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 IT Sligo, Ireland and Haute École Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa) in Mons, Belgium. 

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

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


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.

* 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 IT 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.


Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme can expect to gain employment in a facilities engineering role in the fast-growing Data Centre industry throughout Europe at the appropriate level. In the development of this programme emphasis has been placed on aligning the course content with the knowledge and skills required by the Data Centre industry, whilst ensuring also that there is sufficient scope for graduates to progress onto higher educational levels in this particular discipline in due course.

Programme Fees

Total €7,000

Per Year €3,500

Per 5 credit module €600

Per 10 credit module €1,200