GO DO BE at DIT
Why go to DIT?
A world of opportunity awaits you at DIT. By combining small teaching
groups, great programmes, experienced teaching staff and buzzing city
centre locations, you will soon see why DIT is the best place you can go
to college. We offer programmes from apprenticeship to PhD in a range
of disciplines, including business; sciences; health; hospitality; culinary
arts; law; social sciences; engineering; built environment; performing and
What will you do?
What really sets DIT apart is our strong links with industry, which
complement our focus on the practical application of learning. Many
DIT students complete a work placement as part of their primary degree
which not only gives them the opportunity to be well prepared for
the working world upon graduation but also gives them an edge with
employers when applying for jobs.
DIT also has excellent relationships with educational institutions
internationally, with many of our students studying overseas for a time,
giving them a better understanding of other cultures, while gaining the
confidence that living away from home provides.
Who will you be?
College is not just about academic learning and DIT students are
encouraged to participate fully in campus life. DIT has a diverse community
of over 20,000 students, and every one of our vibrant campuses is located
in a city-centre location, opening up a world of opportunity and fun for
prospective students. DIT has more than 120 student-led societies and
sports clubs with something for everyone, including the arts, fashion,
photography and music. Sport is hugely important at DIT and students
benefit from excellent facilities at our Kevin Street, Grangegorman
and Broombridge campuses and choose from a range of sports clubs
including, soccer, yoga, basketball, tennis and scuba-diving.
Grangegorman Campus Development
In April 2018, building work began on the East and Central Quads in our
new campus in Grangegorman which will accommodate 10,000 students
by September 2020. Grangegorman is an historic area of Dublin City
Centre, just 1km from O’Connell Street, and only sixteen minutes from St.
Stephen’s Green on the Luas.
The East Quad will be a Cultural Hub not only for the Grangegorman
campus but also for the city. From September 2020, it will be home to
four Schools which are currently spread across our campuses in Aungier
Street, Kevin Street, Rathmines and Grangegorman:
- Dublin School of Creative Arts
- School of Media
- Conservatory of Music and Drama
- School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
Designed to support the artistic work of students and staff across all
creative disciplines, the East Quad will facilitate exhibitions of students’
visual artwork as well as dramatic and musical performances in the 400-
seat Concert Hall, 80-seat Black Box Theatre and 80-seat Recital Hall.
Students can also use external spaces for performances, media projection
and exhibition of sculptures.
The Central Quad is situated at the heart of the Grangegorman campus.
With a vast floor area of 35,000 square metres, it will be home to the
College of Sciences and Health, the School of Electrical and Electronic
Engineering as well as the Schools of Culinary Arts and Food Technology,
and Hospitality Management and Tourism, representing the following
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Food Science and Environmental Health
- Physics and Clinical & Optometric Sciences, including the National Optometry Centre
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Culinary Arts and Food Technology
- Hospitality Management and Tourism
Highly specialised laboratories and learning centres will provide a worldclass
learning environment for students and researchers while substantial
breakout areas will be available on every floor to allow students to gather
in small groups to discuss project work. Large lecture spaces, including
a 250-seater main theatre, are clustered on the ground floor alongside
training restaurants and hospitality facilities so that students can enjoy a
range of dining options.