IT Carlow

Institute of Technology Carlow provides higher educational full-time taught programmes from level 6 – 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications, along with research programmes at level 9 & 10 and enterprise development opportunities, through its centres in Carlow and Wexford. The Institute also provides part-time programmes in Carlow, Wexford, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Kildare (the Curragh), Shannon, Dublin (An Cosan, Tallaght).
The Institute of Technology Carlow is currently implementing a strategic plan for 2014-2018. This strategic plan is framed by the Institutes strong culture and set of Core Values, which puts the Learner Experience at the centre of our values system, supported by the core values of the Achievement of Excellence, Connectedness, Knowledge, Creativity & Innovation, and Ethics.
The Mission of Institute of Technology Carlow is to: Learn through Engagement, Challenge through Learning and Lead through Innovation
Learn: We provide a comprehensive range of higher education and research opportunities from NFQ level 6 to 10 across a number of sites and centres within the region we serve and to a diverse learner population. Our curriculum is informed by our industry and community engagement activities. Our approach to teaching, learning and assessment encourages active learning, critical thinking, and self-direction through project- and problem-based, research-inspired delivery. We are strongly committed to innovative experimentation and a robust self-evaluation ethic.

Engage: We are committed to the strategic enhancement and expansion of our regional reach, in order to ensure access and progression opportunities for learners. We proactively engage and collaborate with colleagues, learners, graduates, collaborative partners in industry, the professions and communities, regionally, nationally and internationally. We are flexible and entrepreneurial and we welcome new opportunities and innovative ways of doing things.

Challenge: We are a place of enquiry where the skills of critical thinking are honed and exercised through cross-disciplinary research led education, collaborative provision, industry and community engagement and internationalisation. We challenge each other and our learners to develop, contribute and to make a difference.

Innovate: We are innovative and outward looking and will continue to develop capacity and specialisms in a number of specific domains, with an emphasis on the generation and exchange of new knowledge within the regions we serve. We are committed to knowledge production and transmission, ensuring the convergence of education, research and knowledge exchange in a globally connected and industry oriented environment. We encourage and foster social entrepreneurship and civic renewal, while operating as a responsive and ethical higher education institution.
IT Carlow is excited to announce the launch of a new four-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing & Distilling which will be the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and has been designed to support the brewing and distilling industry, which is a key growth sector and one undergoing a major renaissance. Our programme is the result of two years of research and development by the Institute and, in keeping with our co-operative teaching and research culture, included significant consultation with industry, representative organisations, national bodies and government.