Information on entry requirements and applications are provided below.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for the programme are any one of the following:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate with a grade D3 or higher in six subjects at ordinary level including (i) a grade C3 or higher in ordinary level Mathematics or a grade D3 or higher in higher level Mathematics, (ii) English or Irish at either level, (iii) a grade C3 or higher in at least 2 subjects at higher level.
  • Application with an equivalent qualification - places may be offered to applicants with a qualification considered equivalent to the minimum requirements, as determined by Dublin Institute of Technology.
  • Mature student application - places may be offered to mature students who meet certain criteria with respect to suitability, analytical skills and professional experience. Students may be requested to attend for interview.

Applicants whose first language is not English must attach a certified qualification of proficiency in English.

Please note that International students on Stamp 2 (wholetime study) or Stamp 3 (visitor/spouse) visa will not be able to register for the programme, even if they are offered a place. Stamp 1 (work permit) or Stamp 4 (resident/refugee) visa holders may apply. Assessment of visa status will occur at registration time.

How to apply for admission

To apply for this programme please use the link below. Please use the DT249 application link for application to the full DT249 Higher Certificate or degree programmes.

The online application process will request a number of pieces of information from you including your PPS number and an up to date CV. Once you have registered with the application system you can leave your application and come back to fill in missing information later. If you are wish to include evidence of previous Second or Third Level Education, please also supply copies of relevant documentation.

The success of your application will depend on providing as much of the requested information as possible.

  • ––> Apply for DT249 Higher Certificate or Degree here

Applications will be processed in a number of batches throughout the Spring and Summer. The provisional notification dates are as follows:

    - Applications made before May 29th will be processed approximately June 1st

    - Applications made between May 29th and June 30th will be processed approximately July 1st

    - Applications made after July 1st will be processed approximately September 1st.

Applications should be in approximately one week before this deadline to be guaranteed processing for a given review date.

Places on both the main DT249 programme and CPDs are usually highly oversubscribed. We therefore encourage all candidates to apply early.

How to apply for exemptions

Applicants wishing to apply for exemptions from modules on the programme must complete and submit the exemption form request form which can be found in the Downloads section. Note, if you wish to apply for an exemption you must identify the module(s) you beliee you warrant an exemption. You must also provide comprehesive documentation to support your request. A results transcript showing a module of a similar name completed at another third level institute will not suffice. You must provide a complete module decriptor of the module previously completed showing a mapping between what you have completed previously and the learning which would be delivered as part of the DT249 programme.

CPD or Short Courses

It is possible to take modules from this programme as short courses, or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, without registering for the programme as a whole. Many people do this annually for their personal upskilling in areas such as computer programming, database systems and internet development.

CPDs can lead to a minor award such as a CPD Certificate or CPD Diploma. These courses are completed in a year or less and involve taking one or more DT249 modules.

CPD courses are best suited to someone working in industry who wants a refresher on some specific technological issue, or to novices who want a small introduction to an area. However please note that most people who initially believe they are interested in taking for example a CPD in Computer Programming are in fact looking to complete the mre complete DT249 course.

Anyone wishing to move into the IT industry is strongly advised to directly apply for the full DT249 programme rather than one of the CPD courses. The reasons for this are:

  • Students have better success when they sign up for the full DT249 course as they get a more rounded introduction to technology and form part of a complete class.
  • Employers report being happier to hire a student who is actively pursuing a part time BSc than another student who has completed a short course.

If you are in any doubt of which option is best for you, we strongly ecnourage you to contact us to discuss your options with you before you complete the formal application. Contact information can be found here.

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Full Time Study

The DT249 B.Sc. in Information Technology/Information Systems is intended for people currently working during the day or who would rather attend night classes. However, should you wish to undertake a B.Sc. in Information Technology/Information Systems during the day on a full time basis DIT offers a daytime equivalent to the DT249 degree. Further information on this programme can be found here.


Fees for a whole stage are €2,820 per year. Fees can be paid in a single payment at the start of the academic year or they can be split in two with the first payment due at the start of the first semester and the second payment would be due at the start of semester 2. Please note, no exam results can be released until a student has paid all of their fees for the acadmeic year.

Individual modules cost €230 for 5 credit modules €470 for 10 credit modules and €1410 for 30 credit modules. Students do not necessarily have to take all modules for a single stage in a single academic year. Therefore it is possible to spread a stage out if necessary for time or monetary reasons.

The fees for this programme are the same for both EU and non EU students.

All fees listed here are for the 2017/2018 academic year - these are subject to change for future academic years.