What's New at IT Sligo - April 2021
New Developments at IT Sligo
MULTIMILLION EURO DEVELOPMENT AT IT SLIGO GETS GO-AHEAD
Planning permission has been approved for two major developments at IT Sligo. The capital developments represent a €35m investment.
The project will include a complete rebuild of J Block, turning the single floor 1970’s building into a modern four storey complex that will enhance the modern state-of-the-art campus which has seen significant development over recent years.
The second greenlight came for the rebuild of Block L. Part of the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture, this will include a tiered seated theatre which will become a cultural beacon for the northwest region.
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SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS AT IT SLIGO
Applications are now open for the IT Sligo Sports Scholarship Programme. We encourage students to apply before May 1st so they can be considered for the full benefits of the award, such as extra CAO points. Applications will remain open until September 15th thereafter.
We offer sports scholarships at three different levels – Gold, Silver and Bronze. Up to 70 sports scholarships are awarded each academic year, across a wide range of sports – from GAA, Soccer, Golf, Equestrian and Athletics to Strongman, Surfing, Chess, Pentathlon and Motorsport. No matter what your chosen sport is, if you think you could be eligible then please apply.
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ENGINEERING NORTH WEST EXPO ON 29TH APRIL
Discover more about engineering and STEM about the Engineering North West Expo on 29th April.
Secondary school teachers get to here all about the supports available for STEM curricula at 2nd Level. Join the live event at 4pm
Prospective students will get the opportunity to ask the IT Sligo students all about studying Engineering and Technology at 5.30pm
New Programmes at IT Sligo
Skilled marketers are in high demand in Ireland and across the globe. The broad marketing knowledge gained on this programme, equip graduates with the skills for an exciting career in lots of different marketing and business areas. Guest lectures, Erasmus programme, work placement, community engagement projects and business insights trips are just some of the course highlights.
LAW AND BUSINESS
This is the only three-year honours degree programme in this field available within the northwest and midland region. The programme will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities as well as the provision of pathways into further study and education. The law strand covers the law subjects to give students a good foundation should they wish to study further and qualify professionally in the legal profession.
BUSINESS AND ICT
This three-year honours degree integrates two disciplines to create unique graduates who are in high demand – graduates not only have the knowledge and practical capabilities of IT infrastructure and information systems, they also have the business acumen to understand and appreciate the business. Further study to become a secondary school Business and Computer Science teacher, plus Microsoft & Google Analytics accreditation are all options.
ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
This honours degree combines mechanical, electronic, robotic and software engineering systems that are used in modern manufacturing industries. Graduates have the skills to work in high-tech manufacturing industries to design, build and operate intelligent machines such as robots and flexible manufacturing systems. Robotic and Automation engineers are problem solvers by nature, looking for solutions to sometimes difficult engineering applications.
ELECTRONICS AND SELF DRIVING TECHNOLOGIES
This honours degree brings together interdisciplinary concepts such as electronics design, artificial intelligence, robotics and augmented reality to provide future engineers with the skills required to design the next generation of electronics and self-driving sensor technologies. Students also go on a 6 month work placement and can apply to complete their placement in Kempten University in Germany, who have close links with manufacturers such as BMW.
This honours degree programme in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, has a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on modules and project work in design and manufacturing. Modules are designed and delivered to ensure students are prepared for industrial innovation, whilst also enhancing their leadership and management skills. Students undertake an Industrial Placement in third year with options to complete this in Esslingen University in Germany.
This honours degree offers students an introduction into a wide range of engineering disciplines. Our suite of Civil, Mechanical, Electronics and Self Driving Cars and Robotics and Automation all have common first year modules, giving the students a taste of each engineering discipline before having to commit to which area of engineering they wish to specialise in from Year Two. As with all of our Engineering degrees, there is a big focus on practical learning.
Although an established degree at IT Sligo, it is worth noting that this is part of the new suite of Level 8 Engineering common entry route. Civil Engineering is a dynamic industry, which is continuously evolving and changing. This Engineers Ireland accredited programme is a unique blend of formal lectures and practical work, enhancing students understanding of the topics by giving them a chance to apply what they learn in a workplace environment.
MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS (WORK BASED LEARNING)
A new work-based degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering allows students located anywhere in Ireland spend the full 3 years of their degree in the workplace, in a paid traineeship, gaining credit for their workplace learning while studying their academic modules online. Students will learn how to analyse, design, and control the type of machines and processes that are used, for example, in biomedical, automotive manufacture and high-speed automation.
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CAO FULL TIME ONLINE
All lectures are delivered live online and students can fully participate in group work and project work by means of innovative online supports. There is no requirement to attend campus.