Academic Calendar

The DkIT academic year runs from September to August

Most programmes are organised on a semester basis with two semesters per academic year. Apprenticeship programmes may run on a different timetable. In certain cases, where work placement is involved, these dates may vary. If in doubt students should contact their relevant department office.


SEMESTER 1 - SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER                                                                                                                                                

6-8 September        Wednesday-Friday 

1st Year Registration

11 September Monday

Semester 1 starts for all 1 st Year Students and 2 nd and 3rd year Nursing & Midwifery Students 

12 September Tuesday  Part-time course Information Evening
18 September Monday Semester 1 starts for all other non-1 st year Students
25 September Monday Start date for Apprentice Block
30 October - 03 November Monday-Friday Study/Reading Week 
2-3 November Thursday-Friday  Conferring 
08 November Wednesday Careers Fair/Industry Day
10 November Friday  Undergraduate Open Day
11 November Saturday Open Morning
15 December Friday Semester 1 Ends

Institute Closes 22nd December 2017

Re-Opens 2nd January 2018

02 January Tuesday Start date for Apprentice Block
03-16 January Wednesday-Tuesday (inclusive)  Winter Examinations

SEMESTER 2 - JANUARY - AUGUST                                                                                                                                                

20 January                          Saturday 

CAO and Course Information Morning                                                                                          

22 January Monday

Semester 2 begins

23 March  Friday  Classes finish for Easter

Institute Closes 29th March 2018

Institute Re-opens 3rd April 2018

03 April                     Tuesday  Start date for Apprentice Block
09 April Monday Classes recommence after Easter
04 May Friday  Semester 2 Ends
10-23 May Thursday-Wednesday (inclusive)  Summer Examinations 
20-31 August Monday-Friday (inclusive) Autumn Examinations (Repeats)

*While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this calendar, the Institute reserves the right to make reasonable amendments to details and cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or omissions.

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