Message from the President

Your choice of higher education institution and programme of study are two of the most challenging and important decisions you will make in the foreseeable future. It is important you choose wisely and I am delighted that you have decided to explore the many opportunities open to you at Institute of Technology Carlow.

An unwavering commitment to a high quality student experience is the driving force behind Institute of Technology Carlow’s many accolades. This is evidenced by the most recent Irish Survey of Student Engagement which reaffirms our students high satisfaction ratings for access to faculty staff, with the career inspired nature of the learning and for the high quality physical facilities and support services. The Institute was again placed in the top tier of high performing Irish higher education institutions in 2016 by the Higher Education Authority.

The Institute is home to:

  • the best aerospace education facility in the country
  • pioneering software, games development and cybercrime/IT courses
  • renowned information technology facilities
  • innovative courses in agri-food including brewing and distilling
  • internationally-celebrated sports courses and facilities 
  • multi-disciplinary courses in the creative and cultural sectors
  • a dedicated multi-million euro research and innovation centre
  • distinguished postgraduate research courses
  • a huge roll-call of sporting and academic title wins, amongst other honours

The courses at Institute of Technology Carlow span the Sciences, Health, Computing, Engineering, Business and Humanities disciplines. Our courses are designed to offer you the very best teaching and academic modules on offer. Our courses are designed to bring you into direct contact with industry and employers so that you will be amongst the 92% of our graduates who are in full employment within five months of completing your examinations. Our courses are designed to encourage an eagerness to learn that will remain with you for the rest of your life.

Outside the lecture halls and laboratories, we are proud of the culture at Institute of Technology Carlow that puts our students at the heart of everything we do. Our culture of openness, respect and inclusion, whilst offering first-class facilities and amenities on our modern and dynamic campus, allows our students to flourish, make life-long friends and memories that last a lifetime.

Over 50,000 alumni chose Institute of Technology Carlow and are enjoying successful careers in all walks of life. More than 7,500 current learners are pursuing their hopes and ambitions at this Institute. Let our Institute be the gateway to your future.

Dr Patricia Mulcahy