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Institute of Technology Sligo

Country: Ireland

City: Sligo


Type of school: Public Universities


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IT Sligo is one of Ireland’s most successful third level educational institutions.  A regional leader in education, innovation and economic and social development, we provide courses with the real-world skills that students need to thrive in the modern workplace.   IT Sligo is known for:

  • Delivering flexible, practical programmes within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), from higher certificate and degree level courses to taught masters and PhD level, in the classroom and online, with professional accreditation for certain awards.
  • Small class sizes, with a low student to staff ratio, meaning students have a better working relationship with their lecturers.
  • Partnering with businesses, the community and creative industries across core disciplines of Business and Social Sciences, Engineering and Design and Science to provide students work placements and internships.
  • An excellent track record in innovation and research, providing a focal point for local business innovation and development through our Innovation Centre.

Reaching out to business, the community and abroad

  • Working with our partners in industry, IT Sligo delivers a broad spectrum of tailored programmes approved by external bodies such as Engineers Ireland, Coca-Cola, Irish Prison Service, the CISCO Academy and the Irish Medicines Board.
  • Our annual Science Week activities attract over 3,000 visitors to take part in practical scientific experiments.
  • IT Sligo is an accredited member of the European Credit Transfer Scheme for Higher Education Awards and received the Extended European Erasmus University Charter in 2007.

A unique kind of campus

  • Centrally located 72-acre campus in Sligo town, with good public transport links.
  • Benefiting from a €35 million capital investment, including new Technology and Science buildings, a new student services building and a state-of-the-art library set on three floors.
  • Sports Facilities include the multipurpose Knocknarea Arena, an international standard outdoor athletics track, floodlit soccer and Gaelic pitches and leisure and gym facilities.
  • Plentiful and affordable student accommodation within walking distance of the campus: there are 2,100 bed spaces provided within Sligo City exclusively for students.



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  • Vibrant and diverse international student community
  • More than 36 different nationalities
  • Strong academic reputation
  • Supportive and friendly staff
  • Excellent student supports
  • Courses from Higher Certificate, Bachelor, Taught Masters to Doctorate Level
  • All courses provide a passport to the workplace
  • Safe and friendly town of 18,000 people


IT Sligo Courses

School of Business and Social Sciences    


  • BA (Hons) in Accounting         
  • BB in Accounting (add on)         
  • BB in Finance and Investment             
  • Bachelor of Business         
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons)             
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) (Online)             
  • Bachelor of Business (add-on)     
  • Bachelor of Business in Management Applications (Online)             
  • Higher Cert in Business in Accounting     Business             
  • Higher Certificate in Business     Business         
  • Higher Certificate in Business Part Time (Online)             
  • Higher Certificate in Business in Office Administration              
  • BB in Digital Marketing             
  • BB in Marketing & Sales             
  • Bachelor of Business in International Marketing & Sales with French/German/Spanish             
  • BB in International Marketing (add-on)             
  • BB in Marketing (add-on)              
  • BB in Recreation and Leisure         
  • BB in Tourism with Event Management             
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) (add-on)             
  • MSc in Marketing (online/blended)              
  • MSc in Marketing (online/blended)         
  • MSc in Marketing (online/blended)             
  • BA (Hons) Social Care Practice     Social Sciences     
  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Care and Education         
  • Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills     Social Sciences         
  • MA in Leadership in Early Years Childhood Care and Education              
  • MA in Leadership in Early Years Childhood Care and Education (Online)


School of Engineering and Design    


  • BA (Hons) in Architectural Design             
  • BA in Interior Architecture and Design             
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering         
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add on)             
  • BEng in Civil Engineering         
  • BEng in Environmental Engineering             
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online)             
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (add-on)             
  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying         
  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Online)             
  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (add-on)              
  • BSc Advanced Wood and sustainable Building Technology             
  • BSc in Construction Management (Online)              
  • BSc in Quantity Surveying         
  • BSc in Quantity Surveying (Online)     
  • Certificate in Project Management (Online)         
  • Higher Certificate in Civil Engineering     
  • MA in Interior Architecture         
  • MEng in Civil Engineering     
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management (Online)             
  • B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art                 
  • BA (Hons) Creative Design (Add-on)         
  • BA (Hons) in Creative Design              
  • BA (Hons) in Fine Art (add-on)             
  • BA (Hons) in Performing Arts             
  • BA in Creative Design     Computing & Creative Practices             
  • BA in Fine Art     Computing & Creative Practices         
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing     Computing & Creative Practices     
  • BSc (Hons) in Computing in Systems and Networking (add-on)         
  • BSc (Hons) in Software Development (add-on)             
  • BSc in Computing in Games Development         
  • BSc in Computing in Software Development             
  • BSc in Computing in Systems and Networking             
  • BSc in Computing in Web Development and Creative Media         
  • Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Online)         
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering (add-on)         
  • BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering (Online)             
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (add-on)         
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (Online)             
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics (add-on)     
  • BEng in Electronic Engineering     
  • BEng in Electronic Engineering (Online)             
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering         
  • BEng in Mechatronics         
  • BEng in Mechatronics (Online)         
  • BEng in Polymer Processing (Online)         
  • BEng in Precision Engineering and Design         
  • BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology (Online)         
  • BSc in Manufacturing Management (Online)             
  • BSc in Quality (Online)         
  • Certificate in Advanced Lean Sigma Quality (Black Belt) (Online)         
  • Certificate in Automation and Electronics (Online)         
  • Certificate in Automation and Instrumentation (Online)             
  • Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) (Online)         
  • Certificate in Polymer Technologies (Online)             
  • Certificate in Quality Assurance (Online)             
  • Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering         
  • Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering             
  • Higher Certificate in Mechatronics             
  • Higher Certificate in Precision Engineering & Design         
  • MSc in Quality (Online)             
  • Master of Science in Quality         
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Online)


School of Science        


  • Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) (Online)             
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Management (Online)     E        
  • BSc (Hons) in Agri-food Science             
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Archaeology         
  • BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science             
  • BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (add-on)             
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health             
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health (add-on)             
  • BSc in Agri-food Science             
  • BSc in Applied Archaeology         
  • BSc in Environmental Management (Online)              
  • BSc in Environmental Protection             
  • BSc in Occupational Safety & Health (Online)              
  • BSc in Occupational Safety and Health             
  • BSc in Occupational Safety and Health (add-on)             
  • Certificate In Compost Facility Operation (Online)              
  • Certificate In Occupational Safety And Health (Online)             
  • Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Online)             
  • Certificate in Irish Wild Flower Identification (Online)             
  • Higher Certificate in Applied Archaeology         
  • Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (Online)         
  • Higher Certificate in Science         
  • MSc in Environmental Protection (Online)         
  • MSc in Environmental, Health and Safety Management         
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Protection (Online)              
  • BSc (Hons) in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)              
  • BSc (Hons) in Forensic Investigation and Analysis             
  • BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition         
  • BSc (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology             
  • BSc (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology (Add on)         
  • BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development             
  • BSc (Hons) in Public Health and Health Promotion (add-on)             
  • BSc (Hons) in Science              
  • BSc Hons Biomedical & Bio-industrial Sciences (IT Sligo award)(Online)         
  • BSc Hons Biomedical & Healthcare Sciences (Ulster award)(Online)             
  • BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences (Joint Ulster / IT Sligo award)(Online)             
  • BSc Hons in Health Science and Physical Activity             
  • BSc in BioPharmaceutical Science (Online)             
  • BSc in Biomedical Science         
  • BSc in Forensic Investigation and Analysis             
  • BSc in Health Science and Physiology         
  • BSc in Human Nutrition             
  • BSc in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development         
  • Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)         
  • Certificate in Bioprocess Engineering (Online)         
  • Certificate in Quality Analytics for Biopharma (Online)             
  • Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online)             
  • Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online)             
  • Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online)             
  • Certificate in Science in Bioprocessing Technologies (Online)              
  • Certificate in Science in Cleanroom Manufacturing (Online)             
  • MSc in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)             
  • MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science (Online)             
  • MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs (Online)         
  • PG Dip in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)         
  • Pharmaceutical Science with drug development (Add on)


Presentation video


Students and visitors to IT Sligo are struck by the friendly and informal atmosphere on campus. We have students from across Ireland and we have an increasing number of international visitors.

We have excellent on-site sports facilities which are widely used by staff and students including playing pitches, an all weather running track, a fully equipped gym and a multi-purpose sports hall. In addition to sports, the hall is used for concerts, graduation ceremonies and other civic occasions.

Outdoor activities include surfing, water-skiing sailing, fishing and mountaineering. Our GAA club has three All Ireland Higher Education titles, having won the Sigerson Cup three times in recent years.

Flexible contemporary programmes from higher certificate and degree level courses to taught postgraduate and research awards using both traditional and online delivery.




Knocknarea Arena

Much of the Institute’s sporting and recreation activities are centered on the Knocknarea Arena.  It houses:

  • KnockArena  multi-purpose hall with two courts, transformable into a single court, available for a range of activities
  • Fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equipment and free weights
  • Multi-purpose recreation space suitable for a range of group activities
  • Social area with canteen and viewing balcony overlooking the outdoor pitches

The Knocknarea Arena can cater for a wide variety of events including concerts (Sligo live), Exams, the Institute’s Conferring and many Local Events.

Outdoor Sports

Our outdoor sports facilities include:

Playing Pitches

There is a fully floodlit gaelic pitch and two floodlit training pitches and an excellent soccer pitch on campus. These pitches are extensively used by the very successful college teams. They are available on a limited basis for hire by the external community.

Astro Pitch

The Astro pitch can be used for muti-sports, such as soccer, rugby and GAA. It has three 7-a-side soccer pitches, and is flood-lit. It is available for use by college  teams, staff and external commuinty.

Athletics Arena

The athletics arena is an 8 lane tartan surface championship facility. It is used extensively by the local community and college groups. It is available for individual use by college student, staff and external community. Fitness centre members are not charged for the use of the athletics arena. Click here for more information on the Athletics Arena.


Innovation Centre

IT Sligo Innovation CentreWe at IT Sligo pride ourselves in our track record in innovation and research as well as our links to and support for the business community.  The Innovation Centre is the focus for local business innovation and development at IT Sligo.  The objectives of the Innovation Centre are to:

  • Help and support entrepreneurs
  • Nurture new start-ups and fledgling enterprises
  • Assist established businesses develop and expand

The Centre currently houses over 20 new businesses employing over 50 people. Business sectors include software development, chemical and environmental analysis, biotechnology, health food development and e-learning and web design.


Student Services Building

IT Sligo wants its students to reach their full academic and personal potential.  With that in mind, the Student Services Building is home to a number of support services.  These are:

  • Student Health Service
  • The Chaplaincy
  • Student Counselling Services
  • Access office for students from backgrounds not traditionally represented at third level
  • Learning support services
  • Careers office
  • International office


The Student Services Building also houses a Londis Shop, the Sanctuary, open to students from all faiths and none who require somewhere to pray or simply relax; and The Lounge, a custom-built room with 55” TV, Sky Digital HD including Sky Sports and comfy sofas and bean bags.



IT Sligo offers a range of purpose built student accommodation, self-catering options and digs.

In total there are over 2,000 beds available in The Gateway Apartments, Ard Nua Village, The Village Clarion Road, The Grove, Yeats Village, Milligan Place and the Lake Isle Accommodation. There are also a number of popular areas off campus for students to reside, including Mulberry Park, Rathbraughan, Cartron, The Mall and Clarion Village.

Please note:

  • All accommodation is owned and managed privately.
  • IT Sligo does not carry out checks on lodgings. Therefore, you should have no doubt about the suitability of the accommodation before entering into an agreement with a landlord.
  • IT Sligo does not enter into disputes between the tenant and the landlord.
  • It is strongly recommended that students book their accommodation in advance during the
  • summer before the start of the academic year.


The Student Accommodation list is compiled by the Students’ Union from applications received from local landlords/agents who offer Purpose Built accommodation, Self Catering accommodation and Digs to Students at the Institute:

Click on the link for accommodation listings.



A local area map is also available to download below which may assist in locating properties in near IT Sligo:Student Accommodation Map

*This map is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the area. The Student Accommodation List and Student Accommodation Map are available from the Students’ Union by contacting:

Welfare Officer

Institute of Technology Sligo Students’ Union
Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland
+ 353 (0)71 91 41887
+ 353 (0)86 773 7456

Other Sources of Accommodation in SligoSelf-Catering Accommodation can also be sourced through advertisements in the local newspapers:The Sligo Weekender (Available every Tuesday)The Sligo Champion (Available every Wednesday) Your Rights:

  • Rent Book: You are entitled to a Rent Book if you are in self-catering accommodation, and you should request one from your landlord.
  • Threshold: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant, check out the following website:
  • Private Residential Tenancies Board – The ‘PRTB’ was set up by the government and provides useful information to both landlords and tenants regarding their rights. All landlords should register their tenancies with the ‘PRTB’, check out their website for further details:
  • Building Energy Rating: From the 1st of January 2009 a BER certificate is compulsory for all homes being rented. If you are renting a house or apartment now, you are entitled to a BER – so do ask the landlord or their agent for it.
  • Student Union: If you have problems with your landlord you should contact the Student Union. The Student Union are based in the Student Centre, just drop in or telephone: 071 91 41887.

When Renting Accommodation

  • Deposit – Check that any deposit you are asked to pay is refundable, and also the conditions applying to the refund. Get a receipt for your deposit and all future rent payments.
  • Conditions – Check that the accommodation is clean and habitable.
  • Electricity – Check out arrangements for the payment of electricity – Is there a meter or a bill? Who pays the bill?
  • Heating – Is there any? How much does it cost? Remember that a house, which seems warm in September, may be very cold in November.
  • Refuse – What are the collection arrangements and who pays the cost?
  • Inventory – Before moving into a new property, both you and your landlord should make a list of all furniture and appliances in the property. This list should detail the current state of all items in the property, and should be signed by both of you. If there are any queries regarding damage to items when reclaiming your deposit on departure, this can be used as a valuable reference guide.
  • Bus Service – Is your accommodation close to IT Sligo, if not, is it close to the local Sligo bus route? This Bus service has a stop directly outside the front doors of IT Sligo.
  • Viewing – Always ensure that you have viewed the property before signing a lease or paying a deposit.



  • Remember, As a tenant you  have the right to peace and quiet  in your new home, BUT you also have a responsibility to allow your neighbours the same right to peace and quiet.
  • Respect the rights of your neighbours at all times.



Leaving Certificate Students


Apply to the Central Applications Office before 1st May at or at Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway.


Breaking the Mould Access Programme

Breaking the Mould is an entry and support programme uniquely offered by IT Sligo to encourage and facilitate students who are under-represented due to a variety of social and economic reasons.  Please refer to the Breaking the Mould Access Programme.


Direct Applications/Add-On and Transfer Applications

The Institute’s Higher Certificate and Ordinary Degree qualifications are designed to be terminal qualifications and to prepare people for employment. However, a significant number of students use these qualifications to transfer to Ordinary Degree or Honours Degree Courses in the Institute of Technology, Sligo and other Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Students should be aware that the decision to admit transfers is totally at the discretion of the receiving institution. The V.E.C. Scholarship and Local Authority Higher Education Grant regulations facilitate such transfers within the State. See our Application Guide for further details.


FETAC Students


Apply to the Central Applications Office before 1st May at or at Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway.

Mature Applicants


Apply to the Central Applications Office before 1st May at or at Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway.   Applicants applying on a mature years basis must be over 23 on 1st January.   Mature applicants are assessed

for admission by interview.   Mature applicants will also be considered as standard applicants, if they have Leaving Certificate and/or FETAC qualifications.  Please see our Mature Students Brochure below.

Mature Students Brochure


Applicants with Disability

Apply to the Central Applications Office before 1st May at or at Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway.  IT Sligo is part of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE), this is a third level admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points to applicants with disabilities.  Please see our Students with Disabilities Brochure below or for further information.

Students with Disabilities Brochure



Applicants with enquiries should contact the Institute at or at 071-9155379

Contact detalis:

Institute of Technology, Sligo

Ash Lane


F91 YW50


+ 353 (0)71 93 18510 (Queries for full time and online courses)

+353 (0) 71 915 5222 (For other Administrative services)


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