IT Sligo is a vibrant third level institution on the North West coast of Ireland for both Irish and international students, with over 3,580 fulltime students. International students make up 4% of the student population of 20 nationalities.
The Institute provides a wide range of programmes in Business, Humanities, Science and Engineering. Our educational programmes have a strong practical focus combining solid theoretical foundation with supervised projects, practical semester or a study abroad period, thus ensuring our programmes meet the demands of potential employers.
Our degrees are internationally recognised and we have bilateral agreements with over 80 third level institutes across Europe. Dual degrees and Erasmus exchange programmes at different levels add to our international profile. All our programmes are taught in English so it is imperative that students have a good level of English both written and oral.
IT Sligo is full of life with students from all over the world, you can enjoy your time with fun filled activities both on and off campus.
The campus of 26 hectares is located on edge of Sligo town within walking distance of the town centre. Sligo is a town of about 20,000 people situated in the North West of the country on the atlantic seaboard. It enjoys a very mild climate with typical summer temperatures of 16º C to 22º C and a winter range of 5º C to 12º C. It is a very scenic area with an interesting coast, hills, lakes, and forests. The town is a regional centre for administration and distribution with an industry base of multinational and local firms in healthcare, toolmaking, food, and other industries.
There is student accommodation very close to the campus. If preferred home-stay with an Irish family can be arranged.
Clubs for students include soccer, gaelic football, scuba diving, horse riding, golf, hill walking, drama etc.
A bus services the campus at frequent intervals and there is a very good reasonably priced taxi service. Three trains per day connect Sligo to Dublin and there are two flights to Dublin Airport. From London Standstead and Birmingham there are daily flights to Knock airport (45 minutes drive from Sligo). There are numerous bus connections to Dublin, Galway, and Belfast
The Institute is divided into three schools and sub-divided into Departments namely:
School of Business & Humanities:
- Department of Accounting and Computing
- Department of Humanities
- Department of Business & Language
School of Engineering:
- Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Studies
- Department of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering
School of Science:
- Department of Applied Sciences
- Department of Environmental Science
The courses generally consist of programmes of Certificate / Diploma / Degree of 4 years overall duration. Many programmes include a number of months of work placement (internship) in companies relevant to the course being studied.