Foundation Programme

If you need to further improve your language and/or academic skills, you can choose one of the following pathway programmes, click on the links below

http://www.dit.ie/internationalpathways/

This programme is designed for students who wish to study undergraduate programmes, but do not meet the minimum entry requirement for direct entry (i.e. you may not have completed a 12 year high school exit examination). In the Foundation Proramme (FY) you will have a range of options, depending on what you want to study in your undergraduate programme and it will give you the opportunity to further improve your language and/or academic skills.

This programme has a January and September intake. 

Why study FY?

  • First step towards successfully obtaining your DIT degree
  • Designed specifically to prepare International students for academic study on a wide range of DIT Undergraduate programmes
  • Focuses on improving your language and academic skills for success on your Undergraduate programme
  • Ensures smooth transition to third level education in an Irish context
  • Guaranteed entry to your destination degree upon successful completion of the FY programme and on meeting the rules of progression as set by the individual schools

Advantages of FY programme

  • Delivery of FY modules by highly experienced, DIT Academic Staff and English Language Professionals
  • Opportunities to experience real life DIT lectures for your chosen discipline
  • Full access to DIT facilities, opportunities & services
  • Small class size to ensure maximum attention from lecturers and ensure a supportive learning environment
  • Additional one-to-one Maths & English support
  • Supported, student-centred learning environment
  • Regular drop-in sessions & support meetings with FY Coordinator

Learning & Teaching Style

  • The programme takes a communicative teaching & learning approach and is task-based and integrated in its delivery
  • Lecturers aim to prepare students for different learning & teaching styles experienced at third level institutes. Delivery methods include lectures, tutorials, workshops and online learning through the learning management system, Webcourses
  • Classroom emphasis is on development of skills that best prepare students for third level education
  • Students experience a student centred environment where they have ample opportunities for one-to-one discussions and support from the academic staff.
  • Students keep Individual Learning Plans to set learning goals, document their learning experiences and reflect throughout the programme.

Programme Structure

  • 1 year , intensive programme
  • 24-26 contact hours per week
  • 6 Core Modules
  • Academic Writing & Reading
  • Applied Writing - Communicative Competency
  • Academic Lecture Series 1 & 2
  • Maths ( Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced)
  • Information Technology
  • Introduction to Higher Education

2 Electives – Choose from

  • Physics & Engineering Maths
  • Biological Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Science
  • Business & Management
  • Accounting & Economics
  • Intro to Social Science
  • Humanities
  • Computer Science

You will be assessed regularly throughout the programme through continuous assessment and homework assignments; this ensures your progress is closely monitored during the year. You will also be required to complete a number of final exams for each of your modules. You must pass all modules to progress to your Undergraduate Degree.

How to apply

Choose one of the two in-take options

September In-take

Minimum IELTS requirement is overall 5.0 for all programmes. Progression to some programmes may require a higher level so please contact the Programme Coordinator to confirm the level required. Commence Undergraduate programme the following September

Fees = €10,500

Apply for September  

January In-take

Minimum IELTS requirement is overall 5.0 for all programmes. Progression to some programmes may require a higher level so please contact the Programme Coordinator to confirm the level required. Commence Undergraduate programme the following September

Fees = €10,500

 

The Undergraduate Bridging Programme at Dublin Institute of Technology is a 12 week, intensive programme developed especially for students who need further English language preparation to progress to their undergraduate programmes. The Undergraduate Bridging Programme is an ideal pathway towards furthering your undergraduate at DIT.

  • Start Date(s): June
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Fee: €3,500

Why study the Undergraduate Bridging Programme?

  • This is your first step toward gaining a degree in Ireland.
  • You are guaranteed entry to your undergraduate programme upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Bridging Programme. No further IELTS test is required.
  • It makes the transition to third level education in Ireland much easier.
  • It provides a supportive learning environment.
  • You will have full access to DIT facilities and support services.
  • The campus is located in Dublin city centre.

What is the Learning & Teaching Style?

  • You will be taught by highly qualified and very experienced academics and English language tutors.
  • There are ample opportunities for practising English and working in groups
  • The class sizes are small to ensure maximum support and attention from lecturers
  • Learning will involve many different styles of teaching such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, cultural trips and online learning
  • You will learn how to take control of your own learning and will reflect on your learning experience throughout the programme

What will you study on the Undergraduate Bridging Programme?

You will study the following modules

  • English for Academic Writing & Reading
  • Communicative Competence in English
  • Introduction to Higher Education

You will learn how to

  • Work successfully in groups
  • Study and research independently
  • Communicate effectively with fellow students and lecturing staff
  • Write academic essays and reports
  • Give presentations
  • Manage your study and leisure time
  • Work more effectively using information technology
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of your chosen discipline

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed regularly throughout the programme through continuous assessment and homework assignments. This is used to monitor your progress throughout the programme. You will also be required to complete a number of final assessments for each of your modules.

Progression

You must pass all modules to progress to the Undergraduate Programme.

Entry Requirements

IELTS requirement is overall 5.5 (Some DIT programmes will require a higher IELTS score for entry)

How to Apply:

September Application
   
January Application
   
June Application

The Postgraduate Bridging Programme at Dublin Institute of Technology is a 12 week, intensive programme developed especially for students who need further English language preparation to progress to their postgraduate programmes. The Postgraduate Bridging Programme is an ideal pathway towards furthering your postgraduate at DIT.

  • Start Date(s): June 2015
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Fee: €3,500

Why study the Postgraduate Bridging Programme?

This is your first step toward gaining a postgraduate qualification in Ireland.

  • You are guaranteed entry to your postgraduate programme upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Bridging Programme. No further IELTS test is required.
  • It makes the transition to third level education in Ireland much easier.
  • It provides a supportive learning environment.
  • You will have full access to DIT facilities and support services.
  • The campus is located in Dublin city centre.

What is the Learning & Teaching Style?

  • You will be taught by highly qualified and very experienced academics and English language tutors.
  • There are ample opportunities for practising English and working in groups.
  • The class sizes are small to ensure maximum support and attention from lecturers.
  • Learning will involve many different styles of teaching such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, cultural trips and online learning.
  • You will learn how to take control of your own learning and will reflect on your learning experience throughout the programme. 

What will you study on the Postgraduate Bridging Programme?

You will study the following modules

  • English for Academic Writing & Reading
  • Communicative Competence in English
  • Research Skills

You will learn how to:

  • Work successfully in groups
  • Study and research independently
  • Communicate effectively with fellow students and lecturing staff
  • Write academic essays and reports
  • Give presentations
  • Manage your study and leisure time
  • Work more effectively using information technology
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of your chosen discipline

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed regularly throughout the programme through continuous assessment and homework assignments. This is used to monitor your progress throughout the programme. You will also be required to complete a number of final assessments for each of your modules.

Progression

You must pass all modules to progress to the postgraduate programme.

Entry Requirements

IELTS requirement is overall 5.5 (Some DIT programmes will require a higher IELTS score for entry)

How to Apply

Apply for September 
   
Apply for January
   
Apply for June