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Did you know that over 57% of our Undergraduate programmes offer a work-placement option as part of the curriculum?


At DIT, it is about much more than study and subjects; we exist to help prepare our students for life in the real world. Here, you will get the complete third-level experience equipping you with the skills and ambition to fuel your working life and career in the years ahead. 

At DIT, our focus has always been to provide educational opportunities that are practice based and as a Technological University, we will continue to prepare our graduates for complex professional roles in a changing technological world.

Many of our disciplines are studio or lab based where the student will “work” towards their qualification whilst learning in a practiced based environment.  

We continue to build strong links with industry both in Ireland and Internationally, many of ties are with leaders in Industry, our own successful graduates, who consistently return to work with our students.

Many of our programmes are industry recognised and accredited.

What our students say

DT003- Automation Engineering

“I would highly recommend anyone interested in engineering to do Automation Engineering. The first year of the programme gives you a general overview of the different sciences and technologies for study in Automation and Robotics. The Maths and science classes are delivered to small groups of students so the lecturers can give additional help, as you need it. I did my work placement with PAK Automation/ A.C.I. (Automated Components Ireland), this was a great opportunity to get my hands dirty and apply the knowledge gained in college, wonderful experience. The automation equipment in the laboratories is industry-standard which puts us at a major advantage when we go out into the workplace and I am excited by my employment prospects both in Ireland and abroad”.

DT413 – Event Management

What I took from DIT and my time spent in college was much more than a great qualification but a life changing experience of one of the most memorable times of my life.”

“The course itself is extremely interesting and unlike other courses available it is largely focused practically on the event industry, not just academically. One of the modules requires 200 hours of work experience to be completed in first year. The experience gained from this part of the course is invaluable to learning about the event industry and puts you at a clear advantage over graduates from other courses that don’t get to experience the extent of events that we do at DIT. Putting this course as number one on my CAO was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I look forward to finishing my next three years at DIT.”

DT366 – “Accounting and finance

“The Programme content is excellent. Having a choice in second and third year is great. Exemptions from professional accountancy bodies are as good if not better than anywhere in Ireland

DT224- Optometry

“I chose Optometry as I was interested in science, wanted to work with people and make a difference, in their lives. DIT was a great place to study; the class sizes are small so it was a friendly, close-knit community. Lecturers are available to answer any questions, and the National Optometry Centre has amazing facilities for practical work. Through DIT I was introduced to working in sustainable development in vision care. I spent some time in Mozambique, and then lectured for a year with the Malawi School of Optometry. Both were amazing opportunities. Now I work in private practice in the family business while pursuing a Masters in Clinical Optometry.”