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Course Details

Bachelor of Science in Data Centre Operations and Management

Course code: BN309 Entry Route into programme:
  • Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in electrical, electronic, mechanical (or cognate) disciplines.
  • FETAC Level 6 Award (Advanced Craft Certificate) + 3 years post qualification experience
  • See full details below.
Duration: 2 Years (5 Semesters)
NFQ level: 7
Monday 7pm-10pm
Wednesday 6pm-10pm, plus 3-4 Saturdays per semester on campus for laboratory and tutorial work
Award title: Bachelor of Science
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: Technological University Dublin  



Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirement to this programme is a Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in electrical, electronic, mechanical (or cognate) disciplines.
All applicants will be required to take a bridging module ‘Introduction to Data Centre Operations’ (CDCO H3011).

Applicants with FETAC Level 6 Award (Advanced Craft Certificate) in a craft such as Electrical, Electrical Instrumentation or Fitting and with 3 years post-qualification experience in an industrial environment may also be considered eligible for entry to this programme. Such applicants will be required to take additional bridging modules in semester 1 which may include ; Science for Data Centres (CDCO H3012); Electrical Fundamentals (CDCO H3013); Functions and Calculus (CDCO H3014).

Course Aim

The BSc in Data Centre Operations and Management aims to produce graduates with relevant industry-specific skills to support sustainable data centre processes and practices, with clear professional career progression routes. It is a Level 7 Ordinary degree developed and delivered by the School of Informatics and Engineering at TU Dublin Blanchardstown.


Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Data Centre Operations
  • Science for Data Centres*
  • Electrical Fundamentals*
  • Functions and Calculus*

*Bridging modules to be taken dependent on prior qualification and experience

Semester 2
  • Engineering Systems and Transforms
  • Computer Networks
  • Quality Systems

Semester 3

  • Electrical Power Systems for Data Centres
Year 2
Semester 1
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems for Data Centres
Semester 2
  • Facilities Management
  • Project
  • Automation for Data Centres



The learning process uses both on-campus contact and online delivery in blended delivery mode.

This will consist of:

• Weekly online lectures and tutorial sessions, delivered throughout each of the 12-week semesters. Sessions are delivered live, and also recorded for later study. Learners can attend these online sessions synchronously, or listen to the recorded versions when time permits.

• A number of on-site lab days are held at TU Dublin Blanchardstown each semester, usually 3-4 days per semester. Students will do a series of practical labs and tutorial sessions. Completion of lab assignments based on these on-site lab sessions will contribute, partly or completely, depending on the module, to the Continuous Assessment component of a student’s mark for each module.


Students are assessed via a combination of continuous assessment and examination.


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