How do I get to DkIT?
Located in the north-east of Ireland County Louth has a population of 128,000. The town of Dundalk has a population of approximately 38,000 and is located just 85 kilometres from both Dublin and Belfast. The first-class road network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through Dundalk. DkIT is located just a few minutes away from exit 16 on the M1 motorway and takes just 45 minutes from Dublin Airport by car. Being a regional transport centre, Dundalk has good rail and bus connections. Travel time from Dublin (Connolly Station) is just 50 minutes. Buses arrive each day to Dundalk from a variety of locations including Drogheda, Navan, Kells, Castleblayney, Balbriggan, Carrickmacross, Newry, Carlingford and Ardee. The GPS coordinates for the Institute are 53.9835° N, 6.3954° W.
Are there online courses?
We offer a wide range of online part-time courses and you can find more information on these at www.dkit.ie/online-courses/. Online Courses at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) give you the opportunity to access a wide range of career-defining courses with the convenience of online learning. Study at DkIT, wherever you may be.
Many of our programmes also offer a blended learning approach which can include a distance learning option. Blended learning is an aspect to a number of courses available part-time in DkIT. These can consist of face-to-face teaching, online delivery and distance learning. To find out if a course offers distance learning options, please check the course delivery section on the course pages.
Is distance learning available through DkIT? Are there any online courses?
Currently, many of our programmes offer a blended learning approach which can include a distance learning option. Blended learning is an aspect to a number of courses available part-time in DkIT. These can consist of face-to-face teaching, online delivery and distance learning. To find out if a course offers distance learning options, please check the course delivery section on the course pages.
Are there examinations involved?
Many courses have written examinations at the end of semesters in January and May. In addition, some courses have continuous assessments including group work, reports, and project work. Information about exams and assessments will be provided to students at the beginning of their course.
Registering for examinations is the responsibility of the student. Students should make themselves aware of the examination closing dates and fees. Fees quoted in this prospectus do not include examination fees unless otherwise stated. Dates for Professional body examinations (i.e. IATI) are posted on the Lifelong Learning Centre website early in Semester Two.
When do courses commence?
Most of our part-time courses commence in September and January. For a class to commence it is necessary for the Institute to enrol a minimum number of students. If this number is not reached the Institute reserves the right to cancel or discontinue the course.
What courses do you offer?
The Lifelong Learning Centre co-ordinates over sixty flexible part-time professional development and lifelong learning courses. These courses are particularly suitable for those who wish to study new topics and course areas, update their professional skills or add to their qualifications. Accredited courses are offered in the areas of Business & Accountancy, Humanities, Engineering, Computing & Creative Arts and Health & Science. You can view all Part-Time Courses here. Non-accredited courses and customised programmes for industry are also available.
What are credits, levels and what is QQI?
Each ECTS credit corresponds to 20 'learning hours' (not all learning hours are hours spent in class sessions). A full academic year of study corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. 'ECTS' stands for European Credit Transfer System. It is the credit system used at DkIT and by other universities in Ireland and Europe to assign credits to a programme or module.
QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. In the area of qualifications, QQI is responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). QQI is also an awarding body and set standards for awards we make in the NFQ. The organisation validates education and training programmes and make extensive awards in the further education and training sector including in the Education and Training Boards.