Dublin Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology




Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions. As a comprehensive, dual-sector doctoral-awarding institution, DIT combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles. The core values reflected in its mission emphasize student-centred learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry, and support for entrepreneurship and diversity.

There are 20,000 students registered in DIT, of which nearly 20%  comes from outside Ireland, creating a culturally diverse and stimulating teaching and research environment.

DIT has a distinctive approach to teaching and learning: it incorporates practice-based learning, research using real-life issues, internship in the community or industry, volunteerism, study abroad opportunities, and promotes inter-disciplinarity through modularisation.

DIT undertakes research that is nationally relevant, internationally competitive and strategically important. It is strongly focused on problem-solving, and social and technological development and innovation that advances human knowledge and makes a real impact on people’s life experience. Research is conducted through two research institutes – Focas, which concentrates on new materials and technologies and the Environmental Health Sciences Institute (EHSI) - and in 16 designated centres organised around strengths in food and health sciences; social, economic and business development; environmental sustainability; information and communication technologies; and creative arts and media.

Courses offered through English


DIT has block booked suitable student accommodation with external providers, including Halls of Residence-type accommodation.