Information on Eligibility & Selection
To be eligible for consideration for a programme an applicant must possess the minimum entry requirements for that programme.
Where a programme requirement is 2 or 3 honours, grade C3 or better on Higher Level Leaving Certificate papers is needed to meet such a requirement (Grade HC or better prior to 1992).
Where a specific grade is required in a subject (HC3, OB3 etc.) an applicant must achieve that grade or better in order to be eligible for consideration (H = Higher Level; O = Ordinary Level).
In the case of both Higher and Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate results, grades lower than D3 are not acceptable for eligibility purposes or for points calculation.
For the purpose of meeting minimum entry requirements, results from any number of sittings of the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination may be combined.
An applicant’s examination score will be calculated by adding together the points scored in the best six subjects in a single sitting of the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination.
Matriculation Examinations will not be accepted either for the purpose of meeting minimum entry requirements or for calculating examination scores.
In the case of course DT021 (Electrical/Electronic Engineering Honours Degree) weightings will be applied to certain Leaving Certificate subjects. See entry in the prospectus and on the website.
Selection for entry to DIT programmes will be determined on the basis of examination score except in the case of programmes which involve suitability tests, interviews and other assessment procedures. All suitability tests/interviews/auditions will be carried out during the period March - May each year (see next page).
Demand usually exceeds the number of places available and therefore examination results better than the minimum requirement are likely to be required.
When a number of applicants have the same points score, a random number is attached to the score for each course preference. This will then determine the position of each applicant on the waiting lists for offers.