Department of Computing & Electronic Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Computing & Electronic Engineering

Here at IT Sligo, we know computing is the present and the future of the majority of employment opportunities now and we strive to cover all the bases in this vast field. We constantly keep in touch with companies and leading industry experts to ensure the skills we will teach you will help you stand out from the crowd whether your interest lies in coding, building websites or gaming.

The programmes we offer in this department, from levels 6 through 8, are Computing, Electronic and Computing Engineering, Software Development, Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure, Games Development and App Design and User Experience. For more information click on the course you like below.

What type of student are you?

If you dream of developing your own games or designing an app a programme in our computing department is for you. We’re looking for people who are obsessed with the internet and how it works, you’ll have an entrepreneurial mind that’s bursting with great ideas and you want to learn the ins and outs of software development, so you can see these ideas come to life.

Staff

Meet the Head of Department

Diane O'Brien

Diane O’Brien became Head of Department in 2018. She has extensive experience in a variety of roles but decided to pursue her love of computing full time. Having obtained a Degree in Business from the University of Ulster, she became a computer technician at Ballycastle High School in Northern Ireland.

She took up the role of lecturer in IT Sligo for both the School of Business and the School of Science in 1995, returning to the University of Ulster to complete her MSc in Computing and Information Systems. Since returning to Sligo, Diane has developed and lectured on various computing programmes and has been chair for a number of programmes over the years and more recently the Higher Diploma in Computing (online).

Diane is extremely student focussed, organising and delivering summer camps in IT Sligo to promote computing to primary and secondary level students, as well as developing annual CanSat (mini-satellites) projects to engage these students in the area of computing and electronic engineering. She has been involved in research on how using technology can enhance teaching and learning and has presented at the EdTech conference 2017.

Contact us

Diane O'Brien.
Head of Department of Computing and Electronic Engineering,
+353 (0) 719155237
email: obrien.diane@itsligo.ie

Department Staff

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Banks, Mr Shane LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Caffrey, Ms Elizabeth LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Davey, Mr Colm LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Durcan, Mr Adrian LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Formanova, Ms Marketa ASSISTANT LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Gilligan, Miss Hilary LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Hughes, Mr Ronnie LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
L'estrange, Ms Una LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Lang, Mr Drew Jt Lecturer Computing & Electronic Engineering
Lang, Mr Drew LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
McBrearty, Mr Shaun ASSISTANT LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
McManus, Mr Keith LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
McManus, Mr Louis LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Mitchell, Ms Aine ASSISTANT LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
O'Brien, Ms Diane Jt Lecturer Computing & Electronic Engineering
O'Brien, Ms Diane LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
O'Regan, Mr Denis F LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
O'Regan, Mr Denis F Jt Lecturer Computing & Electronic Engineering
Pallai, Dr Agnes LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering
Trench, Dr Rhona LECTURER Computing & Electronic Engineering

Courses

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Course name NFQ Level Graduate Level Favourite
Certificate in Engineering in Road Engineering and Design Level 9 Online
Certificate in Engineering in Bridge Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 8 Online
Certificate in Road Safety Audit and Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Lean & OpEx (Yellow Belt) Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng(Hons) in Robotics and Automation Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in General Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Writing & Literature (Online) Level 8 Online
MSc in Computing (Data Science) Level 9 Online
Master of Arts in Creative Practice Level 9 Postgraduate
Master of Arts in (Specialism) Level 9 Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate in Property Services (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Facilities Management Level 6 Online
PG Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Applied Construction Technology Level 6 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management Level 6 Online
MEng in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme Level 9 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Automotive Artificial Intelligence Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Engineering Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in General Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Arts Hons in Interior Architecture and Design add-on Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Waste Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations Level 6 Online
BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design add-on (Online) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
PG Dip. in Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Certificate in Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Secure IT and Deep/Machine Learning Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Mechanical Analysis and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) Software Development Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) Software Development (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Master of Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in Architecture Level 8 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing (Smart Technologies) Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in App Design and User Experience (UX) Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Development Level 8 Undergraduate
BEng in Precision Engineering and Design (Online) Level 7 Online
Higher Certificate in Construction Economics Level 6 Undergraduate
Certificate in Strategic Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance (Online) Level 9 Online
Master of Science in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Writing & Literature Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design) Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Precision Engineering & Design (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 Online
Certificate in Validation Technologies Level 6 Online
Special Purpose Award : Work Based Project Level 6 Online
BSc in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Advanced Lean Sigma Quality (Black Belt) (Online) Level 8 Online
Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online) Level 7 Online
Post Graduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Project Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Creative Design (Add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering Level 6
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online) Level 8 Online
Master of Science in Quality Level 9 Postgraduate
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Construction Management (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 8 Online
BEng in Electronic & Computer Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Electronics and Automation (Online) Level 6 Online
BEng in Mechatronics (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation (Online) Level 6 Online
MSc in Quality (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) (Online) Level 7 Online
BEng in Polymer Processing (Online) Level 7 Online
BSc in Quality (Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Quality Assurance (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Polymer Technologies (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Performing Arts Level 8 Undergraduate
BA (Hons) in Fine Art (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Design Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Computing in Systems and Networking (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Software Development (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) Electronic & Computer Engineering (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science Advanced Wood and sustainable Building Technology Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying Level 7 Undergraduate
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Polymer Technologies Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology (Online) Level 8 Online