The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Ireland's newest Institute of Technology, opened in September 1999. It is a state-sector college, which is funded directly by the Irish government. As one of the newest Higher Education Institutions in Ireland, ITB has excellent facilities and provides a wide range of courses, which lead to internationally recognised awards. ITB offers a caring environment with personal access to its highly qualified staff.
Undergraduate at ITB
ITB has 2 academic schools, the School of Business and Humanities and the School of Informatics and Engineering. Under each school we offer a wide range of courses at undergraduate level.
The range of courses offered reflects the diversity of higher education opportunities available at the Institute. Courses are developed and delivered to enable students to acquire the knowledge, develop the skills, and cultivate the attitudes necessary for success in employment. Courses are reviewed regularly to ensure on-going relevance to career opportunities in the industrial, commercial and service sectors. The learning process is facilitated within a positive and supportive environment, which encourages students to access the most up-to-date technologies and other resources provided at ITB.
Postgraduate at ITB
ITB offers taught and research-based postgraduate courses to Masters and PhD levels. Entry to postgraduate programmes normally requires either a first or second class honours primary degree in an appropriate discipline. Research activities and liaison with industrial and commercial organisations have helped to enhance both the relevance of courses and the career prospects of graduates. ITB offers taught postgraduate courses in the areas of Business, Computing and Engineering.
Research at ITB
As part of ITB's strategic plan 2006-2011 “Making Education Accessible” ITB recognises that one of its core activities is research and has established itself as a significant member of the research community within the third level education sector in Ireland since it opened in 1999. The LINC Centre (Learning and Innovation Centre) at ITB is the centre which supports the research activities taking place in the Institute, supporting technology transfer activities, applied research links with industry and links to the funding agencies. Masters by Research can be undertaken.
Erasmus Programme at ITB
ITB encourages international mobility of students during their third level educational programmes. The Institute participates in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). International exchange opportunities are available across discipline areas at the Institute such as business and computing.
The exchange programmes provide two opportunities; one for Irish students to study abroad for a semester and one for European students to spend time at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown.
Student Support Services at ITB
The Student Services office provides a range of academic and personal support for students attending ITB. The Student Services Office staff are available to meet with any student who has individual difficulties. The service aims to provide both advice and practical supports in a wide variety of circumstances. The Student Service is totally confidential and is free to all registered students.