BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_EDATA_J07

The purpose of this new engineering degree programme is to provide the Data Centre industry with staff who are qualified to provide the proficient and in-depth skills necessary for the technical management and operation of data centre facilities. Expert operation and maintenance of these facilities is crucial, in order to maintain 24/7 services with optimum energy efficiency.

Background to the programme

The ‘B.Eng. in Data Centres Facilities Engineering’ programme was developed in partnership with industry providers including Google, Facebook and Microsoft in order to meet the growing need for upskilling of service personnel in the industry. The course is aimed not only at employees of the major data centre corporations and their service contractors, but for individuals currently involved in the management of facilities at all data centres, or planning to provide such services in the future.

Online, blended, pan-European programme.

This course has been structured in order to serve the pan-European Data Centre services community. All of the lectures are delivered online, in English, while the practical laboratory sessions will take place at ATU Sligo, Ireland and Haute École Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa) in Mons, Belgium. 

Key Course Information

Course information:
Study hours:
Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 7 hours per week for a 5 credit module. 
Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. For the BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) students should expect to have two live lectures a week which last approximately 1 hour.  If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.

Application Closing Date : 16th September 2022

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry onto this Bachelor of Engineering programme, applicants should hold the following qualification:

A Higher Certificate award in a related technical discipline

Or

A Senior Trades Craft Apprenticeship in a related discipline and a minimum five years’ relevant industrial experience.

In conjunction with this, students must hold a Maths qualification* that enables them to undertake the Maths module on this specific programme.

Applicants must be proficient in English**

Other suitable applicants may be accepted after interview.Must have a level 6 in a related area. Candidates with relevant work experience or an apprentice qualification. Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions/ credit for some parts of the programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available at www.myexperience.ie which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions@itsligo.ie.

* All students must also hold a Maths qualification sufficient to enable them to undertake the Maths module of this course. (For applicants who may not have this proficiency in Maths there is a study course currently available online through ATU Sligo, which can be taken during the first and second semester of this course.)

** English Proficiency Requirement.

IELTS 5.5 IELTS – International English Language Testing System

TOEFL Paper 513 TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language.

TOEFL IBT 65

Career Opportunities

The ‘B.Eng. in Data Centres Facilities Engineering’ programme was developed in partnership with industry providers including Google, Facebook and Microsoft in order to meet the growing need for upskilling of service personnel in the industry. The course is aimed not only at employees of the major data centre corporations and their service contractors, but for individuals currently involved in the management of facilities at all data centres, or planning to provide such services in the future. 

Further Study

Students who graduate from the BEng Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) can further their study by completing a Masters Degree in Data Centre Engineering, HelHa.  More information can be found at https://datacenter.helha.be/engineer-followup/

Programme Fees

Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€7,000

Fees per annum:

€3,500

 

 

 

 

Participants on the BEng in Data Centre Facilitates Engineering who attend practical workshops in Haute École Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa) in Mons, Belgium, may incur additional fees to cover travel and accommodation.