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Institute of Technology Tralee

North Campus, Co. Kerry, Tralee, Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Originally established in 1977 as the Regional Technical College, the campus became the Institute of Technology Tralee in 1992. Today IT Tralee is home to 3,500 full-time and part-time students, employs 350 staff and brings an annual contribution of €60m to the local economy. In 2001 the North Campus opened in Dromtacker, accompanying the South Campus in Clash, Co. Kerry.

The Institute of Technology Tralee offers third level education, research, training and development for commercial, social, economic, scientific, technological, industrial and cultural development of the State with focus on its region. School if Business, Computing and Humanities, Technology, Science, Engineering and Maths and School of Health and Social Sciences are all third level programmes available at IT Tralee’s three principal schools.

Students can undertake courses within three year Ordinary Degree; four year Honours Degree, Masters and PhD. They can also begin with courses in two year certificates and continue on from there. Applicants can also avail of craft, apprentice, ACCS and many part-time programmes.

At the Institute of Technology Tralee there are a broad spectrum of diverse programmes within areas such as Business and Management, Social Sciences, Computing and Technology, Music, Television and Radio, Creative Media, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Tourism and much more.

IT Tralee is also hosts a number of research centres within areas such as Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Irish Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID, Shannon Applied Biotechnology, and UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation.

Along with the excellent higher learning facilities provided at the Institute of Technology Tralee, the campus is surrounded the breathtaking vistas and landscapes of Kerry. The eclectic mix of culture inhabits the county, including music, arts and heritage. Sport is prevalent in Kerry and boasts world class facilities within GAA, soccer and other sports fields. Outside of their studies, students can spend a few years gaining new friends and great experiences amidst the spectacular surroundings of Tralee and Kerry.

Agricultural Mechanisation

The aim of this programme is to produce a technician with a fundamental knowledge of the essential engineering skills associated with agricultural machinery. This knowledge, combined with extensive work based practical learning, will equip the learner with the skills demanded of a technician by the farm machinery industry. The graduate will have knowledge and understanding…

Biopharmaceutical Processes

The biopharmaceutical sector of the pharmaceutical industry is fast becoming an important producer of complex compounds/molecules known as biologics used in the targeted treatment of important diseases. Irelands pharmaceutical sector is now an important global centre for biopharmaceutics attracting world leaders and major investment. Nine of the world top ten pharmaceutical companies have substantial operations…

Computer Services Management

This course is designed to provide the student with the skills, knowledge and competence needed to pursue a career as an information technology support supervisory or as an IT support specialist. The aim of this programme is to produce graduates capable of working as professionals in a support capacity and with some potential to lead…

Computing in Information Technology Support

The primary focus of this programme is on developing your technical and practical skills with computers. This certificate will equip you with the basics to allow you to work as part of a team in a support capacity in maintaining ICT infrastructure in an organisation. You will also study basic programming so that you have…

Culinary Arts

This programme is designed to be delivered as a nine month immersion programme, integrating theory and practice. It was originally developed in conjunction with the French Culinary Institute in New York, to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in professional cookery. This premier programme offers high quality,…

Culinary Skills

The Certificate in Culinary Skills is designed to provide candidates with immediate entry level job opportunities as Commis Chefs in the food service industry. This programme provides the knowledge, skill and competencies required to work autonomously in a professional kitchen using a range of essential practical skills. The modules included in this programme are designed…

Early Childhood Practice

The BA in Early Childhood Practice is a level 7, 180 credit programme jointly delivered over four semesters by both the Department of Social Sciences at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and the Faculty of Education at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick. graduates will be conferred with a University of Limerick Level 7 Bachelor of…

Hotel Management - National Trainee Manager Development Programme

This programme offers those currently employed in the hotel industry the opportunity to pursue a degree in hotel management while simultaneously working with their sponsoring employer. Each year of the programme will comprise of the delivery of 60 credits of study through a blended learning approach.

Industrial Instrumentation & Automation

This course is designed for persons who had previously worked in the technical national craft area or for those who want to pursue a career in mechanical and electronic (mechatronics) engineering and need to develop their knowledge and skills. The course combines the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic…

Outdoor Learning

The BA in Outdoor Learning is specifically designed to meet the needs of those who are actively employed in the delivery of programmes using the outdoors. This includes outdoor education (OE), environmental education, learning outside the classroom, outdoor based youth work and much more. This programme will enable graduates to consolidate their professional practice with…

Wound Management

The Certificate in Wound Care Management is designed to facilitate and maximise the development of your knowledge and skills in wound care. The programme will facilitate you to develop your own practice in the area of wound management and promote best practice in your clinical area. This is achieved by engaging you in current evidence-based…

Adapted Physical Activity Leadership

The MSc in Adapted Physical Activity Leadership (APAL) has been developed to respond to an increase in demand for highly skilled professionals who can take a leadership role in developing this emerging discipline and become transformational leaders ensuring universal access to physical activity. This aim echoes the long held vision of the APA movement and…

Certificate in Adapted Physical Activity Communication, Policy and Provision

There is a need for proactive members of multidisciplinary teams who have the self-awareness in their strengths and abilities and the knowledge and understanding of disability issues to impact on policy development and implementation which will benefit people with and without disabilities in being active in inclusive settings. To be a strong advocate one needs…

Computing

The aim of the MSc in Computing is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capabilities, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to further their professional development in the IT industry. Graduates will have excellent team leadership and change management skills and will have the ability to systematically…

Computing - Applied Computing

The Higher Diploma in Science in Applied Computing aims to provide a career route into the IT sector for graduates whose primary degree is in a discipline other than computing. The Institute of Technology, Tralee recognises the need to provide continuing professional development opportunities for graduates in the region. The programme has been revised to…

Creative Media

The on-going convergence of media and digital technologies offers unprecedented opportunities for creative media practitioners to develop their potential in new areas, across a diverse array of activities. On successful completion of the MA, graduates will have the potential to become creative leaders and initiators of change, by developing creative, intellectual and practical abilities within…

Developing Safe Environments in Health & Social Care

This course is open to health and social care professionals, reflecting service-user safety as a concern across complex, fast moving and pressurised environments (World Health Organisation 2011). The minor award consists of two 5 credit modules: Ethical Judgement in Professional Leadership and Management of Risk in Public Service. Collectively, these two modules critically explore contemporary…

Instructional Design & Technology

This course is designed to prepare graduates to further their skills and education in direct applications of new and emerging technology for teaching, learning, training and/ or curriculum development. These graduates will be already working in the field of technology or in curriculum development/training in ICT, higher education, and/or a corporate business setting. WHAT ARE…

Leadership

Sharing your vision for what is possible and motivating people to generate and realise far reaching practical change are hallmarks of success in any organisation. The aim of this Diploma in Leadership is to equip you with skills and knowledge in interpersonal communication, innovation, critical evaluation, informed risk taking and problem solving grounded on ethical…

MA or Postgraduate Diploma in Culinary Arts Management

This programme develops a critical understanding of both classical and contemporary culinary technique and adaptation to the context of the student’s own environment. A focus on innovation and food development, as well as financial and management acumen, aims to equip students with the ability to further develop their management careers within a hospitality/culinary environment. Specifically,…

MA Professional Hospitality and Tourism Management

This Masters degree has been designed to develop and enhance professional managerial competence in individuals who are already experienced and wish to build on that experience through a structured programme of study organised in a manner which suits their current situation. Hence it is offered only in a block mode as a specialised career development…

Master of Science in Educational Technologies

Study this Master of Science in Educational Technologies at the Tralee Institute in Kerry. The aim of the MSc in Educational Technologies is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge, practice and research skills to enable their professional development in the field of educational technologies. These graduates will be capable of pursuing…

Nursing

The MSc in Nursing is constructed within the context of health, nursing and educational policy developments. These are congruent with the health based strategies of the Department of Health, with the professional based strategies of Bord Altranais agus Cnimhseachais na hireann, the previous National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, the educational…

Research Programmes

An increasing number of students are undertaking postgraduate research for masters or PhD Degrees in the fields of business, biological and pharmaceutical science, engineering, electronics, environment, information technology and tourism studies. Subject areas available for a postgraduate research degree are usually determined by the current research activities of the particular school or department. If you…

Research Programmes

An increasing number of students are undertaking postgraduate research for masters or PhD Degrees in the fields of business, biological and pharmaceutical science, engineering, electronics, environment, information technology and tourism studies. Subject areas available for a postgraduate research degree are usually determined by the current research activities of the particular school or department. If you…

Social Studies - Advanced Professional Practice

This programme is tailored to meet the needs of graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to continue their professional development. Addressing todays most pressing social challenges demands an ability to understand how research, policy and practice are critically important in shaping efficient and effective work based activities. The aim of the masters…

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