The course was designed with help from Google, Facebook and Microsoft to meet the needs of students and organisations in a rapidly growing industry
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IT Sligo has launched the first Bachelor’s degree in data centre engineering. The course is designed to equip students with the in-depth skills to work in a rapidly-expanding industry. It was developed in partnership with key industry providers Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

Lectures are delivered online, in English, and the practical laboratory sessions will take place at IT Sligo, Ireland and Haute École Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa) in Mons, Belgium for the first intake of students.

The course is aimed not only at employees of the major data centre corporations and their service contractors, but also for individuals currently involved in the management of such facilities.

Dr Brendan McCormack, president of IT Sligo, told Irish Tech News: “This is a tremendously exciting development for IT Sligo. As we will be delivering this across the EU, it is a further illustration of the adaptability and range of IT Sligo’s digital education platform in meeting the upskilling needs of the workforce. We are proud to be helping the data centers to address a specific skill need which several of the world’s leading tech companies recognize and value.”

“Google is proud to support IT Sligo’s pioneering new engineering degree in data centre facilities engineering and management,” said Denis Browne, Google’s EU regional data center lead.

“Google’s data centers are some of the best in the world, and we look for the best talent to work with us. Thanks to IT Sligo and HELha, this online course will increase the skills of people already working in the sector, and for those who wish to work in the industry going forward.”

Read more on the BEng in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) at IT Sligo.

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IT Sligo has launched the first Bachelor's degree in data centre engineering. The course is designed to equip students with the in-depth skills to work in a rapidly-expanding industry. It was developed in partnership with key industry providers Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Lectures are delivered online, in English, and the...