Here is a quick guide to the new CAO courses which IT Sligo is introducing this September.
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management & Applied Technology (Level 8)
CAO Code: SG346
This four year programme is the first of its kind in Ireland to combine practical skills of applied construction technology with building information modelling and construction project management. This programme also incorporates work placement in third year, resulting in highly sought after graduates with a strong practical foundation and cutting edge construction management expertise. Read more…
Higher Certificate in Applied Construction Technology (Level 6)
CAO Code: SG308
This two year full time programme has a hands on practical focus to provide students with excellent skills in sustainable construction technology, carpentry, joinery and building information modeling. Read more…
Higher Certificate in Health & Exercise Science (Level 6)
CAO Code: SG406
This 2-year course gives students the chance to either (1) exit after two years to pursue various allied health courses elsewhere (e.g. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech & Language) OR (2) progress directly onto our Level 7 BSc Health Science & Physiology and in time pursue the Level 8 Honours degree in Health Science and Physical Activity. Read more…
BSc Environmental Science with Ecology (Level 6, Level 7, Level 8)
There are three entry levels available for this new programme. Environmental Science with Ecology equips students with the learning to manage our man-made and natural resources. With a mix of outdoor field work, high tech laboratory experiments, computer mapping, site visits and classroom activities, students gain a range of skills to become Environmental Scientists, Ecologist, Environmental Protection Officers. There are options to travel abroad, work placement, and specialise your own research project in final year. See the programme pages within, for more information
Higher Certificate Sustainable Food Production (Level 6)
CAO Code: SG405
Sustainable food production systems include all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population: from growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption,
and disposal of food and food-related items. This programme has been developed to meet the demand for graduates with integrated skills in the agri-food sector. It is science based and covers food production; food processing technologies and sustainable food production across the food chain (farm-to-fork).
Courses under development*
BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering (Level 8)*
This new programme will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to begin a career in robotics and automation engineering. It imparts the knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the design process and methodologies relevant to complex engineering. Modules will offer both an applied and practical based approach with content that is industry relevant and skills that are sought after. The curriculum includes the manufacturing, automation, and ICT technologies that underpin Industry 4.0 in order to prepare the students to the Smart, Virtual and Digital factories of the future.
BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering and Self Driving Cars (Level 8)*
Electronics is a continuously evolving area and is the driving force behind the era of smart technologies, including mobile phones, gaming, smart clothing & watches, smart bionic limbs, smart glasses and smart vehicles. This programme enables its graduates with the ability to design and develop such products, while also introducing them to the new and exciting area of self-driving technologies. The BEng in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies in a 4-year programme, centered around the use of electronics and technology to improve the quality of our lives.
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Level 8)*
Mechanical Engineers have a broad range of skills used in manufacturing and design of machines. Accredited by Engineers Ireland, this degree offers a strong emphasis on applied and practical, hands-on modules and project work in design and manufacturing. The learning experience is designed to ensure students are prepared for industry and/or progression to higher level courses while also enhancing their leadership and management skills. The curriculum includes automation and the ICT technologies that underpin Industry 4.0 that prepares students to the Smart, Virtual and Digital factories of the future. With a one year work placement as part of this programme, students will be exposed to applying their engineering knowledge in solving real world practical problems. This programme addresses the skills shortage in the manufacturing sector both nationally and internationally.