WIT to offer extra STEM opportunities with CAO’s ‘Available Places’

The Walton IT building where many computing classes take place

The Walton IT building where many computing classes take place

Level 8 Internet of Things, Physics for Modern Technology, and Computer Forensics and Security among WIT courses on CAO’s Available Places list

WIT is to join colleges nationwide by giving people the opportunity to apply to a number of its courses through the CAO’s Available Places list. STEM courses feature strongly in WIT's listing.

Applications for Available Places opens on the CAO website on Tuesday, 23 August at midday. The final deadline for applying for one of WIT's available places is Monday, 12 September at 10am. Details can be found at www.wit.ie/availableplaces.

Focus on jobs and regional economy

WIT Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar Dr Derek O’Byrne outlined the opportunities available. “We would like to encourage students in the south east to complete STEM programmes to ensure we have a strong graduate output in these fields, to help fill job vacancies and meet regional needs,” he said.

“More than 100 courses are available to apply for on the CAO’s Available Places list and this year we have included five courses on this list across our Schools of Engineering and Science & Computing. This gives people who are interested in exploring opportunities in STEM the chance to apply for one of these courses.”

WIT’s ‘Available Places’ courses include the Internet of Things course which is now in its second year and Computer Forensics and Security – a course which has traditionally drawn students from around the country and where students have job contracts signed before they finish their studies.

There are also available places on WIT's Physics for Modern Technology and Electronic Engineering Level 8 honours degrees.

Construction Management is also on the list – giving people who are interested in the construction industry the opportunity to re-think their options and obtain a qualification in an area which is experiencing a shortage of qualified personnel.

Thorough research advised before applying for available places

“Available places are an opportunity for both CAO applicants and people who have not already applied through the CAO to apply for a course that they meet the minimum entry requirements for, have researched thoroughly and have decided it is a good fit for them,” added Dr O’Byrne.

Dr O’Byrne advises people to do their research and to contact WIT with any questions they may have about their options and offers.  

WIT has developed a number of initiatives to support applicants in making the transition to third level. This includes three Ask WIT events offering support online, over the phone and a drop-in centre. See www.wit.ie/cao for details.

Related Courses

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Computer Forensics and Security
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Applied Computing (Internet of Things)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Physics for Modern Technology

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