Institute of Technology Tralee

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Institute of Technology Tralee

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The Institute of Technology, Tralee, also known as IT Tralee, is a modern, dynamic college located in the scenic South West of Ireland offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business, Computing, Tourism, Hospitality, Multimedia, TV and Radio & New Media, Music Technology, Tourism, Early Childhood Learning, Engineering, General and Mental Health Nursing, Health & Leisure, Construction & Civil Engineering, Renewable Energy & Energy Management and Chemical & Life Sciences.

 The Institute’s mission is to "excel in teaching, research and development work, for the benefit of students, industry and the wider community."

IT Tralee is committed to maintaining a high level of research activity and to further developing its collaborative links with industry and with educational and research institutions internationally. Its strong links with external organisations and companies mean that the Institute is delivering true competitive advantage to the business community.

 The Institute's two campuses are set amidst the beauty of Kerry. Located adjacent to Kerry Technology Park, IT Tralee has fostered close links with companies based in the park.

Since its inception in 2001, the shared campus has become a national role model and currently hosts a number of global companies and internationally recognised research centres.

All aspects of access and linkage have been designed to promote the exchange of ideas, knowledge, skills, energy and imagination among students, researchers, lecturers and entrepreneurs.

 Its courses are characterised by choice and flexibility, career relevance, and the scope to provide all students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Institute offers a range of full-time and part-time courses from foundation level, through to certificate, degree, post-graduate and doctoral level. There is a world-class programme of research to enhance the taught programmes at the Institute.

IT Tralee’s student population has a great diversity of backgrounds and cultures with over forty nationalities represented on campus.

 The Institute’s Student Services team offers a wide range of services to all its students to make sure that the transition to the third level is as smooth as possible.

 

Undergraduate Year 1

IELTS 5.5 (No less than a 5.0 in any one band)

Advanced Entry (direct entry to year 2,3 or 4)

IELTS 6.0

Postgraduate

IELTS 6.0

 

Applicants may apply for entry to 1st-year courses at IT Tralee through the CAO. Students must hold qualifications equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. Qualifications are evaluated by the CAO.

UNDERGRADUATE:

Holders of Leaving Certificate must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent examinations obtaining two H5 and four O6/H7 grades. Candidates are also required to obtain a minimum of O6/H7 in English or Gaeilge and Mathematics. Holders of equivalent qualifications to the Irish Leaving Certificate will be evaluated to determine equivalence.

POSTGRADUATE:

Potential students of the programme should have a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in a related area. Applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio and present for the interview, displaying and discussing creative ability and technical strengths.

 

The Institute has two campuses in Tralee. Depending on your chosen course, you will be located in either the North Campus in Dromtacker or the South Campus in Clash. It is important for students to distinguish where their course will be delivered and look for accommodation that is accessible to that campus especially for those students who do not drive

Students should remember when choosing a place to stay that this will be your home for the next 30 weeks or so. It is better to choose wisely so that you do not have to go through the process of moving throughout the year as this can be costly financially, physically and mentally. Students can choose between digs, purpose-built student accommodation or private share houses with other students.

The International Office at IT Tralee provides information on accommodation and assists students in selecting accommodation.

Most accommodation in Tralee is within walking or cycling distance of the Institute. One can also avail of a shuttle bus service from the town centre to the Institute.

Concerning long-term accommodation, houses and apartments rented to students in Ireland are usually furnished.

Students can consider the following options:

  • Apartments- (An Sean Mhuileann, Kerry Lee Student Village, Coisceim Village, Town Centre Apartments, Carraig House, Basin Court, King's Court Student Apartments, Tennis Village). Students can book these on arrival or in advance using the information under Apartments.
  • Houses - Many students rent a house and share the costs (see Estate Agents, International Office, local newspapers etc). This option is suitable if one is staying for the full academic year or at least a full semester.
  • Staying with a family - This option may suit some students but it has its limitations.

 

Why do International students choose to study at IT Tralee?

•             Globally recognised qualifications.

•             Courses are career orientated and a number of courses have work experience as part of the programme.

•             Wide range of courses with flexible entry routes from Certificate to Bachelor to Masters to Postgraduate level.

•             An excellent staff to student ratio which assures that all students receive personal attention.

•             Multicultural environment with Irish and International students from over 140 countries in the world.

•             Tailored orientation and welcome programme that uses an effective buddy system to help students to integrate into student life in Ireland.

•             International students receive extra language and tutorial support.

•             Dedicated International office to support all International students.

•             Comprehensive range of student services including careers advice, medical, counselling and pastoral care.

•             International students are highly successful in gaining relevant employment.

•             Excellent choice of accommodation at competitive prices.

•             Significantly lower cost of living than other parts of Ireland.

•             IT Tralee is located in one of the most popular tourist regions in Ireland with a plethora of attractions nearby.

 

IT Tralee Non-EU Scholarships

IT Tralee may offer partial Scholarships to qualifying students in accordance with their strategic priorities and the academic and other credentials of the student. This is a limited programme and does not apply to all academic areas. Students will be notified as to their eligibility upon approval of their application to study in IT Tralee.

 

Institute of Technology, Tralee (or IT Tralee) is a third-level educational institution located in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.

•             The Institute has two campuses- the North campus (located in Dromtacker) and the South campus (located in Clash) approximately 2.4 km (1.5 mi) apart.

•             Its courses are globally recognised.

•             They are career orientated and a number of courses have work experience as part of the programme.

•             IT Tralee has a wide range of courses with flexible entry routes from Certificate to Bachelor to Masters to Postgraduate level.

•             An excellent staff to student ratio which assures that all students receive personal attention.

•             Multicultural environment with Irish and International students from over 140 countries in the world.

•             Tailored orientation and welcome programme that uses an effective buddy system to help students to integrate into student life in Ireland.

•             International students receive extra language and tutorial support.

•             Dedicated International office to support all International students.

•             The Institute has developed a comprehensive range of student services including careers advice, medical, counselling and pastoral care.

•             International students are highly successful in gaining relevant employment.

•             Excellent choice of accommodation at competitive prices.

•             Significantly lower cost of living than other parts of Ireland.

•             IT Tralee is located in one of the most popular tourist regions in Ireland with a plethora of attractions nearby.

•             Located adjacent to Kerry Technology Park, the Institute has promoted a culture of enterprise and synergy between businesses and highly-skilled graduates.

•             The Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (SABC) is also based on the campus of IT Tralee and is a joint venture between IT Tralee and Limerick Institute of Technology.

 


Quick Facts


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1977

CampusSUB -URBAN

IntakeSeptember and January

Fees

Undergraduate Programmes €9750.00 Post Graduate Programmes €9750.00

Cost of Living

As a rough guide to prepare you for living in Tralee, it is expected that you should budget in the region of €6000 per academic year (Sept to May - 2 semesters).

Ranking of Universities

World Ranking                     :        6905

Country Rank                       :         23

Address

Institute of Technology Tralee,Tralee Co. Kerry Ireland

University Website

http://www.ittralee.ie