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About Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level institution in the South-East of Ireland with over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff.

WIT offers tuition and research programs in various areas from Higher Certificate to Degree to PhD.

WIT is the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland and one of the largest IOT’s in Ireland. The Institute’s range and scope reflect the changing needs of the southeast as well as the country as a whole.

The range of academic programs is exceptionally extensive, ranging from Higher Certificate right through to post-doctoral research and covering the Humanities, Health and Nursing, Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business and Education.

About Waterford

Wonderful Waterford

waterford institute of technology - nurses education buildingWaterford, the oldest city in Ireland, is a wonderful mix of the old and the new, history, culture and innovation. It is a city of colour and excitement. A rapidly developing and progressive city, Waterford has many attractions – its galleries and museums, its busy streets full of fascinating shops, small lanes to stroll through with 1,100 years of history meeting you on virtually every street corner, choice cuisine to suit every taste and every pocket, lively pubs and friendly smiles.

The Sporting Life

Sport is a major part of everyday life in The Déise, be it participating or shouting on your team. Hurling is the first thing that springs to mind but the story doesn’t just end there. Waterford is surrounded by water, both rivers and sea. There are lots of beaches in the county, with buses every hour to nearby Tramore, where students can take part in swimming, sailing, cycling, surfing and kite surfing. Waterford also has great facilities for horse riding, golf, GAA, walking trails, tag rugby, badminton and running. The list truly is endless. The Regional Sports Centre and the Kingfisher Club with its gym, pool and spa facilities are both within five minutes walk of the main campus at WIT


Waterford has a great variety of pubs and nightclubs and a long theatrical and musical tradition. The local arts centre, Garter Lane, holds many exhibitions of art, design and photography and it runs regular workshops where young people can participate in drama, dance and other artistic activities in their modern theatre. The Theatre Royal hosts the Waterford International Light Opera festival each year along with a variety of other productions. College Hall on WIT’s campus is also a centre of choice for large-scale musical events. Waterford has become a haven for good food at reasonable prices. Gourmet, vegetarian, ethnic, pizza and pub grub … there’s something to suit every taste.


Waterford offers a choice to shoppers ranging from sophisticated fashion shops, craft shops, modern malls including City Square to superb delicatessens and colourful traditional, family owned shops. If you want something a little less high-street, there are many exquisite and imaginative hand-crafted products produced in the city and count.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Waterford Institute of Technology - Tourism and Leisure BuildingSchool of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Lifelong Learning And Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Science And Computing

Current News

Waterford Institute of Technology latest news

Top Tips For Settling In To Your Home Away From Home At Waterford Institute Of Technology

Image from Top Tips For Settling In To Your Home Away From Home At Waterford Institute Of TechnologyLooking for some ideas to help you settle into your new life? Take a look at the advice we’re offering to first year students following their big move

It has arrived. You’re finally a college student and you’ve survived your first week.  Before you know it, it will be Christmas and you’ll be facing into your first third level exams.

Getting used to a new city can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time away from home. …

WIT Lecturer Appointed Chair Of The Irish Academy Of Management

Image from WIT Lecturer Appointed Chair Of The Irish Academy Of ManagementDr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON research group, she feels honoured to be appointed this new role

Dr Felicity Kelliher has been appointed Chair of the Irish Academy of Management which aims to promote the advancement of research, knowledge, and education in the field of organisation and management studies on the island of Ireland.

Dr Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON research group at the School of Business, …

Engineering Degree With 100% Employment Rate Taking Applications

Image from Engineering Degree With 100% Employment Rate Taking ApplicationsGraduates of WIT’s Sustainable Energy Engineering will learn how to design new buildings to meet 2020 NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building) standards

(WIT) has added five courses to the CAO’s ‘available places’ places for 2017 entry.

One programme from WIT’s School of Engineering has been added to the list, the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

With a 100% graduate employment rate, the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering is for individuals who have an interest in energy, …

Waterford Gets A Self-Drive Car Thanks To WIT Electronic Engineering Students

Image from Waterford Gets A Self-Drive Car Thanks To WIT Electronic Engineering StudentsWaterford Gets A Self-Drive Car Thanks To Wit Electronic Engineering Students Eight engineering students at from across the South-East recently achieved a first for the Applied Robotics Lab with a Self-Driving Robotic Car.

After just 12 weeks of working on the project students on the one-year BEng in Electronic Engineering, an add on course for the two-year Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering had a Toyota Corolla safely finish a test drive on the institute’s Cork Road campus. …

FAQ Friday Part 3

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Part three of our Frequently Asked Questions Friday Blog is here. It’s short and sweet, just like our application  process outlined below.

Why Ireland?
  • STUDY in one of the best education systems in the world for Higher Education Achievements
  • BENEFIT from Ireland’s investment in the education system
  • CHOOSE  from over 5000 internationally recognized qualifications
  • ACCESS world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes
  • CONNECT with career opportunities with leading global companies located in Ireland
  • ACHIEVE your ambitions in Europe’s most entrepreneurial country
  • JOIN the 35,000 international students from 161 countries enjoying Ireland’s vibrant culture
  • LIVE in the only English speaking country in the Eurozone
  • EXPERIENCE living in one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world


Location:Waterford, Ireland
Student Population:10,000
Strengths:Humanities, Health and Nursing, Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business and Education
Campus locations:Waterford Main Campus
Applied Technology Campus
College Street Campus
Carriganore Campus
Waterford Treasures Building