Prospective students – including those who haven’t already applied through the CAO – have another chance to start college this September with the CAO’s Available Places list
Waterford Institute of Technology has added three courses to the CAO’s ‘available places’ for a September 2018 college start. Applications will be open through the CAO site at 12 noon tomorrow.
They are: the three year Bachelor of Arts (Hons), the two-year Higher Cert in Business in Tourism, and the four-year BSc (Hons) in the Internet of Things.
Dr Derek O’Byrne, Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs at WIT says that those considering a course on available places should take the time to decide that the course is the right choice for them.
“A late change of heart on what course they want to do or where they want to study can result in people turning to the opportunities offered by Available Places,” explains Dr O’Byrne.
The range of courses on offer this year will appeal with a broad spectrum of interests. The Tourism course on WIT’s Available Places list includes a work placement and some students may decide to continue on to the Institute’s BSc (Hons) in Tourism Marketing instead of going directly into the workplace on completion of the two year course.”
This is the first time the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) course has been added to WIT’s Available Places offering. “Arts gives students a broad spectrum of majors to choose from as well as gaining skills valued by employers such as problem solving and critical thinking,” says O’Byrne.
The addition of the Internet of Things degree gives computing-focused students a chance to apply for a place on a course which offers a broad grounding in computing and gives students an opportunity to develop cutting edge products and technology in the future.
Available places is also a route for non-school leavers who didn’t get around to applying through the CAO and are keen to pursue a third level education. “The accommodation crisis in some cities could prompt families to realise that Waterford is a better financial option – either to live in or to commute a reasonable distance,” adds Dr O’Byrne.
Prospective students can find out more here.
Students who have accepted an offer to WIT can find out all about what to expect as first year students at the website.
Adult learners who are interested in upskilling or personal development this September are invited to WIT’s Part-time and Springboard Open Evening on Wednesday, 22 August 5pm-7pm. See www.wit.ie for more details.