Important additional information
Bonus Points Maths
For current information on the Common Bonus Scale for Higher Level Mathematics, please see www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/bonuspointsmaths
€1,500 each will be awarded to students entering Honours Degree programmes DT321 (Business & Law), DT341 (Marketing), DT343 (Retail and Services Management), DT354 (Business Computing), DT358 (Logistics & Supply Chain Management), DT365 (Business & Management), DT366 (Accounting & Finance), DT398 (Human Resource Management) and DT399 (Economics & Finance) who achieve 500 points or more in the Leaving Certificate Examination in the year of entry.
Foundation Level Irish
The Institute will not consider Foundation Level Irish for the purposes of entry requirements or for points.
Foundation Level Mathematics
The Institute will accept Foundation Level Mathematics for the purposes of entry requirements in the case of any programme where Higher or Ordinary Level Mathematics is not a requirement. Points will not be awarded.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme will not meet entry requirements and will not be awarded points.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme - Link Modules
The Institute recognises the LCVP for admission purposes and results in the Link Modules element of the programme will be considered as follows:
- Distinction 70 points
- Merit 50 points
- Pass 30 points
The Link Modules may be used as one of the six subjects for overall points calculation but will not be considered as a subject for the purposes of minimum entry requirements.
Compensation Rule for Higher Leaving Certificate Results at Grade E
One Grade E result at Higher Level will be accepted for the purposes of meeting minimum entry requirements provided the applicant has amongst his/her results:
Three Grade C3 results on Higher Level papers
One Grade C3 and one Grade B3 on Higher Level papers.
The Grade E result will not be counted for points and will not be accepted in any subject which is mandatory at Higher Level. It could, however, be accepted where a subject is mandatory at Ordinary Level Grade D3.
Applicants who have unsuccessfully attended a DIT programme may not re-enter the same programme save in exceptional circumstances. Such applicants must, in the first instance, contact the Admissions Office at 143-149 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 and obtain a re-admission application form. Completed forms should be returned to the Admissions Office not later than 31 March each year.
How to Apply Irish/EU Applicants
Application for admission to 1st year of any undergraduate programme must be made directly to:
Central Applications Office,
Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland.
The application form and handbook are available from CAO. The handbook should be read carefully before submitting an application. Applications can now be submitted to CAO on-line (www.cao.ie). The closing date for receipt of applications at the ordinary fee for EU applicants is 1st February each year. Late applications may be made after this date but not for any of the following programmes:
Honours Degrees Ord. Degrees & Higher Certificates
DT101 DT527 DT501 DT598
The reason for the restriction in the case of the above programmes is the inclusion of suitability tests or other assessments as part of the selection process. These programmes are marked ‘restricted’ in the CAO Handbook.
Finding Out about Programmes and Careers
There are many sources of information, some of a general nature, some more specific which will help give you an insight into different careers and the related third level programmes. Examples include:
- DIT Open Day – Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd of December 2011
- DIT website (www.dit.ie)
- Guidance Counsellors, School Principals, Subject Teachers
- DIT Prospectus
- Television Programmes/Radio Programmes
- Books, Pamphlets, Videos in your School or Public Library
- Careers Exhibitions/Seminars
- The publications of professional institutes and societies such as accountancy bodies, engineering institutions, etc.
- Newspaper articles
- Open Days
- Make contact with people of your own acquaintance who are already qualified and working in a job area of interest to you and who can talk with you about their own experiences
A facility to defer entry for one year is available at present. In order to avail of the facility, an applicant must first be offered a place and then take the following steps:
1. Do NOT accept the CAO offer in the manner shown on the Offer Notice.
2. Write or Email IMMEDIATELY to the Admissions Officer, Dublin Institute of Technology, 143 - 149 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6, (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting deferral and giving the reason(s).
3. Mark "DEFERRED ENTRY" clearly on the envelope or in the Subject Line of your email.
4. Give your name as it appears on your CAO application, quote your 2012 CAO Application Number and the Course Code of the offer you wish to defer.
5. The written request or email must be received in the Admissions Office at least two days before the "Reply Date" shown on the CAO Offer Notice.
If the request for deferral is granted the applicant will be advised in writing or by email and a place on the programme involved will be reserved for him/her for the following year subject to the conditions outlined below. If the request is not granted, the applicant will also be notified and may then accept the original offer for the current year.
You must send all communications about deferral to the Admissions Office, Dublin Institute of Technology, 143 - 149 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 and NOT to CAO.
Applicants who are granted deferral will be required to:
(a) submit an application to CAO for the deferred programme by 1st February in the following year.
(b) include on this application the deferred programme as the first and only preference.
(c) advise the Admissions Office in writing or by email of their new CAO application number by the 1st of May.
Applicants who do not follow the above instructions will have the deferred place cancelled. Applicants who request deferral in order to take up another third level place in the CAO system will not be granted deferred entry.