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quickguide to courses COURSE

CAO DURATION CODE LEVEL (YEARS)

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CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS

LANGUAGES, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY STUDIES

APPLIED ARTS

School of HUMANITIES Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

WD200

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3 years

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BA (Hons) in Psychology

WD163

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3 years

390

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BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies

WD150

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3 years

300

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LLB Bachelor of Law

WD140

8

3 years

290

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BA (Hons) in Social Science

WD187

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3 years

300

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BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

WD018

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3 years

300

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BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice

WD135

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4 years

340

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BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

WD052

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1 year add-on

n/a

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BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

WD149

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3 years

330

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies

WD013

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2 years

205

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BA in Legal Studies in International Trade

WD033

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1 year add-on

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BA in Legal Studies

WD073

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1 year add-on

n/a

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BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business

WD053

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1 year add-on

n/a

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BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management

WD091

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4 years

265

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BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing

WD148

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3 years

283

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies

WD173

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2 years

205

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

WD172

6

2 years

220

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Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism

WD174

6

2 years

210

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BA (Hons) in Music

WD027

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4 years

305

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BA (Hons) in Visual Art

WD152

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4 years

320

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BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications)

WD137

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4 years

300

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BSc in Science (Common Entry)

WD177

7

3 years

355

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87

BSc in Applied Biology

WD176

7

3 years

335

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BSc in Pharmaceutical Science

WD175

7

3 years

300

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BSc in Agricultural Science

WD078

7

3 years

410

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90

BSc in Food Science with Business

WD164

7

3 years

255

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BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation

WD181

8

1 year add-on

n/a

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management

WD055

8

1 year add-on

n/a

WIT

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93

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

WD147

8

4 years

355

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BSc in Agriculture

WD126

7

3 years

380

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BSc in Forestry

WD076

7

3 years

295

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96

BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College)

WD096

7

3 years

220

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97

BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)

WD097

7

3 years

205

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BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture

WD156

8

1 year add-on

n/a

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98

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

WD157

8

1 year add-on

n/a

WIT

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98

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

WD158

8

1 year add-on

n/a

WIT

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98

BSc in Software Systems Development

WD151

7

3 years

200

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BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development

WD068

8

1 year add-on

n/a

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing

WD028

8

4 years

300

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BSc in Information Technology

WD155

7

3 years

200

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

WD131

8

1 year add-on

n/a

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BSc in Multimedia Applications Development

WD153

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3 years

205

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BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development

WD165

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BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security

WD161

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4 years

275

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BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems

WD168

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4 years

280

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BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology

WD180

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4 years

311

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COMPUTING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS

CHEMICAL & LIFE SCIENCES

School of SCIENCE

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what’s inside... Quickguide to Courses

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Welcome from the President

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Welcome to our World

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Wonderful Waterford

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Student Life

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Sports Clubs & Societies

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Sports Scholarships

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Student Services

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Careers Centre

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How to Apply to WIT

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Money Matters

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Mature Students

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COURSES School of Business

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School of Engineering

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School of Health Sciences

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School of Humanities

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School of Science

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Schools’ Liaison & Contacts

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We are social...

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Calendar of Events

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Multi-Campus Map

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Emily Watson, Engineering student pictured on WIT’s Main Campus

Disclaimer The contents of this prospectus are intended for information only and shall not be deemed to constitute a contract between Waterford Institute of Technology and an applicant or any third party. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, WIT reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, courses, fees, curriculum, or any other matters announced in this publication without prior notice. Students should keep informed as to the conditions and regulations applicable to their particular situation at any given time. Produced by the Office of Marketing & Communications

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Welcome from

the President This prospectus provides you with information on the many programmes of study available to you at Waterford Institute of Technology; programmes which will ultimately assist your career prospects and employment opportunities. The options available to students have never been more extensive and in this prospectus you will find a clear lay out of the courses on offer, their content and career opportunities available to you on graduation. This will help you to make as informed a decision as possible. It is very important to carry out research on the course(s) that you are interested in. I invite you to consult our website and also to consider visiting the Institute to talk to our staff and the students, tour our impressive campus and check out our extensive range of sports facilities and student clubs and societies. The time spent in Higher Education is a defining time in life: a period full of potential and promise. It is important, therefore, that every opportunity is taken to maximise to best benefit all of the engagements at the Institute, both educationally and socially. Waterford Institute of Technology is a strong community and has a caring culture. It serves its mission by being student-centred and accessible. In fulfilling this remit it has the support of a wide range of partners, not least those who are the employers of our graduates. I hope that this prospectus will convey to you practical details of our diverse range of courses and a sense of the positive attitude which is a principal characteristic of WIT. I wish you well with selecting your higher education programme of choice and your future career.

Dr. RuaidhrĂ­ Neavyn President

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Waterford

Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland, is a wonderful mix of the old and the new, history, culture and innovation. It is a city of colour and excitement. A rapidly developing and progressive city, Waterford has many attractions - its galleries and museums, its busy streets full of fascinating shops, small lanes to stroll through with 1,000 years of history meeting you on virtually every street corner, choice cuisine to suit every taste and every pocket, lively pubs and friendly smiles.

Craic, Spraoi agus Sport

Nightlife

If you are looking for the craic, then Waterford’s the place for you. It’s a unique place full of Déise men, blaas, crystal, hurlers, surfing…

Waterford has a great variety of pubs and nightclubs and a long theatrical and musical tradition. The local arts centre, Garter Lane, holds many exhibitions of art, design and photography and it runs regular workshops where young people can participate in drama, dance and other artistic activities. Garter Lane also has a modern theatre where the acclaimed Red Kettle theatre company stages most of its productions. The Theatre Royal hosts the Waterford International Light Opera festival each year along with a variety of other productions. College Hall on WIT’s campus is also a centre of choice for large-scale musical events.

It’s just a nice place to be, a nice place to hang out. Why don’t you come along and see for yourself?

The Sporting Life Sport is a major part of everyday life in The Déise, be it participating or shouting on your team. Hurling is the first thing that springs to mind but the story doesn’t just end there. Waterford is surrounded by water, both rivers and sea. There are lots of beaches in the county, with buses every hour to nearby Tramore, where students can take part in swimming, sailing, cycling, surfing and kite surfing. Waterford also has great facilities for horse riding, golf, GAA, walking trails, tag rugby, badminton and running. The list truly is endless. The Regional Sports Centre and the Kingfisher Club with its gym, pool and spa facilities are both within five minutes walk of the main campus at WIT.

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Waterford has become a haven for good food at reasonable prices. Gourmet, vegetarian, ethnic, pizza and pub grub… there’s something to suit every taste.

Shopping Waterford offers a choice to shoppers ranging from sophisticated fashion shops, craft shops, modern malls including City Square to superb delicatessens and colourful traditional, family owned shops. As the South East’s shopping capital, the shops open seven days and late nights. If you want something a little less high-street, there are many exquisite and imaginative hand-crafted products produced in the city and county.

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student life Going to college is not all about studying, lectures, assignments and exams. It’s about growing up, experiencing a different life, meeting new and interesting people from down the road or half way across the world, moving away from home, gaining independence, joining in, managing money, facing challenges, having fun. Your time at WIT is a journey and can be at once exciting and scary. At WIT we are committed to making this experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. To find out about some of the supports for you, read on.

Students’ Union

International Students

All full time registered students are automatically members of the WIT Students’ Union. The Students’ Union’s main activities are to:

Students from five continents and more than 60 countries around the world come to WIT to study at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. The diversity and cultural experiences they bring to the class is immense and the exchange of views and ideas between cultures is a wonderful learning experience for all our students.

• Represent your day to day interests on campus • Ensure your voice is heard • Protect your welfare needs • Protect your educational needs • Organise events • Be your representative on Institute committees The Union actively seeks to prevent problems arising for students. It is both a strong lobbying and representative organisation working on behalf of the students of WIT.

The international office coordinates the admissions, administration and support for international students. The office can be contacted at international@wit.ie or view www.wit.ie/international.

Your Union is only as strong as its members – so we encourage you to get involved from day one!

For more information: www.facebook.com/witsu www.witsu.ie Visit the Students’ Union office on the Cork Road or College Street campus.

Stephen O’Rourke - WITSU President David Walsh - WITSU Education Officer Christina Fitzharris - WITSU Welfare Officer

“WIT is friendly, fun, organised, professional... it’s deadly!” John Chrysostomou, International Business

“I’m having the time of my life... really enjoying it” Fiona Edwards, Health Promotion

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sports clubs & societies WIT has a tremendous history in sport and recreation with upwards of 30 sports clubs and upwards of 25 societies registered each year. The WIT GAA Club is the best known and most successful with its hurlers having won the Fitzgibbon Cup on eight occasions and WIT’s camogie team won the Ashbourne Cup this year for the fifth time in a row and seventh time in total. Other sports that feature high in the Institute include; Ladies and Men’s Football, Soccer, Rugby, Athletics and Basketball. There is also a lot of support for a wide range of other sports such as; Kayaking, Badminton, Judo and Sailing. These clubs have very strong membership bases and represent the Institute in Intervarsity competitions very successfully.

WIT SportS Scholarship Programme Sport and athlete development has long been at the heart of Waterford Institute of Technology and over the last 3 years the college has been developing it’s new Sports Scholarship Programme in support of up and coming athletes. The WIT Sports Scholarship Programme offers an athlete led development programme aimed at supporting the holistic development of high performance athletes in a wide range of sports. The aim of the WIT Sports Scholarship Programme is to give talented athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete. There are three awarding categories of sport scholarships provided by WIT; Bronze, Silver and Gold. In addition external Scholarships are provided by the Munster Council GAA Scholarships. The programme provides services and benefits to all sport scholarship recipients in the following areas;

Sports Facilities WIT has recently opened its state of the art WIT Sports Campus, located on the West Campus in Carriganore. The facilities include 3 grass multi sports pitches and training areas, a top class all weather GAA pitch and 2 all weather soccer pitches, a 2km outdoor running area as well as sports pavillion with 8 dressing rooms, physio rooms, team meeting and video analysis rooms. The next stage of development will include a multi sport indoor arena which will house a state of the art gym and high performance sports testing facilities. Other facilities on offer at WIT include the WIT Fitness Suite and the WIT Sports Hall. The Waterford Crystal Sports Centre has a 25m pool, gym and sports hall and offers student rates. The Regional Sports Centre (RSC) has in international standard athletic track, playing pitches, pitch & putt course and tennis courts and is used by the Institute’s clubs and students. Williamstown Municipal Golf Course is also close to the college and offers student rates.

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Support Services: • Financial Support • Academic Support and Mentoring • Strength and Conditioning • Sport Science Support • Technical and Injury Management Support • Access to Medical and Physiotherapy Services • Gym Membership Sports Scholarships are available at all levels of the student studies and are offered to various types of different sporting disciplines. Once selected to the programme, scholarship athletes are expected to be leaders on the sport field and play an active role in WIT Sports Clubs. If you think you have what it takes you can get more information by calling into the Clubs and Societies Office on the Cork Road Campus or contact us at sport@wit.ie or else call (051) 834132. See www.wit.ie/sportscholarships for further information.

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Sports Scholarship Testimonials “Being on the Scholarship Programme for the last 4 years was a great advantage to my degree and sport. The help and support was always there for any subject when I needed it. Every year the programme worked on different aspects which included nutrition, fitness and strength. The advantages of being on the Scholarship programme are three fold: 1. Helped in the success of the Ashbourne Cup Tournament. Without the support given from the Scholarship Programme we would not have achieved the amazing results in the last four years. 2. The programme keeps you focused for success, which helps both in sporting terms and academically. 3. The programme keeps your personal fitness at peak levels which helps for the Ashbourne competition and also for county and club level competition as well. Life in WIT has been very positive for me over the past 4 years.”

“I have been very fortunate to have received a scholarship during my time at WIT. Being a student-athlete always presents difficulty for students, particularly in terms of time management. However, the scholarship staff always ensures that students are supported and that help and guidance is always offered to these students in order for them to be successful both on and off the field. Although the monetary benefits are great to help manage costs, the benefits are not exclusively monetary and the Scholarship Programme offers a number of services which help in the sporting development of the athlete. Services I have used have ranged from strength and conditioning to sport psychology, whilst academic support can also be acquired, which can be invaluable during the exam period. I am in no doubt that the programme has played a huge role in my development as a player in the last four years.”

Katrina Parrock

Sport: Camogie Achievement: 4 time All Ireland winner with Wexford Camogie team and 3 time All Star Recipient Course: Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management

Patricia Jackman

Sport: Camogie Achievement: Waterford InterCounty player and 4 time All Ireland Poc Fada Champion Course: Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management

“Being part of the Scholarship Programme gives me access to great training facilities as well as vital academic and financial support. The programme is very much athlete catered and allows me balance the demands of college and sport and perform to my best in both fields.”

Ray O’Dwyer

Sport: Athletics Achievement: Represented Ireland at the London 2012 Paralympics Course: Higher Certificate in Business

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“The Scholarship Programme is a bespoke and unique opportunity to assist and support individuals who excel in their sporting disciplines, be it at an individual or team event. Year on year the programme has grown with an increase in services, which include financial and academic assistance but also with an increase in the number of individuals receiving the award, hence testament to its success. Personally, I have benefitted largely from the support and advice that stems from this programme over a five-year period and without such assistance I feel my student life would have lacked a core element and weakened my personal growth.”

“Since being accepted onto the WIT Sports Scholarship Programme I have enjoyed my most successful year in the college, both on and off the pitch. Being captain of the Institute’s men’s soccer team we reached the All Ireland final and I also represented WIT and Ireland at this years World Student Games in Russia. Academically, I also achieved my honours degree all with the help of the Sports Scholarship Programme. Through nutritional information, strength and conditioning and other support services the programme is of huge benefit to any student athlete within the college.”

Noel Connors

Sport: Hurling Achievement: Waterford InterCounty Senior Hurler and All Star Recipient Course: Masters in Internationalisation

Dylan Mernagh

Sport: Soccer Achievement: Waterford United player & represented Ireland at 2013 World Student Games Course: Business in Recreation & Sport Management

Societies If sport isn’t your thing, another great way to get involved at WIT is through societies. WIT Societies - Architectural - Visual Art - Design - Business - Chinese Students - African Students - Christian Union

- Construction Mgt - Music - Psychology - Irish Traditional Music - Law - LGBT

- International Students - Political - Science - Social Care - DJ & Clubbers - Comedy

- Italian language - Irish Language - Mature Students - Hackers

- Darts - Pool - Rugby (ladies & men) - Soccer (ladies & men) - Motor Sport - Rowing - Sailing - Video Gaming

- Ski - Surf - Swimming - Table Tennis - Tennis - Volleyball - Poker

WIT Sports Clubs - Athletics - Badminton - Basketball (ladies & men) - Boxing - Equestrian - Gaelic Football (ladies & men) - Golf - Hurling

- Judo - Karate - Kayaking - Kickboxing - Cricket - Handball - Yoga - Ultimate Frisbee - Sky Diving - Mountaineering

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student services Student Life and learning (SLL)

Support for students with Disabilities

Student Life and Learning aims to promote the academic success and holistic experience of students by providing support in an accessible and understanding environment. We further provide advice and advocacy for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the WIT community.

WIT is committed to implementing a policy of equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The policy emphasises the ability of students. To this end, the Disability Office offers support services to students with physical/sensory disabilities, students with learning difficulties including dyslexia, students with hidden disabilities such as mental health difficulties and ongoing chronic illnesses. The service operates from the Student Life and Learning Office.

SLL streamlines the provision of student support by being an easy and central place to ask for help. Our team works with students on a wide variety of issues, including both personal and academic concerns. A quality student support service is achieved by the integrated operation of: • Access Office • Disability Office • Retention Office • Student Counselling • Chaplaincy • Institute Nurse • Careers Office • Regional Education Guidance Service for Adults (REGSA)

What does the SLL Office do? The SLL Office is primarily concerned with: • Helping students to complete their course in a range of ways and making the Institute more accessible for those who traditionally may not have considered third level education as an option for them. This is achieved through a range of support initiatives including: • Institute-wide 1st year orientation and ongoing induction • Support for students with disabilities • Educational guidance • Financial assistance for students who are experiencing financial hardship. Student Assistance Fund Full-time registered students who are experiencing financial hardship whilst attending college are eligible to apply to the SAF. Students can apply for Student Assistance Fund to help them with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. For information relating to the SAF contact saf@wit.ie

LOCATION Student Life and Learning is located at the last desk in Reception on the Cork Road Campus. The sll@wit.ie email acts as the central point of contact if students are unsure which service meets their need.

Medical centre The WIT Medical Centre provides quality and comprehensive healthcare for all students via the on-campus drop-in centre. This centre is centrally located, has a full time nurse and benefits from the expertise of four doctors

Student Counselling

The aims of the Disability Office are: • To affirm the ability of students with disabilities to pursue their chosen courses of study • To support students with disabilities by offering a range of services • To raise awareness of the rights and needs of persons with disabilities throughout the Institute and the wider community For further information call Ms. Patt O’ Keeffe on 051 302871 or email disabilityoffice@wit.ie

Pastoral Care The Chaplain provides pastoral care for students and staff. Pastoral care work follows through to home and family life especially with regard to illness, bereavement and loss. The Chaplain has a private office on campus and is available to students, their families and staff members. Telephone 051-302617

LIBRARIES WIT Libraries (Cork Road and College Street) provide a comprehensive range of information services and resources to support student learning and research. Facilities in the award-winning Luke Wadding library, on the Main Campus, include in excess of 1,000 reader spaces over 3 floors. The state-of-the-art library offers a variety of technology-rich learning spaces including suites of pc’s, wireless internet access, individual study spaces, group study and seminar rooms, printing and photocopying services and a rooftop cafeteria. In addition, College Street Campus library houses specialised collections in Music and Architecture. With a collection of over 200,000 books, journals and audiovisual materials, WIT Libraries also provide 24/7 access to over 120,000 eBook titles and a vast array of online journals & research databases, accessible both on and off campus. Library staff offer friendly, on-demand, help and training to all students in finding and using the information that they need to succeed at college and into their future careers. During term the library opens at night and on Saturdays. Check out the library website at www.wit.ie/library for more information. Facebook: www.facebook.com/witlibraries Twitter: @witlibraries

The WIT Counselling Service provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which students can discuss any emotional or psychological difficulties they may be experiencing. The service operates in both the College Street and Cork Road Campuses. For further information email studentcounselling@wit.ie

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WIT STUDENT Card

Retail at WIT (on and off campus)

At WIT, there’s no need to fumble around in your pocket for loose change to buy a sandwich or photocopy notes. Instead, you use your WITCard!

Centra @ the Well allows you to use your WITCard or any credit / laser cards for a hassle free, convenient transaction. We cater for all your student needs, from all stationery requirements to snacks.

The WITCard is the official identification card for students and is used for numerous services on campus including accessing the library, printing, photocopying, point of sale, buying lunch or a cup of tea, vending & access control. Your WITCard offers convenience, flexibility and most importantly security. For more information or to download the App, visit www.witcampusservices.ie

Accommodation “It makes the transition to college easy” Combining character and style with comfort and security, WIT campus accommodation is the natural choice for many of our students. Purpose built and fully equipped, the environment is safe and pleasant, ideal for living and studying. Spacious and modern, all apartments feature en-suite bedrooms, fully fitted kitchens and dedicated study areas. There’s also 24 hour security, internet access, secure parking, games room plus a serviced laundrette and a host of on site services. The key factor is that there’s a real sense of college life and community spirit, it really does feel like a home away from home. For more information, visit www.witcampusservices.ie

Banking on Campus Allied Irish Bank has a branch and ATM on campus to provide banking services and advice to students.

Campus Shopping

The Project Spot The project spot provides a wide range of secretarial services for students including typing, document binding, photocopying, transparencies, printing, lamination, fax service, past examination papers and a desktop publishing and scanning service.

Campus Restaurants Food on the campus is second to none and our ethos is to provide healthy, freshly prepared, tasty food. There are a number of restaurants on campus which cater for all tastes: • The Gallery • The Dome • The Hot House Bistro • Oscars at the Library • The Good Shepherd Canteen • Browne’s Road Restaurant

IT skills for your career All WIT students have the opportunity to use computers and most courses offer significant computing experience to their students, examples are generation and analysis of music by computer, chemical reaction simulation, structural analysis, the evaluation of business models and software construction and testing. Specialist computer users have access to some of the most up-to-date programming languages, applications and equipment available. This ensures that graduates are very much in tune with the information technology needs of their future employers.

The campus shops sell many commodities required by students, to make your life that bit easier - for example, writing materials, drawing instruments, confectionery, sportsgear, clothing, computer disks, newspapers, textbooks, bus tickets, stamps, batteries and so on - all at competitive prices.

“It’s just a nice place to be, a nice place to hang out...”

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careers centre The Careers Centre is the main point of contact for: • Students and graduates interested in planning and developing their career • Employers interested in graduate recruitment • Information on graduate employment and market trends The Careers Centre is committed to supporting students and recent graduates in developing and implementing successful career plans, and facilitating the recruitment process for students and employers. The Careers Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

What we offer students and graduates Careers advice Professional advice to help students make and implement decisions about future careers. Students can choose from the following options: • ‘Quick Query’ and ‘CV Clinic’ sessions which are held on a weekly basis, meeting with the careers advisor. Please keep an eye on the Careers website and Careers Notice Boards for dates and location. • Prebooked, individual appointment with a careers advisor for more detailed discussion about career plans. • Telephone or email contact with a careers advisor. • Access to computer based guidance systems, Prospects Planner, www.prospects.ac.uk and www.gradireland.com • Students are advised to use the careers information room resource prior to an individual guidance session.

Careers information library The Careers Information Library, situated in the Luke Wadding Library on the Cork Road Campus contains reference and take-away materials covering: • General career information • Guides to job-seeking • Employer information and directories • Postgraduate study options in Ireland and overseas • Employment opportunities in Ireland and overseas.

Careers education We offer a careers education programme consisting of seminars, workshops and briefings on aspects of career choice, job-search, recruitment and selection processes as well as postgraduate study.

Employer links The Careers Centre organises: • Employer presentations • On-campus interviews • The Graduate Careers Fair will take place during the first semester on 9th October 2013 • We also facilitate the establishment of links between employers and academic staff.

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Support services for students with disabilities The Careers Centre supports the special careers-related needs of students with disabilities across all aspects of career planning, in conjunction with the Disability Officer.

Vacancy information Information on job opportunities and vacancies is provided via: • Monthly careers newsletter publication providing information on current graduate opportunities, please go to www.wit.ie/careerscentre for more information • Gradireland directory • Database of new vacancies on website • UK vacancy publications • A range of international directories/websites of job opportunities.

Careers Centre website The Careers Centre website www.wit.ie/careerscentre provides information on the full range of support services and resources provided: a calendar of careers events, weekly careers newsletter, a virtual careers library plus access to other career resources.

Careers Centre publications The Careers Centre produces handouts, booklets and a weekly newsletter on careers related issues as well as compiling the results of the Graduate Destination Survey.

Moodle Careers information, CV templates, company presentations, videos, podcasts etc., are also available in our online learning environment “Moodle”. Moodle is accessible by all students once registered at WIT and is where you can also access your course notes, view & submit assignments, participate in online class discussions & much more - http://moodle.wit.ie

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Contact us Careers Advisor: Angela Collins The Careers Advisors office is situated directly inside the front door, Main Campus Tel: 051 302038 Email: careers@wit.ie Website: www.wit.ie/careerscentre Facebook: www.facebook.com/WITCareersCentre

Opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm Tuesday 2.00pm to 4.30pm Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm

‘My degree was definitely focused on the working world so you notice that what you learn in college is fundamental to what you’re doing in your career.’

route to success at WIT Waterford Institute of Technology offers Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) students the widest possible choice in terms of courses at Higher Certificate, Bachelor Degree and Honours Bachelor Degree levels. Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) entry levels to WIT There are three possible entry levels to WIT at undergraduate level: • Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses • Bachelor Degree (Level 7) courses • Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) courses

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Progression within WIT Students, who enter at any level, can either choose to graduate at that level or progress to the next level, assuming adequate grades are achieved. For example, a student enters WIT at Higher Certificate Level 6, they can choose either to graduate with a Higher Certificate after two years, or can progress on to Level 7 and beyond.

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how to apply to WIT This section is intended to guide you if you are applying for a place at WIT. Please read it carefully as admission to most of our courses is by way of a competition from which you will be eliminated if you don’t follow the rules. All applicants should have a good understanding of the nature and content of the courses for which they apply, so we advise you to read carefully the full course descriptions.

Non-Standard Application: A non-standard application is one that does not meet the definition of a standard application. The special categories are: • GCE/GCSE • Other S/L exams • NCVA Level 2/3 • Further Education • Higher Education • Mature Persons wishing to make a non-standard application must tick the relevant box on the CAO form.

Main application types: • Standard Application • Non-Standard Application

Although the Institute will try to assess all non-standard applications on the basis of the information provided, it reserves the right to call such applicants to the Institute to assess their case. Assessments are based on the documents provided at submission.

Standard Application: A standard application is from a candidate who: a. Is presenting Leaving Certificate or FETAC Certificate examinations results to meet the minimum entry requirements, and b. Has no previous third level education (in institutes of technology, universities, colleges of education, colleges of art and design, or their equivalents abroad), and c. Is not of mature years. (Mature applicants are defined on page 18)

Key CAO dates to remember:

1 February 2014: Initial CAO Deadline 1 May 2014: Late Applications deadline 1 July 2014: Change of Mind deadline August 2014: First round of offers*

*Further offers may be made in subsequent rounds if all places are not filled following the first round offers.

Standard Applicatants apply normally through the CAO by 1 February. Applicants with disabilities and how to apply: In accordance with the definition prepared by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD), the Institute defines a student with a disability or learning difficulty as follows:

Key points in filling out your CAO application:

”A student is disabled if she or he requires a facility which is not part of the mainstream provision of the college concerned, to enable participation in the college to the full extent of her or his capabilities and without which she or he could be educationally disadvantaged in comparison with peers”.

• Complete parts A and B of the CAO application

The Institute welcomes applications from people with disabilities and applicants with disabilities should apply normally through the CAO by 1 February. The Disability Coordinator for Waterford Institute of Technology is Patt O’Keeffe, 051 302871, pokeeffe@wit.ie.

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• Apply through CAO, www.cao.ie

form • Non-standard applicants should provide as much relevant, supplementary information as possible • Read the CAO handbook carefully

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How to apply through the CAO Detailed information on how to apply through the CAO system is available from the CAO (Central Applications Office) in Galway or at www.cao.ie. A CAO application pack can be obtained from your guidance counsellor or from the CAO directly. Applications can also be made online at www.cao.ie. When making your application, it is very important to list your courses in genuine order of preference.

Who applies to the CAO: • EU citizens presenting with Irish Leaving Certificate or FETAC Certificate qualifications. • EU citizens presenting with other European School Leaving qualifications. • Non-EU citizens presenting with Irish Leaving Certificate or FETAC Certificate qualifications. • Non-EU citizens presenting with other Non-European School Leaving qualifications. • Refugees presenting with Irish Leaving Certificate, FETAC Certificate qualifications, European School Leaving qualifications or Non-European School Leaving qualifications.

Absence at application and offer stage: Experience has shown that difficulties can arise if you are not available at application and offer stage. It is strongly recommended that you should be at the correspondence address during the application process and in August when offers of places are issued. If this is not possible, have another person at the address briefed clearly on what to do. If you fail to deal with your application or an offer properly and on time you may lose the place.

Offer Procedures: Offers will be issued independently in respect of Level 8 and Level 7/Level 6 courses, so that some applicants may receive two offers of places simultaneously.

Entry Requirements:

Offer Acceptance:

• Entry points required for courses are dependent on demand. Recent points are listed on course pages and on the quickguide to courses. • We have set out the standard required for qualification in the course descriptions. If you do not meet these, you cannot be offered a place, even if your points are higher than the minimum. • In the case of the Leaving Certificate you may combine results from more than one sitting for the purposes of entry requirements only. • For European / non-European school leaving qualifications, see www.wit.ie/yourapplication

• If you receive more than one offer, you may make successive acceptances but an acceptance automatically cancels and supersedes any previous acceptance(s) - you may have only one current acceptance in the entire CAO system. • You may view an offer on the CAO website at www.cao.ie and accept online. • In addition, formal Offer Notices will be sent by post together with the necessary instructions as to how to proceed. • You may accept an offer either online or by complying in full with all instructions set out in the Offer Notice. Do not do both.

Receiving an offer: In order to receive an offer of a place you must: 1. Be qualified for the course, and 2. In the event that there is competition for places, you must attain the required minimum points. • We will offer places to qualified applicants in order of decreasing point scores and the minimum score will be that attained by the last candidate offered a place. • Decisions on applications are normally taken in August. • If an applicant does not indicate that further documents should be expected and/or if they fail to indicate the date by which they will be available, WIT will assume the application is complete and the applicant will only be assessed on the basis of the material to hand. • All offers of places will be sent by post from the CAO and will be available online at www.cao.ie

Maths Initiatives: • Bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Maths. See www.wit.ie/bonuspoints • Maths Entry Exam is designed to assist students who have not met the required maths grade for entry into WIT. It will not provide additional points. See www.wit.ie/mathsentryexam

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Lapse Offers: An offer will lapse unless you accept it within a specified period, i.e. unless the online or paper acceptance is received in the CAO by 5.15pm on the Reply Date set out in the Offer Notice.

Registration: Registration of first-year students will take place early in September with start up of classes commencing immediately.

Deferring a place: WIT will consider sympathetically requests from applicants, who, having been successful in gaining a place in the Institute, decide that they wish to defer their entry until the following year. For more information on deferrals, contact WIT directly on 051-302000 or registration@wit.ie

Regulations: All applications, offers and registration processes are subject to the full regulations of the Institute which are available at www.wit.ie/regulations.

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How to Apply: Qualifications other than the Leaving Certificate FETAC Certificate:

FETAC Scoring Process

This scheme provides for the scoring of applicants presenting FETAC (NCVA) examination results. The scored results will be entered into the CAO system in the normal way.

This scoring scheme only applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, i.e. when the named component awards specified have been achieved to a minimum of 120 credits.

FETAC has introduced a new awards system known as the Common Awards System, or CAS. All FETAC awards will be part of CAS from 2014. CAS awards will replace existing linked FETAC awards. As a result a new scoring system for FETAC awards will apply for entry through CAO to higher education. This scoring system will apply to all relevant FETAC level 5 and 6 awards listed on the CAO and higher education institution website.

Each level 5 and /level 6 component is scored as follows: Each component is given a score based on the credit value of the component and the weighting of the grade achieved: 1. Most component awards have a credit value of 15 (the possible component credit values are 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30). 2. The following weightings will apply to the grades achieved: Distinction=3, Merit=2, Pass=1.

The following minimum entry requirement will apply to graduates of FETAC seeking admission to courses at Waterford Institute of Technology: • Higher Certificate (Level 6) Minimum entry: FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 award. • Ab-initio Degree (Level 7) Minimum entry: FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 award. • Ab-initio Honours Degree (Level 8) Minimum entry: FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 award including a distinction grade in at least three modules. Please refer to the FETAC website (www.fetac.ie) for changes to the award structure.

Nursing Minimum Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Courses Applicants are eligible for consideration for entry to nursing courses when they: 1. Obtain a Level 5 award, with a minimum credit value of 120 in one of the following major awards: a. Nursing Studies 5M4349 Or b. Community Care 5M2786 Or c. Health Care Support 5M4339 2. The applicant must achieve a minimum of Distinctions (i.e. 80% or greater) in 5 modules, which must include: a. 5NO749 Anatomy and Physiology b. 5N4325 Nursing Theory and Practice c. 5N1279 Human Growth and Development OR 5N2746 Biology Whilst FETAC applicants may meet the requirements outlined above and be eligible for a nursing degree programme, due to the small number of places available, a random selection system is operated by the CAO.

To calculate a component score: 1. List the components in order of achievement (D/M/P). Allow 120 credits worth of achievement. 2. Multiply the credit value of the component by the weighting for the grade achieved (3/2/1). 3. Add all of the component scores up to a cumulative credit value of 120. When adding up these scores begin with distinctions, then merits, then passes. 4. Multiply the total by 10 and divide by 9 to give the overall score (maximum 400). The transcript for major awards lists the award code and title, grade and date of achievement for individual components required for the major award, and for any components achieved in any other certification period. FETAC forwards all relevant results achieved by applicants to the CAO. This scoring system replaces that of the original higher education links scheme and that of the ‘pilot’ scheme, and applies to all results achieved from 2013. Some applicants will combine components achieved prior to the introduction of CAS with others which are part of CAS. The scoring is managed by CAO according to the system above. Level 5 and 6 Certificates, i.e. major awards, achieved before the introduction of CAS are also scored according to the system outlined above. To view the list of FETAC awards, see www.fetac.ie/fetac/awardsinfo/directory/directory.htm. FETAC results cannot be added to Leaving Certificate points. Where applicants have taken both exams, the higher points will be considered for rating purposes.

FETAC Rules for Eligibility • Progression is on the basis of achieving a Level 5 or 6 major award, with a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, will not suffice. • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their FETAC registered centre applies to FETAC for a major award prior to application to CAO. • A major award may be achieved over more than one year. At Waterford Institute of Technology an applicant’s major award can be achieved and /or scored in multiple sittings i.e. over more than one certification year, between 1 August and 31 July. • In addition some programmes in higher education require achievement of specified component awards, specific grades in individual component awards, or additional awards such as mathematics. Applicants are advised to confirm details of any specific requirements with the Admissions Office of the individual higher education institution. Details may also be found in the FETAC section of the CAO website.

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Ordinarily applications must be made through the CAO by the 1st February. Please ensure to enter your PPS number on the CAO application form.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme WIT treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows: Pass: 30 points Merit: 50 points Distinction: 70 points This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your 6 best subjects. It will not, however, substitute an honour where one or more are required.

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme was designed primarily to prepare for the transition from school to working life. It is not intended for direct transfer into third level. However, students with the LCAP who have completed a FETAC award can be considered for entry.


Money Matters FEES RELATING TO A FIRST TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: (a) STUDENT CONTRIBUTION The Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 2013/14 is €2,500. The Student Contribution is an annual charge which is set by the Government and all third level students are liable to pay it, unless they have qualified for a grant (see below).

GRANTS All new grant applications are made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie or support@susi.cdvec.ie. Telephone 0761 087874. As soon as the online application system opens for the 2013/14 academic year, you will be able to register online with SUSI and then complete the online application form. The online application facility will be available through www.studentfinance.ie. Remember, it is not necessary to have received an offer of a college place or to be enrolled in college in order to apply online. If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to the Third Level Institute. For students who have paid this fee in the interim, this will be refunded by the Fees Office. For further information please see: www.studentfinance.ie. For further information regarding Grants please see: www.citizensinformation.ie/en/education/third_level_education www.studentfinance.ie/mp7919/maintenance-grant/index.html

(b) TUITION FEES Tuition Fees are due to the Institute for all undergraduate students. The Department of Education provides a “Free Tuition Fee” Scheme . A student who qualifies for “Free Tuition Fees” will be exempt from paying Tuition Fees to WIT and those students who do not qualify for “Free Tuition Fees” will be liable to pay full tuition fees depending on the programme that you choose to complete. Generally students who are first time undergraduates pursuing a full time undergraduate programme qualify for Free Fees Funding however please refer to : www.studentfinance.ie for full details of the “Free Tuition Fee” Scheme.

WIT Contact Details Should students have any queries in relation to their Fees, they should contact the Fees & Grants Desk, Main Reception, Cork Road, Waterford. Contact information: Email: Grants@wit.ie or Fees@wit.ie Tel: 051-302088/845692/302867/302048 Disclaimer: The Grants and Fees section is a simplification of the rules and it should not be taken as a formal expression of the regulations, as schemes may be changed by parties other than WIT. Information is correct at time of print.

WIT STUDENT CARD This is a €15.00 charged to all first year students for the issue of a student card. This WITcard is required for access to student facilities (Should you already have a valid WIT student ID from previous years, you do not need to purchase another one).

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mature students Going to college is an exciting time, full of expectation, trepidation and hope for the future. It can also be an anxious time, no more so than for students coming back into further education after being away from it for a few (or many) years. At WIT we have lots of support services to help you in deciding what option is best for you and in your transition to college life.

Frequently asked questions Do I qualify as a Mature Student? A mature student is someone who is at least 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of entry to an undergraduate course and who may not meet the normal admission requirements. There is no upper age limit. Why should I consider third level education as a mature student? Mature students decide to enter third level education for a variety of reasons: • To complete their education and get a qualification • To further develop an interest in a given subject • To improve their job prospects • To retrain for another career • To develop their social and personal skills How do I apply for a place on an undergraduate course? There are two main steps to take: • Fill out the CAO form before either* 1 February 2014 or the late application deadline on 1 May 2014 • Fill out WIT’s Supplementary Assessment form, which you will receive directly from WIT’s Admissions Office once you have applied Note: Admission to courses may be subject to interview

Applying before 1 February 2014** Fill out and return CAO form: Receive Assessment Form from WIT***: Return Assessment form to WIT: Receive Offer from WIT (through CAO): Accept offer deadline:

1 February 2014 Mid March 2014 End March 2014 Early July 2014 Mid July 2014

Applying before late application deadline 1 May 2014** Fill out and return CAO form: Receive Assessment Form from WIT***: Return Assessment form to WIT: Receive Offer from WIT (through CAO): Accept offer deadline:

1 May 2014 Mid May 2014 Mid/late May 2014 Early July 2014 Mid July 2014

* You must apply for Nursing & Music courses by 1 February. ** This information should be used as a guideline only as the CAO has not published its key dates or confirmed the application process for 2014 entry. *** If you do not receive the assessment form within the guideline dates above, it is your responsibility to contact WIT’s Admissions Office at admissions@wit.ie. Late forms are not accepted.

Decisions taken will be related to your course choices on the Mature Applicant Assessment Form only. If you introduce a new course on the Change of Mind form you will compete for a place on that course based on your Leaving Certificate or equivalent points only.

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What are the key points when filling out the CAO form? • The form can be filled out online or downloaded from www.cao.ie • Part B: Tick Box F to ensure you are considered a mature student (and any other relevant boxes) • Provide a personal statement and provide details of other information relevant to your application. See the CAO handbook for full information; the types of information are: educational qualifications, current studies, non-certified courses, employment details, voluntary work or hobbies / interests. All support documentation must be attached to the form • Read the CAO handbook prior to filling out the form Selection Process - Mature Nursing Mature applicants for Nursing courses will receive correspondence under separate cover from the Nursing Careers Centre (Public Appointments Service - PAS). For full details on the application proces see www.nursingcareers.ie. Selection Process - Music Applicants If an applicant includes WD027 BA (Hons) in Music (Level 8) as a choice, applicants will not be scored for WD027 and will be assessed solely on the basis of the WIT Music Audition. Selection Process – Mature Applicants (excluding Nursing & Music) All Mature Applicants to WIT are required to complete, sign and return to WIT the Mature Applicant Assessment Form with supporting documentary evidence of all qualifications, by the date specified on the front page of the assessment form. If the documentation provided is in a different name, either by marriage or deed poll, then a certified copy of a marriage certificate or deed poll must also be provided. A number of places are reserved each year on every programme at the Institute for mature applicants and these places are filled on a competitive basis. Candidates are scored based on: Second Level-Education (Section 4), Further Education (Section 5),Third-Level Education (Section 6), Work Experience/ Employment/Work in a non-formal setting (Section 7). Certificates should show dates, subjects and results. They should not be originals, they should be photocopies – certified typically by a School stamp. All applicants will be centrally assessed and scored. Final Admissions decisions will be made by the Registrar. WIT will not return original documents. Mature Applicants who are unsuccessful in attaining a place through the “Mature” route may still compete on Leaving Certificate or FETAC points in Round 1 of the CAO. Mature Applicant – Change of Mind The Change of Mind facility becomes available after 1st May and the closing date is 1st July. The Change of Mind Facility affords mature applicants an opportunity to change the order of preference only of their course choices. If applicants introduce a new programme to their list of choices by way of Change of Mind, they will compete for a place on that programme based on

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their Leaving Certificate or equivalent results only. They will not compete as a mature applicant. Restricted-Application Course – WD027 BA (Hons) in Music – if added for the first time via a Change of Mind is invalid and will not be considered. Closing date is strictly 1st February for application to this course. Nursing - Applicants may not enter on a Change of Mind any Mature Applicant Course Codes for Nursing (WD816/WD817 & WD820), unless at least one such Mature Course Code was among their choices at 1st February and they have taken the aptitude test in the year they seek admission. Mature Applicant - Decisions & Offers Successful candidates will be offered a place in the highest of their course preferences to which they are entitled (if any). This will be done, independently, in respect of level 8 and level 7/level 6. Applicants may, therefore, receive two offers at the same time, one for the highest level 8 preference to which s/he is entitled and the other for the highest level 7/level 6 preference to which s/ he is entitled. Offers to mature applicants are normally made in Round A from the CAO, which normally happens in early July, in advance of the Leaving Certificate offers. Mature Applicant - Deferral of Places WIT will consider sympathetically requests from applicants, who, having been successful in gaining a place in the Institute, decide that they wish to defer their entry until the following year. Is there anything else I should include in the application? It is important to provide as much relevant information as possible. This could include any state exam results, further education or third level qualifications, work experience or experience in a non-formal setting (charities, clubs etc). Can I get funding to assist my return to study? • If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for the Back to Education Allowance scheme. Contact your local Social Welfare Office for information • Many mature students are eligible for a grant while attending college. Full details are available from www.studentfinance.ie. The grant process can take some time so we advise you to start early • See page 17 for Money Matters

Do I need to have Irish Nationality to apply? No, but to apply through the CAO, you must hold an EU birth certificate or passport and be resident in an EU member state for three of the five years prior to entry to an undergraduate course or have official refugee status. Non-EU applicants are welcome, but will be subject to fees and must apply directly to the international office at WIT. In addition, if English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in the language. For more information see www.wit.ie/international. Are there additional supports for mature student? REGSA - The Regional Education Guidance Service for Adults provides information and educational/career guidance and one-to-one consultations to adults who are making choices about returning to education, retraining or up-skilling for a career change. For information, see www.regsa.ie. WIT’s support service: Student Life & Learning • Student Life & Learning coordinates a number of activities for registered mature students. These include: mature student induction, various workshops which include study skills and exam techniques. • Mature Student Summer School. This is a ‘taster’ programme run in June for adults who are considering returning to education • A drop-in service providing advice and support in relation to wider academic and non-academic services, such as course transfers, deferrals, counseling, medical, disability services, and chaplaincy services. • The Careers Office provides services to mature students. • For information, see www.wit.ie/sll Informal supports (eg. course leaders, the Students’ Union, other class mates, other members of clubs and societies) often play a big role in supporting all students at WIT. Disclaimer: All rules & regulations regarding mature applicant selection are correct at time of print, but may be subject to change.

More information: Email: maturestudent@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/maturestudent

Top Tips for Mature Students • Choose your course carefully. Find something you enjoy and then find a way to make it pay. You know more than you think so don’t be worrying. Worrying and stressing use up time and energy you may as well use for studying. • When it comes to exams, you won’t be asked anything you haven’t been told in class, so… • Go to your lectures! • The only stupid question is the one that goes unasked • For matures students... treat college like being self-employed with one big pay day at the end. John Power, BSc in Applied Biology with Quality Management

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School of Business School of Business WD048 WD049 WD080 WD179 WD185 WD084 WD160 WD095 WD134 WD159 WD184 WD003

Bachelor of Business (Hons) Bachelor of Business (Hons) with French Bachelor of Business (Hons) with German Bachelor of Business (Hons) with Irish Bachelor of Business (Hons) with Chinese BA (Hons) in Accounting BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment BA (Hons) in Marketing with Advertising & Online Media BA (Hons) in International Business Bachelor of Business BSc in Retail Management Higher Certificate in Business

Disclaimer: All course titles and information listed are subject to change

Head of School

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Head of Department of Accountancy & Economics: Ger Long, BA(Hons) BFS, MBA, AITI, FCA Email: glong@wit.ie Head of Department of Management & Organisation: Joan McDonald, B.Comm, H.Dip in Ed. MA (Mgmt in Education), BA(HRM), BABFS, ACIS, FCIPD

Email: jmcdonald@wit.ie

Contacting the school

Sandra Haberlin, School Administrator Tel: 051 302841, email: shaberlin@wit.ie Jenny Devereux, School Secretary Tel: 051 302184, email: jdevereux@wit.ie

Departmental Secretaries

Sarah Kennedy, Department of Accountancy & Economics Tel: 051 302857, email: skennedy@wit.ie Fiona Crossan-Travers, Department of Management & Organisation Tel: 051 302675, email: fcrossan@wit.ie Joan Mangan, Department of Graduate Business Tel: 051 302036, email: jmangan@wit.ie School fax no: 051 302688

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Bachelor of Business (Hons) WD048 BB (Hons) with French WD049 BB (Hons) with Irish WD179

What is the Bachelor of Business (Hons) course? This four-year full-time degree course (comprising of eight semesters) offers you a broad range of business skills combined with a thorough knowledge of the financial and economic environment in which firms operate. On graduating you will have developed your personal and professional skills to give you the confidence to start a successful business career. Language Options The Bachelor of Business (Hons) language option includes French, German, Irish and Chinese in all years of the course. These are separate courses listed on the CAO and students must apply for these through the CAO. The language modules have been designed to develop your written, oral and aural skills as well as giving you a knowledge of culture and commerce. Students taking the Irish option will be able to benefit from arrangements with Coláiste na Rinne to visit the Gaeltacht and take part in workshops or courses related to the Irish language and heritage of Gaeltacht na nDéise. Solid Foundation in Business The first two years of the course introduces students to a range of business disciplines, allowing them to make a more informed decision before specialising in one of the elective streams. These first two years have been designed to ensure a balance of assessment methods in each semester. Modules are examined either by continuous assessment or final exam. Unique Feature - Flexible Semester This facilitates the development of skills in the areas of communication, customer service awareness, decision making, problem solving, teamwork, commercial awareness, creativity, confidence and reflection. In Semester 6 students will be given an opportunity to participate in one of the following: Study Abroad: Students spend the semester abroad studying in one of our partner colleges in Europe, USA, Canada, India or China. Work Placement: Students spend the semester in appropriate work placement, representative of many business sectors. New Venture Initiative: Students set up and run their own business during the semester. They are provided with professional mentoring from the experienced business community in the areas of business planning, marketing and selling, finance and IT. College and Community Project: There are two strands to this option, Teaching and Community. Students taking the Teaching option spend two days a week in college taking classes related to the practice of teaching. The remaining three days are spent in a school setting (Primary or Secondary) teaching and assisting teachers and students. Students taking the Community option also spend two days a week in college taking relevant classes. They then spend the remaining three days working on a community project.

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BB (Hons) with German WD080 BB (Hons) with Chinese WD185

Specialisation Students can specialise in Years 3 and 4 in any one of the following streams: • Marketing • Accounting • Economics and Finance • Management • Human Resource Management John Hume Scholarship Students on this course are entitled to apply for the John Hume Scholarship which is awarded by the combined Waterford Credit Unions to a first year student of the School of Business on the basis of academic and community performance. Career Opportunities A graduate of this degree will be suitable to take up a position at a junior/middle management level in many types of business organisations ranging from small family businesses to multi-national corporations. The degree also prepares graduates for employment in other sectors including the public service and voluntary organisations. Many graduates pursue further professional qualifications in accounting, finance, marketing and human resource management. Graduates of this course who complete a recognised Higher Diploma in Education may apply for positions as teachers in secondary schools. As one of Ireland’s longest running BBS programmes, graduates have reached the top of many organisations. Jobs held by graduates include many Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Human Resource and Marketing Directors. Of course, many graduates run their own successful businesses. Professional Body Exemptions Graduates with a Bachelor of Business (Hons) award are also entitled to exemptions from many of the leading professional accountancy and management bodies including: ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland); ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) & The Marketing Institute of Ireland. Follow on Study Master of Business – Internationalisation Master of Business in Accounting Master of Business -- Master of Business (Marketing) -- Master of Business (Economics and Finance) -- Master of Business (Human Resource Management) -- Master of Business (Management) -- Master of Business (Corporate Administration) -- Master by Research

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better SUBJECTS REQUIRED: WD048 English/Irish OD3/HD3 Mathematics OC3/HD3 WD049 English/Irish OD3/HD3 Mathematics OC3/HD3 French OB3/HD3 WD080 English/Irish OD3/HD3 Mathematics OC3/HD3 German OB3/HD3 WD179 English OD3/HD3 Irish HC3 Mathematics OC3/HD3 WD185 English/Irish OD3/HD3 Mathematics OC3/HD3 A language other than English HC3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: Min points: WD048 WD049 WD080 WD179 WD185

2012 2013 300 290 325 300 305 330 365 400 New New

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dermot Moore, FCCA Email: dmoore@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD048 www.wit.ie/WD049 www.wit.ie/WD080 www.wit.ie/WD179 www.wit.ie/WD185

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Bachelor of Business (Hons) WD048 / WD049 / WD080 / WD179 / WD185

SEMESTER 1

Human Resource Management: Designing and Delivering Training Principles of Employment Law Employment Resourcing

YEAR THREE

WD048 Macroeconomics Marketing Mix Human Resources Management 2 Management Accounting Techniques Probability & Operations Management European Integration in the EU (E) Enterprise (E) Business Law (E) Applied Critical Thinking (E)

Marketing: Consumer Behaviour Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing Research Theory

Economics & Finance: Applied Finance International Trade & Policy Managerial Economics

CHOOSE 1

Language Courses Language Probability & Operations Management Macroeconomics (E) Marketing Mix (E) Human Resources Management 2 (E) Management Accounting Techniques (E) Business Law (E)

“The first two years you’ll touch on almost all areas of business. In third year you get the chance branch off into whichever area you enjoyed the most. You also get the chance to study abroad or go on a work placement. Students on my course have been placed in companies such as State Street, Zurich Insurance and Citi Bank. Many of my friends have gone to Canada, the US, Spain, France and Holland.”

Management: Principles of Organisational Design Quality Management Leadership in Organisations Accounting: Enterprise Software Skills Financial Reporting Company Law 1

SEMESTER 6

CHOOSE 1

SEMESTER 4

Mandatory Modules all streams Quantitative Techniques Business Finance/Financial Management Language (only for language courses)

SEMESTER 5

Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to Marketing Human Resource Management 1 Cost Accounting Introduction to Business Law ICT Skills 2 (WD048 only) Language (only for language courses)

CHOOSE 4

YEAR TWO

Martina Quinn WD048 Bachelor of Business (Hons) (HRM stream)

From Year 3, students specialise in one of the following areas: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Economics & Finance, Management or Accounting

Microeconomics Business & Financial Maths ICT for Business Financial Accounting Organisational Behaviour Professional Oral Communication (WD048 only) Language (only for language courses)

SEMESTER 3

“ I honestly enjoyed every moment of my work placement in the HR Department in Bulmers. The knowledge I gained and the skills I developed will be of great benefit to me in my future career.”

COURSE OUTLINE

Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Statistics ICT Skills 1 Basic Financial Accounting Introduction to Management Professional Written Communication (WD048 only) Language (only for language courses)

SEMESTER 2

YEAR ONE

COURSE OUTLINE

Electives (for WD048 only) Organisational Psychology Environmental Economics Entrepreneurship Development Economics European Union Policy & Process Practical Public Relations The Professional Individual Operations Management Brand Management Auditing Theory Business Research Methods Business Project Management Labour Economics Sports Marketing Work Placement Study Abroad New Venture Initiative College and Community

Adam Roylance WD048 Bachelor of Business (Hons)

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Bachelor of Business (Hons) WD048 / WD049 / WD080 / WD179 / WD185

COURSE OUTLINE

Human Resource Management: Project - minor dissertation Employee Relations Employment & Equality Law

SEMESTER 8

Mandatory Module all streams Corporate Strategy Language (only for language courses) Marketing: Project - minor dissertation Global Strategic Marketing Advertising Management Business Marketing Human Resource Management: Project - minor dissertation Employee Relations Skills Performance Management Strategic HRM

Management: Project - minor dissertation Conflicts and Teams Processes of Organisational Design Accounting: Decision Making Applied Financial Reporting Income Tax

CHOOSE 1

Marketing: Project - minor dissertation Services Marketing International Marketing

Economics & Finance: Capital Markets Economic Policy Issues Financial Economics

Economics & Finance: Open Economy Macroeconomics Investments International Risk Management Research Project (E/F) Financial Data Analysis Management: Project - minor dissertation Team Building & Negotiation Developing Leadership Skills Organisations of the Future Accounting: Performance Measurement Advanced Financial Reporting Applied Finance Taxation

CHOOSE 1

YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER 7

Mandatory Modules all streams MIS and eBusiness Business Strategy Language (only for language courses)

Electives (for WD048 only) Economic Events & Change Supply Chain Management Sponsorship and Event Marketing Psychology for Marketing International Business Social Psychology of Organisations Professional Ethics for Accountants Agricultural Economics Introductory Econometrics Ethical Reasoning for Managers Innovation Forensic Accounting & Fraud Audit Financial Regulation International HRM Managerial Finance Advantage Skills Sustainable Development Behavioural Finance Company Law 2

Electives (for WD048 only) Applied Econometrics Auditing Practice Business Ethics in a Global Society Business & Politics Competition Law Financial Information Analysis Governance & Control Industrial Economics International Management Marketing for Finance Professionals Marketing Research Practice Public Policy Economics Strategic Public Relations Regional Economics Reward Management Small Business Management Social Marketing Managing Diversity International Political Economy French/German/An Ghaeilge/ Chinese

“Economics & Finance is so relevant to the current world situation. I really wanted the tools and knowledge to understand the global crisis and this stream gave me that. Economics has become an everyday topic of conversation and I felt it was important to have a good grasp of the underlying issues and topics that were affecting everyday life. This stream has taught me to analyse information and situations in a critical and methodical way.”

Shona Dubois WD049 Bachelor of Business (Hons) with French (Economics & Finance stream)

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YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 305 300

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, or have an Accounting Technician qualification may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Special Features • The course attracts extensive exemptions from the Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA). • The course is recognised by the Teaching Council for business teaching following subsequent completion of a Higher Diploma in Education. • The course has a number of awards attached to it including the PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship, the Aidan McAvinue prize for taxation, the CPA prize for Financial Accounting and the CIMA prize for Management Accounting.

Follow on Study Master of Business in Accounting, Master of Business or other equivalent masters courses in Ireland or abroad.

Financial Reporting Man. Acc. Decision Making Professional Ethics for Accountants Law for Accountants The Macroeconomic Environment Professional Oral Communication Applied Financial Reporting Performance Measurement Governance & Control Company Law 1 The Global Economy Financial Services Marketing

YEAR THREE

To qualify as a professional accountant the graduate may opt to study for the accountancy examinations of one of the main accounting bodies while working in the accounting area. To qualify as a business teacher graduates must complete a Higher Diploma in Education.

Financial Accounting Management Accounting Techniques Microeconomics Statistics and Mathematics Organisational Behaviour HRM in a Work Context

SEMESTER 5

Career Opportunities Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Accounting may work in business or as trainee accountants or teachers following further study.

SEMESTER 1

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

What is the BA (Hons) in Accounting course? The BA (Hons) in Accounting is a three year degree course that prepares students mainly for careers in accountancy.

Basic Financial Accounting Cost Accounting Principles of Microeconomics Information Technology for Accountants Introduction to Management Professional Written Communication

SEMESTER 2

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OC3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 3

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Accounting? Accounting is a stimulating and challenging business function concerned with the collection, analysis and reporting of information to the owners and managers of a business and other interested parties such as lending institutions and Government.

SEMESTER 4

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Accounting

CHOOSE 1

DURATION: 3 YEARS

SEMESTER 6

8

CHOOSE 1

WD084

YEAR ONE

LEVEL:

YEAR TWO

CODE:

Advanced Management Accounting Business Finance Business Strategy Accounting Information Systems Skills 1 Income Tax Auditing Theory (E) Marketing Environment Analysis (E) Applied Critical Thinking (E) Advanced Financial Accounting Corporate Investment Analysis Corporate Strategy Accounting Information Systems Skills 2 Taxation Auditing Practice (E) Managing the Marketing Mix (E) Skills for Accounting Professionals (E) Company Law 2 (E) E = elective module

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Paul Treacy, BA, ACA Email: ptreacy@wit.ie Tel: 051 845606 Web: www.wit.ie/WD084

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“What I believe really sold WIT to me was the student teacher support which is renowned all over the country. Small classes allow for students to meet lecturers on a daily basis for help, queries, or additional questions. From my own perspective even now in my current postgraduate course Masters in Accounting, that service is invaluable, especially around exam time. The fact the classes remained small and the teaching style remained somewhat unchanged made the transition from secondary school to college a minor detail allowing more time to settle in.”

Aaron Power WD084 BA (Hons) in Accounting

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BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment

“I have really enjoyed my time at Waterford Institute of Technology. The lecturers are friendly, engaging and the classes are small enough so that everybody has an opportunity to be heard and get involved. My degree is in the specialised field of finance and WIT offers various connections with the related industries and will help anybody in their search for future employment. With a wide range of clubs and societies available, I would encourage all students to get involved and participate. I found this to be any easy way to meet lots of people and enhance my overall experience. I feel WIT is the perfect environment for me at the moment and I look forward to continuing my studies here for the foreseeable future.”

David Murphy WD160 BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment

www.wit.ie

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Taxation of Personal Income Capital Markets Quantitative Techniques Principles of Macro Economics Financial Reporting Professional Oral Communication

SEMESTER 4

YEAR ONE

Financial Accounting Microeconomics Fundamentals Business Law Business and Financial Mathematics Advanced Financial IT Skills Business Finance

Corporate Taxation Investments Financial Regulation Applied Finance Business Ethics in a Global Environment Macroeconomics

SEMESTER 5

Follow on Study Master of Business in Economics & Finance Master of Business in Accounting Master of Business, or other equivalent masters courses in Ireland or abroad.

Introduction to Statistics Basic Financial Accounting Principles of Microeconomics Personal Financial Management ICT Skills (Information Technology) Professional Written Communication

Business Research Methods Introductory Econometrics Financial Information Analysis Financial Economics Project Management Free Elective

SEMESTER 6

Special Features • Free Elective: In third year you will be given the opportunity to select any module of your choice Student choice has been a mix of financial modules, language modules and multimedia modules, but choices are not limited to these. • We have developed links with the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, where you can select to sit external financial exams as your elective modules. Not only will you get credit for this in your degree but it gives you an advantage when you move out into the professional workplace.

YEAR TWO

Career Opportunities One of the most important challenges for the continued success of the financial services sector is the required development of specialisation in some areas of financial services, for example, risk management, treasury management and derivatives, mathematical and analytical skills. There is currently a shortage of these specialist skills available and in order to ensure continued success in the industry it is considered imperative that Ireland builds its pool of mathematically literate skill sets as they will be a key enabler to a successful high value financial centre.

LEVEL:

WD160

8

DURATION: 3 YEARS

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

Course Description The BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment is a three year full time academic degree course dedicated to the development of successful finance managers. The course aims to develop the financial skills of its students through a course of analytical, numerical and financial modules as well as placing a significant emphasis on communication skills and teamwork, which are skills vital to the development of good financial managers.

CODE:

Research Project Behavioural Finance International Risk Management Data Analysis Open Economy Macroeconomics

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OC3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 325 325

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Clare Kearney, BSc (Mgmt), FCA Email: ckearney@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD160

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Follow on Study Masters of Business in Marketing Masters in Advertising

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Denis Harris, BComm, MBA Email: dharris@wit.ie Tel: 051 845617 Web: www.wit.ie/WD095

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SEMESTER 1

Work Placement or Study Abroad The work placement or study abroad takes place in Semester 7. It allows students to gain real experience of working in a marketing environment. Companies who have been involved in the placements include: Coca Cola, Aer Lingus, Ben Sherman, Bulmers, Bank of Ireland and Advertising Agencies such as Rothco, Cawley Nea and Youngs. Students can also opt to study abroad in one of WIT’s partner institutions in Europe, Canada or the USA.

SEMESTER 2

Career Opportunities • Advertising • Online Media (Managing company website/ social media/online promotions) • Marketing Research • Brand Management • Sports Sponsorship • Sales & Purchasing • Public Relations

SEMESTER 3

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BA (Hons) in Marketing with Advertising & Online Media? The BA (Hons) in Marketing with Advertising & Online Media is a four year degree course, which prepares students for employment in marketing in the digital age. The first two semesters consist of general marketing and business subjects and then students study the specific marketing, advertising & media subjects from semesters 3-8.

SEMESTER 4

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

Introduction to Advertising ICT for Advertising Introduction to Business Law Direct & Database Marketing Consumer Psychology Marketing Research Theory Advertising Communications Mix Print Media Advertising Commercial Law The Consumer Environment Marketing Research Practice Accounting for Non-Specialists

SEMESTER 5

ADVANCED ENTRY

CHOOSE 1

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 285 290

Marketing Mix Professional Oral Communication The Economic Environment Mathematics eMarketing Organisational Behaviour

Financial Management Digital Media Advertising Advertising Practice Strategic Public Relations Business to Business Marketing Sports Marketing (E) Marketing/Advertising Project (E) Strategic Marketing Management International Marketing Sales Marketing Practice Web Development Skills Advertising Strategy Selling & Sales Management (E) Marketing/Advertising Project 2 (E)

SEMESTER 6

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

What are Advertising & Online Media? Advertising involves developing the right message and selecting the best media to communicate directly with our customers or other groups. There is a direct link between Advertising and Online Media. Many businesses are currently using online media (websites / social media / email marketing / blogs & other web based media) in order to advertise to their customers.

CHOOSE 1

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OC3/HD3

Introduction to Marketing Professional Written Communication Pricing Strategy Statistics ICT Skills 1 Introduction to Management

SEM. 7

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 8

COURSE ENTRY

What is Marketing? Marketing is an important business function that firstly identifies the needs of our customers. We identify these needs by gathering information through market research. Then we design our product or brand and develop the right distribution, price and communications strategy.

Marketing Work Placement Study Abroad

CHOOSE 1

DURATION: 4 YEARS

BA (Hons) in Marketing with Advertising & Online Media

YEAR ONE

8

YEAR TWO

WD095

YEAR THREE

LEVEL:

YEAR FOUR

CODE:

Corporate Strategy Digital Marketing Strategic Brand Management Global Strategic Marketing Advertising Campaign Management Social Marketing (E) Small Business Marketing (E) E = elective module

“ I really like the diversity of the course. Having such a variety of subjects gives you a solid foundation in most business scenarios and keeps the course interesting. It also means you get a chance to see what you are good at and what you might potentially specialise in. It has been particularly comforting to see the course adapt to changes within Industry, reassuring me that my degree will be as relevant when I finish as it was three years ago.”

Seán Woodward WD095 BA (Hons) in Marketing with Advertising & Online Media

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BA (Hons) in International Business

SEMESTER 1

CHOOSE 1

SEMESTER 2

CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1

SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4

YEAR TWO

Tereza Slavova WD134 BA (Hons) in International Business

www.wit.ie

SEMESTER 8

“ As part of my WIT course, I spent a beautiful fall semester in Boston at UMASS (University of Massachusetts) which academically, personally and professionally enriched my life by many unforgettable experiences. I think that this is the best way for people to become respectful of other cultures. I consider this international placement as my lifetime opportunity and I am glad that I got this chance.”

CHOOSE 1

YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER 7

Follow on Study Master of Business - Internationalisation, Master of Business, Master by Research

WD134

8

European Union Introduction Fundamentals of Business Law Human Resource Management 1 Financial Accounts for Non-Specialists Introduction to Marketing The Professional Individual (E) Understanding the Irish (E) Language* (E)

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OC3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 310 315

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Intercultural Business Context International Trade Law 1 Human Resource Management 2 Management Decision Making Marketing Mix Skills for Professional Managers (E) The Global Economy (E) Language* (E) Semester 5 - International Placement 1 Semester 6 - International Placement 2

CHOOSE 1

Career Opportunities • Graduates may join larger firms at junior management level, and then go on to work in several international business functions, including: human resources, export departments, international sales or purchasing & logistics. • Graduates are also very suited to the demands of small and medium-sized enterprises, and to the varied nature of work required of a manager in a smaller firm.

Culture & Society Organisational Behaviour Business and Financial Maths The Macroeconomic Environment ICT for Business Professional Oral Communication (E) Language*(E)

YEAR 3

International Placement In Year 3, semester five and six, our students are required to complete a study placement abroad in a WIT Partner Institute in Europe, USA, Canada, India or China. Generally, classes abroad are in English, irrespective of the country involved.

Introduction to International Business Introduction to Management Introduction to Statistics Economics of the Market ICT Skills 1 Professional Written Communication (E) Language* (E)

CHOOSE 1

Special Features • A multicultural student group, making the classroom a living cultural experience. • A relatively small class group, allows for a very personal college experience. • Although not compulsory, students have the opportunity to study from a range of languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish. Additionally, our students whose first language is not English may take English as a subject throughout the course.

LEVEL:

DURATION: 4 YEARS

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BA (Hons) in International Business course? The BA (Hons) in International Business is a four year course that prepares students to live and work in an international and inter-cultural context. International business describes a wide variety of business areas, such as a firm exporting products and services, dealing with foreign suppliers, operating a factory or a marketing department in another country. Graduates are equipped with a broad range of business skills and knowledge, and importantly, develop the abilities and sensitivities necessary to effectively work and manage in a multicultural world.

CODE:

International Institutions International HRM Supply Chain Management Business Strategy International Trade Law 2 Conflicts & Teams (E) Entrepreneurship (E) Financial Management (E) Integrated Marketing Communications (E) Leadership in Organisations (E) MIS & eBusiness (E) Operations Management (E) Organisational Psychology (E) Language* (E) International Management International Political Economy Business Ethics in a Global Society Global Strategic Marketing Corporate Strategy Competition Law (E) International Economy (E) International Marketing Communications(E) Managing Diversity (E) Sustainable Development (E) Team Building & Negotiation (E) Language* (E) E = Elective *Language = French/German/Italian/Spanish/English

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: James Redmond, BBS, MBS, ACMA Email: jredmond@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD134

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ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Career Opportunities Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will find work in • trainee management • junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors Special Features • The applied nature of the course means you can undertake tasks and assignments similar to those worked on in industry and commerce. • Completion of this course entitles students to the following professional body exemptions: -- Examinations F1, F2, and F3 of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). -- Examinations C01 to C05 inclusive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Follow on Study Honours degree courses within the School of Business, in particular the Bachelor of Business (Hons) (level 8).

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Fiona Ryan, BBS (Economics &

SEMESTER 1

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 205 200

SEMESTER 2

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Business Learning & Practice Management Introduction to Microeconomics Fundamentals of Accounting Applied ICT Skills 1 (Information Technology) Professional Written Communication Mathematics Professional Oral Communication Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Macroeconomics Fundmentals of Marketing Accounts Analysis

SEMESTER 3

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Statistics Managing Human Resources 1 Law 1 Management Accounting 1 Microeconomics for Business Enterprise Skills

SEMESTER 4

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

Course Description The Bachelor of Business is a three year ab initio degree that provides students with specialised knowledge across a wide range of business areas. The degree focuses on developing student knowledge in critical areas of business studies in conjunction with developing interpersonal and communication skills that are necessary in today’s business environment. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business degree will have a range of skills and competencies that will allow them to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace.

Marketing Mix Decisions Managing Human Resources 2 Law 2 Management Accounting 2 Macroeconomics for Business Applied ICT Skills 2 (Information Technology)

SEMESTER 5

COURSE ENTRY

Bachelor of Business

Finance for Business Ireland in the European Union International Business: An Introduction Managing for Professionals Applied Marketing Research Management Science

SEMESTER 6

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR ONE

WD159

YEAR TWO

LEVEL:

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Managerial Accounting Employee Relations and HRM Managing Business Ethics Economics for Business Project Management Leadership Skills for Managers

“WIT provides close knit classes that strive to perform to the best of it’s ability mainly due to lecturers that are recognised world wide in their fields along with the interaction with their students. The Institute is growing year by year as a greater choice of topics and subjects are introduced and as a result is attracting vast numbers, also the social life, clubs & societies and many more facilities such as the their new sports center at Carriganore which is being used for the sporting excellence for institutes and universities all over Ireland are all benchmarks for other colleges to follow. After completing my ordinary degree I wish to follow on my studies in Waterford and complete both honours and masters in business studies.”

Noel Connors WD159 Bachelor of Business

Finance), MBSI

Email: feaderyan@wit.ie Tel: 051 834085 Web: www.wit.ie/WD159

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BSc in Retail Management

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Statistics Managing Human Resources 1 Law 1 Management Accounting 1 Microeconomics for Business Enterprise

SEMESTER 4

Mathematics Professional Oral Communication Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Macroeconomics Retail Marketing Accounts Analysis

Marketing Mix Decisions Managing Human Resources 2 Law 2 Brand and Category Management Macroeconomics for Business Applied ICT Skills 2

SEMESTER 5

Business Learning and Practice Professional Written Communication Managing the Retail Organisation Introduction to Microeconomics Applied ICT Skills 1 Fundamentals of Accounting

Retail Work Placement Retail Work Placement Log Study Abroad Study Abroad Log

SEMESTER 6

YEAR TWO

YEAR ONE

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

Special Features • Our BSc in Retail Management programme is the ideal course of study for any individual who is wishes to pursue a career in the retail sector. • The applied nature of the programme means you undertake tasks and assignments similar to those worked on in the retail sector. • The Business Learning and Practice module in first year is specifically designed to assist your transition to college life. • The work placement option in semester 5 allows you to gain real experience working in a retail environment. Each student will be required to keep a log of his or her work-related experience and produce an applied research project as part of this placement. • The study abroad option in semester 5 gives students an opportunity to spend the semester studying in one of our partner colleges in Europe, North America or Canada • Students on Year 3 this programme are entitled to apply for the Willie Fanning Bursary which is awarded by the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund to support students during their work placement.

LEVEL:

WD184

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

Retailing is a global, growth industry that provides challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Retail management is the achievement of company goals through effective and efficient planning, leadership, organisation and control of internal resources. What is the BSc in Retail Management? The BSc in Retail Management is a full-time three year degree course, combining class-based training with practical assignments. Throughout the course, students study general business theory and practice along with key areas relating to retail management, specifically: Retail Marketing, Brand and Category Management, International Retailing and Sales and Merchandising.

CODE:

International Retailing Employee Relations and HRM Managing Business Ethics Sales and Merchandising Project Management Leadership Skills for Managers

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: New 205

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Career Opportunities • Graduates often pursue lead, supervisory, or management positions at the retail store level, or specialist/analyst positions within a retail department or corporate headquarters such as: Category Management, Buying and Merchandising, Key Account Management and Sales/Marketing positions • General Retail Management • Business ownership Follow on Study Bachelor of Business (Hons)

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Fiona Fleming MMII, MBA, BA, HDip in Ed.

Phone: 051 302066 Email: ffleming@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD184

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REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 200 200

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

The Higher Certificate in Business Studies is a flexible two year course culminating in a widely recognised and highly regarded qualification. On successful completion of this course, students will have gained relevant business skills that they can apply in their future career. They will have deepened their understanding of how business operates. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business will find work in • trainee management • junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors • The qualification also allows students to progress to other academic courses Special Features • The applied nature of the teaching affords you the opportunity to put your learning into practice. This is done through the use of case studies from real businesses and through the examination of real business problems. • Completion of this course entitles students to the following professional body exemptions: -- Examinations F1, F2, and F3 of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). -- Examinations C01 to C05 inclusive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Follow on Study Graduates with a Higher Certificate in Business can transfer to all Degree courses in the School of Business at WIT including Bachelor of Business (Hons), Bachelor of Business, BA (Hons) in Accounting, BSc in Retail Management and International Financial Services.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Anne Sweeney, BBS, MBS, MCIPD Email: asweeney@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD003

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COURSE OUTLINE SEMESTER 1

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the Higher Certificate in Business? The Higher Certificate in Business offers a wide range of business-related subjects including Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management. A course in Business Studies provides students with the essential skills and practical knowledge required to facilitate success in any business situation.

SEMESTER 2

COURSE ENTRY

Higher Certificate in Business

SEMESTER 3

6

DURATION: 2 YEARS

SEMESTER 4

WD003

YEAR ONE

LEVEL:

YEAR TWO

CODE:

Business Learning & Practice Management Introduction to Microeconomics Fundamentals of Accounting Applied ICT Skills 1 Professional Written Communication Mathematics Professional Oral Communication Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Macroeconomics Fundamentals of Marketing Accounts Analysis Statistics Managing Human Resources 1 Law 1 Management Accounting 1 Microeconomics for Business Enterprise Skills Marketing Mix Decisions Managing Human Resources 2 Law 2 Management Accounting 2 Macroeconomics for Business Applied ICT Skills 2

“I thoroughly enjoyed all of my time at undergraduate level in WIT and my years spent in the HCBS were a major part of that. I feel that the HCBS gave me the strong foundation needed both academically and socially to progress further in WIT and also into my career going forward. The interpersonal relationships between students and lecturers are very strong as the lecturers are very approachable and helped me with any problems. The HCBS encompasses a broad range of business subjects which gave me many different options to pursue before I went down my own chosen career path. Upon completion of the HCBS I moved onto the ordinary and honours degrees in general business and then my masters in business management. I am continuing my education in the form of research in WIT in the hope of gaining a PhD.”

Sean McGee WD003 Higher Certificate in Business

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www.wit.ie/engineering

School of Engineering Department of ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Head of School

Head: Albert Byrne, BSc, MSc WD010 WD031 WD026 WD086 WD011 WD032 WD036 WD085 WD040 WD059 WD171 WD182

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering BEng in Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering BEng in Manufacturing Engineering BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering BEng in Building Services Engineering BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering BEng in Electrical Engineering

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Department of CONSTUCTION & CIVIL ENGINEERING BEng in Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering

Claire Fitzpatrick, School Administrator Tel: 051 306160 Email: cmfitzpatrick@wit.ie School fax no: 051 302666

Departmental Secretaries

Catriona Carroll, Engineering Technology Tel: 051 302613 Email: cbcarroll@wit.ie Alison Ryan, Construction & Civil Engineering Tel: 051 845512 Email: aeryan@wit.ie Jennifer Coade, Architecture Tel: 051 302035 Email: jcoade@wit.ie

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Department of ARCHITECTURE Head: Máire Henry, BArch (Hons), MBA, MRIAI WD094 WD092 WD144 WD189

BSc in Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) BSc in Applied Conservation Skills

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LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 215 205

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is Electronic Engineering? Common electronic systems include applications like mobile phones, sound and vision systems, computer and information technology, automation and machine control, robotics and biomedical engineering. Increasingly, embedded software is a vital element in modern electronics. Electronic engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application of electronic devices, circuits and systems. What is the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering course? The Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics is a two year course, which prepares students for employment and/or further education in the area of electronic engineering. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering find work in the following areas: • Assembly, testing and troubleshooting of electronic equipment • Operation and servicing of electronic equipment • Technical sales and technical support • Hardware and software applications Follow on Study BEng in Electronic Engineering - WD031

COURSE OUTLINE SEMESTER 1

COURSE ENTRY

YEAR ONE

DURATION: 2 YEARS

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering

Electronic Devices and Theory Engineering Science Electrical Science 1 Fundamental Engineering Maths Learning Skills Electronics Technology

SEMESTER 2

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Discrete Active Circuits Combinational Digital Systems Electrical Science 2 Introductory Calculus Computer Aided Engineering Electronics Project

SEMESTER 3

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Operational Amplifiers & Applications Sequential Digital Systems Telecommunications Fundamentals Further Calculus and Probability Electronic Systems 1 Introduction to HLL Programming

SEMESTER 4

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Electronic Power Circuits Programmable Digital Systems Telecommunication Systems Linear Algebra and ODE’s Electronic Systems 2 Control Systems

Special Features of the Course There is a strong emphasis on practical work in the course and there is a project element in each semester where students construct and test electronic circuits. There is also hardware and software integration in some of these projects.

“I have just completed the Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering. As a mature student going to college I did not find it as difficult to adapt as I had expected. The course was excellent with interesting project work that encompassed the electronics theory taught through the year. Learning how to build circuits using the new found skills gives a sense of acheivement. I would be aiming to go further with the degree course and would encourage any of you with an interest in electronics and circuitry and how things work, to consider starting with this course.”

Peter McGorry WD010 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Martin Hayes Email: mhayes@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD010

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BEng in Electronic Engineering

Career Opportunities Graduates of the Bachelor of Electronic Engineering Degree will find work in the following areas: • Telecommunications (e.g. Nokia, Ericssons) • Microprocessor manufacture (e.g. Intel) • Field service engineering (e.g. Siemens) • Automotive Electronics • Software development C/C++/JAVA • Technical sales Follow on Study BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics - WD026

SEMESTER 1

Embedded Systems Project Embedded HLL Programming Industrial Measurement Math.Transform Methods Computer Interfacing Embedded Arm Development

SEMESTER 2

What is the BEng in Electronic Engineering course? The BEng in Electronics is a one year follow-on course from the Higher Certificate, which prepares students for employment and/or further education in the area of electronic engineering.

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What is Electronic Engineering? Common electronic systems include applications like mobile phones, sound and vision systems, computer and information technology, automation and machine control, robotics and biomedical engineering. Electronic engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application of electronic devices, circuits and systems.

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Embedded Project Application Embedded Software and RTOS Industrial Instrumentation Linear/Fourier Analysis Computer Networking Embedded Systems Design

Project Work There is a strong emphasis on project work in the course. Students design, construct and test embedded electronic applications.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Those who qualify for entry to this course are: • Holders of a Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering • Holders of equivalent qualifications and/or experience, subject to interview TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Example project application areas include Robotics, Automotive Electronics, Telecommunications, Sensors & Interfacing to Mobile Phones and WWW. The BEng has a strong embedded electronic, software and instrumentation emphasis.

“I am presently studying BEng in Electronic Engineering having previously completed a Higher Certificate, graduating with a first class honours. I am planning to continue studying the BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics. In WIT there is a strong influence on preparing students for employment in the engineering world. This leads to a strong understanding of the way companies work and the way projects are undertaken and completed. I have found the lecturers to be extremely helpful, providing me with a good technical background for the course, which I then used for the group project, BENGIE. BENGIE is a robot that students built from the base up, designing the hardware and the software for all of its functions, which gave me first hand experience in team based engineering.”

Cathal Deehy-Power WD031 BEng in Electronic Engineering

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Jason Berry Email: jberry@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD031

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REQUIREMENTS: Students who have completed the BEng in Electronic Engineering or equivalent can apply for this course. Please note that reaching the minimum requirements will not guarantee a place on this course. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics? The BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics is an exciting two year add-on degree course, which prepares students for careers that are both financially and intellectually rewarding. The course covers a broad range of areas: computer hardware and software, communication technologies, signal processing, marketing and management, project and industrial placement. Career Opportunities Career opportunities for graduates of this course exist as electronics engineers in various areas: • Telecommunications • Software and Computer industry • Research and development • Electronic and IC design • Production • Test/maintenance, and control/automation departments.

COURSE OUTLINE SEMESTER 1

COURSE ENTRY

What is electronics? From computers to mobile phones, electronics is the technology that touches all aspects of our lives. Electronics is about creating microchip devices for sensing, processing, storing, and transmitting information.

SEMESTER 2

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY

BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics

Telecommunications Control Systems Topics in Engineering Maths Analogue Circuit Design Semiconductor Technology Embedded Software Development

Industrial Studies & Placement

SEMESTER 3

DURATION: 2 YEAR ADD-ON

Data Communications Signals & Systems Marketing & Management Embedded Processing Wireless Communication Theory Project Specification

SEMESTER 4

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DSP Fundamentals Applied Embedded OSs Embedded Systems Design Enterprise Studies Telecommunications Application Project Implementation

Examples of companies employing past graduates are: • Intel • Honeywell • Ericsson • Dell • Analog Devices • Bausch & Lomb • EMC Industrial Placement A company placement programme takes place in the first year of the course from February to September to provide students with a real experience of the working environment. Past companies who have been involved in industrial placement includes: Intel, Ericsson, Analog Devices, Honeywell, ESB, and many more. Follow on Study MEng in Electronic Engineering Masters by Research

“I completed a National Cert and a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering, and following this transferred into the BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics. Having successfully completed a seven month work placement in Intel, I was offered a permanent job during my final year and now am a full-time employee of Intel Ireland. My time in WIT was thoroughly enjoyable. The lecturers were always extremely helpful and approachable. The wide range of engineering subjects and practical applications were beneficial to me in gaining a wide range of knowledge, allowing for development into any number of disciplines.”

INFORMATION:

Carol Burke WD026 BSc (Hons) in Applied Electronics

COURSE LEADER: Mohamed Medjaou Email: mmedjaou@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD026

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BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering What is the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering? The BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering is a four year degree course which prepares students for employment in the electronics industry. This course is recognised by Engineers Ireland (EI).

SEMESTER 1

Project 1 Microcomputer Hardware Theory & Applications of DSP Data Communications (E) IC Design (E) Applied Electromagnetism (E) Telecommunications Engineering (E)

Sohail Muhammad WD086 BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering

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Industrial Studies Industrial Placement

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“In my personal opinion, the biggest advantage available to engineering students here at WIT, is that all lecturers are experienced in their field and are up-to-date with the latest technology available in the industry. They are very pleasant, kind and eager to meet student expectations, extremely helpful, and ready to build on whatever level of knowledge a student may have. I think this is extremely important from the student’s perspective as all students do not have the same level of technical knowledge on entering the course. The support from lecturers and the WIT admin staff towards students is phenomenal.”

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COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: HC3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 355 350

ADVANCEDENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Analogue Control Advanced Engineering Maths Data Structures & Algorithms Semiconductor Fundamentals Electromagnetic Fields & Waves Telecommunications 3

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SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4

Analogue Electronic Circuits 3 Digital Systems Sensors, Fields & Filters Telecommunications 2 Maths Advances Calculus Object Oriented Programming

SEMESTER 5

YEAR TWO

Analogue Electronic Circuits 2 Finite State Machines Electric Circuit Theory Telecommunications 1 Maths Ordinary Differential Equations Advanced Programming Concepts

YEAR FOUR

Follow on Study MEng in Electronic Engineering Research Opportunities Some recent graduates are pursuing Masters and PhD level research in Ireland and abroad.

YEAR THREE

Companies which have taken students in the past include ABB, Abbott, Analog Devices, Bausch & Lomb, Braun, Datapac, EMC, Ericsson, ESB, GEA Automation, Honeywell, Howmedica, Intel, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Kromberg & Schubert, Lasercut Engineering, Measurex, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Sanmina - SCI and Schering Plough.

Analogue Electronic Circuits 1 Sequential Logic AC Circuit Theory Physics 2 Maths Calculus Introduction to Programming Concepts

SEMESTER 6

Industrial Studies and Placement The placement occurs in an electronics company from mid-February to mid-August. Prior to going on placement, there is an intensive course on Health & Safety, Resource Management and Ethics in Engineering.

Analogue Electronic Devices Combinational Logic DC Circuit Analysis Physics 1 Engineering Maths Learning Skills

SEMESTER 7

Career Opportunities Graduates of the BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering may find employment in the following areas: • Electronics Design • Control Engineering • Research & Development • Test and Measurement • Teaching • Technical Support • Electronic Sales

COURSE OUTLINE

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Project 2 Microcomputer Software Real-time DSP Imp Digital Comm Analysis (E) Semiconductor Devices (E) Antennas & Radio Wave Prop (E) Applied Embedded Operating Systems (E) Digital Control (E) (E) Elective Module

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Fergal O’Hanlon Email: fohanlon@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD086

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LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 205 200

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is Mechanical Engineering? Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of machinery and tools. Mechanical engineers use applied maths and science to design a wide range of machines, from domestic household appliances to sophisticated machines such as aircraft and automobiles. What is the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering course? The Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a two year full-time course. Course graduates are trained in many engineering disciplines including Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, CAD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Automotive Technology. Career Opportunities • Plant operation and maintenance • CAD/ Drawing Office • CNC Programmer • Manufacturing Engineering Support • Assistant Design Engineer • Technical Sales Person Industrial Visits To reflect the practical nature of mechanical engineering, the course contains a number of laboratory classes. These include Workshop, Automation, Materials, Science and Automotive laboratories. In addition industrial visits and field trips are used to enhance the learning experience.

COURSE OUTLINE SEMESTER 1

COURSE ENTRY

YEAR ONE

DURATION: 2 YEARS

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Technology Learning Skills Workshop 1 Machine Systems Materials Technology 1 Fundamental Engineering Maths

SEMESTER 2

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Production Technology 1 Engineering Drawing / CAD Mechanical Science Engineering Science Introductory Calculus Machine Control & Assembly

SEMESTER 3

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Mathematical Methods Engineering Drawing / Design Applied Computing Materials Technology 2 Production Plant Workshop 2

SEMESTER 4

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Calculus Electronics & Control Power Systems Production Technology 2 Engineering Design Analysis Project

Follow on Study BEng in Manufacturing Engineering - WD032 BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering - WD085

“I applied for this course because of my keen interest in the design of machinery. Studying at Waterford Institute of Technology has been a great experience for me, I have made some great friends here. I especially enjoyed the practical side to the course where I have achieved great skills. The lecturers in WIT are really helpful they have given me great support in the last two years. One of the great benefits of this course is the option to continue on to the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering course which I intend to do.“

Cliodhna O’Neill WD011 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Paul Allen Email: pallen@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD011

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Career Opportunities • Process Engineers • Production Engineers • Automation Specialists Follow on Study BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering - WD036

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COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 2

What is the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering Course? This one year add-on course is designed to give students the basic knowledge and tools to enable them to work in a manufacturing environment with particular emphasis on automation and control of machines and processes. The topics include robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLC), design, transducers and operations management.

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Engineering Design Process Manufacturing Technology Mechatronics 1 Operations Management Differential Equations Project 1 Engineering Design Operation Mechatronics 2 Process Control Robotics & Materials Handling Dynamics & Control Project 2

Special Feature - Project The main project contributes to the students’ learning and development and is also the most enjoyable feature of this course. This is so because all the projects deal with ‘real’ problems and every project has a client who needs the results. The method by which the project objectives are achieved is not known in advance and is therefore developed by the students, in conjunction with their supervisor and client.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have successfully completed a Higher Certificate in Engineering in one of the following disciplines: • Mechanical Engineering • Production Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering • Any qualification considered equivalent by the course board. Please note that reaching the minimum requirements will not guarantee a place on this course. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

“After graduating I started working for DePuy Ireland (a Johnson & Johnson company). DePuy designs, manufactures and distributes orthopedic devices and supplies including hip, knee, extremity, trauma, orthobiologics, and operating-room products which are manufactured in line with the highest quality standards within a regulated environment. I work as a Manufacturing Engineer in the foundry, where we produce over 5000 implants per week using an investment casting process, which makes life at DePuy a challenging place to work. Luckily my time in WIT helped prepare me to meet challenges in this line of work. I especially think the practical project work students undertake alongside the classwork, provides graduates from this course with a real understanding of what they will end up working with in industry.”

Kenny Williamson BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Lorraine Roche Email: lroche@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD032

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students who complete the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering or its equivalent may apply for admission. Please note that reaching the minimum requirements will not guarantee a place on this course. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering What is Manufacturing Engineering? Manufacturing Engineering involves the use of computer systems to design products, plan production, control operations and perform the various businessrelated functions needed in a manufacturing firm and their incorporation into an integrated computer system. What is the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering course? The BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering is a one year follow-on course for graduates of the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering. The course prepares students to work with the latest computer-based technologies associated with modern manufacturing practice. Career Opportunities Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering have found employment in the following areas: • Process development and automation • Plant specification • Equipment commissioning • Manufacturing and engineering management • Resource planning • Project control.

COURSE OUTLINE SEMESTER 1

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Software Engineering CAE Advanced Manufacturing Process Control Process Technology Project 1

SEMESTER 2

WD036

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Networks & Facility Simulation Process Evaluation Operations Management Design for Manufacture Manufacturing Technology Project 2

Projects Projects form a very enjoyable part of the course where students have the freedom to genuinely express themselves. Many of the projects undertaken have developed into postgraduate research projects and a number of final-year students have presented their work in published papers at international conferences.

Gaining employment with many diverse organisations including: Allied Signal, Bausch & Lomb, Bulmers, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Turnex, Wyeths, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson. Follow on Study Graduates achieving an honours degree on this course may apply for MSc or PhD degree courses in WIT or elsewhere. Field Trips Industrial visits and field trips form part of this course. Presentations from past graduates and industrial visitors are a regular feature.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Liam O’Shea Email: loshea@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD036

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“During my four years in WIT I have met some very interesting people who were unique and different. This has helped to make me more open-minded which will be very helpful for future development. During this time I have been involved in several projects, from the development of a perpetual motion machine in the Higher Cert, nano-technological research in Bachelor degree to the development of a methodology based on Six Sigma in my BSc honours degree. I am currently applying for the master degree by research in the nanotechnology field for the nanotechnology research group in WIT lead by Joe O’Mahony. The Manufacturing Engineering course is very interesting, helped me grow as a person and opens up a wide range of possible positions in the job market.”

Lukas Birkus WD036 BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering

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BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering What is Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering? This is a broad area focusing on the design and development of products and processes. Mechanical engineering has a strong product and equipment design element, while manufacturing engineering analyses the processes and systems required to produce goods.

Field Trips Industrial visits are an integral part of the course, providing the students with examples of authentic applications of course material. Other events, such as visiting lecturers or Engineering Society trips, occur on a regular basis.

“Engineering is known to be a difficult yet rewarding career path and after choosing to study this in WIT I found that the reward begins with less of the difficulty. The course had such a broad spectrum of modules, a variety of software packages and industrial placement. This placement gave me a chance to apply all the techniques I have learned, and gave me a real flavour for what life after college can be like. The strong focus on management in the final year just shows the standard that the course is at, as it aims to produce engineering managers who can be adaptable into any field.”

Emily Watson WD085 BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

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YEAR ONE YEAR FOUR

Students have been previously placed in Bausch & Lomb (Waterford), Honeywell (Waterford), Intel (Leixlip), Janssen Pharmaceutical (Cork), Lasercut Engineering (Shannon), Schering-Plough (Wicklow), and Stryker (Cork).

Computer-aided Design Thermodynamics Manufacturing Technology 2 Production Systems Advanced Calculus Electronic Engineering Quality Management Industrial Power Systems Mechanics of Materials Dynamics & Vibrations Enterprise Resource Management Fluid Mechanics

SEMESTER 6

Industrial Placement Industrial placement takes place in semester 6, which can be up to six months duration (March - September). These placements have been very successful at providing a perspective on the broad variety of material that they have covered in the course.

YEAR THREE

Follow on Study Graduates of this course are eligible to proceed to postgraduate courses in WIT and other colleges.

Introductory Calculus Electrical Science Manufacturing Technology 1 Engineering Mechanics Computer Aided Draughting Manufacturing Systems Electrical Engineering Mathematical Methods Engineering Design Applied Mechanics Engineering Computing Materials 2

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COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OB3/HD3 HC3 or bettter in a laboratory science or technological subject compensates for not making the required grade in Maths (OB3/ HD3)

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 280 290

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Industrial Studies Industrial Placement

SEMESTER 7

Past Graduates are employed in a variety of companies including: Bausch & Lomb, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mercury Engineering, Radley Engineering and abroad.

Fundamental Engineering Maths Physics Materials 1 Mechanical Systems Engineering Drawing Thinking & Learning Skills

Heat and Mass Transfer FEA & Design Tools Manufacturing Facilities Facility Simulation & Reliability Operations Strategy Project 1

SEMESTER 8

Career Opportunities Graduates of the course may find work in the following areas: • Process Design and Improvement • Enterprise Resource Management • Product Design & Development • Manufacturing Engineering • Quality Management

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COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

What is the BEng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering course? This is a four year honours degree, which prepares students for employment in a very broad range of engineering situations.

CODE:

Advanced Materials & Process Selection Process Control Supply Chain Management Energy Conversion Applied Fluid Mechanics Project 2

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Jim Lawlor Email: jlawlor@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD085

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LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 200 200

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What are Building Services Engineers? Building Services Engineers deal with the design, installation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems within buildings. These systems include heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, energy management, water supply, drainage, fire prevention, lighting, electrical supply and control. They also deal with renewable energy technologies and determine the energy performance of buildings.

COURSE OUTLINE

What is the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering Course? This is a two year certificate course, which prepares students for employment in the engineering sector at technician level. Career Opportunities • Design and Consulting engineers • Building Services contractors • Facilities Management • Energy Management • Technical sales Follow on Study BEng in Building Services Engineering - WD059

SEMESTER 1

COURSE ENTRY

Heating & Water Services Mechanical Services Drawing Static Systems Fundamental Engineering Maths Construction Technology Learning Skills

SEMESTER 2

DURATION: 2 YEARS

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering

Mechanical Building Services Computer Aided Draughting [2D] Plant Dynamics Introductory Calculus Electrical Systems Heat & Energy

SEMESTER 3

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Hydronic Systems Building Services Management Computer Services Design Applied Thermodynamics Mathematical Methods Computing

SEMESTER 4

WD040

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Air Systems Electrical Building Services Acoustics & Lighting Mechanical Services Design Building Services Project Calculus

Site Visits/Design Project There are regular site visits throughout the course to see building services systems, such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, being installed in a variety of different building types. The students undertake a project in second year to design the services required for a modern commercial building.

“As a qualified Electrician, I was one of the many thousands who suffered from the downturn of the economic boom in the construction industry. I then decided to take the plunge and go back to third level education and after carefully deliberating over the numerous courses available through the CAO, I chose the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering in WIT.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Allan Griffiths Email: agriffiths@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD040

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I decided to choose this course since as it is “building services engineering” it does not necessarily mean that the working opportunities available once graduated, will depend on the amount of construction of new buildings happening at the time as the course covers many sectors, such as the continuous maintenance of existing building services; for example HVAC systems, lighting systems etc. and many more while it still provided me with the relevant training to work on new building designs should the opportunity ever arise.”

Paul Pembroke WD040 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Career Opportunities • Building Services Engineering Consultancies • Building Services Engineering Contracting companies • Commissioning of heating, ventilation and airconditioning systems

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BEng in Building Services Engineering course? The BEng in Building Services Engineering is a one year add-on degree course for graduates of the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services. This course prepares students for employment in the mechanical services engineering arena.

Mathematics Heating Systems Air-Conditioning Systems Building Services Control Computer Applications Building Services Project Heating Plant & Cooling Plant Building Performance & Energy Building Energy Management Design & Draughting Project Building Services Management

Follow on Study BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering Site Visits Site visits take place during the course to see heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in buildings. This practical approach allows students to see these systems first hand before entering the workplace.

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have successfully completed a Higher Certificate in Engineering in one of the following disciplines: • Mechanical Engineering • Production Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering • Any qualification considered equivalent by the course board. Please note that reaching the minimum requirements will not guarantee a place on this course. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

“Having been a carpenter for 10 years, I returned to college during the economic downturn to improve my career prospects. Going back to college was a bit daunting but the lecturers and student support office were very helpful with any queries I had about extra tuition, study skills, how to use the library databases and about fees. College life takes discipline, lots of hours of study. I definitely gained time management skills in order to meet assignment deadlines! The social life is excellent with pre-arranged nights out, a variety of clubs and societies to get involved with and a well-equipped gym on campus. When I graduated from the BEng I went onto study the honours degree in renewable & sustainable energy. My overall experience of studying at WIT was a positive one and will help me in the years to come to build a rewarding career as an Engineer.”

James Prendergast WD059 BEng in Building Services Engineering

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INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Tom O’Brien Email: tobrien@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD059

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Industrial Placement In year three, students go on industrial placement for up to six months. This gives the students a taste of what professional practice is all about, how the industry operates and how theoretical knowledge is applied in practice. It also generates industrial links between WIT and the engineering industry in Ireland and abroad. Career Opportunities Graduates from this course will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career within the energy sector either in Ireland or abroad. They may find employment as: • An energy manager/consultant for existing building stock • Facilities manager • Construction industry low energy design professional • A specialist in the production and power generation, and energy recovery • Building Energy Assessor Follow on Study Graduates from the course are eligible to proceed to taught and research postgraduate programmes in WIT and other colleges.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Colm Tynan Email: ctynan@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD171

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

SEMESTER 3

ADVANCED ENTRY

The first two years of the course are designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of maths, engineering, science and technology that underpin the study of engineering in general and equip them with the knowledge required to undertake a more specific study of engineering in relation to sustainable energy in years three and four.

SEMESTER 4

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 300 290

Mathematical Methods Fluids Building Energy Design Tools Mechanical Plant Technology Heat Transfer in Buildings Materials for Sustainable Design Advanced Calculus Building Services Design Software Building Performance & Energy Thermodynamics Electrical Plant Technology Energy Design Project

SEMESTER 5

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

It is a four year undergraduate course with first year entry open to school leavers or others who meet the required entry standards. Students who pursue other engineering courses at WIT, or another third level institution, at ordinary degree level or equivalent, may apply to transfer onto this course at the third year stage.

Statistics for Scientists Intro to Construction Law Energy Policy & Legislation Lighting & Daylighting Design Sustainable Heat and Power Generation Elective Module

SEMESTER 6

HC3 or better in a laboratory science or technological subject compensates for not making the required grade in Maths (OB3/ HC3)

Fundamentals Engineering Maths Sustainable Energy & Engineering Science 1 Intro to Graphics Construction Technology Intro to Building Services Learning Skills/Communications Introductory Calculus Intro to Energy & the Environment Building Services CAD 1 Sustainable Energy & Engineering Science 2 Mechanical Systems Fabrication Technology

Research Methods BER Dwellings Dynamic Thermal Simulation Industrial Placement / Energy Surveying

SEMESTER 7

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OB3/HC3

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 8

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering? The BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering course is dedicated to investigating energy and its uses in areas such as sustainable low energy building design, building energy performance and analysis, energy production, low and zero carbon heat and power generation technologies, and energy policy and legislation.

YEAR ONE

COURSE ENTRY

BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering

YEAR TWO

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YEAR THREE

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Dissertation Project & Corporate Management BER Comm & Services Simulation Control of Energy Systems Passive Building Design Strategies Elective Module Professional Practice Dissertation Energy Management of Buildings Feasibility Project Sustainable Energy Recovery & Utilisation Advanced Heat Transfer & Thermal Imaging

“ This course has provided me with an excellent knowledge of both engineering and energy usage. The lecturers have been excellent in helping me gain an understanding of subjects such as building services, engineering science and practical classes such as fabrication technology and CAD. There is a good balance between practical and theory which keeps the course interesting. With energy becoming so important in the modern world I feel this course will provide me with a wide range of job opportunities after college.”

Clodagh Dunphy WD171 BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering

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BEng in Electrical Engineering

Special Features/Placement Students will undertake a number of project modules, which will be industry supported and driven and will prepare the student for working as part of an engineering team in industry.

SEMESTER 1

YEAR ONE

SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

YEAR TWO

Introductory Calculus Electrical Science 2 Discrete Active Circuits Electrical Engineering 1 Computer Aided Electrical Engineering 2 Electrical Workshop Further Calculus & Probability Engineering Software Tools Instrumentation & Measurement Electrical Engineering 2 Security Systems Design Applied Electrical Engineering Project

SEMESTER 4

The first year of the course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of maths, engineering science and technology that underpin the study of engineering. It will equip students with the knowledge required to undertake a more specific study of engineering in relation to electrical engineering in years two and three.

Fundamental Engineering Maths Electrical Science 1 Electronic Devices & Theory Engineering Science 1 Computer Aided Electrical Engineering 1 Learning Skills / Communications

Linear Algebra & ODEs Building Services Robotics & Control Electrical Machines Power Systems Electrical Control Project

SEMESTER 5

What is the BEng in Electrical Engineering? This course is a three year level 7 degree in Electrical Engineering. The course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production, renewable technologies and energy policy and legislation.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

Electrical engineering supplies us with the ability to harness electricity which has transformed our lives. It gives us light, heat, communication systems and comfort. Electrical engineers create and design products and information systems using scientific principles combined with problem-solving and innovation.

LEVEL:

WD182

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DURATION: 3 YEARS

Maths Transform Methods Mechatronics 1 Industrial Electronics Electrical Services Design Electrical Power Engineering Electrical Engineering Project 1

SEMESTER 6

What is Electrical Engineering? Electrical engineering is concerned with the basic forms of energy that run our world. Whether it’s gas, hydro, turbine, fuel cell, solar, geothermal or wind energy, electrical engineers deal with distributing these energies from their sources to our homes, factories, offices, hospitals and schools. Electrical engineering also involves the exciting fields of electronics and information technology.

CODE:

Linear & Fourier Analysis Lighting & Daylight Design Industrial Automation Sustainable Heat & Power Generation Engineering Management & Enterprise Electrical Engineering Project 2

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 200 200

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Career Opportunities Graduates from this course may find employment in fields such as: • Pharmaceutical Industry • Medical Technology • Manufacturing Engineering • Power Generation • Renewable Energies • Electrical Contracting Filing roles such as: • Electrical Technician • Maintenance Technician • Field Service Engineer • Electrical Services Engineer Follow on Study Transfers are possible onto other courses subject to pre-requisite modules and material covered, within WIT or other education institutions. For example, WD036 BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering, at WIT.

“As an Electrician returning to full time education it was always going to be a challenge to me however the help that I received from the lecturers involved was hugely beneficial. The course itself is demanding however it is very well balanced between theory and practical work which is very enjoyable. The opportunities open to me from this course are extensive and you will get out of it what you put in.”

Stephen Gough WD182 BEng in Electrical Engineering

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RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 205 200

ADVANCED ENTRY

Career Opportunities Civil Engineering technicians find employment with: • Local authorities • Civil engineering contractors • Consulting engineers • Government departments

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Follow on Study BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering - WD178

YEAR THREE

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

SEMESTER 1

What is the BEng in Civil Engineering course? The BEng in Civil Engineering is a three year degree course, which prepares graduates to find employment as civil engineering technicians in the civil engineering sector.

Surveying 1 Civil & Structural Graphics Civil Engineering Mathematics 1 Statics & Dynamics Civil Engineering Technology Communications & Study Skills

SEMESTER 2

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Surveying 2 Civil Engineering BIM Civil Engineering Mathematics 2 Structural Mechanics Materials Technology 1 Engineering Science

SEMESTER 3

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Civil Engineering? Civil Engineering specialises in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major structures such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, airports, harbours, power stations and large structures of every kind from skyscrapers to offshore oilrigs.

Soil Mechanics Civil Engineering BIM 2 Civil Engineering Mathematics 3 Design of Structures 1 Management for Civil Engineers ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 4

COURSE ENTRY

BEng in Civil Engineering

Surveying 3 Intro to Project Management Civil & Structural Draughting Fluid Mechanics Design of Structures 2 ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 5

DURATION: 3 YEARS

Design of Structures 3 Surveying 4 Research Skills Construction Health & Safety Civil Engineering Mathematics 4 ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 6

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YEAR ONE

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CODE:

Energy Performance of Buildings Project Civil Engineering Mathematics 5 Structural Analysis 1 Civil Engineering Technology Environmental Engineering 1

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BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering

The course is designed in a modular format to facilitate integration with other engineering and built environment courses. It will be offered in the full-time mode but the modular structure enhances the flexibility in the methods by which the course can be delivered and taken. The full-time course is of two years duration with each year divided into two semesters. Apart from the second semester of the first year, which incorporates a ‘placement’, the remaining three semesters are fully taken at WIT. From an operations perspective the terminal examinations are normally taken at the end of each semester in December and May. Career Opportunities Having a civil engineering qualification that has sustainability as its core theme should enable graduates to undertake a variety of design and construction roles in the future civil engineering industry. Follow on Study The graduates from the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering will be equipped with the necessary skills to undertake post-graduate studies (NQAI Levels 9 and 10) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities. These studies include taught courses such as the MSc in Construction Project Management at WIT or MEng/PhD Research.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Mathematical Modelling Research Methods Energy Performance of Buildings 2 Placement 1

SEMESTER 3

YEAR ONE

Structural Analysis Civil Engineering Mathematics 6 Statistics for Scientists Geotechnical Engineering 1 Construction Technology Systems Clean Energy Technologies

Structural Analysis & Design Hydraulics Project & Corporate Management Sustainable Energy Placement 2 Dissertation

SEMESTER 4

What is the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering course? This honours degree course has been designed to produce graduates who can successfully operate as civil engineers in the future Irish and global engineering and construction industry. The overall context to the course is the key theme of ‘sustainability’. The graduates will be conscious of the vital influence that civil engineers will increasingly have on achieving the various sustainability targets at national, EU and international levels.

WD178

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DURATION: 2 YEAR ADD-ON

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

What is Sustainable Civil Engineering? Civil Engineers are increasingly working to achieve safe and sustainable development in a cost-effective, environmentally protective and socially responsible manner. They utilise engineering principles to enhance the built and natural environment, and contribute to environmental protection and remediation, water conservation, environmental biotechnology, materials and infrastructure development. The completion of a civil engineering project involves the solution of technical problems from which the cooperation among professionals of many different disciplines is needed. From conceptual design to forensic study of failed performance, civil engineers need the mathematical, scientific and computational tools to solve problems associated with developing and sustaining a civilised community. Central to the current and future civil engineering profession is the core issue of ‘sustainability’.

LEVEL:

Structural Design Geotechnical Engineering 2 Hydrology for Sustainability Professional Practice Innovative Technologies Dissertation

“I studied the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering as a 2 year add-on having previously completed the BEng in Civil Engineering also in WIT. The course covered areas such as sustainable energy, heat and power generation technologies, energy policy and legislation as well as studying Civil Engineering subjects. As part of my course I got an opportunity to go out on Industrial Placement for up to six months. This gave me a taste of what professional practice is all about, how the industry operates and how what I learnt in the class is applied and works in practice. It also gave me good industry links and contacts.”

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: • Successfully completed a Level 7 civil engineering course, or equivalent, in Ireland • Either an average of 70% or greater in the Mathematics module/ subject in the Award year or have passed the relevant Mathematics Entry Examination. Details of the Mathematics Entry Examination are available from engschool@wit.ie • Applications from international applicants with the equivalent qualifications are also invited TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Eoin Dunphy BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Civil Engineering

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Follow on Study MSc in Construction Project Management MSc /PhD Research

“I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 years in the Quantity Surveying course where I got to know some great people. The wide range of subjects covered in the course has provided me with an in depth knowledge of all the areas of Quantity Surveying and allows for development into a number of disciplines. The course stays up to date with all the latest trends in construction like Information Technology and Building Information Modelling which are very useful to know when entering into the industry. I enjoyed the field trips and working on live group projects as this simulates working conditions in the real world as a Quantity Surveyor.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Robert Smyth, BSc MSc FSCS FRICS FCIOB

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SEMESTER 1

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Industrial Placement Each student is required to complete a 30-week industrial placement relating to quantity surveying. This paid placement will be typically with either a quantity surveying consultancy or a construction company. Placements will normally be organised by WIT and be completed in Ireland. There is however the possibility of placements in the UK and further afield. Each placement will have an academic supervisor and an industrial supervisor.

SEMESTER 2

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

SEMESTER 3

ADVANCED ENTRY

YEAR TWO

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 290 300

Introduction to Economics Measurement & Estimating (2) Management Studies Residential Technology (2) Introduction to Land Surveying Introduction to BIM Procurement Strategy Measurement & Estimating (3) Introduction to Construction Law Commercial Technology (1) Services Technology (1) ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 4

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Career Opportunities There has been a demand for qualified Quantity Surveyors and this demand continues to exist with both Professional Quantity Surveying/Cost Consultant practices and with Construction companies both in Ireland and overseas.

Introduction to Management Measurement & Estimating (1) Mathematics for Surveyors Residential Technology (1) Communications & Study Skills Introduction to ICT

Cost Planning Measurement & Estimating (4) Introduction to Project Management Commercial Technology (2) Integrated Project ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 5

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OC3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

Course Description This course has been designed to produce graduates who can successfully operate as professional quantity surveyors/costs consultants in the future Irish and global construction industry. They will be able to communicate effectively, have a working knowledge of relevant Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The course is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

Construction Administration Measurement & Estimating (5) Contracts Studies Construction Health & Safety Advanced Technology ELECTIVE

SEM. 6

COURSE ENTRY

BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Research Methods Industrial Placement

SEMESTER 7

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

YEAR FOUR

WD162

Development Economics Value Management Project & Corporate Management Services Technology & Integration Dissertation Industrial Placement 2

SEMESTER 8

CODE:

QS Professional Practice Marketing & Finance Construction Law Advanced Measurement Dissertation ELECTIVE

The lecturers are extremely helpful and approachable and take a keen interest in the students’ academic progression. The course has an excellent placement programme with students getting work experience not just in Ireland, but also further afield in the UK and New York. I did my industrial placement in New York for 7 months, which was an amazing experience and I was offered a full time job with the company on completing my degree.”

Kieran Dowling WD162 BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

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BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Intro to Construction Law Services Technology Geotechnical Engineering Construction Methods Procurement Strategy ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 4

Tendering & Estimating Intro to Project Management Design of Structures Introduction to Surveying Integrated Project ELECTIVE

SEMESTER 5

Engineering Structure Site Surveying Construction Tech Systems Construction Health & Safety Measurement & Costing ELECTIVE

SEM. 6

YEAR ONE

Construction Economics Management Studies Theory of Structures Engineering Services Intro to Construction Materials Introduction to BIM

Research Methods Industrial Placement 1

SEMESTER 7

Follow on Study MSc in Construction Project Management MSc /PhD Research

Construction Measurement Introduction to Management Mathematics Construction Technology Introduction to ICT Communications & Study Skills

Development Economics Project & Corporate Management Temporary Works Design Services Tech & Integration Dissertation Industrial Placement 2

SEMESTER 8

Industrial Placement Each student is required to complete a 30-week paid industrial placement with a construction company in the second period (February to September) of the third year. The companies comprise general contractors in civil engineering, building and residential property, project management companies, specialist contractors, engineering design offices and materials manufacturers.

YEAR TWO

What career opportunities are available on completion of the course? • Project Management • Construction Engineering • Design & Build • Information Technology • Facilities Management • Property Development • National & International Projects • Business Development

YEAR THREE

What is the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering? The BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering is a four year course that prepares graduates for a career as professional construction managers and engineers in the Irish and worldwide construction industry.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR FOUR

What is Construction Management & Engineering? Construction Management & Engineering prepares students for responsible engineering and management roles in all phases of construction projects. It emphasises management, engineering and technological techniques useful in organising, planning and controlling the activities of diverse specialists working in the project environment of the Irish and international construction industry.

WD025

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OC3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 295 290

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Construction Law Marketing & Finance Quality & HRM Innovative Technology Dissertation ELECTIVE

“ I made great friends while I was studying at WIT, and I am currently with one of my previous class mates on a project! During my degree I did industrial placement in my 3rd year. I am currently working as a Site Engineer with Laing O’Rourke on London Gateway Port, one of the largest construction projects in the UK and my time spent at WIT has put me at a huge advantage on site. Lecturers I had back as early as first and second year are coming in useful to me now on this project.”

Mairead O’Flynn WD025 BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering

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Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Career Opportunities • Architect’s office • Government department or local authorities • Commercial firms, for instance manufacturers or suppliers in the building industry • Setting up a company in specialist areas Follow on Study BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology - WD092 Transfer onto BSc in Architecture (subject to certain procedures) - WD144

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Gordon Chisholm BArch, DArch, RIBA, OBE Email: gchisholm@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD094

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“The knowledge and experience achieved during college has helped in obtaining employment in a sector that has struggled immensely over the last few years. I am currently working in a small company assisting in the design and manufacturing of Shower Doors. The skills gained from the course are adaptable to areas where design and creativity are essential, which allowed me to slot into another sector. This proves that the students of this course are taught a set of skills that are flexible and recognised by many employers.”

SEMESTER 1

ADVANCED ENTRY

SEMESTER 2

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 215 200

Technical House Design House Construction - Building Regulations Environmental Science (1) Introduction to Architecture Introduction to CAD

SEMESTER 3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

What is the BSc in Architectural Technology course? This three year course enables students to become competent in preparing construction drawings and specifications for complex building types. There is also an emphasis on environmental studies ensuring awareness of energy saving measures in detailing and construction. Students are taught various computer software packages. They explore various graphical ways of presenting drawings. They are introduced to structures and architectural history as well as to the principles guiding construction law and professional practice.

Introduction to House Design Introduction to House Construction Technology Introduction to Graphics Maths & Linear Surveying Introduction to ICT

Framed Construction Projects Framed Construction - Building Regulations Architectural Communication (1) Design & Designers European Language (1) / Levelling

SEMESTER 4

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Small Commercial Buildings Framed Construction - Cladding Materials & Detailing (1) Environmental Science (2) European Language (2) / International Studies

SEMESTER 5

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Architectural Technology? Architectural Technology concentrates on the science of building. Architectural Technologists become specialists in preparing detailed drawings and specifications for building projects. They work closely with architects and other members of the design team.

Materials & Detailing (2) Environmental Science (3) Architectural Communication (2) Conservation (1) European Language (3) / Business Project

SEMESTER 6

COURSE ENTRY

BSc in Architectural Technology

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YEAR TWO

WD094

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Urban Development Projects Environmental Science (3) Management & Law European Language (4) / Site Surveying

Survey Nursing Building WIT Class Project

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BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Career opportunities The architectural technologist’s work may involve: • Architecture and refurbishment of buildings • Researching • Analysing

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology? This is a one year add on course which concentrates on sustainability and conservation. A joint project is held under an Erasmus programme with a school of architecture outside Paris. The class is made up of graduates of the three year BSc Architectural Technology course, many of whom return to college after a number of years work experience.

WD092

LEVEL:

Contextual House Design Environmental Science (4) Construction Tech - Materials Conservation (2) ICT Visualisation Technology Euro Language (5) /Project & Corporate Management Sustainability & Design Dissertation Conservation Project Management for Architectural Technologists Euro Language (6)/Facilities Management

Follow on Study Masters/PhD programmes at WIT

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must hold a BSc in Architectural Technology. Places are awarded in relation to results and previous work experience. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Renzo Piano Foundation Scholarship Each year one student is awarded E10,000 and an internship programme in one of Renzo Piano’s offices in Genoa, Italy or Paris, France.

International Facade Design Project: Irkoutsk in Siberia Eddie Mullally (WIT) and Students from EAMLV France

“This is in fact my second course. I decided to return to WIT to enrol in the Architecture programme having completed the three year BSc. in Architectural Technology programme twelve months earlier. The creative side of me very much wanted to explore the theoretical aspect of Architecture. I felt that a grounding in design coupled with my background in Architectural Technology would significantly broaden my horizons.”

Irish Facade Design Project: Performance Analysis Natalie Devine, Orlagh Keogh & Patricia Brennan

Damien Kennedy WD092 BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology and WD144 Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

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WD144

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DURATION: 5 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OB3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 335 300

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) What is Architecture? ‘Architecture involves everything that influences the way in which the built environment is planned, designed, made, used, furnished, landscaped and maintained’ UNESCO/UIA charter for architectural education 2005. What is the Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)? It is a 5 year honours degree course, designed in accordance with national and international guidelines on architectural education. It has received full accreditation by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

Woodstock House (Year 3 project) Morris Conway

Architectural education at WIT is primarily about developing within each student a ‘design mind’ so that they can bring together in a creative way the complex challenges facing the future world of construction. Students are introduced to design methodologies and work in a ‘learning through doing’ environment in the studio where they explore architectural designs growing in complexity as they progress through the various years. They are taught the importance of culture, climate and craft in developing design ideas. Feeding into these studio based projects are the supporting subjects grouped under the generic headings of ‘Cultural Context’, ‘Communications’, ‘Technology & the Environment’ and a suite of electives including languages and life drawing which introduces students to related disciplines as well as facilitating international exchange programmes.

Exhibition Space Extension (Year 3 project) John Byrne

International links Agreements have been signed with schools of architecture in France, Mexico and Germany facilitating exchange study programmes. Languages are taught as electives to encourage students to avail of these travel opportunities. Annual trips to European capitals take place in all stages of the course. Scholarships and work placements Renzo Piano Foundation scholarship worth E10,000 with work experience in Paris or Genoa office. Urban Laboratory 6 month work placement in Genoa, Italy.

Houseboat (Year 2 project) Michael Flynn

Career Opportunities • Architectural Design Offices • Researching Follow on Study Masters/ PhD Programmes in the School of Engineering at WIT.

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Metro Entrance (Year 1 project) Abigail O’Neil

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Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

SEMESTER 6

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER 7 SEMESTER 8 SEMESTER 9

CORE: Design Studio: ‘The Old & the New’ & Computers Cultural Context: ‘Conservation 1’ Technology & the Environment: ‘Environmental Science 2’ ELECTIVES: Language Life Drawing Project Management

CORE: Architectural Studio 8 Rural C Architectural Computing 4 Architectural Research Architectural Structure 2 ELECTIVES: European Landscape 6 Modular Building Brief Development The Modern Movement - Art, Design Architectural Studio 9 Thesis TSE 9 (Technology, Structures, Environmental) Leadership & Project Management International Project

SEMESTER 10

CORE: Design Studio: ‘Housing & Collectivity’ & Computers Cultural Context: ‘A History of Collective Building Types’ Technology & the Environment: ‘Technology & Materials 2’ ELECTIVES: Language Life Drawing Publications

CORE: Architectural Studio 7 Urban Communities Research Methodologies Urban Design Technology & Material 3 ELECTIVES: European Landscape 5 Life Drawing 1 Life Drawing 2 Photography Environmental Science 4 Care of Irish Architecture Heritage

Architectural Studio 10 “Apotheosis” TSE 10 (Technology, Structures, Environmental) Professional Practice 2 Tutoring

YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER 3

CORE: Design Studio: ‘The House & I’ & Computers Cultural Context: ‘History of the House’ Technology & the Environment: ‘Environmental Science 1’ ELECTIVES: Language Intensive Design Publications

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR FIVE

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Design Studio: ‘Everything but the Building’ & CAD Cultural Context: ‘The history of the Human Habitat’ Technology & the Environment: ‘Technology & Materials’ Communications & Introduction to ICT

SEMESTER 4

Design Studio: ‘The Concept’ & Graphics Cultural Context: ‘A history of Architectural Ideas’ Technology & the Environment: ‘Introduction to structures’ Analytical Design Skills

SEMESTER 5

YEAR TWO

YEAR ONE

COURSE OUTLINE

Note: Language = French, German, Italian or Spanish. Students choose one elective subject in each semester subject to availability

CORE: Design Studio: ‘The Building in Context’ & Communication Skills’ Cultural Context: ‘A History of Public & Ritual Buildings’ Professional Practice 1 ELECTIVE: Language Life Drawing Project Management

“The social life in WIT and the sense of community within the college are what I have enjoyed most. I have made many lifelong friends and will graduate a very happy and confident person. I also loved being a member of the equestrian team as I had the opportunity to meet students from other departments and from other colleges at the Inter-varsity Championships each year. Within the Department of Architecture I especially enjoyed my final year. The thesis was a chance to explore my personal interests in architecture. We also developed our thesis ideas in groups of students and tutors which was an inspiring and enjoyable process.”

Aoife Ni Bhroin WD144 Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: • Applicants must hold a relevant Level 6 qualification in a construction related discipline or equivalent. • Trades people who hold a National Craft Certificate or Senior Trades Qualification can also apply for this programme. • Applicants may be interviewed TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

BSc in Applied Conservation Skills What is the BSc in Applied Conservation Skills course? The BSc in Applied Conservation Skills is a unique 1 year, Level 7 programme which acts as an accelerated programme for up-skilling qualified construction trades people and other operatives in building conservation. Graduates will be able to assess and implement conservation skills and techniques as required under Part IV of the Planning & Development Act (2000) in a range of conservation and heritage projects. The general aims of the degree are to enable graduates understand the principles of conservation and to apply them in a practical manner. Students will manage change in protected structures in a way that retains character and qualities of special interest and demonstrate knowledge in research of historical building development. Students will learn to recognise materials, craftsmanship and techniques of previous generations and treat them according to conservation principles.

COURSE OUTLINE SEMESTER 1

7

SEMESTER 2

WD189

YEAR ONE

CODE:

History of Buildings Introduction to Project Management Conservation 1 IT Skills Conservation Workshop 1 Site Management Practice Conservation 2 Conservation Practice on Site Enterprise Skills Conservation Workshop 2

Special features of the course Students will complete a relevant work placement during the Conservation Workshop module. The programme is eligible for Continual Professional Development (CPD) for the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) as well as other professional bodies. Career Opportunities Graduates will be employable in the public and private sector in a wide area of conservation and heritage including: • Heritage Contractors • Local Authorities and the OPW • Conservation Architecture • Architectural Heritage Organisations • Traditional Materials Suppliers Follow on Study On completion of the course successful students will be eligible to progress to year three of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering level 8 degree - WD025.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADERS: Terry Prenderville Email: tprenderville@wit.ie Ian O’Neill Email: ioneill@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD189

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School of Health Sciences Department of NURSING

Head of School

Head: Position Vacant

John Wells, PhD, MSc, BA (Hons), PG Dip (Ed), RNT, RNP

WD116 WD117 WD120 WD188

BSc (Hons) in General Nursing BSc (Hons) in Psychiatric Nursing BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing BSc in Applied Health Care

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Department of HEALTH, SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation & Sport Management BA (Hons) in Health Promotion BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance

Alison Galloway - School Administrator Tel: 051 302774 email: agalloway@wit.ie Laura Carr - School Secretary Tel: 051 845554, email: lcarr@wit.ie

Acting Head: Michael Harrison, PhD WD019 WD051 WD124 WD125 WD186

Contacting the school

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Departmental Secretaries

Elaine Sykes - Health, Sport and Exercise Science Tel: 051 306162, email: esykes@wit.ie Fionnula Smith - Heath Sport and Exercise Science Tel: 051 302806, email: fsmith@wit.ie Breda Walsh - Nursing Department Tel: 051 845567, email: bawalsh@wit.ie

Disclaimer: All course titles and information listed are subject to change

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LEVEL:

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Catherine Madden MSc Email: cmadden@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD116

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SEMESTER 1

• Fitness to Practice • Garda Clearance Required • Occupational Health Clearance

Postgraduate Opportunities Graduates who wish to pursue a career in specialist nursing can apply for Higher Diploma courses/ MSc in areas such as gerontology, coronary care, intensive care, peri-operative care, paediatric nursing and accident and emergency nursing. Alternatively graduates may choose to pursue advanced studies in nursing education or nursing management.

SEMESTER 2

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 3

COURSE CODE: WD816 Apply by 1st February

Career Opportunities Graduates may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector. Universally Irish nurses are highly regarded in other countries thus enhancing work opportunities.

SEMESTER 4

MATURE ENTRY

Nursing in the Community Context Applied Pathophysiology 1 Health & Psychosocial Studies 2 Medication Management 2 Nursing Skills Specialist Groups General Nursing Experience 3 Nursing the Acute Medical-Surgical Patient Evidence Based Practice 2 Ethical, Legal & Political Issues in General Nursing Professional & Patient Safety 2 General Nursing Experience 4

SEMESTER 5

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 425 420

Clinical Placements Clinical experience is an essential element of the course in order to register as a general nurse. There are over 81 weeks of clinical placement throughout the course including a 36 week continuous internship placement in year four. Students will be accommodated on clinical placements in Wexford, Carlow, Waterford, Kilkenny and South Tipperary.

Fundamentals of General Nursing 2 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice Anatomy & Physiology 2 Health & Psychosocial Studies 1 Medication Management 1 General Nursing Experience 2

Care of the Older Patient Applied Nursing Skills in Practice Medication Management 3 General Nursing Experience 5

SEMESTER 6

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Reasons to Choose this Course Nursing is an excellent choice for students interested in a healthcare career. Because human beings are complex, careers in nursing are amongst the most challenging; they are also some of the most rewarding. Once graduated, your qualifications will take you anywhere in the world. The General Nursing Course is delivered in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning environment and students undertake clinical practice in many hospitals throughout the south east region. You will be taught over four years through a model that we call KSVSE (Knowledge, Science, Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience). Successfully completing all aspects of the course allows you to register as a General Nurse with An Bord Altranais.

Fundamentals of General Nursing 1 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Learning to Learn Professional & Personal Development Professional & Patient Safety 1 Fundamental Nursing Skills & General Nursing Experience 1

Nursing the Chronically Ill Patient Evidence Based Practice 3 Applied Pathophysiology 2 Management & Leadership in Nursing Practice General Nursing Experience 6

SEMESTER 7

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 PLUS A laboratory science subject (biology, physics, chemistry, physics & chemistry (joint) or agricultural science). Three other subjects (may include Irish or English and a laboratory science subject not included already) or have equivalent second level educational qualifications to the foregoing. The minimum educational requirements may be accumulated over not more than two sittings of the leaving certificate examination or an equivalent examination.

COURSE OUTLINE

Palliative & Cancer Nursing Care Health & Psychosocial Studies 3 Nurse as Educator in Practice/ Preceptorship Consolidation of Nursing Skills for Professional Practice Professional and Patient Safety 4 General Nursing Experience 7

SEMESTER 8

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is General Nursing? General nurses work as part of a multidisciplinary team in promoting and maintaining health of individuals, families and communities and in systematically caring for those who develop health problems and supporting them to live their lives to their maximum potential. YEAR ONE

COURSE ENTRY

BSc (Hons) in General Nursing

YEAR TWO

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

YEAR THREE

WD116

YEAR FOUR

CODE:

Consolidation of Knowledge Science Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience through Clinical Internship. This is a 36 week placement within the South East.

“The course content is very interesting with a mixture of science related material, patient care and research modules. The lecturers always have the interests of their students as a priority and are always willing to help the student. Class sizes are small which is an added bonus as it creates a friendly atmosphere in the classroom.’

Sinead O’Gorman WD116 BSc (Hons) in General Nursing

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CODE:

WD117

BSc (Hons) in Psychiatric Nursing

SEMESTER 1

YEAR ONE

SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Disorders Introduction to Pathophysiology (Psychiatric) Health & Psychosocial Studies 2 Essential Nursing Skills: Specialist Psychiatric Nursing Experience 3

SEMESTER 4

YEAR TWO

Altered Mood & Perception Introduction to Evidence Based Practice 1 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Health & Psychosocial Studies 1 Medication Management 1 Psychiatric Nursing Experience 2

Nursing Mental Health Conditions in the Adult Evidence Based Practice 2 Ethical, Legal & Political Issues in Psychiatric Nursing Psychiatric Nursing & Medication Management Psychiatric Nursing Experience 4

SEMESTER 5

YEAR FOUR

Postgraduate Opportunities Following qualification it is possible to specialise in a number of areas within psychiatric nursing - Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Eating Disorders, Psychiatric Nursing of Old Age, Forensic Psychiatric Nursing, Addiction Counselling at Higher Diploma or MSc level. Alternatively graduates may choose to pursue advanced studies in nursing education or nursing management.

YEAR THREE

Career Opportunities Graduates may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector. Universally Irish nurses are highly regarded by other countries thus enhancing work opportunities.

Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing: Community Mental Health & Illness Anatomy & Physiology 1 Learning to Learn Personal & Professional Development Professional & Patient Safety 1 Fundamental Nursing Skills & Psychiatric Nursing Experience 1

Nursing Psychiatric Disorders in Later Life Neuroendocrine Pathophysiology Professional & Client Safety 3 Psychiatric Nursing Experience 5

SEMESTER 6

Clinical Placements Clinical experience is an essential element of the course in order to register as a psychiatric nurse. There are over 81 weeks of clinical placement throughout the course including a 36 week continuous internship placement in year four. Students will be accommodated on clinical placements in Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipperary.

COURSE OUTLINE

Substance Misuse, Addictions & Nursing Interventions Evidence Based Practice 3 Management & Leadership in Nursing Practice Psychiatric Medication Management Integrated Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Skills 1 Psychiatric Nursing Experience 6

SEMESTER 7

Reasons to Choose this Course Nursing is an excellent choice for students interested in a healthcare career. Because human beings are complex, careers in nursing are amongst the most challenging; they are also some of the most rewarding. The Psychiatric Nursing Course is delivered in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning environment and students undertake clinical practice in hospitals around the south east region. You will be taught over four years through a model that we call KSVSE (Knowledge, Science, Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience). Successfully completing all aspects of the course allows you to register as a Psychiatric Nurse with An Bord Altranais.

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

Contemporary Issues in Acute & Community Setting Health & Psychosocial Studies 3 Nurse as Educator in Pratice/Preceptorship Integrated Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Skills 2 Psychiatric Nursing Experience 7

SEMESTER 8

What is Psychiatric Nursing? Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing is a specialist field within the health care profession. It involves an interpersonal caring process which acknowledges the uniqueness of each person. The psychiatric nurse is concerned with the promotion of mental health, the prevention of mental illness and the provision of care to those with mental health problems.

LEVEL:

Consolidation of Knowledge Science Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience through Clinical Internship. This is a 36 week placement within the South East.

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 PLUS A laboratory science subject (biology, physics, chemistry, physics & chemistry (joint) or agricultural science). Three other subjects (may include Irish or English and a laboratory science subject not included already) or have equivalent second level educational qualifications to the foregoing. The minimum educational requirements may be accumulated over not more than two sittings of the leaving certificate examination or an equivalent examination.

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 395 390

MATURE ENTRY

COURSE CODE: WD817 Apply by 1st February

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• Fitness to Practice • Garda Clearance Required • Occupational Health Clearance

INFORMATION: “The degree in nursing at WIT has opened up many doors for me. It allowed me to continue clinical practice whilst advancing my career through further study, I would like to continue my studies here in WIT to doctorate level.“

COURSE LEADER: Suzanne Denieffe MSc Email: sdenieffe@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD117

Jenny Cunningham WD117 BSc in Psychiatric Nursing

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LEVEL:

YEAR FOUR

• Fitness to Practice • Garda Clearance Required • Occupational Health Clearance

Postgraduate Opportunities Following qualification it is possible to specialise in a number of areas within intellectual disability nursing i.e. challenging behaviour, multiple and complex disabilities. Alternatively graduates may choose to pursue advanced studies in nursing education or nursing management.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Sinéad Foran Email: sforan@wit.ie Tel: 051 306187 Web: www.wit.ie/WD120

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“The balance between theory and practice makes this course very interesting. We spend half the college year in the classroom and the other half on clinical placement. During the past three years I have been on clinical placement all around the South- East working with adults and children with Intellectual Disabilities.”

SEMESTER 1

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 2

COURSE CODE: WD820 Apply by 1st February

SEMESTER 3

MATURE ENTRY

Career Opportunities Graduates may practice as a Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse within the Irish healthcare sector and voluntary services. Universally Irish nurses are highly regarded by other countries thus enhancing work opportunities.

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities with Dual Disability Introduction to Pathophysiology Health & Psychosocial Studies 2 Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Skills 2 Medication Managment 2 Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 3

SEMESTER 4

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 380 385

Clinical Placement Clinical experience is an essential element of the course in order to register as an Intellectual Disability nurse. There are over 81 weeks of clinical placement throughout the course including a 36 week continuous internship placement in year four. Students will be accommodated on clinical placements in Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipperary.

Caring for People wih Intellectual Disability Introduction to Evidence Based Practice Anatomy & Physiology 2 Health & Psychosocial Studies 1 Medication Management 1 Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 2

Supporting the Adolescent with Intellectual Disabilities Evidence Based Practice 2 Ethical, Legal & Political Issues in Intellectual Disabilities Skills in Mental Health & General Nursing Practice Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 4

SEMESTER 5

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Reasons to Choose this Course Nursing is an excellent choice for students interested in a healthcare career. Because human beings are complex, careers in nursing are amongst the most challenging; they are also some of the most rewarding. The Intellectual Nursing Course is delivered in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning environment and students undertake clinical practice around the south east region. You will be taught over four years through a model that we call KSVSE (Knowledge, Science, Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience). Successfully completing all aspects of the course allows you to register as an Intellectual Disability Nurse with An Bord Altranais.

Foundations in Intellectual Disability Nursing Anatomy & Physiology 1 Learning to Learn Professional & Personal Development Professional & Patient Safety 1 Fundamental Nursing Skills & Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 1

Therapeutic Responses to People with Intellectual Disabilities Applied Pathophysiology 2 Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 5

SEMESTER 6

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 PLUS A laboratory science subject (biology, physics, chemistry, physics & chemistry (joint) or agricultural science). Three other subjects (may include Irish or English and a laboratory science subject not included already) or have equivalent second level educational qualifications to the foregoing.The minimum educational requirements may be accumulated over not more than two sittings of the leaving certificate examination or an equivalent examination.

COURSE OUTLINE

Supporting the Adult & Older Adult with Intellectual Disabilities Evidence Based Practice 3 Management & Leadership in Nursing Practice Nursing Skills for the Older Adult with Intellectual Disabilities Medication Management 3 Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 6

SEMESTER 7

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Intellectual Disability Nursing? Intellectual Disability nursing is seen as a speciality field of nursing that provides holistic care to persons with an intellectual disability. Intellectual disability nurses work as part of a trandisciplinary team in order to enable and empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Health Promotion for People with Intellectual Disabilities Health & Psychosocial Studies 3 Nurse as Educator in Practice/Preceptorship Professional & Client Safety 4 Consolidation of Nursing Skills for Professional Practice Intellectual Disabilities Nursing Experience 7

SEMESTER 8

COURSE ENTRY

BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

YEAR ONE

8

YEAR TWO

WD120 DURATION: 4 YEARS

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Consolidation of Knowledge Science Values and Attitudes, Skills and Experience through Clinical Internship. This is a 36 week placement within the South East.

Niamh Wickham WD120 BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

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CODE:

WD188

BSc in Applied Health Care

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Fundamentals of Care 2 Nutrition for Health Medical Surgical 2 (E) Care of the Older Adult 1 (E) Placement 2

SEMESTER 4

YEAR ONE

Pharmacology for Health Care Fundamentals of Care 1 Medical Surgery Care 1 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Placement 1

Medical Surgical Care 3 Pharmacology for Health Care 2 Maternal - Newborn Health (E) Maternal - Newborn Care Place (E) Care of the Older Adult 2 (E) Introduction to Mental Health Care (E) Placement 3

SEMESTER 5

Career Opportunities Graduates may gain employment in the following areas: • Applied health care provision in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, community care settings and nursing homes • Managing & coordinating General Practices • Sales representatives in the pharmaceutical industry • Delivery of healthcare in the emerging telehealth industry • Health research • Postgraduate study

Academic Study & Public Speaking Introduction to Maths for Health Care Psychology for Health Care Anatomy & Physiology 1 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics Health & Wellbeing

Applying Psychology & Sociology to Health Care Introduction to Evidence Based Health Care Medical Surgical Care 4 (E) Introduction to Intellectual Diability Care (E) Placement 4

SEMESTER 6

Special Features of the Course Students will complete a relevant work placement during each year of the course, which allows you to put theory into practice. Prior to going on placement, students will be required to have satisfactory Garda Vetting/Police Clearance, Mandatory Training (CPR, Manual Handling) and Occupational Health. This will be coordinated by WIT staff.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

The course aims to develop self-aware, reflective graduates, who will be confident in their delivery of health care. Graduates may be involved in the organisation and or delivery of direct health care in hospitals, community care, general practice, the pharmaceutical industry and health research. The course also prepares students for the emerging area of internet and telephone health care delivery.

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DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR THREE

What is the BSc in Applied Health Care? The BSc in Applied Health Care is aimed at students interested in health care delivery and applied health care. The underpinning philosophy of the programme is to ensure that all personnel working in health care are appropriately educated and trained to deliver safe care to patients in a range of health care settings.

LEVEL:

Management of Care Management of Care Placement Connected Health Placement 5

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: New 2013

E = Elective modules

International Links with Columbus Technical College, United States Graduates of the BSc in Applied Health Care have the opportunity to progress to Columbus Technical College and pursue further education in the field of nursing and continue further studies to become a US registered nurse.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Sara Kennedy Email: spkennedy@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/wd188

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YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 290 285

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

SCHOLARSHIPS

Sports scholarships are made available to selected suitable candidates. The WIT Sports Scholarship scheme offers a range of support services to successful students including financial, academic and sports science support. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/sportscholarships

Career Opportunities • Sports Development/Administration • Local Sports Partnerships/National Governing Bodies of Sport • Performance Coaching • Leisure Centre Management • Fitness Instruction • Sports Marketing • Event Management • Youth Organisations Follow on Study Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation & Sport Management, MA in Sports Psychology & other opportunities for postgraduate research are also available. Reserved Places A number of places may be allocated to applicants of outstanding achievement and potential in sporting activities that have reached the minimum academic entry requirements but fail to make the entry points required. To compete for one of these places, applicants must complete and return a supplementary application form before a date specified by the college (marked on the form). The college will issue a copy of this form to everyone who puts this course as one of their choices before February 1st. Sports scholarships are made available to selected suitable candidates. Professional accreditation The practical fitness instruction modules are accredited against European Health Fitness Association (EHFA) standards, enabling students to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals in Ireland (REPS Ireland). Membership of REPS Ireland qualifies students to work in Ireland and abroad in many countries.

SEMESTER 1

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Communication Skills for College and the Workplace Introduction to Sport Science Information Technology Fundamentals Leisure Studies Management for Human Behaviour in the Leisure Industry Principles and Practices of Sport

SEMESTER 2

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Accounting and Financial Information Exercise Physiology Organisational Behaviour Resistance and Conditioning Sociology of Sport and Leisure Sport Pedagogy

SEMESTER 3

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management? The Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Sport Management is a three year degree course which provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the wider Sport and Leisure industry. This course also links with a one year add on course in WIT (Level 8). The course places as much emphasis on business studies as on recreation and sport studies. There are compulsory practical elements on this course which all students must pass in order to progress and eventually graduate.

Business Law for the Recreation Environment Economics Principles of Marketing Recreation Operations Sport Pedagogy and Skill Development Sport and Exercise Psychology

SEM. 4

COURSE ENTRY

Work Experience

SEMESTER 5

DURATION: 3 YEARS

Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management

IT Applications 1 Adapted Physical Activity (E) Budgeting and Tax (E) Coaching (E) Exercise Leadership (E) Human Resource Management (E) Land Based Outdoor Recreation (E) Market Research Theory (E) Project and Operations Management (E) Recreation Planning (E) Sports Development (E)

SEMESTER 6

7

YEAR ONE

WD019

YEAR TWO

LEVEL:

YEAR THREE

CODE:

IT Applications 2 Accounting and Decision Making (E) Activity for Intellectual Disability (E) Employment Relations (E) Enterprise and Innovation (E) Event Management (E) Exercise Programming (E) Fitness Training and Performance (E) Social Recreation (E) Sports Marketing (E) Water Based Outdoor Recreation (E) Elective options are subject to numbers applying

“The course offers great work placement, coaching certificates and subject choices that increase job opportunities when graduated. I had the opportunity to work with some great organisations such as Waterford GAA, FAI, Charlton Athletic and went on many field trips varying from the Burren, Co. Clare to Tanzania.”

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Laura Finnegan Email: lfinnegan@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD019

Liam O’Hara WD019 Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management Liam (No.6 green jersey in front row) with his team mates at the match against the Masai tribe on their trip to Tanzania.

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Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation & Sport Management What is the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation & Sport Management course? This is a one year add on degree from the Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management. It allows graduates to specialise in specific areas of the leisure industry. It consists of both core and elective modules and is completed over two semesters of full-time study.

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 1

YEAR ONE

Career Opportunities • Specialist positions in the leisure industry • Event Management / Marketing • Sports Organisations • National Governing Bodies • Sports Development Officers • Coaching

CHOOSE 1

SEMESTER 2

Core Modules Dissertation - Results & Discussion Strategic Leisure Management

CHOOSE 2

Follow on Study MA in Sports Psychology Postgraduate Research

Core Modules Dissertation - Literature Review Recreation Business Policy Recreation & Sport Management Options Therapeutic Recreation Performance & Analysis in Sport Physical Activity & Lifestyle Development Community Recreation Outdoor Recreation Management Recreation and Technology Business Options Websites & E-Business Services Marketing Principles

CODE:

LEVEL:

WD051

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Holders of the Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management or equivalent may apply for entry to the course (subject to availability of places). TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Recreation & Sport Management Options Recreation for Special Populations (E) Performance Psychology (E) Principles of Health (E) Sports Development: Policy & Planning (E) Adventure Tourism (E) Recreation Management Issues (E) Business Options E-Commerce & Web Authoring (E) Applied Services Marketing (E) E = Elective modules Electives are subject to numbers applying

“My time in WIT has been a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience. The whole college from staff, students, clubs and student life in general has left a positive and lasting impression on me which I am delighted to have been a part of. The lecturers in the course provide a great support to the students and were always on hand to give advice or help whenever needed. They were accessible to students at any time and were completely understanding of the pressures of student life. The subject areas covered in the course are applicable to the industry and provide each individual with an in-depth understanding of the industry. They are delivered in a way which makes them interesting and relatable to the students. The atmosphere within the college in general is a positive one which makes students feel at ease with both lecturers and among peers. The college offers an extensive list of clubs and societies and the support staff that work with each club help to make the experience all the more enjoyable for each individual. Overall my time in WIT was a positive and happy one. I am proud to say I attended the college and feel fully prepared for life outside of college. I have many options and doors open to me from completing this course and would recommend it to anyone wishing to study within this subject area.”

Roseanna Keogh WD051 Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation & Sport Management

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INFORMATION: CONTACT: Laura Finnegan Email: lfinnegan@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD051

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Work Placement There is a 16 week placement in third year of the course. This introduces the student to practical health promotion settings and provides the student with a broader skill base. Students have been placed in the following settings: Health Service Executive, Health Promotion Depts, Youth Services, Adolescent Health and Information Projects, Community Projects and Adult Education Service, V.E.C.s. International placement & options to study abroad may also be available.

YEAR FOUR

Follow on Study Opportunities for postgraduate research study in WIT in the health promotion field & in Social, Personal & Health Education (SPHE).

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Niamh Murphy Email: nmurphy@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD124

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“I found the classes very interesting and stimulating which covered a range of topical health issues. In my first year at WIT I travelled to the Alps in France with the WIT kayak club and in my third year I travelled to Alaska for my work placement where I worked with people with disabilities. This was both thoroughly enjoyable and challenging. I would recommend studying Health Promotion to anyone who likes working with a variety of groups and has an interest in public health.”

SEMESTER 1

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

SEMESTER 2

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

SEMESTER 3

ADVANCED ENTRY

Career Opportunities • Health Promotion Posts (Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, Sexual Health, Men’s Health, Schools etc) in the Health Service Executive • Community Development • Corporate wellness/workplace health promotion • Primary Care Setting/Public Health • Youth Work • Working with agencies for example Older Adult, Disabled, Disadvantaged, and Marginalised Groups • Local Authorities/County Councils • Advocacy • Research Posts

Communication Media Key Populations 2 Physical Health & Disease Social Personal & Health Education 2 Sociology of Health Nutrition

SEMESTER 4

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 300 300

Biomolecules & Cells Communication & Presentation Skills Data & Measurement Key Populations 1 Lifespan Development Physical Activity & Wellness

Active Citizenship Health Promotion in Key Settings Mental Health & Wellness Practical Media Skills Research Methods & Statistics Social & Health Psychology

SEM. 5

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Critical Thinking and Written Communications Health Promotion Leadership Human Anatomy & Physiology Principles of Health Promotion Research & Learning Social Personal & Health Education 1

Work Experience

SEMESTER 6

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Advanced Research Methods & Statistics Community Development Ethics & Dilemmas in Health Health Marketing Health Screening & Assessment Motivational Interviewing

SEMESTER 7

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BA (Hons) in Health Promotion course? The BA (Hons) in Health Promotion is a full-time four year honours degree course, which prepares students for employment in the health or allied health sector. The overall aim of the course is to educate health promotion specialists who have the core skills to work with a wide variety of population groups, and in a wide range of settings. Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health.

Dissertation 1 Public Health 1 Health Psychology Clinical Nutrition (E) Epidemiology (E) Gender Specific HP (E) Older Adult (E) Workplace Health Promotion (E)

CHOOSE 3

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Health Promotion

CHOOSE 3

DURATION: 4 YEARS

SEMESTER 8

8

YEAR ONE

WD124

YEAR TWO

LEVEL:

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Dissertation 2 (Thesis) Public Health 2 Disabilities & Advocacy (E) Emerging Trends in HP (E) Environment & Health (E) Managing Health Promotion Campaigns (E) Social Personal & Health Education 4 (E) Youth at Risk (E) E = Elective modules Electives are subject to numbers applying

Junior Keoghan WD124 BA (Hons) in Health Promotion

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BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies What is the BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies course? This is a four year honours degree that combines the disciplines of exercise science & health promotion. It is a broad based degree which also allows for specialisation in key areas.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4

Health Promotion in Key Settings Motor Behaviour Research Methods & Statistics Social & Health Psychology Social Personal & Health Education 2 Active Citizenship (E) Exercise Leadership (E)

SEM. 5

Work Placement

SEMESTER 6

Adapted Physical Activity Advanced Research Methods & Statistics Exercise Physiology 2 Promoting Physical Activity: Policy & Practice Business of Personal Training (E) Community Development (E) Ethics and Dilemmas in Health (E) Exercise Medicine (E) Motivational Interviewing (E) Practical Pedagogy (E)

Colm Dowling BA (Hons) in Exercise and Health Studies and Irish National Swimming Champion.

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SEMESTER 8

YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER 7

Follow on Study Opportunities for postgraduate research exist in WIT in the Exercise & Health field.

“As well as studying, I also swim competitively at an elite level. This course has helped me excel in my personal, academic and sporting life. The modules are diverse and interesting and the lecturers on the course are understanding and are always willing to help.”

CHOOSE 1

Exercise Programming Nutrition Physical Health & Disease Resistance and Conditioning The Exercise Professional Sociology of Health

CHOOSE 2

YEAR ONE YEAR TWO

Biomolecules and Cells Communication and Presentation Skills Data & Measurement Exercise Physiology 1 Key Populations 1 - Children and Youth at Risk Lifespan Development

CHOOSE 2

Work Placement A 16 week work placement in third year offers real experience in a fitness, special needs or physical activity promotion environment.

Activity Leadership Critical Thinking and Written Communcations Introduction to Sport & Exercise Science Promoting Physical Activity and Health Research and Learning Social Personal and Health Education 1

CHOOSE 3

Career Opportunities • Health & fitness industry • Personal training • Physical activity & health promotion • Youth services • Special needs physical activity • Local sports partnerships

LEVEL:

WD125

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COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

Exercise & Health Studies has four distinct elements • Studies in exercise, nutrition & health science examine the influence of exercise & diet on the body & athletic performance, & the role of exercise in the prevention & treatment of modern health problems • Studies in health promotion examine the factors that influence human behaviour & consider how best to encourage behaviour change • A number of modules focus on quality of life issues and physical activity programming for key populations, including individuals with disability, older adults & at-risk-youth • Practical fitness instruction skills are the fourth key component of the course. These modules are accredited against European Health Fitness Association (EHFA) standards, enabling students to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals in Ireland (REPS Ireland). Membership of REPS Ireland qualifies students to work in Ireland & abroad in many countries.

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COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 300 295

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Dissertation 1 Physical Activity Epidemiology Exercise Psychology Clinical Nutrition Gender Specific Health Promotion (E) Older Adult (E) Research Techniques in Exercise and Biomedicine (E) Social Personal & Health Education 3 (E) Workplace Health Promotion (E) Dissertation 2 Clinical Exercise Physiology Activity for Intellectual Disability (E) Advanced Exercise Programming (E) Disabilities & Advocacy (E) Environment & Health (E) Performance Psychology (E) Social Personal & Health Education 4 (E) Sport & Exercise Nutrition (E) Youth at Risk (E) E = Elective modules Electives are subject to numbers applying

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Aoife Lane Email: alane@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD125

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Sports scholarships are made available to selected suitable candidates. The WIT Sports Scholarship scheme offers a range of support services to successful students including financial, academic and sports science support. www.wit.ie/sportscholarships

Unique Features • The sports-specific education is delivered and academic credit is given to students for completion of National Governing Body awards and progress though the coach development pathway. • The programme is designed specifically to develop coaching skills, abilities and perspectives to enable the coach to pursue career pathways in coaching. • Additional points can be awarded to individuals with outstanding sporting achievement. Typically 20 – 50 additional points may be added. • During the third year of the programme students undertake a year-long coaching internship in medium to high performance coaching environments and will be mentored by experienced coaches. • Sports science foundation modules are a key component of years 1 and 2 while in year 4, students study the science of elite performance in specific sports, e.g. science of soccer. Such a focus on the science of performance in individual sports is not the norm on other sports science programmes. Career Opportunities • Coaching and Sports Development • Strength and Conditioning • Performance Analysis

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Follow on Study It is envisaged that students will progress to further study in Sports Coaching, Sports Psychology, Sports Science, Sports Performance and Strength and Conditioning. Students will also have the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake advanced coaching awards to international standards in their specialist sports in the years following graduation.

SEMESTER 1

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

SEMESTER 2

ADVANCED ENTRY

SEMESTER 3

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: New 370

Coach Education 1 Biomechanics & Kinesiology Motor Behaviour Data & Measurement Exercise Physiology 1 Sports Physiology Instructional Skill Development Coaching Leadership Strength & Condidtioning 2 Sociology of Sport & Leisure Talent Identification & Long-Term Athlete Development

SEMESTER 4

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

The course has four distinct elements: • Coach Education modules address the key characteristics of successful coaching and talent identification • Sports Science modules provide students with the knowledge to understand the scientific basis of sports performance and the practical skills to undertake coaching-relevant assessments • Strength and Conditioning modules enable students to plan and implement programmes for individuals and teams. Age-specific strength and conditioning is a key consideration. • Sport in Society modules place sport and coaching within a wider societal context

Introduction to Sport & Exercise Science Introduction to Coaching Research & Learning Introduction to Sport & Leisure Strength & Conditioning 1 Lifestyle Management

Coach Education 2 Coaching Process Exercise Programming Movement & Performance Analysis Sport & Exercise Psychology

SEM. 5

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Performance Planning Paralympic Sport Coaching Internship 1

SEM. 6

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

The BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Performance is a four year honours degree course that provides aspiring coaches from a variety of sporting backgrounds with an advanced coach education. The course combines the disciplines of coach education and sports science, applying theory to practice in different coaching environments.

Research Methods & Statistics Advanced Performance Analysis Coaching Internship 2

SEMESTER 7

COURSE ENTRY

BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance

Major Project 1 Science of Elite Sports Performance Performance Psychology Strength & Conditioning 3 Sports Development

SEMESTER 8

DURATION: 4 YEARS

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Major Project 2 Sport & Exercise Nutrition Sport & Exercise Medicine Professional Case Studies in Coaching International Perspectives on Talent Development Programmes

“The classes are small enough for everybody to be heard and the lecturers know you on a first name basis which adds to the quality of the learning experience. I feel that this course will provide me with the necessary qualifications and experiences to get a coaching position at elite level, and this is not something I would have gotten anywhere else.”

Sam Power WD186 BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance

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www.wit.ie/humanities

School of Humanities Department of APPLIED ARTS

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Head: Michael Howlett, BSc, BD, STL, ThD, PhD WD200 WD163 WD150 WD140 WD187 WD018 WD135 WD052 WD149 WD013 WD033 WD073 WD053

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) BA (Hons) in Psychology BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies LLB Bachelor of Law BA (Hons) in Social Science BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies BA in Legal Studies in International Trade BA in Legal Studies BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business

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Department of LANGUAGES, TOURISM & HOSPITALITY STUDIES Acting Head: Ray Cullen, BA Hosp Ed WD091 WD148 WD173 WD172 WD174

BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism

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Contacting the school Norah Fogarty: 051 845553 email: nfogarty@wit.ie Hannah Butler: 051 845546 email: hbutler@wit.ie Margaret Fagan: 051 845679 email: mfagan@wit.ie Maria Aylward: 051 302846 email: maylward@wit.ie Laura Dunphy: 051 302106 email: ldunphy@wit.ie Caroline Phelan: 051 302251 email: cbphelan@wit.ie Dorothy Hearne: 051 302251 email: dhearne@wit.ie

Disclaimer: All course titles and information listed are subject to change

Department of CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS Acting Head: Marian O’Neill, LLB, LLM, DipLP, FCIB WD027 WD152 WD137

BA (Hons) in Music BA (Hons) in Visual Art BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications)

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DURATION: 3 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 Applicants choosing French, PLC German or Irish, HC3 is required in that particular language. For all ab initio languages (those starting a language as a beginner) there are no special requirements.

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 285 300

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

INFORMATION:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) What is the Bachelor of Arts (Hons)? The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) is an interdisciplinary three year course with a major/minor structure. The course has been developed to provide students with a wide range of study choice*. Students will study their Major Subject in addition to two subjects from the Minor disciplines in their first year. On successful completion of year one, students will maintain their Major Subject and choose one of their two Minor Subjects to study in years two and three of the course. Students will therefore graduate with a depth of knowledge and skills in at least two fields, while having a breadth of understanding in other areas. The course encourages the students’ creativity, enterprise, and ethical and social awareness, as well as giving them the opportunity to demonstrate and develop leadership potential.

between ideas, concepts, theories, assumptions, instruments, media, practices, histories and mindsets associated with different disciplinary paradigms is not only intellectually challenging and rewarding, but also profoundly useful in a practical sense. ‘Real world’ problems are nearly always multifaceted and interconnected. To solve such problems effectively, one needs to have an interdisciplinary mind that is well equipped with knowledge, cognitive skills and the ability to see the bigger picture.

Whatever the Major or Minor Subjects chosen, all BA (Hons) students develop core and transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers, such as the ability to find imaginative and creative solutions to problems, research and analyse information, independently pursue lifelong learning, communicate and team-work effectively, view ‘the bigger picture’, and develop and value leadership. These qualities add up to graduates with adaptability and flexibility, ready to face the many and varied challenges that may arise, be it in their future careers, studies or daily lives.

Career Opportunities Honours Arts graduates work in a range of industries, both nationally and globally, including the private sector, government and non-government organisations. They are employed, for example, in the civil service, the public service, the diplomatic service, training and development organisations, teaching, journalism, public relations and communications, advertising, banking and business, management and consultancy, politics, human resources, translating and research, and many more. The BA (Hons) with Religious Studies (Major only) has been accepted by the Healthcare Chaplaincy Board as an approved degree course for those wishing to apply for certification as a Catholic Healthcare Chaplain. French (Major), Irish (Major and Minor), Religious Studies (Major and Minor), Sociology (Major and Minor) and Spanish (Major) have been approved by the Teaching Council of Ireland for Post-Primary Teaching.

*For details of the range of Major and Minor Subjects on offer please check the WIT website (www.wit.ie/WD200). All Minor Subjects will be offered but individual subjects will only run if there is sufficient demand.

Follow on Study Graduates can proceed to a Masters degree by Research in their chosen Major discipline at WIT or elsewhere, as well as various other taught Graduate Diploma and Masters programmes.

Unique Feature: The Interdisciplinary Seminar A unique feature of this course is that students will undertake interdisciplinary seminars that combine their chosen Major and Minor Subjects in each semester in years 2 and 3. These seminars will facilitate students in developing an ability in forging theoretical and practical linkages between different domains. Drawing connections

BA (Hons) International The BA (Hons) International is a four-year version of the BA (Hons) course. Admission takes place in second year and students spend their third year studying at an approved partner university or third level institution abroad, before returning to complete their final year at WIT.

“ I enjoyed everything about my course. The lecturers were fantastic, they supported each of us every step of the way. The classes were fascinating and the discussions were eventful. The course environment was excellent for meeting people and making friends, the students were great crack and very intelligent. The support services in the college are especially helpful. Overall, I would advise anyone to come to WIT and to study the BA (Hons) programme.”

David Kennedy WD200 BA (Hons)

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WD163

BA (Hons) in Psychology

SEMESTER 1

YEAR ONE

SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Advanced Cognitive Psychology Individual Differences Intermediate Statistical Analysis & Design Applied Research Methods Minor Subject Module 3 Minor Subject Module 4

SEMESTER 4

Arts Subjects Students will study Psychology as their Major Subject in Year 1 in addition to taking two Minor Subjects from associate humanities disciplines. These Minor Subjects must be chosen from Groups 1, 2 or 3 of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) course, but not more than one subject can be taken from each group. Please see www.wit.ie/WD200 for details. On successful completion of year one, students will continue with their Major Subject, Psychology, and choose one of their two Minor Subjects to study in years two and three of the course.

Introduction to Biological Psychology Developmental Psychology Introduction to Cognition & Perception Introduction to Research Methods Minor Subject 1 Module 2 Minor Subject 2 Module 2

Abnormal Psychology Introduction to Social Psychology Advanced Statistical Analysis & Design Psychology Laboratories Minor Subject Module 5 Minor Subject Module 6

SEMESTER 5

Follow on Study Masters degrees by Research at WIT or elsewhere as well as various other taught postgraduate programmes.

Introduction to Psychology History of Psychology Introduction to Statistical Analysis & Design Critical and Creative Thinking Minor Subject 1 Module 1 Minor Subject 2 Module 1

Advanced Social Psychology Psychology & Crime Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology and Dissertation Psychology 1 Minor Subject Module 7 Minor Subject Module 8

SEMESTER 6

Career Opportunities This course develops multi-skilled individuals with a wide range of transferable skills and provides industry with graduates who are capable of strategically managing all aspects of their environment. A graduate of the BA (Hons) in Psychology will be an enthusiastic and confident practitioner, comfortable with their ability to learn, and able to adapt to an ever-changing society. They will be ready to embark on a challenging and rewarding career in a variety of differing employment positions.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

This degree is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

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YEAR THREE

What is the BA (Hons) in Psychology? This interdisciplinary three year degree course in Psychology offers students the opportunity to follow a major course in Psychology alongside minor study in an associate humanities discipline. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As such, the mission of the BA (Honours) in Psychology is to help students learn to think like psychologists. To achieve this goal, students generate and evaluate empirical evidence while considering theoretical perspectives of the discipline. Students actively engage with a rigorous academic programme that includes comprehensive coursework and student research. The structure and content of the degree will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour for a dynamic and fast changing world. Students who undertake the BA (Hons) in Psychology will have to be capable of studying across a wide range of disciplines, including Statistics.

LEVEL:

Counselling Psychology Organisational Psychology Health Psychology & Dissertation Psychology 2 Minor Subject Module 9 Minor Subject Module 10

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 Applicants choosing French, PLC German or Irish, HC3 is required in that particular language. For all ab initio languages (those starting a language as a beginner) there are no special requirements.

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 385 390

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

BA (Hons) International in Psychology The BA (Hons) International in Psychology is a four-year version of the BA (Hons) in Psychology course. Admission takes place in second year and students spend their third year studying at an approved partner university or third level institution abroad, before returning to complete their final year at WIT.

“ My favourite subjects were Child Psychology and Biological Psychology. I also loved that I could do two other subjects in first year and then keep my favourite for the next three years. It kept things varied and ensured I was always doing something different.”

Cassandra Kelly WD163 BA (Hons) Psychology

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INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD163

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ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Special Features of the Course While this course is both inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary in order to help students develop general academic skills, it is designed with those in mind who would like to enter the criminal justice professions and seeks to cater for their specific educational requirements.

YEAR THREE

Follow on Study Taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by Research at WIT or other third-level Colleges.

SEMESTER 1

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 310 300

SEMESTER 2

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Career Opportunities would include • The Probation Service • The Security Industry • The Civil Service • An Garda Síochána • The Prison Service • Research • Journalism • Non-Governmental Organisations

Introduction to Sociological Problems Introduction to Psychology Critical & Creative Thinking Irish State & EU Structures Foundations of Irish Law Introduction to Criminal Law Introduction to Management Introduction to Research Introduction to Employment Law Irish Legal System Aspects of Family Law The Sociology of Contemporary Ireland

SEMESTER 3

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Foundations of Ethics: Philosophical & Theological Criminology 1 Irish Fundamental Rights Incarceration & the Law Victimology Elective

SEMESTER 4

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies? The BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies is a three year degree course designed to equip the student with general knowledge and transferable skills while focusing on the broad theme of criminal justice. It is a multi-disciplinary course.

Social Ethics Criminology 2 Human Rights Law Legal Research Policing & the Police Elective

SEMESTER 5

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies

Applied Criminal Law 1 Ethnicity & Criminal Justice Organisational Psychology Introduction to Personal & Professional Development Theory of Criminal Evidence Elective

SEMESTER 6

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YEAR ONE

WD150 DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR TWO

CODE:

Applied Criminal Law 2 Practical Management Applied Criminal Evidence Applied Forensics Elective Elective Electives are chosen from a selection of Law modules offered at the discretion of WIT

“The best thing about this course here at WIT is the wide range of subjects covered. Never a dull moment! We learned everything from the effects of sleep deprivation on the mind to how to get away with murder, quite literally! In our first semester we had to complete an assignment on a murder trial with an intriguing outcome.

INFORMATION:

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This course has been a massive eye-opener, everyone is so busy caught up in their own lives, people rarely take time to stop and think; why do we go to Church? How do you measure intelligence? Who is accountable for ensuring child protection and why do so many slip through the cracks? Why can’t we initiate our own referendums? This course allows you to explore all these avenues and the lecturers are extremely helpful to us during the process.

Sinead Heffernan WD150 BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice Studies

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LLB Bachelor of Law

Nolan, Farrell and Goff Merit Prize Students on this programme are eligible for the Nolan, Farrell and Goff Merit Prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student achieving the highest result in Property Law on either the BA in Legal Studies or the LLB Bachelor of Law.

“I chose the LLB Bachelor of Law course as I wanted to enter the legal profession and the programme was accredited and affiliated with both the Kings Inn (Barrister) and Blackhall Place (Solicitor) examinations. I found the course to be both interesting and extremely useful, not just for those entering the legal profession, but for those students considering other careers such as: politics, journalism, insurance and banking. I found the environment at WIT to be very friendly and the law lecturers were very approachable and were clearly dedicated to their students.”

Brendan O’Connor WD140 LLB Bachelor of Law

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4

YEAR ONE

Criminal Law 1 Constitutional Law 1 Land Law 1 European Union Law 1 Labour Law 1 Elective Criminal Law 2 Constitutional Law 2 Land Law 2 European Union Law 2 Labour Law 2 Elective

SEMESTER 5

Special Feature of the Course In addition to the study of the core law pathway, it is possible for students to develop a specialist legal knowledge within their course through the study of chosen law option modules.

YEAR THREE

Completion of the course will also enable students to undertake taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by Research at WIT or other third-level Colleges.

Critical & Creative Thinking Information Technology Applications Foundations of Irish Law Contract Law 1 Law of Tort 1 Elective Introduction to Research Irish Legal System Contract Law 2 Law of Tort 2 Legal Research Elective

Company Law 1 Equity and Trusts 1 Jurisprudence 1 Criminal Evidence Elective Elective

SEMESTER 6

Follow on Study As well as the wide career choice available the graduate will be well placed to pursue further legal study including seeking entrance to and completing the professional courses offered at King’s Inns and the Law Society of Ireland.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

Career Opportunities Graduates of the LLB Bachelor of Law may find work in the following areas: • Solicitor • Barrister • Lecturing • Journalism • Broadcasting • Writing • Politics • Business • An Garda Síochána • Insurance • Banking

LEVEL:

WD140

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What is the LLB Bachelor of Law course? The LLB Bachelor of Law is a three year course of study. It is designed to provide a broad education that equips students with general knowledge, general transferable skills, legal knowledge and legal skills that can be applied in a range of sectors. This course is accredited by the Board of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.

CODE:

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 295 290

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Company Law 2 Equity and Trusts 2 Jurisprudence 2 Civil Evidence Administrative Law Elective Electives are chosen from a selection of Law modules offered at the discretion of WIT

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD140

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ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Special features of the course Students are offered an opportunity to take elective modules in Semesters, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Students may elect from a wide range of modules such as Human Resource Management, Personal & Professional Development, Social Care, Psychology & Crime, Probation and Youth Work and Law. The programme is structured to provide students with the opportunity to gain a solid academic foundation in a range of related disciplines. The programme is also structured to enable students to develop their critical understanding of the applied nature of social science, and the importance of social research in critical inquiry and analysis of contemporary society.

Career Opportunities The BA (Hons) in Social Science offers graduates a wide variety of career opportunities such as Social Research, Policy Analysis, Human Resources, Administration and Social Work in Government and Non-governmental agencies. Some career options require further postgraduate qualifications and this programme provides an ideal pathway into a range of postgraduate options.

YEAR THREE

The programme emphasises the importance of inter-disciplinarity. These pillars of learning (theory, application, research and integration) are the focus of this programme.

SEMESTER 1

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: - 300

SEMESTER 2

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Introduction to Psychology Social Policy and Welfare Introduction to Sociological Problems Critical and Creative Thinking Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Politics Introduction to Social Psychology Irish Social Policy Sociology of Contemporary Ireland The Development of the Irish Welfare State Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to Research

SEMESTER 3

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Social Research Methods Foundations of Ethics/Philosophy Social Policy Processes Class and Social Mobility in Irish Society Economic Policy Issues Elective Modules

SEMESTER 4

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BA (Hons) in Social Science course? The BA (Hons) in Social Science is a multi-disciplinary three year course. In times of rapid social and economic change, this programme offer students the opportunity to understand and critically analyse contemporary Irish society and Ireland’s place in an increasingly globalised world.This course draws on core Social Science disciplines such as; Social Policy, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Politics, with an emphasis on Social Research and Social Studies in Context.The implications of and responses to social problems for marginalised and vulnerable members of society are central to this programme.

Sociology of Gender Social Ethics Understanding Sociological Perspectives Social Policy and Ideology Developmental Psychology Elective Modules

SEMESTER 5

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Social Science

Social Studies in Context 1 Dissertation Proposal: Social Science Irish Politics and Government EU and Globalisation Ireland and Ethnic Minorities Elective Module

SEMESTER 6

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YEAR ONE

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YEAR TWO

CODE:

Dissertation: Social Science Modern Social Theory Social Studies in Context 2 Comparing Social Policies Elective Module

Follow on Study Graduates may proceed to postgraduate study, either research or taught, at WIT or other third-level colleges.

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD187

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BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

SEMESTER 1

Key Themes in Sociology Introduction to Social Policy Psychology of Human Behaviour Applied Social Studies 1 History of Social Care in 19th Century Ireland Personal & Professional Development 1

SEMESTER 2

Social Facts & Structures Social Policy in Context Introduction to Social Care Law History of Social Care in 20th Century Ireland Lifespan Developmental Psychology Personal & Professional Development 2

SEM. 3

Practice Placement 1 Practice Placement Portfolio 1 Applied Social Studies 2

SEMESTER 4

Inequalities and Disadvantage in Irish Social Policy Individual Differences & Abnormal Psychology Modernisation & Social Change Personal & Professional Development 3 Child in Irish law Applied Social Studies 3

SEMESTER 5

Domestic Violence Law and Mental Health Law in Ireland Challenges for Irish Social Policy Class, Idealogy and Social Movements Social Psychology Personal & Professional Development 4 Applied Social Studies 4

SEMESTER 6

Career Opportunities Graduates may take up employment in the state sector and in community-based organisations. Social care workers may work with: • Children and adolescents in residential care • People with learning or physical disabilities • People who are homeless • People with alcohol/drug dependency • Families in the community • Older people • Recent immigrants to Ireland

YEAR ONE

The course involves the study of related disciplines of Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology, Law, Applied Social Research and Supervised Professional Practice.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

What is the BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care? The BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care is a three year (level 7) course of study. The course is designed to facilitate students who wish to pursue a specific area of interest and prepares students for professional careers in Social Care Work.

Practice Placement 2 Practice Placement Portfolio 2 Applied Social Studies 5

Special Feature of the Course The course is designed to facilitate students to specialise as Social Care Workers. All students who wish to graduate as professionally qualified social care workers must successfully complete a supervised work-based placement in each of the second and third years of the course. Note: Garda clearance is required for all students taking this programme.

“It was just over 10 years since I had completed my leaving cert. Having been out of the classroom for so long, I found the thoughts of returning to education a little daunting to say the least. Immediately from the induction day in September, it was apparent that WIT had a stuctured support system in place to aid students, young and old with any problems or concerns they may have had. Each week the lecturers would facilitate a tutorial class. I found these very helpful in gaining an understanding of some of the more difficult subjects. My favourite subject is Sociology because it allows me to view various aspects of society from different perspectives and also gives me an insight into how society works! At present I’ve just completed my first year of my 3 year degree. As part of my course I will now move on to a 3 month work placement in September 2012. I’m really looking forward to this as it will give me an opportunity to put the theory into practice. My experience of returning to education has being very positive, it just goes to show that with a little had work and determination anything is possible.”

Stephen Whelan WD018 BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

www.wit.ie

YEAR THREE

Follow on Study BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies in Social Care WD052 (one year add-on course)

CODE:

LEVEL:

WD018

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 300 300

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD018

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Follow on Study Graduates can proceed to the MA in Social Studies and Masters by Research at WIT as well as Masters in Social Work and other similar courses. Special Feature of the Course The course is designed to develop students as professionally qualified workers for a range of social care employment opportunities. Placement in Semesters 3 & 6 consists of 35 hours per week for 12 weeks, supervised social care practice. Garda Vetting Places are offered on the programme subject to satisfactory Garda Vetting clearance.

YEAR FOUR

Fitness to Study/Fitness to Practice Students undertaking the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice must meet the requirements of the Institute’s Fitness to Study and Fitness to Practice Policy.

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD135

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SEMESTER 1

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

SEMESTER 2

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

SEM. 3

ADVANCED ENTRY

Social Care Law Developmental Psychology Irish Social Policy Understanding Sociological Perspectives Applied Creativity 2: • Applied Social Studies in Context 2 • Creative Interventions 2 Personal & Professional Development: Social Care 2 Practice Placement: Social Care 1 Practice Placement Portfolio: Social Care 1 Applied Social Studies in Context 3

SEMESTER 4

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 355 340

Career Opportunities Graduates may take up employment by the state sector and in community-based organisations. Social care workers may work with: • Children and adolescents in residential care • People with learning or physical disabilities • People who are homeless • People with alcohol/drug dependency • Families in the community • Older people • Recent immigrants to Ireland; and others

Child Protection Law Introduction to Research Sociology of Contemporary Ireland Abnormal Psychology Applied Social Studies in Context 4 Personal and Professional Development: Social Care 3

SEMESTER 5

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Introduction to Psychology Social Policy and Welfare Introduction to Sociological Problems Critical and Creative Thinking Applied Creativity 1: • Applied Social Studies in Context 1 • Creative Interventions 1 Personal & Professional Development: Social Care 1

Status, Capacity and Consent in Irish Law Introduction to Social Psychology Children’s Rights and Social Policy Foundation of Ethics Applied Social Research Personal and Professional Development: Social Care 4

SEM. 6

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Practice Placement: Social Care 2 Practice Placement Portfolio: Social Care 2 Applied Social Studies in Context 5

SEMESTER 7

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice? This is a four year level 8 course of study designed to prepare students for professional careers in Social Care Work and facilitate students who wish to pursue a specific area of interest. The overall aim of the course is to develop critically reflective, skilled and ethically aware professional Social Care workers. The course involves the study of related disciplines of Applied Social Studies, Professional Practice, Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology and Law.

Social Care Management and Practice 1 Applied Research Project 1 Social Policy Processes Law for Social Care Professionals 1 Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions Narrative Approaches to Social Care Practice

SEMESTER 8

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice

Social Care Management and Practice 2 Applied Research Project 2 Comparing Social Policies Law for Social Care Professionals 2 Utilising and Applying Therapeutic Interventions Systemic Approaches to Social Care Practice

YEAR ONE

8

YEAR TWO

WD135 DURATION: 4 YEARS

YEAR THREE

CODE:

“What I have enjoyed most about my course in WIT, is the friends I have made and the social aspect of the college. My course includes 2 semesters of work placement which helped to give me an insight to my future career and prepared us for life after college. I would really recommend my course to anyone thinking of a career in social care.”

Rachel Burns WD135 BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice

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BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Note: Garda clearance is required for all students taking this course.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Follow on Study Graduates may proceed to postgraduate study, either research or taught, at WIT or other third-level Colleges.

LEVEL:

WD052

8

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care? This one year add-on (level 8) is designed for graduates with a level 7 award who wish to further their Applied Social Studies education. It is a necessary qualification for those wishing to pursue postgraduate studies.

CODE:

Law for Social Care Professionals 1 Systemic Approaches in Social Care Practice Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions Social Policy Processes Social Care Mgt & Professional Practice 1 Applied Research Project 1 Law for Social Care Professionals 2 Narrative Approaches in Social Care Practice Utilising & Applying Therapeutic Interventions Comparing Social Policies Social Care Mgt & Professional Practice 2 Applied Research Project 2

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applications are accepted from graduates who have successfully completed the BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (level 7) (WD018) or equivalent. Subject to availability of places. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

“The wide range of subjects impressed me so much, the lecturers were so helpful in all aspects and I enjoyed every year in WIT and I am delighted I chose WIT to do my Social Care degree. I have made so many friends through my course which was always encouraged by our lecturers in terms of class team building and bonding. I can easily say I have made friends for life and it is always great to look back on our time in WIT: study groups, class parties and the fun we had. I was involved with the Social Care society and acted as Chairperson. We organised many parties, talks, events, fundraisers and an end of year Ball. During my time in WIT, I went on work placement in the first semester in second year and the second semester in third year. We got the feel of working in the real world and I knew then I had made the right decision with Social Care in WIT. I felt well equipped going on placement; in second year I did placement in a school for children with special needs as a classroom assistant and in third year I did placement in Foroige which is a youth organisation as a substitute youth worker. I enjoyed this so much and what I had learned in class I could really apply to the work I was doing. I then went on to complete the honours degree. It’s true what they say WIT is a world full of opportunities and I am so happy I got to experience so many of them.“

Denise McCarthy WD052 BA(Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD052

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ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Career Opportunities This course aims to facilitate students who wish to pursue professional careers in Early Childhood Studies contexts, and postgraduate studies in Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. • Early Years Childcare • Early Years Education • Children’s Residential Care Centres • Health Services Executive, Family Support • Children with special learning needs • Private work in the child care sector

Special Feature of the Course Students have the opportunity to complete supervised work-based placements, in years 2 and 3 of the course. These opportunities allow students gain valuable experience and skills in areas of care or education or both. These placement experiences will facilitate the students’ application of knowledge from the disciplines studied to professional practice. Students will conclude their third year with a written thesis which allows them focus on a specific area of interest to them in relation to early years’ care and education.

YEAR THREE

Follow on Study Graduates may proceed to postgraduate study, either research or taught, at WIT or other third-level Colleges.

SEMESTER 1

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 345 330

SEMESTER 2

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Early Childhood Studies is aimed at producing professionally qualified graduates who can work in a range of early years’ contexts, working with children up to the age of eight in both care and education settings. The course involves the study of related disciplines of early years’ care, education, psychology, sociology, law and personal and professional development and supervised professional early years, practice placements.

Introduction to Psychology Early Years Instruction: Children as Learners Critical & Creative Thinking History of Care in Social Policy Introduction to Sociological Problems 1 Personal & Professional Development1 Irish Family Policy Early Years Education: Methods & Practice Personal & Professional Development 2 The Sociology of Contemporary Ireland Developmental Psychology Introduction to Research

SEMESTER 3

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Practice Placement 1 Personal & Professional Development 3 Engaging Children Through Play Early Childhood Assessment Social Research Methods

SEMESTER 4

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies? The BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies is a three year course of study. The course is designed under four important academic foundations namely, theory, practice, research and reflective integration.

Understanding Sociological Perspectives Child Health & Welfare Comparative Pedagogy of Early Years Education History of Psychology of Education Irish Early Childhood Education Policies a Critique Introduction to Irish Law

SEMESTER 5

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

Diversity & Inclusion in Early Years Care & Education Children’s Rights & Social Policy Social Theory & Gender Studies Introduction to Social Psychology Child Law Dissertation 1

SEMESTER 6

8

DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR ONE

WD149

YEAR TWO

CODE:

Practice Placement 2 Personal & Professional Development 4 Direct Work with Children, Parents & Staff Managing Early Child Contexts Dissertation 2

Note: Garda clearance is required for all students taking this course.

INFORMATION:

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“Bundles of opportunities follow Early Childhood Studies at WIT, the course is quite broad and there are so many career paths to choose from. There is a wide range of subjects including personal and professional development and practice placements in both 2nd and 3rd year which are extremely helpful in deciding the area you want to work in. There is a friendly atmosphere around campus, the lecturers do all they can to support each student and are willing to meet you personally for anything you need help with. I would recommend Early Childhood Studies to anyone interested in working in the early year’s education or care.”

Kate O’Brien WD149 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

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CODE:

Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies

Follow on Study BA in Legal Studies - WD073 BA in Legal Studies in International Trade - WD033

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Communications 1 Computer & Office Skills 1 Exploring the Irish Legal System 1 Contract & Labour Law 1 Introduction to Crime Aspects of Company & Commercial Law 1 Communications 2 Computer & Office Skills 2 Exploring the Irish Legal System 2 Contract & Labour Law 2 Introduction to Tort Aspects of Company & Commercial Law 2 Litigation Legal Accounts 1 Applied Communications 1 Conveyancing Introduction to Land Law & Equity 1 Family Law 1

SEMESTER 4

Career Opportunities • Solicitors’ or other business offices • An Garda Síochána • Civil Service • Banks & Building Societies • Insurance Companies and other regulated industries

YEAR ONE

Why the Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies course may suit your needs? This is a two year course that provides students with a foundational knowledge of a broad range of legal subjects and various legal and business related skills that can be utilised in a wide range of employment settings. The course may also suit students who do not have a specific career in mind because whatever career or educational path a student may ultimately pursue, law is relevant to all careers and industries.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

Why Study Law? The study of law provides students with an education that is relevant to a wide range of employment opportunities because law regulates all aspects of life. Legal studies are not just for students who want to become solicitors or barristers.

Litigation and Evidence Legal Accounts 2 Applied Communications 2 Conveyancing and Planning Introduction to Land Law & Equity 2 Family Law 2

WD013

LEVEL:

6

DURATION: 2 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 225 205

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

“Having just completed the higher certificate in legal studies, my eyes have been opened to how fascinating and challenging the law can be. I have learned that law is a controversial and dynamic field of study as it is steeped in current affairs and affects all areas of our everyday lives. The course offers a diverse range of subjects that have given me many career options. Not only has the course given me a broad knowledge of the law but I have also acquired office and communication skills that will be beneficial in any career. I now have the opportunity to pursue both an ordinary degree in legal studies and an honours degree in law with business which should give me good employment opportunities abroad. The excellent facilities, supportive teaching staff and extensive choice of clubs and societies have made my experience at WIT fulfilling and worthwhile.”

Sinead Hogan WD013 Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies.

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD013

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TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry to this course will be open to students who hold a Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies or a Higher Certificate in Business Studies, subject to availability of places. Candidates with an equivalent qualification (for example a university degree in law or commerce) are also invited to apply for the course. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

BA in Legal Studies in International Trade What is the BA in Legal Studies in International trade course? This is a one year add-on course following on from a Higher Certificate in Legal or Business Studies or an equivalent minimum qualification. It is designed for those seeking to work in areas related to international trade, namely, export/import administration, marketing and financing, international carriage and insurance of goods. Special features There are guest speakers from the industry and port visits.

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 1

7

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

SEMESTER 2

WD033

YEAR ONE

CODE:

Customs Law Law of International Trade 1 Private International Law 1 EU Constitutional Law International Trade Finance 1 Global Marketing Competition Law Law of International Trade 2 Private International Law 2 EU Commerical Law International Trade Finance 2 International Trade Logistics

Career Opportunities Graduates may find employment as operations and administration staff in: • Shipping companies • Freight forwarding • Insurance companies • Banks • Transport operator Follow on Study BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business - WD053

“ I am working with Intel Corporation in Amsterdam. My first position was as a Buyer for the CPU boxing warehouse. I then moved on to be a Planner for the boxing warehouse, which entailed subcon management; engaging with geographical business organisations; sales and marketing organisations; capacity management and many other aspects of planning. Currently I am working as a Business & Systems Analyst, which involves a lot of project work. I am the Operations Lead on a project team, which is implementing a new SAP Shopfloor Control system and I am training to become a Project Manager. The coaching I received on giving presentations in WIT has aided my development within Intel. I would also like to thank the lecturers I had during my studies at WIT. Without their patience and extreme dedication I would not be where I am now.“

Elaine Griffin BA in Legal Studies in International Trade

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD033

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BA in Legal Studies

Follow on Study BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business - WD053

LEVEL:

WD073

7

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

What is the BA in Legal Studies? This is a one year add-on course for students who wish to seek employment in areas where law plays a prominent role. Students can also proceed to honours degree level studies having attained the required standards in the degree examinations.

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 1

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

Career Opportunities Graduates of the BA in Legal Studies have found work in the following areas: • Solicitors’ Practices • Legal Department of Business Organisations • Auctioneers • Property Management Sector

CODE:

Law of Property 1 Equity and Law of Trusts 1 Tort Law 1 Constitutional Law 1 Succession Law 1 Criminal Law Law of Property 2 Equity & Law of Trusts 2 Tort Law 2 Constitutional Law 2 Succession Law 2 Criminal Law & Procedure

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry to this course will be restricted to students who hold a Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies (subject to availability of places) and candidates with equivalent qualification. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Nolan, Farrell and Goff Merit Prize Students on this programme are eligible for the Nolan, Farrell and Goff Merit Prize. This prize is awarded annually to the student achieving the highest result in Property Law on either the BA in Legal Studies or the LLB Bachelor of Law.

“The BA in Legal Studies degree is a broad degree of pure law modules, it has really opened my eyes into the world of the legal profession. I feel that I have begun to develop my own opinion and recommendations relating to Irish legislation. There are aspects of the Irish Constitution which need to be changed and my studies have helped me to interpret what changes need to made. While the course work can be challenging at times, the lecturers provide helpful advice to assist us, in order to achieve the best grades and the best way to approach exams and tackle difficult questions. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my last 3 years in WIT and I look forward to my final year of study in the BA (Hons) degree in Legal with Business Studies. The friendly atmosphere that lingers around the college is infectious and the staff and students are easily approachable!”

Marian Flavin WD073 BA in Legal Studies

INFORMATION:

Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD073

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COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry to the honours degree course will be open to students who hold one of the following: • BA in Legal Studies (International Trade) • BA in Legal Studies or equivalent qualification • Subject to availability of places TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

COURSE OUTLINE

What is the BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business course? The BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business is a one year add-on degree course which follows on from the BA in Legal Studies in International Trade, the BA in Legal Studies or equivalent. Special Feature of the Programme The interdisciplinary nature of this course caters for students who are considering entering the employment market and who are attracted not only to the possibility of a career in the legal sector but also to a career in the business sector. The mix of law and business modules offered on this programme expands the range of careers that are available to graduates once they have completed the course. This course is accredited by the Board of the Honourable Society of Kings Inns for students holding both the Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies and the BA in Legal Studies. Career Opportunities Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business have found work in the following areas: • Legal Sector • Commercial Sector • Financial Sector • Teaching in secondary schools after gaining a recognised Higher Diploma in Education • Insurance Sector

SEMESTER 1

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY

BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business

CHOOSE 3

8

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

SEMESTER 2

WD053

CHOOSE 4

LEVEL:

YEAR ONE

CODE:

Contract Law 1 Company Law 1 Insurance Law Financial Accounting 1 (E) Financial Management 1 (E) Human Resource Management (E) Foundations of Business Strategy (E) European Union Law 1 (E) Financial Services Law 1 (E) Jurisprudence 1 (E) Contract Law 2 Company Law 2 Financial Management 2 (E) Financial Accounting 2 (E) Organisational Studies (E) European Union Law 2 (E) Financial Services Law 2 (E) Administrative Law (E) Jurisprudence 2 (E) Arbitration Law (E) Business Strategy (E)

Students who have completed the BA in Legal Studies in International Trade cannot elect EU Law. Students who have completed the BA in Legal studies must elect EU Law. The elective group of Administrative Law & Jurisprudence are only available at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Follow on Study Taught Masters programmes or Masters degrees by Research at WIT or other third-level Colleges, or the Higher Diploma in Education.

INFORMATION:

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“I began my studies with the higher certificate in legal studies at level 6, I then completed an ordinary degree in legal studies and International trade, then I progressed to the level 8 Law and business degree. Over my four years I have studied a variety of modules and encountered a diversity of lecturers who encouraged me every step of the way, their patience help, guidance and willingness to help you is next to none, you would not receive this anywhere else. I would not have graduated with first class honours had it not been for them, I will always remember their help and I am so thankful to all of them. As a sufferer of dyslexia the help and support I received from the Student Life and Learning office was excellent. The staff in this department went above and beyond to assist me whenever I needed help or assistance.”

Lynette Upton WD053 BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business

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BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management

Daryl Daniels WD091 BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Hospitality Marketing Conference & Event Management Hospitality Law Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) Enterprise Oenology (Wine Studies) Hospitality Industrial Placement Research Methods & Statistics Revenue Management Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) International Hospitality & Tourism Seminar Series HRMB Services Marketing Applied Research Strategic Hospitality Finance Strategic Management Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) Human Resource Development & Employee Relations Web sites & E-Business for the Hospitality & Tourism Industry E-Commerce and Web Authoring Advanced Services Management Strategic Case Analysis Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) Dissertation Facilities Asset Management (E) Strategic HRM (E)

CHOOSE 1

YEAR ONE YEAR TWO

SEMESTER 3

“I greatly enjoyed my four years of studying towards a BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management in Waterford Institute of Technology. The subjects covered in this course allow students to experience a variety of different modules varying from practical classes to theory based classes. The field trips that my class mates and I went on helped us expand our knowledge and gain an insight into realistic business practices. This course offers students the opportunity to work as individuals and as teams in various different modules that aim to give students the most relevant and up to date information available.”

SEMESTER 4

Note: Students on this course will be required to provide their own uniforms and equipment for practical classes; the estimated cost is E275.

YEAR FOUR

Past companies who have been involved in the placements include: Four Seasons, Hilton, Westin, Mount Juliet Conrad, Park Hotel Kenmare, Jurys-Doyle, Tower Hotel Group and many more.

Communication for Research Beverage Studies Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) Introduction to Marketing Business Law Introduction to Management Accounting

SEM.5

Special Features of the Course: Hospitality Placement During the first semester of year 3, students are required to complete a placement organised by the college in a hospitality organisation in Ireland or abroad. Students are actively involved in the decision making process in order that their choice of work experience is appropriate to their career aspirations and interests. This work experience allows students to gain real experience of working in a hospitality business.

YEAR THREE

Follow on Study Students of this course have progressed to complete further postgraduate study and research in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism, and Business Management.

Front Office and Accommodation Operations Applied Communications and IT Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) Hospitality Financial Accounting Management Studies Advanced Food and Beverage Service

SEMESTER 6

Career Opportunities • Operations Management • Licensed Premises Manager • Hospitality Human Resources Manager • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Managers • Catering Managers / Restaurant Operators • Conference and Event Coordinators • Entertainments Management, Bars, Nightclubs, Venues, Casual Dining

Language (French, German, Spanish, Italian) Basic Financial Accounting Introduction to Management Food & Beverage Service Introduction to Hospitality Service Operations Applied Communications and IT

SEMESTER 7

This four year course is designed to equip graduates with a broad range of business skills combined with a thorough knowledge of the hospitality environment.

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 8

What is the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management course? The term Hospitality Management is most commonly associated with Hotels but also includes careers in entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and casual-dining, event management and contract catering.

CODE:

LEVEL:

WD091

8

DURATION: 4 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 270 265

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Ivor O Donovan BA (Hons), M.Ed Tel: 051 302737 Email: iodonovan@wit.ie or hospitality@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD091

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LEVEL:

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

SEMESTER 1

Business Law Market Research Theory Language Intercultural Studies Consumer Behaviour Information Technology and Travel (E) Conference & Event Management (E) Geography & Environment (E) Research Methods & Statistics Introduction to Management Accounting Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Tourism Language Integrated Marketing Communication Revenue Management (E) Tourism Destinations (E) Heritage & Cultural Studies (E)

SEMESTER 6

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER 5

Special Features of this course: Hospitality Placement Students undertake a Professional Practice module in Year Two in preparation for a period of tourism placement during the summer between years two and three. This experience will provide the learner with the opportunity to apply theory to a practical context and help the student to finalise future career plans. The placement can be taken in Ireland or internationally.

SEMESTER 2

ADVANCED ENTRY

The Strategic Marketing Mix Organisation Behaviour Applied Communication and Information Technology Language Tourism Studies Introduction to Economics of Tourism

SEMESTER 3

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 285 283

Careers in Tourism Successful graduates of this course are likely to find employment in marketing or management positions in the following areas: • Visitor facilities, attractions and heritage centres • Public and non-profit making organisations including government organisations, Regional Tourist Authorities, community groups and tourism co-operatives • Inbound and outbound tour operations • Transport industry • Hospitality industry and in the major group marketing agencies for the hospitality industry • Travel agency sector • Self-employment in small and medium tourism enterprises

The Tourism System Language Introduction to Communications and Information Technology Foundations of Marketing Basic Financial Accounting Introduction to Management

CHOOSE 1

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

SEMESTER 4

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

CHOOSE 1

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing course? The three year BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing is designed to provide learners with the theoretical and practical skills necessary for a successful career in a number of sectors within the wider travel and tourism industry. The structure of the course and the modules undertaken at each year are designed to develop necessary managerial and marketing abilities.

CHOOSE 1

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing

CHOOSE 1

8

YEAR ONE

WD148 DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR TWO

CODE:

International Marketing Dissertation Services Marketing The Impacts of Tourism Professional Practice Travel & Tour Operations (E) Language (E) Heritage Interpretation (E) Event & Festival Marketing (E) Web Sites & E-Business (E) Sustainable Tourism Global Strategic Marketing Tourism Branding Dissertation E-Commerce & Web Authoring Advertising Management (E) Language (E) Cultural Tourism in Europe (E) Facilities Asset Management (E) E = elective module

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Angelo Hurley BSc, MSc Email: ahurley@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD148

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“WIT offers amazing facilities for its students to work in a friendly and relaxed environment. Everything is taught in a way that it can be applied to the working world very easily, this is achieved through lots of group work and continual assessments. In my own course I get to take a work placement with a Tourism company of my choice for an entire summer which I am really looking forward to. College is all about a balance of work and having a social life too.”

Not all electives may run and depends on student demand

Dann Hurley WD148 BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies

Personal Development & Career Planning Food & Beverage Operations 1.2 Food Production Facilities Operations Communications & Customer Care Elective

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 2

Learning to Learn Food & Beverage Operations 1.1 Food & Beverage Cost Control Accommodation Operations Information Technology Elective

Advanced Food & Beverage 2.1 Front Office Operations 2.1 Human Resource Management & Training Tourism Studies Introduction to Hospitality Accounting Elective

SEMESTER 4

YEAR TWO

Unique Features of the course Students complete a placement organised by the Institute, and tailored to suit their learning needs. WIT has world class facilities which allow students to learn practical and applied skills in specially designed service restaurants, demonstration theatres, teaching kitchens and language laboratories. Career Opportunities Students are provided with a qualification recognised worldwide. They will have a strong foundation in the operational skills and junior management techniques, which are essential for supervisory positions in the hospitality sector. This qualification offers huge international opportunities.

SEMESTER 1

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the Higher Certificate in Arts - Hospitality Studies? This two year full-time course qualifies students for multi-skilled hospitality employment at a professional level. Training covers both theory and practice, including a period of work placement in the hospitality industry at the end of year one. This course is particularly attractive for those who enjoy variety and are looking for all-round experience. Many graduates go on to specialise in a particular area in the hospitality industry, including management.

Hospitality Financial Accounting Advanced Food & Beverage 2.2 Front Office Operations 2.2 Introduction to Management Marketing Principles Elective

CODE:

LEVEL:

WD173

6

DURATION: 2 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 215 205

Notes: • Fáilte Ireland currently pay the registration fee on this course for successful applicants • Students on this course will be required to provide their own uniforms and equipment for practical classes; estimated cost E275 Follow on Study BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management WD091

“I have really enjoyed the course as a whole, and the subjects it entails. Coming to Waterford from Kilkenny has been a positive experience. The transition of moving from secondary school to third level education in Waterford Institute of Technology has given me a great sense of independence. The lecturers are good to help you out, they don’t baby you but they do try to help if they can with any advice. I have made friends that I hope to keep for life, and the class has had some fun nights out. There are plenty of clubs and societies available to join, but the cherry on top has been the work placement. I got paid summer work placement in the Four Star Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Galway City. It has opened my eyes up to the world of hospitality and has taught me a lot over the last few months.”

Siobhan O’Grady WD173 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies

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INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Anne Grace Tubritt Email: agrace@wit.ie Tel: 051 302846 Web: www.wit.ie/WD173

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LEVEL:

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 210 220

Benefits to be gained form this course • Be qualified to work in various catering establishments i.e., resturants/hotels/gastro bars/ cruise ships/contract catering/factory catering/food development • Travel abroad as the qualification is recognised worldwide Follow on Study BA in Culinary Arts Additional Information • Registration fees and tutorial fees will be paid by Fáilte Ireland • Students will have to obtain chefs uniforms, culinary equipment and text books upon registering on this course -- Estimated cost of uniforms - E200 -- Estimated cost of equipment - E150 -- Estimated cost of text books - E200

SEMESTER 1

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE Culinary Skills 1.1 Culinary Operations 1.1 Pastry 1.1 Food Safety & Culinary Science Learning to Learn Information Technology

SEMESTER 2

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts course? This course is delivered over two years full-time. This is the course to train and develop you for the role of professional chef in the world of tourism and hospitality. As a chef you need to be creative with food, aware of cost and food safety in the kitchen environment. On completing this course you will have the foundation and knowledge to further your career in today’s fast growing industry. Training covers theory and practice in professional cookery. Worked based learning takes place during the summer months in catering establishments throughout the country.

Culinary Skills 1.2 Culinary Operations 1.2 Pastry 1.2 Communication Work Based Learning Nutrition

SEMESTER 3

COURSE ENTRY

Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

Culinary Skills 2.1 Global Cuisine Pastry 2.1 Essentials of Business 2.1 Gastronomy Restaurant Service

SEMESTER 4

6

DURATION: 2 YEARS

YEAR ONE

WD172

YEAR TWO

CODE:

Culinary Skills 2.2 Buffet Presentation Pastry 2.2 Classical & Contemporary Essentials of Business 2.2 Applied Culinary Science

Notes: Fáilte Ireland will pay the registration fee on this course for successful applicants.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Mathias McGivney Email: mmcgivney@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD172

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Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism What is the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism? This course is two years full-time and will provide students with the core abilities to succeed in a variety of positions within the tourism and travel industry.

Follow on Study BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing WD148

SEMESTER 1

CHOOSE 1

Guiding 1 Work Based Learning Principles of Marketing 1 Introduction to Accounting Tourism Studies Travel Trade (E) French & Culture 2.1 (E) German & Culture 2.1 (E) Guiding 2 Introduction to Management Principles of Marketing 2 Financial Accounting Sustainable Tourism French & Culture 2.2 (E) German & Culture 2.2 (E) Travel Trade 2 (E)

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SEMESTER 3

YEAR ONE

Communications & Customer Care Information Technology 2 World Tourism Desinations Visitor Information & Tourism Product Knowledge Professional Development & Career Planning French & Culture 1.2 (E) German & Culture 1.2 (E)

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SEMESTER 4

Special Features of the Course An integral feature of this course is a period of work placement during the summer between year one and two. In year two you will also have the opportunity to specialise in two subjects, Guiding or Travel Trade Operations.

Learning to Learn Information Technology 1 Introduction to Tourism Customer Management Irish History & Heritage French & Culture 1.1 (E) German & Culture 1.1 (E)

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Career Opportunities Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism with suitable post-qualification experience may reasonably expect to work as: • Travel Advisers and Agents • Ground Crew and Reservations Personnel in the aviation industry • Tourist Information Officers • Tour Representatives • Guides in Visitor Attractions • Customer Relations and Administrative Personnel in a variety of tourism-related organisations

YEAR TWO

The subject of tourism is concerned with the movement of people, usually for leisure or business but increasingly for education, health or other purposes and how people and resources interact as the travel process takes place. It is also concerned with the impact tourism has on communities and in the management of that industry in order to maximise positive benefits.

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CODE:

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WD174

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DURATION: 2 YEARS

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 210 210

E = elective module Not all electives may run and depends on student demand

“The lectures were great and I found them to be very interesting. One thing that really stood out to me was how helpful and friendly the lecturers and other staff were. If there was something you were unsure of you would never hesitate to ask. In my first year of college I had to go on work placement in a sector of the Tourism Industry so I chose Strand Travel, a travel agency here in Waterford. I loved working there and was offered a job there afterwards. As part of the course we also went on many field trips which gave us an insight into the types of roles involved in the industry and how it all works. Also, in first year I recorded a radio ad for the WIT marketing office, to promote the college at Beat 102 103. It was a great experience and the college is always looking for students to help out with this kind of thing. Now I actually work for Beat 102 103 and am loving it. Being at WIT has given me so many opportunities and so much confidence. If you are interested in studying Tourism, WIT is the perfect place for you. There will be many opportunities to further your career, meet new people and develop yourself.”

Joanne Tubbritt WD174 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism

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REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to Leaving Certificate, students are required to attend for written and aural musical tests and to show a performance standard achievement with a musical instrument equivalent to grade 5 of a recognised music examining body. All applicants must attend for the written examination and aural test to be considered for a place. As this is a restricted course, applicants must apply by 1 February.

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 305 305

Career Opportunities A degree in music is a valuable asset for access to many other careers. In particular, music graduates are sought after in professions which demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills and expressive ability. Graduates of the course have found employment as: • Teachers • Performers • Administrators • Composers • Arrangers (in the area of music technology and other related areas) • Arts management

SEMESTER 1

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

COURSE OUTLINE

What is the BA (Hons) in Music course? The course is a four year full-time degree in music, which offers the student an opportunity to specialise in classical music, Irish traditional music or jazz and popular music. The course outline opposite shows a snapshot of modules studied over the four years.

Follow on Study Many graduates continue with one of our postgraduate MA & PhD programmes, or the HDip in Education or Masters programmes in relevant areas. Graduates can also apply for a place on our taught MA in Arts & Heritage Management.

YEARS TWO, THREE & FOUR

ADVANCED ENTRY

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

The Gypsy Jazz Ensemble pictured outside The Chapel, College Street Campus

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. David Rhodes Email: cpa@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD027

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Critical Thinking & Writing Skills Music Technology Composition 1 Performance 1 General Musicianship 1 Keyboard Skills (E) Vocal Skills (E) Feltboard Skills (E) Improvisation (E) Irish Traditional Practical (E) Music History (E) Music Research Methodologies Music Technology 2 Composition 2 Performance 2 General Musicianship 2 Keyboard Skills Vocal Skills Feltboard Skills Improvisation Irish Traditional Practical Music History Music History There is a wide range of history options; some examples include ethnomusicology, baroque, popular music since 1950, Irish contemporary music, traditional Irish music and the Beebop era.

Special Feature The course offers a balance between academic and practical music subjects.

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

CHOOSE 1

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Music

SEMESTER 2

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CHOOSE 1

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YEAR ONE

CODE:

Technical Subjects In addition students also study technical subjects such as: Music Technology Digital, Audio & Acoustics Advanced Recording Techniques Ensembles Students take part in a weekly large performance group (Jazz, Chamber Choir, Guitar, Irish Traditional and Orchestra). Major and Minor In Year 4, students can choose a major and a minor in the following subjects: Composition Dissertation Performance Advanced Music Technology Critical Music Editing Conducting E = elective module The delivery of electives will depend on the demand and resources available

“I graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BA (Hons) in Music, majoring in performance. My continuing studies at WIT are enhancing my performance and academic skills, to my highest potential. Working at the Institute and Music School has enabled me to pass my knowledge on to the young and old alike - an opportunity I find most rewarding”.

Oonagh Drohan BA (Hons) in Music

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BA (Hons) in Visual Art

SEMESTER 1

Art Core Studies 1 2D Media 1.1 3D Media 1.1 Creative IT Applications (Art) Art History/Critical Thinking Skills

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Identity and Context Arts Management Art & its Histories 2D Media Studies (E) 3D Media Studies (E)

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SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 2

Art Core Studies 2 2D Media 1.2 3D Media 1.2 Research Methodologies in Art & Art History 2D Media 2 3D Media 2 Live Art 1 Creative Multimedia 1 Photography 1 History of Early Modern Art Live Art 2 Creative Multimedia 2 Introduction to Drama Practice History of Modern and Postmodern Art

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YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR FOUR

The course is structured on the basis of a modularised four-year degree, starting with the inculcation of core skills. These are then extended through a number of thematic projects in which practical ability is augmented and strengthened by the development of critical theory. Finally, each student brings his/her cumulative learning to bear on the accomplishment of a personal artistic project.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

What is the BA (Hons) in Visual Art The ab initio four years Honours Degree in Visual Art at WIT has been informed by the latest developments in art theory and practice. These include, the use of inter and multi-disciplinary approaches, availing of the creative opportunities inherent in new media and the development of a comprehensive understanding of contemporary critical theory. At the same time, the course recognises the continuing significance of more traditional art forms, such as drawing and painting, and these are incorporated into the programme.

Follow on Study MA in Art by Research Taught MA in Art & Heritage Management

LEVEL:

WD152

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

What is Art? The concept of visual art is very broad. For example, it can refer to a skillfully crafted object or an inspired visual statement. What we can say is that visual art plays a crucially important role in our lives, enhancing them in various ways.

Career Opportunities • Professional Artists • Community Artists • Audio Visual Producers • Computer Animators • Theatre Designers • Arts Management

CODE:

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 Art: OB3/HC3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 310 320

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Creative Multimedia 3 Art - Environment Research & Project Proposal Critical Artistic Debates Major Art Project 1 Art History Dissertation Project Analysis Major Art Project 2 E = elective module The delivery of electives will depend on the demand and resources available

“My four years studying for a BA (Hons) in Visual Art at Waterford Institute of Technology were a journey of discovery. The course opened up new avenues of interest to me in photography and video which I had not expected and gave me the confidence and freedom to explore these creatively. The course also helped me discover the importance of art in culture and society.”

Patrick McArdle WD152 BA (Hons) in Visual Art

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“ The classes I found were very informative and the lecturers were very efficient at explaining the assignments, etc. Design is situated in the College Street campus, but I found that once you start in College Street you will love the place.”

David Ffrench WD137 BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications)

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Film Analysis History Theory: Critical Design Copy & Type Motion Graphics Minor: Mot Out Graphics Minor: Persuasive Graphics Illustration Minor: Prac III Digital Media App Output (E) Photo Design/Editorial (E) Graphics Major 2 (General) (E) Graphics Major 2 (Illustration) (E)

SEMESTER 4

CHOOSE 1

Follow on Study Graduates can proceed to the postgraduate Higher Diploma in Art & Design in Education and to Masters Research.

History Theory: Reading Design Marketing for Design Major Graphics 1 (General) (E) Major Graphics 1 (Illustration) (E) Graphics Minor: Branding Graphics Minor: Advertising Illustration Motion Graphics Minor: Mot Skl Photo Design/Production (E) Digital Media Skills (E)

SEMESTER 5

Special Feature of the Course The primary learning curve is to develop strong creativity that will result in building confidence through experimentation. Other special features include legal aspects and entrepreneurial development.

CHOOSE 1

Career Opportunities Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications) find work in the following areas: • Advertising Agencies • Design Consultancies • Digital Media • Television • Screen & Web Design • Public Relations • Marketing • Illustration • Printing & Digital Output • Publishing & Editorial Design • Photo & Image Libraries

Design Realisation Illustration Realisation Design Reproduction Legal Aspects History Theory: Design Ireland Photography Design/Presentation (E) Creative Digital Type Output (E)

CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1

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SEMESTER 6

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1

ADVANCED ENTRY

Design Intent Illustration Intent Practical Photography Graphic Reproduction History Theory: Being Modern Creative Digital Type Skills (E) Drama Studies (E) Italian (E)

SEMESTER 7

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 305 300

What is the BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications)? This is a four year degree course, which prepares students for employment in the advertising and design arena. The course reflects academic and creative input, which is required for the dynamic nature of commercial graphic design. The degree has been designed to be innovative, consisting of studio practice, design history, marketing, legal and visual culture. The practice-based elements of the course include graphic design/ typography in print and design, illustration, together with printmaking, digital media and photography.

CHOOSE 1

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Colour & Paper for Design Drawing for Design Painting & Printmaking 3D Materials/Construction Creative IT Skills Writing & Study Skills History/Theory: ABC Research Methods Lettering & Type Typography Design Introduction to Photography Creative IT Output

SEMESTER 8

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3 Art: OB3/HC3

COURSE OUTLINE

CHOOSE 3

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Visual Communication? Visual Communication is often referred to as graphic design and it embraces symbols, type and images that appear in the commercial public domain. Graphic designers work across a wide variety of print and screen disciplines and the end result is normally a creative output in 2D format. The area has expanded rapidly with the arrival of new technology and this has expanded the problem solving design principles of traditional design practice.

YEAR ONE

COURSE ENTRY

BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications)

YEAR TWO

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YEAR THREE

WD137

YEAR FOUR

CODE:

Major Project 1 History/Theory Thesis Entrepreneurial Skills Graphics Support (E) Illustration Support (E) Motion Graphics Support (E) Major Project 2 Major Project Extended Graphic Advanced Support (E) Illustration Support (E) IP Law (E) Professional Design Practice (E) Design Photography (E) Digital Media Support (E) E = elective module: The delivery of electives will depend on the demand and resources available

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School of Science Department of Chemical & Life Sciences

Head: Peter McLoughlin BSc., PhD, FICI Course Options & Progression Chart BSc in Science (Common Entry) WD177 BSc in Applied Biology WD176 BSc in Pharmaceutical Science WD175 BSc in Agricultural Science WD078 BSc in Food Science with Business WD164 BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation WD181 BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management WD055 BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science WD147 BSc in Agriculture WD126 BSc in Forestry WD076 BSc in Horticulture (Kildalton College) WD096 BSc in Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens) WD097 BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture WD156 BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry WD157 BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture WD158

Head of School

Paul Barry, BA (Mod), MA, DEA, PhD 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 97 98 98 98

Head: Mícheál Ó hÉigeartaigh M.Mgt.Sc., PhD

BSc in Software Systems Development BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing BSc in Information Technology BSc (Hons) in Information Technology BSc in Multimedia Applications Development BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology

Eleanor Reade, School Secretary Tel: 051 302037 Fax: 051 302679 Email: ereade@wit.ie

DEPARTMENTAL SECRETARIES

Mary Ryan, Department of Computing, Mathematics & Physics Tel: 051 302482 Email: mryan@wit.ie Nan O’Brien, Department of Chemical & Life Sciences Tel: 051 845625 Email: nobrien@wit.ie

Department of Computing, Mathematics & Physics WD151 WD068 WD028 WD155 WD131 WD153 WD165 WD161 WD168 WD180

Contacting the school

Fiona Power, School Administrator Tel: 051 845575 Email: fpower@wit.ie

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WD176 BSc in Applied Biology

WD177 BSc in Science (Common Entry)*

WD164 BSc in Food Science with Business

WD078 BSc in Agricultural Science

WD126 BSc in Agriculture

BSc in Horticulture WD096 Kildalton WD097 National Botanic Gardens

WD076 BSc in Forestry

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WD055 BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Mgt

WD181 BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation

WD156 BSc (Hons) in Land Mgt (Agriculture)

WD158 BSc (Hons) in Land Mgt (Horticulture)

WD157 BSc (Hons) in Land Mgt (Forestry)

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YEAR 3

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The Department of Chemical and Life Sciences at WIT has gone through a major redesign of its course portfolio to offer students the widest selection of courses across the life and land sciences.

Department of Chemical & Life Sciences - Course Options and Progression

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CODE:

WD177

BSc in Science (Common Entry)

Course Modules The modules of this course offer an introduction to biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing. Elective modules are also offered in specialised areas such as Food Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology. The student can get a taste of what is involved in each of these areas, before making a more informed choice as to which area they would like to specialise in for their degree.

SEMESTER 1

Introductory Chemistry Introductory Biology Introductory Physics Introductory Mathematics Good Lab. Practice and Core Skills Introduction to ICT for Scientists

CHOOSE 2

SEMESTER 2 SELECT A SPECIALITY IN YEAR 2

What is the BSc in Science? The BSc in Science was designed as a common entry course for the student who has a keen interest in science, but is unsure of which area they would like to specialise in. This course gives the student a flavour of a variety of different scientific disciplines, allowing them to keep their options open when applying to study science at third level.

YEAR ONE

Careers in Science One of the best reasons for studying science is the wide variety of career opportunities that the graduate has access to. A science degree is a well established platform to a surprisingly wide range of careers outside science (e.g. management, sales) as well as within science (research, teaching).

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COURSE OUTLINE

YEARS TWO & THREE

Why Study Science? Studying science creates a well-rounded individual who has the ability to analyse and question the things around them, and has the potential to improve the quality of life through the research that they do. Studying science will broaden a person’s understanding of the world around them and give them the skills needed to approach matters in a reasoned and analytical manner.

LEVEL:

Physical and Organic Chemistry Cell Biology and Biochemistry Physics for Scientists Mathematics for Scientists Plant Biology (E) Introduction to Food Science (E) Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Science (E) Science & Society (E)

BSc in Applied Biology - WD176 (see page 88)

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 320 355

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

BSc in Pharmaceutical Science - WD175 (see page 89)

BSc in Agricultural Science - WD078 (see page 90)

BSc in Food Science with Business WD164 (see page 91)

Progression Opportunities Upon completion of Year 1 of the BSc in Science, students have the choice of progressing into the second year of any of the following degree courses that run in the Chemical & Life Sciences Department at WIT*: • BSc in Applied Biology • BSc in Pharmaceutical Science • BSc in Food Science with Business • BSc in Agricultural Science * Programme choice is subject to availability of places. BSc in Applied Biology WD176

Science Common Entry (WD177)

BSc in Pharmaceutical Science WD175 BSc in Agricultural Science WD078 BSc in Food Science with Business WD164

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More information on each of the above courses can be found in the subsequent pages of this prospectus.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Evelyn Landers Email: elanders@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD177

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ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BSc in Applied Biology Course? This is a three year full time course. It is designed to provide students with the scientific skills, theoretical and modern practical skills to work in areas such as biopharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors. Career opportunities Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of positions in laboratories such as: • Microbiology • Food • Pharmaceutical • Environmental analysis • Quality assurance Genzyme, Teva, Dawn Meats and Glanbia among other companies have employed graduates of this course.

“The science courses at WIT are excellent in their balance between up-to-date theoretical knowledge and practical skills making graduates highly sought after by leading companies. I know the staff and community structure in WIT provides students with the tools and the stimulating, supportive learning enviroment they require to achieve their educational ambitions.”

Richard Walshe Biotechnology graduate

SEMESTER 1

YEAR THREE

Follow on Study BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management - WD055.

SEMESTER 2

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 320 335

CHOOSE 2

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Introductory Biology Introductory Chemistry Introductory Physics Introductory Mathematics Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills Introduction to ICT for Scientists Physical & Organic Chemistry Cell Biology & Biochemistry Physics for Scientists Mathematics for Scientists Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Science (E) Plant Biology (E) Science & Society (E) Introduction to Food Science (E)

SEMESTER 3

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Microbiology 1 Spectroscopic Techniques Organic Chemistry & Biomolecules Statistics for Scientists Laboratory Data Analysis & Presentation Topics in Biotechnology

SEMESTER 4

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Applied Biology? Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work from subcellular to whole organism level. It also involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products. It includes traditional processes like brewing, cheesemaking and modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.

Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Genetics Chromatographic Techniques Biochemistry Food Microbiology Applied Maths for Scientists Environmental Science

SEMESTER 5

COURSE ENTRY

BSc in Applied Biology

Chromatographic Method Development & Validation Introduction to Research Methods Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Molecular Biology Total Quality Management Manufacturing Production & Processing (E) Microbiology 2 (E)

CHOOSE 1

DURATION: 3 YEARS

SEMESTER 6

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YEAR ONE

WD176

YEAR TWO

CODE:

Protein Chemistry & Enzymology Laboratory Data Modelling Microbial Ecology & Bioremediation Applied Immunology Sensors & Electroanalysis Laboratory Project E = elective module

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Audrey Hearne Email: ahearne@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD176

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BSc in Pharmaceutical Science

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules Spectroscopic Techniques Physical Chemistry Statistics for Scientists Pharmaceutical Science Laboratory Data Analysis and Presentation

SEMESTER 4

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YEAR ONE

Cell Biology & Biochemistry Physical & Organic Chemistry Physics for Scientists Mathematics for Scientists Introduction to Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science Science and Society (E) Forensic Science (E)

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Chromatographic Techniques Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Science Biopharmaceutical Science Applied Mathematics for Scientists

SEMESTER 5

Follow on study BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science - WD147 (Year 4) - subject to application and/or interview Subsequent transfer to postgraduate courses at masters and PhD level.

Introductory Biology Introductory Chemistry Introductory Physics Introductory Mathematics Introduction to ICT for Scientists Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills

Total Quality Management Chromatographic Method Development and Validation Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Pharmaceutical and Natural Products Manufacturing, Production and Processing Introduction to Research Methods

SEMESTER 6

Career Opportunities The main career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and related industries such as • Laboratory analysis • Quality assurance • Research and development of pharmaceutical products • Environmental analysis Graduates have found widespread employment in the large number of pharmaceutical industries in the southeast and beyond.

YEAR TWO

Pharmaceutical Science at WIT Students are exposed to a wide range of state-of-theart instrumentation and equipment at WIT and learn from researchers actively involved in cutting edge areas such as separation science, pharmaceutical drug delivery, biotechnology and environmental science.

YEAR THREE

What is the BSc in Pharmaceutical Science Course? • This is a three year degree. • Students will cover areas of chemical, biological and analytical sciences of particular relevance to the pharmaceutical industry. • Quality management is also covered which is very important for this area. • A project will be completed in year 3 where the student works independently in a particular research area. • The course allows you to obtain a worthwhile qualification after three years of study. • It allows a more flexible progression to further qualifications such as transfer to the fourth year of a related honours degree at WIT or elsewhere.

Physical Chemistry of Materials Sensors and Electroanalysis Laboratory Data Modelling Inorganic and Structural Chemistry Organic Chemistry and Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques Project

WD175

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COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 270 300

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

E = elective module

“I really enjoyed the course overall, the large element of practical lab work helped to make the lecture material easy to understand and was excellent preparation for working in the pharmaceutical industry. The quality of the lecturing staff was second to none and they were always on hand to give that extra bit of help when needed. After completing my honours degree, I continued my studies to PhD level.”

Mike Kinsella Graduate

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COURSE OUTLINE

What is Pharmaceutical Science? Pharmaceutical science combines a broad range of scientific subjects that are important for the discovery, development and manufacture of drugs and therapies.

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Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BSc in Agricultural Science course? This is a three year full-time course for students who wish to work in the areas of agricultural science and agri-business. At the outset there is a strong emphasis on the sciences. The specialist modules in agriculture, food, environment, business and quality assurance are taken in years 2 and 3. Career Opportunities • Senior technical positions in Quality Control in Agri-food industries. • Sales and marketing departments in agribusinesses. • Technical personnel in organisations offering environmental and other services to farmers. • Start-up agriculture-based businesses. • With further qualifications graduates are qualified to teach Agricultural Science, work in farm advisory services and follow postgraduate studies. • The course fulfils the requirements for stamp duty exemption on transfers of land to trained farmers (Green Cert.) Follow on Study BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture WD156 BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation - WD181 Kildalton College Students on this course take nine modules at Kildalton College of Agriculture. Transport is provided to Kildalton. For more information see www.teagasc.ie/training/colleges/kildalton.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 380 410

Physical and Organic Chemistry Cell Biology and Biochemistry Physics for Scientists Mathematics for Scientists Agriculture in the Economy (K) Plant Biology

SEMESTER 3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Introductory Biology Introductory Chemistry Introductory Physics Introductory Mathematics Introduction to ICT for Scientists Good Lab. Practice and Core Skills

Microbiology 1 Mechanisation and Safety (K) Statistics for Scientists Soils Management (K) Environmental Science Food Analysis

SEMESTER 4

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Food Microbiology Applied Mathematics for Scientists Food Process Technology Grassland and Dairy Production (K) Tillage Crop Production (K) Beef and Sheep Production (K)

SEMESTER 5

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Agricultural Science? Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines (e.g. business) to the production of quality food. It encompasses a wide range of services provided to farmers and other food producers to ensure quality standards and profitable production systems.

Introduction to Research Methods Agriculture and the Environment 1 Food Biotechnology 1 Data Analysis for Agri-Scientists Crop Technology (K) Marketing for Small Business

SEMESTER 6

COURSE ENTRY

BSc in Agricultural Science

YEAR ONE

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR TWO

WD078

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Project Food Safety Management Systems Total Quality Management Nutrient Management Planning (K) Business Management Animal Technology (K) (K) denotes module is taken in Kildalton College of Agriculture

“I found the course to be exactly what I needed. It has a good balance of modules covering the sciences, agriculture and business”.

Ilona Ni Dhubhda WD078 BSc in Agricultural Science

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Michael Breen Email: mbreen@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD078

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BSc in Food Science with Business

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

CHOOSE 1

Food Analysis Microbiology 1 Nutrition Laboratory Data Analysis & Presentation Accounting for Food Scientists Statistics for Scientists

SEMESTER 4

CHOOSE 1

YEAR TWO

Food Microbiology Food Process Technology Food Regulatory Affairs Environmental Science Bioanalytical Methods for the Food Industry Food Biotechnology (E) Food Marketing (E)

SEM. 5

Follow on Study BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation - WD181

Cell Biology and Biochemistry Physical and Organic Chemistry Physics for Scientists Mathematics for Scientists (E) Primary Food Production (E) Introduction to Food Science (E)

Placement

SEMESTER 6

Career Opportunities Recent studies have highlighted the need for a proper interface between third level colleges and the food industry that would enhance graduate employment prospects. It is envisaged that graduates would enter such areas as production, processing, quality assurance, food analysis and product development as supervisor / manager.

YEAR THREE

Kildalton Agriculture College The first year of the course involves a module delivered in Kildalton Agricultural College. Students are exposed to primary food production methods and a good understanding of quality food production on the farm.

Introductory Biology Introductory Chemistry Introductory Physics Introductory Mathematics Introduction to ICT for Scientists Good Lab Practice & Core Skills

SEMESTER 3

Industrial Placement A twelve week industrial placement in the food industry is organised in the third year of the course. This is supported by our food industry partners and is seen as critical to the overall learning experience and development of the students.

LEVEL:

WD164

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BSc in Food Science with Business? This degree course was designed in conjunction with food industry professionals to meet demand for suitably qualified graduates. The main aim of the course is to develop a graduate with the knowledge and skills to competently work in the various sectors of the industry i.e. meat, dairy, grain, bread, sugar and drinks. The course will equip graduates with expertise in food safety management, modern food processing methods, regulatory affairs, epidemiology and food business. Personal & professional development is a key feature of the course.

CODE:

Introduction to Quality Management Food Safety Management Systems The Professional Individual Food Business Epidemiology and Public Health Introduction to Research Methods

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 245 255

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

E = elective module

INFORMATION: BSc in Food Science Students together with industrial partners and lecturing staff from WIT, at the presentation of student experiences while on work placement.

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TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You are eligible to apply for this course if you have completed or are completing a BSc (Level 7) degree in Food Science with Business or other relevant ordinary degree (Level 7) from another college provided you meet the minimum requirements to apply. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation What is the BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation course? The rationale for this honours degree is based on an analysis of the importance of the Food and Drinks industry in Ireland. To support the development of the course extensive consultation was carried out with industry stakeholders. In order to offer a course with a unique and innovative approach, cross departmental co-operation has been a major feature in its development. Unique Features of this Course • The modules in this course bring together science, business, enterprise and the culinary arts responding to the needs of the food industry. It also includes real industrial type tasks such as market research, business plan development, product innovation and manufacture, sensory analysis and show casing of new products. • The sector faces a challenging environment to maintain competitiveness in export markets. Energy costs, currency costs, consumer demand, labour costs and regulatory issues all have an effect on competitiveness. These issues will be addressed by the skills and knowledge acquired by graduates to take up the challenges that lie ahead for the Irish food industry. • This one year add-on Honours degree responds to the current needs of industry in an innovative and imaginative way. The graduates from this course will have the necessary skills based on science, business and enterprise to face these challenges. Career Opportunities Our industry stakeholders have had a very active role in developing this course. Each company agreed that it was important that the students need to develop more skills that will benefit themselves, their employability and in turn the sector as a whole. This is achieved by offering the BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Innovation. Industrial partners to date include, the Dawn Group,(Dawn Meats, Dawn Pork and Bacon, Convenience Foods, Glenpatrick Spring Water), Glanbia, Diageo, Dunhill Cuisine, Flahavans, Iverk Fruit and Vegetable, Paganini Foods and Wexford Creameries.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Eleanor Kent Email: ekent@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD181

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8

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

Advanced Applications of Microbiology Food Process Technology 2 Business Management Food Innovation 1

SEMESTER 2

WD181

YEAR ONE

CODE:

Food Shelf Life Control Advanced Quality Methodologies Environment-Energy Development Food Innovation 2

Follow on Study Graduates from this course have the opportunity to progress to postgraduate study at both masters and PhD level. The Food Industry in Ireland “The food and drink industry is Ireland’s most important indigenous sector. With a gross output of over E18 billion and total employment linked to the sector at 230,000, it is a vital part of Ireland’s economic and social framework. Innovation and development within the sector is driven largely by consumer trends and preferences. Consumers are at the heart of everything that the food and drink industry does and it is continuously adapting to better serve their wants and needs.” (Paul Kelly, Director, Food and Drink Industry Ireland).

“ Food Science with Business provided the perfect stepping stone to the level 8 programme. Lecturers provided help on a one to one basis which gives the student a more in-depth understanding of the course material. Each module was tied together perfectly with knowledge from one module being applicable in another module. The skills which were obtained in Food Science & Innovation gave me the confidence to apply for an internship as assistant winemaker in the US. Studying at the Moorepark Research Centre was really beneficial and gave a flavour of the cutting edge research in food process technology and research.”

David O’Keeffe WD181 BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Innovation, with his product “MirrorPastilles”, a confectionery pastille containing active ingredients which contribute to health.

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 1

Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Protein Biotechnology (double module) Advanced Applications of Microbiology DNA Technology & Bioinformatics Research Methods

CHOOSE 1

Career Opportunities Graduates of this course have a wide variety of opportunities open to them, including further study. Career development to laboratory management is enhanced by studies in Information Technology and Quality Management. Some of the areas of employment are: • Analytical, food and pharmaceutical industries • Production, quality assurance or research and development.

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management course? The BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management is a one year honours degree course, following the BSc in Applied Biology. There is a major emphasis in this course on modern areas of biology such as molecular biology and analytical methods used in pharmaceutical and food industries.

Research Project (Double module) Bioanalysis (Practical) Cell Factories Advanced Quality Methodologies Molecular Biology & Medicine (E) Pharmaceutical Formulation & Drug Delivery (E)

CODE:

LEVEL:

WD055

8

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: To apply for this course you must hold a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology or equivalent. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

E = elective module

Follow on Study Secondary teaching (taking the H.Dip. in Education at another institution). Postgraduate studies leading to MSc and PhD. Research at WIT WIT lecturing staff teaching on this course are active in a range of successful and well-funded research projects in a variety of biological areas. Current research interests are in food microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular ecology and biomedical science. There are active collaborations with national and international universities, research institutes and commercial organisations.

“At WIT the small class sizes and easy to talk to lecturers really helped me to develop as a student as I was barely 17 starting college and not very confident in my own knowledge of science. I found the emphasis on practical, laboratory based work the most useful in my four years here. Not only does it prepare you for working for life but it also makes the theoretical side of the course much easier to comprehend and apply to the real world. Overall, deciding to study at WIT was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.”

Erica Owens BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Orla O’Donovan BSc, PhD Email: oodonovan@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD055

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Work Placement A six-month work placement is included in the third year of the course. Career Opportunities A degree in pharmaceutical science will provide graduates with skills that are much sought after in a range of sectors including: • Pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical industries • Quality control & quality assurance • Laboratory analysis • Research & development • Education & teaching • Food & drinks industry Follow on Study MSc and PhD by research. Research at WIT WIT lecturing staff teaching on this course are actively involved in a range of highly successful and well-funded research work related to pharmaceutical science. Collaborators include national and international universities and research institutes, and industrial partners from the pharmaceutical sector both in Ireland and abroad. Current research areas include: development of novel polymers for therapeutic drug delivery, biomedical research in eye treatment, novel analytical methods for pharmaceutical products, sensing devices for environmental analysis, biotechnology for drug synthesis and bioremediation.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 CHOOSE 1

SEMESTER 3

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

Cell Biology & Biochemistry Physical & Organic Chemistry Physics for Scientists Mathematics for Scientists Introduction to Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science Forensic Science (E) Science & Society (E) Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules Spectroscopic Techniques Physical Chemistry Statistics for Scientists Pharmaceutical Science Laboratory Data Analysis and Presentation

SEMESTER 4

ADVANCED ENTRY

Introductory Biology Introductory Chemistry Introductory Physics Introductory Mathematics Introduction to ICT for Scientists Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Chromatographic Techniques Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Science Biopharmaceutical Science Applied Mathematics for Scientists

SEMESTER 5

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 315 355

What is the BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science Course? This is a four year full-time honours degree aimed at preparing graduates for the pharmaceutical industry. Students will be exposed to a broad range of subjects and laboratory instrumentation relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. A research project is also carried out in year 4. The course also provides graduates with a range of transferable skills so that graduates are qualified for a wide range of science-based industries.

Total Quality Management Chromatographic Method Development and Validation Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Pharmaceutical and Natural Products Manufacturing Production and Processing Inorganic & Physical Chemistry

SEMESTER 6

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

SEMESTER 7

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OC3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 8

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Pharmaceutical Science? The pharmaceutical industry makes a vital contribution to society through the development and production of drugs such as antibiotics for infectious diseases, cancer treatment drugs and antiviral drugs for HIV. The pharmaceutical sector plays a vital role in Ireland’s economy with over 150 pharmaceutical companies. There is a strong demand for graduates qualified in pharmaceutical science and employment prospects are excellent.

YEAR ONE

COURSE ENTRY

BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

YEAR TWO

8

DURATION: 4 YEARS

YEAR THREE

WD147

YEAR FOUR

CODE:

Organic Chemistry and Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques Sensors & Electroanalysis Placement Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry IV Advanced Analytical Science Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry Research Methodology & Literature Review Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Advanced Laboratory Techniques Advanced Quality Methodologies Pharmaceutical Formulation & Drug Delivery Pharmacology, Drug Design & Synthesis Advanced Inorganic & Photochemistry Research Project (Double Module) E = elective module

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Claire Lennon Email: clennon@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD147

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“This course provided me with an in depth understanding of the core scientific disciplines. The large element of practical lab work helped to make the lecture material easy to understand and was excellent preparation for working in the pharmaceutical industry. The degree has a career orientated focus, and I found the industrial placement in year three very beneficial.”

Tracey Coady WD147 BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science

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BSc in Agriculture

Advanced Entry Students who have successfully completed a FETAC approved Level 5 or Level 6 with a merit at Kildalton College or equivalent can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Agriculture. Students can apply through the WIT website (www.wit.ie/advancedentry) or contact the course leader.

‘’The combination of farming and managerial skills I learnt at WIT and Kildalton equipped me extremely well for my current job as farm manager at a Teagasc research farm at Moorepark. It is different from running an ordinary commercial farm because the stock and grassland management is designed for research programmes but I am learning a lot from other staff.’’

Aidan Brennan WD126 BSc in Agriculture

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1

Environmental Science Crop Technology Dairy Production Cattle Production Sheep Production (E) Mechanisation (E) Farm Buildings (E) Fabrication (E)

SEM. 4

YEAR TWO

Chemistry for Land Sciences Agriculture in the Economy Animal Biology Animal Production Agricultural Mechanisation Tillage Crop Production

WD126

7

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 355 380

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Placement

SEMESTER 5

Farm Placement In the second year of the course students spend 12 weeks on farms specially chosen by Teagasc in order to get practical experience on high quality commercial farms. A number of students choose to travel overseas for farm experience e.g. New Zealand.

YEAR THREE

Kildalton College Students take agriculture-based modules at Kildalton Agricultural College and scientific related modules are taken at WIT. A free bus service operates between WIT and Kildalton.

Introduction to Farm Accounts Plant Biology Communication Skills Computer Applications Mechanisation & Safety Animal Breeding & Welfare

Soils Management Agriculture and Environment Food Analysis & Development ICT & Business Writing Marketing for Small Business Business Management

SEMESTER 6

YEAR ONE

COURSE OUTLINE

Career Opportunities • Managers of modern farm enterprises • Managers in Agri-Food cooperatives • Managers in Meat processing plants • Sales positions in Agribusiness Follow on study BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture WD156

LEVEL:

DURATION: 3 YEARS

What is the BSc in Agriculture course? Agriculture is of major importance to the Irish economy and most farms are family-operated with the farmer being the owner and manager and operator. The first two years of the course concentrates on equipping the student with the knowledge and skills needed to manage a modern commercial farm. The third year aims to expand the student’s business, managerial, scientific and IT skills. This course fulfils the requirements for stamp duty exemption or land transfer for farmers (Green Cert.)

CODE:

Quality Food Production Food Safety Management Systems Agricultural Entrepreneurship Financial Management Systems Project Research & Design Farm Business E = elective module

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Dr. Tony Woodcock Email: twoodcock@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD126

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ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BSc in Forestry course? The BSc in Forestry is a three year degree course that prepares students for a professional career in Forest Management. Career Opportunities • Forest Estate Manager • Forest Operations Contractor • Forest Management Consultant • Forest Nursery Management • State Agencies • Development Agencies Fieldwork & Placement Fieldwork and field trips are an essential element of the course. Typically, 25% to 50% of course scheduled hours consist of fieldwork elements. Fieldtrip locations include local forests, wood processing industries, JFK Arboretum, and annual overnight fieldtrips to Kerry, Wicklow, the Midlands and the West. Students will undertake a work placement in the second semester of Year 2. Placements may be arranged in Ireland or abroad. Follow on study BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry - WD157 WIT Forestry also has transfer links with the Level 8 Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Forestry) degree, University College Dublin; International Timber Trade and Tropical Forestry, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences; and Honours degrees in forestry at University of Cumbria, University of Aberdeen and Inverness College.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Tom Kent BAgrSc (Forestry), MSIF Email: tkent@wit.ie Tel: 051 302646 Web: www.wit.ie/WD076

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 270 295

Plant Biology Forest Establishment Mechanisation & Safety Dendrology Mathematics for Forestry Information & Communication Technology for Forestry Forest Surveying & Mapping Forest Practice Wood Science Earth Science Communications Methods Chemistry for Land Scientists Semesters 3 & 4 focus on developing technical forestry skills and preparing students for the forestry work placement.

SEMESTER 3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Semesters 1 & 2 provide each student with grounding in the sciences applying to forestry and the main forestry practices while developing communication and computer skills.

SEM. 4

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Timber Technology Forest Mensuration Forest Protection Soils Management Forestry & the Environment Applied Geographical Information Systems Placement Semesters 5 & 6 concentrate on professional aspects of forestry. Each student undertakes a Forest Management Plan that brings together experience developed through the entire course.

SEMESTER 5

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Forestry? Forestry is the study of forests as a natural resource. Forests are an important part of the environment, provide timber and other products and are used for a wide range of recreation activities. The role of foresters is to manage forests so that people can benefit from this natural resource on a sustainable basis. Foresters may work with landowners in planting new forests, manage existing forests or work with sawmills in harvesting and supplying timber.

SEMESTER 6

COURSE ENTRY

BSc in Forestry

YEAR ONE

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR TWO

WD076

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Forest Economics Sustainable Forest Management Principles of Silviculture Forest Inventory Forest Harvesting Forest Inventory Project Plantation Silviculture Commercial Forestry Practices Forest Planning Forest Engineering Small Enterprise Management Forest Management Plan

“The course is both practical and scientific and the course subjects are very relevant to the industry. If this forestry course did not exist in the South East I would not have a job today. The course gave me a good general background to the Irish forest industry. Through course work, projects, reports and especially deadlines I found that the course prepared me well for my working life. Without doubt my favourite element of the course was the regular forestry related field trips. During these trips we usually got to meet some very interesting and knowledgeable people. We also got to see Forestry machinery, procedures and practices at first hand.”

Kevin Power WD076 BSc in Forestry

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BSc in Horticulture Waterford - Kildalton College OR Dublin - National Botanic Gardens What is Horticulture? Horticulture is a very diverse industry and career opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas, from producing plants for garden centres, working on golf courses, landscaping, through to fruit and vegetable production. Many horticulturists are managers or self-employed and need business as well as horticultural skills.

SEMESTER 1 CHOOSE 1

Horticulture Business Accounting Biodiversity and Horticulture Plant Identification and Use Major Elective: Landscape Design (E) Nursery Stock Production (E) Market Gardening (E) Turfgrass (E) Minor Elective: Garden Management (E) Floristry (E) Protected Crop Production (E)

CHOOSE 1

YEAR ONE

SEMESTER 2

Chemistry for Land Scientists Soils Management Plant Propogation Plant Identification & Garden Maintenance Horticultural Mechanisation Horticulture Building Construction

SEMESTER 3

YEAR TWO

Career Opportunities • Employment as gardeners in public parks and grounds • Landscape design • Landscape construction • Greenkeeping - maintenance of golfcourses and sports fields • Nursery stock production - producing plants for the horticultural industry • Garden maintenance contractors • Food production • Gardeners in private and heritage gardens • Garden centres

Plant Identification & Specification Plant Biology Plant Protection Communication Skills Computer Applications Mechanisation & Safety

SEM. 4

What is the BSc in Horticulture course? This is a three year full-time course designed to train professional horticulturists. The course is run in conjunction with Teagasc. Students can choose to study in Waterford at WIT and Teagasc, Kildalton College OR they can study in Dublin at the Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens. There are separate CAO codes for the Waterford and Dublin locations.

COURSE OUTLINE

Placement

CHOOSE 2

YEAR THREE

Placement In year 2, one semester is spent on placement either in Ireland or abroad. This is an opportunity for you to see and implement the key horticultural skills you have learnt in college.

SEMESTER 6

National Botanic Gardens - WD097 Students on this course will be based in the Teagasc College at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

SEMESTER 5

Kildalton College - WD096 Students on this course study both at WIT and at Kildalton College, Piltown. The laboratory-based scientific and business modules are taken at WIT and the horticulture-based modules are taken at Kildalton. A free bus service operates between Kildalton and WIT.

CHOOSE 1

Follow on study BSc (Hons) in Land Management - WD158

Marketing for Small Business Small Business Management People Management Project Research Major Elective: Landscape Design (E) Turfgrass (E) Market Garden (E) Nursery Stock Production (E) Law for Horticulturists Horticulture Taxation & PRSI Customer Service Management Project Implementation Electives: Horticulture Therapy (E) Greenkeeping (E) Landscape Design Advanced (E) Garden Centre Operation (E) CAD (E) Horticulture Quality Assurance (E) Field Crop Production (E) Interior Landscaping (E)

CODE:

LEVEL:

WD096 WD097

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

COURSE LOCATIONS

WD096 (Waterford Location) WD097 (Dublin Location)

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: WD096 220 220 WD097 210 205

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have successfully completed a FETAC-approved Level 5 (pre-2012) or Level 6 (pre-2013) in Horticulture, at a Teagasc college e.g. Kildalton college or the Botanic Gardens can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Horticulture. Students who have completed a National Diploma or Certificate in Horticulture under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture, ACOT or Teagasc can apply to transfer into Year 3. Contact the course leader for further information or see www.wit.ie/advancedentry

E = elective modules are subject to class size & timetable constraints. Some electives require prerequisites.

INFORMATION: “Waterford Harvest Festival – Venture into the Wild” by Gerard Mullen, BSc in Horticulture Graduate 2013 Bloom Gold Winner in the Overall Large Garden Category Award. Gerard designed a contemporary modern structure set in a garden inspired by a wild wetland habitat. He went on to win the Designers Choice Award 2013, and his other gardens have won several awards with two previous Gold medals at Bloom.

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COURSE LEADER: Kildalton Cara T. Daly Email: cdaly@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD096 COURSE LEADER: Dublin Una McDermott Email: umcdermott@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD097

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How is the BSc (Hons) in Land Management structured? The BSc (Hons) in Land Management is a one year add-on course that prepares students for a professional career or postgraduate education in either Agriculture, Forestry or Horticulture. The year consists of two semesters each comprising 6 modules. Some of the modules will be common to all students while other modules will be specific to their stream or discipline. Research Project: A research project will be carried out by each student throughout the two semesters of the add-on year. This will enable students to learn the rudiments of carrying out research and how to write up a scientific report. It may also help them to determine whether they would like to obtain a postgraduate qualification (Masters or PhD) after they graduate. Career Opportunities The Bsc (Hons) in Land Management prepares graduates for careers in the Agricultural, Forestry or Horticulture sectors. The course is designed to give students of these disciplines additional business acumen and to increase their wide ranging practical, technical and professional skills obtained in their previous courses. Graduates may follow careers in: • Forest management • Managers of progressive farm enterprises • Managers of agri-food • Cooperatives • Nursery stock production • Wood processing industry • Garden centres • State and Development agencies • Landscape contracting

INFORMATION:

CHOOSE 1

REQUIREMENTS: You are eligible to apply for this course if you have completed or are completing a BSc (Level 7) degree in either Agriculture Science, Forestry or Horticulture, or other relevant ordinary degree (Level 7) from another college provided you meet the minimum requirements to apply.

SEMESTER 1

COURSE ENTRY

COURSE OUTLINE

CHOOSE 1

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY

What is the BSc (Hons) in Land Management? This one year add-on course aims to give students with BSc (Level 7) degrees in Agricultural Science, Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry the opportunity to obtain an Honours (level 8) degree in their respective disciplines. Using the invaluable expertise of both the School of Science and School of Business together with input from Teagasc, the course aims to increase the students knowledge of their respective disciplines while also improving the students business acumen.

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture/Forestry/Horticulture

SEMESTER 2

8

CHOOSE 1

WD156 WD157 WD158

CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1 CHOOSE 1

LEVEL:

YEAR ONE

CODE:

ALL STUDENTS: Student Project (Research Methods) Statistics for Research FORESTRY STUDENTS: Project Management Professional Development Marketing for Small Business Advanced Silviculture Supply Chain Management HORTICULTURE STUDENTS: Project Management Professional Development Horticulture Site Management MIS and eBusiness AGRICULTURE STUDENTS: Livestock Management Crop Management MIS and eBusiness Project Management Professional Development ALL STUDENTS: Student Project (Completion) FORESTRY STUDENTS: Geographic Information Systems Financial Management Systems Managing People Rural Entrepreneurship Biodiversity Management Sustainable and Renewable Energy Integrated Pest Management AGRICULTURE STUDENTS: Managing People Soil Nutrient Management Economics for Agriculture Biodiversity Management Sustainable and Renewable Energy Integrated Pest Management HORTICULTURE STUDENTS: Organisational Behaviour Management Public Relations Management Rural Entrepreneurship Biodiversity Management Sustainable and Renewable Energy Integrated Pest Management Designing for Special Needs Environmental Education Landscape Planning

“...I found the year challenging but extremely interesting. Setting up and running the final year project was the highlight for me...it has encouraged me to progress further into research.”

William Burchill

COURSE LEADER: Dr. Nick McCarthy BAgrSc (Forestry), PhD Email: nmccarthy@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD156 www.wit.ie/WD157 www.wit.ie/WD158

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BSc in Software Systems Development What is Software Systems Development? Software Systems Development is about the design and development of computer systems and the application of technology for all sectors of industry, particularly the business sector. SEMESTER 1

YEAR ONE

SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

YEAR TWO

Object Oriented Programming Principles Systems Implementation Fundamentals Client Side Programming Statistical Analysis Business Processes Critical Thinking & Learning Data Structures Database Fundamentals Software Engingeering Human Computer Interaction Network Fundamentals Stream Electives*

SEMESTER 4

Career Opportunities Graduates of the BSc in Software Systems Development may find employment in the following positions: • Software Business Analyst • Database Administrator • IT Consultant • Software Engineer/Developer • Software Trainer • Web Developer

Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals Systems Analysis Fundamentals Web Programming Computer Essentials Mathematics Communication Skills

Event Driven Programming Database Systems Server Side Programming Systems and Information Internetworking Stream Electives

SEM. 5

Flexible Semester The course includes a flexible learning semester in year three. The flexible semester is a non-contact semester and consists of one of the following options: • Industrial Placement (paid/unpaid) • Active Service Learning (voluntary) • Industry-accredited courses • Placement in a designated Research environment • Placement in a Commercial Innovation/Incubation unit • Study Abroad

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR THREE

The focus of the course is to equip the student with a broad range of software development skills that can be applied across a large number of sectors - private and public - including hospitals, schools, banks, the retail sector and the automotive industry. The course will also equip the student with the other skills required to work in the software systems industry, including the ability to work as part of a development team, and the ability to work with the system user through all stages of system development.

LEVEL:

WD151

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

Flexible Semester

SEMESTER 6

What is the BSc in Software Systems Development course? The BSc in Software Systems Development is a three year ordinary degree course. At the heart of this course is the belief that software should be imaginative and satisfy the needs of people who will be using it. The course is relevant to the real world and is modelled on good practice in industry.

CODE:

GUI Development Advanced Databases User Centred Design Organisational IS Security Principles Stream Electives

COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 200 200

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

*In semester 3, students choose a stream option and choose electives from that stream in subsequent semesters. Elective options currently include: German, French, Psychology, Enterprise.

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“The course is very enjoyable, with varied subjects that give you a feel for different aspects of computing, such as programming, web design and database management to name but a few. This can really help students to explore potential career paths. The lecturers are very accommodating and go out of their way to help you and to ensure that you get the most out of your course. The option to go on work experience in the fifth semester, or to study in Europe, is an excellent opportunity. I will be spending my next semester in a University in Prague and I am really looking forward to this opportunity to experience the culture of a different country.”

David Arnott WD151 BSc in Software Systems Delopment

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INFORMATION: COURSE LEADERS: Brendan Lyng Email: blyng@wit.ie Mary Lyng Email: mlyng@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD151

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REQUIREMENTS: The minimum entry requirements are a relevant degree in computing. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

The course includes the choice of one of the three streams: Language, Psychology or Software Business. Career Opportunities • Analyst/Programmer • Applications Programmer • Computer Sales Support • Database Administrator • Information Technology Consultant • Software Engineer • Software Trainer • Systems Designer • Systems Programmer

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 1

COURSE ENTRY

What is the BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development course? The BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development is a one year add-on honours degree for students who have successfully completed an ordinary degree in computing. The focus of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to work in the software development industry and make a contribution to the organisation that employs you.

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TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY

BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development

SEMESTER 2

8

DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

CHOOSE 1

WD068

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Project Analysis & Design Advanced Database Systems Web Server Programming IT Security Inter Organisation Information Systems Social Psychology (E) IS Project Management (E) French (E) German (E) Project Construction & Testing Dynamic Web Development Software Frameworks Business Intelligence Database Administration Organisational Psychology (E) Software Business (E) French (E) German (E)

Graduates have found employment in the following companies: • Irish Life • Sun Life Financial • Garda Síochána • Logica • Acumen Recruitment • Glanbia • AIB • SAP Follow on Study WIT Postgraduate studies by Research

“I completed an Ordinary Degree in Software Systems Development, then an Honours Degree in Software Systems Development. During the course I took part in work experience in the second semester of third year. I worked in Bausch & Lomb gaining experience in software testing. This involved unit testing and functional testing on many different software applications as part of a global ERP system upgrade project. The lecturers at WIT really helped a lot in projects, problems and queries that were made. They really go that extra mile to give you the help that you need to achieve your goals in college.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Brenda Mullally PhD, BSc Email: bmullally@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD068

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I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to work with new software tools and technologies that really can impact how companies operate and how people live their lives. Every day in college was a challenge and unpredictable but that is what made it so interesting.

Tom Dunphy WD068 BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing What is Applied Computing? Applied Computing is the application of classic and leading edge computing concepts and technologies to different, current problem areas. These concepts and technologies can be applied at the different levels of system development from project analysis and implementation to project management.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 3

Internetworking Data Structures Statistics & Probability Databases Two Electives from a stream

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COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OB3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 295 300

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Component Development Database Systems Applied Cryptography Preparation for Flexible Semester Two Electives from a stream

SEM. 6

SEMESTER 5

Algorithms Data Communications Mathematical Methods Information Modelling Digital Electronics One Elective from a stream

SEMESTER 4

SEMESTER 2

YEAR ONE

Programming Fundamentals 2 Systems Analysis Critical Thinking Skills Computer Architecture Applied Calculus Operating Systems

Work Placement

SEMESTER 7

Placement Students take part in a (paid) work placement in year 3. This placement takes place in a software house or the IT department of a large company or industry. Companies such as AIB, Microsoft, TSSG have a long association with the placement of our students. Students have found this an invaluable experience.

YEAR FOUR

Career Opportunities • Programmer • Information Systems Analyst • Project Manager • Systems Architect • Web Developer • Games Programmer • Automotive Software Designer • Database Administrator Software Developer • Computer Forensics • Network Management • Education • Research

YEAR THREE

As new and exciting areas emerge, we design streams to address these areas so these lists may have even more choice than is currently available.

Foundations of Computing Programming Fundamentals 1 Web Design Physics for Computing The Computing Industry Discrete Mathematics

Artificial Intelligence Distributed Systems Formal Specifications Project 1 Two Electives from a stream

SEMESTER 8

The main part of the course equips you with strong programming/systems development/problem solving skills. You will choose a stream which will give you an opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice. Currently we have six streams on offer: • Game Development • Computer Forensics • Audio Technology • Networks • Embedded Systems (including automotive design) • Information Systems

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DURATION: 4 YEARS

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR TWO

What is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing course? This is a four year honours degree course. It is the oldest degree in WIT, and has a solid and unrivalled reputation in the computing industry in Ireland.

CODE:

Database Administration Project 2 Two Electives from a stream One free Elective

Follow on Study Postgraduate degrees, both research and taught masters and research based PhD’s in the area of computing.

“ I am currently working in Cambridge U.K. as a Systems Engineer for an automotive company, I am now doing work with hardware, software, electronics and engineering which are being used in high end car manufactures (Jaguar & Aston Martin to name a few). On completing my degree I had a job waiting for me, I don’t believe I would have gotten such an interesting job like I have if it wasn’t for the skills and knowledge I’ve gained from the Applied Computing course. “

David Evans WD028 BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing

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INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Mairéad Meagher BSc, MPhil Email: mmeagher@wit.ie or computing@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD028

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ADVANCED ENTRY Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BSc in Information Technology? This course provides a variety of computer-based skills for the modern work place. It includes a good foundation in Information Technology, Web development, Multimedia, Maths and many computer-based tasks that can be useful in getting that first job. The three year degree course in IT specialises in providing a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the IT industry. Studies include web page design, software development and networking. What structure does the course have? This course consists of six 12 week semesters, with six modules in each semester (except semester 5). In addition to the core computing modules WIT has implemented a modular system where students may choose modules from other disciplines, to complement their core study course. The course also offers a stream called Web Information Management. Web Information Management is the act of managing the information on a web page using a variety of different tools and technologies and these skills are much sought-after in today’s modern business context. High Practical Content The course has a high practical content allowing you to get plenty of hands-on experience. Most modules use computers for practical work and there is a blended learning approach where part of the learning is done online, supported by a Virtual Learning Environment. As you progress through the years you will learn about how companies use IT for their day-to-day business. A choice of different streams from second year on, will allow you to build variety into your selection of IT modules.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 210 200

Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals Information Technology Systems Systems Analysis Fundamentals Visual Communication Mathematics Document Management Object Oriented Programming Principles IT Applications Systems Implementation Web Design Statistical Analysis Critical Thinking & Learning

SEMESTER 3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

COURSE OUTLINE

Data Structures Network Fundamentals Database Fundamentals Multimedia Fundamentals Mathematical Modelling Web Applications

SEMESTER 4

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

What is Information Technology? Technology is all around us. We want to CLICK on everything. We like to find everything on a website. Information Technology is about managing information in our modern digital age. We use the ATM machine, top-up our phone, download music or send photos to friends - these activities are part of our normal day. Information Technology helps us to understand what is happening behind the scenes when modern technology is used.

Event Driven Programming Internetworking Database Systems Multimedia Development Management Science Meta - information

SEM. 5

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

Flexible Semester

SEMESTER 6

COURSE ENTRY

BSc in Information Technology

YEAR ONE

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR TWO

WD155

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Security Principles Systems Development GUI Development MIS Fundamentals Hypermedia Systems Advanced Databases

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Flexible Semester Semester 5 is a flexible semester. This semester provides an opportunity for you to engage in work placement, exchange courses abroad or professional development courses in IT related areas.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADERS: Sinead O’Leary & Ann Vereker Email: computing@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD155

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What career opportunities will I have? • Systems analyst/programmer • Information architect • Programmer • Web applications developer • Technical support • Database administrator • Information technology consultant • Software trainer

“I found the course challenging but rewarding at the same time. Programming and Web-Design were my favourite modules; I enjoyed the challenge of these modules. I found 1st year opened many opportunities in which I could branch into when finishing this course. The vast amount of support available in WIT helped me relax and settle in along with all the social clubs and societies.” David Kennedy WD155 BSc in Information Technology

Waterford Institute of Technology SCIENCE www.wit.ie


BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Career Opportunities The main career roles for graduates are in the following areas: • Database Developer / Administrator • I.T. Consultant • Network Engineer • Security Consultant • Information Systems Manager • E-Business Provider

LEVEL:

WD131

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

What is the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology course? The BSc (Hons) in Information Technology is a one year add-on honours degree for students who have successfully completed an ordinary degree in computing. The focus of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to work in Information Technology and make a contribution to the organisation that employs you.

CODE:

Project Analysis & Design Data Warehousing InterOrg Information Systems Web Retrieval Systems IS Project Management E-Learning Strategies Project Construction & Testing Web Service Development Network Technologies Data Administration Business Intelligence Software Frameworks Cloud Infrastructure German B1.3

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc in Information Technology or equivalent to apply for this course. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Graduates have found employment in the following areas: • Banking • Services • Pharmaceutical • Manufacturing • Civil Service Follow on Study Students who complete this course may avail of the taught or research masters programme (MSc) in the area. On completion of an MSc, students will have the opportunity to pursue a PhD programme.

“ I enjoyed how the course varied. The topics covered were quite diverse, ranging from the business side of organisations (e.g. supply chain), to database development and Java development. The class was small so we all got to know each other well. I also liked that we were mixed with a number of international students. It helped to broaden our minds by learning about different cultures.”

Shane Hoban WD131 BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

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INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: TJ McDonald Email: computing@wit.ie Tel: 051 302683 Web: www.wit.ie/WD131

Waterford Institute of Technology SCIENCE 105


YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 210 205

ADVANCED ENTRY Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

What is the BSc in Multimedia Applications Development? This is a three year course, which prepares students for employment primarily in the software industry but also in the IT sector in general. Many graduates also find employment in the entertainment industry. The course addresses issues of professional importance to the multimedia developer, while continuing the development of the student in the core areas of multimedia and computing. What will the BSc in Multimedia Applications Development enable you to do? • Produce and integrate multimedia rich elements, such as images, sound, video and animations • Create complex interactive applications, through programming and/or scripting, particularly for the World Wide Web • Help people by allowing them to avail of the best technological solutions. Career Opportunities In the ongoing development of Ireland’s knowledge economy and in today’s ever growing web and multimedia design industry, WIT’s multimedia past graduates are involved in areas such as multimedia applications support, web development, development of training products, multimedia software development, graphic designers, photography, DJ’ing, animations and games development.

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Mathematics for Computing Computer Essentials Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals Communication Skills Basic Graphic Design Multimedia Imaging Mathematics Modelling and Statistics Introduction to Software Engineering Object Oriented Programming Principles Critical Thinking & Learning Music Skills Multimedia Web Design

SEMESTER 3

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OD3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

Digital Audio Production Database Fundamentals Server Side Scripting Human Computer Interaction Motion Graphics Web Development

SEMESTER 4

LEAVING CERT: 5 subjects: OD3 or better

What is Multimedia Applications Development? Multimedia Applications Development is the creation of exciting, interactive multimedia systems, such as games, websites, eLearning software to name a few. These innovative systems make extensive use of various media elements such as text, graphics, audio, images, video, and 2D & 3D animations. Given the skills to use your creative ability, computer skills and artistic talent, graduates will be skilled to work in today’s highly dynamic, high-tech digital environment. As a multimedia professional, graduates will be competent in using a variety of skills to produce the most modern and innovative multimedia designs, animations and programming applications.

Software Engineering (OOD) Database Systems Multimedia Data Structures Convergent Media Technologies Traditional Graphic Design Mathematics for Graphics

SEM. 5

COURSE ENTRY

BSc in Multimedia Applications Development

SEMESTER 6

7

DURATION: 3 YEARS

YEAR ONE

WD153

YEAR TWO

LEVEL:

YEAR THREE

CODE:

Flexible Semester

Security Principles Network Systems and Concepts Multimedia Programming eLearning and Accessibility Digital Graphic Design 3D and Video

All graduates will be comfortable working in the diverse areas of multimedia, both in application development and content creation, as part of a multi-disciplinary theme.

INFORMATION:

Graduates have been placed in both local and international companies that include: AOL, Dell, Sun Life Financial, HSE, WIT, Aer Lingus Airlines, Aura Internet Services Ltd., Multimedia Solutions, Achieve Website Design, Angel Design. Graduates have also been successful in setting up their own business to become self-employed graphic designers, photographers and web designers.

COURSE LEADER: Caroline Cahill Email: ccahill@wit.ie Web: www.wit.ie/WD153

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“ During my years at WIT I have continuously used the skills I developed through the multimedia course and have undertaken contracts from web development to logo and brochure design. I was always interested in computing but also enjoyed design, even though I couldn’t draw very well!”

Lorain Galvin BSc in Multimedia Applications Development

Waterford Institute of Technology SCIENCE www.wit.ie


BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development What is the BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development? This is a one year add-on course. It aims to provide graduates of BSc, Level 7 degrees, within the multimedia discipline, with the opportunity to progress to honours degree level.

What areas could I expect to work in? • Software Development • Content Authoring • Media Authoring and Design • IT and Systems Support • Sales and Marketing • Education • Research • Management Follow on Study Students who successfully complete the BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development may avail of a range of taught and research masters programmes (MSc). It is an aim of the course to provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to progress to postgraduate level study.

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SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

CHOOSE 2

What career will I have? There is an increasing demand for IT professionals in Industry and Research with the skills required to drive and support the digital media industry within Ireland. Graduates should be well equipped to participate within a diverse range of industries, including that of digital media. The products and services typically provided by the digital media industry include: • Web Development • Wireless Services • Games Development • e-Music • e-Learning • Digital Film/TV • Animation/Special Effects • Digital Radio • Mobile Applications Development

LEVEL:

WD165

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DURATION: 1 YEAR ADD-ON

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE

The overall objective of this course is to develop multimedia professionals equipped with knowledge, skills and practical experience within the domains of technology, creativity and enterprise. With a strong focus on the creative aspects, there is a range of elective modules that students can choose from. These include Graphic Design, Animation, Photography and Video, Games Development, and Design for Learning. Students are encouraged to choose their own route, allowing them to specialise in the area of most interest to them.

CODE:

Management Multimedia Database Development Web Applications Development Project Analysis and Design Design for Learning (E) Exploration of Graphic Design (E) 3D Graphics Applications (E) Conceptual Game Design (E) Security Principles (E) IT Security (E) Web Server Programming (E) Enterprise Development Advanced Multimedia Database Concepts Project Construction and Testing Instructional Design (E) Practical Graphic Design (E) 3D Multimedia Animation (E) Practical Game Design (E) Photography & Video (E) Digital Marketing Skills (E) Graphic Design (E) Apple Macintosh Programming (E)

TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Standard entry to the course is based on successful completion of a BSc in Multimedia Computing (Level 7). Consideration will also be given to graduates of a BSc in Computing (Level 7) where it can be shown that a significant proportion of the content relates to multimedia. Non-standard applications will be considered on an individual basis. TO APPLY: Go to www.wit.ie/advancedentry

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“A flexible course, with some interesting subjects. I particularly enjoyed graphic design, photography and video, and working on the individual project. I would recommend the course to anyone eager to improve their skills in both programming and design.”

Niall Doherty BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: Jacqui Woods O’Brien Email: computing@wit.ie Tel: 051 306265 Web: www.wit.ie/WD165

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LEVEL:

Insurance companies, corporations, civil litigations, individuals and law enforcement all can and do make use of evidence revealed by computer forensic specialists. What area could I expect • Security Consultancy • Law Enforcement • Research

to work in? • Investigation Consultancy • Forensic Auditing • Education

Follow on Study Students who complete the BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security may avail of a taught or research masters course (MSc) in the area. On completion of an MSc, students will have the opportunity to pursue a PhD Course.

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADER: John Sheppard Email: computing@wit.ie Tel: 051 302073 Web: www.wit.ie/WD161

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SEMESTER 1

With this growth comes the need to protect sensitive data such as customer’s personal details and credit card information, confidential files and internal documents. Many companies employ full time security personnel to fulfil these roles, whilst other organisations outsource them to external firms.

SEMESTER 2

Career Opportunities The domain of computer security and forensics is growing and has become more essential than ever before. Virtually all organisations now need and use internet technologies (email, the web, ecommerce) in their daily business.

SEMESTER 3

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Computer forensics is the application of the scientific method to digital media in order to establish factual information for judicial review. This process often involves investigating computer systems to determine whether they are or have been used for illegal or unauthorised activities.

Data Communications System Forensics 1 Legal Principles of Computer Forensics Information Modelling Algorithms Mathematical Methods

SEMESTER 4

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

Data Structures Internetworking Secure Coding & Scripting Systems Forensics 2 Statistics & Probability Forensic Accounting & Fraud Audit

SEMESTER 5

ADVANCED ENTRY

Network Forensics Component Development Applied Cryptography Preparation for Flexible Semester Wireless Communications Network Management

SEM. 6

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 290 275

Programming Fundamentals 2 Applied Calculus Computer Architecture Introduction to Computer Security Operating Systems Critical Thinking

Flexible Semester

SEMESTER 7

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Just as a murder scene needs to be secured so too do electronic crime scenes. There are particular ways of securing evidence and students learn how to do this. Electronic crime scenes often involve child pornography, blackmail, financial fraud and data theft. Criminal prosecutors have used computer forensic evidence to form the backbone in murder cases and robberies through the use of technologies such as mobile phone forensics.

Web Development Discrete Mathematics Programming Fundamentals 1 Introduction to Computer Forensics The Computer Industry Foundations of Computing

Enterprise Development Project 1 Artificial Intelligence Biological Auth Systems Network Security Criminal Evidence

SEMESTER 8

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OB3/HD3

COURSE OUTLINE

CHOOSE 1

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

What is the BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security? The BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security is a four year honours degree course equipping graduates with the specialised skills and knowledge needed to secure, monitor and examine electronic crime scenes and digital environments.

YEAR ONE

COURSE ENTRY

BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security

YEAR TWO

8

DURATION: 4 YEARS

YEAR THREE

WD161

YEAR FOUR

CODE:

Project 2 Media Forensics Distributed Systems Professional Skills for Managers (E) Data Mining (E) VoIP & Security (E)

“When deciding on where to study I found that WITs BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security degree was one of the most recognised and highly regarded computer security and forensic courses in the country. I established a Computer Security Society with my classmates and organised Waterford’s first ever Information Security Conference which attracted attention from across the world.“

Kevin McGlone WD161 BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security

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BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems COURSE OUTLINE

Jack Power WD168 BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems

www.wit.ie

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

CHOOSE 3 CHOOSE 3

SEMESTER 4 SEMESTER 5

Data Structures Databases Internetworking Sound Engineering (E) Multimedia Development (E) Applied Music Skills (E) Game Development 1 (E) Console Game Development 1 (E) Digital Graphic Design (E)

WD168

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COURSE ENTRY LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OB3/HD3

RECENT ENTRY POINTS YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 290 280 This course should be particularly attractive to people who have an interest in mathematics, computing, music, video games and art.

ADVANCED ENTRY

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course. To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Component Development Cryptography Preparation for Flexible Semester Advanced Recording Techniques (E) Media Processing (E) Sound Synthesis & Sampling (E) Game Development 2 (E) Network & Multiplayer Games (E) Console Game Development 2 (E)

SEM. 6

“ I love the BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems because it genuinely interests me. I have found that it’s something I’m good at, and I love the prospect of having a career in something I enjoy. My gaming experience has also led me to find an interest in application development - which, without this course, I would have never even thought of.”

Algorithms Data Communications Information Modelling Digital Audio Production (E) Physics of Sound (E) Music Theory (E) High-Level Game Development 3D (E) Physics for Game Development (E) Mathematical Methods (E)

Work Placement (Flexible Semester) Distributed Systems Project 1 Sequencing Tools (E) Music Perception & Psychology (E) Mathematics for Game Developers (E) Game Engine Development 1 (E) 3D Graphics Applications (E) Game Development 2 (E) Sound Synthesis & Sampling (E) Console Game Development 2 (E) Live Performance Technology (E)

YEAR FOUR

Follow on Study MSc Communication Software MSc Multimedia Development

SEMESTER 8

Career Opportunities Employment prospects in computing are extremely healthy at the moment, with demand for skilled graduates exceeding supply. Graduates of this course will have the skills necessary to follow opportunities that present themselves in this growing industry as well as having the freedom to choose their own career path.

YEAR TWO

Flexible Semester Students take part in a (paid) work placement in semester 6. This placement takes place in a software house or the IT department of a large company or industry. Companies such as IBM and Microsoft have a long association with the placement of our students. Students have found this an invaluable experience.

YEAR THREE

Games: The student will learn to understand the games development process, games design theory, 2D and 3D games creation and how to exploit the potential of a range of games consoles. Audio: The student will learn about acoustics, psychoacoustics, music theory, audio creation and editing tools, production techniques and multimedia software development.

Programming Fundamentals 2 Computer Architecture Operating Systems Applied Calculus Narrative Construction Music Skills

CHOOSE 3

In Semester 3, students choose either the Audio Technology or Game Development stream, having experienced introductory modules for both in Semesters 1 & 2.

Foundations of Computing Programming Fundamentals 1 Web Development Discrete Mathematics The Entertainment Industry High-Level Game Development 2D

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YEAR ONE

The course on offer has two thematic streams: • Audio Technology • Game Development

LEVEL:

DURATION: 4 YEARS

SEMESTER 7

What is the BSc (Hons) in Entertainments Systems? The BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems is a four year honours degree course. It is the study of content generation for digital multimedia systems, its motivations, qualities and technical frameworks and the presentation of computer-based content to mass audiences in a clear and cohesive manner.

CODE:

Project Implementation Advanced Media Technologies Sound Design & Synchronisation Game Engine Development 2 Game AI 3D Multimedia Animation Software Signal Processing Photography & Video

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADERS: Robert O’Connor Email: roconnor@wit.ie Karl Sandison Email: ksandison@wit.ie Tel: 051 302073 Web: www.wit.ie/WD168

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Career Opportunities • Semiconductors • Alternative Energy • Medical Physics • Biomedical Devices • Meteorology • Teaching • Astronomy & Astrophysics • Information & Communications Technology (ICT) • Software Development • Telecommunications/Photonics Work Placement Students undertake a work placement in industry or in a research group, allowing them to develop valuable professional skills. Recent placement opportunities have included Analog Devices, Genzyme and FeedHenry (Ireland); ESA (European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands); and NPrime (Sheffield, UK). Follow on Study Graduates may proceed onto a number of taught masters courses at WIT: MSc in Computing (Communications Software) MEng in Electronic Engineering MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering MEng in Innovative Technology Engineering or Masters or PhD by Research

INFORMATION: COURSE LEADERS: Claire Keary PhD Email: ckeary@wit.ie Tel: 051 834087 Catherine Walsh Email: cwalsh@wit.ie Tel: 051 302639 Web: www.wit.ie/WD180

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“I was very enthused by the wide variety of career opportunities this course has to offer. The lecturers are always willing to help you no matter what the problem. There is a good deal of laboratory hours over the course of each semester which was always a nice change of pace from the lectures.”

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 3

To find out more, visit www.wit.ie/advancedentry

Advanced Mechanics Analogue Electronics Electronic Devices & Systems Ordinary Differential Equations Algorithms Materials 2 Science Universe and Society 2 Electromagnetism & Physical Optics Measurement Systems Thermodynamics Maths Advanced Calculus Data Structures

SEMESTER 4

Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

Atomic, Quantum & Solid State Device Physics Electromagnetism, Physical Optics & Photonics Special Relativity and Nuclear Physics Advanced Engineering Maths Data Communications Semiconductor Fundamentals

SEMESTER 5

ADVANCED ENTRY

What is the BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology? This is a four-year honours degree course, including a six-month work placement in industry. It is an interdisciplinary course which provides students with an understanding of the physics underlying modern technologies such as semiconductors, optics/photonics, alternative energy, and sensor systems. It is designed to provide students with strong and complementary skills in the areas of physics, engineering, mathematics and programming. Graduates will develop a range of transferable skills that are valued and much sought after by industry.

SEM. 6

YEAR: 2012 2013 Min points: 345 311

Electromagnetism, Solid State & Modern Physics Data Acquisition Physics for Scientists Maths Calculus Programming Fundamentals 2 Science and Society

Work Placement

SEMESTER 7

RECENT ENTRY POINTS

Mechanics and Waves Science Universe and Society 1 Introductory Physics Engineering Mathematics Programming Fundamentals 1 Materials 1

Advanced Optics Computational Physics with Research Methods Alternative Energy 1 Control Systems Semiconductor Devices Theory & Applications of DSP (E) Process Technology (E) Embedded Operating Systems (E) Database Fundamentals (E)

CHOOSE 1

REQUIRED SUBJECTS: English/Irish: OD3/HD3 Mathematics: OB1/HD1

COURSE OUTLINE

SEMESTER 8

LEAVING CERT: 2 subjects: HC3 or better 4 subjects: OD3 or better

Why are Physics and Technology important? • Physics is the fundamental science that drives modern technologies – iPods, mobile phones, fibre-optics, medical imaging systems, smart sensors, and a host of other devices & systems. • Physicists are actively involved in research aimed at better understanding and protecting our environment – investigating alternative energy sources and building models to determine tomorrow’s weather and predicting the effects of global warming.

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Semiconductor Device technology & Spectroscopic Techniques Photonics Applications Research Project Alternative Energy 2 Nanotechnology Digital Control (E) Advanced Materials & Process Selection (E) Vehicle Network Protocols (E) Data Mining (E)

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