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Access Foundation Programme / Clár Fondúireacht Rochtana

DT6522

**Information for 2018 coming soon** 

If you would like to receive information about application process, information sessions and shadowing days, please write to bobby.maher@dit.ie and request to be added to the programme mailing list. 


What is the Access Foundation Programme? 

The Access Foundation Programme is a one year full-time preparation for higher education programmes at DIT. The programme prepares students personally and academically to pursue undergraduate programmes at DIT.  It is a multi-disciplinary programme preparing students for entry into programmes in Science, Engineering, Business and Applied Arts.  Students who have successfully completed the programme are guaranteed an offer of one of their DIT CAO undergraduate course choices.

Who should apply?

This programme is for groups who are under-represented in DIT and higher education, specifically: (i) Mature students and (ii) young adults who have experienced socio-economic disadvantage.

Learning Outcome/What Will I Study?

Students take 6 compulsory modules (subjects) and four option modules (2 each semester) from a menu of modules in areas such as science, engineering, business, social science, art and computing. Through participation students will develop the skills necessary to undertake an undergraduate qualification at DIT. They will become familiar with subject areas across the various Colleges within DIT and learn how to research and write academic work, improve their communication and information technology skills.

Module Listing

Semester One & Semester Two

Core Modules (compulsory)

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Applied Writing
  • Communications
  • Study Skills (Semester 1)/ Research Skills (Semester 2)
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics (Advanced / Intermediate  / Fundamental)

Optional Modules (choose 2)

  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Social Science
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Computer Science Fundamentals (Networking Technologies)
  • Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Fundamental Physics
  • Human Biology
  • Art Portfolio Preparation (year long)

Semester Two

Optional Modules (choose 2)

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management
  • Applied Social Science
  • Approaches to Humanities 
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Physics
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science (Programming)

How much does the programme cost?

The programme is free.

How do students progress into undergraduate programmes?

Students who have successfully completed the programme ae guaranteed an offer of one of their DIT CAO undergraduate course choices. Students are admitted to undergraduate programmes through a facilitated entry process.

How to apply for a place?

Applications are made directly to DIT by way of a paper application form. The programme is currently inviting applications from mature student applications only.

Download a copy below: 

DT6522 Candidate Brief 2017 2018

Entry Requirements

There are no standard educational requirements, such as the Leaving Certificate or an aptitude test, but all applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be able to demonstrate a desire to pursue third level programmes and a level of learning ability suitable to do so.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in English at level suitable to commencing the programme.

In addition, Young Adult applicants are required to satisfy a socio-economic disadvantage assessment as set out by the Entry Routes policy of the Access and Civic Engagement Office. This requires applicants to satisfy three of the following SED indicators:- 

  • Parents have not gone to college (higher education).
  • Applicant has attended a DEIS school for at least 2 years. 
  • Family income thresholds as set out by the DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office in line with young adult access entry routes thresholds. 
  • Be from a socio economic group underrepresented in higher education. 
  • Live in an area of urban or rural disadvantage. 
  • Family received a means tested payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 26 weeks in the tax year two years prior to the year of application. For example, applicants for 2017 must submit financial documentation for 2015.

Special consideration is given to applicants from the Traveller Community and applicants who are/were in the care of the state.  

Am I suitable/ready for the programme? (Academic suitability)

Candidates are assessed for their academic suitability for the programme. The following are considered:

  • Educational experience and qualifications. Particular emphasis is paid to educational experiences over the last 5 years.  Applicants should detail all relevant educational experiences including secondary school qualifications, experience of further adult education and training, as well informal education or non-certified courses.  A copy of qualifications and certificates must be included.
  • Work experience. Candidates should detail their work experience.
  • Volunteering experience. Candidates should detail their volunteering experience.
  • Essay. Candidates are required to submit a handwritten essay.
  • Personal Statement outlining candidate’s motivation for going to college.

Other Entry Requirements

  • Candidates who already hold a higher education qualification, with no evidence of deterioration in academic ability, are deemed ineligible.
  • Non-EU nationals are required to hold a visa/GNIB stamp permitting full-time study in Ireland. Proof of this must be included in the application.

Fees and Grants

The Access Foundation Programme is free for participants. Students on the programme are not eligible for the SUSI grant. Students in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment may be eligible for the Back to Education Allowance.

Application Process

Applicants apply directly to the DIT by way of a paper application form. Applicants are shortlisted for eligibility and suitability. Applicants successful at this stage are called for interview. Interviews will happen in late August / early September. Offers are made to candidates based on the application form and interview. 

Applicants are advised to read through the Candidate Brief before attempting the application form. This will give you advice and guidance on how to apply for the programme. Download the Candidate Brief by clicking the blue link below. 

Candidate Brief for all applicants to Access Foundation Programme HERE 

Please contact Bobby Maher, Access Foundation Programme Co-ordinator.

Email: bobby.maher@dit.ie or access@dit.ie  
Phone: 01-402 7611 / 01-402 4222 / 087 2904609

What our students say 

Accounting & Finance / Cuntasaíocht & Airgeadas

DT366

What is... Accounting & Finance?

 
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CPA logo

This programme provides an ideal route to a career in professional accountancy and to a training contract with an accounting practice. Graduates may also pursue careers in areas such as fund management, financial services, financial analysis, corporate finance and money markets.

NOTE: Students may opt to spend year 3 studying abroad. Students who avail of this opportunity will complete their degree over a four year period and will be awarded the BSc Accounting & Finance (International) qualification.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This Honours Degree programme is appropriate to those who wish to pursue careers as professionally qualified accountants. It confers significant exemptions from the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. In addition, the programme provides an ideal entry qualification for a range of careers in financial services, the money markets and banking.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This Degree programme allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals (both technical and theoretical) of accounting and finance and provides graduates with a sound foundation for further professional studies in these fields. Students’ capacity to engage in critical analysis, apply concepts to practice, engage in independent research, contribute to team work and communicate clearly are developed through the use of a wide range of learning and teaching approaches including problem solving, case studies, projects, preparation of academic papers, group work and formal lectures with tutorial support.

In allowing students to select modules from a range of subjects in the second and third/fourth years of their studies, the programme enables students to specialise in their chosen field.

Some students may choose to focus on accountancy related modules in order to secure the generous exemptions awarded by professional accountancy bodies (including Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA Ireland and ACCA) to graduates of this programme. Other students, who are interested in pursuing a career in finance, may opt for modules from the programme’s comprehensive range of finance, econometrics and international finance modules. Students also have the option of studying a mix of accounting and finance modules.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Communications and Professional Development
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Quantitative Analysis

Year Two

Core modules

  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Financial Reporting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Science

Elective Modules

  • EU Framework
  • Maths for Finance & Economics
  • Business Information Systems

Year Three

Optional year abroad in a partner Institution

Year Three/Four

Students take two core modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Critical Analysis in Accounting & Finance

And four modules from the following list:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Institutions & Services
  • International Finance & Monetary Economics
  • Management Control & Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Taxation

Are there study abroad options?

Students may opt to spend year 3 studying abroad in locations such as the United States, Canada, Australia or Northern Europe, through English. Students who avail of this opportunity will complete their degree over a four year period and will be awarded the BSc Accounting & Finance (International) qualification.

Further Information

School of Accounting & Finance

T: 01 402 4068 (Evelyn Murphy)

E: evelyn.murphy@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/accountingandfinance/

What our Students say!

  • 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.
  • There are many facilities including medical services, counselling, career advice, etc, which are available to me should I need them. I also like that DIT is a city based college and easy accessible. I don’t feel so isolated like being in a college in the middle of nowhere.
  • I love DIT, because the building, facilities, JAVA CITY, DITSU, the lecturers are all very good, and students are friendly and kind. The Programmes are interesting.
  • This programme is an excellent grounding for further study both in Finance and Accounting.

Architecture / Ailtireacht

DT101

What is... Architecture?

Architecture is the art and science of designing space. Students considering this career should have a creative aptitude for architectural design and the organisational ability to implement their designs in practice. They should also have an interest in artistic and cultural aspects of society as well as an aptitude for technical and managerial challenges.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The qualification is for the profession of Architecture. Architects are concerned with the design and construction of buildings. They may practice in a personal professional capacity, or in employment in private and public sector organisations. The field of practice is quite extensive in Ireland and abroad and may offer alternatives of general practice or specialisation throughout a career. Many graduates have pursued very successful careers abroad and others have gone on to become prominent architects in Ireland.

What other options do I have after completion?

Entrants to the programme have the option of completing the five year continuous B.Arch Degree with full professional accreditation under the government ‘free fees scheme’ or - subject to reaching the required academic standard - they can choose to study the year and a half Masters of Architecture programme after completing four years successful study. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I study on this programme?

This five year programme covers topics such as design studio, history theory and criticism of architecture, environment, construction, visual and digital communications, computer applications and law. The majority of the student experience centres around studio based design projects which allow the student to design buildings and explore the urban and rural context. There is a strong emphasis on studio work and exploring the students’ own understanding of architecture throughout the programme. 

The DIT degree in Architecture is recognised throughout EU member states. Following two years of postgraduate experience they may take the examination in Professional Competence and thus become members of the R.I.A.I and register as an architect.

Module Listing

Year One - Five

  • Architecture Design Studio
  • History Theory & Criticism
  • Environment Services and Materials
  • Building Technology and Structures
  • Visual Communication
  • Technical Studio
  • Professional Studies
  • Thesis Development
  • Optional Modules

Further information

School of Architecture

T: 01 402 3690 Aileen Mullane - School Administrator

E: dsa@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/architecture

Architectural Technology / Teicneolaíocht Na hAiltireachta

DT175

What is... Architectural Technology?

An Architectural Technologist is a technical designer skilled in the application and integration of architectural and construction technologies in the building design process.

The DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The Architectural Technologist is a highly skilled technical professional trained to play a leading role in the increasingly complex technical design process which drives contemporary architecture and building. 

With the rapid development of digital information technologies, DIT Architectural Technologists have emerged as leaders in the creation, integration and management of technical information through the medium of Building Information Modelling (BIM). 

Working in multidisciplinary and collaborative design teams, technologists have the skills to communicate with and coordinate the work of other building design professionals. DIT architectural technologists are technical professionals and are highly sought after in the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry in Ireland and abroad.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of the DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology programme will be eligible to progress to various Level 9 programmes such as the DIT MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling & Management, and following practice experience to the DIT MSc Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) and CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Assessment.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The DT175 BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology is a studio-based programme. Studio provides a structured setting in which the student is exposed to a variety of teaching and learning experiences. Project work is undertaken against the background of lectures, critiques, one to one tutorials, seminars, group work and construction skills classes.

Technical Design Studio provides a focus for the development of skills in three-dimensional problem solving. These skills include freehand drawing, hard line mechanical drawing and model making. Studio project work also allows the development of skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) to produce 3D digital models and 2D working drawings. The presentation of studio projects in crits encourages the development of the student’s verbal communication skills.

The studio format offers flexibility for students to attend project related site visits and field trips away from the college environment, thereby widening their understanding of the context of their project work. These experiences are supplemented by industry and professional presentations, specialist structural engineering and mechanical & electrical engineering design workshops, and visits to building exhibitions.

In studio, students have unrestricted access to a dedicated workspace and work alongside one another for long periods of time, both during timetabled contact hours and beyond. Studios are equipped with both manual drawing facilities and PCs, allowing students to carry out their project work using a variety of media and approaches.

The programme includes work placement in Semester 2 of Year 3.

Module Listing

Year One - Four

  • Technical Design Studio 1-5
  • Building Technology 1-5
  • Building Performance 1-6
  • Building Information Modelling 1-5
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Practice Placement - Architectural Technology
  • Technical Design Dissertation 

Further Information

Dublin School of Architecture

T: 01 402 3691

Cormac Allen - Assistant Head of School (Architectural Technology)

E: cormac.allen@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/architecture/

Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency / Ceantálaíocht, Luacháil & Gníomhaireacht Eastáit

DT104

What is... Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency?

This programme is suitable for those wishing to prepare for a career as an estate agent, property manager or property valuer and aims to give an understanding of the legal, economic and physical framework within which the property market functions. 

To provide property services in the areas of sales, letting or property management, it is a legal requirement to obtain a licence from the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA). Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for this licence.

Students may leave with a graded Certificate in Auctioneering, Valuation and Estate Agency upon successfully completing year two of the programme (having gained 120 ECTS credits), allowing them to apply for their licence from the PSRA.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Estate Agents and auctioneers are involved in the sale, letting, management and valuation of residential and commercial buildings. The programme provides students with the academic knowledge and vocational skills to function effectively in the built environment workplace. 

Generally, graduates work in the larger firms or in small partnerships. The programme is very suited to those with an entrepreneurial spirit and also provides the skills to enable graduates, after gaining appropriate work experience, to open their own business. 

The career is suitable for those who have an interest in people and the built environment. Other desirable traits are an outgoing nature and the ability to get on with people.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level at the end of their final year on the programme and who meet certain prerequisites have the opportunity to transfer to the third year of the Property Economics honours degree programme (DT110) or the third or final year of the BSc. Property Studies honours degree programme (DT159).

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

A range of modules are taught to provide students with an understanding of selling, leasing, valuing and managing property. The programme also provides students with the analytical skills to understand financial areas that impact upon the job of an estate agent, property valuer and property manager.

The programme develops your skills in:
  • interpersonal relationships
  • logical thinking
  • teamwork
  • presentations and communication
  • numeracy and computing
  • managing tight deadlines
  • self-motivation

Module Listing

Year One

  • Valuations
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Law
  • Construction Drawing and Cartography
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods/ Information Technology (Financial and Statistical Mathematics)

Year Two

  • Valuations
  • Property Management and Taxation
  • Marketing and Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Law
  • Construction Studies
  • Planning
  • Quantitative Methods

Year Three

  • Valuations
  • Marketing and European Investment Markets
  • Land Use Economics
  • Building
  • Housing
  • Feasibility Study
  • Architecture and Urban Society

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Students have the opportunity in the third year of the programme to apply for a position on the ten-day International Real Estate Challenge which is a Third level Institute project, based in Berlin.

Further Information

School of Surveying & Construction Management

T: 01 402 3675 (Mr Martin Hanratty - Head of Department)

T: 01 402 3741 (Declan McKeown - Programme Chair)

E: martin.hanratty@dit.ie

E: declan.mckeown@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/surveyingconstructionmanagement/

Automation Engineering / Innealtóireacht Uathoibrithe

DT003

What is... Automation Engineering?

Automation Engineering involves the design, development and implementation of sensor and robotic systems for applications across a wide range of technological sectors. Modern engineering systems employ a broad spectrum of technologies, which when integrated provide for improved efficiency, quality and reliability. The combination of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer Technology, namely, Mechatronics, is core to this endeavour. This integrated approach is becoming increasingly important in modern technological environments. This programme is delivered from a multi-disiplinary perspective, thus equipping graduates for a diverse range of modern technological roles.

What are my... Career opportunities?

Excellent! The qualification is appropriate to those wishing to take up employment in high tech. sectors as high calibre technologists. Typical industries include Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Electronics Manufacturing. Many graduates are now finding employment with high technology companies across Europe and beyond.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who reach the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may progress to Level 8 Honours Degree programmes (typically enter at Year 3 of the 4 year programmes at DIT or elsewhere). Those who graduate with this Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree (B.Eng.Tech) degree qualify for the Associateship membership (AMIEI) of EI.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students will develop a range of skills in the design and implementation of automation solutions; from 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD, Solid-Modelling), sensor and instrumentation selection, programming of robotics to the management of the resulting systems. The study programme is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as a technologist in a range of industries.

The programme appropriately combines academic class-work and practical “hands-on” work in DIT laboratories and workshops. Work placement in a suitable industrial environment is undertaken in Semester 2 of Year 2.

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Apply a body of knowledge and a range of skills to the integration of Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronics systems with Software Engineering and Computer Technology at a level appropriate to modern automation and manufacturing systems.
  • Demonstrate a level of competency in design and construction of electromechanical systems operating under programmed control.
  • Explain and assess the functionality, operation and integration of a variety of electro-mechanical hybrid devices, equipment and systems.
  • Use tools, machines and materials in a safe manner, identify hazards and evaluate risks.
  • Use a range of software based engineering tools and applications (Solid-Modelling software), as well as word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Locate, evaluate and utilize relevant information from technical manuals, drawings databases and other sources.
  • Demonstrate relevant transferable and interpersonal skills, such as, communications, teamwork, project management and self-management skills.
  • Distinguish between and be able to implement the management functions and the supervisory roles within manufacturing organisations.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Automation Technology
  • Communications Studies
  • CAD & IT
  • Electronic Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics
  • Automation Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Communications Studies
  • 3D CAD & IT
  • Team Project

Work Experience in a High Tech Manufacturing Environment

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Mechatronics
  • Systems Integration
  • CAD and Information Technology
  • Project
  • Industrial Automation
  • Business and Management

Project - The final stage of the programme includes a major practical project which runs throughout the academic year.

Are there study abroad options?

Yes. There are Erasmus agreements with many third level institutes across Europe where 1 and 2 semester student exchanges can be facilitated.

Further Information

School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3659 (School Administrator)

T: 01 402 3823 (Robert Simpson)

E: robert.simpson@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalanddesignengineering/

What our Students say!

Pedro DaSilva:

Graduated 2011 and is currently studying towards an Honours Degree in Manufacturing & Design Engineering: “I chose Automation Engineering as I have always been interested in automation technology and robotics. This brought me into a different environment, a building with active and busy people, laboratories and workshops were components and systems move automatically. Staff are very helpful and approachable and the programme includes interesting classes in science, technology, PLC programming and Computer Aided Design. My work placement in 2nd year brought me to the Bioengineering Department in Trinity College Dublin. Being part of a work environment was great and my work included testing experimental projects, assembling of electrical systems, working in clean room environment, and brainstorming design sessions. My final year project involved the design and manufacture of a system for the packaging of medical devices. This programme opens up employment opportunities across a wide range of industries and I am looking forward to embarking on this journey”.

David White:

“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”.

Automotive Management & Technology / Bainistíocht & Teicnealoaíocht Ghluaisteán

DT007

What is... Automotive Management & Technology?

The motor industry is an exciting and dynamic place to work. This programme is tailored to prepare graduates to perform in senior technical, administrative, supervisory and management positions. It will equip them with the necessary mix of academic and practical skills, giving them an inter-disciplinary approach to carrying out tasks. An important part of the programme is the final year Automotive Engineering Technology Project.

What are my... Career opportunities?

Graduates of the programme have a wide range of career options. Employment prospects are good as there is a continuously strong demand for suitably qualified graduates to fill the many technical, administrative, supervisory and management positions available in all sectors of the motor industry.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the Year 3 or 4 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Automotive management and technology prepares learners for careers in the motor industry, it is a combination of management, business and technology studies that are ideally suited to the wide range of technical administrative, supervisory and management roles available in this huge and dynamic industry. On successful completion of the programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The roles, responsibilities and requirements of different activities across the multifunctional areas of an automotive business
  • The characteristics of the management role; the management and development of people within organisations; organisational behaviour; and human resource management
  • The use of relevant communication techniques for application in an automotive business
  • The uses of accounting for managerial and reporting applications
  • The development, management and use of information systems and technologies and their impact on automotive operations
  • The legislative and regulatory framework in which the automotive industry operates
  • The maintenance and servicing techniques required for modern vehicles
  • The principles and operation of the mechanical systems found in motor vehicles
  • The principles and operation of electrical/electronic systems found in motor vehicles
  • Automotive diagnostic and testing procedures
  • The health and safety aspects of working in a vehicle servicing and repair environment
  • Engineering science principles and their application to motor vehicle technology

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Automotive Technology
  • Management Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Marketing
  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Vehicle Body Repair Technology
  • Management (Supervisory)
  • Maths
  • Automotive Science

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Engine Technology
  • Maths
  • Automotive Service & Repair Operations
  • Information Technology (AutoCad)
  • Legal Studies
  • Automotive Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Science Laboratory
  • Automotive Bodyshop Management
  • Automotive Science
  • Communications
  • Automotive Sales Operations

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Automotive Technology
  • Management (HRM)
  • Financial Maths and Statistics
  • Communications
  • Automotive Workshop Practice
  • Automotive Engineering Technology Project

Semester 2

  • Automotive Science
  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Automotive Science Laboratory
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive Design
  • Automotive Engineering Technology Project

Study Abroad

The Department has links with a number of Erasmus partner institutions, currently in France, Germany and Poland. These allow students the opportunity to undertake an Erasmus exchange abroad. The Department is currently establishing links and building relationships with a number of partner institutions in the United States.

Further Information

School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning

T: 01 402 4068 (Roisin Murray, Head of Transport / Assistant Head of School)

T: 01 402 3605 (School Administrator)

E: roisin.murray@dit.ie

W: http://steep.dit.ie/

What Our Students Say

  • Graduate 2009 - Commercial Vehicle Sales Administrator: “DT007 has provided all the fundamentals necessary to jump start my career in the automotive industry and has made working in such a complex and dynamic industry an enjoyable and rewarding experience.”
  • Graduate 2010: “DT007 was a very interesting and challenging programme, upon completion of DT007, I progressed onto a level 8 programme DT028.”
  • Third Year Student: “DT007 is a very interesting and challenging programme, I particularly enjoyed the final year Automotive Engineering Technology project as this brought all aspects of the programme together.”

Aviation Technology / Eitlíochta Teicneolaíochta

DT011

What is... Aviation Technology?

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Aviation Technology prepares learners for careers in the aviation industry. The programme is aimed at meeting the employment needs of the aviation sector by providing graduates with a degree level qualification. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach in which the students obtain a mix of technological, business and management skills specifically related to the aviation industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates will find employment in a range of areas including airline operations - maintenance planning - scheduling - quality assurance and control - fleet management - technical administration - purchasing - spares trading and provisioning - maintenance repair and overhaul operations.

What other options do I have after completion?

There is an opportunity to progress to DT028 – Transport Operations and Technology (Level 8 Honours Degree) after successful graduation, subject to conditions. Students who have reached the appropriate standard may also have access to other programmes in DIT and elsewhere at third level.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Student learn to develop the following skills:

  • Develop individual skills by enhancing the conceptual and analytical abilities of the graduate for application within the context of the civil aviation industry framework.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of Training and Education within the Aviation Industry by fostering an ethos within the graduate to be self-motivating and pursue personal development and lifelong learning skills.
  • Develop an intricate technical knowledge and understanding of the Principles of Flight.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills to enable managing oneself, and others within the industry.
  • Develop competence in information systems integral to aviation/aircraft operations, management and maintenance.
  • Provide the graduate with an understanding of the complex inter-relationships existing within the various sub-sectors of the Aviation Industry (Legislative design, Manufacturing, Commercial, Operations and Maintenance)

Module Listing 

Year One

Semester 1

  • Maths for Technology
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Materials Hardware & Maintenance Practices
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Systems
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Aeronautical Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Systems
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Avionics
  • Thermo-fluids
  • Electricity & Electronics Lab

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Electricity & Electronics Lab
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Aviation Legislation

Semester 2

  • Human Factors
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Systems
  • Aeronautical Workshop Practice
  • Communications
  • Employment Law & Employee Relations
  • Health & Safety

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Financial Management & Accounting
  • Avionics
  • Materials Hardware & Maintenance Practices
  • Commercial Maintenance Management
  • Project Management
  • Group Project

Semester 2

  • Technical Services
  • Planning
  • Spares & Logistics
  • Airline Operations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Professional Development
  • Group Project

Further Information

School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning

Dr. Eoin Plant

T: 01 402 2962

F: 01 402 3991

E: Eoin.Plant@dit.ie

W: http://www.dit.ie/schooloftransportengineeringenvironmentandplanning/

Baking and Pastry Arts Management / Bainistíocht Ealaíon na mBáicéireachta & na Taosránaíochta

DT418

What is... Baking & Pastry Arts Management?

This programme offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals who wish to pursue a career in baking and confectionery management. The baking industry is both national and international in character and embraces small artisan bakeries, large scale mass production bakeries, delicatessens and sandwich bars. It has expanded rapidly in the last decade giving rise to a growing demand for professional bakery managers. The overall objective of the programme is to develop the individual with the requisite social, technical, business and practical skills, underpinned by a knowledge base in order for them to pursue successful and fulfilling careers in the field of bread baking and flour confectionary baking and confectionery management.

What are my... Career opportunities?

This programme recognises the diversity of opportunities available to the graduate in both National and International settings. Career opportunities include:
Bakery Production and Management in large scale mass production Bakeries, Delicatessen, Bakery/Food Product Development. There are entrepreneurial opportunities for Artisan Bread and Confectionery Based Operations. In addition there may be opportunities for graduates in Education, Consultancy, Research and Bakery Technical Advisors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students on successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply for a place on the add-on-year BSc (Honours) in Baking and Pastry Arts Management programme level 8, or apply for consideration to transfer to the BA in Culinary Arts, the BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship. Having successfully completed a level 8 programme you can apply to enter the MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product development or similar programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. 

Learning outcomes / What will I learn on this programme?

Students study theoretical subjects such as Baking Technology, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Accounting, Management Principles, Baking Ingredients Studies, Bakery Product Development, Operations Management and Practical Baking Skills in Confectionery, Sugar Craft, Pastry and Artisan Bread Making and Industry Internship.

The programme is offered in a modular format and has the option of an exit award as follows:

On the successful completion of two years study, a student wishing to exit the programme may be awarded a Higher Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts Management.

Students who successfully complete the 3rd year of study will be awarded the BSc (Ordinary) Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management with the appropriate classification. 

Module Listing

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Baking Ingredients Studies
  • Communications  
  • Professional Baking – Bread
  • Culinary Science: Food Safety
  • Management Principles
  • Professional Baking - Morning Goods & Biscuits

Semester 2

  • Baking Technology
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Professional Baking - Breads
  • Professional Baking - Tarts & Pastries
  • Culinary Information Systems
  • Introduction to Culinary Science.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Professional Baking – Cake
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Hospitality Business
  • Professional Baking-Sweet Breads
  • Baking Ingredients Studies

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Professional Baking – Cake
  • Professional Baking - Sweet Breads
  • Financial & Cost Accounting
  • Baked Food Product Development
  • Wine Studies*
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • National Internship

*Option: offered subject to availability, demand and level, from the suite of modules as identified by the programme committee. Please note that options can change from year to year.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Operations Management Systems
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Baking Technology
  • Artisan Bread Technology
  • Food Product Development

Semester 2

  • Industry Placement

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Year 3 provides the student with the opportunity to undertake a full semester of National or International Industry placement in a company of their choice, relevant to their chosen discipline of Baking and Pastry Arts Management.

Further Information

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology

Cathal Brugha Street

Dublin 1

T: 01 402 4344 / 01 402 4340

E: scaft@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/

What Our Students Say

Baking and Pastry Arts Management / Bainistíocht Ealaíon na mBáicéireachta & na Taosránaíochta

DT8418

What is... Baking & Pastry Arts Management?

This is a one year programme leading to an honours degree (Level 8) offered over two semesters. It is designed to provide graduates of the ordinary degree (Level 7) in Baking and Pastry Arts Management (or equivalent National/International qualification) with the opportunity of a specialised honours (Level 8) qualification. 

This programme develops comprehensive education and training methods resulting in the individual learner becoming a professional in Baking and Pastry Arts Management at honours degree level. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a key aspect of this programme and we welcome applications from individuals with strong industry experience in bakery.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Typical opportunities include; enhanced or specialised artisan baking with opportunities for travel/ niche self-employment. Roles in high-end wedding cake/ event cake design, product development roles or bakery production management. Other possible roles include technical bakery support/ bakery sales positions/ consultancy roles / bakery food reviewer or food critic. Opportunities also exist with graduate programmes with world-class bakery companies. Previous graduates of the bakery faculty have won Industry graduate programme scholarships with world leading bakery companies and are sought after internationally.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students have an opportunity to progress onto DIT’s MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development. 

Learning outcomes/What will I study?

Students will develop comprehensive and advanced knowledge aimed at enhancing their skills as entrepreneurs, artisans, managers or future focused bakery innovators. This course aims to empower students with a distinctive set of bakery skills alongside culinary business development knowledge. As part of the programme students will develop specialised insights regarding food regulatory affairs (packaging, labelling and safety legislation) in addition to advanced bakery business / market insights. This will empower individuals to engage better with consumers and utilise evolving bakery market demands for commercial benefit. As part of this programme students will also be designing innovative mock-up / prototype bakery products and responding to virtual business/ new business project briefs. Learners will also be presented with new and exciting innovative ingredients whilst enhancing their knowledge regarding safety of allergens in the bakery industry and its related products.

In addition to the above, students will develop sugar craft skills and fine piping techniques in addition to chocolate work presentation/ techniques alongside commercial baking procedures and methods. To complement their business and market knowledge, students will be encouraged to develop their professional and academic skills also. Learners will be empowered to enhance their research skills as professional academic practitioners and undertake professional research on their chosen subject under an academic supervisor. It is envisioned that students will become empowered as future bakery / culinary ambassadors as a result of the specialised knowledge gained from this exciting programme.

Module Listing

  • Commercial Baking/Chocolate Work
  • Dissertation Research
  • Food Product Development                      
  • Sugar Craft Principles & Techniques
  • Functional Foods & Food Allergens
  • International Food Law
  • Management Skills & Leadership
  • Research Methods

Are there study abroad opportunities?

No study abroad options exist for this particular course currently.

Further Information

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology

Cathal Brugha Street

Dublin 1

T: 01 402 4344 / 01 402 4340

E: scaft@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/

What Our Students Say

Bar and Beverage Management and Entrepreneurship/ Bainisteoireacht & Fiontraíocht Beár & Deoch

DT417

What is... Bar and Beverage Management and Entrepreneurship? 

The fact that the licensed industry has remained so popular is a tribute to the quality of the product. Consumers today expect an integrated social experience in a safe modern environment, which offers the latest products and services in a professional and engaging fashion. It is in this context that the BSc (Honours) Degree in Bar Management & Entrepreneurship programme enables students to develop a deeper understanding of bar and beverage management for the licensed and hospitality industries.   

What are my... Career Opportunities? 

This programme recognises the diversity of opportunities available to the graduate. Career opportunities include: Bar Management in pubs, restaurants and hotels, Bar Ownership, Wine and Spirits Retailing, Off-License Operations, Club Management (private and public). In addition there are opportunities for graduates in consultancy, research and postgraduate education.   

What other options do I have after completion? 

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The DIT MSc in Hospitality Management may be of particular interest.      

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study? 

The programme acknowledges the important link between traditional, technological, social and future business requirements of the bar and beverage industries. The major individual subjects includes bar and food management, wine studies, business and marketing studies, legal and language studies, information and consumer studies, cocktail making, customer care, quality control, financial management, hygiene and safety, research methods, property asset management, business enterprise and entrepreneurship studies. These subjects are essential for preparing students for their future roles in the modern bar and beverage operation and are critical for preparing them to manage licensed trade businesses in the information age.

Options and electives assist students in exploring more fully areas of specific interest and to develop a knowledge-based practice in order to provide a competitive edge in modern enterprise. Internship studies provides students with the opportunity to experience the practicalities of a work situation in Ireland or abroad to test concepts and ideas acquired in the classroom, training bars, restaurants and college library. The collaboration with industry ensures that these locations are carefully chosen for the quality of the mentoring available rather than the size or status of the establishment.  

Module Listing 

Year One  

  • Bar and Beverage Operations Studies
  • Communications 
  • Culinary Science: Food Science
  • Management Principles 
  • Languages (choice) Or non-language options 
  • Food & Beverage Studies 
  • Catering Systems & Administration
  • Wine Studies 
  • Food Production and Presentation (Cookery)
  • Cocktail Making
  • Food & Beverage Service (Restaurant)

Year Two 

  • International Beers & Draught Dispense Management 
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Spirits and Liqueurs
  • Culinary Information Systems 
  • Language (choice) Or non-language options 
  • Information Technology 
  • Introduction Accounting for Hospitality Businesses
  • International Legal Studies 
  • Bar and Beverage Management Studies
  • Human Resources Management
  • Advanced Cocktail Making Studies
  • Food Services Management

 Year Three 

  • Consumer Behaviour & Sociology
  • Financial & Cost Accounting
  • Research Methods 
  • Hospitality Law 
  • Advanced Wine Studies 
  • International Internship (Industry Placement)
  • Food Entrepreneurship 

Year Four  

  • Financial Management 
  • Property Management 
  • Strategic Human Resources Management 
  • Occupational Health & Safety 
  • Project Management & Entrepreneurship 
  • Managing Training & Development 
  • Hospitality Quality Services Management
  • Alcohol Studies-Responsible Use, Sales and Service

Are there study abroad options? 

Yes, for our undergraduates national and international internship (work placements) opportunities are available, and for our graduates full-time positions in the bar, hospitality and retail industries are offered through our extensive global industry partners. 

Further Information 

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology 

T: 01 402 4300 (Mr. James McCauley - Programme Chair) 

E: James.McCauley@dit.ie

E: scaft@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/ 

What our Students say! 

  • This programme is ideal for anyone wishing to enter a career in the bar and hospitality industry. 
  • Our lecturers are genuinely interested in offering us balanced academic and industry related studies. 
  • Access to National and international field trips, guest lessons from some of the biggest people in the business and regular scholarships and cocktail competitions which have all helped me to craft my profession are also offered on this programme.  

Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics / Diagnóisic Bhithleighis agus Mhóilíneach

DT206

What is... Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics?

Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions - their causes, diagnosis (identification of disease) and treatment. Molecular diagnostics is the use and development of novel technologies to enable faster and more personalised diagnosis, often using DNA based approaches.
This programme is designed to bring students from the fundamental sciences to advanced diagnostics, product (test) design and development. The aim is to foster the development of technically competent, flexible graduates with practical problem solving abilities, bioentrepreneurship, generic and transferrable skills via a combination of coursework, work placement and research placement. A unique feature of the programme is the integration of diagnostic and analytical sciences with bioproduct design and development. The programme also includes modules in transferrable skills such as communications, basic programming, bioinformatics, bioentrepreneurship and bioindustry skills. In years three and four, semester-long work placements and research projects provide an invaluable opportunity to gain real life skills and experience, and to apply academic knowledge in a real-world setting.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Molecular Diagnostics is the fastest growing area of the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry sector. Graduates of this programme will be uniquely placed to tap into this rapidly growing market in commercial areas such as the in-vitro diagnostic industry. Graduates will also be ideally placed to pursue additional qualifications and follow a research or academic career path.

This programme will not qualify graduates for membership of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) Ireland. Membership of the ACSLM is required for practice as a Medical Scientist in Ireland.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates may be accepted onto a wide range of taught Masters (MSc) programmes or continue to further research to MPhil or PhD.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The degree is of four years duration, with the first year covering the core sciences and providing an introduction to Biomedical Science and Molecular Diagnostics. In the second year Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology are developed further, together with modules in Biomedical Science disciplines [Cellular Pathology/Clinical Cytology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, and Medical Microbiology]. In addition, students will undertake Bioinformatics and Biostatistics modules.

In third year the student undertakes a 14-week professional work placement in an industry or research organisation. Students will also study Biosensor and Bioproduct Development, an integrated topic supported by modules in genetic engineering, pharmacology and toxicology and data analytics.

In the final year students will study core modules in Molecular Diagnostic as applied to Microbiology, Oncology (Cancer) and Genetics. Students will take modules in Point of Care Diagnostics and will prepare for their future careers with Bioentrepreneurship and Bioindustry skills.

Finally, in semester two of the final year, students will undertake a 12-week Research Project which may be based in DIT, in Industry Laboratories/Organisation or in National and International Research Centres [under the Erasmus/Socrates EU-funded Programme]. The School of Biological Sciences currently has a number of EU partners for Research Project Placement. 

Module Listing 

Year One

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science & Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Infection & Immunity
  • Professional & Scientific Skills
  • Introduction to Histology, Anatomy & Physiology

Year Two

  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Control & Integrative Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science
  • Cellular Pathology/ Clinical Cytology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Programming for Biology

Year Three

  • Professional Placement (Industry)
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analytics
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Biosensor Development & Bioproduct Development
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering

Year Four

  • Chromosomal Diagnostic Genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics in Microbiology
  • Research Methods & Data Analysis
  • Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Bioentrepreneurship & Bioindustry skills
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Omics
  • Research Project

Are there study abroad options?

Yes, the 12-week Research Project may be carried out in one of a number of partner Institutions in the EU under the Erasmus programme, including Sweden, Belgium, Portugal and Spain. 

Further Information

School of Biological Sciences

T: 01 402 4562 (School Office)

F: 01 402 4995

E: biolsciences@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/biologicalsciences/

Biomedical Science / Eolaíocht Bhithleighis

DT204

What is... Biomedical Science?

Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions, their causes, diagnosis and treatment. Graduates from the DIT Degree in Biomedical Science may work as medical scientists or research scientists all over the world.

“The Degree in Biomedical Science offered here in DIT is accredited by both the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine [Ireland] and the Institute of Biomedical Science [UK].”

This dual accreditation ensures that graduates of the DIT degree are eligible to work as medical/biomedical scientists in Clinical Diagnostic Pathology Laboratories in Ireland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The degree provides multi-disciplinary training and clinical laboratory placement in all Biomedical Science disciplines, so that a graduate may work in any of the following areas in Pathology: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Cytology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Transfusion Science.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

There are many opportunities for Biomedical Science graduates in both diagnostic Pathology laboratories in the Health Service and in research laboratories. Graduates of this degree have completed both the Clinical Laboratory Placement and honours degree in Biomedical Science, which are required for eligibility to practice as a medical scientist in Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Ireland [Department of Health and Children Regulations]. This degree is also recognised for employment in Private Pathology and Research laboratories, and for Biomedical Science positions worldwide.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The degree is of four years duration, with the first year covering the core sciences and providing an introduction to Biomedical Science. In the second year, Immunology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry are covered, together with a module in each of the five major diagnostic Pathology Biomedical disciplines [Cellular Pathology/Clinical Cytology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, and Transfusion Science].

In third year the student undertakes a 30 week Clinical Laboratory Placement in a Hospital Pathology Laboratory with a six week rotation through each of the Biomedical Science disciplines [Cellular Pathology/Clinical Cytology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, and Transfusion Science].

In the final year the student will study core modules in Molecular Diagnostics, Professional Skills and Quality Systems, and Research Methods and Data Interpretation.

Two further modular options are selected from the following options:

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Transfusion Science
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Immunology

Following completion of these modules, the student will undertake a 12-week Research Project which may be based in DIT, in a Hospital Pathology Laboratory or in an International Research Centre [under the Erasmus/Socrates EU-funded Programme]. The School of Biological Sciences currently has six EU partners for Research Project Placement.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Histology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organ System Physiology
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Mathematics for Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Infection & Immunity
  • Professional & Scientific skills
  • Biostatistics for Health Sciences

Year Two

  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Control & Integrated Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Professional & Research Skills
  • Cellular Pathology/ Clinical Cytology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Transfusion Science

Year Three

  • Professional Placement in a Hospital Laboratory (30 weeks)
  • Professional Practice

Year Four

  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Professional Skills and Quality Systems
  • Research Methods & Data Interpretation

Select two of the following modular options:

Option 1 Clinical Chemistry
Option 2 Cellular Pathology
Option 3 Haematology & Transfusion Science and Haematology
Option 4 Haematology & Transfusion Science and Transfusion Science
Option 5 Medical Microbiology
Option 6      Molecular Immunology & Clinical Immunology
  • Research Project (12 weeks)

Are there study abroad options?

Yes, the 12-week Research Project may be carried out in one of six partner Institutions in the EU under the Socrates/Erasmus programme.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates may be accepted onto a wide range of Masters (MSc) programmes including MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science, MSc in Molecular Medicine [TCD], MSc in Health Services Management, Post-graduate Medicine, MA in Journalism, MBA programmes, or Higher Diploma in Education.

Further Information

School of Biological Sciences

T: 01 402 4562 (School Office)

F: 01 402 4995

E: Frank.Clarke@dit.ie

E: biolsciences@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/biologicalsciences/

 

Biomolecular Science / Eolaíocht Bhithmhóilíneach

DT226A

What is... Biomolecular Science?

Students will be provided in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on a range of topics, reflecting the integrated nature of biomolecular science, such as the importance of macromolecular structure, interactions and function in relation to normal and diseased states as studied in Biochemistry. Advanced Molecular Biology reviews recombinant DNA technology, gene mutation and gene expression in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

There are career opportunities for graduates of this programme in bioscience, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, veterinary, diagnostics and allied industries. In addition, graduates can obtain employment in research in the bioscience, biotechnology and health service sectors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this programme may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

In preparation for the scientific project, the principles and practice of qualitative and quantitative analysis of biomolecules as well as research methods and data analysis will be studied.

Two optional pathways (taken alongside core modules) allow students to tailor their degree to areas of interest:

Option 1 provides students with the key concepts of process design relating to biomolecules of industrial importance and the development, manufacturing and marketing of biopharmaceutical products.

In Option 2 the molecular and genetic mechanisms of disease will be explored including practical application of investigative and diagnostic technology.

It is important to note that options are offered subject to: (a) the resources available and (b) student numbers requesting the option (there is a requirement for a minimum student registration on a module). In any given year only one of the two optional pathways may be offered.

Module Listing

One Year Course - run over 2 semesters

Core Modules:

  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Analytical Methods in Biosciences
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics
  • Scientific Project.

Optional Pathways (2 modules each):

  • Bioprocess Technology & Drug Development
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Are there study abroad options?

Opportunities are available for students to undertake their project module in a partner institution within the EU under the Erasmus plus programme.

Further Information

School of Biological Sciences

T: 01 402 2831 (Sara Lynch, Course Director)

E: sara.lynch@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/biologicalsciences/

Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

DT259

What is... Biosciences?

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the necessary skills for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of Biotechnology and Biosciences. The 1st year of the programme will provide a solid foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Physics with the 2nd year focusing on the core subject areas of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

The final year of the programme builds on these core subjects, together with Biotechnology and specialised Bio-Industry focused modules of Pharmacology and Toxicology with Research Methods and Applications, as key developmental topics for graduates.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme are qualified to gain employment in many diverse fields of Biological Science as technicians/technologists in Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Graduates also avail of career opportunities in State or third level Research Laboratories.

What other options do I have after completion?

Candidates with good grades who wish to progress academically are eligible to apply for entry to the Level 8 (Honours) degree BSc in Bio-molecular Science (DT226A) offered by the DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.

Module Listing

Year One

Core Modules

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Skills

These five core module are also common to DT260 - Industrial & Environmental Physics, DT261 - Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and DT212 – Science (General Entry).

Students taking the Biosciences programme take two additional core modules: (a) Introduction to Microbiology and (b) Human Body and Disease and select a third optional module from Physics or Chemistry.

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Growth and Genetics
  • Microbial Diagnostics
  • Immunology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Research and Development in Health Life Sciences
  • Software Applications
  • Introductory Biostatistics

Year Three

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology - Upstream and Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Research Methods and Applications

Further Information

School of Biological Sciences

T: 01 402 4562 or 01 402 4925

E: biolsciences@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/biologicalsciences

Building Services Engineering (HVACR) / Innealtóireacht Sheirbhísí Foirgníochta (HVACR)

DT005

What is... Building Services Engineering?

Building Services Engineers are responsible for designing the engineering systems in buildings. These systems consume almost half of all the energy we use today. Building Services Engineers together with architects design energy efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings.

All the mechanical and electrical systems inside a building which make it safe, make it work and make it a great place to be, come under the title of ‘Building Services Engineering’.

How do we design buildings that consume much less or even no energy at all? This is the challenge that you’ll face as a modern Building Services Engineer.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates work with Ireland’s top engineering design and high technology companies such as ARUP, Project Management Group, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Pfizer, Dublin Airport Authority, Boston Scientific and RTE.

There is a need for Building Services Engineers who are experts in improving the energy performance of buildings and opportunities exist in the expanding fields of energy management and renewable energy from solar and geothermal energy sources. Many past graduates are successfully working abroad in the UK, America and Australia.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

There is a strong emphasis throughout the course on low energy design and the application of what you learn through practical and project work. When you’ve completed the course you will have a detailed knowledge of the design of energy efficient engineering systems in modern buildings.

In the first year you’ll complete a “design, make and test” project. An example of this could be to design, make and test a solar collector. You will learn about how energy is used in buildings, how to design heating and ventilation systems and undertake mini project work. You will also study physics and maths.

In the second year you’ll learn more about the design of mechanical and electrical engineering systems and buildings using computer aided design. You will learn about assessing the energy performance and energy rating of buildings. Projects are an important part of the second year allowing you to apply what you have learnt during the lectures to an actual building. You will complete two design projects in the second year working in a group with other students.

The third year of the course includes the major design project and dissertation. The main design project builds on the project in the second year. You will design all the engineering systems for a large commercial building including design drawings and calculations. The dissertation is a detailed study into one area of your project that you find interesting. This might be about solar energy or a new method of air conditioning.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Energy and Buildings
  • Design Make and Test Project
  • Thermal Performance of Buildings
  • Natural and Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Design and Communication
  • Computing and Engineering Graphics
  • Thermal Insulation, Cladding and Fabrication Technology

Year Two

  • Management Studies
  • Computer Aided Design and Energy Performance
  • Electrotechnology, Electronics and Measurement
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Heating Systems
  • Engineering Water Services
  • Engineering Team Project
  • Heating System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Fluids & Thermodynamics
  • Ventilation and Air-conditioning
  • Construction Technology
  • Team Project
  • Ventilation System Design

Year Three

  • Electrical Distribution & Control Systems
  • Dissertation and Design Project
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Engineering Renewable and Low Energy Technologies
  • Building Load Assessment & Computer Modelling
  • Fuels, Combustion and Gas Services
  • Acoustics and Vibration Engineering
  • Mathematics 4 
  • Engineering Management

Are there study abroad options?

The School has links with a number of Erasmus partner institutions, currently in France, Germany and Finland. These allow students the opportunity to undertake an Erasmus exchange abroad. To discuss study options that are available, contact the Erasmus Coordinator of the School of Civil and Building Services Engineering.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who reach the appropriate level in the final year have the opportunity to join the third year of the Building Services Engineering (Sustainable Energy Systems) Level 8 degree programme within DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Many of the Departments best students graduating from the Level 8 degree have started their studies on the BEngTech in Building Services Engineering.

Further Information

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3833 (Mr Chris Montague, Course Head)

T: 01 402 3826 (Maeve Coyne, School Administration)

E: chris.montague@dit.ie

E: Maeve.Coyne@dit.ie

E: cbse@dit.ie

What our Students say!

  • The ordinary degree in Building Services Engineering is a very practical course, with great project work. It gave me the opportunity to move up onto the honours degree, something which wasn’t possible when I was first looking for a place at college.
  • I wasn’t completely sure that building services was what I wanted to do at first but I find the BEng Tech course very interesting. We’re in the middle of our second semester project at the moment, which should be good preparation for the larger third year design project.

Building Services Engineering (HVACR) / Inealtóireacht Sheirbhísí Foirgníochta (HVACR)

DT026

 

What is... Building Services Engineering?

The buildings in which we live and work use about half our national energy. This energy use contributes to the CO2 [greenhouse gas] emissions. Building Services Engineers together with architects and structural engineers design environmentally-friendly new buildings and retrofit existing buildings and are responsible for the many mechanical and electrical systems that make our buildings work including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, water supply, fire protection, power, lighting and data communication systems. Creating such buildings that function effectively makes for a challenging and rewarding career. This year the programme is 31 years in existence.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Career opportunities are found in four key areas: (i) in the exciting field of Low Energy Systems and utilising Renewable Energy from solar, geothermal and ambient sources (ii) in design of modern industrial facilities for clean room manufacturing in Pharmaceuticals, Microprocessors, Medical Devices (iii) in Energy and Facilities Management and in (iv) Project Management and statutory validation. Graduates are traditionally employed with blue chip organisations such as: ARUP, Hoare Lea, Jones Engineering Group, AXISENG, PM Group, Hevac, Grundfos, HSE, OPW.

What other options do I have after completion?

Generally graduates who reach an appropriate honours level have access to a range of taught masters degrees. Past graduates have progressed to PhD level in specialist research in Fire, Electrocromic Glazing and Low Energy Solutions. As a graduate with an accredited degree by Engineers Ireland you will have opportunities to progress to registered professional engineer status in Ireland and abroad.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

While there is a strong emphasis in the programme on the applied technology of mechanical and electrical systems (M&E) this delivery is complemented by a solid education in the underlying principles. As an honours degree programme with a 30 year unbroken history of accreditation by Engineers Ireland (the statutory body for regulation of the engineering profession) the programme delivery covers the four key areas necessary to produce a fully rounded professional engineer: (i) fundamental engineering education (ii) applied M&E modules in the discipline (iii) systems design skills through projects and software (iv) communication and management skills.

Contained within the programme are a number of modules which are virtually unique at undergraduate level in Ireland such as Refrigeration, Lighting and Acoustics, Facilities and Fire Engineering, and Energy in Buildings. The student is provided with an opportunity to study these areas to a depth not generally encountered at undergraduate level and as a result many go on to specialise in these specific areas.

Another unique feature of the programme is our three layered approach to the delivery of the increasingly important area of the dynamic thermal modelling of buildings and system performance. This involves the underlying principles, followed by computer modelling modules and finally the application is taught using industry standard software (such as IES).

The design of this programme results in a graduate who is well positioned to gain rewarding employment directly on graduation and is unlike many generic programmes which require further post graduate qualifications to gain employment.

Module Listing

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrical Engineering & Electronics
  • Building Fabric Load Assessment & Computer Modelling
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Design of Systems Assignments
  • Engineering Materials
  • Fuels Combustion Gas & Sanitary Services
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Emerging & Renewable Energy Technologies

Year Three

  • Mathematics & Engineering Computation
  • Lighting and Acoustics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heating Systems Design
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Heat Transfer in Buildings
  • Systems Design Practice (Project)
  • Systems Design Practice (Software Utilisation)
  • Air Conditioning & Ventilation
  • Refrigeration
  • Technical Investigation Report
  • Emerging and Renewable Energy Technologies

Year Four

  • Computer Modelling & Simulation
  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Air Conditioning Engineering
  • Fire Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Energy & Buildings
  • Major Design Project (15 credits)

In all years of the programme there is a strong emphasis on low energy solutions.

Are there study abroad options?

Through the Erasmus Exchange Programme there are established links with continental colleges in Germany, France and Finland. There are particularly long established exchanges with the Hochschule Munchen (University of Applied Sciences in Munich). As a centre for Building Services Engineering in Germany this university is equipped with nine specialist laboratories covering all aspects of the discipline.

Further Information

The School of Civil and Structural Engineering 

T: 01 402 3826 (Dr B. Costelloe, Head of Department)

T: 01 402 3635 (School Office)

E: cbse@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/civilengineering/

What our Students say!

Dominic MacA’Choiligh graduate of the DT026 programme and currently working as a senior design engineer in Building Services Engineering in Sydney.

“Having worked in the industry for the past six years both in Ireland and internationally I have found that the DIT Building Services Engineering Honours Degree Programme has given me both the practical and technical skills needed to work on a wide variety of interesting and significant projects, including the Sydney Opera House. The programme portability was key in giving me the background needed to work overseas where without having to sit any additional local examinations I have been able to easily transition to working with different design conditions, climate and environments. The fact that in Australia CIBSE design standards are also used was very beneficial. I have always found that employers, both domestically and internationally, have a very high regard for the course and its graduates.”

Business Analytics / Anailísíocht Ghnó

DT302

What is... Business Analytics?

“Business analytics” is about the conversion of business data into valuable information through the use of statistical techniques and advanced software. Combining such analysis with intuition can provide insights to businesses and public sector organisations for the achievement of their respective objectives. “Big Data” refers to the storage and analysis of datasets that are so large and complex that they become difficult to process through standard database management tools. Big Data is associated with the massive amounts of data that are now being generated in business and in other fields, often in real time, through for example: information sensing mobile devices, radio frequency identification readers and wireless sensor networks.

Scholarship Opportunities

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career opportunities?

In 2014 the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) published 2 reports “Assessing the Demand for Big data and Analytics Skills, 2013-2020” and “An Assessment of the Current and Planned Domestic Supply of Big Data / Data Analytics Skills in Ireland”. They predicted that 21,000 potential job vacancies could arise from expansion and replacement demand up to 2020. This gross figure was further divided into 3,630 roles which they describe as ‘deep analytical roles’, and 17,470 ‘big data savvy’ roles. This demand is in addition to the 8,780 support roles previously identified in their 2013 report “Addressing Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills”.

It is estimated that data collected and generated by companies and governments is growing by approximately 40% per year. Global companies that leverage this data smartly have created significant value; estimates suggest c.4% higher productivity, c.6% higher profitability, and up to 50% greater market share. It is also estimated that within the European public sector, there is $250 billion annual value in correctly applying new data technologies to government functions. In the US alone, it is estimated that there will be unmet demand in 5 to 10 years of 140,000 – 190,000 analysts and 1.5 million data-savvy managers.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who acquire the appropriate level can access a range of postgraduate programmes in DIT and elsewhere.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study?

This programme provides a strong foundation in empirical Business Analytics grounded in theory and applied in practice. The aim of the programme is to produce a professional capable of providing the business analytics expertise required by organisations to strengthen their strategic decision making processes and to produce a graduate with interpersonal and leadership qualities, underpinned by sound technical and business knowledge by using a range of learning approaches throughout the programme.

Technical skills include a high level of proficiency in Software Development & Programming, Database Systems, Quantitative and Statistical Analysis and Business Intelligence. Communication Skills, Project Management and Work Placement all enhance the individual’s personal development, while Sales/Marketing, Strategic Information Systems and Principles of Management provide a framework for workplace effectiveness.

Placement/Internship

Work placement is an integral part of the programme. All students are encouraged to participate in a work placement in year 3 of the programme.

Module Listing

Year 1

  • Statistics
  • Introduction to OO Programming
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Principles of Management
  • Technology Fundamentals
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Linear Algebra
  • Communications and Teamwork
  • Database Systems
  • Supply Chain Management

Year 2

  • Simulation for Business Analytics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Martketing Research
  • Algorithims and Data Structures
  • Enterprise Database Systems
  • Project Management
  • Big Data Concepts

Year 3

  • NoSQL Database Systems
  • Dynamic Programming Languages (Python)
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Statistical Programming
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Intelligence
  • Work Placement

Year 4

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Software Development for Data Acquisition
  • Development Frameworks for Big Data
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Retail/Supply Chain Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Final Year Project

Are there study abroad options?

Students are encouraged to take one semester abroad in year 3 as part of DIT’s extensive international exchange programme.

Further Information

School of Management

T: 01 402 7106 (Dr Hugh O'Donnell, Head of Dept)

E: hugh.odonnell@dit.ie

School Office

T: 01 402 3031

E: aideen.obyrne@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/management 

Business Computing / Ríomhaireacht Ghnó

DT354

What is... Business Computing?

The programme combines computer studies, particularly software development with business subjects. The computing part of the programme comprises 70% of the content and is studied from a business perspective rather than a purely technical perspective. The objective is to develop a skilled IT professional with strong software and related skills and a good knowledge of how businesses function.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The BSc Business Computing opens up a wide range of career opportunities in software or more general IT roles. These in turn can lead to career opportunities in IT or more general project management as well as a wide range of technical roles. Career possibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Chief information Officer
  • IT Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • IT Architect
  • Information Systems Consultant
  • Business Process Analyst

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level can access a wide range of Postgraduate courses in DIT and elsewhere. Graduates have registered on business as well as technical Masters Degrees, highlighting the dual career paths available.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Graduates of this programme will have a combination of technical, business and interpersonal skills that are generally understood as being important to industry, and are in constant demand by employers. The technical skills include a high level of proficiency in Object-Oriented Software Development through Java and Ruby. Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Project Management and Work Placement all develop the individual’s personal effectiveness in the workplace while Business and Information Systems topics provide a framework for workplace effectiveness.

Placement/Internship

Students can avail of a placement in the third year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid. 

Module Listing

Year One

  • Financial Accounting
  • Intro to Computing & Multimedia
  • Management
  • Networks
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Problem Solving and Software Design
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Year Two

  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Databases
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Methods
  • Statistics

Year Three

  • Business Modelling
  • Dynamic Programming Languages
  • Enterprise Database Systems
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Web Development
  • Work Placement / Erasmus Exchange

Year Four

  • Distributed Systems
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Software Patterns
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Strategic information Systems
  • Strategic Management
  • Final Year Project

Are there study abroad options?

Students are encouraged to take one semester abroad in year 3 as part of DIT’s extensive international exchange programme.

Further Information

School of Management

T: 01 402 7106 (Dr. Hugh O’Donnell, Head of Dept.)

T: 01 402 3031 (Aideen O’Byrne, School Administrator)

E: aideen.obyrne@dit.ie

E: DT354-info@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/management/

 

Business & Law / Gnó & Dlí

DT321

What is... Business & Law?

The aim of the programme is to develop a high level of intellectual awareness and technical competence in Business and Law.

Students will develop their abilities to communicate and work more effectively with legal counsel to solve complex problems and to leverage such “legal astuteness” as a dynamic capability and as a source of competitive advantage.

This combined programme in Business and Law was established further to industry recommendation and advice that graduates with such a combination of skills i.e. business acumen and legal knowledge would be invaluable in the contemporary graduate labour market.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination. 

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The combination of Business and Law offers students the opportunity to develop a skill set that is likely to be of considerable utility and, furthermore, to be highly marketable in a wide variety of workplaces. Students completing this course will be strongly positioned to compete for graduate positions in, management, insurance, banking, human resources, finance, and regulatory roles. Students will also be well positioned to progress to further studies in the disciplines of business, law, accounting and management.

Graduates of this programme will be entitled to sit and prepared for entrance examinations for both the Law Society and the Honourable Society of Kings Inns

DT321 is recognised and accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).  Recognition and accreditation from the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) is pending.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates can access postgraduate Programmes in Accounting, Criminology, Economics, Finance, International Business, Business & Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Retail Management, Sustainable Development and Strategic Management within the DIT, and similar opportunities elsewhere in Ireland or internationally.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Graduates of the programme will:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the fundamental theoretical issues in Business and Law and their relevance to practice;
  • Develop the ability for independent and critical thinking through analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information, leading to solutions and recommended actions;
  • Develop the ability to apply theoretical understanding to observed information so as to define, analyse and provide solutions to issues in Business and Law;
  • Develop the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Possess the skills to promote understanding of the role and responsibilities of individuals and institutions in the business and legal sectors of the economy and to create an awareness of the continuing developmental nature of practice in Business and Law and the requirement for continued study and research of issues relevant to these areas;
  • Have gained an appropriate academic foundation for further professional studies in the area of Business Management and / or Law;
  • Will have an informed basis for the selection of future career paths;
  • Will be in a position to build on the firm relations which have been formed with professional institutions and associations

Module Listing

Module Listing Years One and Two

Students take a mix of law and business modules in Year 1 (6 core modules) and Year 2 (7 core modules). These 13 modules include

  • Contract law
  • Company Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Management

Module Listing Years Three and Four

Students select 5 core modules and select 2 out of 11 options in Year 3, and 2 core modules and between 4 and 7 options (depending on module ECTS weightings) out of 26 options in Year 4. This very extensive range of options provides the students with the opportunity to select options most closely aligned to their preferred career path. 

Are there study abroad options?

Yes. Students can elect to complete Year 3 in one of the programme's c. 50 international partner universities in a wide range of countries - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain Sweden and Switzerland. Places are also available in Argentina, Australia, Canada, South Korea and the United States. 

Further Information

College of Business

T: 01 402 7151 (Etain Kidney)

E: Etain.Kidney@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/colleges/collegeofbusiness/

What our Students say!

  • The combination of business and law is fantastic.
  • The range of choice is great … with option of majoring in business or in law in Years 3 and 4.
  • We share classes with students on the B.Sc. Business and management programme (DT365). So we have our own identity but also have links to the biggest business programme in the College.
  • Having the option to study Year 3 abroad is great.

Business & Management / Gnó & Bainistíocht

DT365

What is... Business and Management?ACCREDITED PROGRAMME

This programme will develop the knowledge and skills - technical, analytical, conceptual, interpersonal and intrapersonal - necessary for a successful business career. Leading edge business thinking is addressed throughout in the context of best contemporary practice.

There is a particular concern to ensure students understand the different dynamics of the modern business world through the use of the most recent and relevant tools in management practice.

To facilitate this, a diverse range of learning experiences are utilised including formal lectures with tutorial support, business case study analysis - including the opportunity to participate in national and international case study competitions - debates, role plays, industry project work, charity events, networking events and in-company internship.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of the programme will have an exciting variety of career options in general management and its specialised management functions. Research with current students and analysis of graduate placement data identify career paths are in the following areas:

Accounting & Finance, Financial Services including in Banking, Money Markets and the Stock Exchange, HRM, Enterprise including the option of starting one’s own business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Management Consultancy and Marketing.

DT365 is recognised and accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI) and the Teaching Council of Ireland (TCI). The latter recognition qualifies graduates for entry onto PME (Professional Master of Education) courses and subsequent careers in the teaching profession.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates who have attained the required honours standard are eligible for postgraduate study in all third level institutions in and outside Ireland. Popular Masters disciplines include Accounting, Education, Finance, HRM, International Business, Management Consultancy, Public Relations and Strategic Management.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme comprises a B.Comm. type framework with selection of major decided in Year 3 and has been deliberately structured in this way in recognition of the challenge Leaving Certificate students face in deciding on a specific business career path.

As also outlined below, students have the option of completing a 16-20 week paid work placement in Year 3 or of studying abroad in one of the programme’s 50 partner universities.

Placement Partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors including Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Information and Communications Technologies and Consultancy.

The content and structure of the programme constantly evolves in order to respond to industry requirements and new developments in business and management practice.

Module Listing

Years One & Two

Year 1 and 2 modules cover the typical core business and management disciplines and are designed to provide a foundation for more in-depth study in Years 3 and 4. Students take 8 core modules in Year 1 and 7 core modules + 1 optional module (either EU Integration or Finance & Economics) in Year 2.

Years Three & Four

There is a strong core of management and strategy studies with a wide range of options … allowing students the opportunity to focus on their preferred discipline or to follow a more eclectic choice if they wish. Students select 4 core modules and select 2 out of 8 option modules in Year 3 and 1 core module and between 5 and 10 option modules in Year 4 (depending on  module ECTS weightings) out of 25 options. This very extensive range of options provides the students with the opportunity to select options most closely aligned to their preferred career path.

Students can choose to specialise in one or a combination of six “majors”:

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Paid Placement/Internship

Students can avail of a 16-20 week placement in the third year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors.

Are there study abroad options?

Students may elect to study Year 3 abroad in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, The Czech Republic and The Netherlands. Places are also available in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, South Korea, the United States, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy and Spain.

Typically c. 20-25% of students choose to study abroad. Allocation of places is based on module results.

Further Information

College of Business

T: 01 402 7151 (Etain Kidney)

E: Etain.Kidney@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/colleges/collegeofbusiness/

What our Students say!

  • DT365 is a great programme –the choice of modules is fantastic and having an extra two years to decide on your major really helps … I wasn’t sure what to focus on when I did the Leaving Cert … now I know Finance is for me
  • The teaching team are really friendly and approachable. They’re always happy to meet you after class to answer questions
  • What I like best is the range of assessment methods used … as well as exams there are presentations, reports, case analyses. AND there is always feedback on how you can improve next time
  • The option of studying abroad in Year 3 (with option of choosing two exchange partners) or of doing a placement is great to have. The issue is deciding which is best. Both are great on your CV
  • It’s not just business simulations but real business experiences. For example, setting up and running market stalls and organising charity events is a great way to learn”

Business Management / Bainistíocht Gnó

DT324

What is... Business Management?

This two-year higher certificate course is an introductory course to Business Management. It introduces students to fundamentals of Business Management and familiarises them with the factors at work in managing a modern 21st century complex business.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

It is envisaged that graduates of the programme will enter the job market as junior or trainee managers in any business organisation.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the year 2 or 3 level in DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This overall objective of this programme is to contribute positively to the professionalism and competency of Irish management at a junior/ trainee level. It aims to provide a programme of education that is theoretically robust and practical in its application to business management. It provides students with an understanding of the principles and practices of business management and related disciplines. It also provides students with an overview of the main functional areas in business enterprises and an understanding of how each element contributes to the overall performance.

Module Listing

Students will take general business modules over the two year programme and are given special accounting options in year 2. 

Year One & Two

  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Enterprise Development
  • Applied Management
  • Organisational Behaviour & Communications

Options - Year Two

  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Retail Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Analytics

Are there study abroad options?

Students who transfer to most other four year DIT honours degree programmes after completion of the higher certificate have the opportunity to study in either a European or North American University.

Further Information

School of Retail & Services Management

T: 01 402 7057 (John Jameson)

T: 01 402 7062 (Dr Edmund O’Callaghan)

E: john.jameson@dit.ie

E: Edmund.ocallaghan@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/retailandservicesmanagement/

Business Studies (Hons)

DT364

What is... Business Studies?

This Level 8 Honours Degree equips graduates with leading-edge knowledge and skills, preparing them for successful business careers.  A focus on continuous innovation means that the programme is regularly updated, staying on top of industry trends and ensuring that graduates develop the competencies sought by leading employers. There is regular engagement with industry partners through live company projects, community-based work and expert guest speakers. The DIT Business Studies Level 8 Honours Degree programme is an accredited ACCA programme. 

The programme is only available through DIT's Advanced Entry system and is tailored to the needs of students who have successfully completed a Level 6 (Higher Certificate) business qualification or who have partly completed a Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) or Level 8 (Honours Degree) business qualification.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of the programme have excelled in a variety of industries and professions, both in Ireland and internationally. Career opportunities exist in Management, Financial and Banking sectors and Retail Services to name but a few. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level can access a wide range of Postgraduate courses in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The focus of this Honours Degree is broad enough to offer graduates a variety of career options and pathways to further study, while also allowing for specialisation. Students can choose from a broad range of modules, creating their own unique learning journey.

Some of the key features of the degree include:

- A wide range of modules, allowing students to create their own unique learning pathway
- A variety of assessment approaches including live case studies and problem based learning requiring students to focus on real business challenges
- A range of company visits and industry speakers throughout the programme 
- Study abroad in year three of the programme
- A challenging but supportive learning environment 
- A range of personal development modules offered throughout the programme to ensure that students develop the graduate competencies required by modern employers.
- Regular career development workshops to ensure that students develop strong CVs and are interview ready.

Module Listing

Year 2

  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Sales
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Management Accounting 

Options

  • Digital Marketing
  • Law

Year 3

  • Business Information Systems
  • Market Research
  • Communications & Teamwork
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Finance

Options

  • International Business Management
  • International Marketing
  • Organisational Change
  • Selling and Sales Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Electronic Business
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Project Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Information for Management Control and Decision Making
  • Financial Reporting

Year 4 

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Group Project 

Options

  • Marketing Communications
  • International HRM
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Ethics & Corporate Governance
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Strategy

Are there study abroad options?

Yes, typically 20-25% of the 3rd year class study abroad in semester two. Students can choose to study at one of our many international partner institutions.

Further Information

Retail & Services Management

T: 01 402 7088 (Mr. Colin Hughes)
T: 01 402 7057 (School Office)
E: colin.hughes@dit.ie
W: www.dit.ie/retailandservicesmanagement/

What our graduates say….

“I felt the BBS programme offered a lot of choice and variety, allowing students to focus on areas of interest and to take modules focused on a desired career path. I liked the fact there was an emphasis on group work, which I found in my job hunting to be extremely important to employers. There is also a good balance between time dedicated to lectures and time to work on projects, with all lecturers being very approachable when advice was needed. Since graduating I have secured a job in banking with the option of taking professional exams to further progress my career”.

Ian Gorman
Bank Official, AIB (Class of 2012)

“I would highly recommend the BBS course to anyone thinking of a career in Business. It exposes you to many important aspects of a business and does this in a very practical way. In DIT, there is a strong focus on teamwork, which is excellent in preparing you for business situations when you start your career. The support you get throughout the course is fantastic and there is always someone to answer your questions and give you advice on career options.

Upon graduating from the BBS I applied for IBEC’s Export Orientation Programme (EOP) (graduate programme) and I am now a brand ambassador for Jim Beam’s Irish portfolio in Boston. I am gaining valuable international experience, launching new products in the marketplace, whilst also completing a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Development through DIT. I know that without the foundations from the BBS course I would not have been offered this placement. I have been able to bring what I have learned in DIT and couple it with my experience. It has opened a lot of doors for me and really has given me the best start to my career”.

Mairead Heavey
International Employee Development Specialist, Indeed.com (Class of 2012)

“I chose to complete the BBS due to its diverse nature. There are clear streams in which you can specialize but you also gain a broad knowledge of accountancy, e-business, international culture and consumer behavior. I now work for Jameson on their international brand ambassador program. One module which links clearly to my current job is International Business Management. The real life scenarios introduced on this module really bring the theory to life and help you come to terms with the complexities of working with a multinational company. I would highly recommend the BBS program in DIT to anybody who wants to develop a broad well rounded base from which to begin their career”.   

Denis English
Jameson Brand Ambassador, Pernod Ricard Thailand (Class of 2014)

“I started the BBS programme in 2010, having completed a Higher Certificate also offered by DIT. I firmly believe that a variety of aspects from this diverse course have helped shaped my career to date. Firstly the main aim of carrying out this three year course was to help me get on track to pursue a career in finance, a passion of mine from a young age. The broad range of modules offered, particularly the finance and accounting modules ensured a basic knowledge was drilled into me from year one thus allowing me to develop a greater understanding of the financial world. 

Secondly continuous assessment was a focus of the BBS programme, and we were encouraged to take on essays and presentations which were of direct interest to us. As well as keeping me engaged throughout the course, this form of assessment has definitely helped me to adapt to life outside of college. For example, in interviews I found that companies want more than just a degree, they want a personality, they know your exam results, and they want something else.  The BBS programme allowed me to develop strong presentation skills, which in turn has definitely enabled my confidence to shine through during interviews.

Thirdly in 2011 I took a semester to study abroad in Montpellier. The Study Abroad module is a fantastic part of the course and one which I would recommend to all students. Aside from developing my French (which I hadn’t studied since 2008), I got an opportunity to experience a new culture and to meet new people. It was interesting to see how the French education system worked and the experience definitely allowed me to broaden my horizons. The freedom and independence obtained from these few months abroad also helped me to really focus on pursuing a successful career”.

Shane-Wright Goff
Director, le centre ville cafe (Class of 2012)

Business Studies / Staidéar Gnó

DT315

What is... Business Studies?

This programme is designed to provide both a solid grounding in general business and to develop working competencies in key areas such as finance, economics and accounting. There is a wide choice in year 2 of the programme allowing the student to try out different aspects of business before making a decision to specialise.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

An excellent grounding in general business will be offered with emphasis on subjects such as Accounting, Finance and Management. While many graduates have gone directly to the workplace in a wide range of business administration settings, the majority of students (80%+) progress on to Level 8 programmes in the College of Business DIT or elsewhere.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites have the opportunity to access year 2 or year 3 of Level 8 Honours degree programmes at DIT and elsewhere.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a broad range of business related modules including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Information Systems. They will be able to apply this knowledge to different environments and industries. Graduates will be employable with good communication and writing skills built into the programme. The pace of a Level 6 programme means that students will gain extensive knowledge of a wide variety of topics and be employable in those areas. Graduates are also prepared for advanced entry to a wide range of Level 8 Programmes in DIT and elsewhere. Through choosing particular modules students start the process of getting accounting exemptions from major bodies such as Chartered Accountants Ireland and ACCA.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Management

Year Two

Core Subjects

  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • eBusiness
  • Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques

Elective Subjects

Three to be taken from:

  • Business Finance
  • Business Taxation
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Supply Chain Concepts
  • Supply Chain Operations

Are there study abroad options?

There are no study abroad opportunities in this two year certificate programme. However, students who progress from this Programme to a Level 8 Honours Degree Programme may have opportunities to study abroad in Europe, the United States and Canada.

Further Information

School of Accounting & Finance

T: 01 402 3027 (Marie O’ Flynn)

E: marie.oflynn@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/accountingandfinance/

What our Students say!

  • I found the Higher Certificate course to be very appropriate for those who are not quite sure what area of business they would like to choose. It gives a fantastic grounding as a step towards a degree qualification and / or the work environment.
  • You get a taste of all fields that you could possibly choose from within DIT, and, after two years it was clear to me that accounting was what I wanted to do. I am now in the Accounting and Finance degree and a lot of the topics I covered in the certificate have helped me in my studies for my Degree

Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry / Eolaíochtaí Ceimiceacha le Ceimic Mhíochaineach

DT299

What is... Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry?

This chemistry degree focuses on how chemistry can be used for medicinal applications - including drug design, synthesis, and delivery. Graduates of this programme will have skills and expertise in synthetic chemistry applicable for the pharmaceutical and other industries. The programme is recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates can anticipate working in the pharmaceutical industry facilitating the development of new and better medicines as well as the chemical (paints, dyes, adhesives, inks), and allied industries (food, beverages, medical devices, cosmetics, semiconductors). The skill-set developed provides the graduate with an excellent basis for working in a variety of areas including production support, quality and assurance, technical services, research and development and technical sales. Graduates can also take a career in the teaching profession.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students can continue their studies on taught or research programmes (Masters, PhD) at DIT or other institutions as well as professional courses such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study?

The 4 year degree course is designed around a core chemistry syllabus in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and incorporates analytical chemistry. The medicinal chemistry component is introduced in the first year of the course and built on in subsequent years. In second year, chemical and pharmaceutical processes and technology are explored and themes developed in third and fourth year. The degree course has a holistic approach to its subject matter to prepare students for the employment market. A key feature in Year 3 of the course is the placement abroad, which begins in Semester 2. Access to a suite of modern instruments and equipment ensures that a high standard of laboratory skills is achieved. Important transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, planning, problem-solving and critical analysis are also developed during the degree course.

‘The Programme is recognised by the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland for Graduate Membership and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition it is recognised by The Teaching Council for teaching Chemistry to Leaving Certificate level.’

Module Listing

Year One

Introductory modules in science, along with degree specific modules in medicinal chemistry and the human body and disease.

Year Two

A range of modules in chemistry, as well as specialized modules in stereochemistry, biomolecules & organic Synthesis.

Years Three & Four

In Year 3 and Year 4, students continue to expand their knowledge in chemistry and its applications to medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical processes. Year 3 also includes an ERASMUS/placement in semester 2, where students spend 6 - 7 months working in a professional environment. In Year 4, students complete a research project in a topic of interest to them.

Further Information

School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

T: 01 402 4570 (Dr. Gavin Sewell)

E: gavin.sewell@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/chemistry/

What our Students say!

I enjoyed my undergraduate studies in DIT, I particularly enjoyed the practical element of the course. I believe this practical element of DIT courses is one of the major strengths of a DIT award, bringing a proper sense of the applications of chemistry outside the class room.

Civil Engineering / Innealtóireacht Shibhialta

DT027

What is... Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is a broad professional discipline that includes the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment that our society depends on. Civil Engineers design roads, bridges, airports, railways, ports, roads, buildings, water, waste and energy systems.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Our graduates have gone on to gain employment in consulting engineering design offices, on-site with contractors and in surveying and construction management. Civil Engineers are also highly sought after in business and financial institutions. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The School of Civil and Structural Engineering in DIT offers Masters (Level 9) and PhD research degrees.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students will study a wide variety of subjects including fluid mechanics, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, mechanics, highway engineering, construction management, materials, environmental engineering and scheme design.

Are there study abroad options? 

There are Erasmus opportunities to live and study abroad

Further Information

School of Civil Engineering

T: 01 402 4039 (Dr. Niall Holmes, Assistant Head of School)

E: niall.holmes@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/civilengineering/

Civil Engineering / Innealtóireacht Shibhialta

DT004

What is... Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering Technologists design and construct roads, bridges, railways, dams, water supply systems and sanitary services.

Recognition by Professional Bodies

Those who successfully complete this programme meet the Technician Engineer academic requirements of Engineers Ireland and may qualify for the Associateship grade of membership after they have completed a suitable period of practical training.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Civil Engineering graduates can expect excellent employment prospects with recognised career path opportunities in consulting engineering design offices, contracting, materials supply and as building site managers. Some graduates can expect to be in private practice or working on behalf of national and local authorities. Graduates can expect a varied and challenging career with good salaries, secure employment and good promotion opportunities.

Some graduates will expect to continue their studies onto Level 8 programmes either within DIT or elsewhere.

Students who successfully complete year two of this programme and who do not wish to progress to third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access Honours Degree programmes at the Year 3 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme presents applicants with an opportunity to develop their mathematical and analytical skills to solve many of the problems encountered in the broader civil engineering industry. Civil Engineering is an ideal choice for aspiring graduates looking for a high-tech career that offers opportunities to work both indoors and outdoors.

This programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to work as civil engineering technologists, carrying out much of the detailed analytical and design specifications on a building project. An interest in problem solving, computation and mathematics is important. Each year of the programme is delivered over two semesters with examinations at the end of each semester.

At the end of Year 2 students are offered a choice of entering options in Civil/Environmental or Structural Engineering in Year 3.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Mathematics & Computation
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Engineering Science
  • CAD/Graphics
  • Building Technology & Geology
  • Engineering Communications & Practice
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering

Year Two

  • Mathematics & Computation
  • Surveying
  • Engineering Communications
  • Management & Practice
  • CAD/Graphics
  • Civil Engineering Procedures & Practice
  • Structural Analysis & Design
  • Environmental Engineering

Year Three

  • Core Mathematics & Computation
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Main Project

Structural Option:

  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design Steel/Concrete

Civil/Environmental Option:

  • Highway & Transportation
  • Water/Environmental Engineering

Further Information

School of Civil and Structural Engineering

T: 01 402 3638 (Una Beagon, Assistant Head of School) 

T: 01 402 3635 (School Administrator)

E. una.beagon@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/civilengineering/  

Clinical Measurement Science / Eolaíocht Tomhais Chlinciúil

DT229

What is... Clinical Measurement Science?

This programme (which is unique in the country) allows students to learn how to measure and image the physiological activity of the human body and provide diagnostic information to medical staff. As well as traditional lectures, students will gain extensive practical experience, including placement in a hospital environment in third and fourth year. It is not necessary to have studied physics prior to entry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Employment rates have been excellent to date, with most graduates finding employment within the health service in Ireland. There are also employment opportunities in the field of medical equipment. Many graduates undertake postgraduate research after gaining a few years clinical experience.

What other options do I have after completion?

A number of graduates from the programme, have undertaken part-time work based research degrees following completion of the programme.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

In the first two years the students learn about the physiology, anatomy and biochemistry of the body and the use of technology in providing diagnosis.

Students spend their third and some of fourth year on hospital placement to learn how to apply their training and knowledge in a clinical setting. A hospital based research project is undertaken in fourth year.

Module Listing 

Year One

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Computer Applications

Year Two

  • Seminars
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Applications
  • Imaging
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiological Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology & Anatomy

Year Three

Hospital Placement* in three of the four following disciplines, together with introductory lectures in each discipline:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory Measurements
  • Vascular Technology
  • Neurophysiological Studies.

Year Four

  • Pharmacology
  • Hospital Work Placement*
  • Seminars/Case Studies
  • Professional/ Social studies
  • Advanced Instrumentation
  • Hospital or Industry based project

Each student will study two of the following four disciplines:

  • Cardiology,
  • Respiratory Measurements,
  • Vascular Technology
  • Neurophysiological Studies

*Hospital Placement may be in locations outside Dublin.

Please note

Hospital placements may be at any location around Ireland, there is no guarantee that a student will have all of their placements in Dublin.

In order to undertake the hospital placement, students must complete a health screening and vaccination programme, the nature of which will change from time-to-time depending on the requirements of the health service. This service will be provided by the DIT Student Health services, although there may be a cost associated with this.

Further Information

School of Physics

T: 01 402 4782 (Prof. Patrick Goodman)

T: 01 402 4559 (School Secretary)

E: pat.goodman@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/physics

Commercial Modern Music / Nuacheol Tráchtála

DT506

What is... Commercial Modern Music?

The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music is a 4 year programme which has been designed specifically for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists, songwriters, and those running commercial music projects who want to gain a Level 8 qualification in modern music, while at the same time fulfilling their creative and commercial potential.

The programme encourages musicians to hone live performance skills whilst simultaneously developing career goals focusing on the individual’s aspirations (which may include, but not be limited to, being a professional performer, professional songwriter/ producer, music manager/ publisher, academic researcher/ teacher).

Streams: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

At BIMM Dublin 90% of our first group of graduates (2015) were employed within 6 months of graduation. 75% of graduates are working specifically in the music industry within artist management, record labels, music publishing and live music production. Many graduates have also gone on to pursue postgraduate studies in fields such as performance, music research, composition and teaching.

BIMM students have scored an unprecedented thirty UK Top 40 singles and Top 20 albums including The Kooks (who have sold over 2 million albums), Beth Rowley and Kate Walsh.

BIMM Brighton student Tom Odell’s debut album ‘Long Way Down’ reached No. 1 in the UK Charts. In 2013, and he was nominated for two Brit Awards for and won ‘Songwriter of the Year’ at the Ivor Novello Awards in 2014.

BIMM Brighton guitar student James Bay won the 2015 BRIT’s Critics’ Choice award. Enjoying chart success and sell-out tours, James’ single ‘Hold back the river’ reached number 2 and his album reached number 1 in the UK charts.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study? 

The course includes a mixture of classroom study, live performance and specialist workshops, which take place in BIMM’s purpose-built studios and classrooms.  Not only is there a strong focus on instrument specific and songwriting techniques - and their associated live performance skills - but also a focus on the development of a student’s ability to critically analyse modern music in cultural, economic and societal settings. The acquisition of an understanding of the elements, which underpin modern music and its influence in today’s world is strongly encouraged and supported, equipping individuals with the knowledge and confidence to research, explore, shape and practically apply a multitude of artistic, business and academic approaches within the modern music industry and beyond.

Located in the city centre, the college is equipped with a choice of vintage and state-of-the-art musical equipment. The programme is delivered by highly skilled tutors, including musically and academically active professionals, all of whom have an array of touring, performing and session experience and a background in the professional music industry. In addition to practical and academic lessons, course delivery is supported by BIMM Dublin’s comprehensive tutorial system that enables every musician to benefit from widespread access to music industry professionals for expert help and advice.  There are also many extra-curricular activities including rehearsing, recording and performing in public and guest Masterclasses with high-level professional musicians and other music industry personnel.

Module Listing 

Year One 

 Instrumental 

  • Styles
  • Techniques
  • Music Business & Study Skills
  • Artist Development & Entrepreneurship
  • Live Performance Workshop
  • Music Theory and Keyboard Skills 

Songwriting 

  • Song writing Techniques
  • Styles Analysis
  • Live Arrangement Workshop
  • Music Theory & Keyboard Skills
  • Music Business & Study Skills
  • Artist Development & Entrepreneurship

Year Two

 Instrumental 

  • Styles
  • Techniques
  • Applied Music Business & Study Skills
  • Essential Development Skills
  • Performativity & Live Music
  • Applied Music Theory, Transcription & Keyboard Skills 

Songwriting 

  • Songwriting Techniques
  • Arrangement Analysis
  • Live Performance Workshop (SW)
  • Applied Music Business & Study Skills
  • Essential Development Skills
  • Applied Music Theory, Transcription & Keyboard Skills

Year Three 

Instrumental - Core Modules:

  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Advanced Music Theory & Arrangement
  • Research Methods

Professional Musicianship Options:

  • Performance in Context
  • Digital Marketing in the Music Business
  • Studio Musicianship
  • Studio Recording
  • The Songwriter/Producer
  • Music Publishing

Songwriting - Core Modules:

  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Advanced Music Theory & Arrangement
  • Research Methods
  • Music Publishing

The Songwriter/Producer Options:

  • Performance in Context
  • Digital Marketing in the Music Business
  • Studio Musicianship
  • Studio Recording

Are there study abroad options?

Through the DIT Erasmus programme there are opportunities for studying within Europe. 

Further Information

Helen Shyne - Recruitment & Admissions Manager

T: +353 1 5113366

E: helenshyne@bimm.ie 

What our Students say! Our real world graduates!

  • Beth Rowley - BIMM Graduate: “Having graduated from BIMM Brighton, I understand how important it is to receive professional training for a lasting career within the music industry.   BIMM provides a vital link between the education community and the music industry and the lessons I learnt there have been invaluable to me so far in my professional career.  I am currently signed to Blue Thumbs Records, a division of Universal Music and published by Chrysalis Music. I have enjoyed recent success with a Top 10 album and three headlining tours in the UK. My album has been released in various countries around Europe and the rest of the world including the USA, Germany and Japan.      

  • Stephen D’Arcy – BIMM Dublin Graduate: I really enjoyed my time at BIMM. Having tutors who are actively working in the music industry was a massive help to both my studies and my own personal career as a musician. During my time at BIMM I organised several release campaigns for my band, had a number one single in the iTunes Rock charts, recorded on the BIMM album and attended many industry panels/showcases organised by the college. Since graduating, I have been writing for music blogs, gigging/recording with my bands and now I’m organising events with some top names in the Industry such as Mark Lanegan and Gerry Leonard.  

Computer Science / Eolaíocht Ríomhaireachta

DT228

What is... Computer Science?

Did you ever wonder how emails get sent, how Google works, how to develop your own computer game? Are you interested in understanding what goes on behind the scenes at Amazon or eBay? Do you want to know what an MP3 file actually is or how podcasting and ITunes work? Then this programme is for you. As well as answering these questions, this programme will prepare you to work as a software application developer in a variety of commercial and industrial environments. It will equip you with the understanding and skills needed in an exciting and constantly changing industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme will be uniquely qualified in a wide range of computer development areas. These may be in the mainstream computer industry but will also occur in stimulating, leading application areas such as Internet Applications Development, Games Development, Enterprise Systems, E-Commerce, Music Technology, Systems Technology, Systems Security, Knowledge Management and Data Mining. Graduates of this programme will also be well qualified to pursue postgraduate studies to MSc, MPhil and PhD levels.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study on this programme?

You will spend the early years of the course gaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of computer science, you will spend the middle part of the programme developing highly relevant skills in software design and development, and in final year you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas, including

Enterprise Systems Development: Where you will learn how to create large, scalable, safe, secure and reliable software systems using the latest technologies.

Applied Intelligence: Where you will learn about advanced methods in computer science which can be applied in business (e.g. predicting trends) and elsewhere (e.g. robotics).

Digital Games Development & Simulation: Where you will learn how to design and implement computer games and simulated environments which model novel and complex worlds and characters.

The third year of the programme is focused on experiential learning. You will participate in a business and enterprise module, and may then opt to participate in our highly successful work placement programme. Our work placement programmes’s success is due to the close liaison we have developed and maintained with industry partners throughout the history of our school. Alternatively, you can work with community organisations on our innovative service-learning module, whereby you take responsibility for significant ICT projects in the community.

The school has institutional links with many industrial leaders such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Datalex and Computer Associates through sponsorship, work placement and project co-operation.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Programming
  • Web Development
  • Computer Architecture and many other subjects to give you a solid foundation in Computer Science

Year Two

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Databases
  • Software Engineering
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems and other subjects which give you relevant, practical skills

Year Three

  • Work Placement
  • Service-Learning
  • International Exchange
  • Graphical User Interface Programming
  • Client-Server Programming
  • Cloud Computing
  • Games Logic and Design

Year Four

Specialise your study into an area such as:

  • Enterprise Systems Development
  • Applied Intelligence
  • Digital Games Development & Simulation

Are there study abroad options?

Yes, students can apply to participate in an international exchange for the second half of third year as part of their experiential learning.

Further Information

School of Computing

T: 01 402 4704 (Barbara Byrne)

E: soc-admin@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/computing

What our Students say!

  • I got a great internship during third year and was able to learn lots about large systems making me ready for a career after college.
  • I value being one of the graduates from this course, as it did not just help me develop concrete skills that reflected the state-of-the-art technologies, but also offered me an opportunity to obtain industrial experience as part of the curriculum.
  • There is a heavy emphasis on gaining practical and applicable skills for today’s marketplace, however this is complemented very well by theory based modules which allow you to take step back from the technical details and understand why you’re doing something in a particular way.
  • I found the lecturers very approachable and helpful at all times. The learning environment was very open and tutorials often involved lively debates and discussions.
  • I also learned about cutting-edge technologies under the guidance of highly knowledgeable and approachable staff.

Computer Science (Infrastructure) / Eolaíocht Ríomhaireachta (Infreastruchtúr)

DT211

What is... Computer Science (Infrastructure)?

Did you ever wonder how you can share your experiences or play a multi-player game with your friends who are in different places? Or how you can check when the next bus will arrive in real time as you walk around the streets? 

Computer Science (Infrastructure) is about developing software and infrastructure for applications ranging from those on smart devices through to those in global corporations. This programme provides the skills required to build data centres and networks and to develop software securely, individually and in teams.  Recent graduates work as software developers, software engineers and system administrators.

No prior programming experience is required.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates from this programme are working as Software Engineers, Software Developers, Systems Administrators, Virtualisation Engineers, IT Security experts and Database Administrators in global organizations such as IBM, Amazon and Oracle, local successful companies such as Ocuco, Version 1 and Digital Planet and in start-ups.  Many also work in IT departments of banks, building societies and government organizations or as software or infrastructure consultants. Application areas include Intelligent Cities, Ethical Hacking, search engine development, games and legal and financial software.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students earning BSc (Hons) will be eligible for Professional Membership of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS) and are qualified to pursue postgraduate studies in DIT or elsewhere to MSc, MPhil or PhD levels. 

The programme offers early exit awards under restricted conditions; a Higher Certificate on exit after Year 2 and a BSc (Ord) on exit after Year 3.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Over the four years of this programme, you will gain a working knowledge of the components of a computer and a network. You will become familiar with the components of an operating system and learn to administrate large distributed systems. You will write programs in multiple languages for different platforms, varying from single-user, single-platform applications to multi-user, multi-layered distributed systems. You will learn how to ensure that an IT infrastructure is compliant with the most effective security techniques. You will learn many technologies; web clients and servers, data storage, manipulation and analysis, the use of different platforms and different physical devices, techniques for developing systems varying from small mobile devices to cloud-based services. You will learn how to integrate these technologies, writing scripts and software to make them work together. You will study the architecture and infrastructure of large systems; how to design, document, implement and manage them using industry-standard techniques. You can apply for work placement in the second half of third year, giving you invaluable experience in the IT industry, which can help you to put your final year in context, or you can study further modules. You will develop skills for working in teams and individually and undertake and present project work throughout the four years to enhance your communication skills.  In your final year, you will present your work at a highly regarded project fair to an audience of industry partners and experts.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Programming
  • Robot Programming
  • Build a PC
  • Program Design
  • Algorithms
  • Mathematics
  • Operating systems
  • Networking
  • IT Fundamentals
  • Communication skills

Year Two

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Microprocessors
  • Operating Systems
  • System Administration
  • Databases
  • Web Development
  • System Infrastructure
  • Human Computer Interaction

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Mobile Software Development
  • Databases, Networking
  • Network Programming
  • Systems Infrastructure and Architecture
  • Web Development

Semester 2

You can apply for work placement in the second half of third year, giving you invaluable experience in the IT industry, which can help you to put your final year in context, or you can study further modules:
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Security
  • Choice of other modules

Year Four

  • Security
  • Data Management
  • Enterprise Systems Infrastructure
  • Administration

Major fourth year project and a choice of other modules including;

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Games Development
  • Graphics and Image Processing
  • Web Development

Are there study abroad options?

There is an opportunity for students to apply to participate in an international exchange for the second half of third year as part of their experiential learning.  Erasmus places are available in a number of European countries and there are also other student exchanges in countries such as South Korea.  All modules taken abroad are taught through English.

Further Information

School of Computing

T: 01 402 4704 (Barbara Byrne)

E: soc-admin@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/computing

What our Students say / our real world graduates

JS is working as a software engineer for a large multinational IT company.  He identifies how the programme helped him in his career: Having worked as a computer technician for a couple of years I was made redundant and found I was being overlooked for jobs because of my lack of formal qualifications. I started in a course in DIT. I found the diversity of subjects and the pace of the course suited me very well. As part of the course I worked as an intern for the company with whom I now work full-time. The course continued to be challenging and interesting throughout, and has given me a career path I would have never achieved on experience alone.

Computer Science (International) / Eolaíocht Ríomhaireachta (Idirnáisiúnta)

DT282

What is... Computer Science (International)?

Software is a global industry with a strong presence in Dublin, which is considered as the Silicon Valley of Europe. Many software companies possess a truly-international presence such as Facebook, Google and Amazon and encounter unique challenges both technically and culturally. So if you have wondered how to build software for the wider international market, how to effectively communicate with distributed teams and how to be successful working on large scalable applications then this programme is for you. As well as providing you with the skills to work as a global software engineer, this programme gives you the core computer science skills to work as an application developer with the skills to grow and evolve within an ever changing global industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme will be uniquely qualified to successfully work in the international IT industry in a wide range of computer roles. Employment may be in the mainstream computer industry with a unique understanding of how multi-cultural teams work effectively, allowing opportunities for working in multi-national corporations. With a strong computer science background in such areas as Internet development, cloud computing, mobile software, enterprise systems, artificial intelligence and games technology opportunities, graduates will be well suited to seek employment across all computing disciplines while bringing a solid understanding of software internationalisation. Qualified graduates will also be well suited for postgraduate study.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme will deliver all the fundamentals in Computer Science with a strong emphasis on Internationalisation and Globalisation from the outset. Students are taught IT skills early on that are required in the International IT industry. This will include not only core software design and development skills, but also highly sought after international skills such as global citizenship, software localisation, entrepreneurship, creating webinars and a foreign language (select either German, Chinese or Korean).

In year 3, you have an option to undertake an International Industrial Placement and gain valuable international work experience in an IT company. In addition, all year 3 students participate in the Global Classroom, which is a virtual, online classroom comprised of teams of international students on exchange at our international university partners. This emphasizes the importance of globalisation in the workplace and simulates how a team can design and develop software with team members located in different locations.

In the final year, you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as Enterprise Systems Development, Applied Intelligence or Digital Games Development & Simulation. The School has strong links with global industry companies such as Google, Microsoft and IBM amongst others, through sponsorship and project co-operation. Students have the opportunity to show-case their final year projects at our unique project fair and meet with these and other invited industry company representatives.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Programming
  • Web Development
  • Computer Architecture
  • Global Citizenship
  • Software for the Global Market (User Interface Design)
  • Foreign Language and many other subjects to give you a solid foundation in International Computer Science

Year Two

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Databases
  • Software Engineering
  • Software for the Global Market (Internationalisation & Localisation)
  • International Project Management (Webinars & Entrepreneurship)
  • Foreign Language
  • Operating Systems and other subjects which give relevant practical skills

Year Three

  • International Study Exchange
  • Global Classroom
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Web Development and Deployment
  • Software Engineering
  • Client-Server Programming
  • Foreign Language
  • International Internship

Year Four

Specialise your study into an area such as:

  • Enterprise Systems Development
  • Applied Intelligence
  • Digital Games Development & Simulation

Are there study abroad options?

Yes. If a student does not undertake an International Industrial Placement, they must spend their second semester in year 3 on an international study exchange at one of our university partners in Europe, China or Korea. There are also opportunities for spending all of year 3 studying abroad participating in our Double-Degree programmes in either Germany, Finland or Korea.

Further Information

School of Computing

T: 01 402 4704 (Barbara Byrne)

E: soc-admin@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/computing

Construction Management / Bainistíocht Foirgníochta

DT117

What is... Construction Management?

This programme is designed for those who wish to make a career in management not only in the construction industry, but also in a wide range of growing areas such as in the sustainability, conservation and maintenance, retail and information technology management sectors.

This qualification has been accredited to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and, over the years, has become known and recognised internationally.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates from this programme have found careers in large and small companies and across a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors, including working in sustainability, conservation, information technology, project management, and with building contractors or sub-contracting firms as Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Programmers, Planners, Contract Managers and Site Managers. Many have attained high level management positions in a wide range of areas and have gone on to become executive directors or managing directors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The primary emphasis is in the education of the manager in the construction sector and in the development of a high level of competency in managing and planning the execution of projects in the most efficient, effective and safety conscious manner.

The programme will also cover the technical aspects of construction work, including quantity surveying, land surveying, CAD and construction related IT systems such as the emerging area of Building Information System. The different material, technologies and systems used on construction sites in Ireland and abroad are reviewed, including in the growing sustainability, conservation and renovation areas.

The overall programme provides a good balance between classes and practical work. In particular, the Work Experience module in the third year of the programme allows the student to experience at first hand the challenges and opportunities of working in the industry for a whole semester. A study field trip also takes place during the second year of the programme to introduce students to the principles of building conservation in other EU states in order to expand their employment potential and options.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Construction Technology - Low Rise Buildings
  • Building Materials & Environmental Science
  • Land Surveying
  • Construction Mathematics
  • Construction Management
  • Self Development & Learning Skills
  • Graphics & Communication
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Land Surveying
  • Computers Graphics & Communication

Year Two

  • Setting out & Dimensional Control
  • Building Structures
  • Construction Management
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Professional Studies
  • Framed Structures
  • Maintenance & Conservation
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Financial Management for Construction
  • Estimating, Tendering & Measurement
  • Economics for Construction Managers

Year Three

  • Work Placement
  • Building Structures
  • Building Services
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Contract Administration
  • Legal Studies for Construction Managers

Year Four

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Project Finance
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Construction Planning
  • Sustainable Design & Building
  • Advanced Building Techniques
  • Commercial Management
  • Final Project

Are there study abroad options?

Students have the opportunity to study in our Partner University in USA, Purdue University, or as an exchange student for one Semester.

Since the programme was developed to the status of Honours Degree in Construction (Management) and in line with the Bologna Agreement, students can apply for further postgraduate programmes abroad.

Further Information

School of Surveying and Construction Management

T: 01 402 3676 Ms Kelly Nash

E: surveying@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/surveyingconstructionmanagement/

Visit also our blog:

http://deptofconstruction.blogspot.com

What our Students say!

  • Having worked in the construction industry before hand and after consulting my peers I chose this course last year because this programme is a widely recognised qualification.
  • This course provides a strong emphasis in project and general management, with opportunities to be employed in diverse growing sectors of activities such as in the sustainability area
  • With my construction degree from DIT I find myself capable of fulfilling roles at a young age that traditionally required experience practitioners

Contemporary Visual Culture / Cultúr Físiúil Comhaimseartha

DT533

What is... Contemporary Visual Culture?

Students learn about the production and mediation of visual culture across the fields of art, design, film, photography, exhibition and digital and print media today.  The programme brings the past and present together to understand how visual culture functions in today’s world. There are modules on theories of visual culture, histories of art and design, site visits and work placements, as well as lectures from visiting practitioners who document, mediate and promote visual culture today.  

The BA Contemporary Visual Culture is an innovative and academically strong interdisciplinary programme with outstanding connections to cultural institutions in the city. The teaching staff is committed, highly competent, and knowledgeable in their fields of expertise. Graduates demonstrate an advanced ability to formulate independent ideas and to analyse problems critically.

Professor Christoph Lindner, University of Amsterdam. 

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates will be able to work in visual culture industries, in sectors promoting and mediating visual culture. These roles include researchers, audience advocates, exhibition planners, project archivists, cultural policy advisors, research developers, and cultural journalists: critics, writers and broadcasters for publications and popular media on visual culture.

What other options do I have after completion?  

Graduates who achieve the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of taught Masters, MPhil and PhD degrees by research in DIT or elsewhere in Ireland and abroad.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

On the BA Contemproary Visual Culture is centred on academic excellence in research practice, writing and presentation skills. With a blend of individual and group learning, written assignments and presentation work, you will apply your research to the contemporary industries of visual culture: from art galleries, design companies and museums to publishing and media outlets. 

You learn about:

  • key trends and debates in recent cultural history  
  • recent histories of art and design 
  • the main philosophical and sociological theories underpinning contemporary visual culture including: aesthetics, postcolonial theory, strategies of protest, theories of vision and spectacle, methods of history-making through material culture 
  • research practices including the use of archival, primary, and secondary sources 
  • critical methods of analysis  
  • the relationship between research and industries of visual culture 

and how to

  • research and critique visual culture through the application of professional-standard writing and editorial skills 
  • utilize and develop multi-media presentation and documentation systems, including visual, print and web technologies 
  • apply research on visual culture to current industry contexts 
  • work independently to initiate and undertake in-depth research on visual culture relevant to contemporary society 
  • collaborate on team projects to organize and curate publications and events on visual culture

Module Listing

Year One

  • Search & Research  
  • Whose History? 
  • Introduction to Philosophy & Aesthetics  
  • Technologies of Today: Web Design  
  • After Nationhood  
  • Vision & Spectacle  
  • What is Study?  

Year Two

  • Resistance: Cultures of Protest  
  • Fractured Worlds  
  • Collaborative Learning: Work Placement Module  
  • Body Culture: The Visualized Self Today 
  • Ethics, Polemics  Archive Studies 
  • What is the Topic? 

Year Three

  • Talking Points: Public Seminars 
  • Thesis Preparation  
  • Written Thesis Project  
  • Art & Society 
  • Exhibiting Memory: Cultures of Monuments & Museums 
  • Ireland, Film & Documentary 
  • Narrative in Visual Culture  
  • Play & Games 
  • Post Modern Aesthetics: Deconstructing Derrida  
  • Psychology of Space, City Mapping  
  • Typography, Culture & Society  
  • Virtual Environments   

Are there study abroad options?  

Yes, in the second year on the Contemporary Visual Culture programme students may study with an international Erasmus partner.  

Further Information   

Dublin School of Creative Arts

http://contemporaryvisualcultureba.blogspot.ie/

T: 01 402 4138 (School Office)  

E: creativearts@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/creativearts/

What our Students say!

  • Contemporary approach to cultural studies and the study of the visual in every form, the BA in Contemporary Visual Culture is a collaboration of theory based learning, discussion, cultural critique and group learning. You learn critical skills, visual history and its modern importance. 
  • My favourite part of the programme is the diversity between modules, ranging from Typography to Philosophy. 
  • Learn the importance and relevance of images and visual culture in everyday life; how to think and analyze critically, engaging with contemporary art and visual culture. I have gained an appreciation for art, exhibitions, museums and visual culture generally. 
  • You study philosophy, visual arts and cultural studies - it is a unique course as it is hard to get these subjects together in any other college. 
  • The modules help you learn new ways to think about the world and yourself in it. 
  • I enjoy exploring cultural identity, fine art, using philosophy within the arts, going to galleries and events as part of the programme. 
  • We work in groups, review and interpret readings and visual culture. I particularly like the modules in web design, aesthetics and the study of research. 
  • The BA in Contemporary Visual Culture is the study of visual culture, past and present and the theories surrounding the production and dissemination of visual culture. You learn how to analyze visual culture in a critical context and how to assess the role of the visual in society today.

Creative and Cultural Industries / Tionscail Chruthaitheacha & Chultúrtha

DT597

What is... Creative & Cultural Industries?

Global changes have shifted the emphasis to knowledge economies based on design and innovation. Our programme, which focuses on Creative and Cultural Industries, is designed to produce graduates who can function as creative managers in the creative and cultural industry sector both nationally and internationally. 

By sharing classes with students from practice-oriented classes in art, design, music and media, learners on this programme will also, crucially, gain a practical sense of creative practitioners, and their values, motivations and culture. Graduates essentially will be able to look into, understand, and work between professionals involved in creative development and those responsible for commercialising the results.  

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Employment in creative management in arts and media, artists and repertory (A&R), advertising, publishing, design, agent work, criticism, media production, festival management etc. concert promoter, cinema manager. 

Further study in Law, Journalism, Creative Digital Media, Advertising, Art, Design, Arts Administration, Public Relations, Business and Marketing etc. 

An international dimension is promoted by the provision, throughout the three years of the programme, of courses in major world languages and related intercultural studies and communication.   

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standards may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.   

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme is a three-year modularised programme. It is an interdisciplinary programme consisting of existing modules drawn from across the College of Arts and Tourism and from the School of Marketing within the College of Business. 

In Year 1, students will take a series of core modules and will be allowed to take one module from each of the following four areas: (i) Art and Design, (ii) Music and Drama, (iii) Media (iv) Languages. 

In Year 2, students will develop a more critical approach to the theory of cultural industries and continue to develop their skills in the practical area of managing a cultural enterprise. Students will also take modules from Art and Design, Music and Drama, Media and one module from either Languages or one of the above areas. 

In Year 3, the emphasis in the first semester will be on developing the students’ knowledge and skills in managing the complex relationship that all cultural enterprises have with the state, mass media, general public and funding agencies. Students will also take advanced modules offered by Art, Design, Media, Language and Music. In Semester 2 students will have a choice of completing a practical industry project through Real World Learning or writing a dissertation on a topic in the area of creative and cultural industries. 

Module Listing

Year One

Core Modules 

  • Cultural Debates & Everyday Life in Ireland 
  • Cultural Industries 
  • Management & Business Organisation
  • Core Legal Skills 
  • Ireland: Politics, Society & Economics 
  • Basic Accounting 

4 modules from the following list of areas:  Art & Design, Music & Drama, Media, Languages. 

Year Two

Core Modules 

  • Cultural Industries 
  • Marketing 
  • Employment Law 
  • Project Management 
  • Introduction to PR Skills 

4 modules from the following list of areas:  Art & Design, Music & Drama, Media, Languages.

Year Three

Core Modules 

  • Cultural Funding/Sponsorship 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Media Law 
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Communications 
  • Media Policy 
  • Cultural Project and Real World Learning OR 
  • Thesis Preparation and Dissertation 

3 modules from the following list of areas: Design Now: 3D, Graphic Design Now, Fine Art: Post Modernism, Intro to Intercultural Studies, European Myth in Literature and Culture, Transnational Cinema, Entrepreneurship, Studies in World Music Culture.   

Further Information

Dublin School of Creative Art 

T: 01 402 4141 (Kieran Corcoran)  

E: kieran.corcoran@dit.ie

F: 01 402 4297

Culinary Arts / Ealaíona Cócaireachta

DT407

What is... Culinary Arts?  

This is a unique programme which reflects developments in Culinary Arts education world-wide. It combines practical reflective classes in kitchens and restaurants with an in-depth theoretical knowledge-base and the development of communication, critical thinking, problem solving and personal skills in the participants. This degree programme reflects the strong partnership between education, the individual student and the hospitality and food industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme provides the qualifications, knowledge and skills required to be successful in a variety of career opportunities. The programme recognises the diversity of Culinary Arts in the Hospitality and Food Service Industries and career paths open to graduates include: Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management, Chefs, Entrepreneurs (owners & managers, consultancy), Media, Teaching, Education, Research, Food Writing, Food Product Development and Wine Promotion.   

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development may be of particular interest.   

Learning Outcomes:  What will I Study?

Among the features of the programme is the availability of study options reflecting the diversity of career opportunities available to graduates. Students are required to complete supervised professional internships (work placement) in industry as part of the programme.  

Module Listing

Year One  

  • Gastronomy  
  • Food & Life Sciences  
  • Culinary Arts Performance  
  • Gastronomic Art & Design  
  • Information Technology  
  • Internship & Language  

Year Two

  • Gastronomy  
  • Gastronomic Art & Design  
  • Culinary Arts/Food & Beverage Performance  
  • Food & Life Sciences  
  • Language  
  • Culinary Operations Management  
  • IT  
  • Culinary Arts & Professional Internship  

Year Three

  • Gastronomy  
  • Culinary Arts Immersion  
  • Financial & Cost Accountancy  
  • Research Methods  
  • Food Product Development  
  • Professional Internship  
  • Language  
  • Options

Year Four

  • Gastronomy  
  • Culinary Arts Production  
  • Culinary Arts Major  
  • Food Product Development  
  • Food Entrepreneurship  
  • Dissertation & Options  

Further Information  

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology

T: 01 402 4344 (School Office)  

E: scaft@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/

What Our Students Say

Culinary Arts (Professional Culinary Practice) / Cleachtas Gairmiúil Cócaireachta

DT432

What is... Culinary Arts (Professional Culinary Practice)?      

This unique program integrates the theoretical and practical performance elements of culinary arts education to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to build successful careers in today’s fast growing, ever changing culinary arts, hospitality and food industries.   

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates may expect to develop careers as qualified professionals in the culinary, foodservice and hospitality industries (including hotels, restaurants, industrial catering, food retail outlets, licensed trade, cruise liners and other food related industries) and advance towards positions as fully qualified chefs and catering supervisors / managers. 

What other options do I have after completion? 

Students successfully completing this programme will be eligible to apply for consideration to transfer to the BA in Culinary Arts, the BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship and similar programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?   

The programme is of two years duration and includes a period of industry work experience. The programme is built around three core areas of the culinary arts disciplines namely:

  • Culinary Arts Performance
  • Culinary Science
  • Management, Languages and Information Technology

Core culinary modules such as kitchen & larder, pastry and wine studies are married with modules in gastronomy, aesthetics, nutrition, culinary science, culinary information systems, languages and business studies. 

The programme is offered in a modular format: On the successful completion of year one and two, graduates are awarded a Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (Professional Culinary Practice).

Module Listing   

Year One  

  • Kitchen & Larder
  • Pastry
  • Practical Larder Work
  • Food Theory
  • Food Safety
  • Culinary and Menu Wine Terms
  • Culinary Information Systems
  • Food & Beverage Studies
  • Introduction to Culinary Science
  • Internship 

Year Two 

  • Kitchen & Larder
  • Gastronomy
  • Food Costing
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Nutrition Food Production & Presentation
  • Culinary Major (Hot Kitchen)
  • Wine Studies
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Culinary Major - Larder or Pastry (subject to availability & demand)
  • Culinary Operations Management

Further Information   

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology

T: 01 402 4344 / 4340

E: scaft@dit.ie 

Mr. John Clancy (Programme Chair)

T: 01 402 4430

E: john.clancy@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/

Culinary Entrepreneurship / Fiontraíocht Cócaireachta

DT416

What is... Culinary Entrepreneurship?

The BSc (Honours) in Culinary Entrepreneurship provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to operate your own culinary business reflecting the development and professional practice of food and beverage industries world-wide. The programme builds on the strong links between food, wine, culinary practice and business, equipping students with the skills to become managers in the food and beverage industry as well as business owners in their own right.

What are my... Career opportunities?

There are diverse opportunities available including: culinary event management in restaurants, hotels, hospitality organisations, food and beverage management or food related retail businesses. There are entrepreneurial opportunities for ownership of a variety of culinary and food based operations. In addition there are opportunities for graduates in consultancy, research, postgraduate education and lecturing in the extensive field of food and beverage related programmes following suitable experience.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development may be of particular interest.

Learning outcomes: What will I Study? 

The first two years of the programme provide students with practical skills in kitchens, restaurants and bar operations including a supervised professional internship (work placement) and develops in-depth theoretical, academic knowledge and understanding of the food related industries. The kitchen skills focus on Artisan cookery. An Artisan is a highly skilled specialised individual who uses knowledge and skill to create a unique food entrepreneurial product. Examples include breads of specialist grain, raw milk cheese, dried & fresh pasta, chutneys & preserves, confectionery, charcuterie, food products fit for sale or distribution to credible artisan and delicatessen retail outlets and farmers’ markets.

The programme has six Artisan modules which have been designed to equip the food enthusiast with the knowledge and skills to develop their own food product. Artisan food modules begin with an understanding of how to cook, progressing to the production and development of a range of Artisan food products and then progress to other Artisan food modules. Further Artisan food modules include cake making and an introduction to bread making and continues with chocolate making, sugar craft and finally deals with speciality meats, all of which extend the learner’s knowledge to the production of a unique specialised product and which ends with a viable business plan which will be tested at farmers’ markets with a view to setting up their own business.

In year three, students have the option of national or international internship (work placement) reflecting the diversity of the culinary entrepreneurship programme and our strong industry links to develop the participant’s professional skills. Years three and four focus on the everyday needs of a dynamic culinary entrepreneur.

Module listing 

Year 1

  • Management Principles
  • International Bar Service and Commodities
  • Culinary Science: Food Safety
  • Culinary Information Systems
  • Food & Beverage Studies
  • Communications
  • Artisan Food (Professional Kitchen Foundation Skills)
  • Artisan Food (Delicatessen Kitchen)
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Wine Studies

Semester 1 - One Option Module from the following list:

Language Choice:

  • Italian Conversation
  • Spanish Conversation
  • French Conversation
  • French Culinary Menu & Wine Terminology (non-language option)

Year 2

  • Artisan Food (Bread Making and Market Cakes)
  • Artisan (Chocolate work and Petit Fours)
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Wine Studies
  • Nutrition (Diet Health & Disease – Nutrition)
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • International Legal Studies
  • National Internship

Option Modules subject to availability and demand:

Language selected in semester 2 continued:

  • Italian Conversation
  • Spanish Conversation
  • French Conversation
  • Meat Processing Theory

Year 3

  • Consumer Behaviour & Sociology
  • Financial & Cost Accounting
  • Food Product Development One
  • International Food Law
  • Artisan Food (Cake Design and Sugar Craft)
  • Research Methods
  • Industry Placement

Year 4

  • Project Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Quality Services Management
  • Artisan Food (Speciality Meats and Food Retail Management)
  • Advanced Wine Studies
  • Food Product Development
  • Managing Training & Development for Hospitality
  • Dissertation Research
  • Financial Management

Are there study abroad opportunities?

This programme offers the learner international work experience opportunities.

Further Information

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology

Cathal Brugha Street

Dublin 1

Tel: 01 402 4344 / 4340

Fax: 01 402 4497

Email: scaft@dit.ie

What our students say / our real world graduates

“I found the course very interesting with a good balance of subjects. To date I have enjoyed the course as it provides a healthy mix of management classes, food and beverage based classes and some practical work as well. All the lecturers are very helpful and I would have no problem recommending this course to any person thinking of a career in the hospitality/restaurant sector.”

“The BSc Degree in Culinary Entrepreneurship was the perfect course for me. It offered me a broad and comprehensive grounding in both practice and theory and gave me all the tools I needed to open my own culinary business upon graduation. The course also provides excellent internship opportunities and ongoing support from lecturers who are dedicated and passionate about their subjects. Not a single regret.”

Culinary Science / Eolaíocht na Cócaireachta

DT405

What is... Culinary Science?

This programme is a joint degree offered by the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology and the School Of Food Science and Environmental Health. The BSc (Honours) in Culinary Science is a four year full-time programme. The programme provides graduates with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to operate as a development or concept chef for food companies engaged in food product development. The programme builds on the strong links between; food and culinary industries providing students with the opportunity to working dynamic food industries through our internship programme. Graduates of the programme will also have opportunities to work in the culinary industry as chefs, in food research and development and as food business managers.  

What are my... Career opportunities?

Major food companies are investing heavily in innovative approaches to develop novel high quality foods and need Culinary Science graduates. Currently many food businesses employ both chefs and scientists but a graduate that has skills and knowledge of both disciplines would readily gain employment as a Development Chef or Food Product Developer. The Food Industry needs to satisfy the demands of consumers requiring value added, high quality tasty and enjoyable food products. The BSc (Hons) in Culinary Science will produce graduates who will be able to satisfy the demands of Government policy, the Food Industry and Society. Graduates of the programme will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to operate in the wider food industries or operate their own food business. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to The MSc in Culinary Innovation and Food Product Development where graduates are highly sought after. The MSc in Food Safety Management is an attractive programme for food safety and regulatory professionals. The MSc in Environmental Health and Safety is among the most highly regarded in Ireland and attracts a wide range of industry professionals. These programmes can be accessed on a part time or full time basis. 

In additional both Schools offer PhD research opportunities for high achieving graduates. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I study?

The first two years of the programme provide students with practical skills in kitchens and food science and nutrition in our labs. The programme encourages the development of in-depth theoretical, academic knowledge and understanding of the food science and culinary arts. The kitchen skills focus on professional cookery whereas the science focuses towards food research and experimentation. A Development Chef is a highly skilled specialised individual who uses culinary skills and scientific knowledge to create unique food products.

The programme has practical hot kitchen, pastry and food science modules which have been designed to equip the food student with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment in the culinary or food science industries. The programme begins with modules in professional cookery – developing an understanding of how to cook and progressing to the production and development of a range of dishes and processes that are underpinned by food science and business modules.
  
In year three, students have the option of national or international internship (work placement) in food science and culinary arts reflecting the diversity of this BSc (Hons) in Culinary Science. Both schools have strong industry links to develop the participants’ professional and scientific skills. Years three and four focus on the everyday needs of a dynamic concept/development chef. Graduates of the programme will gain:

Skills and knowledge in the sciences and culinary arts which are fundamental to the development of novel foods and drinks.

Business and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge so they can be innovative and to aid them in setting up a food business.

The ability to appropriately judge in a number of complex planning, design, technical and/or management functions related to food products, processes and services including resources.

During a six month internship learn to act in variable and unfamiliar learning contexts; learn to manage learning tasks independently, professionally and ethically.

Advanced skills to conduct an undergraduate thesis, demonstrate decision making and use creative skills.
The specialised skills and knowledge which will allow entry into a career in the food industry as Development Chefs, Food Product Developer, or related discipline.

Module Listing 

(Indicative Content Only) 

Year 1

  • Chemical Applications
  • Culinary Science & Food Technology
  • Food Safety
  • Kitchen and Larder
  • Laboratory Techniques and Computer Applications
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Chemical Applications
  • Pastry
  • Applied Food Industry Communication
  • Maths for Scientists
  • Fundamentals of Business Management & Marketing

Year 2

  • Culinary Science & Food Technology
  • Pastry
  • Culinary Health Choices
  • Diet, Health and Disease
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamental Molecular Gastronomy
  • Food Ingredients & Consumer Foods
  • Basic Food Microbiology
  • Food Marketing
  • Fundamental Sensory Evaluation
  • Gastronomy
  • Financial and Cost Accounting

Year 3

  • Food Physics
  • Concept Innovation & Product Design
  • Food Process Technology
  • Intermediate Microbiology
  • Introductory Food Science and Analysis
  • Research Methodology
  • Internship/Industrial Placement 

Year 4

  • Intermediate Molecular Gastronomy
  • Lifecycle Nutrition
  • Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Project/Dissertation 
  • Internship/Industrial Placement

Options available are listed in detail in the module catalogue that is managed separately on the website -http://www.dit.ie/catalogue/

Are there study abroad options?

This programme offers the learner international work experience and study exchange opportunity in year three. 

Further Information

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology / School of Food Science and Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4346 (Dr Roisin Burke, Programme Chair)

E: roisin.burke@dit.ie 

E: scaft@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/

W: www.dit.ie/fseh/

What Our Students Say

Design (Visual Communication) / Dearadh - Cumarsáid Amhairc

DT545

What is... Visual Communication?

Breathing life into images, text and concepts, turning them on their head and communicating them in a fresh way to a wide audience is the work of the BA Design - Visual Communication graduate. 

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of the BA in Design – Visual Communication work in design consultancies, advertising agencies, publishing, media groups and in private practice.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.   

Learning Outcomes:   What will I Study?

This four year honours degree programme is aimed at people who wish to become graphic designers, illustrators, typographers, and digital media designers. Through examining how image and text work together, you will learn how to design and visually communicate through print and digital media. The programme is principally studio based where you will work on a wide variety of projects that explore typography, image-making (illustration and photography) and digital media. Supporting the practice based studio work; critical theory introduces students to design practice and key issues in the history and theory of design.  

Module Listing

Year One  

Studio Practice:  

  • Visual Exploration & Design Process
  • What is Design? (Professional Practice)
  • Drawing
  • Design Applications

Critical Theory:  

  • Introduction to Design
  • Design and Contemporary Society

Year Two

Studio Practice:  

  • Design for Print Media
  • Design for Digital Media
  • Image-Making
  • Design & Career Management (Professional Practice)
  • Drawing
  • Design Applications 

Critical Theory:  

  • Modernism in Design

Students can also take a number of optional modules from Fine Art and Interior & Furniture Design. 

Year Three

Studio Practice:  

  • Design for Print Media
  • Design for Digital Media
  • Image-making
  • Professional Practice

Critical Theory: 

  • After Modernism
  • Thesis Preparation

Students can also take a number of optional modules from Fine Art and Interior and Furniture Design. 

Year Four 

Studio Practice:  

  • Visual Communication
  • Professional Practice

Critical Theory:  

  • Thesis  

Are there study abroad options?

There is a comprehensive Erasmus programme connecting with over 15 European schools of design.   

Further Information

Dublin School of Creative Arts

T: 01 402 4138 (Secretary)  

F: 01 402 4297

E: creativearts@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/creativearts/

Drama (Performance) / Drámaíocht (Léiriú)

DT529

What is... Drama (Performance)?

The BA in Drama (Performance) is a three-year, full-time programme in practical drama training and education. DIT Conservatory has over 20 years experience in drama training and is one of the leading drama providers in Ireland. DIT Drama graduates have had national and international success as actors, directors, drama facilitators, and drama researchers.

What are my... Career Opportunities?  

Graduates go on to work as actors, directors, drama facilitators and researchers. Among the many places where recent DIT Drama graduates have been employed are: The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, RTÉ, BBC, London’s West End, Buena Vista Films International, Showtime, TEAM Educational Theatre Company, Smashing Times Theatre Company and schools and healthcare centres in Ireland and abroad.

What other options do I have after completion?

Recent DIT Drama graduates have gone on to practical Master’s programmes in performance and postgraduate academic research (including PhD level) in Trinity College Dublin, UCD, UCC, University College London, The Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

You will study fundamental acting techniques, voice and language in performance (including Shakespeare), and performance in a variety of cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts. 

You will also develop your body through movement, singing dance and combat. You will learn how to use drama in social and educational contexts through performance and running workshops and you will learn how to analyse and write about a wide range of drama and performance. 

Over the three years, there are two small-scale productions and a large-scale graduating production. While practical performance is at the core of the programme, you will be required to undertake substantial academic research and analysis as well.

Module Listing

Year One  

  • Acting  
  • Voice and Speech  
  • Ensemble Performance  
  • Movement, Singing and Dance  
  • Drama Facilitation  
  • Critical Analysis  

Year Two

  • Monologue and Scene Study  
  • Shakespeare and the Acted Word  
  • Irish Drama and Modern Drama  
  • Renaissance Drama to Romantic Drama  
  • Movement, Singing, Dance and Combat  
  • Theatre in Education  

Year Three

  • Acting to Camera  
  • Radio Drama  
  • Contemporary Theatre and Drama  
  • Movement, Singing and Combat  
  • Drama in Social Contexts  
  • Graduating Production  
  • Thesis  
  • Recital  

Further Information

Conservatory of Music and Drama 

Jennifer Hamilton (Programme Chair)

T: 01 402 3471

E: jennifer.hamilton@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/conservatory/

What our Students say!   

  • Aoife Courtney: “My education from the Conservatory of Music and drama made me a confident, well rounded, theatre-artist. Since my graduation I have worked as an actor, dancer, theatre director and most recently a choreographer.
    DIT taught me how to research and take responsibility for my own art making. Since graduating I have had several grants to travel abroad to study in Seattle, Massachusetts, New York and recently attend a European conference on the performing arts in Copenhagen. 
    Some of my career highlights to date include; A year long mentorship by Fishamble Theatre Company as an emerging director. Staging my first group choreography, Flock, in Castletown House, Co. Kildare. Working as a dance artist in residency with Genesis Collective, Dance House. Acting with Gavin Kostick in ‘Heart of Darkness’ (winner Spirit of the Fringe). Commissioning a new play, ‘Jetlag Waltz’, by John Grogan for my company Ready Fire Aim. Running a monthly arts night, Art Party, to showcase new music, dance and theatre talent in Dublin in the workman’s club.” 
  • Gavin Fullam: Recent Theatre includes: MACBETH for Second Age Theatre Co., 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES, MACBETH and CHRIST DELIVER US at the Abbey Theatre, THE FIELD for Lane Productions, ARCADIA at the Gate Theatre and WELL OF DREAMS at the Oisin Gallery.  Film and TV work includes: SMALL TIME for Fail Safe Films, THE TAKE for Sky One, REIGN OF FIRE for Buena Vista Films and FOUNTAIN PEN OF DOOM for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 
    On the DIT Drama Programme; “The three years are really intensive...the course is indispensable for those looking to pursue a career in drama.”

E-Commerce in Retailing / R-Thráchtáil sa Mhiondíoltóireacht

DT304

What is…E-commerce in Retailing?

The e-commerce in Retailing degree responds to a changing digital and social media influenced retail landscape and was developed in the context of: 

  • The changing nature of retailing resulting from the impact of Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud (SMAC) technologies  
  • The demand for graduates demonstrably equipped to work in connected, collaborative electronic retailing environments
  • The need for retail graduates with advanced social media, platform, and design skills
  • The scarcity of retail/business graduates with advanced technological competences

The programme addresses contemporary retail management needs that reflect the rapidly changing economic and technological environment. It aims to provide a broad technologically informed business education for future retail managers that reflects the changing needs of the sector.

Furthermore, the fast pace of change brought about both by technology and by Ireland’s very open economy will strongly influence the management of future retail enterprise in Ireland. Graduates who expect to find careers in these sectors will need to be competent in contemporary electronic business technologies. The curriculum reflects this by integrating modules on retailing, e-business and e-business applications and addresses the market need for technologically literate retail managers for the dynamic retail environment of the 21st century. 

Learning Outcomes/What will I Study?

The overall aim of this Level 8 Honours Degree is to produce technologically literate retail graduates capable of filling the various career roles created by an emerging retail digital omni-channel highway.

It also aims to make students sufficiently informed on a wide range of issues in the business environment and about business processes to enable them to take a holistic view of decisions arising in the planning and operation of retail activities.

They will develop competences in client side programmes and will develop an appreciation of service side programmes without developing competency on the server side.  The course will also enable students to acquire the skills and knowledge required to build and manage web and mobile applications to support e-Commerce functions through a developed understanding of agile project management methodologies suitable for managing ecommerce projects.  

It will also aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principal operational and strategic issues involved in the overall management of ‘bricks and clicks’ retail enterprises in the context of both national and international business environments so as to enable them to be in a position to fulfil senior management roles in their future career in the retail and general business sectors.  

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my Career Opportunities?

It is envisaged that graduates of the BSc in E-Commerce in Retailing will have a distinct workplace positioning in relation to graduates from general business and computer science programmes in the leveraging of specialist retail knowledge and technological knowhow. The opportunities for those completing this degree will be in a different field to other business disciplines in management and marketing, one in which there is high demand for online competency, skills and knowledge specific technological retailer issues.

Typical jobs envisaged which will be filled by the graduates in the BSc in E-Commerce in Retailing are shown below.

  • E-Commerce Manager/E-Commerce Project Manager
  • Online Category Manager
  • UX Designer/UI Designer
  • Website Designer/ Website Analyst
  • Website Content Manager
  • E-Commerce Technologist
  • Mobile Marketing Manager/Digital Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Manager

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Module Listing

Students will take both general business, retail specific and e-commerce modules. 

General Modules

  • Finance
  • Marketing & Market Research
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Professional Development

Specialist Retail Modules

  • Retail Management
  • Retail Analytics
  • Retail Marketing
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Electronic Business, International Retailing
  • Retail Consumption
  • Store Atmospherics
  • Shopping Centre Management
  • Category Management
  • Retail Location Analysis

E-Commerce Modules

  • Electronic Retailing & Marketplace Analysis
  • Internet Technologies in Retailing
  • Programming
  • Electronic Retailing Infrastructure
  • Data Base Systems
  • Mobile & Social Commerce
  • Web-Analytics
  • Strategic ICT & E-Business  

Are there study abroad opportunities?

During the second semester of the third year, students are offered the opportunity to study in one of the College’s partner universities in the European Union or in North America where modules are delivered in the English language.

School of Retail & Services Management

T: 01 402 7057 (John Jameson)

T: 01 402 7062 (Dr. Edmund O’Callaghan)

E: john.jameson@dit.ie

E: Edmund.ocallaghan@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/retailandservicesmanagement/

Early Childhood Education / Oideachas Luathaoise Leanaí

DT572

What is ... Early Childhood Education?

The Partnership 2000 Expert Working Group on Childcare defines Early Childhood Education as follows:

…Day care facilities and services for Pre-school children and school going children out of school hours. It includes services offering care, education and socialisation opportunities for children to the benefit of children, parents, employers and the wider community.

Thus services such as Pre-schools, Naíonraí, Day-Care services, Crèches, Playgroups, Childminding and After-School groups are included, but Schools (Primary, Secondary and Special) and residential centres for children are not. (Partnership 2000 Expert Working Group Report, 1999, p. 116).

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education degree work as practitioners and as managers in an early years setting such as crèches, day nurseries, pre-schools, after-school services, special education services, early start classrooms and family centres. Graduates also work in the area of project development and in management positions in the Health Service Executive, country childcare committees and in public and voluntary organisations.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this Level 8 programme will be eligible to progress to Masters Degrees (Level 9) in a wide range of disciplines across the Social Sciences, e.g. MA in Child, Family and Community Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Teaching) or MA in Mentoring, Management and Leadership in the Early Years. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The Learning Outcomes are set out in accordance with the NQAI framework and developed related to Knowledge, Know-how/ Skill and Competence.

Module Listing

Year 1

  • Psychology and Child Development
  • Early Education
  • Professional Practice in the Early Years
  • Child Health and Nutrition
  • Art in Early Education
  • Drama in Education
  • Supervised Practice Placement
  • Sociology and Social Policy
  • Research Methods in the Early Years
  • Skills Development

Year 2

  • Child Development in Context
  • Mental Health during the Early Years
  • Inclusion in Early Years Practice
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Aistear and Early Years Curricula
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Supervised Practice Placement
  • Law
  • Documenting Children’s Learning

Options: Art in Early Education or Drama in Education

Year 3

  • Pedagogy and Curriculum
  • Perspectives on Early Childhood Education: Issues in Policy, Practice and Research
  • Digital Childhoods
  • Working with Families and Communities
  • Child protection in Early Years Services
  • Introduction to Business and Management Skills in Early Years Services
  • Sociology of Education and Inequality
  • Supervised practice Placement
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Are there study abroad options?

Students are offered the opportunity to apply to do an Erasmus exchange in the 4th semester (Spring Year 2) of the programme. (These arrangements may be subject to change).

Further Information

School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences

T: 01 402 4164 (School Office)

E: socialsciences@dit.ie

W: dit.ie/llss/ 

What our Students say!

  • In First Year of DIT my work experience placement was based in a private childcare setting working with pre-school children. I really enjoyed this placement but felt I would love something with a greater challenge.   Third year was definitely a challenge for me in my placement in Barnardos Child and Family Centre. I learned a lot here, as it was hands-on, working with both the children and their families. I really enjoyed this placement. In second year I was on placement in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street where I worked alongside Hospital Play Specialists providing play for sick children and young people in the playroom and on the wards. I absolutely loved this placement and I was lucky enough to get a job there. 
  • As a mature student with over fifteen years experience in the vocational area I gained entry to the second year of the programme as a result of the advanced entry process. Age did not prevent me from actively participating in a programme which allowed for learning from lecturers who imparted deep and vast amount of knowledge in subject areas linking theory to practice. The support and encouragement which I received from lecturers and fellow students kept me highly motivated throughout. The curriculum is extremely relevant to current policies and practices and class sizes are great. My experience was a very worthwhile one and I would recommend the programme to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in early childhood education.

Economics & Finance / Eacnamaíocht & Airgeadas

DT399

What is... Economics & Finance?

Economists study how people make choices in life and the consequences of their decisions. This means that they are concerned with consumers, workers, industry, commerce and government at the level of the individual and the market (micro-economics) and the national economy (macroeconomics).The focus of this degree is to analyse how these and other factors influence the goods and services an economy produces, the resources it uses in production, and the distribution of its output. Economics also focuses on contemporary issues such as the globalisation of world markets, international monetary systems, privatisation of industry and the management of the economy which include case studies, presentations, group work and projects as well as the more formal lectures with tutorial support.

NOTE: Students may opt to spend year 3 studying abroad. Students who avail of this opportunity will complete their degree over a four year period and will be awarded the BSc Accounting & Finance (International) qualification.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Typical graduates go on to work in such areas as investment banking, financial services, money markets, commercial banking, journalism, economic analysis, policy analysis, public/private sector economic research units or continue in academia to research further topics of interest to them. Given the continuing central importance of the Financial Services Sector to the Irish Economy, there is clear demand for high quality graduates with numeracy, analytic and practical skills in Economics and Finance.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates can access postgraduate Programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Banking and Finance, International Business, Business & Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sustainable Development and Strategic Management within DIT, and similar opportunities elsewhere in Ireland or internationally.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The modules on this programme have been carefully chosen to expose you, the prospective student, to a wide range of cutting edge knowledge in the area of economics and finance while giving you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of economic thought that you will be able to apply to new events in the economy both in Ireland and internationally for many years to come. This is complemented by a focus on financial services understanding not only the internal issues within an organisation but also the external pressures and opportunities that firms deal with on a regular basis.

The programme deliberately has a strong core in both Economics and Finance demonstrating the inter linkages between the topics and how economic thought has shaped the discipline of Finance while current financial market behaviour provides food for thought for economic theory. The programme allows you to develop your own interests in the final year through the availability of a wide range of options and also the opportunity to work on an interesting real research issue. A range of experienced and dedicated resources are available to you as you make these important choices. This degree programme develops analytical abilities and financial knowledge as well as key skills and competencies in team working, independent research and critical analysis by use of a variety of learning approaches which include case studies, presentations, group work and projects as well as the more formal lectures with tutorial support.

Module Listing

Year One (All Core)

  • Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Mathematics for Economics & Finance
  • Statistics for Economics & Finance
  • Information Systems for Economics & Finance

Year Two

  • Business Finance
  • Economics of Strategy
  • Economy of Ireland
  • Financial Markets & Analysis
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics & Finance
  • Microeconomics

*Plus Module Options

  • EU Framework
  • International Trade and Globalisation
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Information Systems and Technology Management

Year Three

  • Optional Year Abroad

Year Three/Four

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International Finance & Monetary Economics
  • Research Project

*Plus Module Options

  • Derivatives
  • Financial Services and Financial Institutions
  • Public Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Management

* See www.dit.ie/catalogue for detailed information

Are there study abroad options?

Yes. Students may opt to spend year 3 studying abroad in locations such as the United States, Canada, Australia or Northern Europe, through English. Students who avail of this opportunity will complete their degree over a four year period and on successful completion of all four years be awarded the BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance (International).

Further Information

School of Accounting & Finance

T: 01 402 3027 (Marie O’Flynn)

E: marie.oflynn@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/accountingandfinance/

What our Students say!

‘The Programme content is excellent. Having a choice in second and third year is great. I like that the classes are small. There is always someone to help if I have a problem with something. There are other mature students so I don’t feel like the odd one out. Lecturers know our names individually, we’re not just a group of students and we can approach them on an individual basis. Excellent teaching and learning’

Electronics & Communications Engineering / Innealtóireacht leictreonaice & Chumarsáide

DT008

What is... Electronics & Communications Engineering?

Communications technology is one of the most sophisticated and rapidly changing application areas of electronics. It now pervades the daily lives of every person, through mass communication networks, as well as person-to-person communications based on fixed and wireless networks. A good example is the Internet which has undergone explosive growth in the last few years. Communications also now involves a wide range of information, not just data, but also voice, multi-media and video.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme can pursue a highly satisfying, well-paid career path in areas of employment such as working as an engineer for example, as part of a design team or developing sophisticated test systems. After gaining some experience there are also management opportunities. This programme will find employment for our graduates in a wide range of industries such as electronics, communications, pharmaceuticals, and other related areas.

What other options do I have after completion?

The DIT ‘Ladder System’ allows students who reach the appropriate level in final examinations progress to honours degree programmes (See DT081 & DT021).

Students who successfully complete year two of this programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year will be eligible for a Higher Certificate award.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme prepares students for challenging careers in Electronic and Communications Engineering in areas such as design support, development and production. The programme has a particular focus on Communications Engineering, particularly in the latter years.

Graduates of the programme who achieve a high average mark in the final examinations are eligible for transfer into the honours degree four year programmes in Computer & Communications Engineering (DT081) and Electrical/Electronic Engineering (DT021).

Module Listing

Year One

  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Age Technology
  • Communication Systems
  • Electric Circuits & Devices
  • Electronic Systems & Practice
  • Communication Skills
  • Software Systems
  • Computer Systems

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Software Design
  • Digital Communications Engineering
  • Digital Electronics & VLSI
  • Signals & Systems
  • Microcomputer Systems

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Software Design
  • Communications Systems
  • DSP Applications, Business.

Students also undertake an engineering project in the third year, which gives them a valuable insight into the solution of real-world engineering problems.

Students are required to choose one optional module in third year. The typical modules available are Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Wireless Systems, Digital System Integration, Microprocessors and Embedded Systems.

All of the technical subjects in the three years of the programme include a range of applied laboratory activities designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the students.

Further Information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4576 (Dr Andreas Schwarzbacher)

T: 01 402 4575/4665 (School Administrator)

E: andreas.schwarzbacher@dit.ie

E: info@electronics.dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

What our Students say!

  • I always had an interest in “how things work” which is why I choose this programme. There is a nice mix of applied work and lectures and the laboratory work is all relevant to real life examples such as “How a computer stores data on a USB key”. My final year project is developing a digital CAD package with another student.
  • Engineering covers such a wide area that I have a lot of choices available to me this year when I finish. Some of my choices would be to pursue further study and study for my honours degree and specialise in another area or work in industry for a while.
  • I started this programme not knowing anyone in DIT, but that only lasted a short time as I have made some really great friends. In my three years in DIT I have become involved in societies, volunteering events and sports clubs. College life is nothing like secondary school, I love it!

Electrical & Control Engineering / Innealtóireacht Lectreach & Rialaithe

DT009

What is... Electrical & Control Engineering?

Electrical and Control Engineering involves a variety of engineering roles from the day to day running of ECG machines and ventilators in hospitals to engineering technologist positions in manufacturing plants and in the electrical power industry to name but a few. Graduates can be responsible for the electricity supply and electronic systems in unusual and exciting work environments such as cruise liners and aircraft. They also develop and install high-security alarm systems, advanced lighting, and automated production equipment.

Electrical and Control Engineering involves analysing complex electrical and electronic circuits and power systems. In addition, computing skills, ranging from ECDL to advanced level programming in control and automation systems are required in order for students to enter careers in the many areas of electrical power, automation, robotics, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Because of the broad nature of the programme, Electrical and Control Engineering graduates from DIT have found employment in a variety of engineering roles in the following industries:

  • Electrical power systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Process and manufacturing industries
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • and many more.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study on this programme?

In the first year the student is introduced to a broad range of foundation courses that underpin modern Electrical Engineering.

At the start of the second year the student is offered the choice of one of two streams in either Control and Automation Systems or Electrical Energy Systems.

In addition there are a number of option courses available to allow the student broaden his/her knowledge base.

Electrical Energy Systems: techniques used and the equipment required for the efficient generation, transmission and use of electricity.

Control and Automation Systems: design and programme robotic production lines and other automated systems.

An important feature of the programme is that of building the students communication, professional development and management skills.

In the final year all students complete their studies by engaging in a substantial engineering project in their chosen specialist field.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Principles
  • Professional Development
  • AutoCAD
  • Electrical Services
  • Electronic Systems
  • Electrical Practice

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Systems
  • Control and Automation Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Engineering Computing
  • Electronic Systems
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Engineering Design & Practice
  • Industrial Computing

Year Three

Core Subjects:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Project
  • Control Systems & Automation
  • Electrical Energy Systems

Options: three subjects from a group including: Electrical Services, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Signals & Systems, Robotics, Industrial Electronics and Business Entrepreneurship.

Are there study options?

Students have the opportunity of completing their final year project abroad in a European University under the Erasmus Exchange programme.

Further information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4938 (Mr. Colm Murray )

T: 01 402 4874 (Mr Michael Farrell)

E: colm.murray@dit.ie

E: michael.farrell@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

Electrical & Electronic / Computer & Communications Engineering / Leictreach & Leictreonach / Innealtóireacht Ríomhaireachta & Cumarsáide

DT021A

What is…Electrical & Electronic / Computer & Communications Engineering

This programme educates students to an honours level in electrical and electronic engineering and meets the educational standard required for chartered engineering membership of Engineers Ireland. The programme offers specialisation in the

following areas:

Power Systems Engineering, Control Engineering, Communications Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering. Students entering this programme will follow the DT066 Engineering (General Entry) programme for the first year.

At the end of the first year students will normally progress to the second year of the DT021A programme which provides a general introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. At the beginning of the third year students commence their specialist options. During the second semester of the third year students will complete a 6 month work placement. In the fourth year, students undertake a major engineering project in Semester 2.

Module Listing:

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Electronic Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Computer Architectures
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Communication Networks

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Field and Circuit Theory
  • Project Management
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Communications Networks
  • Work Placement

In addition, students study their selected major option modules

Year Four

  • Business and Management Studies
  • Engineering Project

One module from a list of possible elective modules which typically include;

  • Image Processing
  • Wind Energy and PV for Electricity Supply
  • Wireless Communications
  • Network Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Internet of Things

In addition, students study three modules from their selected major options.

What are my...Career Opportunities?

Engineering professionals are highly sought after by employers in a very wide range of fields, including power generation and distribution, telecommunications, transportation, information technology and renewable energy. Engineering professionals occupy senior positions in large multinationals, indigenous industry, SMEs, start-ups, government agencies and consultancy companies.

Electrical and Electronic Engineers would typically find employment in the power and energy sectors, the production and manufacturing industries, as well as the semiconductor and medical devices industries.

Communications and Computing Engineers would typically be found in communications, software development, and internet companies.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students select two major options from each of the following specialisations in third year:

Electrical Power Engineering:

Analysis and design of modern power systems and associated plant.

Control Engineering:

Design and application of control and automated systems, including robotics.

Electronic Engineering:

Analysis and design of electronic systems.

Communications Engineering:

Advanced communications, including emerging mobile systems & networks.

Computer Engineering:

The programming and development of state-of-the-art computer systems.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters and PhD Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Further Information

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4905 (Prof. Max Ammann, Assistant Head of School)

E: max.ammann@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

Electrical Services & Energy Management / (Seirbhísí Leictreachais & Bainistíocht Fuinnimh)

DT035

What is... Electrical Services & Energy Management?

All aspects of daily life now require energy in the form of electricity, gas or oil to function. These facilities include data centres, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, large commercial buildings, sports stadiums, multi-national company’s headquarters, wind farms, large solar installations, software companies, etc. The design and installation of electrical services and management of energy consumption are vital to the initial installation and ongoing facility management.                                  

Companies now spend vast sums of money investing in their infra-structure to ensure the smooth running of their facilities. This is vital to the support the ongoing operation of their companies in a world-wide market environment. Key to the success is the electrical, lighting and energy design of their facilities, that ensure smooth operation with no interruption to their core business activities. Electrical Service and Energy Management graduates will work in design teams to deliver electrical services to buildings and will play an integral role in the ongoing operation and management of the energy facilities.

 

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Career opportunities are excellent. In recent years all of the graduates have gained excellent opportunities for employment or have opted to engage in research. The industrial links coupled with the work placement and the final year project mean that the BSc in Electrical Services and Energy Management is the ‘go-to’ programme for prospective employers in this sector. 

Graduates have gained employment in a diverse range of industries that includes food production, manufacturing, data centres, wind farms, and electrical consultancy.  Companies such as Intel, AECOM, Wind Prospect, ESB, ESB International, Mercury Engineering, JV Tierney and Amazon are among those who have employed our graduates, many of whom have progressed into technical management roles with high salaries.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Electrical Services and Energy Management graduates will be equipped with the fundamental engineering, management and design skills necessary to design electrical services for facilities, and manage the energy consumption within facilities. 

Graduates will have a thorough knowledge of the electrical services engineering, Which includes, safety, power distribution and information network systems, cabling/wiring systems, energy management systems and the application of such systems to various industries such as data centres, manufacturing, large commercial, multinational facilities, etc. 

Health & safety awareness and application to the design aspects within the programme, together will all relevant legislation is vital to this role. The management of these facilities is taught to the highest international standards to ensure graduates can operate and maintain large facilities.

What Other Options Do I have After Completion?

Students have the option of continued study for an MSc in Energy Management, an MPhil, which is a master’s degree by research or a PhD. All these programmes are offered full time and part-time so our students can choose to work in industry and still continue their studies.

Are there Study Abroad Options?

Students may have the opportunity of completing their final year project abroad in a European University under the Erasmus Exchange programme.

Module Listing 

Year One

  • Engineering Maths
  • Electrical Principals
  • Renewable Energy Plant
  • Electrical Services Engineering
  • Engineering Practice
  • Physics
  • Applied Data Networking
  • Engineering Professional Practice
  • Energy & the Environment

Year Two

  • Engineering Maths
  • Lighting Applications
  • Life Safety Systems
  • BIM
  • Building Services
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Renewable Energy Plant 2
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Routing
  • Building Automation
  • Project Management

Year Three 

  • Electrical Services Design
  • Building Services
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Building Automation
  • Services Development & Management
  • Building Energy Assessment
  • Work Placement

In year 3 of the programme students can complete work experience/study for one semester in Ireland, Germany, France, Spain or Italy

Year Four

  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy
  • Wind Energy for Electricity Supply
  • Data Acquisition
  • Energy Management
  • Facilities Management and the Environment
  • Management, Marketing & Law
  • Energy Policy & Economics
  • Research Methodologies
  • E-Learning Techniques

Further Information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 

T: 01 402 4573 (Dr Martin Barrett, Programme Chair) 

T: 01 402 4882 (Dr Keith Sunderland, Assistant Head) 

T: 01 402 4617 (Ms Frances Malone, Administration) 

E: martin.barrett@dit.ie 

E: keith.sunderland@dit.ie 

E: frances.malone@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering

https://dit.ie/media/admissions/documents/DIT035.pdf

What Our Students Say

Mark Kelly graduated from the DT712 BSc in Electrical Services and Energy Management in 2014. Job opportunities were plentiful upon completion of the Degree. Mark is currently employed as an electrical engineer with PM Group and is enrolled on a part-time Master’s degree. Projects with the PM Group include Data Centre/mission critical facilities, Waste to Energy facilities, Med Tech and Pharma projects. 

Niall McCoy graduated from the BSc in Electrical Services and Energy Management in 2010 and is now a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Energy Engineer. Currently Niall is working in the wind industry and is responsible for wind farm development in a number of countries worldwide such as Canada, USA, South Africa, UK & Ireland. To date, Niall has successfully project-managed and designed over 1.2 GW in installed wind farms. Niall is now completing his PhD in Wind Energy.

Cristina Coleman-Kenny graduated in 2012. Cristina commenced work as a graduate engineer with ESB International. Cristina is now a HV substation designer with ESB. She is also acting as Owners Engineer on behalf of ESB Networks for the construction of an Independent Processing Plant (IPP) as part of the Dublin Waste Incinerator development.

Electrical Services & Energy Management / Seirbhísí Leictreachais & Bainistíocht Fuinnimh

DT712

What is... Electrical Services & Energy Management?

Energy management is the process of monitoring, controlling and conserving energy in a building. With the introduction of the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings, there is a statutory obligation for all domestic, commercial and industrial buildings to comply. This programme aims to prepare graduates to meet the current engineering, energy and environmental challenges facing us on a national and international level. The programme will focus on building energy systems, energy assessment, energy policy, facilities management, renewable technologies, taking account of security of supply, competitiveness of our energy supply and the impact of climate change and CO2 emissions.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Electrical Services Technicians enjoy a very varied, interesting and well paid work environment. There are so many aspects in which you can develop an interest and subsequently specialise. These can include: working in an electrical design office, for an electrical contractor, as engineering systems support in the manufacturing sector, perhaps in technical sales support, project management, or in the provision of industrial services. The work invariably involves both office based and site/location activity.

This programme is accredited by the Energy Institute as partially satisfying the education standard required for Chartered Engineer membership.

What other options do I have after completion?

This qualification will give graduates the opportunity of entering the Energy Industry which has been identified as one of the major growth areas in this century where there will be interesting and well paid jobs. Graduates of the BSc in Electrical Services and Energy Management may also pursue master’s programmes within DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme has been designed to build upon the energy, environment and management content of the level 7 degree in Electrical Services Engineering providing seamless and coherent progression for graduates from this programme. The programme will also be of interest to graduates from other disciplines wishing to advance their knowledge, skill and competence in the field of electrical services and energy management.

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Research Methodologies and e-learning Techniques
  • Utilization of Electrical Energy
  • Energy Management
  • Data Acquisition, Analysis and Energy Modelling
  • Facilities Management and the Environment
  • Building Energy Assessment

Semester 2

  • Services Development and Management
  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Energy Policy and Economics
  • Project/Dissertation

Further Information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4573 (Martin Barrett , Programme Chair)

T: 01 402 4882 (Dr Keith Sunderland, Assistant Head)

T: 01 402 4617 (Ms Frances Malone, Administration)

E: martin.barrett@dit.ie

E: keith.sunderland@dit.ie

E: frances.malone@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

Electrical Services Engineering / Innealltóireacht Sheirbhísí Leictreacha

DT010

What is... Electrical Services Engineering?

The field of Electrical Services Engineering and Sustainable Design incoprporates engineering disciplines employed both in modern buildings as well as the broader concerns associated with the green economy. These environments require graduates with a high degree of knowledge capability and diversity in an ever expanding engineering context with an ability to apply such skills in the retrofit and upgrade of facilities.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Electrical Services Engineers enjoy a very varied, interesting work environment.

There are many areas in which graduates can develop an interest and subsequently specialise. These include working in an electrical design office for a consulting engineer as engineering systems support in the manufacturing sector, technical sales support, project management, energy and environmental control or in the provision of industrial services. The work invariably involves both office based and site/location activity.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who graduate from DT010 may progress to the BSc Honours Degree in Electrical Services & Energy Management - DT035 (Full Time) or DT018 (Part Time).

And from there to the MSc in Energy Management - DT711 (Full Time) or DT015 (Part Time).

Graduates may also gain Advanced Level Entry to other higher degree programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The disciplines covered by the programme include environmental control and communication, power distribution, standby generation, lighting, emergency services (lighting and fire), access control, data services, automation, building management systems and many more. As well as expertise in these areas, graduates from this programme will have expertise in the application of low carbon technologies including green generation technologies.

Students will have a keen interest in how things work and in problem solving. There is plenty of scope for exercising innovation, creativity and flair when using new technologies to solve everyday problems.

Green building technology, efficient use of energy and sustainability are all areas that are addressed. The programme also includes modules covering project management, refrigeration, heating, ventilation & air-conditioning as well as renewable plant technologies.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Electrical Principles
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Safety Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Professional Development
  • Computer Applications & Professional development
  • Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD)
  • Electrical Standards

Year Two

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Renewable Energy Plant
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Life Protection Systems
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Professional Development
  • Building Services
  • Project Management
  • Services Design Project

Year Three

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Plant
  • Electrical Services Plant
  • Industrial / Building Automation
  • Electrical Services Design
  • Building Services
  • Project Management
  • Services Design Project

Further Information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4882 (Dr Keith Sunderland, Programme Chair)

T: 01 402 4617 (Ms Frances Malone, Administration)

E: keith.sunderland@dit.ie

E: frances.malone@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

Engineering (General Entry) / Innealtóireacht (Iontráil Ghinearálta)

DT066

What is... Engineering?

DT066 is the common first year entry point for the majority of four year Level 8 Engineering Degrees in DIT. Students specialise in second and subsequent years and may choose:

  • DT021A - Electrical & Electronic / Computer & Communication Engineering
  • DT022 - Mechanical Engineering
  • DT023 - Manufacturing Engineering
  • DT024 - Structural Engineering
  • DT026 - Building Services Engineering (HVACR)
  • DT027 - Civil Engineering

What are my career opportunities?

DT066 is the stepping stone to an exciting and rewarding career as a professional engineer.  DIT's Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Ireland and our qualifications are recognised worldwide. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees and Research Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

DT066 Students learn fundamental  principles (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry), Engineering Applications (Mechanics and Electrotechnolgy) and Applied Skills (Technical Graphics, Computing and Professional Development).  Throughout the year the theoretical subjects are supported by laboratories and a comprehensive programme of design projects including a robot building project, a bridge building project and an energy efficiency project. 

Module Listing 

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Chemistry
  • Technical Graphics
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering Computing
  • Instrumentation for Engineers
  • Engineering Professional Practice
  • Design Projects

Many of our degrees offer students the chance to study aboard through the Erasmus programme. 

Further Information

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies

T: 01 402 4014 (School Administrator: Ms Jane Cullen)

E: multidisciplinaryadm@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/multidisciplinarytechnologies/

"Employers were definitely impressed by the fact that I came from DIT"

"You learn a lot and they (projects) are really really fun"

 "If you like making things then this is the course for you" 

Engineering (General Entry) / Innealtóireacht (Iontráil Ghinearálta)

DT097

What is... Engineering (General Entry)?

This 1-year programme provides a general access route to engineering programmes for those who have not decided which engineering discipline they would like to study.

On successful completion of the programme, students will have the mathematical and scientific basis to successfully enter the second year of seven different Level 7 discipline-specific programmes. In addition, in a limited number of cases, some students with proven ability may be permitted to progress to the first year of the Level 8 Engineering (General Entry) programme DT066.

This course will suit students who have an interest in technology and in solving problems in the engineering world.

Students are assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and continuous assessment projects.

What other options do I have after completion?

After successfully completing first year, students are eligible for transfer into year 2 of one of our Level 7 (BEngTech) programmes. Those who achieve a high average mark in their examinations and a high mark in mathematics are also eligible for entry into year 1 of DT066 -Engineering (General Entry) Level 8

Students who pass DT097 have a choice of entering 2nd year of the following Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) degrees in DIT:

Students who pass DT097 with a high average mark and a high mark in mathematics may enter year 1 of DT066 – Engineering (General Entry) Level 8 and may then progress to year 2 of;

  • DT021 - Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • DT022 - Mechanical Engineering
  • DT023 - Manufacturing & Design Engineering
  • DT024 - Structural Engineering
  • DT026 - Building Services (HVACR) Engineering
  • DT027 - Civil Engineering
  • DT081 - Computer and Communication Engineering

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

You will study a combination of maths, science, engineering design, drawing and you will also be given a general introduction to the engineering profession. There is a strong emphasis on group projects within the programme.

Module Listing

Year 1

Semester 1:

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanics and Engineering Materials
  • Design Projects
  • Introduction to Engineering profession
  • CAD

Semester 2:

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanics and Engineering Materials
  • Design Projects
  • Elective modules

Further Information

School of Multidisciplinary Technology

T: 01 402 4059 (Eddie Conlon, Assistant Head of Department)

E: edward.conlon@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/multidisciplinarytechnologies/ 

Engineering Systems Maintenance / Cothabháil Chórais Innealtoreachta

DT002

What is... Engineering Systems Maintenance?

Engineering Systems Maintenance is an engineering activity which allows graduates to work in a mechanical /manufacturing/electrical engineering maintenance environment in high-tech multi-national companies as well as traditional indigenous industries and public utilities. These activities are a key component of an industry’s competitiveness as well as ensuring efficiency, safety and reliability of production and service delivery of utilities. Graduates of the course will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to operate effectively in an environment where diagnostic and applied engineering skills will be valued and rewarded.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Manufacturing industry in Ireland has expanded significantly over the past number of years, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Promotion to higher positions within an organization is dependent on your ability, application and dedication. The option of self-employment is also a feasible and attractive one.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject perquisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the Year 3 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Those who qualify with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree meet the Technician Engineer level requirement of Engineers Ireland and can qualify for the Associateship grade of membership after they have completed a suitable period of practical training.

Students who successfully complete Year 2 of the programme and who do not wish to progress to the third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The Engineering System Maintenance programme was specifically designed to meet the increasing demands on maintenance technologists. The function of maintenance engineering personnel has changed in the past two decades This has lead to a demand in modern industry for an integrated multi-skilled, flexible maintenance technologist, with expertise in the complementary disciplines of electrical, mechanical , fluid power and computer applications.

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Maths
  • Computer Software Applications
  • Communications
  • Power Conditioning
  • Maintenance Principles of Power Transmission
  • Electro-Technology

Semester 2

  • Maths
  • Electro-Technology
  • Applied Engineering Science
  • Applied Engineering Materials
  • Maintenance Principles of Power Transmission
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Maths
  • Facilities Operation Maintenance & Efficiency
  • Maintenance & Asset Management
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance Diagnostic Systems
  • Applied Engineering Science

Semester 2

  • Maths
  • Facilities Operation Maintenance & Efficiency
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electrical Service Plant
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Maintenance & Asset Management

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Maths
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Maintainability & Supportability
  • Electrical Facilities Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
  • Facilities Operation Maintenance & Efficiency
  • Project

Semester 2

  • Advance Maintenance Techniques
  • Business Management
  • Metrology & Quality
  • Computurised Plant Maintenance
  • Project

Further Information

School of Mechanical & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3659 (Miriam Daly)

T: 01 402 3761 ( John Brennan, Programme Chair)

E: john.brennan@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalanddesignengineering/

Environmental Health / Folláine Chomhshaoil

DT491

What is... Environmental Health?

Our environment and lifestyle affects our health. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, our homes and workplaces all can have an influence on our state of health. Students on this programme gain experience of examining issues such as food safety, environmental pollution, occupational safety and health risk management and identifying how these should be managed.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Employment opportunities may exist in private and public sectors in areas such as environmental management, health and safety, food safety and health promotion, as well as Environmental Health Officer (EHO) in the state sector. Employers need qualified staff to steer them through their responsibilities in environmental health. State sector EHO’s are normally responsible for monitoring and enforcing standards (through advice, education and regulation) in a wide range of areas such as food safety, air and water quality and tobacco policies.

Some career information is also available at the website of the Environmental Health Officers’ Association at www.ehoa.ie

What other options do I have after completion?

There are a range of taught postgraduate courses (in Ireland and abroad) in aspects of environmental health for graduates who wish to further develop their abilities in certain aspects of environmental health. There may also be research opportunities for graduates on specific environmental health topics.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Businesses and individuals must comply with a range of health & safety standards- these could be in food, occupational and environmental areas. As an Environmental Health student, you will learn how to evaluate relevant situations, solve problems, and manage these areas. The programme is applied in nature, but has a strong scientific underpinning, especially in Years One and Two. The programme develops through subsequent years into applied areas of environmental health and examines current and developing issues. There is a period of professional practice (placement) where you can learn how to apply your knowledge of environmental health.

Module Listing

Areas of study include:

  • Environmental Health
  • Biology
  • Chemical Applications
  • Microbiology
  • Building Technology
  • Computations
  • Ecology and Entomology
  • Food and Water Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Physics
  • Noise and Radiation
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Food Safety
  • Food Technology
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health Law and Management
  • Air Quality and Energy
  • Environmental Health Protection
  • Environmental Health Management
  • Housing Policy and Defects
  • Environmental Health Impact and Planning Policy
  • Final Year Project.

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4355 (School Office)

E: fiona.collins@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh

What our Students say!

“The programme was wide–ranging with a wonderful basis in a range of disciplines. I then decided I wanted to be a specialist in one particular discipline and returned to DIT to do a two years research masters in health and safety. I am now managing the Health and Safety Department in a large teaching hospital.

The Environmental Health course gave me an introduction to many of the requirements needed in the world of health and safety. Health and safety practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds, which can include engineering, science, law and environment. No one individual would possesses all of these qualifications, but Environmental Health certainly provides you a good grounding in each of the disciplines. It’s a course I would highly recommend.”

Event Management / Bainistíocht Imeachtaí

DT413

What is... Event Management?

Event managers are needed to generate event ideas and facilitate them professionally. From a global event like the St. Patrick’s Festival to regional food and sport weekends, public celebrations and festivals, event management has evolved into big business.  This growth nationally and internationally has been fuelled by the increase in the number, size and sophistication of events.  Ireland has a thriving events sector which hosts exciting and varied events and festivals all throughout the year.

Studying this course will give you practical and theoretical skills in all aspects of event management.   The event manager oversees and arranges all aspects of the event.  Students become knowledgeable in areas such as event planning and design, marketing, sponsorship, staging and health and safety.   

What are my... Career Opportunities?

You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in any events sector.  Many of our graduates have established their own event management companies.  Opportunities are also available in consultancy, research and postgraduate education.  The range of transferrable skills and competencies that we teach lead to jobs in areas such as Event and Entertainment Enterprises, Conference Organisation, National and Regional Tourism Organisations, Hotels, Public Relations, Self-Employment, Project Management, Venue Management, Conventions, Sports Tourism, Community Development and Arts and Music Sectors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standards may have access to a range of postgraduate and Master’s Degrees in DIT and elsewhere at third level nationally and internationally.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students are equipped with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills needed to be successful in the exciting and vibrant events industry.

As well as event specific subjects such as Event Staging, Event Industry Studies and Event Risk Management, students follow a broad business course with subjects such as Management, Marketing and Finance and Law being some of the key areas studied to ensure that our graduates are well equipped to be successful in the sector.

European Languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language.

Internships / Work Placements

We want our graduates to be ready for the workplace upon completing their degree. Internships give students an edge when it comes to getting that job in the events sector.  Employers place huge value on first hand work experience on top of college education and we ensure that our students have both of these. These are unique networking opportunities to make contacts for careers in the future. 

To ensure that our students hit the ground running, there are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3. 

Module Listing 

Year One 

  • Applied Communications  
  • Management  
  • Computer Applications  
  • Languages  
  • Event Industry Studies  
  • Event Operations  
  • Fundamentals of Accounting  
  • Marketing  
  • Economics  

In first year students are required to undertake 200 hours of event related experience. 

Year Two

  • Management Accounting - Costing & Decision Making  
  • Database & Industry Software  
  • Languages  
  • Event Planning  
  • Production & Staging  
  • Fund Raising & Sponsorship  
  • Human Resource Management  
  • Conference Management

3 Optional Modules  

Year Three

  • Financial Accounting  
  • Event Health & Safety Management 
  • Event Industry Law  
  • Conference & Event Marketing
  • 2 Optional Modules  

Professional Placement  

A period of professional internship in the event industry is undertaken in the 2nd semester of 3rd year, preceded by a tailored induction programme. The internship is arranged & supervised through the School of Hospitality Management & Tourism. 

Year Four

  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Management  
  • Project Management  
  • Research Methods  
  • Strategic Management Seminars  
  • Public Relations  
  • Management Accounting   

A supervised Dissertation is undertaken by students this year. 

Are there study abroad options?

In the second semester of Year 2 there may be opportunities to study at partner institutions in Europe under the Erasmus + Programme. This is a great opportunity for students to experience college in destinations such as Budapest Business School; the University of Savoie, France; the University of Applied Sciences, Finland; and the FH Modul in Vienna. 

Students also have the option of completing their six month internship abroad.  If work placements are completed outside Ireland and within the EU, grants are available through the EU Erasmus + programme. 

Further Information

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism 

Dr. Ruth Craggs (Programme Chair)

T: 01 402 7573

E: ruth.craggs@dit.ie 

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitalitymanagementtourism/

What our Students say!

“The support given by DIT and the people involved behind it should be embraced, and given the opportunity to take a course, should be taken, given half the chance. 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.” 

Film and Broadcasting / Scannánaíocht & Craoltóireacht

DT504

What is... Film & Broadcasting?

Film & Broadcasting is about telling stories - whether fiction or factual. It combines high standards of training in production skills to make programmes - dramas and documentaries for radio, television and cinema, with a solid academic education in media theory and contextual studies. While the core focus is on ‘traditional’ media, students in this programme will also study ‘new’ media forms, which still require all of the ‘traditional’ skillsets and are really about delivering stories in different formats or supporting ‘traditional’ story telling (e.g. a TV programme) in different ways.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates work in all aspects of production and post-production, in broadcasting, in corporate media, in film-making. The graduate’s career path is largely determined by the individual’s interests and specialisations, although with a rounded education, our graduates are extremely flexible. Some go into the supporting roles of production to work towards a career as a producer or director, others go into cameras/cinematography, sound recording, sound post-production, editing, programme development; others go into journalistic roles.

What other options do I have after completion?

Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of higher degrees: some specialise in film or media studies, creative writing, or literature studies, others go into socio-political research; some go into journalism, others digital media. The emphasis on independent research and the academic process of writing a dissertation prepares our graduates extremely well for post-graduate studies.

Learning Outcomes:  What will I Study?

Our students develop original content in drama and documentary, working across diverse media formats such as photography, video, radio, television, and digital media. Using high quality facilities, students develop professional production skills that are transferrable across increasingly convergent media environments.

Modules in production are underpinned by theoretical study in the relevant fields of documentary, narrative film and broadcast forms, as well as a study of the cultural and sociological context in which the media operates.   

F&B requires both passion and discipline. The best films, documentaries, and radio features, come from students who are interested in the wider world, who have an awareness of current affairs and how socio-political forces shape and respond to society, who have curiosity and openness - an eagerness to learn and to understand people, systems (of all kinds), or history. Students in this stream will widen their production skills to develop competencies in converged media production. They will also take complementary theoretical studies with a specific focus on society in the digital age.

Module Listing

Production: 

  • video
  • audio 
  • stills photography 
  • creative writing 
  • television production 
  • drama 
  • documentary 
  • radio production 
  • scriptwriting 
  • media management 

Critical Studies: 

  • film studies 
  • world cinema 
  • european cinema 
  • transnational cinemas 
  • documentary studies 
  • audiences 
  • popular culture 
  • media policy 
  • media history 

Digital Cultures: 

  • gameplay & ludology 
  • ethics 
  • the language used by the media 
  • digital media in an information society 
  • introduction to digital technology 
  • online production 
  • introduction to animation & authoring 
  • independent media research project

Are there study abroad options?

We have links with a range of European and US institutions. These exchange opportunities are offered on a competitive basis. Our links include Columbia College Chicago, Ryerson University in Toronto, Metropolia University in Helsinki, and Paris

Further Information

School of Media  

T: 01 402 3092 

F: 01 402 3293

E: creativedigitalmedia@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/schoolofmedia

What our Students say!

I’ve worked consistently since graduation as a Camera Assistant, and as a DV Camera Operator. - A sample of credits include The Clinic; Killinaskully 5; Whistleblower; Rock Rivals; The Runaway; Ondine; Scissor Sisters (documentary); Celebrity Bainisteoir 2009; Dragons Den; The Apprentice; Bertie; Rasaí na Gaillaimhe 2008; Leinster Heineken Cup Homecoming 2009; U2 360 Tour, Berlin; The Script  

Fine Art / Mínealaín

DT546

What is... Fine Art?

The BA Fine Art is designed for students who wish to work as cultural producers in the Fine Art sector. The programme is focused primarily on the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which are necessary for a graduate to operate as a visual artist in a competitive environment, Nationally and Internationally. There is a major emphasis on developing the students’ skills acquisition, creative intelligence and conceptual and critical thinking abilities, which are integrated with modules in Critical Theory and Professional Practice.

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates establish themselves as professional artists. Many graduates from our programme successfully continue to pursue postgraduate study in Ireland or abroad but also find employment in the cultural and community sectors working in galleries and in studios as arts officers, as curators, as arts administrators and in the teaching sector in Ireland or abroad.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of taught Masters, MPhil and PhD degrees by research in DIT or elsewhere in Ireland and abroad.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The aims and objectives of the BA in Fine Art are to provide an educational context for students who wish to study Fine Art practices and theories at an undergraduate level. It aims to equip the Fine Art student with appropriate skills to realise ideas and to foster in each student an articulate, critical and informed understanding of contemporary Fine Art, its evolution, contexts and critical discourses. This Fine Art programme provides the intellectual environment and technical resources to enable each student to realise their own unique creative potential as a professional artist.

In addition to their own art practice, each student is encouraged to participate in the Broadcast Gallery housed in North House Gallery in DIT Grangegorman, on study trips to international art events, national trips focussed on land works, attend visiting lecturers, art survey sessions, artists talks, and gallery and studio visits, the majority of which are built in to the main programme. While working within a modular structure students are constantly invited to see the interdisciplinary opportunities that exist throughout the Fine Art modules and beyond, mirroring the wide range of media and sources that is present in contemporary art practice.

Our graduates can demonstrate the ability to originate, develop and articulate concepts in Fine Art practices. Articulate a practical and theoretical understanding of Fine Art through essays, presentations, learning portfolios and thesis. Apply a comprehensive level and appropriate range of material and technical skills to their practice. Manage self-directed study and implement independent learning strategies.

Module Listing

Year One  

  • Painting Media  
  • Sculpture Media  
  • Print Media & Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • New Media 
  • Drawing Media 
  • Photography 
  • Professional Practice  
  • Critical Theory (Art Theory, History of Art, Aesthetics, Psychology & Research Methodologies) 

Year Two & Three

The students define their Studio Practice of self-directed study. They are encouraged to develop technical expertise + critical thinking in areas relevant to practice with an emphasis on research & experimentation. 

Year Four 

The students consolidate their modular programme of self directed study of which Fine Art studio practice forms the core, while continuing to engage in interdisciplinary activities & practice. 

Finally, students are expected to articulate a critically informed understanding of Fine Art history and contemporary theory. Students present an exhibition of work based on studio practice and a written thesis for graduation.

Are there study abroad options?

In third year students are encouraged to participate in the Erasmus programme which offers exchange opportunities to study in partner institutions in continental Europe. The School has formal links with many of its key counterparts in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Latvia, United Kingdom, etc. There are also optional modules offered that involve short intensive study trips abroad.

Further Information

Dublin School of Creative Arts  

T: 01 402 4138 (Secretary)  

F: 01 402 4297 

E: creativearts@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/creativearts/ 

Food Innovation / Nuálaíocht an Bhia

DT421

(Degree Options - Food or Brewing & Distilling)

What is ... Food Innovation?

The Food Innovation programme covers a comprehensive range of disciplines including science, technology, business and innovation in order to meet requirements of the modern food and drinks industry.   

Support is directly provided by these Industries to enhance theoretical knowledge and practical skills delivered by DIT, this includes Industry lectures, field trips, on-site training, contracts of learning through work placement and applied research projects. 

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme will provide graduates with:

  • A programme of education which will allow entry into a career in the food industry as technologists capable of ensuring the production of safe and wholesome foods;
  • A thorough knowledge of the scientific disciplines fundamental to the development of novel foods and with the business acumen to be innovative;
  • A broadly based technological education which will allow entry into employment in other sectors of the food or related technical sectors;
  • An in-depth understanding of food business and the essential components of finance and management.

What other options do I have after completion?

Current and projected expansion in the food and drinks processing industry will require a greater number of appropriately trained personnel.  Our Graduates have careers as entrepreneurs, managers, scientists and technologists in the food and drinks industries, research facilities, government agencies, retail sector and sales etc.

They have varying roles including: Quality control/assurance, new product development, product analysis and safety, laboratory based manufacture, sales etc.

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard also have access to a range of Masters Degrees and PhD by research in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme will allow entry into a career in the food and drinks industry as a technologist capable of ensuring the production of ethical, safe and wholesome food and drinks.

The student will acquire the knowledge of the scientific disciplines fundamental to the development of novel foods and drinks, with the business acumen (including finance and management) to be innovative.

A period of industrial placement is included where skills developed and Health & Safety training can be applied.

Opportunities to develop inter-personal communication skills and research techniques, coupled with report writing and self-learning are integral to the program. 

Module Listing 

Year One

  • Principles of Systems & Cellular Biology
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
  • Digital Skills and Computer Applications
  • Introductory Nutrition and Microbiology
  • Applied Food Industry Communications
  • Principles of Food Processing & Preservation
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics
  • Business Management & Marketing

Year Two

  • Structural  Biochemistry
  • Natural Organic Chemistry
  • Diet, Health & Disease
  • Food & Beverage Engineering
  • Food Process Technology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Business Finance
  • Food Microbiology
  • Quality and Hygiene Systems
  • Food Ingredients and Consumer Foods
  • Fundamental Sensory Evaluation

Year Three

Core:

  • Shelf life Management & Packing
  • Food & Beverage Product Research & Development
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Occupational Safety Management for the Food Industry
  • Industrial Placement

Food Stream:

  • Food & Beverage Chemistry & Analysis
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Training & Auditing

Brewing & Distilling Stream:

  • Science of Brewing & Distilling
  • Spirits and Liqueurs
  • International Beers & Draught Dispensing Management

Year Four

Core:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management & Sustainability
  • Food & Beverage Marketing

Choice of Two Optionals

  • Responsible Research Management & info access
  • Project/Dissertation

Food Stream:

  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Advanced Food Technology
  • Food Safety & Risk Analysis

Brewing & Distilling Stream:

  • Brewing Microbiology
  • Science of Brewing and Distilling
  • Beverage Regulatory Affairs

Are there study abroad options? 

Students may have the opportunity to complete a semester, full year, project work or work placement abroad under the Lifelong Learning Programme/ERASMUS mobility schemes or their equivalent in other countries. 

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4355 (Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan)

F: 01 402 4495

E: catherine.barryryan@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh

Food Sales and Culinary Practice / Díolacháin Bhia agus Cleachtas Cócaireachta

DT404

What is... Food Sales and Culinary Practice?

The Higher Certificate in Food Sales and Culinary Practice is a two year full-time programme that incorporates food retail business and culinary/kitchen practical classes that facilitate the development of knowledge and skills required to work in the retail food industry. The programme embraces food sales and culinary practice, food innovation development and practical culinary modules that are focused on products found in food retail and delicatessen outlets. The programme also embraces food retail marketing and customer care modules that promote enterprise development leading to future business creations. The dynamic and competitive nature of the retail food industry requires management skills that combine professional, entrepreneurial and strategic approaches. Against this background, this programme builds on the strong links between retail culinary practice and food business and will provide students with the opportunity to work in the dynamic food and beverage related industries.

What are my... Career opportunities?

This programme recognises the complex nature of the retail culinary, general food, beverages and related industries. It thereby affords graduates the opportunity to avail of a wide range of careers.  The educational model used seeks to maximise the potential of each participating student.

Many career paths are open to graduates including: culinary retail management; food promotion in the retail sector; event catering and beverage retail management, food distribution (import and exports) and entrepreneurship. In addition, graduates may progress to a variety of graduate degree programmes in a range of related disciplines.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have successfully completed the programme may have access to a range of Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship may be of particular interest to graduates of this programme. 

Learning outcomes/What will I learn on this programme? 

This programme is designed primarily to enable students to become competent professionals who are capable of demonstrating abilities in the selection, combination, preparation, cooking and presentation and service of food in a wide variety of food retail settings. Primarily such food retailing and culinary operations settings would be retail delicatessen, catering premises, supermarkets and the wider food retail distribution industry. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of these industries and includes the three domains of knowledge, practice and individual student needs. All three domains are incorporated across the programmes modules.

The Higher Certificate is structured on three core areas of the culinary arts disciplines, namely:

  • Culinary food retailing practice in the retail and wider food distribution industry
  • Culinary Arts Science including: health, nutrition, food safety and technology
  • Management, marketing,  finance, the business of food retailing

Module Listing

Year 1

  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Communications
  • Culinary Science - Food Safety
  • Management Principles
  • Food Commodities
  • Retail Food - Foundation Kitchen Skills
  • Retail Beverage Operations
  • Retail Food Cost Control & Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Catering Systems & Administration
  • Applied Communications & Customer Care Management
  • Retail Food - Retail Deli Counter Kitchen Skills

Year 2

  • Human Resource Management
  • Culinary Information Systems
  • Product Theory
  • Meat Technology
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Retail Food - Commercial Restaurant/Cafe Operations in Culinary Retail
  • Retail Beverage Operations
  • Introduction to Legal Studies for licenced premises
  • Enterprise Development
  • Applied Retail Food Marketing
  • Retail Food - Retail Bakery and Delicatessen Breads, Cakes and Desserts

Further Information 

School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology 

T: 01 402 4520 (Mr. James McCauley, Programme Chair)

T: 01-402-4344 (School Office)

E: James.McCauley@dit.ie 

E: scaft@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/culinaryartsandfoodtechnology/

Food Science & Management / Eolaíocht an Bhia & Bainistíocht

DT424

What is... Food Science & Management?

This two year full-time programme provides students with scientific and technical understanding of food science and associated technologies as well as the business skills required to respond to the current needs of the food industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

With the Irish food industry currently experiencing significant growth and placed to be a major contributor to the economic recovery in Ireland, this course provides rewarding job opportunities for those wishing to be part of this vital sector including junior management jobs, food product development, market research and quality control.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates may progress to higher level programmes, up to BSc honours degree level within DIT or elsewhere, provided they meet the specific requirements of the chosen programme.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

In food science, the biological, physical and engineering sciences are applied to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles of food processing, and the improvement required to meet consumers demand. This programme provides education and training in the practical and theoretical aspects of food science in addition to the basic sciences such as biology, chemistry, microbiology and maths. In addition to its scientific content, this programme also offers education in the fundamentals of business and management which are essential to bring food products to the marketplace.

The programme features a major practical project in the second year, in which students work together in teams to apply their learned scientific and business management knowledge in the development of food products. These projects often develop innovative products targeting specific nutritional needs of consumers or emerging market trends.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Foundation Chemistry
  • Foundation Organic Chemistry
  • Applied Food Industry Communications
  • Laboratory Techniques and Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Introduction to Food Science and Analysis
  • Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
  • Business Management and Marketing

Year Two

  • Animal Products Technology
  • Horticultural Product Technology
  • Quality and Hygiene Systems
  • Basic Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Ingredients and Consumer Foods
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Food Product Regulatory Affairs
  • Basic Food Microbiology
  • Financial Management
  • Final Year Project

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 7550 (Dr David O’Connor)

E: david.i.oconnor@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh

Forensic & Environmental Chemistry / Ceimic Fhóiréinseach agus Chomhshaoil

DT203

What is... Forensic & Environmental Chemistry?

This course is a chemistry programme with modules specialising in forensic and environmental topics. Graduates will have a rigorous scientific training, be good at problem solving and have expert laboratory skills suitable for any career in the Forensic or Environmental sector as well as Pharmaceutical / Chemical industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The exciting career paths open to a graduate of this programme are varied and include monitoring environmental pollution, chemical analysis and forensic analysis, as well as teaching science and chemistry. Careers can be in:

  • Environmental monitoring - monitoring levels of pollutants in air, water and soil
  • Chemical analysis - characterisation of complex mixtures
  • Forensic analysis - chemical analysis employed to assist in solving crime

Such careers can be in environmental laboratories, State laboratories, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, cosmetic and food companies and forensic laboratories.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who complete the programme are eligible to progress to taught and research masters and doctoral programmes in DIT or other higher education institutions as well as the PGDE (for graduates intending to teach at secondary level).

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

If you are interested in pursuing this course of study, you will need an interest in science as well as an interest in solving problems.
The first year of the programme provides an introduction to science as well as an introductory module on forensic and environmental chemistry. In second year, the relevant core chemistry topics are taught as well as some specialised modules in forensic and environmental chemistry.

In the final two years, the emphasis is on forensic and environmental chemistry and includes case studies and development of team-work and critical analysis skills. A six month work placement features between years 3 and 4.

‘The Programme is recognised by the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland for Graduate Membership and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition it is recognised by The Teaching Council for teaching Chemistry to Leaving Certificate level.’

Module Listing

Year One

Year one is designed to establish a solid foundation across the sciences. An introductory module in Forensic and Environmental Chemistry is included along with hands-on activities in these areas.

Year Two

This year provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the various branches of Chemistry. In addition, modules in Forensic and Environmental Chemistry are provided which build upon the core chemistry content.

Year Three & Four

Over the final two years of the programme, advanced modules in Forensic and Environmental Chemistry are delivered featuring realistic case-studies and developing team-working and critical analysis skills. There is a hands-on approach in the use of modern instrumentation including chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.

  • A key feature in Year three is the Work Placement in an industrial environment.
  • In Year four, there is a final year project which allows students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and initiative on a research topic.

Are there study abroad options?

It is possible during the Year 3 placement to study in an industrial or academic environment abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

Further Information

School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

T: 01 402 4570

E: gavin.sewell@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/chempharm

What our Students say!

  • I really enjoyed this course - lots of laboratory work meant that I got to learn about equipment and methods that I now use in my job.
  • My interest lies in the application of analytical techniques to the investigation of evidence from crime scenes
  • My time at DIT has allowed me to travel to seminars and universities abroad for work and further study in forensic sciences

Game Design / Dearadh Cluichí

DT508

What is... Game Design?

The BA in Game Design is a 4-year degree that focuses on the creation and study of games. The course covers the design of games including: mobile, console, PC, board games, card games, serious games and experimental games. Topics include in-depth analysis of games, practical hands-on development experience and theoretical game studies. Along the way students will also learn important skills in programming, digital media creation, problem solving, usability, project management, production and team work. Students will make and release a number of games during the course of this programme, from first year right through to fourth year.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates from this programme can expect to follow a number of career paths. Many will want to innovate in the games industry, release their own games and setup a studio. Our business modules in 4th year facilitate that. Others will work within the existing games industry as game designers, programmers and testers. As the application of games spreads to areas such as education, business and marketing, graduates could also work in these industries as game designers. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Students from this programme can progress to further education either as a researcher undergoing a PhD in game studies or into our very successful MSc in Creative Digital Media where we have a digital games option.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts, theories and models pertaining to the study of game design and the manner in which they can be applied to both entertainment and non-entertainment uses. They will have a good understanding of game programming, production, asset design and mechanics. They will have an ability to analyse and determine multiple approaches to game design, mechanics, controls and the context within which they are used. They will employ advanced skills from specialist areas to achieve goals, including the design and implementation of complex game systems, the documentation of the design process as well as testing and deployment of the resulting games. They will have an ability to apply game design techniques to solving real world problems. Students will make and release to the public at least 10 games and design hundreds more throughout the course of the programme from board games to mobile games to desktop games and will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement, community project or international exchange.

Module Listing 

  • Ludology
  • Game Design
  • Critical Play
  • Game Production
  • Game Tools
  • Mechanics Design
  • Digital Media Tools
  • Media Ethics
  • Game Programming
  • Prototyping Studio
  • Game Artificial Intelligence
  • Asset Design
  • Dissertation
  • Business of Games

Are there study abroad options?

The School of Media has many Erasmus connections within Europe as well as international opportunities to study abroad. Over the next few years we will be developing more opportunities for student exchanges to compatible games programmes.

Further Information

School of Media  

T: 01 402 3269 (John P. Healy)  

E: john.p.healy@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/media

 

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Geographic Science / Eolaíocht Gheografach

DT112

What is... Geographic Science?

It is Geography brought to life! Another name for Geographic Science is Geomatics.

Locational (spatial) information must be collected, processed and managed to produce maps, construction drawings and models. The professional responsible for this is a Geomatics Surveyor.  We model, analyse and manage information from many sources. This provides us with lots of exciting career opportunities at home and abroad. We use interesting cutting-edge technologies including satellites, drones, laser scanners, aerial cameras and advanced surveying and computing to collect and manage our data.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Go to the following link to view an animation on the careers available to a Geographic Science graduate - a geomatics professional: http://www.dit.ie/surveyingconstructionmanagement/

Graduates from the programme are highly sought after at home and abroad by private companies and government agencies. The BSc (Hons) degree is also accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) which are internationally recognised. Graduates can become professional members and chartered surveyors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Geographic Science provides a solid basis for many technical and applied areas of research and as a graduate of Geographic Science, you are eligible to apply to any university for a wide range of Masters and other research level programmes.  

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Geographic Science involves three fields of activity - Spatial Data Provision (measuring the land), Geographic Information Science and Land Management.

Spatial Data Provision involves the collection of data relating to the Earth (spatial data). Instruments such as GPS receivers, terrestrial airborne (including drones) and spaceborne cameras and scanners, electronic distance and angle measuring instruments (total stations) and much more, are used to collect precise data which is then processed to create digital maps and 3D models of our landscape for development, monitoring and planning. We collect and apply these data on construction sites, on the land, offshore and underground to meet the needs of a range of users.

Geographic Information Science (GIS) lets us visualise, question, analyse and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns and trends that enable better decisions about location to be made. This involves 3D modelling, computer visualisation, spatial analysis in GIS and delivery of the results and products (including location based services) to the client.

The third activity of Geographic Science is Land Management. This deals with the four main   Land Administration systems - Land Value for Taxation, Land Tenure for Ownership of Property, Land Use for Planning, and Land Development for Construction and Conservation.

Module Listing 

Year One

  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Geo-Spatial Awareness
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Land Management
  • Professional Development

Year Two

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Land Management
  • Geographic
  • Information Science
  • Remote Sensing – Mapping from the air

Year Three

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Land Management
  • Remote Sensing – Mapping from the air
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Professional Development
  • Work Placement - a great opportunity to gain work experience in industry for a semester

Year Four

  • Professional Development
  • Geodetic Surveying
  • Land Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Remote Sensing – Mapping from the air
  • Spatial Information Applications
  • Dissertation (individual research project)

 

Are there study abroad options?

The Department has links with several European universities under the Erasmus/Socrates programmes. This facilitates the exchange of staff and students for study and research abroad.

Further Information

School of Surveying and Construction Management

T: 01 402 3676

E: surveying@dit.ie

What our Students say!

  • I chose Geographic Science as I wanted more choices than just working in an office. The lecturers are all enthusiastic and that enthusiasm is passed onto the graduates. I work in the Lidar department of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi). It’s an incredible place to work, and it makes great use of the skills I developed in college. The work is very diverse from quarry and flood mapping to forestry and road alignment projects.

  • I’m working in the GIS Department in the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. My principal duty is map creation. I chose to study Geographic Science for a number of reasons. There is a great balance between office and field work. The nature of the work allows you to be creative and artistic, as well as technical and precise. There is a large variety of specialised career paths available along with the possibility to travel and work in many parts of the world.

Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Aíochta

DT408

What is… Hospitality Management?

The hospitality industry in Ireland and worldwide is performing very strongly and needs qualified graduates to work in and run operations in this sector. Our students learn how to be competent as managers in any functional area in a hospitality business whether that is working in a top hotel or resort or opening your own restaurant, hotel or bar. 

This is a great industry for those interested in travel as positions are plentiful and the financial rewards are attractive.

This dynamic course provides an industry focused curriculum taught through a range of practical and academic learning styles to maximize the learning experience.  Students learn all the necessary business skills to equip them for management, while getting plenty of opportunities to put their skills into practice.

What are my... Career opportunities? 

Graduates are trained professionals with sound operational work experience and a comprehensive understanding of the hospitality industry.

Career opportunities are almost limitless in hotels and food and tourism enterprises worldwide. As such, they are in demand by a large cross section of the industry from general and operational management within the hospitality industry, to more specialised areas.

Career opportunities in this sector include Marketing and Sales, Human Resource Management, Food and Beverage Management, Rooms Division Management and Conferencing Management in Ireland and abroad.

What other options do I have after completion?   

Students who have reached the appropriate standards may have access to the one year BSc in Hospitality Management (add-on) programme (DT408A), other programmes in DIT and elsewhere at third level.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study?

Students are equipped with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills needed to be successful in the exciting and vibrant hospitality industry. 

The combination of key business subjects (such as Management, Communications, Finance, Marketing or Human Resource Management) with essential operational subjects (such as Hospitality Industry Studies, Rooms Division, Food and Beverage Management) ensures that our graduates are well equipped for a successful career in the sector.  Final year students will have the opportunity to follow a specialised stream in one of the following areas: Food and Beverage Management, Rooms Division Management or Conference and Event Management. 

European languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language. 

Internships / Work Placements

We want our graduates to be ready for the workplace upon completing their degree. We are serious about maximizing the potential for students to learn practical skills from real-life work experiences.  Internships give students an edge when it comes to getting that job in the hospitality sector.  Employers place huge value on first hand work experience on top of college education and we ensure that our students have both of these.  These are unique networking opportunities to make contacts for careers in the future. 

Students on the programme will undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 2 where there are opportunities to travel abroad to gain professional hospitality experience. 

Module Listing 

Year One  

  • Applied Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Economics
  • Food & Beverage Studies
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to Rooms Division Management
  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Practical Restaurant Operations
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Kitchen & Larder

Year Two 

  • Human Resource Management
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Management Accounting - Costing & Decision Making
  • Database & Industry Software

In the second semester students undertake a Professional Internship

Year Three 

  • Data Analysis
  • Enterprise Development
  • Financial Accounting
  • Hospitality Law
  • Information Systems
  • Management Accounting - Planning & Control
  • Strategic Management
  • Optional Modules  

Are there study abroad options?

In year 2 of the programme students have the opportunity to participate in a professional internship in selected hospitality organisations in Ireland, Europe and the United States. If work placements are completed outside Ireland and within the EU, grants are available through the EU Erasmus + programme.

Further Information   

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism

T: 01 402 7554 (Ann Conway)

T: 01 402 4352 (Mary Dineen)

E: Ann.Conway@dit.ie

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitalitymanagementtourism/

What Our Students Say

“For me a crucial part was the friends I made who made my college days fun and enjoyable, even as I write this I think of all the funny things that we did and how many memories I have made in DIT.   The course is quite diverse and each year was different from the other.  In the second year I was required to complete a six month internship, for me this was such a good experience as not only did it help me prepare for now in terms of writing CV's but also getting more used to doing interviews and gaining industry experience from which I learned the difference between practice and theory and also where I would like to work in the future.  I also liked that I did the three year course and that I had the option to progress and to do a final add on year. I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in business, hospitality and related customer focused sectors as the course covers a wide variety of modules” - Aoife Walsh

Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Aíochta

DT408A

What is... Hospitality Management?

This one-year programme provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed the BA Ordinary degree in Hospitality Management to attain an honours degree in a further single year of studies. It runs in conjunction with the BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management and BSc (Honours) in Tourism Management. The offering of the BSc (Honours) in Hospitality Management programme further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and their knowledge of the hospitality management discipline.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the hotel and restaurant sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in management positions in the world’s finest, restaurants, resorts and also overseeing special events and business conventions. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The BSc programme provides a learning environment which builds upon the hospitality management discipline at ordinary degree level and encourages a theoretical approach and a research ethos. It provides a programme of study that enhances relationships with industry and the school as a centre of excellence in the hospitality, hotel and restaurant management area and it encourages social, ethical and leadership competencies in this field.  It is this combination of higher learning outcomes that warrants an Honours award. This higher level of learning can be displayed by acquiring and utilising the additional cognitive skills of evaluation and synthesis which will be ensured by the modules offered.

Module Listing

Year One 

Both semesters provide core modules in strategic management, entrepreneurship, research methods, marketing strategy and strategic human resources. These modules are enhanced through the provision of optional modules in both terms. All students complete a dissertation during their studies. 

Semester 1 

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Marketing Strategy  
  • Research Methods  
  • Dissertation
  • Options  

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management Seminars  
  • Strategic Human Resource Management  
  • Dissertation  
  • Options

Further Information

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism  

T: 01 402 7559 (Dr. Ziene Mottiar)  

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/hospitality

What our Students say!

I enrolled as a mature student for the add-on programme mainly because I wanted a refresher after many years of work in hospitality. I found the lectures enjoyable and very interesting, and we often got visits from guest lecturers and industry practitioners which were also very inspiring. There were quite a lot of assignments to write during the course, which was a bit challenging for me at the start, but fortunately there was plenty of support from both academic staff and fellow students. Group assignments were great fun and I could learn from other students. We often had to present our assignments, which was a good public speaking exercise. I found that the course really improved my writing, organisation and communication skills.

Hospitality Management /Bainistíocht Aíochta

DT8409

What is... Hospitality Management?

This one-year conversion programme provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed an ordinary degree (level 7 – NFQ) or honours degree (level 8 – NFQ) in a different discipline to attain an honours degree (level 8 – NFQ) equivalent in a further single year of studies.  The individual modules run in conjunction with existing modules on our degree programmes. The offering of the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management programme further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and introduces learners to the hospitality management discipline.  The three-month industry placement forms an integral part of this programme. 

What are my Career Opportunities

This programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the hotel and restaurant sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in management positions in the world’s finest hotels, bars, restaurants, resorts and also overseeing special events and business conventions. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes

The Higher Diploma programme provides a learning environment which builds upon the learning obtained as part of a degree in another discipline and encourages a theoretical approach and a practical ethos.

It provides a programme of study that enhances relationships with industry and the school as a centre of excellence in the hospitality, hotel and restaurant management area and it encourages social, ethical and leadership competencies in this field. 

It is this combination of higher learning outcomes that warrants a Higher Diploma award at honours degree level. This higher level of learning can be displayed by acquiring and utilising the additional cognitive skills of evaluation and synthesis which will be ensured by the modules offered.

Both semesters provide core modules in strategic management, entrepreneurship, research methods, marketing strategy and strategic human resources. These modules are enhanced through the provision of optional modules in both terms. All students complete a dissertation during their studies. 

Module Listing

Year One 

Semester 1 

  • Operations Management in Food & Beverage
  • Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Conference Management
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Law

Semester 2

  • Front Office Management
  • Event Management
  • Strategic Management Seminars
  • Work-based learning and Placement

Fees

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Further information 

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism  

T: 01 402 4372 (Dr. Ralf Burbach)  

E: ralf.burbach@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitality

Hotel and Restaurant Service / Seirbhís Óstáin agus Bhialainne

DT6026

What is ... Higher Certificate Hotel & Restaurant Service?

This is a one year conversion higher certificate programme in Hotel and Restaurant Service. The programme is designed for applicants who have completed a trade qualification in a different discipline or for applicants who already hold a QQI/FETAC Level 6 award in a different field of study. Modules are delivered during the day and evenings. A key feature of this programme is a structured three months industry placement.

What are my Career Opportunities

This programme prepares students for entry level roles in the broader hospitality sector, for example in hotels, restaurants, bars, catering and event companies. Employment opportunities in the rapidly expanding hotel and tourism sector are plentiful.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate standard can apply for advanced entry into DIT degree programmes in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management.

Learning Outcomes

The Higher Certificate programme provides a learning environment which builds upon the learning obtained as part of a Level 6 programme in another discipline and encourages a theoretical approach and a practical ethos. It provides a programme of study that enhances relationships with industry and the school as a centre of excellence in the hospitality, hotel and restaurant management area and it encourages social and ethical competencies in this field. 

Module Listing

  • Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour for HTL Organisations
  • Cost Control and Purchasing
  • Food and Beverage Studies
  • Hospitality Law
  • Professional Bar Management
  • Marketing for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
  • Introduction to Rooms Division Management
  • Introductory Accounting for Hospitality Business
  • Work-based Learning and Placement

Fees

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Further Information 

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism  

T: 01 402 4372 (Dr. Ralf Burbach)

E: ralf.burbach@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitality 

Human Nutrition & Dietetics / Cothú an Duine & Diaitéitic

DT223

What is... Human Nutrition & Dietetics?

Students on this programme are registered in DIT and TCD. The programme is designed to provide an integrated training in the science of nutrition and dietetics and its applications to human health and wellbeing both at the individual and community level.

Nutrition is a branch of science devoted to the study of nutrients. It spans a broad-ranging area, overlapping with many other disciplines including biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, dietetics, medicine, communications and public health.

Dietitians apply knowledge of food, nutrition and other disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology and social science to promote health, prevent disease and aid in the management of Illness.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Clinical Nutrition (hospital and community dietetics), Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Industry (product development, marketing, consumer information), Education (second or third level), Research (public or private sector). The joint DIT/TCD BSc programme in human nutrition & dietetics is the only such degree programme in the Republic of Ireland.

Graduates are well placed to obtain employment in the public or private sectors as dietitians (or clinical nutritionists) in the hospitals or community care areas of Ireland or the UK.

With some further study towards licensing examinations, they may also find jobs in dietetics in the US, Australia or New Zealand. However, they are also equipped with the necessary skills to work effectively in the private sector; in food companies or in clinical nutrition product sales and marketing. Some students have chosen to pursue their academic careers in research or education.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who complete the BSc in Human Nurtition and Dietetics can undertake Mphil and PhD degrees in laboratory, clinical or community-based research. Graduates have also undertaken higher degrees in management, marketing, public relations or science communication. some have undertaken graduate programmes in medecine or the higher diploma in education. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The broad aim of this undergraduate programme is to produce graduates who are competent to practice at entry level as a dietitian or public health nutritionist or to work as a nutrition expert in the industrial and/or private sector. The modules studied on the programme will enable competence based on theoretical knowledge, the application of the core sciences to dietetics and human nutrition, the development of scientific and analytical skills and the integration of theory and practice to be developed. To ensure a capacity for evidence-based practice, emphasis will be placed on the development of problem solving skills, the ability to seek, review and critically evaluate and summarise scientific data and information and undertake research and development in Dietetics and Nutrition. Strong emphasis is placed on developing additional transferable skills such as computer literacy, interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work as part of a team and adaptability.

Useful additional information can be obtained from:

The Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (www.indi.ie)

The Nutrition Society (www.nutritionsociety.org )

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who complete the BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics can undertake MPhil and PhD degrees in laboratory, clinical or community-based research. Graduates have also undertaken higher degrees in management, marketing, public relations or science communication. Some have undertaken graduate programmes in medicine or the higher diploma in education.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Food Studies
  • Introduction to Professional Practice, Communications & Behavioural Science
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • Nutrition Science
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organ Systems Physiology
  • Infection & Immunity
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Practice Placement

Special requirements for first year;

During year one of the programme you will be required to obtain the following items to complete the course work (approximate prices are included): Lab Coat, Safety Goggles and Manuals (€60), Hepatitis Vaccinations (€90), Immunity Testing (€20), Chef's Uniform & Shoes (€100) and Knife Set (€30)

Year Two

  • Professional Practice Studies
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Introduction to Dietetics
  • Nutrition Science
  • Control & Integrative Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Practice Placement

Year Three

  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Management
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Medicine & Therapeutics
  • Dietetics
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Applied Nutrition & Metabolism

 
Year Four

  • Practice Placement
  • Advanced Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Research Project 

Placement Based Studies;

Practice placements are a compulsory element of the programme. These placements are divided into three blocks in Year One, Year Two and Year Four and are undertaken throughout the country.

Each practice placement will be followed by a period of college based consolidation. Students are responsible for their own upkeep during these periods of practice placement since they are unpaid.

Further Information

School of Biological Sciences

T: 01 402 4562

E: kathy.keogh@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/biologicalsciences/

What our Students say!

Tara Raftery: The BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics is a highly rewarding but challenging programme of study. The highlights for me were my practice placement and my undergraduate research project. Practice placement provides undergraduate students with an excellent opportunity to understand the role of the Dietitian and to establish core competences in hospital and community settings. Undertaking a research project provides an excellent platform into the field of research and proved to be an invaluable learning experience.

After graduation, I started my career as a Clinical Dietitian. The interest in research and skills developed as an undergraduate allowed me to incorporate small amounts of research into my clinical work. I have embarked on a full-time scholarship funded PhD in the area of Clinical Nutrition. I am very fortunate that the PhD enables me to merge both my clinical and research interests. Suffice to say since completing my CAO, and with the dedicated efforts of the lectur ers on this programme, I have not looked back.

Human Resource Management / Bainistíocht Acmhainní Daonna

DT398

What is... Human Resource Management?

This four year, full time programme is designed to develop a HRM graduate with the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to function effectively as a HRM professional in a business environment. The scope of the programme covers the breadth and depth of the HR profession, from small to large organisations in the private, public, and not for profit sectors; from the fundamental to sophisticated, and local to global. The programme, accredited by the CIPD, is designed to take account of the key professional areas for the HRM professional, as outlined by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Human Resource Management is a challenging and dynamic area of management which offers significant career opportunities. Graduates from the BSc Human Resource Management Programme have career opportunities with national and international organisations across the public and private sector including HR Consultant/Manager, Personnel Recruiter, Project Manager, Training & Development, Employee Relations etc.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who successfully complete this programme, and reach the appropriate honours standard, are eligible to progress to postgraduate level studies in a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. For example in DIT they may progress onto the CIPD accredited Masters in Human Resource Management.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Communications & Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Economics for HRM
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Quantitative Analysis & Excel
  • The Human Resource Management Legal Framework

Year Two

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Learning & Development
  • Management Accounting
  • Economics for HRM
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Options - choose two from:
  • EU Frameworks
  • International Business Management
  • Operations Management
  • Procurement Management

Year Three

  • Employee Reward
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Organisational Change
  • Organisational Communications & Teamwork

Options - choose one from:

  • Finance & Outsourcing
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement
  • Work Placement or Study Abroad Option

Year Four

  • Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Employee Relations
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Individual Project

Placement/Internship

Students can avail of a placement in the third year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid.

Are there study abroad options?

For semester two of third year, students can select one of the following:

(a) Study in one of the College’s partner Universities in Europe, where modules are delivered in the English language. Student take suitable modules from the courses on offer in that partner institution and sit examinations and other assessments there.

(b) A six-month period of structured work placement in an organisation, across a broad variety of sectors. Students will have the opportunity to experience, in an appropriate business setting, the application of many of the HRM and business concepts, methodologies and issues they have studied on the programme

Further Information

School of Management

T: 014023202 (Dr Mary Prendergast)

E: Mary.Prendergast@dit.ie

What our Students say!

“As a third year student I am really enjoying DIT’s HRM course, with lecturers who are approachable and willing to help in any way they can. We covered a wide range of subjects over the three years, all of which come into perspective when on placement in semester two of third year. Being on placement for fifteen weeks offers us students an invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into the career we will have. It is daunting at first but I can honestly say it has been a fantastic time and will benefit both future studies and careers. It allows us gain hands on experience in lots of areas such as Industrial relations, Recruitment, Employment Law and the general running of a HR office. Placement offers lots of learning and networking opportunities. The past three years I have spent studying in DIT have been a really positive experience.”

Industrial & Environmental Physics / Fisic Thionsclaíoch & Chomhshaoil

DT260

What is... Industrial & Environmental Physics?

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the necessary skills for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of technology and physics, with a particular emphasis on the applications of physics in industrial and environmental contexts including the science underlying renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme will have experience and skill in handling instrumentation and in the analysis, interpretation, presentation and critical evaluation of data. These skills along with an up-to-date knowledge of their field makes them highly suited for careers in industry and technology, especially in industries relating to renewable energy and sustainability, as technicians or as research assistants.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates who achieve appropriate grades are eligible to apply for entry to Year 3 of the Honours Degree programme DT222 Physics Technology.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The first year of the programme is common with the programmes DT212 Science, DT259 Biosciences and DT261 Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences, giving the student a broad scientific base before concentrating on the Applied Physics in Year 2 and Year 3.

The programme is offered on a modular basis. Six common core modules in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, professional skills and Information Technology provide students with a solid foundation in science. In the second semester there are modules of Project Based Physics, Astronomy and Environmental & Energy Physics. The student chooses an additional module from a selection of Chemistry and Biology modules on offer.

In the third year the applied and practical nature of the degree and the emphasis on environment, energy and industry come to the fore.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional skills
  • Information Technology
  • Project Based Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental & Energy Physics

Year Two

  • Optics & Optical Instrumentation
  • Heat
  • Radiation & Astrophysics
  • Industrial Measurement
  • Mechanics
  • Physics of Materials
  • AutoCAD
  • Electronics
  • Professional Development

Year Three

  • Renewable Energy Technology of Sustainability
  • Applied Optics
  • Acoustics & Industrial Noise
  • Non-Ionising Radiation
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Vacuum & Semi-Conductor Technology
  • Applied Heat
  • Medical Devices and Bio-engineering
  • Electrical & Magnetic Properties of Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Final year Research Project.

Further Information

School of Physics

T: 01 402 4953 (Dr. John Doran)

T: 01 402 4736 (Dr. Elizabeth Gregan)

F: 01 402 4988

E: john.doran@dit.ie

E: elizabeth.gregan@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/physics

Industrial Mathematics / Matamaitic Thionsclaíoch

DT220

What is... Industrial Mathematics?

Industrial mathematics is an interesting and relevant branch of mathematics that studies the skills most desirable in the workplace. The programme has been carefully structured to offer the training, transferable skills and knowledge that employers in the commercial, financial, industrial and public sectors seek in graduates. A particular focus of the programme is the analysis and solution of real-world mathematical problems.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme has been specifically designed to address the need for highly-skilled, numerate, flexible graduates that are able to formulate and apply cutting-edge modelling and statistical analysis, and apply problem-solving techniques to real-world problems.

Mathematics graduates have a wide range of interesting careers available to them: e.g. in financial services, industrial R & D, medical statistics, teaching, software development, systems analysis, telecommunications, meteorology, civil service, environmental control & defence, economic & social research and a wide range of applied technologies.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates will have developed a capacity for independent study and be in a good position to progress to postgraduate study and research. In particular, graduates who reach the appropriate honours standard will be eligible to undertake masters degrees or research degrees in the School of Mathematical Sciences, in DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme is designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required to apply mathematical modelling and an analytical approach to real-world problems in industry.

Years 1 and 2 give a broad basis of subjects in applied and pure mathematics, statistics, and operational research. Introducing mathematical modelling and relevant topics in computing are also important features of years 1 and 2. Years 3 and 4 consist of advanced modules in mathematical modelling, financial mathematics, operations research and mathematical statistics. Many of these modules integrate industry relevant software.

Throughout the programme, there is an emphasis on laboratory-based work and problem-based learning via mathematical modelling, computer programming, computer applications, case studies and problem-solving, and the development of professional skills (e.g. communication skills, effective team-work strategies and project management). The programme includes a six-month work placement during year 3 enabling students to experience a working environment and gain experience of using their analytical, problem solving and computer skills.

Module Listing

Year One      

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Algorithms
  • Introduction to Scientific Python
  • Introduction to Mechanics with Python
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Mathematics Laboratory
  • Professional Development

Year Two

  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Real Analysis
  • Practical Computing for Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Operating Systems
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematics Modelling

 Year Three

  • Numerical Analysis & Applications
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics Practical
  • Stochastic Mathematical Modelling
  • Financial Mathematics
  • (plus a specialist, optional module chosen from a selection of modules in pure & applied mathematics, statistics, operations research & financial mathematics)
  • Six-month Work Placement

Year Four

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Regression
  • Queuing Theory & Markov Processes
  • Case Studies in Industrial Modelling
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Industrial/Commercial Statistics
  • Project - a supervised, in-depth study of a pertinent, interesting problem in mathematics

Plus specialist optional modules (two to be chosen) from a selection of topics in pure & applied mathematics, statistics, operations research & financial mathematics.

Are there study abroad options?

There is an option in some semesters of the programme to study in other european institutions via Erasmus.

Further Information

School of Mathematical Sciences

T: 01 402 4842 (Maev Maguire)

E: maev.maguire@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/maths

What our Students say!

A degree in maths can open doors to many areas of employment and this allowed me to go into the course knowing that I would not be locked into any specific type of job on finishing college. The course allowed me to experience many different areas of maths, so when it came time to pick options for third year, I found it easy to choose because I had seen each area had practical uses and knew what areas of industry they would be suited to.

Information Systems & Information Technology - Córais Faisnéise & Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise

DT255

What is... Information Systems & Information Technology?

Information Systems and Information Technology (IS&IT) is at the core of practical computing applications across all types of businesses and organizations. This course gives you the practical and valuable knowledge and skills for working in the (IS&IT) sectors. Students of this course will get an opportunity to study the fundamentals of computing, programming, database systems, networking and many other fields of computing. Importantly students will also be given a thorough introduction to organizational aspects of IS&IT including project management, professional and legal issues, and IT management.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Students on this course have strong career opportunities as IT practitioners who can deploy their skills across a range of different industries. Graduates of this course will be in a position to apply for entry level positions such as Software Engineer, Network Administrator, Information Scientist, Web Developer and many more.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this course who have achieved an honours degree may apply for entry to Masters programmes in Computing and other related disciplines. Example Masters programmes include Data Analytics, Security, Advanced Software Development.

Graduates of this course who have achieved an honours degree may also apply for admission to PhD programmes in Computing both within DIT and elsewhere.

Students may exit with a Higher Certificate after sucessfully completing the second year or exiting with a BSc (Ord) in Information Systems and Informtaion Technology on sucessful completion of the third year of the full-time pathway if the have taken an individual project.

Learning Outcomes: What will I study?

Graduates of this programme will have the necessary breadth of understanding of the fields of information systems and information technology, as defined by international bodies such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This will incorporate a deep understanding of the role and obligations of professionals, with regard to ethics, legal requirements and other professional issues. Students on the programme will acquire technical knowledge and skills in software development, information system design, computer networking, database design and implementation, internet development and operating systems as well as having a firm base in the mathematical fundamentals of computing. The two main themes to the programme, information systems and information technology, have capstone modules at the final stage, which each draw on the students learning through the first three stages of the programme, and lead to their being able to demonstrate a deep understanding of both areas.

Module Listing

Year 1

All modules in years 1 and 2 are core for all students.

  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Computer Technology
  • Programmeing and Algorithms
  • Interface Design and Web Development
  • Computing Fundamentals

Year 2

  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Computer Technology
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Computer Communications and Networking
  • Database Systems
  • Programming Paradigms and Database Structures

Year 3

Core

  • Software Engineering
  • Professional and Legal Issues
  • IT Management

Options

  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Advanced Computer Networking
  • Internet Application Development
  • Work Placement
  • Civil Engagement

Semester 2
Students intending to progress to year 4 of the programme must undertake one of options 1-4 below.
Only those students who undertake option 5 can exit with BSc (Ordinary) Information Systems & Information Technology.

Year 4

Core

  • Information Systems Research Pracitce
  • Distributed Systems and Systems Integration
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Honours Degree Project Module

Options - Choose four:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Security and Cryptography
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Systems Intelligence
  • Artifical Intellience
  • Spatial Databases
  • Information Security Services
Note: Options available change from year to year based on changes in the curriculum, lecturer availability, and student preferences.
1. Work Placement: Student placement in industry for 6 to 7 months
2. International Experience: Erasmus programme or similar exchange with an international partner
3. Specialist Modules: Students undertake three modules in specialist subject areas.
4. Specialist Modules & Individual Project: Students undertake an individual project and two modules in specialist subject areas.
5. Service-Learning & Civic Engagement: Students undertake a project with a community partner for 6 months

Is this Programme for me?

The BSc in Information System and Information Technology (DT255) has been designed for the specific needs of Mature and Non-Standard. The programme makes use of innovative teaching methods such as video lectures, onilne tutorials and virtual labs as well as classical methods such as group based work in physical computer laboratories in DIT.

Programme Overview

Are there study abroad options?

DIT has been an active participant in the Erasmus programme since its inception. This programme allows DIT students to study or work for between 3 and 12 months in another EU state (or in Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Turkey).

Further Information

School of Computing

T: 01-402 4696 (Edina Hatunic-Webster Programme Chairperson)

E: edina.hatunicwebster@dit.ie

E: dt255-info@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/computing/

International Business & Languages (Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/ Spanish) / Gnó Idirnáisiúnta & Teangacha (Sínis/Fraincis/Gearmáinis/Gaelige/Iodáilis/ Spáinnis)

DT555

What is... International Business & Languages?

Competence in languages has an important role to play in Ireland’s ability to trade with other countries. Fluency in other languages is vital to the success of businesses dealing with the countries and regions in which those languages are spoken. The programme is evenly divided between languages and business subjects.

The key characteristics of this degree programme are the acquisition of professional competence in one or more languages, the acquisition of business expertise, and the third year spent abroad in a country of the student’s major language.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

With the increasing globalisation of world markets and the dependency of the global economy on international trade, it is essential that students develop the linguistic skills, critical thinking skills, and business skills required. Students who successfully complete the programme will be equipped to play a key role in companies and organisations seeking out new markets and/or expanding within them.

Graduates will be equally well suited to the demands of all business organisations from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational concerns.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standards may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme is shared equally between the School of Languages and the School of Marketing at DIT. You will benefit from the international reputation, experience and knowledge of both schools. You will study the full range of business modules required to gain an in-depth understanding of the international business environment. You will also study the language(s) of your choice and acquire the professional competency in one or more languages necessary to work in a variety of multilingual and multicultural environments. The focus is on expansion and consolidation of your language expertise, both oral and written, in a range of professional contexts.

You will normally have obtained a minimum grade of H4 in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent in one or more of the languages offered on the programme.  Those currently offered are Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian and Spanish.

In addition to continuing your study of the language or languages that you took for Leaving Certificate you will have the opportunity to study a new language from beginner’s level and you may even have the option of specialising in this new language if you do well enough.

Module Listing

Year One

Language Modules: 

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 1A (Post-LC)
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 1

Options: 

  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 1A (Post-LC)

Or Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 1B (Beginners)

Business Modules:

  • Marketing Theory
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Business
  • Communication/Research Methodology
  • Accounting

Year Two

Language Modules: 

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 2

Options: 

  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A

Or Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2B

Or a Cultural Module (e.g. Culture, Image, Identity and Memory; Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Linguistics, World Cinema)

Business Modules:

  • Principles of Management
  • International Trade & Globalisation
  • Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • International Corporate Finance

Year Three

Spent in Partner University abroad in country of student’s major language OR on work placement in country where the main language of study is spoken.

Year Four

European Language Modules: 

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Professional Communication

Two Options from: 

  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Translation and Interpreting

Or French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Dissertation

Or French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Current Affairs

Or French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies

Or Professional Communication in a Second Language

Or a Cultural Module (e.g. Art, Heritage and History of France; Creative Writing; Modernism; English Literature of Ireland; Hispanic Identities, The American West).

Chinese Modules

  • Chinese Written Communication
  • Chinese Oral Communication

1 Option from:

  • Either Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Or Dissertation
  • Or Professional Communication in a Second Language

Business Modules:

  • International Marketing
  • International Political Economy
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Current issues in Global Business

Are there study abroad options?

Students are required to spend the third year of the programme in the country of their major language.  This will normally be in a partner university but it may be on a work placement.

Further Information

School of Languages

T: 01 402 2843 

E: languages@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/schooloflanguages

What our Students say!

"I think IBL is an excellent programme that combines two very important disciplines needed in today’s globalised world: the ability to speak languages and an understanding of a great variety of business subjects. I like the way business subjects, such as Marketing, Management and Finance, are all interconnected throughout the course so that you often learn something in one subject and can instantly relate it to something you learnt in a different subject. That makes it more interesting and easier to understand. I also like that DIT is not anonymous and everybody knows everybody. Classes are relatively small compared to big universities. Small classes make interaction in class easy. Whenever I feel I haven’t understood something, I can ask the lecturer and they are always willing to explain. As for the language side of the course, I am really glad that we are taught the language in a practical way and focusing on various aspects of culture. I particularly enjoy writing out dialogues and doing in-class presentations. Two years ago, I started as a complete beginner and now I feel so confident in the language that I cannot wait to go on Erasmus next year!"

 

International Hospitality Management / Bainistíocht Aíochta Idirnáisiúnta

DT401

What is… International Hospitality Management?

Hospitality is a growing sector in Ireland and worldwide.  It is a diverse and exciting industry that provides an abundance of employment opportunities at home and elsewhere around the globe.  The demand for hospitality graduates is growing each year within the global hotel, leisure, industrial, business, health and education sectors.

DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management produce graduates with all the necessary management, technological and operational skills to meet this demand in the international hospitality industry.  Specific in-class modules have also been developed to enhance the international focus of the programme and the international experience of the student.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Diversity, excitement and career opportunities abound in today’s hospitality industry.   This Honours degree in International Hospitality Management offers enhanced career opportunities in the wider services sector.  Students can become supervisors and managers in the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, exotic resorts and corporate hotel developments.  Other options can include overseeing business conventions and special events, occupying management positions in hotels, transport, travel agencies, tourism providers/suppliers, self-employment, project management, technology management, community development, public sector support, financial institutions and bar, club, and conference management.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of postgraduate courses and Master’s Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in at third level both in Ireland and abroad.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students are equipped with knowledge, understanding and professional management skills needed to be successful in the vibrant hospitality industry.

The curriculum is aimed at developing strong communication, interpersonal, management and leadership skills that have been identified by the hospitality industry as essential for career success.

Communications as well as Management, Law and Industry Studies are some of the key areas studied to ensure that our graduates are well equipped to be successful in the sector.

European languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language.  

Internships / Work Placements

We want our graduates to be ready for the workplace upon completing their degree. Internships give students an edge when it comes to getting that job in the hospitality sector.  Employers place huge value on first hand work experience on top of college education and we ensure that our students have both of these. These are unique networking opportunities to make contacts for careers in the future. 

To ensure that our students hit the ground running, there are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3 where the opportunity and support to travel abroad to gain professional hospitality experience is offered.

Module Listing

Year One 

  • Applied Communications
  • Economics for Tourism Hospitality & Leisure
  • Food & Beverage Operations (Professional Practice)
  • Practical Restaurant Operations
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • International Hospitality Industry Studies
  • Introduction to Rooms Division Management
  • IT - Data Preparation & Presentation
  • Management - Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure & Event
  • Marketing for Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure
  • Language

Year Two

  • Data Analysis
  • Database & Industry Software
  • Financial Accounting for Companies
  • Hospitality Management Operations
  • Language
  • Management Accounting
  • Costing & Decision-making
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Management  

2 options

Students may opt for a semester abroad in substitution for the second Semester in year two. This will involve successfully obtaining 30 credits from appropriate modules from partner universities approved by the School of Hospitality Management & Tourism.

Year Three 

  • Information Systems
  • Hospitality Law
  • Management Accounting - Planning & Control and

2 Options

In the second semester students undertake a Professional Internship for six months.  

Year Four

  • Dissertation
  • Financial Management
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Management Seminars

2 Options

Are there study abroad options?

Students have the unique opportunity to undertake a semester abroad in a partner institution/university through the Erasmus + Programme. This is an option in the second semester of Year 2 where participating students take a similar number of modules abroad.  There are also links to many employers abroad which can be explored during the third year placement.  If work placements are completed outside Ireland and within the EU, grants are available through the EU Erasmus + programme.

Further Information

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism 

T: 01 402 4352 

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/hospitality

What our Students say!

"DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management is truly a Business Degree specialising in the fun world of Hotels and Hospitality. Covering subjects from Marketing to Culinary Arts, IT to Strategic Management, this course provides a thorough base for any career path within the services industry and the chance to find your real niche - for me it was sales and marketing, and I chose to complete my internship at Burj Al Arab, Dubai. I now handle the Australian and New Zealand Markets for Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney. If travel through work in a dynamic and vibrant industry is what you want - this is the course for you!!! “

"I started this course in 2007 with the hopes that I would one day own my own restaurant. This course really gave an excellent rounded experience of both practical and theoretical modules that would help me to do that, and because of this course I am currently working in a luxury five star property, with the prospect of becoming part of management when I have graduated. This course also will allow me the opportunity to work abroad in the future and that is an invaluable asset to somebody in the field of hospitality.” 

Interior Design / Intí Dearadh

DT544

What is... Interior Design?

This specialised area of design is all about how we experience spaces and the objects held within them. It’s a powerful, essential part of our daily lives that affects how we live, work and play. Exciting recreational environments, unique domestic spaces, functional workplaces, inspiring retail spaces—that’s interior design at work.

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of the BA in Interior Design, find work in design practices, architectural firms, furniture manufacturing firms, display and exhibition companies and as private designers   

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.  

Learning Outcomes:  What will I Study?

This award winning programme is aimed at people who wish to work in the area of interior and furniture design. It has strong links with industry and allows students to gain employment in many of the top interior design practices both nationally and internationally. The programme is based on three areas of study - Design Fundamentals, Design Communications and Critical Theory. In Design Fundamentals, students engage in a fundamental and developmental study of design practice through a wide variety of studio projects. The Design Communications strand focuses on developing the student’s visualising skills and subjects include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Drawing and Design Realisation.

Through Critical Theory the key issues in the history and theory of design are covered. In Years two and three, students have the opportunity to broaden their visual education by taking a number of optional modules from the Fine Art and Visual Communication areas. The main part of the final year focuses on the Design Thesis in which the student is expected to present a systematic and structured solution to a challenging design problem. Students are expected to create an integrated design solution which is original, creative and imaginative and displays a high level of technical skill in the final presentation. Students also present a dissertation on an approved topic in design. 

Module Listing

Year One 

Design Fundamentals:  

  • Form & Space
  • Structure
  • Proportion
  • Perception & Colour
  • Anthropometrics & Ergonomics

Design Communications:  

  • Observational Drawing
  • Design illustration with Photography
  • Construction Studies
  • CAD

Critical Theory:  

  • Introduction to Design
  • Design & Contemporary Society

Year Two

Design Fundamentals:  

  • Recreation
  • Storage
  • Internal Structure

Interior Design:  

  • Sustainability
  • Commercial & Domestic
  • Retail

Furniture Design:  

  • Workstations
  • Flexible Living
  • Contract Furniture

Design Communications:  

  • Design Fabrication
  • CAD  

Critical Theory:  

  • Modernism in Design & Theories of the Twentieth Century. 

Year Three

Interior Design:  

  • Building Regulations
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Universal Design

Furniture Design:  

  • Structure & Material
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Modular Systems
  • Comfort
  • Self Assembly
  • Workstation

Design Communications:  

  • Digital Modelling 

Critical Theory:  

  • After Modernism & Theories of Modernity
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Professional Practice

Year Four 

Interior Design:  

  • Research
  • Concept Development
  • Thesis Resolution
  • Thesis Presentation

Furniture Design:  

  • Research
  • Concept Development
  • Thesis Resolution
  • Thesis Presentation 

Are there study abroad options?

There is a comprehensive Erasmus programme connecting with over 15 European schools of design and an exchange programme with Columbia College Chicago.  

Further Information

Dublin School of Creative Arts

T: 01 402 4138 (Secretary)
  
F: 01 402 4297 (School Office)
  
E: creativearts@dit.ie
  
W: www.dit.ie/creativearts/   

Located in the new Grangegorman campus in 2014 [+find out more]

What our Students say! 

  • What is enjoyable? I’ve made some life-long friends, learned from some incredibly talented tutors and have enjoyed every project thoroughly. The variety of design projects means there is something enjoyable for everyone.  
  • What do you learn? We learn the skills that shows off our imagination in a physical piece of work that can be presented to future clients.  
  • What is useful? Learning valuable skills that are vital in the design profession, such as CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchup.  
  • Why do it? It’s an interesting and challenging subject that has new materials and trends coming out all the time.

Journalism / Iriseoireacht

DT582

What is... Journalism?

The course offers a comprehensive programme of study to anyone who wishes to pursue a career as a journalist. Applicants should have a keen interest in news and current affairs, a facility with language and the ability to work to deadlines. The programme develops skills in the practice of newspaper, broadcast and web-based journalism. Students also gain a critical understanding of the role of journalism in democratic society and knowledge of subjects such as politics, law and business. The School of Media publishes and broadcasts student’s work during the academic year through DIT FM and a community newspaper, The Liberty.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Journalists may work as reporters, commentators or editors across all media, locally, nationally and internationally. Many journalists work across numerous areas while others specialise in, for example, business, sports, arts or technology. Journalistic work is pressurised with tight deadlines but it provides an exciting and rewarding career for those who chose to follow it. A journalism education will also open up opportunities in fields like public relations and education.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The overall structure is based around two areas of study: Journalism Practice and Critical Studies. 

Journalism Practice: 
Journalism practice provides a full and thorough grounding in news production. Students gain skills in reporting, analysis and commentary through the production of print, radio, television and web-based news. Classes simulate a professional working environment and incorporate visits to courts, government buildings, galleries and so on. By reporting on such events students gain valuable experience and knowledge. 

Critical Studies:  
Critical studies provide an overview of journalism in its social, political and historical context. Through this aspect of the programme students also develop an appreciation of subjects such as politics, economics and law. The aim here is to develop a critical academic approach to journalism, which will facilitate rigorous analysis of journalism practice. Academic and practical aspects of the progamme are integrated throughout the four years.

Module Listing

Year One 

Students will be introduced to the basics of journalism with a core module on news reporting.

There are modules in

  • grammar
  • shorthand
  • basic computer skills
  • photo-journalism & sports
  • crime & science reporting

Year Two

The main focus is on news production for print, broadcast & web-based media. Towards the end of the year, the students will produce The Liberty & news for DIT FM.  

Year Three

Students will continue to produce The Liberty & further develop their competence in radio & television journalism. A more in-depth approach to reporting & commentary will be taken with a course in journalism research & investigative reporting. Critical studies modules will examine globalised journalism & advanced aspects of media law.  

Year Four 

Most of year four is given to self-directed learning with students working independently on projects. Students will complete two major pieces of work, a journalistic project for a selected medium and a journalism related dissertation.

Further Information

School of Media 

T: 01 402 3098 (Secretary) 

F: 01 402 3003

E: media@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/schoolofmedia

Languages & English Studies / Léann na dTeangacha agus an Bhéarla

DT517

What is... Languages & English Studies (For native or nearly-native speakers of English)

This BA fosters competence in French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish alongside an enriched understanding of English. Fluency of expression is a key priority in the world of work and the aim of this programme is to increase linguistic versatility in every respect. It is delivered over four years through three strands of subject matter including composition skills, literary studies and language learning and teaching. Graduates will be proficient communicators in their chosen European language and highly adept at text analysis and production in English.

DIT Languages offers a long standing, international reputation for excellence. With marketable graduate attributes in mind, DT517 aims to cultivate sophistication in English while advancing proficiency in the foreign language.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The combination of another European language with English will widen career paths for graduates both within Ireland and internationally. Bilingual communicators with critically refined understandings of the spoken and written word are prized in many fields of work including business, education, media and government.

What other options  do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standards may qualify for a range of post-graduate and master’s degrees in DIT and elsewhere, nationally and internationally.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

English modules include literature, composition, and linguistics, as well as cultural studies, cinema and the teaching of English as a second language. French, German, Irish, Italian and Spanish modules develop spoken competence, written accuracy and intercultural understanding through translation and literary analysis.

This four-year honours programme involves three years of study in DIT and one year abroad at a partner institution in the country of the foreign language. Alternatively, qualified students in Year Three may undertake an English language teaching assistantship in France, Germany, Italy or Spain.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Composition and Writing Skills
  • Text & Research
  • English-Speaking World Cinema
  • Introduction to Cultural Image
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Text & Narrative
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 1A (Post-LC)
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish and Latin American Studies 1
  • Chinese/French/Irish/Italian/German/Spanish 1B (Beginners)

Year Two

  • American Vantage Points
  • Communicative Fluency
  • Texts for Stage & Screen
  • Intercultural Studies
  • World Cinema
  • Language Learning & Teaching
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish and Latin American Studies 2
  • Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish 2B

Year Three

Abroad

Year Four

  • Dissertation
  • Modernism & 20th Century English Literature
  • English Literature of Ireland
  • Teaching English & Drama
  • Writing for Professional Purposes
  • Creative & Imaginative Writing
  • The American West
  • Art, History and Culture of France
  • Hispanic Identities
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Current Affairs in France/Germany/Italy/Spain and Latin America
  • Translation and Interpreting French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish
  • Chinese Spoken Language
  • Chinese Written Language
  • Chinese Cultural Studies

Are there study abroad options?

Students are required to spend the third year of the programme in the country of their foreign language, either as an English language assistant or as a student in a partner university. 

Further Information

School of Languages

T: 01 402 2843 

E: languages@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/llss/

Languages and International Tourism (Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/ Spanish) / Teangacha & Turasóireacht Idirnáisiúnta (Sínis/Fraincis/Gearmáinis/Gaelige/Iodáilis/ Spáinnis)

DT518

What is... Languages & International Tourism?

Tourism is now the largest industry in the world. This exciting new programme is unique in bringing together the study of both tourism and languages. This four year Honours Degree programme, including a year abroad, offers a high level of linguistic proficiency, cultural awareness and training in business skills for tourism. It will enable graduates of the programme to function in the competitive but rewarding field of international tourism.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme will have a wide range of employable skills for which demand can only grow. They will have preferential access to careers in fields of International Tourism, in the private and State sectors as well as in international organisations. They can work in heritage and related cultural areas where high levels of linguistic proficiency are essential or they can be active in research conducted in the academic sphere, by national and other tourist organisations.   

What other options do I have after completion?  

Graduates of the programme who have reached the appropriate Honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.   

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

Students will receive a dual qualification in languages and tourism. The language modules provide the opportunity to gain professional competence in one or more languages through traditional linguistic studies, contemporary cultural studies and translation studies. Tourism modules introduce students to the business of tourism and explore exciting fields such as Sustainable Tourism and Enterprise Development. 

Prospective students should have a keen interest in the culture and heritage of Ireland as well as the countries of their chosen language.  The programme is shared equally between the School of Languages and the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at DIT. This means that graduates will study the language(s) of their choice, and also have a broad level of exposure to the tourism industry. They will benefit from the international reputation of both schools whose experience and knowledge is reflected in the modules which this programme offers.  

Module Listing 

Year One 

Language Modules: 

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 1A (Post-LC)
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 1

Options: 

  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies Language 1A (Post-LC)

Or Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 1B (Beginners) 

Tourism Modules:  

  • Tourism Studies
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Computer Applications
  • Tourism Destinations
  • Management
  • Accounting for Tourism 

Year Two

Language Modules: 

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A
  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Studies 2

Options: 

  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A

Or Chinese/French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2B

Or a Cultural Module (e.g. Culture, Image, Identity and Memory, Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Linguistics, World Cinema)

Tourism Modules: 

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Heritage Culture and Tourism
  • E-Tourism
  • Tourism Law
  • Global to Local Tourism 

Year Three 

Spent in Partner University abroad and in placement in country of student’s major language. 

Year Four

European Language Modules: 

  • French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Professional Communication

Two Options from: 

  • Either French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Translation and Interpreting

Or French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Dissertation

Or French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Current Affairs

Or French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies

Or Professional Communication in a Second Language

Or a Cultural Module (e.g. Art, Heritage and History of France, Creative Writing, Modernism, English Literature of Ireland, Hispanic Identities, The American West) 

Chinese Modules

  • Chinese Written Communication
  • Chinese Oral Communication

One Option from:

  • Either Chinese Cultural Studies

Or Dissertation

Or Professional Communication in a Second Language

Tourism Modules: 

  • Applied Project Management
  • Contemporary Tourism Issues
  • Festival and Events Impacts
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management Seminars (double weighting)

Are there study abroad options?

Students are required to spend the third year of the programme in the country of their major language. This involves studying in a partner college and undertaking a supervised placement in the tourism industry of that country.

Further Information  

School of Languages 

T: 01 402 4673 / 402 2843 

E: languages@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/schooloflanguages

What our Students say!  

"Languages and International Tourism is a degree unlike any other. The equal weighting of languages and tourism in this degree is unique. The tourism modules such as management and tourism destinations enable us to learn about the dynamic and varied tourism industry as well as having valuable language skills that will provide opportunities in the future. The Erasmus year abroad will not only allow you to experience college in the country of your chosen language but also to complete work experience in the tourism industry. The small classes in DIT have allowed us to progress in our chosen languages. I have always found everyone to be friendly and am really enjoying my time at DIT."

Law / Dlí

DT532

What is... Law?

Law is all around us. Law consists of the rules that our society has developed over hundreds of years to organise how we live together in a community. In studying law you learn, not only what these rules are, but also why they exist, how they have developed and how they relate to social and economic goals. You also think about how the law should regulate society and about the different ways in which law can shape the world in which we live.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Many students graduating from the LLB pursue a career as a solicitor or a barrister but the professions are not the only option for law graduates. The analytical and problems solving skills developed in a law degree are valuable in a range of businesses. Law graduates also find employment in the civil and public service and in the NGO sector where their legal knowledge and critical thinking skills are particularly useful.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this Level 8 Honours programme will be eligible to apply to complete a Masters of Law (LL.M.), or other interesting postgraduate programmes such as a Masters in Criminology, a Masters in Child, Family and Community Studies, or postgraduate business degrees, among other options. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

Certain subjects are considered essential to the study of law, such as Contact Law, Property Law, Criminal Law and European Union law. Students build up a base of knowledge in these core areas as well as following their own interests through specialised topics. Dublin Institute of Technology has a strong emphasis on areas of law that have recently undergone significant change. We offer optional modules such as Criminology, Intellectual Property and Media Law, Prison Law and the Law and Society Research Clinic, where students engage in research for the benefit of an NGO.

In studying law at Dublin Institute of Technology you will develop skills of analysis, research and communication. Your capacity for problem-solving will become well-honed. You will gain an appreciation of the complex relationship between law and society and how law can both help and hinder the resolution of social problems. You can examine the operation of the criminal justice system, consider how law should respond to new technologies or carry out research for an NGO on real-world problems. You will develop your capacity for critical analysis and become a self-directed learner. You will be able to make and evaluate arguments and take a logical and practical approach to solving complex problems.

Module Listing  

Year One 

  • Contract Law
  • Core Legal Skills
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts 

Year Two

  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • EU Law
  • Property Law 

Year Three 

  • Administrative Law
  • Equity
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence

Optional law subjects from which students can choose may include:

Criminology; Employment Law; Family Law; Intellectual Property and Media Law; Law and Society Research Clinic; Refugee and Asylum Law; Prison Law and Prisoner’s Rights; Civil Procedure and ADR; European Human Rights Law.

Further Information   

School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences

T: 01 402 7181 (School Office)   

E: law@dit.ie

W: http://dit.ie/llss/ 

Leisure Management / Bainistiú Fóillíochta

DT411

What is... Leisure Management? 

The leisure industry is the broad and exciting sector which spans between leisure, recreation, sports and cultural organisations.  The variety of recreational needs of the population makes this an exciting and flexible area of work.  Students learn the academic and practical skills to become supervisory managers in their chosen sector of the leisure industry.  Students especially acquire the necessary business skills to become industry professionals.

The BA in Leisure Management focuses on the broad leisure industry and includes a professional internship, practical modules and academic subjects, while preparing students for leadership in this field.  

What are my... Career Opportunities?

You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in the leisure industry.  Successful graduates will be prepared for entry into the sector at supervisory management level in areas such as leisure centres, theme parks, activity centres, aquatic centres, golf and sports clubs, hotel leisure centres and other recreational spaces.

Many of our graduates have established their own leisure companies.  Opportunities are also available in postgraduate education. 

Graduates have developed careers as activity co-ordinators, consultants and project managers, event organisers, facility managers, personal trainers, sport and leisure development officers with local authorities, national governing bodies and educational institutions.  Graduates have also developed roles in sales and marketing, membership management, information technology, and have progressed to general management and group management functions within leisure organisations. 

What other options do I have after completion?  

Graduates have found the BA programme an excellent foundation for continuing their studies to acquire a Level 8 BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management (DT411H) and other programmes at Honours Degree and Masters level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

Students are taught how to become supervisory managers. Therefore there is a strong emphasis on academic subjects such as business, marketing, human resource management, leisure law, management and accounting. 

Some practical modules include gym supervision and a safety programme for leisure management.  Within some of the options, students are assessed for recognised qualifications in lifesaving and personal training.

European Languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language’

In the final year students choose from a range of options which allows them to tailor their studies to their particular interests. The range of options can vary from year to year but has included modules in coaching, community development, event management, sports and exercise nutrition and managing innovation.  

Module Listing 

Year One  

Semester 1 

  • Leisure Studies
  • Computer Applications
  • Applied Communications
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Safety Programme for Leisure Management

Semester 2 

  • Applied Communications
  • Marketing
  • Languages
  • Leadership in Health, Activity & Nutrition
  • Economics
  • Leisure & Sport Sectors OR Aquatic Studies  

Year Two 

Semester 1 

  • Human Resource Management,
  • Accounting for Tourism & Leisure
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Database & Industry Software
  • Leisure Management Behavioural Competencies
  • Leisure Operations

OR

  • Exercise Health Studies & Personal Training

Semester 2 

  • Professional Internship and Career Management 

Year Three 

Semester 1 

  • Facility Safety in Leisure
  • Management Accounting - Costing and Decision Making
  • Strategic Management – an Applied Approach
  • Leisure and Sport Policy and Planning

2 Option Modules  (may include Students Learning with Communities)

Semester 2 

  • Sustainable Leisure Facilities Management
  • Leisure Law
  • Management Accounting– Planning & Controlling
  • Contemporary Leisure Issues

2 Option Modules  (may include Students Learning with Communities)

Internships/Work Placements 

We want our graduates to be ready for the workplace upon completing their degree. Internships give students an edge when it comes to getting that job in the leisure industry. Employers place huge value on first hand experience on top of college education and we ensure that our students have both of these. 

These are unique networking opportunities to make contacts for careers in the future. In preparing for their internship, students are encouraged to gain experience in organisations that will develop their learning as part of their studies. 

Each student completes an internship/placement in industry during the second semester of year 2 in either Ireland or abroad. 

Recent Internships have included university sports complexes (e.g. Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University), national sports facilities (e.g. Croke Park, National Aquatic Centre), national Governing Bodies and regional (e.g. GAA).

Are there study abroad options?  

The BA in Leisure Management participates in the Erasmus + study abroad programme. This is the unique opportunity to undertake a semester abroad in a partner institution/university. This is an option in the second semester of Year 2 where participating students take a similar number of modules abroad.

Students also have the option of completing their fifteen week internship abroad.  If work placements are completed outside Ireland and within the EU, grants are available through the EU Erasmus + programme.  

Further Information  

School of Hospitality Management & Tourism

T: 01 402 7583 (Dr Catherine Gorman)

T: 01 402 4352 (Mary Dineen)

E: Catherine.Gorman@dit.ie

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitalitymanagementtourism/

What our Students say!

“I had a keen interest in sport and fitness so I picked the BA in Leisure Management. It was a great course and now I’m working at the Rugby world cup in New Zealand, the Australian Open in Tennis and the Melbourne Grand Prix in the next year.”

“Leisure Management is a well-rounded course. From a manager in the leisure industry or a fitness instructor in a gym, it will provide you with the skills and theory to support you in your career. You can change your mind about what you want to be, and are able to use the knowledge you have gained in moving forward in whatever area you want.”

“I really enjoy the practical parts of the course. It covers a broad aspect of the leisure industry and opens a lot of doors for potential careers.”

“Leisure management is a brilliant course and a great experience.”

“Leisure Management is more than just leisure - it equips you with the skills and knowledge to set up your own business. By having both business and practical skills the course opens up a variety of opportunities.” 

Leisure Management / Bainistiú Fóillíochta

DT411H

What is... Leisure Management?

This one-year programme provides an opportunity for students who have successfully completed the BA Ordinary degree in Leisure Management to attain an honours degree in a single year of studies. It runs in conjunction with the BSc (Honours) in Hospitality Management and BSc (Honours) in Tourism Management.  

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This programme is designed to enable graduates to gain employment in challenging positions within the leisure sector with varying degrees of responsibility. Graduates can expect to find employment in aquatic facilities, entertainment complexes, leisure centres, theme parks, hotel leisure complexes, golf clubs and other recreation facilities. There are also graduate opportunities in consultancy, research and further education.   

What other options do I have after completion?  

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.  

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

The offering of the BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management further develops the learners’ key skills, their strategic ability and their knowledge of the leisure management discipline. This higher level of learning can be displayed by acquiring and utilising the additional cognitive skills of evaluation and synthesis which will be ensured by the modules offered.  

Module Listing

Year One 

Both semesters provide core modules in strategic management, entrepreneurship, research methods, marketing strategy and strategic human resources. These modules are enhanced through the provision of optional modules in both terms. All students complete a dissertation during their studies. 

Semester 1

  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Marketing Strategy  
  • Research Methods  
  • Dissertation  
  • Selected Option(s)  

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management Seminars 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Dissertation 
  • Selected Option(s)

Further Information  

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism 

T: 01 402 7559 (Dr. Ziene Mottiar) 

T: 01 402 4352 (Mary Dineen)

E: Ziene.Mottiar@dit.ie

E: tourism.hospitality@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/hospitalitymanagementtourism/

What our Students say!

“I chose to complete the add-on year to enhance my employability post-graduation as many employers now request Level 8 qualifications as a prerequisite for consideration. I had a lot of flexibility due to the variety of modules available and this enabled me to tailor the course to meet my needs and interests. Group-oriented assignments were an integral part of this course, offering students the opportunity to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds. In an ever changing business landscape it is important that real time experience is also discussed and the lecturers often invited guest speakers along which helped to further your understanding of the topics taught in class. In addition, the lecturers were always available for advice and guidance on my future plans regarding employment and post-graduation options.”

Logistics & Supply Chain Management / Loighistic & Bainistíocht An tSlabhra Solá

DT358

What is... Logistics & Supply Chain Management?

The aim of the programme is to provide an intellectual formation and a path to personal development which will develop a graduate equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies and theoretical perspectives which inform sound logistics and supply chain management. The graduate will be provided with the wide-ranging knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective professional, in a national and international context. The graduate will display a capacity for critical enquiry, will be flexible, adaptable and capable of working in an environment of persistent change and will have the capacity to engage with experience and further learning opportunities in a quest for continuing lifelong learning.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management continue to grow. Even during downturns in the business cycle, when companies are cutting costs, the demand for able and experienced supply chain mangers remains high. Opportunities in logistics and supply chain management include:

Manufacturing, purchasing and procurement; quality management; inventory and materials management; forecasting and planning; business and systems analyst; operations and production management, retail support, transport and logistics, consultancy and research.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who successfully complete this programme, and reach the appropriate honours standard, are eligible to progress to postgraduate level studies in a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Each year a number of students progress onto further studies through research, undertaking an MPhil or their PhD studies.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme is a Business Honours Degree with a major specialisation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and consists of three strands;

  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  2. Business Management
  3. Information Management

In order to win in today's marketplace companies must continuously improve productivity, whilst lowering costs, and bringing quality products to market quicker than ever before. It is innovative and effective supply chain management that is key to gaining competitive advantage, reducing costs and making firms more profitable.  

The programme seeks to:

  • Introduce the student to business and management with a focus on the function of the supply chain
  • Develop in students an ability to apply supply chain management and business processes and functions to actual logistics and supply chain management scenarios
  • Introduce students to the basic concepts and functional areas of supply chain management and to place these in the overall context of the strategy objectives of the organisation
  • Develop a high level of technical competence and skill in the logistics, information technology and management areas as required of competent business professionals
  • Facilitate the student’s ability to transfer acquired knowledge and skill to workplace situations
  • Raise the student’s knowledge and competence in logistics and supply chain management to the level of strategic decision making. 

Module Listing

Year One

  • Communications & Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory & Forecasting Management
  • IS Practical & IT fundamentals
  • Principles of Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Transport Systems

Year Two

  • Commercial & Transport Law
  • Health & Safety
  • HRM
  • Information Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Science
  • Operations Management
  • Transport & Distribution Planning

Year Three

  • Database Systems
  • Electronic Business
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Procurement Management
  • Warehouse Design & Management
  • Work Placement or Study Abroad Option (Erasmus)

Year Four

  • Business Decision Making or Entrepreneurship
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Partnership & Outsourcing
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Strategic Logistics Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Optimisation
  • Research Project

Placement/Internship

Students can avail of a placement in the third year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid.

Are there study abroad options?

For semester two of third year, students can select one of the following:

(a) Study in one of the College’s partner Universities in Europe, where modules are delivered in the English language. Students take suitable modules from the courses on offer in that partner institution and sit examinations and other assessments there.

(b) A period of structured work placement in an organisation, across a broad variety of sectors. Students will have the opportunity to experience, in an appropriate business setting, the application of many of the Logistics and SCM business concepts, methodologies and issues they have studied on the programme.

Further Information

College of Business

T: 01 402 3030 (Declan Allen)

T: 01 402 3031 (Aideen O'Byrne, School Administrator )

E: Declan.Allen@dit.ie

E: aideen.obyrne@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/colleges/collegeofbusiness/

What our Students say!

  • "After graduating from DIT with a BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, I found that my degree widened the range of jobs I could apply for and got a job straight away as an inventory analyst in Unilever Ireland. I am currently back in DIT undertaking PhD research using simulation and optimisation technologies in supply chain management."
  • "When I graduated, I started working as a logistics administrator in Independent Express Cargo, where I did my work experience as a part of my degree. Besides giving the specialist knowledge and skills desired by modern companies, the course has the advantage of creating opportunities to establish career links."
  • "I can state that the degree has contributed extremely positively to my professional development, firstly in terms of obtaining a position and secondly in my ability to contribute positively to a dynamic and innovation team. This Logistics and Supply Chain degree is a diverse course which developed both my academic research and interpersonal skills sets by consistently offering unique and interesting challenges. The vast majority of the modules covered are directly applicable in my day to day projects for Lidl. My appreciation of the complexities of the organisational supply chain is another great strength of the degree which I feel was conveyed excellently through the course of my studies, all of which increase employability."

 

Manufacturing & Design Engineering / Innealtóireacht Déantusaíochta & Dearadh

DT023

 

What is ... Manufacturing & Design Engineering?

Almost everything we touch in daily life is designed and manufactured. The fundamentals of the Manufacturing & Design Engineering discipline are manufacturing technology, design for manufacture combined with business and enterprise management.

Of the many disciplines in engineering and technology, Manufacturing & Design Engineers have the vital task of solving society’s innovation and production tasks. Manufacturing & Design Engineers are involved in the design of the product and the efficient management of resources and technology to produce quality goods and services for society. A key role for Manufacturing & Design Engineers in advancing the knowledge economy will be to develop more innovative products resulting in a high value-added manufacturing sector. Manufacturing & Design Engineers have skills and knowledge which can be applied across a broad spectrum of the engineering sector.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Career opportunities are excellent. In recent years all of the graduates gained excellent opportunities or engaged in research work. The industrial links with the final year project work and the formula student team project have received very positive reviews from industry. Graduates have gained employment in technical/design roles in the automotive, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food industries. Companies such as HP, Intel, Braun, Siemens, Dromone, JCB and DAF. Many progress quickly into technical management roles with high salaries

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The Manufacturing and Design Engineering programme aims to provide graduates with the appropriate mix of technical, managerial and communication skills, in order to equip them for a wide range of careers within a broad spectrum of industries. The programme is designed to provide the graduate with a full understanding of the structure and operation of a manufacturing enterprise and equip them with relevant planning and simulation tools to help make cost effective decisions. It aims to give an appreciation of the need for competitiveness in manufacturing industry. It will provide the learner with well-developed team working skills as well as strong innovation and entrepreneurial skills. It also aims to produce environmentally responsible engineers, who will conduct manufacturing activities with due regard to the environment and the relevant regulatory and legal requirements.

Module Listing

Year Two

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computing
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer Aided Design

Year Three

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Professional Development
  • Tool Design & Metal Forming
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Engineering Design Projects
  • Thermofluids
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Design & Teambuilding Project
  • Materials Properties & Processing
  • Control Engineering

Year Four

  • Quality & Reliability
  • Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Design & Machining
  • Industrial Networks & Automation
  • Professional Development
  • Medical Devices
  • Micro and Nano Manufacture
  • Design & Manufacture
  • Projects
  • Operations Management

* A Major project is undertaken over the two final semesters. As part of this project students have the opportunity to become involved in the formula student competition which is to design and build a race car and compete against other Universities in Silverstone UK.

Are there study abroad options?

Students may have the opportunity to study abroad under the Erasmus exchange programme.

In third year students will have the opportunity to attend a design workshop in Lucerne Switzerland.

Further Information

School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3626 (School Administrator)

T: 01 402 3823 (Mr. Robert Simpson - Head of Dept)

T: 01 402 3841 (Dr. Colm O'Kane - Programme Chair)

E: robert.simpson@dit.ie

E: colm.okane@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalanddesignengineering/

What our Students say!

Graduate & Winner of Best Manufacturing Engineering Project Award.

Upon graduation I immediately took up a position as a process engineer in an automation company in Co. Cavan, Ualto Ltd , who specialise in electrical and automation solutions for industrial plants. My role within the company included designing and wiring panels, electrical drawings and programming of automated equipment.

I have now taken up a position working as a design engineer with Combilift in Co.Monaghan who specialise in the manufacture of forklifts. The Manufacturing and Design Engineering programme gave me a great standing for the tasks required in such a demanding industry. Overall the programme gives a great insight into all areas of the manufacturing industry and with the mixture of design, practical, business, and the addition of such a rewarding and professional project as the Formula Student makes graduates prime candidates for any company in the manufacturing field.

Marketing / Margaíocht

DT303

What is... Marketing?

Marketing is the lifeblood of every organisation, big or small. From identifying opportunities and generating insights to developing those products and services to meet the needs of customers and communicating value inside and outside the organisation, the marketing function is crucial in today’s global economy.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This Certificate programme provides attractive career opportunities in the expanding marketing profession. There is a range of opportunities at junior executive level in areas such as Market Research, Marketing, Promotion, Sales Management and Services Marketing and Merchandising.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who reach the appropriate level in final examinations and meet subject prerequisites may have access to honours degree programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. Please see below for DIT progression options:

DT341 BSc Marketing year 2/3

DT365 BSc Business & Management year 2/3

DT343 BSc Retail & Services Management year 2/3

Or

Any Level 8 programme at the College of Business year 2/3

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This two year programme of study is designed to equip the student with a comprehensive and rigorous grounding in marketing and business. This ensures that the student has the practical skills and knowledge required at junior executive level and prepares the student for further study.

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Statistics
  • Behavioural Science
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Essentials of Communications
  • Introduction to PC Environment
  • Business and Society

Semester 2 Options: Choose one

  • Sales Management
  • Web Design

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Marketing Practice
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Management Accounting for Marketing
  • Communications and the Organisation

Semester 1 Options: Choose one:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management of ICT

Semester 2

  • Marketing Planning
  • Marketing Research Applications
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Communications

Semester 2 Options: Choose one:

  • Search Marketing
  • Business-to-Business Marketing

Are there study abroad options?

There are no study abroad opportunities in this two year certificate programme. However, students who progress from this Programme to a Level 8 Honours Degree Programme may have opportunities to study abroad in Europe, the United States and Canada.

Further Information

School of Marketing

T: 01 402 7033 (Roger Sherlock)

F: 01 402 7198

E: roger.sherlock@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/marketing

What our Students say!

DIT provides students with the opportunity to study in a friendly, encouraging and fun environment, join clubs ranging from sports to fashion and enjoy student life with your new college friends. So if you want to study marketing, there is only one course for you, marketing at DIT!

Marketing / Margaíocht

DT341

What is... Marketing?

Marketing is the lifeblood of every organisation, big or small. From identifying opportunities and generating insights to developing those products and services to meet the needs of customers and communicating value inside and outside the organisation, the marketing function is crucial in today’s global economy.

Scholarships

First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

This Degree programme provides attractive career opportunities in the expanding marketing profession. In addition to roles in General Marketing Management, there is a range of opportunities in areas such as Brand Management, International Marketing, Advertising, Market Research, Digital Marketing, marketing Promotion, Sales Management and Services Marketing.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme creates graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies essential to function as high-calibre contemporary marketing professionals, both nationally and internationally.

The graduate will become analytical and insightful with the ability to communicate and articulate a company’s vision using digital and traditional marketing communication methods and to design and implement marketing strategies and plans to ensure success.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Marketing Information Systems
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Social Science Perspectives on Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Introduction to PC Environment
  • Irish Business Environment

Year Two

Semester One

  • Marketing Management
  • Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Research
  • Statistics

Semester Two

  • International Marketing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Management & Strategy
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Plus 1 Marketing Option

Year Three

Semester One

  • International Study Abroad Programme. Study in a Partner University in USA, Canada, Europe or Asia.

Or Work Placement Or the following modules:

  • Organisation and the Individual
  • Perspectives on International Marketing
  • International Political Economy
  • Marketing Option (not taken previously)
  • Company-based research project
  • Strategy Economics

Semester Two

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Marketing Communications
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Marketing

Year Four

  • Marketing
  • Consumer Research
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Finance
  • Research Dissertation

Paid Placement/Internship

Students can avail of a four month placement in the third year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors.

Are there study abroad options?

In Year 3 students can take a semester in a European, US, Canadian or Asian partner university. These include: Ryerson University Toronto, Memorial University Newfoundland, Bishop’s University and Concordia University Quebec, Seton Hall University New Jersey, Southern Utah University, Utah, South-East Missouri State University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Canberra, Australia.

Further Information

School of Marketing

T: 01 402 7033 (Roger Sherlock)

E: roger.sherlock@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/marketing

Mathematical Sciences / Eolaíocht Mhatamaiticiúil

DT205

What is... Mathematical Sciences?

Mathematical Sciences is a broad title that encompasses most areas of mathematics and statistics. Graduates have high-calibre analytical and problem-solving skills and are therefore extremely flexible and able to apply a broad range of mathematical techniques and rigour to countless applications and industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Qualified mathematicians enjoy a very wide range of careers and are much sought after.

A mathematics degree opens up a world of opportunities and will keep pace with whichever employment areas are currently thriving. Graduates of this programme will have highly-developed analytical, technical, modelling and problem-solving skills and be in an ideal position to embark on high achieving careers in industry, commerce, the teaching and other professions and the public sector. Many graduates enter the IT and Financial Services sectors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The programme provides graduates with scientific and analytical skills in mathematics as well as an ability to solve problems found in real-life. The first two years of the programme are designed to provide a sound foundation in mathematics, which will underpin subsequent work, and to introduce students to topics in statistics and computer science which can be developed further in later stages through specialised modules.

A strength of the programme is that the third and fourth years are designed in a modular fashion which allows the student to tailor their studies and provides a choice of topics from courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, operations research and financial mathematics. The programme includes a six month placement in year three, during which students gain experience of using their analytical, modelling and problem-solving and computer skills in a working environment.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Algorithms
  • Introduction to Scientific Python
  • Introduction to Mechanics with Python
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematics Modelling
  • Mathematics Laboratory

Year Two

  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Real Analysis
  • Practical Computing for Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Operating Systems
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematics Modelling

Year Three

  • Numerical Analysis & Applications
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Maths Practical 
  • Six-month Work Placement

Plus three specialist optional modules chosen from a selection of topics in pure & applied mathematics, statistics, operations research & financial mathematics.

Year Four

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Project - a supervised, in-depth study of a pertinent, interesting problem in mathematics

Plus specialist optional modules (four to be chosen per semester) from a selection of topics in pure & applied mathematics, statistics, operations research & financial mathematics.

Are there study abroad options?

There is an option in some semesters of the programme to study in other European institutions via Erasmus.

Further Information

School of Mathematical Sciences

T: 01 402 4842 (Maev Maguire)

E: maev.maguire@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/maths

What our Students say!

The course strikes the perfect balance between pure mathematics and more practical aspects such as financial maths and statistics and computer orientated modules.

Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

DT006

What is... Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering education and training involves learning how to creatively apply a strong scientific, mathematical and practical basis to the design of safe, reliable, environmentally sound and cost effective systems and equipment. Teamwork, communication skills and knowledge of how to apply and use modern computer simulations and control systems are important skills to all Mechanical Engineers. Mechanical Engineers perform the basic research needed to advance knowledge in the engineering sciences and Mechanical Engineering focuses on the skills needed to be an effective problem solver.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Mechanical Engineering technologists are involved in the design, prototyping, manufacture and installation of all types of plant and equipment ranging from small individual components to complete factories or process plants. Graduates have excellent prospects of employment with manufacturing, research, consulting and processing organisations along with state and semi-state agencies.

Mechanical Engineers design products and systems essential to everyday modern life from home appliances, motor vehicles, to satellites, wheelchairs, airplanes, robots, energy equipment, fuel cells, industrial equipment and environmental control systems.

What other options do I have after completion?

Many students combine the broad technical knowledge gained in their undergraduate studies with further study in Mechanical Engineering. Students can advance to the Third year of the Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (DT022) on completion of DT006.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students are exposed to a wide range of laboratory and practical mechanical engineering tasks that complement the theoretical modules. The Mechanical Engineering Programme maintains its traditional flexibility, allowing its graduates a wide choice of opportunity in all industries. It stresses the fundamentals while embracing the changes in advanced technology. It also provides the core transferable skills which prepare graduates for career changes when desirable.

During Year 1 of the programme, students undertake a wide range of practical skills including welding, metal fabrication, machining, technical drawing, computing and experimental work. These practical lifelong learning skills are developed further in year 3 of the programme when students undertake an individual project, combining research, design, mechanical development, testing, analysis, presentation and report writing skills.

The Mechanical Engineering Department places great emphasis on independent learning and learners develop their skills in this area through project work, independent assignments and team work activities. Students are encouraged to visit Industries as part of their studies and report on their findings to their peers and lecturers.

This three-year full-time programme prepares learners for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering) degree award. At the start of the third year, learners are offered a choice; Process Plant Technology or Manufacturing Technology.

Those who have successfully completed the programme satisfy the academic requirements for Associate Membership grade of Engineers Ireland.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Mathematics
  • Energy and Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanics & Materials
  • Workshop Processes
  • Professional Development
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Computer Systems and Applications

Year Two

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Energy Systems
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Design CAD & Materials
  • Electrical Technology & Electronics
  • Control Systems & Instrumentation
  • Engineering Management Studies
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Engineering Computing

Year Three

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics & Materials
  • Electrical Technology & Electronics
  • Control Systems & Instrumentation
  • Engineering Management Studies
  • CAD 3D
  • Main Project (Design, Make and Test with Thesis

Optional Modules: Select 3

  • Process Systems Analysis or Manufacturing Methods
  • Energy System Designs or Product Design
  • Unit Operations or Manufacturing Management

Are there study abroad options?

As part of the programme, students can avail of the ERASMUS scheme whereby they can study abroad for a semester or full year and gain credits that are relevant to their qualification.

Further Information

School of Mechanical & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3605 (Head of Department)

T: 01 402 3932 (Ms. Susan Doyle)

E: Susan.Doyle@dit.ie 

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalanddesignengineering/

What our Students say!

I chose to study the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering as I have always had an interest in Engineering and Maths. With this qualification I can enter work in the engineering sector as a technologist or technician involved primarily in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of mechanical systems. Afterwards, I can pursue an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering through the ladder system in DIT to further my qualifications and I feel confident for the future.

Mechanical Engineering / Innealtóireacht Mheicniúil

DT022

What is... Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest, most broad-ranging and versatile engineering disciplines, covering all industry and many research sectors including: Power Generation, Aerospace, Engine Design, Pharmaceutical Processing, Biomedical Device Design, Renewable Energy Design, Transportation, and many more.

Mechanical Engineering is all about using science, mathematics and technology to find better ways of making mechanical and electro-mechanical things work. This may be designing electric vehicles to reduce pollution, designing enabling devices for people with a disability or improving the design of a wind turbine to catch the wind more efficiently, and doing all this in a sustainable, ethical and professional manner.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

New graduates may expect many career opportunities in mechanical, manufacturing and process engineering industries and some research areas, both within Ireland and worldwide. Local, national and multi-national companies find graduates of this programme get up to speed rapidly and many of these graduates progress to the highest levels of engineering and management because of their practical engineering abilities, sound technical and scientific knowledge and high quality communication skills. Employers are also attracted by the Chartered Engineer connection with this programme.

Chartered Engineer status: This programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland and graduates can become members of Engineers Ireland. Following further studies and work experience, graduates may apply for Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.)

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The classroom and practical activities of this high quality Mechanical Engineering programme provide useful skills, knowledge and competencies which can be applied in many fields of industry and research. These activities include an excellent foundation in engineering science and mathematics, advanced design theory and practice, high quality project work and practical workshop/laboratory hands-on skills, but to name a few. All of these activities are supported by dedicated, experienced and supportive DIT staff.

Graduates of the programme will be able to:

  • Identify and define a mechanical engineering challenge, formulate and analyse effective and sustainable solutions, and subsequently implement the most appropriate solution.
  • Design mechanical and mechanical related systems, components and processes to meet specific operating requirements.
  • Utilise knowledge of fundamental science, mathematics, engineering science and technology, in tandem with a thorough knowledge of the mechanical engineering sciences to derive, develop and apply solutions to mechanical engineering and related challenges.
  • Communicate effectively within the engineering community, professional environment and society in general.
  • Identify and act upon their ethical responsibility, as members of the engineering profession, in all aspects of their professional practice.
  • Conduct advanced mechanical engineering research, involving the analysis and interpretation of research data, for the attainment of useful empirical and scientific engineering knowledge.
  • Sustain learning and educating within the mechanical engineering and related professional areas.
  • Practice as a professional mechanical engineer on an individual basis, within team-based frameworks and as a contributor to multidisciplinary settings.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department at DIT has over 55 years of experience in delivering high quality programmes and continues to revise and expand its programmes by the introduction of advanced and modern technological content.

Module Listing

Year Two

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Engineering Computing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Drawing & Design
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Statistics

Year Three

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Modelling
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Professional Development
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Control Engineering
  • Materials Properties & Processes

Year Four

  • Capstone Project (year long)
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Modelling
  • Engineering Management
  • Control Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Energy Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates may choose a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in a Mechanical Engineering area at DIT or elsewhere. Due to the high-calibre of this qualification, third-level institutes in Ireland and abroad are readily interested in postgraduate applications from these graduates.

Many graduates choose to redirect their career towards consultancy, project-management, engineering education or entrepreneurship after some years of industry experience.

Are there study abroad options?

Students engaged in this programme have travelled to the U.S. and within Europe to study as part of this programme.

Further Information

School of Mechanical & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3894 (Dr Patrick Wlliamoz)

T: 01 402 3932 (Ms. Susan Doyle)

E: patrick.wulliamoz@dit.ie

E: Susan.doyle@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/mechanicalanddesignengineering/

What our Students say!

  • The Honours Mechanical Engineering Degree at DIT provided me with a wide array of theoretical knowledge, hands on experience and the necessary support whenever I needed it. In particular, I believe the degree’s strong emphasis on the more practical, industry-oriented aspects of engineering was instrumental in me finding a position in my chosen profession during this difficult economic period. I would strongly recommend that anyone looking to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering consider studying at DIT.
  • The programme has equipped me with many useful skills. I found that my communications skills and my ability to work under my own initiative as well as part of a team have developed significantly as a result of completing this programme. The practical approach undertaken in this programme has enabled me to understand key aspects of mechanical engineering in a novel and engaging manner. The staff were particularly supportive throughout the duration of the programme. It has been an enjoyable, worthwhile degree that I would highly recommend.
  • It was through the mentoring that I received on a one-to-one basis at Bolton Street that paved the way for my current position in the oil and gas industry. I simply could not have gotten as far without all in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the support provided.

Medical Device Innovation / Núail i bhFeistí Leights

DT710

What is... Medical Device Innovation?

Medical Devices encompasses all products, except medicines, used in healthcare for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment of illness or disability. Examples include contact lenses, orthopaedic joint replacement, programmable pacemakers, stents, ventilators and laser surgical devices. The medical technology industry in Ireland is changing from being predominantly manufacturing based to becoming increasingly complex, value added and driven by R&D. It now involves the extensive collaboration of a broad range of partners, including research institutions, clinicians, manufacturing companies and government agencies.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Based on growth patterns in the sector, career opportunities are very positive. In Ireland, 140 medical technology companies employ 25,000 people, exporting €6.2b worth of products annually. Medical device products represent almost 10% of Ireland’s exports and prospects for growth of the industry are good. Graduates may also pursue career in the pharmaceutical sector.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations may progress to Masters programmes in DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The Programme is designed to provide students with a range of knowledge and skills for employment in a medical device environment. The medical device industry provides graduate opportunities in design, manufacturing, technical services, customer support and a range of other services that add value to the sector. The programme was formulated with industry input in response to a number of recommendations highlighted in the March 2008 Forfás Report on the Future Skills Needs of the Irish Medical Devices Sector. The programme specifically addresses the need to upskill scientists, engineers and technologists and the provision of professional development within this sector.

Module Listing

Year One

Semester 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basic Principles of Medical Device Technology
  • Computer-Aided Design Analysis
  • Applied Biomaterials
  • Lean/ Six Sigma
  • Innovation/ Project Management

Semester 2

  • Medical Device Design & Analysis
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Validation & Regulatory Affairs
  • Team Design Project

Further Information

School of Mechanical & Design Engineering

T: 01 402 3952 (Dr. Graham Gavin - Programme Chair)

T: 01 402 3832 (Mr. Mark McGrath - Dept Head)

E: graham.gavin@dit.ie

E: mark.mcgrath@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/medicaldeviceinnovation

What our Students say!

Ciarán Carney:

“Graduating from the Medical Device Innovation course has provided me with the knowledge and skills required for the medical device industry. With lectures from a range of disciplines including 3D CAD, anatomy, biomechanics and medical device regulations, this programme has opened the doors to a multitude of career opportunities in this every expanding industry.”

Tim Jones:

“I started the degree in medical device innovation not knowing what to expect. I found myself quickly getting drawn into the world of medical devices and wanting to find out more and more. With a focus on teamwork and personal development, the modules were extremely interesting and complemented each other. I’m now looking forward to my new career in the medical device sector!”

Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences / Ceimic Mhíochaineach & na hEolaíochtaí Cógaisíochta

DT261

What is... Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences?

This programme is designed to educate and train students to become Scientific Analysts for employment in the medicinal products and pharmaceutical sector as well as related chemical industries. A solid foundation in the chemical sciences is provided together with a ‘hands-on’ approach to laboratory work. Access to well-equipped laboratories supports the development of a high standard of practical laboratory skills. Specialised and industrially relevant modules in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and / or the regulatory environment of the pharmachem sector are delivered at all stages. The programme is designed for the student to experience the skills and competencies required of a Chemical Analyst at all stages.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme are qualified to avail of opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Chemical Industry, Computer Industry, State Laboratories, Environmental Testing Laboratories, Food and Beverage Industry as well as Hospital Laboratories and Universities.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this course who achieve the appropriate grades are eligible to apply for entry to the final year of the Honours Degree programmes in Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry (DT299) and in Forensic and Environmental Chemistry (DT203).

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

On completion of this programme, the student will:

  • Have a sound knowledge of the fundamental science underpinning the course
  • Have the ability to define a scientific problem, to design and implement an appropriate experimental investigation and effectively communicate the outcome
  • Have the specialised skills required to handle a broad range of techniques and instrumentation relevant to the pharmachem industry
  • Demonstrate the capacity to analyse, interpret, critically evaluate and present data
  • Gain experience in a team approach to problem solving and be capable of managing small groups to achieve an outcome
  • Acquire the necessary computer skills to meet modern laboratory requirements
  • Have an appreciation and awareness of the principles and practice of laboratory and industrial safety

Module Listing

Year One

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Development
  • Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
  • Elective in either Biology or Physics.

Year Two

  • Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Analytical Chemisty
  • Spectroscopy
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Processes
  • Environmental, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical and Workplace Regulations
  • Mathematics and IT
  • Group Project.

Year Three

  • Specialized Modules in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Processes
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Regulations
  • Quality Assurance and Validation
  • Environmental Chemisty
  • Surface and Polymer Chemistry.

Each student undertakes an individual research project which is largely laboratory based.

In each year of the programme the overall assessment has a large component of continual assessment based on the development of technical and practical skills. Continuously assessed modules appear at all stages of the programme. 

Further Information

School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

T: 01 402 4682 (John Colleran)

E: john.colleran@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/chemistry

What our Students say!

  • I completed my Level 7 in 2008 and continued into the honours degree programme DT299 Chemical Sciences and graduated in 2009. I was exposed to a wide range of subjects & experiences which allowed me to choose my career effectively. Some of the opportunities I was given in my degree included visiting pharmaceutical companies & going on Erasmus to complete my final year thesis. I then decided to enter into a master’s program in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology DT233 and completed this in 2013. Due to the small size of the classes the Lecturers knew the students personally & were always available to provide additional help if necessary. I am currently working as a Regulatory Specialist for a contract Clinical Trial Research Organisation.  I would highly recommended DIT and the courses I have completed as they open up a wide range of career opportunities
  • As a recent graduate of DT299 having progressed from DT261 (Level 7), I have gained a thirst for chemistry and in particular how it relates to the pharmaceutical sector, from drug design to the understanding of how the drugs work in the body.  The course has truly been an invaluable experience for me. The hands on approach in each of these courses, both involving extensive laboratory sessions, was a highlight for me and provided me with essential skills for working in industry including problem solving and teamwork. I graduated from DT299 in May 2013 and DT261 the previous year and I am now working in a professional lab as an analyst in a large pharmaceutical company

Music / Ceol

DT501

What is... Music?      

The world-wide demand for the talents of Irish-trained musicians has never been more apparent. Alongside the iPod generation of musicians there is a strong desire for the talents of both classical and traditional vocalists and musicians. The Bachelor of Music full-time degree programme is designed to educate music students to a professional level as performers (both classical and Irish traditional). It also prepares students for careers as instrumental or vocal teachers, as composers and musicology graduates. 

All students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents by participating in a diverse programme of concerts, recitals and stage performances. 

What are my... Career Opportunities? 

Graduates may proceed to careers as soloists or group performers in the orchestral, vocal or Irish traditional fields or as composers or teachers in the public or private sector. A significant number of graduates have been accepted into prestigious postgraduate programmes at home and abroad.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This four-year programme places a major emphasis on performance combined with supporting academic study. Areas studied include composition techniques; history of music; aural training; an introduction to education studies; music technology; supporting musicianship. In years three and four, students choose a strand which enables them to concentrate on one of the following: Performance, Composition, Pedagogy, Irish Traditional Music or Musicology. 

Participation in ensembles is a core element in the programme. Ensembles include Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Choral Society, Chamber Choir, Opera Ensemble, Irish Traditional Music Ensemble, Big Band and Early Music Ensemble.  

Module Listing

Year One 

  • Performance Studies 
  • Composition Techniques 
  • History of Music 
  • Aural Awareness and Analysis 
  • Introductory Module in Irish Music 
  • Music Technology 
  • Supporting Musicianship (classical) or Studies in Irish Traditional Music: Style and Repertoire (traditional)
  • Ensemble

Year Two

  • Performance Studies 
  • Composition Techniques 
  • History of Music 
  • Aural Awareness and Analysis 
  • Education Studies 
  • Supporting Musicianship (classical) or Studies in Irish Traditional Music: Style and Repertoire (traditional)
  • Ensemble 

Year Three & Four 

Performance:  

  • Performance Studies
  • Analysis
  • Studies in Music History and Performance Practice
  • Special Studies
  • Studies in World Music Cultures
  • Dissertation
  • Ensemble

Composition:  

  • Composition Studies
  • Portfolio of Works
  • Analysis
  • Studies in Music History and Performance Practice
  • Ensemble

Pedagogy:  

  • Performance Studies
  • Education Studies, Analysis
  • Studies in Music History and Performance Practice
  • Studies in World Music Cultures
  • Special Studies
  • Dissertation
  • Ensemble

Irish Traditional Music Studies:  

  • Performance Studies
  • Studies in ITM
  • Early Music Ensemble
  • Special Studies
  • Studies in World Music Cultures
  • Dissertation
  • Ensemble

Musicology:  

  • Research Project
  • Historical Music Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Studies in Music History and Performance Practice
  • Studies in World Music Cultures
  • Ensemble

Are there study abroad options?  

We have links with a variety of European and US institutions. These exchange opportunities are offered on a competitive basis. Our links include Columbia College Chicago, Ryerson University in Toronto, Metropolia University in Helsinki, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and the Kódaly Institute in Kecskemét Hungary.   

Further Information  

Conservatory of Music and Drama 

Dermot Dunne (Programme Chair)

E: Dermot.Dunne@dit.ie

T: (01) 402 7822

W: www.dit.ie/conservatory

What our Students say!

  • David Scott (Voice and Musicology Graduate): By doing the BMUS, not only did I receive intense one to one coaching to improve my singing, the academic facilities allowed me to comprehensively research areas of particular interest to me, to the extent that my final year thesis on contemporary opera was chosen as the best undergraduate musicology dissertation in Ireland by the ‘Council of the Heads of Music in Higher Education’.  
  • Norah Walsh (Keyboard and Composition Graduate): The BMus in Performance is both a challenging and enjoyable course combining competitive performance experience with a careful balance of musicianship and practical skills. What an enlightening four years! 
  • Morgan Buckley (guitar graduate): There is a great atmosphere at the college with a friendly community between students and staff. Thanks to having access to some of Ireland’s leading musicians, I have now completed the first year of the Master of Music programme in performance at the Royal College of Music in London

Music Education / Oideachas Ceol

DT528/TR009

DT528/TR009

What is... Music Education?

The Bachelor in Music Education degree is designed to provide for the academic and professional requirements of those wishing to become music teachers at secondary school level (including Northern Ireland). If you enjoy music, already have a reasonable standard of performance, and wish to combine these qualities with a teaching career, then this course will be ideally suited to you. 

Please Note: Students registering on the programme in September 2017 and every two years thereafter (i.e. September 2019, September 2021) will study jointly at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) only, throughout the four year programme. Students registering on the programme in September 2018 and every two years thereafter (i.e. September 2020, September 2022) will study jointly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) only, throughout the four year programme.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Most graduates go on to teach, usually in schools, and some go into to instrumental teaching.  Graduates also go on to work in arts administration, libraries, music therapy, musicology, performance, and a range of other areas.

What other options do I have after completion?   

Many students take postgraduate courses in related areas such as performance, music education, musicology or composition at DIT Conservatory or other Higher Education Institutions.

Learning Outcomes - What will I Study?  

This four year programme will equip you with a high standard of performance in the instrument of your choice, as well as associated competences in related music skills, i.e. conducting, keyboard skills, counterpoint, composition, orchestration, analysis and history of music.  A fundamental feature of the course is personal development in music, instilling the ability to arouse the interest and enthusiasm of pupils. You will be encouraged to engage in ensemble work at a level appropriate to your ability. Opportunities to perform are provided, offering realistic goals for all, including the exceptionally gifted. Supervised practice in all aspects of classroom teaching is provided in addition to instrumental/vocal practice.

Entrance tests are normally held in March of the year of entry in TCD. Please visit http://dit.ie/conservatory/undergrad/bmused/ for more details.

Module Listing

Music:

  • Individual Instrumental Tuition  
  • Aural Perception & Keyboard Skills  
  • Harmony & Counterpoint  
  • History of Music  
  • Irish Music  
  • Singing, Recorder, Guitar & Percussion  
  • Conducting  
  • Music Technology  
  • Ensemble Performance                      

Education:

  • Practice of Music Education
  • Teaching Practice  
  • Psychology of Education  
  • Philosophy of Education  
  • Sociology of Education  
  • Curriculum & Assessment 

Are there study abroad options?  

There are opportunities for students to spend part of their studies abroad. Partnerships have been formed with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Liszt Academy in Budapest and the Kódaly Institute in Kecskemét Hungary. 

Further Information

Conservatory of Music and Drama 


T: 01 402 7677 (Dr. Mark Fitzgerald)

E: mark.fitzgerald@dit.ie 

E: conservatory@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/conservatory

What our Students say!   

Helen Mahon graduated in 2011: 

During my four years of study, I developed as both a performer and a teacher. The encouraging lecturers and teachers and the friendly classes in both DIT and TCD made it such a positive and rewarding experience. The opportunities to perform both in ensembles and as a soloist, along with the teaching practice in a range of different schools gave me all the experience I needed to survive in the real world! 

Networking Applications & Services / Feidhmchláir agus Seirbhísí Líonraithe

DT080B

What is... Networking Applications & Services?

This is a one-year, NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) Level-8, honours degree programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Networking Applications & Services of the Dublin Institute of Technology. Graduates of this programme will be key players in IT (information technology) and communications network management teams. The programme provides a solid grounding in the principles of network security and distributed systems, mobile applications, system administration, software development, and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology, together with knowledge of management, marketing and law. A significant technical project will complement students’ academic learning outcomes and ensure that on graduation they can immediately apply their skills.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN)/Forfás report for 2013 has identified an increasing demand in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector for highly skilled professionals, particularly at NFQ Level-8. Every industry now requires professionals with IT skills, so whether you work in a dedicated ICT company (many of the world’s top ICT companies are already located here), or the IT department of a company in another industry, career opportunities are many and varied.

What other options do I have after completion?

As with any student holding a level-8 degree, opportunities exist nationally and internationally for progression to higher levels of study and post-graduate research.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The modules of the programme rely heavily on computer programming skills, with one module devoted entirely to developing skills in this area, including an examination of Object-Oriented (OO) programming and design techniques. Students will have the opportunity to build mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, and to learn how to deploy them in the market place. Students will learn to install and configure a range of internet server applications such as a Web server and a mail server. Students will study the principles of cryptography and network security, the architecture, algorithms and designs upon which modern distributed systems are based, and the interconnection of systems that employ microcontrollers. Students will learn of the lifecycle of production and delivery and the benefits of adhering to the 7 principles of Universal Design. Finally, a project will provide a challenging practical opportunity to demonstrate students’ assimilation and integration of technical knowledge, analytical competence, aptitude for problem-solving, design creativity, organizational ability, awareness of commercial factors, and interpersonal and communication skills.

Module Listing

The nine modules of the programme are:

  • Software Development
  • Mobile Applications
  • Embedded Systems Connectivity
  • Universal Design and Assistive ICT
  • Management, Marketing and Law
  • Open Source Software in the Enterprise
  • Network & Wireless Security Principles
  • Distributed Systems
  • Project

Further Information:

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4801 (Joseph Kellegher)

E: joseph.kellegher@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

Networking Technologies / Teicnealaíochtaí Líonraithe

DT080

What is... Networking Technologies?

Networking Technology is about designing and building computer networks. It involves the physical installation and commissioning of networks and connection to the Internet. Networking Technologists are able to maintain networks, including redesigning and upgrading them. This particular programme incorporates modules on CISCO network systems. CISCO is the leading networking company and you will have the opportunity to acquire the valuable industry standard qualification, ‘CISCO Certified Network Administrator’, CCNA, during your course of studies.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Computer networks are everywhere. As a student you will acquire the technical skills and knowledge necessary for a career in IT and computer networking. These skills cover the design, planning, installation, configuration, administration, maintenance and management of local and Internet connected networks. Virtually every organisation in every area of work (such as commercial, industrial, service, educational, everywhere!) has computer networks and needs the services of network technicians and engineers.

The industry recognised CCNA qualification ensures a high demand for graduates of this programme and they will be key players in communication network management teams in all industrial, commercial and service organisations.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates will be equipped to progress through the DIT ladder system to the Honours Degree programmes within the Institute or elsewhere in Higher Education

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

You will be provided with a grounding in computer networking technologies, electronics and communications and web development, together with a knowledge of business operations, management and finance. Expertise and practical experience is gained to enable you to diagnose, repair and maintain computer and network hardware and system software. For example, you will be able to evaluate and upgrade computer systems. You will also be able to support all peripheral equipment which connects to computer networks, so that you will be able to support the services that this equipment provides to users. You will also gain experience in controlling external devices using computers, e.g. surveillance systems, robots, industrial automation systems, etc.

Software is also an integral part of all networks so you will be able to install and maintain a wide range of network and system software, including operating systems, such as Windows, UNIX and Linux. You gain valuable skills in network security, web design and web services.

An industry standard education coupled with four to seven month work/business placement will complement your academic learning and ensure that on graduation you can immediately apply your skills.

This programme has an emphasis on continuous assessment. A great deal of your time will be spent working on assignments and projects. You will learn by doing and working on hands-on applications rather than from theory. You acquire the skills needed in these areas by using them in real life situations as part of your assignments and projects. Some modules still retain an end of semester exam.

The programme is structured to permit exit after successful completion of Year 2 with a Higher Certificate.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Applied Data Networking
  • Computer Hardware & Security 
  • Digital Age Technology 
  • Electronics
  • Information Literacy Project
  • Network Fundamentals (CCNA-1)
  • Physical Computing
  • Routing & Switching Essentials (CCNA-2) 
  • Web Development

Year Two

  • Business Management
  • Fund. Wireless Tech. (CCNA-W) 
  • Scaling Networks (CCNA-3)
  • Microcontrollers & Electronics
  • Operating Systems
  • Problem Solving with C
  • Server-side Web Development
  • Connecting Networks (CCNA-4)

Year Three

  • Financial Management
  • Fund. of Network Security (CCNA-S)
  • Network Management 
  • Networked Embedded Systems 
  • Programming for Networked Systems
  • Team Assignment Project
  • Project Management
  • Work Placement

Are there study abroad options?

The work placement is an integral part of the programme, in which you will learn to apply within the workplace the knowledge and skills already gained in the programme. Your work placement period could be undertaken abroad, or you could participate in the Erasmus Programme.

Further Information

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

T: 01 402 4799 (Mr Dermot Clarke)

T: 01 402 4575/4665 (School Administrator)

E: dermot.clarke@dit.ie

E: DT080info@dit.ie

E: elec@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/electricalelectronicengineering/

What our Students say!

3rd year Student : I am currently studying my final year in DT080 - BTech in Networking Technologies. After three years, I feel I am now equipped with valuable skills which I have learned in my labs and lectures and through my project work. The CISCO qualification is an additional industry recognised qualification with this programme and as this sector is thriving at the moment, I look forward to starting my future career in this area.

Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition / Nútraiceodaigh i Sláinte & Cothú

DT420

What is... Nutraceuticals in Health & Nutrition?

Nutraceuticals are concentrated compounds obtained from food sources which can provide health benefits including prevention of disease and health promotion.  Examples of nutraceuticals include substances such as Omega 3, antioxidants or probiotics. In today’s competitive food industry, and  with increased consumer awareness of the link between diet and health, nutraceuticals are a dynamic and growing market sector.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates will be qualified to enter a rewarding career in this innovative industry, participating in and leading the development and production of high quality functional foods and new nutraceutical products for the food industry. Graduates of this programme find employment in a variety of roles including nutraceutical technologist, food product development specialist and quality control and regulatory roles. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates will also be qualified to enter postgraduate research programmes, both in Ireland and abroad, in nutraceutical research and related areas at masters or PhD level. Demand for researchers in this area is currently high and is predicted to further increase in future years. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme covers a range of scientific disciplines and new nutraceutical technologies and aims to produce contemporary food scientists capable of exploiting this growing opportunity in health and wellness. An additional feature of this programme is its coverage of the emerging area of sports nutrition and nutrigenomics. Students on the programme will also undertake a three month work placement in a relevant area and a full semester in year 4 is dedicated to an independent research project which allows students to develop their research skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in an area of their choice.

Module Listing

Year one

  • Principles of Cellular and Systems Biology
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry
  • Digital skills and Computer Applications
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics for Sciences and Health
  • Principles of Food Processing and preservation
  • Introductory Nutrition and Microbiology
  • Communications and Nutraceutical Industry Studies

Year Two

  • Structural and Transformational Biochemistry
  • Natural Organic Chemistry
  • Food and Pharmaceutical Instrumentation
  • Food Process Technology
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Ingredients and Regulatory Affairs
  • Diet, Health and Disease
  • Statistics
  • Food Microbiology

Year Three

  • Food Chemistry and Food Chemical Analysis
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Shelf-Life Management and Packaging
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Nutraceutical Microbiology
  • Medicinal Chemistry for Nutraceuticals
  • Nutraceutical Product Development
  • Nutraceutical Food Quality & Occupational  Safety
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Industrial placement

Year Four

  • Functional Food Products and Processing Aspects
  • Lifecycle Nutrition
  • Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics
  • Industrial Biotechnology for Nutraceuticals
  • Sports Ergogenic Aids
  • A Choice of an Optional Module

Are there study abroad options?

Students may have the opportunity to complete a semester, full year, project work or work placement abroad under the Lifelong Long Learning Programme (LLP)/Erasmus mobility schemes or their equivalent in other countries, subject to a bilateral agreement between DIT and the host institution.

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 7570 (Prof Nissreen Abu-Ghannam)

E: Nissreen.abughannam@dit.ie

What our Students say!

The DT420 programme is unique in its diversity. This course and its supportive lecturing staff have helped me build my distinctive skills and knowledge base through practical laboratory work, problem based learning tasks and interactive E - learning lectures.

There is a heavy focus on current advances and future directions of research which fit with the developing nature of the science. I got to study in Lund University Sweden and this invaluable experience broadened my academic perspective and amplified my enthusiasm as I gained a sense of the overall potential of functional foods. I then continued to carry out my final year project in Polytechnic University Valencia (Spain) where I furthered my understanding of how the science is developing globally.

I was awarded a scholarship by the Irish Research Council to carry out an Employment based PhD in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and Nuritas Limited, a young Biotechnology company. This exciting project is based on using a combination of artificial intelligence and data mining to find novel antimicrobial peptides from sustainable food sources. The potential application of these bioactives spans from the food protection industry to the medical sector as alternative antimicrobial therapies.

DT420 prepares students who want to follow a further academic or an industrial career. Through this style of PhD, I am doing both, and feel that this degree helped shape my understanding of both worlds so that research is not just confined to the lab, it can be applied to the real world.

Niamh Máire Mohan (2015)

Ophthalmic Dispensing / Dáiliúchán Oftalmach

DT219

What is… Ophthalmic Dispensing?

Dispensing Opticians are eyecare professionals who are trained to interpret prescriptions issued by optometrists or ophthalmologists and to dispense spectacles and other optical aids. They advise patients on the most appropriate spectacle frames, lenses or other optical aids based on their individual needs taking into account the prescription, occupation and lifestyle of the patient. They are trained to take the measurements required for the fitting of such optical appliances. Dispensing Opticians also check spectacles and other appliances to ensure they match the patient’s specification and meet the required standards. They advise patients on how to get the best from their eyewear and play an important role in aftercare and the maintenance of such appliances.

Dispensing opticians play a vital role in providing the best low vision aid for partially sighted patients and the best fitting frame and lens design for children. They are also trained to advise on sports and protective eyewear. Subsequent to further qualification they may fit contact lenses. Dispensing opticians are often involved in optical practice management.

A career as a dispensing optician is extremely rewarding. It offers great variety and will deliver a high degree of job satisfaction to those attracted to a career in a healthcare setting, who have an interest in maths and science, relish problem solving and enjoy interacting with the general public.

The profession of ophthalmic dispensing is regulated in Ireland under CORU (the Health and Social Care Professional's Council). Further information is available at http://www.dit.ie/optometry/ophthalmicdispensing/

What are my... Career Opportunities? 

This is a new and unique programme in Ireland but there are currently almost 200 dispensing opticians working in Ireland who have gained their qualifications abroad. Dispensing opticians are in high demand so job prospects are excellent. Most dispensing opticians work in private practice, often in a management capacity. However there are a diverse range of employment opportunities. Dispensing opticians often set up their own practices or enter joint ventures with large multiples. At present in Ireland dispensing opticians are also employed with spectacle lens manufacturers, frame manufacturers, glazing houses, hospital eye departments, practice management software providers and as college lecturers.

What options do I have after completion?

Dispensing Opticians can gain additional qualification by means of further study in the UK. Subsequent to further qualification they may fit contact lenses. Further study is also available in the areas of low vision management, workshop practice, lens design and geometric optics. Most of this further study can be undertaken via distance learning while working in practice. As mentioned above this course is new to DIT and it was set up to fill a gap in the Irish education system and because there is a shortage of dispensing opticians. The profession of ophthalmic dispensing is growing and developing and with that will come further opportunities for advanced qualification.

Learning outcomes / What will I learn on this programme?

This programme is 3 years in duration.The first two years of the programme are delivered in the laboratories and lecture theatres on campus. The third year of the programme is a structured work placement. The first year focuses on the relevant science maths and introduction to optical dispensing necessary for your training. The second year’s practical and theoretical work is more tailored towards the specific skills and knowledge required of a Dispensing Optician. You will learn about spectacles lens and frame, design and manufacture. You will also learn how to take frame and facial measurements, how to interpret prescriptions and carry out a detailed task analysis to ensure patients receive the most appropriate optical aid. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of optical practice management. Your work placement in year three allows you to learn how to apply your knowledge and skills in a practice setting. 

Module Listing

Year One

  • Geometrical Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Quantitative Methods in Dispensing
  • Vision Science
  • Cell Biology
  • The Human Body and Disease
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Physics for Health Science
  • Mathematics for Optical Professions
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Year Two

  • Vision Science
  • Professional Development
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Case Analysis and Preparation for Placement
  • Contact Lens Practice and Anterior Eye Disorders
  • Introductory Vision Rehabilitation
  • Optical Practice Management
  • Physiology of Vision
  • Intercultural Health Communication for Eye Care Professionals and Professional Studies

Year Three

  • Optical Dispensing Case Studies
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing Practice Placement

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Not at the moment 

Further Information

School of Physics and Clinical and Optometric Sciences


T: 01 402 4942 (Patricia Mordaunt)
E: patricia.mordaunt@dit.ie

T: 01 402 2872 (Claire Mc Donnell)
E: claire.e.mcdonnell@dit

W: www.dit.ie/physics

What our students say! 

“Because the class is small you make friends very quickly, but you still have the benefits of a large class too because we spend so much time with the optometry students. Right from the start we are learning and practicing skills that are directly applicable to the job of dispensing and even getting a weekend or summer job is fairly easy because there is such a shortage of dispensing opticians out there. The course wasn’t my first choice but I’m so glad that I ended up on it."

Optometry / Optaiméadracht

DT224

What is... Optometry?

Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) are health care professionals who provide primary eye care services. They carry out eye examinations to diagnosis vision defects including myopia (shortsight), hyperopia (longsight), astigmatism and presbyopia and prescribe spectacles. The optometrist’s eye examination will detect eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. Optometrists are also able to detect ocular signs of systemic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure and diabetes. Patients are referred to doctors by optometrists if medical attention is required. Optometrists in Ireland do not treat eye disease - this is done by the medical profession.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

After graduation you are eligible to take the Professional Qualifying Examinations of the Association of Optometrists, Ireland. The BSc Optometry and success in these Professional Qualifying Examinations are academic and professional requirements for registration with CORU (the Health and Social Care Professionals Council). Most newly qualified Optometrists work in established practices in Ireland or the UK. Registration in the UK is possible once you are registered in Ireland.

What other options do I have after completion?

  • Some graduates chose to start their own optometric practices
  • Opportunities also exist to undertake industrial research and to work in hospitals (usually abroad)
  • Graduates have pursued higher research degrees (Masters and Doctoral degrees) through DIT

The U.S.A. and Canada do not accept Irish (or British) qualifications. North American Optometrists treat eye disease and further study is therefore required.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The first year of the Optometry course focuses on the relevant science subjects necessary for optometric training. Clinical teaching commences in year 1 with Vision Science, which aims to equip the student with some of the core clinical skills necessary for the routine eye examination. The clinical training increases throughout the course.

In the third and fourth year of the programme students are taught how to apply their scientific knowledge in a modern, purpose built clinic, the National Optometry Centre (N.O.C.), based at the DIT Kevin Street, with state of the art facilities and equipment.

Students learn to:

  • Perform an eye examination to determine if spectacles are required
  • Choose suitable spectacle frames and lenses based on a detailed knowledge of a wide-range of optical appliances
  • Fit contact lenses
  • Identify eye related  disease so that a patient may be appropriately managed and referred if necessary
  • Carry out specialised clinics in: Low Vision, Aged Vision, Paediatrics, Binocular Vision
  • Use specialised ophthalmic diagnostic and imaging instrumentation

Students at the end of the 4th year spend a period of 5 months (January - May) working in an Optometric practice under supervision (Students are responsible for their own upkeep during this period). This is designed to give the student workplace experience and skills and to provide them with future employment prospects.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Vision Science
  • Ophthalmic Optics & Dispensing
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Physics for Health Science
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the eye
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Year Two

  • Clinical Optometry
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Binocular vision
  • Contact Lens Practice
  • Ocular Biochemistry
  • Medical Physiology
  • Physiology of Vision
  • Experimental Statistics
  • Introduction to Diseases of the Eye and Pharmacology

Year Three

  • Primary Eye Care Clinic
  • Advanced Clinical Techniques
  • Contact Lens Practice
  • Binocular Vision
  • Diseases of the Eye
  • Ocular & General Pharmacology
  • Physiology of Vision
  • Intercultural Communications for Eyecare practitioners and Professional studies

Year Four

  • Primary Eye Care Clinic
  • Contact Lens Clinic
  • Environmental Optometry
  • Paediatric Optometry
  • Vision Rehabilitation
  • Optometric Practice Management
  • Topics in Modern Optometry
  • Project
  • Supervised Practice

Are there study abroad options?

Graduates have been accepted in UK universities to pursue Postgraduate degrees. Further study in the USA and Canada can be undertaken to attain registration in those jurisdictions.

Further Information

School of Physics & Clinical and Optometric Sciences

T: 01 402 4785 (Dr Veronica O’Dwyer)

F: 01 402 4915

E: veronica.odwyer@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/physics

“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.”

Graduate – Class of 2009

Pharmaceutical Healthcare / Cúran Sláinte Chógaisíochta

DT422

What is... Pharmaceutical Healthcare?

The Pharmaceutical Healthcare programme provides students with an integrated Programme of practice and theory focussing on the key concepts in pharmaceutical sciences and technology.

The Programme develops students’ knowledge of the fundamental principles, as well as latest developments and applications, equipping them for employment in a variety of areas within biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as associated industries.

The Programme also gives students a broad understanding of the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries, in order to meet the current and anticipated technical and skills needs of these industries.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Upon completion of the Programme you will be equipped with the skills to work in a variety of roles within the science and technology industries. The variety of roles our graduates are employed in include; quality control/assurance, product manufacture and development, sales and clinical trials.

Employers of our graduates include; Mylan, Novartis, Pfizer, Servier and Valient.

Graduates have also entered Graduate Development Programmes in large multinational companies such as Abbot, where there are ongoing and expanding opportunities in the coming years in Ireland and internationally. 

What other options do I have after completion?

You may also consider further studies after you graduate. Due to the research focus of the Programme, many of our graduates have pursued Postgraduate Masters Degrees (taught and research) and PhD’s in DIT, TCD, UCD, DCU and overseas. Alternatively, graduates may also consider a teaching career once a suitable postgraduate teaching qualification has been completed. 

Module Listing

Year One:

  • Principles of Cellular and Principles of Systems Biology
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic/Organic/Physical Chemistry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Computer Applications and Digital Skills
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Introduction to Manufacturing and Introduction to Biopharmaceuticals

Year Two:

  • Structural Biochemistry and Transformational Biochemistry
  • Natural Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Instrumentation for (Bio) Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Process Technology
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Systems

Year Three:

  • Biotechnology
  • Principles of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Work Placement

Year Four:

Core:

  • Research Dissertation
  • Responsible Research
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Design of Experiments and Multivariate Analysis
  • Process Analytical Technology
  • Optional Module

Pharmaceutical Manufacture Stream

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery and Synthesis
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques

Biopharmaceutical Manufacture Stream

  • Advanced Biotechnology
  • Bioprocessing
  • Immunology and Diagnostics

Learning outcomes/What will I study?

You will primarily learn about how the fundamental sciences are applied to biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Throughout the Programme there is a strong focus on the core competencies and skills that will prepare you for the work environment in the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and allied industries, both during the Programme as part of your work experience and also after you graduate.

The Programme has two discipline streams in Year 4 which underpin core modules in the area of (bio) pharmaceutical manufacturing. These two streams will allow you to specialise into either small molecule pharmaceuticals or biopharmaceuticals. The Programme is structured over four years and covers a comprehensive range of disciplines including scientific, technological, manufacturing, developmental and regulatory areas related to the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries. The Programme includes the options of extended external placement or international placement and this will give you the opportunity to develop independence, confidence and build upon your disciplinary expertise and knowledge you have gained.

Finding employment in an industrial/research environment post-graduation will be aided by developing your key personal and interpersonal employability skills throughout the Programme. The provision of challenging self-directed learning exercises, cumulating in a final year research project, will enable you to become a graduate that is self-reliant, problem-solving, innovative and self- motivating.

You have the opportunity to both study and work abroad within the Programme. You can choose to complete a semester, a full year, project work or work placement abroad under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)/ERASMUS mobility schemes.

Studying, or work placement, abroad is permitted subject to an approved selection procedure and where an agreement exists between DIT and the proposed host institution.

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4379 (Dr Barry Ryan)

E: barry.ryan@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh

“DIT’s BSc Pharmaceutical Healthcare degree provides students with a diverse and thorough background into the pharmaceutical industry. It incorporates a wide range of topics which provide excellent training in scientific principles, self-discipline, practical applications, organisational and computing skills.

I fulfilled my placement in the Immunology Department within the Central Pathology Laboratories, St. James’ Hospital. During which I easily transferred theoretical knowledge into practical uses. I am currently working as a QC Analyst performing analysis on Oral Solid Dosage formulations. I now have the option of branching out into multiple fields within the pharmaceutical sector as well as biopharmaceutics”

Pharmacy Technician Studies / Staidéar Theicneora Cógaslainne

DT425

What is... Pharmacy Technician Studies?

This programme prepares students for a profession as a Pharmacy Technician in either a hospital or community pharmacy. It develops practical, professional and academic skills required to assist in the various activities of the pharmacy, not requiring the professional judgement of the pharmacist.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

A rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician, with many employment opportunities in community and hospital pharmacy awaits graduates of this programme. Other employment opportunities include medical sales for pharmaceutical suppliers.

What other options do I have after completion?

Progression opportunities for further study also exist, including Pharmacy Degrees and Pharmaceutical and Scientific Qualifications in Ireland and elsewhere. Opportunities exist within the school to transfer to an honours degree in Pharmaceutical Healthcare. Recent evidence suggests that in addition to offers of pharmacy study in the UK, graduates are also being interviewed to study BSc Pharmacy in Ireland.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The skills learned on this programme include knowledge of prescription and non-prescription medicines, and how they are formulated and used to treat illnesses. Students will develop medical knowledge to recognise common illnesses and communication skills to liaise with pharmacists and counsel patients on healthcare issues, including the various healthcare schemes available in Ireland.

Students will gain experience in dispensing procedures and practices and be able to interpret prescriptions and prepare medicines for dispensing. They will be able to maintain patient records and operate pharmacy computer systems. They will also be able to supply non-prescription medicines in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Students will have a detailed course in Health and Safety to ensure they will carry out their duties in a safe manner.

Furthermore, central to the philosophy of the course is that graduates will have a theoretical and practical training in basic sciences, including biology, chemistry, microbiology, maths, and pharmacology. These subjects support the pharmacy technician profession, and also provide a pathway to higher qualifications, including BSc Pharmacy.

Work Placement: The programme includes a Pharmacy placement, which can be carried out either in a hospital or community pharmacy. This allows the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and skills. This work placement is flexible and time allowances can be accumulated working in a Pharmacy throughout the duration of the programme. Prior experience in a pharmacy can be considered as part of the placement. Please note, while encouraged, payment for this placement is not guaranteed, and is subject to arrangement between student and placement pharmacy.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Introduction to Business with IT skills
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Professional Development ePortfolio

Year Two

  • Nutrition and Health Studies
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Work Placement

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4400 (Dr. Julie Dunne- course co-ordinator)

E: julie.dunne@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh

What our Students say!

The Pharmacy Technician Studies course has been a remarkable grounding in the sciences and labs and has provided me with a diverse amount of knowledge in the area of Pharmacy and Pharmacy related subjects. The teaching has been impeccable and the intimate feel of the college is what makes studying at DIT truly unique. Lectures didn’t feel like huge halls, but more like intimate classrooms, where it was perfectly acceptable and encouraged to stop lecturers mid sentence and ask questions when required. In addition to this, lecturers would sacrifice their time to students even after class to help with queries. Hence, the learning environment was very much supported. From day one of induction, I remember how we were all advised to be there for one another throughout our time in DIT as after all, our chosen profession is a caring one. The camaraderie within the class was wonderful and the structure of the course, with its large emphasis on labs, ensures team work which helps forge great relationships. My interest in the area of Pharmacy began after having worked in a Community Pharmacy for close to a year. I used the Technician Studies course as a gauge to determine would I be left with a sense of wanting to delve deeper into the subject afterwards. The academic experience has exceeded my expectations and has led me to apply for a Pharmacy Degree and I thank the Pharmacy Technician Studies course for paving the way for my passion in the area.

 

Pharmacy Technician Studies / Staidéar Theicneora Cógaslainne

DT6425

What is... Pharmacy Technician Studies 

This programme prepares students for a profession as a Pharmacy Technician, and is completed in one year. It is a shortened version of the two year DT425 programme, and has been designed for students with significant prior learning in Science. It develops practical, professional and academic skills required to assist in the various activities of the pharmacy, not requiring the professional judgement of the pharmacist. These skills include knowledge of prescription and non-prescription medicines, and how they are formulated and used to treat illnesses. 

What are my... Career Opportunities?

A rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician, with many employment opportunities in community and hospital pharmacy awaits graduates of this programme. Other employment opportunities include medical sales for pharmaceutical suppliers. 

What other options do I have after completion?

Progression opportunities for further study exist, including Pharmacy Degrees in the UK and Ireland, and pharmaceutical and scientific qualifications in Ireland and elsewhere. Students who attain an Upper Merit are eligible to transfer to DT422 BSc Pharmaceutical Healthcare.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students will develop medical knowledge to recognise common illnesses and communication skills to liaise with pharmacists and counsel patients on healthcare issues, including the various healthcare schemes available in Ireland. Students will gain experience in dispensing procedures and practices and be able to interpret prescriptions and prepare medicines for dispensing. They will be able to maintain patient records and operate pharmacy computer systems. They will also be able to supply non-prescription medicines in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Module Listing

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Nutrition & Physiology
  • Pharmacy Placement
  • Professional Development ePortfolio

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Students can avail of up to two months’ work placement in a pharmacy abroad.

Further Information

School of Food Science and Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4355 School Administrator

T: 01 402 4400 Programme Chair Dr. Julie Dunne

E:  julie.dunne@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh/

Photography / Fótagrafaíocht

DT559

What is... Photography?

The arrival of affordable digital cameras has stimulated widespread general interest in photography, presenting the professional photographer with both new opportunities and challenges. This professional expertise is highly valued and the BA Photography prepares students for careers in professional photographic media practice, as well as the broader visual arts sector.   

 
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What are my... Career Opportunities?

The wide variety of career opportunities include commercial and industrial photography, photography as visual arts practice, multimedia, print and electronic media, photojournalism and editorial work. 

Many graduates work in a variety of commercial and industrial photographic areas ranging from medical to fashion. Others become involved in the media industries, while a significant number pursue careers in education and postgraduate research.   

What other options do I have after completion? 

BA Photography provides a platform for graduates to undertake postgraduate studies in photography, art, media and other research areas. Those achieving the appropriate standard may pursue further study or additional professional qualifications. DIT offers MPhil and PhD by research and DIT Masters programmes include Creative Digital Media, Music Technology, Journalism, Public Relations, European Public Relations, Public Affairs and Political Communications.   

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

BA Photography fully integrates theory and practice throughout each year. Adopting a hands-on approach, the programme equips students with key skills, while encouraging students to reflect on their actions and practices. The theoretical (Critical Studies) side of the programme provides students with a critical understanding of the context of media and visual arts production, while fostering intellectual enquiry into the nature of society and culture. 

Photography practice modules are underpinned by theoretical study of photographic technologies and images in the social and institutional context in which the photographer operates. In thinking about their own work and how they produce it, students articulate a critical response to the images they create.  

Module Listing  

Some modules are core (compulsory); others are optional. 

Critical Studies: 

Incorporating Visual Studies, History, Theory and Criticism. This area enables students to analyse and account for the ways in which photography permeates all spheres of human experience and activity. The history modules put into context photographic representation and its function in technological, cultural and social change. Students work with materials to examine and reflect on the nature and meaning of the photographic image in different contexts. 

Photographic Practice: 

Students acquire technical photographic skills through challenging project briefs. These assignments are designed to explore all aspects of photographic practice, including the genres of photography; the range of image formats; meeting or subverting audience expectations; the contexts in which photographic media operate; as well as encouraging students to experiment with the medium of photography as a form of investigation, communication and representation. 

Professional Studies: 

Incorporates Study Skills, Law, and Business.   

Further Information   

School of Media

DIT Photography & Digital Imaging Studio 

T: 01 402 3098 (Secretary) 

F: 01402 3003

E: Sharon.cleary@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/photography 

 

Physics with Energy and Environment / Fisic le Fuinneamh agus Comhshaol

DT221

What is... Physics with Energy & Environment?

Increasingly, many aspects of our economy and of our lifestyles depend on our ability to manage our energy needs and our environment appropriately. Many challenges exist including energy production, management and distribution, sustainability, environmental monitoring and measurement and the technologies associated with all these sectors. Physics plays a crucial role in all of these areas. Physicists develop new innovative technologies for these and areas such as renewable energy, atmospheric monitoring, the green economy and many more. The importance of the energy and the environmental sectors and the roles of physics graduates within these are internationally recognised.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates will find employment in a diverse range of areas including energy production, management and distribution, also in developing sustainable solutions to energy and environmental challenges, in the development of technologies for renewable energy production and energy storage and in environmental monitoring both within structures and in the open. Graduates will contribute to the continued development of the Green Economy across all of these sectors and be key to the development of new and emerging technologies .

What other options do I have after completion?

Suitably qualified graduates of this programme are eligible to progress to taught and research masters and doctoral programmes in DIT and in other higher education institutions in Ireland and abroad.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

If you are interested in the applications of physics to the key areas of Energy and Environment and are interested in pursuing an engaging career in these areas, you will need an aptitude for science and a keen interest in physics.

The first year of this programme provides a strong foundation across all of the relevant science subjects and in mathematics. This prepares students for the applied nature of the physics modules which are developed through to the final year and for the specialist Energy and Environment modules studied. In second year, the relevant core modules in physics, mathematics and computing are taught together with some specialised material in the Energy and Environmental areas. These areas are further developed in stages three and four. All students participate in an industrial work placement of approximately 6 months in stage 3.

Additionally, there is a strong emphasis throughout the programme on problem solving skills, professional skills, computing and ICT skills. Problem Based Learning is used in stages 1 and 2 and this allows students to become good problem solvers and to develop a range of key skills much sought after by industry and in research settings. There is a significant emphasis on laboratory practice and skills. These aspects of the programme, together with work placement and modules that emphasise the practical nature of the programme prepare graduates for employment in the relevant sectors or for graduate study either here in Ireland or abroad.

Module Listing

Year One

Physics:

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Physics of Motion & Waves
  • Physics of Heat
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Modern & Nuclear Physics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Astronomy, Energy & Environmental Physics

Chemistry:

  • General & Organic
  • Inorganic & Physical
  • Classical Techniques
  • Mathematics Computational Studies Science
  • Technology & Society

Year Two

Physics:

  • Problem Based Learning & Lectures
  • Optics & Electromagnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Relativity
  • Heat & Thermodynamics,
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter & Nuclear Physics
  • Vibrations & Waves
  • Renewable Energy
  • Technology for Sustainability
  • Environmental Physics
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Mathematics IT & Computing Entrepreneurial Studies for Scientists

Year Three

  • Optics, Electromagnetism & Lasers
  • Condensed Matter
  • Electronics
  • Ionising and Non Ionising Radiation
  • Quantum Physics
  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Industrial Work Placement

Year Four

  • Thermal Physics
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Nuclear & Particle Physics & Astrophysics
  • Electromagnetism & Statistical Physics
  • Advanced Topics in Energy & Environmental Physics
  • Energy Policy & Economics
  • Environmental Measurement
  • Invention

Are there study abroad options?

Some opportunities of securing experience abroad are possible during the work placement period of stage three.

Further Information

School of Physics

T: 01 402 4953 Dr John Doran

E: john.doran@dit.ie

W: www.physics.dit.ie

Physics with Medical Physics & Bioengineering / Fisic le Fisic Leighis & Bithinnealtóireacht

DT235

What is... Physics with Medical Physics & Bioengineering?

This is a Physics degree which has been developed in partnership with both the Medical Device Industry and the Medical Physics and Bioengineering community in Ireland and is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Many important aspects of medical diagnostics, technology and treatment are underpinned by physics. Think of x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, CT scans and treatment of tumours with radiation. Physics is crucial to all of these. Medical physicists and bioengineers play a vital and often leading role on the medical research team in terms of the development or application of new medical technology in a hospital or industry environment.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

A wide range of careers exist for physics graduates, many of them using the methodology of physics: technical know-how, the logical approach, problem solving skills. Physic graduates work in well-paid physics-based industries such as the critical and growing areas of medical physics, bioengineering and medical devices, and also the electronics industry, alternative energy development and telecommunications. Their analytical skills also place physicists in demand in a range of financial, fund management and research roles, in the law, in management consultancy, as weather forecasters, computer programmers and as physics and science teachers. Typical career opportunities of past graduates are in such hospitals and companies as;

  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • University Hospital Galway
  • The University of Dundee, Scotland
  • The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Boston Scientific
  • Hermitage Medical Clinic
  • bitSmith Games
  • St. James's Hospital
  • Medtronic Vascular
  • Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of taught Masters degrees or MPhil or PhD research degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education including opportunities in taught Masters degrees of MPhil or PhD reasearch degrees in medical physics. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This Physics degree is in the area in one of the country's most vibrant technological sectors highly practical and has been developed in partnership with both the Medical Device Industry and the Medical Physics and Bioengineering community in Ireland. 

A range of specialist modules are delivered by experts in the areas of Medical Devices, Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Engineering, Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy to ensure a strong focus and relevance to the programme.  In the module “Physics of Medical Devices” you will gain an insight into the Medical Device Industry from the initial concept of a medical device to the manufacture of the device.  In the module Diagnostic Imaging, the learner will gain an understanding of the principles of how an image is formed using x-rays or sound waves and be able to critically assess the important design features in such imaging devices for optimum image quality.  In the “Bioengineering” module you will learn about the design and engineering of artificial limbs and implants as well as advanced biocompatible materials.

Furthermore, there is a seven month Work Placement as part of year 3 in either a Medical Physics & Bioengineering department in a hospital, research laboratory or in a Medical Device industry.  This work placement will give you day-to-day experience as a physicist in Medical Physics and Bioengineering as well as helping you to develop important links for your future career.

Module Listing

Concentration on a single subject is not enough for any scientist, especially in as wide-ranging a subject area as this. This degree programme also covers relevant Biology, Engineering, Problem Solving Skills, Computer Studies, Chemistry, Maths (in Years 1 and 2) and Professional Skills.

Year One

  • Physics (with Medical Physics flavour)
  • Biology
  • Microbiology and Medical Device Decontamination
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Studies
  • Science
  • Technology and Society studies

Year Two

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Devices and Feedback Control
  • Computational Studies
  • Entrepreneurial Studies

Year Three

  • Physics
  • Medical Physics and Bioengineering
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Implants and Biosensors
  • Industrial Work Placement

Year Four

  • Physics
  • Medical Physics and Bioengineering
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • General Radiotherapy
  • Bioelectromagnetism
  • Invention
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Studies and Research Project

Are there study abroad options?

Six to twelve months (subject to scrutiny of modules by Programme Committee) to be taken abroad.

Further Information

School of Physics and Clinical & Optometric Sciences

T: 01 402 4927 (Dr Siobhan Daly)

E: siobhan.daly@dit.ie  

W: www.dit.ie/physics

Physics Technology / Teicneolaíocht na Fisice

DT222

What is... Physics Technology?

If you are interested in why things happen in the physical world, then Physics Technology may be for you. It underpins most modern technologies and holds a key to improving all of our futures. Physicists design experiments to test or apply new ideas in order to better understand the physical world. For instance, it is the work of physicists which has led to key developments in areas such as optics, electronics, communications systems, information technology, computing, medical technologies, energy production and management, sustainable technologies and environmental technologies.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Physics graduates are employed in a diverse range of areas including environmental monitoring, medical physics, lasers and opto-electronics, equipment design, telecommunications, aerospace, research, project management, finance, education, technical writing, meterology, materials science, geophysics, radiation protection, solar physics and many more.

What other options do I have after completion?

Suitably qualified graduates will have access to a range of Masters Programmes in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. Opportunities also exist for graduates to pursue Master’s and Doctorate studies by research.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme is designed to educate and train professional scientists in the area of Physics Technology. The course is a four year, full time honours degree programme and aims to provide graduates with scientific and analytical skills in physics as well as a practical problem solving ability.

It is not necessary to have studied physics in order to do this degree, although you do need to have an interest in science and technology. All of the Physics in year 1 and much of it in year 2 is delivered using the exciting method of Problem Based Learning. This learning style allows students to develop additional skills much sought after by industry: problem solving, adaptability, teamwork, research skills, leadership and communication skills.

Physics Technology is an accredited programme of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

Module Listing

Year One

  • Physics
  • Physics of Motion
  • Waves; seeing them (optics) & hearing them (sound)
  • Heat & Thermal Physics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Modern & Nuclear Physics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • IT & Computing
  • Science Technology & Society

Year Two

  • Physics
  • Optics & Electromagnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Relativity
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter & Nuclear Physics
  • Vibrations & Waves Renewable Energy
  • Technology for Sustainability
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Energy & Environmental Physics
  • Mathematics
  • IT & Computing
  • Entrepreneurship for Scientists

Year Three

  • Optics
  • Electromagnetism & Lasers
  • Condensed Matter
  • Electronics
  • Ionising & Non Ionising Radiation
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics of Materials
  • Thermal Physics
  • Computation
  • Environmental & Remote Sensing
  • Vacuum Techniques for Nanotechnology
  • Project

Year Four

  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Lasers & Optical Communications
  • Radiation & Nuclear Physics
  • Particle Physics & Astrophysics
  • Electromagnetism & Statistical Physics
  • Quantum Physics of Solids
  • Computational Physics
  • Invention, innovation & Commercialisation Project

Optional Modules

  • Physics of Fluids & Acoustics
  • Applied Optical Spectroscopy & Advanced Optics
  • Physics of Materials
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Semiconductor & Molecular Nanostructures & Devices
  • Advanced Techniques for Computational Physics

Further Information

School of Physics

T: 01 402 4927

E: siobhan.daly@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/physics

What our Students say!

  • ....having fun learning
  • ....learning from each other
  • ....it is more effective and enables you to remember better
  • ....the real-life problems are more interesting and challenging

Planning & Environmental Management / Pleanáil & Bainistíocht Chomhshaoil

DT106

RTPIIrish Planning Institute

This is a four year full time Level 8 Honours Degree programme which prepares students wishing to make their career in Planning or Environmental Management in Ireland or abroad.

There is a common first year on completion of which students select either planning or environmental management options and graduate with a

  • BSc Planning

or

  • BSc Environmental Management.

What is Planning?

The programme prepares individuals to be decision makers and leaders in planning our urban and rural environments.

What is Environmental Management?

The programme prepares individuals to be decision makers and leaders in developing management solutions to environmental problems in our built and rural environments.

 

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Many Planning graduates specialise in urban design, retail, property development, transport and other specialist areas.

Graduates of the programme may find employment in government agencies, local authorities, with industry or in private practice.

Environmental Management graduates may find employment in industry, environmental management consultancies, state agencies, local authorities, on environmental management audits, waste management, environmental impact assessment and conservation management.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Post Graduate Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education at Universities in Ireland, Europe and further afield.  

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students take all subjects in year one and in second year select to study either planning or environmental management areas and fully specialise in fourth year. Projects and fieldwork, under the supervision of practising professionals, are an integral part of the programme. In third year there is a field trip to another EU state. There is an opportunity for a work placement to be completed between third and fourth years.

Planning graduates will be able to prepare complex development plans, carry out sensitive environmental assessments and work with communities and developers to resolve difficult planning issues.

Environmental Management graduates will be equipped to carry out environmental audits, prepare and implement plans for waste and resources management, and prepare and evaluate environmental impact and risk assessment.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Geo – Spatial Awareness
  • Introduction to Environmental Management
  • Introduction to Spatial Planning
  • Built Environment
  • Data Management
  • Project – Settlement Analysis
  • Project – Layouts
  • Earth Sciences – Chemistry
  • Environmental Science – Biology
  • Society and Environment

Year Two (Core Modules)

  • Social Research Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Public Administration and Law
  • Earth Sciences – Habitats

Year Three (Core Modules)

  • Buildings and Infastructure
  • Environmental Assessment
  • European Context
  • Society and Governance

Year Four (Core Modules)

  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

Spatial Planning Modules

  • Collaborative Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Development Management
  • Project - Individual Spatial Plan
  • Regional/National Planning

Environmental Management Modules

  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Licensing
  • Project - Licensing
  • Rural Management Plans
  • Project - Environmental Assessment

Are there study abroad options?

During the programme there are opportunities to study abroad through the ERASMUS Programme.

It is possible to spend one or two semesters abroad in either the second or third year of the programme at Hamburg or Dortmund (Germany) or Tampere (Finland).

Further Information

School of Transport Engineering, Environment & Planning

Conor Norton (Assistant Head of School)

E: conor.norton@dit.ie

T: 01 402 3605

E: orla.hosford@dit.ie

W: http://steep.dit.ie 

What our Students say!

  • ‘From working on field projects on water