DIT introduces suite of new programmes

DIT responds to the social & economic needs of the economy with a suite of new programmes

15th August 2012: DIT is continually developing and enhancing its course offering to respond to both the needs of its students and the demands of the employment market and as such DIT welcomes the 2012-2013 academic year with a suite of new programmes on offer.


For 2012/13 DIT is introducing 15 new undergraduate programmes:



Level 8 Honours Degree


  1. DT026 Building Services Engineering (Sustainable Energy Systems)
  2. T203 Forensic & Environmental Chemistry
  3. DT321 Business & Law
  4. DT518 Languages & International Tourism (French)
  5. DT519 Languages & International Tourism (German)
  6. DT520 Languages & International Tourism (Spanish)
  7. DT532 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) 



Level 7 Ordinary Degree



  1. DT010 Sustainable Design in Electrical Services Engineering
  2. DT011 Aviation Technology
  3. DT080 Networking Technologies
  4. DT097 Engineering (General Entry)
  5. DT169 Timber Product Technology



Level 6 Higher Certificate


  1. DT170 - Buildings Management (Maintenance & Conservation)







Level 8 Honours Degree


  1. DT201 General Science





Level 8 Honours Degree


  1. DT221 Physics with Energy and the Environment


According to Frank Costello, Head of Admissions, DIT

“DIT continues to adapt and expand its provision to reflect a changing society and the wider economic environment and takes very seriously its responsibilities in terms of preparing graduates for productive leadership roles.  In the current economic environment, it is critical that higher education institutions respond pro-actively and the curriculum of every undergraduate programme in DIT is under continual review to ensure it meets the requirements graduates will face in their careers”. 

In addition, DIT develops new programmes to address particular areas of economic development and skills gaps.  For example, this year DIT has introduced a number of new programmes relating to sustainability in energy management, design and construction technology.  Competence in languages continues to be identified as a skills gap and DIT has added an honours degree programme in international tourism and languages, offering three European language options. 

In addition to the 15 new programmes at undergraduate level, DIT has also introduced a new suite of postgraduate options and a number of highly innovative programmes designed in collaboration with industry, local and international partners, and with professional bodies.  For example:

  • DIT, in partnership with ISA Software Skillnet and in response to the direct needs of the Irish software and technology sectors, has introduced a Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science Degree in Product Management (DT624/Part time).
  • DIT has introduced an MSc Innovation & Technology Management (DT384) - an advanced management programme that has been developed specifically to address the needs and interests of individuals with technology, engineering or science backgrounds who wish to pursue management and commercial options in their career paths.
  • DIT, in partnership with Bord Bia and IBEC, has developed a new Food Marketing Graduate Programme to develop marketing capability in the food industry, leading to the enhancement of our exports and our economy.
  • DIT already offers over 30 programmes that are unique in Ireland.  Adding to its suite of unique programmes this year is the Masters in Manufacturing Management & Innovation DT035M.  This is a unique programme which combines learning in design, innovation, management and lean operations to equip graduates with the skills to meet the modern demands of manufacturing environments.
  • In June 2012 DIT, in collaboration with Dublin City Council and Design TwentyFirst Century, launched the MA in Design Practice-The Dublin Project.  The programme is designed to challenge participants to collaborate on a group project, using live data from Dublin City Council, with the aim of making a positive difference to Dublin City, its citizens and its visitors.  The programme is an internationally unique approach by a city and higher education to learning and innovation in the 21st century.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing Institute of Ireland, DIT has designed a postgraduate diploma in Management and Marketing for non-business graduates.  The one-year part-time programme is aimed at graduates of engineering, technology, humanities, etc. whose career opportunities would be enhanced by adding a business perspective to their existing qualifications. 

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