Institute of Technology, Tralee Offers Career-Focused Third Level Education
With the CAO change of mind deadline of 1st July fast approaching, the Institute of Technology, Tralee (IT, Tralee) has a selection of dynamic new offerings as well as an extensive range of established and highly recognised courses to put students on a firm career path.
New for 2008
For someone looking to forge a career in the ever expanding pharmaceutical industry, the Bachelor of Science (Honours and Ordinary) in Pharmaceutical Analysis with Forensics may be considered a shrewd career-focused option in the current economic climate.
It is often said that getting paid for doing something that you love is recipe for the perfect job. For those with a passion for music the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Technology can help make this dream a reality. Similarly, potential TV stars should consider the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting. Both courses will avail of the on-campus, state-of-the-art Digital Media Centre, which features a fully equipped music technology section and an ultra modern TV, radio and new media broadcast studio.
People-orientated students should look at the Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community Practice or the Bachelor of Science in Health & Leisure with Massage, which have also been added to the portfolio for 2008.
The Wildlife Biology courses are the first of their kind in the country and students of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Wildlife Biology and a Higher Certificate in Biological and Environmental Studies will benefit from the practical experience of studying and working in a variety of outdoor settings from parklands, wetlands, mountains, lakes, rivers and the marine.
IT, Traleeâ¿¿s location, in one of the most environmentally rich regions in Ireland , makes it the ideal setting for these courses. These options can help open the door to a career in the fast growing sustainable development sector.
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Students who consider computing and Information Technology studies as an outdated choice may be well advised to reconsider as many experts are predicting a new boom in this field. IT, Tralee has a broad range of computing courses which with a hands-on approach to computing and IT may prove a wise decision for any student.
Many commentators also point to the reliability of the tourism industry during times of economic crisis, so considering a course from the impressive selection on offer from the Department of Hotel, Catering and Tourism at the Institute may lead to a career in the tourism sector.
Choose wisely in this economic climate
IT, Tralee President, Michael Carmody , says: â¿¿The Institute of Technology , Tralee is in the favourable position of having a very diverse range of course offerings covering a wide variety of industry sectors.
â¿¿Furthermore, the work experience aspect of our educational offering gives our graduates a distinct advantage in the labour market and is sure to give cause for comfort with the competition for jobs intensifying.â¿
â¿¿Our unique partnership with Kerry Technology Park also means we have fantastic access to some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies in the country. Having this resource of practical industry experience and counsel right on our doorstep is a tremendous benefit to the Institute and its students, especially during this time of economic uncertainty.â¿