get an opportunity to study the fundamentals of computing, programming, database systems, networking and many other fields of computing. Importantly students will also be given a thorough introduction to organizational aspects of IS&IT including project management, professional and legal issues, and IT management.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Students on this course have strong career opportunities as IT practitioners who can deploy their skills across a range of different industries. Graduates of this course will be in a position to apply for entry level positions such as Software Engineer, Network Administrator, Information Scientist, Web Developer and many more.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this course who have achieved an honours degree may apply for entry to Masters programmes in Computing and other related disciplines. Example Masters programmes include Data Analytics, Security, Advanced Software Development.

Graduates of this course who have achieved an honours degree may also apply for admission to PhD programmes in Computing both within DIT and elsewhere.

Students may exit with a Higher Certificate after sucessfully completing the second year or exiting with a BSc (Ord) in Information Systems and Informtaion Technology on sucessful completion of the third year of the full-time pathway if the have taken an individual project.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study?

Graduates of this programme will have the necessary breadth of understanding of the fields of information systems and information technology, as defined by international bodies such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This will incorporate a deep understanding of the role and obligations of professionals, with regard to ethics, legal requirements and other professional issues. Students on the programme will acquire technical knowledge and skills in software development, information system design, computer networking, database design and implementation, internet development and operating systems as well as having a firm base in the mathematical fundamentals of computing. The two main themes to the programme, information systems and information technology, have capstone modules at the final stage, which each draw on the students learning through the first three stages of the programme, and lead to their being able to demonstrate a deep understanding of both areas.

Module Listing

Year 1

All modules in years 1 and 2 are core for all students.

  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Computer Technology
  • Programmeing and Algorithms
  • Interface Design and Web Development
  • Computing Fundamentals

Year 2

  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Computer Technology
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Computer Communications and Networking
  • Database Systems
  • Programming Paradigms and Database Structures

Year 3


  • Software Engineering
  • Professional and Legal Issues
  • IT Management


  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Advanced Computer Networking
  • Internet Application Development
  • Work Placement
  • Civil Engagement

Semester 2
Students intending to progress to year 4 of the programme must undertake one of options 1-4 below.
Only those students who undertake option 5 can exit with BSc (Ordinary) Information Systems & Information Technology.

Year 4


  • Information Systems Research Pracitce
  • Distributed Systems and Systems Integration
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Honours Degree Project Module

Options - Choose four:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Security and Cryptography
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Systems Intelligence
  • Artifical Intellience
  • Spatial Databases
  • Information Security Services
Note: Options available change from year to year based on changes in the curriculum, lecturer availability, and student preferences.
1. Work Placement: Student placement in industry for 6 to 7 months
2. International Experience: Erasmus programme or similar exchange with an international partner
3. Specialist Modules: Students undertake three modules in specialist subject areas.
4. Specialist Modules & Individual Project: Students undertake an individual project and two modules in specialist subject areas.
5. Service-Learning & Civic Engagement: Students undertake a project with a community partner for 6 months

Are there study abroad options?

DIT has been an active participant in the Erasmus programme since its inception. This programme allows DIT students to study or work for between 3 and 12 months in another EU state (or in Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Turkey).

Further Information

T: (01) 402 4696 (Edina Hatunic-Webster Programme Chairperson)



The BSc in Information Systems and Information Technology (DT255) has been designed for the specific needs of Mature and Non-Standard students. The programme makes use of innovative teaching methods such as video lectures, online tutorials and virtual labs as well as well classical methods such as group based work in physical computer laboratories in DIT.