Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) was founded in 1970 and has emerged as one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Ireland through its top quality teaching and innovative programmes. Set in a state of the art campus DKIT is a Government owned University level Institute with almost 5,000 students. DKIT has the statutory authority to award its own degrees. DKIT has a full range of Bachelors, Masters and Phd programmes.
Dundalk Institute of Technology has undergone enormous change over the last five years. These changes are most visible in the transformation of the physical appearance of the campus, most particularly with the Wind Turbine, the T.K. Whitaker building, the Nursing and Health Studies building, Faulkner Student Services building and further expansion to the Regional Development Centre.
At the same time the Institute was expanding physically, the range and level of programmes offered has been extended.
There are four Schools in the Institute:
School of Business and Humanities
School of Engineering
School of Informatics, Music and Creative Media
School of Nursing, Midwifery, Health Studies and Applied Sciences
While the Institute continues to offer programmes in areas that it has traditionally strengths such as Engineering, Science, Technology and Business, it has also more recently diversified into Humanities, Arts, Music, Social Studies and Health.
The Institute has also grown its research capability in line with developing programmes at honours degree and postgraduate degree level. There are now research centres. in the following areas:
- Software Technology
- Smooth Muscle
- Renewable Energy
- Freshwater Studies
International Students at Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology has been attracting students from around the world for many years. Currently we have over 400 international students, or 8% of our student population, who have chosen DKIT as their destination to pursue their studies. We have over 25 countries represented on campus, including China, India, Singapore and the European Union.
At Dundalk Institute of Technology we have developed links with many universities throughout Europe to facilitate the mobility of students and staff both to and from the university.
A key purpose of the programme is to expand and enrich students’ university experience by allowing them to do part of their academic work in another European university.