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Waterford Institute of Technology has the authority to confer undergraduate and postgraduate academic awards on successful graduates.

The awards from Waterford Institute of Technology are ratified directly by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) which was established by the Government in June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999. WIT's awards are  recognised internationally and are compatible with the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS).

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Waterford Institute of Technology offers different levels of qualifications, and there is a high level of flexibility with regard to points of entry and exit along ones study path.

At undergraduate level, awards are made at higher certificate, bachelor degree and honours bachelor degree levels. Programmes leading to a Higher Certificate normally take 2 years of full-time study, Bachelor Degrees take 3 years and Honours Bachelors Degrees usually take 4 years of full-time study . On completion of one level of award, successful students can transfer directly to the next highest level.

Students who have completed 2 or 3 year University or College awards in their own country may be considered for advanced entry and gain exemptions from years or subjects of courses at WIT, at the discretion of the admitting academic Department.

Undergraduate programmes are offered by the following Schools at WIT:

Most programmes start in September and finish in June of each year.

WIT offers postgraduate programmes at Masters and Doctoral (PhD) levels for students who meet the academic requirements for admission. Achieving higher degrees greatly enhances the holders employability, earning capacity and promotional prospects. Postgraduate degrees may be undertaken in either the taught mode or research mode. Please visit the postgraduate and research sections of WIT's website for further information.

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