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The institute has three campuses: the main campus is located in County Carlow, the second smaller campus is located close by overlooking Wexford town and the third is in Rathnew, County Wicklow. All three campuses are between 1 hour and 1 hour and a half hours from the capital, Dublin.

Together there are approximately 4,000 students whose courses focus primarily on business, science, technology; these three disciplines are reflected in the institute’s seal. At the turn of the millennium the institution completed the £11.5 million Learning Resource Centre and Catering Services which won the first prize of the Irish Concrete Society in 2000.

An interesting aspect of the institute is that it is the only third level institute in Ireland to have a Computer Games Development course which was actually developed in conjunction with Microsoft. It is also one of the few Irish third level institutes to offer a “higher” degree in Industrial Design, generally seen as a continental European and American subject of study.



IT Carlow has established itself as one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and is quickly evolving into a modern hub for sporting excellence. IT Carlow offers sports scholarships to students of exceptional sporting ability. There are both Gold and Elite scholarships to offer. The Scholarships afford our sports people, the opportunity to compete at the top level while pursuing a course of academic study. The scheme is designed to nurture and develop individual talent and maintain the Institutes sporting tradition.

Our state of the art sporting facilities and growing academic portfolio of sports related programmes means we are now in a position to attract the very best athletes, who are competing both nationally and internationally across a wide range of disciplines. In line with these developments, 2015 sees the introduction of our new elite scholarship strand where we recognize the very best athletes competing at the very highest level in their chosen sport.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Business & Humanities
  • Science & Health
  • Computing & Networking
  • Engineering
  • Art & Design
  • Social Studies

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A New Perspective: Marketing in Ireland at IT Carlow – Student Blog

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Feeling unsure about taking the leap to study abroad? Ryan Teeter, our Canadian Ambassador shares his story. Find out how he felt when he decided to undertake a BA Marketing at IT Carlow and and what he’s gained from the course and this life-changing decision…

“I can’t do this. I’m not ready. I’m not smart enough.” Sound familiar? For many of you, I’m sure it does. It certainly resonates with me, …

Business Engineering Law and Technology Points Up at IT Carlow

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Following publication of first-round offers from the CAO, places for courses at Institute of Technology Carlow is in keeping with the national trend with a jump in points for courses in engineering, business and law.

“We’ve seen an increased interest in courses linked to the economic recovery”, commented David Denieffe, Registrar, Institute of Technology Carlow. “Engineering, business and law have all seen points increases. …

Institute of Technology Carlow Launches Degree Course in Cybercrime and IT Security

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Institute of Technology Carlow today launched the country’s first Bachelor of Science Honours Degree programme in Cybercrime and IT Security. The move, according to the Institute, is a response to the global talent gap for cyber professionals and one that will assist Ireland’s development as a world-class cyber security practices, solutions and investment hub.

And with cyber security being one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global technology industry, …

IT Carlow Researcher Wins World’s Largest Agriscience Competition

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An Institute of Technology Carlow doctoral research student has won outright the world’s largest agriscience competition – the Alltech Young Scientist Graduate Award 2016 – landing a $10,000 prize and a two-year fully funded postdoctoral contract with global biotechnology company Alltech.

Richard Lally, from Prosperous Co. Kildare who is a doctoral postgraduate student at Institute of Technology Carlow’s EnviroCORE (Bioenvironmental Technologies Centre of Research and Enterprise), today scooped the top award of Alltech Young Scientist Graduate. …

Why Study in IRELAND eh?!

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Why Study In Ireland? Here’s why!  


KOM Consultants are now working with University College Cork, Institute of Technology Sligo and Institute of Technology Carlow in Ireland. Keep an eye out for more information on studying in Ireland.

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Did you know, KOM Consultants are the application centre for over 20 overseas universities. We will do all the work for you. …

Location:Carlow, Ireland
Student Population:4,000
Strengths:Business, Design Technology and Engineering
Campus locations:Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow