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Waterford Institute of Technology

Introduction

Waterford Institute of Technology is firmly committed to enhancing the quality of life of citizens of the city of Waterford, the South-East region and the nation. WIT plans its activities with this goal in mind.

The Institue has just completed and published its Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2021. You may view the Plan here. In summary, the Plan:

declares WIT's ambition to be an international educational leader and describes the Institute's goal to be amongst the Top 100 universities under 50 years old by 2030;
identifies the ongoing Technological University designation process as an important step towards achieving this ambition;
describes ways in which the coming years will see WIT enhance its ability to be an agent for social, cultural and economic transformation in the South-East of Ireland;
sets out an action plan in seven key areas and describes the Institute's plans to enhance its learning environment and the quality of education for students;
open up the Institute to more students and different categories of students;
continue to expand its high-quality research and innovation activity;
work closely with communities and other stakeholders across the region to enhance the quality of life of all citizens;
link more effectively with international partners and bring in more international students to the organisation and the region;
develop management structures to fit a transformed, flexible organisation;
further, build the Institute's financial sustainability;
shows the Institute building a more collaborative, accessible organisation that will be clearly progressive and innovative.

WIT's Vision

We are an education-focused collaborative, inclusive, ethical and innovative community. Our goal is to be in the top one hundred young universities in the world by 2030, demonstrating quality and excellence in all our activities. Our focus will be on forming responsible global citizens, creating new knowledge and actively leading social and economic change.

WIT's Mission

The Institute's mission is guided by its organisational values and by its desire to contribute positively to enhancing the quality of life of citizens. The Institute's mission requires it to be in all its activities:

Collaborative and cooperative, supportive of equality and diversity, inclusive and accessible

We are a community centred on education and we believe strongly in collaboration and aspire to collegiate and cooperative ways of organisation and problem-solving. We are committed to equality. We encourage and promote, celebrate and cherish diversity in our community. We value the contributions of all members of our community—all staff and all students—to the learning effort.

Active in support of equitable social, economic and cultural development

We act positively to enable local, regional and national development towards future sustainability. We use our academic leadership to support the emergence of a more prosperous and just future for all. We are a catalyst for development and we are committed to ensuring that our academic programmes and research are relevant, flexible and responsive to the needs of our students and stakeholders.

Progressive and innovative, generating new knowledge and new ways of doing things

We positively and proactively cultivate responsible research and innovation. We are a dynamic and responsive organisation, an organisation that is unafraid of and relishes the challenge. We understand the technology and its impact, embrace the opportunities technology presents and shape our activities including our teaching accordingly.

Demonstrably excellent, leading, and ambitious

We are committed to guaranteeing the quality of all of our activities. We have the ambition to create an international-quality university. We have the confidence to imagine a better future and to take practical steps to bring it into being. Our commitment to excellence, leadership and ambition is measured against the highest standards internationally.

Admissions

Entry Requirements for Undergraduate

  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
  • Some courses have special entry requirements, which you should check under the course details.
  • Entry Requirements for Postgraduate
  • To enter a taught masters programme, you should have an honours degree in a related subject.

    English Language Requirements

    If English is not your first or native language then you will need to complete an English Language exam, for example, an IELTS or TOEFL exam, in order to be considered for admission to a course in WIT.

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