Institute of Technology Carlow


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Institute of Technology Carlow


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The Institute of Technology, Carlow (IT Carlow) is one of the largest technical colleges in Ireland, with campuses in Carlow and Wexford and part-time provision elsewhere in the Republic.

It was the first such college announced and located in 1970. Carlow, just 80 kilometres from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology Campus.

IT Carlow has three campuses: the main campus is located on the Kilkenny Road just south of Carlow town, the second smaller campus is located off Summerhill Road and overlooking Wexford town and the third is in the old Claremont Convent in Rathnew, County Wicklow. The institute also had a Kilkenny Campus previously, and currently offers a single course in Kilkenny in association with the NUIM Kilkenny Campus of St Kieran's College.

ITC is dedicated to excellence in higher education through the provision of programmes leading to internationally recognised awards.

Together there are approximately 5,000 students whose courses focus primarily on business, science, technology; these three disciplines are reflected in the institute's seal.

At IT Carlow, every effort is made to combine a stress-free location with top-level tuition and facilities that are the leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally.

It is the only third level institute in Ireland to have a Computer Games Development course which was actually developed in conjunction with Microsoft. It is also one of the few Irish third level institutes to offer a "higher" degree in Industrial Design, generally seen as a continental European and American subject of study.

 

 

English Language Requirement

 Students must provide evidence of having reached the required standard in English in reading, writing and communication with a minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants should note that a higher level of English language ability may be required for some courses. A certified statement of proficiency in English must be provided as a prerequisite to registration as a student of the Institute.

PG ( for most programs 6.0, some programs 6.5 ) with no band less than 5.5

UG ( for most programs 6.0, some programs 6.5) with no band less than 5.5

 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.
  • Minimum 60%-70% in 12th  year ( standard)  of School Education
  • Please note that some programmes, such as  Child Youth and Family Studies may also require the provision of References.  Other programmes, such as Sports and Design programmes require the provision of a Portfolio. Students should check under the course details for special entry requirements.

Advanced Entry Requirements

IT Carlow welcomes applications from students who have completed studies at the higher level in other institutions and who wish to transfer onto a degree programme at IT Carlow.

  • In order to gain non-first year entry, an applicant must provide certified copies of their University examination results detailing all subjects’ studies during their University programme. High School transcripts are also to be provided in these cases.
  • Minimum 55% -60%in Bachelor degree
  • The relevant Head of Department within the Institute of Technology, Carlow will assess all application material and if the previous study closely relates to the required course in the Institute, the non-first-year entry will be granted.
  • An interview may be necessary to ensure the student is of an acceptable standard. Exemptions are at the total discretion of the Institute of Technology, Carlow.

Taught Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have an honours degree in a related subject

 

Home-stay or self-catering student housing is provided adjacent to the campus or in Carlow town centre.

Students should contact the International office at the Institute for assistance in finding the most suitable accommodation to meet their requirements.

The most popular way to find accommodation is through accommodation websites:

  • www.myhome.ie/rentals/ireland/property-to-rent
  • www.daft.ie/lettings
  • www.collegecribs.ie

 Accommodation may also be found through local auctioneers and in local newspapers. You can also check out your rights as a student tenant in Ireland by logging on to www.rtb.ie.

The Institute does not itself enter into the agreement between landlord and student. More information on accommodation can be found at the following link

http://www.itcarlow.ie/international/accommodation-international.htm

 

For almost 40 years the Institute of Technology, Carlow has been the leading Higher Education provider in the South East of Ireland.

•             Carlow, just 80 kilometres from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology Campus.

•             The town is well served with good road and rail links to most Irish major cities and towns.

•             The cost of student accommodation in Carlow is up to 50% cheaper than equivalent urban-based accommodation.

•             The majority of students there also avoid daily travel expenses - the College campus is within walking or cycling distance of local amenities.

•             The Institute of Technology, Carlow offers an excellent choice for students who wish to study in a safe, modern and friendly environment that offers excellent value for money and superb career opportunities.

•             The Institute is dedicated to excellence in higher education through the provision of programmes leading to internationally recognised awards.

•             Together there are approximately 4,000 students whose courses focus primarily on business, science, technology; these three disciplines are reflected in the Institute's seal.

•             At IT Carlow, every effort is made to combine a stress-free location with top-level tuition and facilities that are the leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally.

•             Students enjoy the best of both worlds at IT Carlow, studying in a challenging and friendly environment, without the pressures of urban-based student life.

•             Smaller group teaching is an important feature of the educational approach at IT Carlow, fostering a supportive environment amongst staff and students, with the emphasis on individual potential.

•             ITC has links to Industry and a variety of research programmes.

•             The Institute has a wide area of supports and services available to students.

•             It is the only third level Institute in Ireland to have a Computer Games Development course which was actually developed in conjunction with Microsoft.

•             It is also one of the few Irish third level institutes to offer a "higher" degree in Industrial Design, generally seen as a continental European and American subject of study.

•             IT Carlow is the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the year 2013 / 2014.

 

Please contact us for available scholarships.

The Institute of Technology, Carlow (ITC) is located to the south of Carlow, Ireland on the Kilkenny Road.

•             Carlow, just 80 kilometres from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology Campus.

•             The town is well served with good road and rail links to most Irish major cities and towns.

•             The cost of student accommodation in Carlow is up to 50% cheaper than equivalent urban-based accommodation.

•             The majority of students there also avoid daily travel expenses - the College campus is within walking or cycling distance of local amenities.

•             ITC has three campuses: the main campus is located just south of Carlow town, the second overlooks Wexford town and the third is in County Wicklow.

•             ITC is dedicated to excellence in higher education through the provision of programmes leading to internationally recognised awards.

•             The courses focus primarily on business, science, technology; these three disciplines are reflected in the Institute's seal.

•             In the current academic year, the Institute has a student body of over 5,000 and an academic staff of over 200. All of this in a town of 20,000 people with healthy industrial and business sectors.

•             At the turn of the millennium the Institution completed the £11.5 million (Punt) Learning Resource Centre and Catering Services which won the first prize of the Irish Concrete Society in 2000.

•             It is the only third level institute in Ireland to have a Computer Games Development course which was actually developed in conjunction with Microsoft.

•             It is also one of the few Irish third level institutes to offer a "higher" degree in Industrial Design, generally seen as a continental European and American subject of study.

•             IT Carlow is the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the year 2013 / 2014.

 


Quick Facts


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1960

CampusURBAN

IntakeSeptember

Fees

All Undergraduate Programs - €9,750 Annually (September to May) Taught Masters Programs - €10,750 (September to August)

Cost of Living

Naturally, the cost of living varies from student to student, but as a general guideline a student would need between €600 and €800 per month. This includes rent, insurance, food, bills, leisure etc.

Ranking of Universities

World Ranking                     :        3775

Country Rank                       :         12

Address

Institute of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow

University Website

http://www.itcarlow.ie