Friday 18 January 2019

Engineering and business popular course choices

There has been strong interest in both Engineering and Business courses at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in the CAO first round offers, according to the latest figures.

The Dundalk Institute made a total of 2,608 first round CAO offers to students across the north Leinster and south Ulster region over the past number of weeks.

A spokesman confirmed that the Institute has seen 'strong interest in Engineering courses along with an increase in interest in both the Business and Accountancy programmes.'

'Last year the Institute introduced a series of new engineering courses including a Level 7 & 8 programmes in both Construction Management and Architectural Technology, in addition to the common entry programme, BEng (Hons) in Engineering.'

'These programmes have been well received by CAO applicants which will contribute to the growth of talent to the built environment and engineering sector in the region.'

He pointed out that the DkIT BA (Hons) in Business and Accountacy also received strong interest from applicants.

'Students of this course are exempt from many of further examinations at professional charter level (ACCA, ICAI). No other accountancy degree in Ireland has more exemptions from these accountancy examinations.'

One of the most interesting developments in the current round of applications is the growth in number of potential students from north of the border.

'Applications from Northern Ireland continue to grow with 53 offer acceptances at Round 1 and more offers predicted to be made in round 2,' said the spokesman

The second round offer stage concluded on Friday last 31st of August and the third will take place from September 7th to 12th September.

The latest figures from DkIT indicated that this year the Institute received slightly more acceptances from male students (52%) compared with female applicants (48%).

The college spokesman encouraged anyone considering study at third level to look through the wide range of courses that are on offer.

'DkIT has joined colleges nationwide to offer potential students the opportunity to apply to a select number of courses through the CAO's Available Places list.'

Full details on available places can be viewed at

A full list of CAO Available Places 2018 at DkIT can be also be accessed through the college's website

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