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Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure – BSc

  • CAO Points: 214

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 3

Course Overview

Information, Communications Technology, otherwise known as ICT continues to be a transformative technology force in the world and the release of low-cost microcontrollers and an exponential use of sensors is now driving the Internet of Things. This will drive demand for engineers with the skill to design and integrate these sensor systems to appropriate software platforms.

TUS’s Faculty of Engineering and Informatics is housed in one of the most modern and well-equipped facilities of its kind in Ireland. Lecturers have extensive industry experience which enriches their teaching skills and competencies. Having completed a range of modules in the ICT area, you are better able to select which area you would like to follow for later years.

Graduates of all three programmes are deemed to have reached the educational standard of Associate Engineer by Engineers Ireland. This qualification is recognised under the Sydney Accord, by more than 40 countries world-wide, including the EU, the US, Australia and Canada.

Why choose this course?

In today’s digital landscape, the importance of networking cannot be overstated, especially with the proliferation of Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Smart Manufacturing. These technologies have revolutionized how businesses operate, creating a demand for skilled professionals who can deploy and manage complex network and cloud infrastructures. Reports liken the shift to Cloud as “Climate Change” for IT, emphasizing its transformative impact. However, there is a shortage of professionals equipped with the necessary Network, Cloud, and Software skills, highlighting the significance of specialized education in this field.

This honours degree program at TUS addresses this demand by offering comprehensive modules covering network and cloud infrastructure deployment and management. Students gain proficiency in designing and testing medium-sized scripting applications, data modelling, database design, and handling large datasets for Big Data applications. Additionally, topics such as network management and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are explored to prepare students for the evolving industry landscape.

The program goes beyond theoretical learning, emphasizing practical experience through hands-on sessions with physical Network equipment, simulators, and remotely accessed labs. With the support of industry-connected faculty, student tutors, and mentors, learners benefit from a well-rounded education in a state-of-the-art facility, including the renowned Software Research Institute (SRI) on campus. Through projects and a final year capstone, students delve into emerging areas like Augmented User Interaction (AR), ensuring they graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic field of computer engineering and network infrastructure.

Contact Details

Dr. Enda Fallon

Head of Department


Dr. Roger Young

Programme Leader


What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).


QQI applicants to this programme must hold the following award: Information Technology (CITXX). They are also required to have Software Development (5M0529) and the module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for IT (5N18396) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics. They must also possess distinctions in three modules.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

Course Modules

  • Mathematics 1.1

  • Software Development 1.1

  • Network Infrastructure 1.1

  • Electronic Systems 1.1

  • Computer Systems 1

  • Communication for University 1

  • Mathematics 1.2

  • Software Development 1.2

  • Network Infrastructure 1.2

  • Electronic Systems 1.2

  • Telecommunications

  • Communication for Engineering 1

  • Linear Algebra and Probability 2

  • Computer System Administration 2.1

  • Network Infrastructure 2.1

  • Connected Devices 2

  • CyberSecurity 2

  • Engineering Economics 2

  • Advanced Calculus 2

  • Wireless LANs 2

  • Computer Systems Administration 2.2

  • Connected Devices 2.2

  • Network Infrastructure 2.2

  • Network Operating Systems 2

  • Network Automation 3

  • Network Infrastructure 3

  • Network Security 3

  • Mobile Networks 3

  • Scripting Discrete Mathematics 3

  • Placement Preperation 3

  • Placement for Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure 3

What can you do after this programme?

As a graduate of this course, you can expect to find employment as a network designer, network system administrator, software roles, technical sales in a range of industries. Potential employers include: Ericsson, Valeo, Cisco, Avaya, SAP, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, intel, VMWare and a range of enterprises from small start-ups to areas such smart manufacturing, transport, healthcare and finance where networks have become key to their operation.

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 8 Honours Degree in Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure at TUS.

Student Testimonials

Conor Moonen 2024 Graduate

“What I appreciated the most about my time in Computer Engineering with Network Infrastructure was the hands-on one-on-one time with lecturers you might not get in other colleges, and how our course content changed dynamically depending on what is relevant in industry”

Chris Moran

Coming from a background as an electrician wanting to reskill in IT, the Bsc. in Network Management in TUS was an ideal choice. After finishing the initial three years, I wanted to further expand my skill set and continued my studies to an Honours degree in Cloud Management. The course topics were remarkably relevant to my initial role as a Network and System Administrator once I finished college. The skills I acquired not only proved invaluable as I embarked on my career but continue to be a valuable asset, even after seven years in the field through numerous roles.

Paul James – Teleflex

My time in TUS pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Network Management were nothing short of transformative. The experience was both intellectually enriching and personally fulfilling, shaping my understanding of the ever-evolving world of technology. During my time at the college, I was not only exposed to a comprehensive curriculum but also had the opportunity to work with exceptional professors and peers. The faculty’s depth of knowledge and passion for teaching inspired me to explore the vast domains of computer science and network management. The practical, hands-on approach to learning provided me with invaluable skills that I continue to use in my professional endeavours. One of the most valuable aspects of my education was the emphasis on real-world applications. I had the chance to work on challenging projects, honing my problem-solving abilities and teamwork skills. These experiences not only bolstered my confidence but also prepared me for the dynamic demands of the tech industry.

Details of PAL Support Scheme

TUS offers comprehensive support for students, including PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) and subject-specific tutoring. These resources provide practical assistance either one-on-one or group settings, covering various topics from coursework to study techniques. Students enrolled on Computer Engineering for Robotics, are offered specialised tutorials in Mathematics and Software Engineering are available. Additionally, PASS (Peer Assisted Learning

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