Why Study Science at DIT

  • Scientists change the world – they are the people who make discoveries, who advance knowledge and who make the world a better place
  • Our courses apply theory to practical cases, and focus on applied science - responding to the needs of industry
  • We provide you with opportunities to do a practical work placement in industry or a clinical setting, or to travel abroad as an exchange student for a semester
  • Our graduates are highly employable, meeting the needs of industry with strong, practical, up to date skills
  • We employ modern teaching methods to promote active and engaged learning, develop transferable skills and involve all students in practical work
  • Our staff are approachable – we get to know our students!

The Industry

“Science, Technology and Innovation is vital to our economic and social progress” - Strategy for Science, Technology & Innovation

“The pharmaceutical industry in Ireland currently generates over 50 percent of the country’s exports contributing to making Ireland the largest net exporter of medicines in the world and directly employs over 24,500 people, over half of which are third level graduates.” - Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA)

“Sustainability and growth of some of the key exporting sectors of the Irish economy, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and food processing, are heavily dependent on the availability of science skills.” - The National Skills Bulletin (Expert Group on Future Skills Needs)

“Due to expansion demand, employment growth in ICT occupations is expected to be above average over the short to medium term.” - The National Skills Bulletin (Expert Group on Future Skills Needs)

“Ireland’s medical sector had already become one of the leading clusters for medical device products globally, the change in the US healthcare and regulatory regime has made Ireland even more attractive.’’ - Peter Sandys, Managing partner of Seroba Kernel (Society for Chartered Professionals in Ireland)

“70pc of indigenous Irish software firms increased turnover in 2013” - Silicon Republic

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