Higher CAO applications result in significant point increases in programmes at the Institute of Technology, Tralee
The Institute of Technology, Tralee has seen a 17% increase in this years CAO applications compared to 2009. The significant increase in demand has impacted on the cut-off points for the majority of the programmes offered by the Institute. Approximately 70% of programmes have increased in points. The increase in points ranged from 5 points to 75 points across Honours Degree Programmes, Ordinary Degree Programme and Higher Certificates.
Programmes related to the green economy proved to be very popular, as the BSc in Renewable Energy and Energy Management increased by 75 points. The BA (Honours) in Music Technology Degree increased by 65 points to 330 points.
The cut-off points for other ITT Honours Degree Programmes increased by between 5 and 25 points. Higher Certificate Programmes also saw an increase in points with the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Agricultural Engineering increasing by 55 points to 250 points.
In general there was an increase in cut-off points across Business, Science and Computing Programmes. There has been a reduction in points for programmes related to the construction industry, reflecting the current down-turn in the construction sector.
Dr. Oliver Murphy, College Registrar stated â¿¿that the suite of programmes offered by the Institute has been developed in consultation with industry. The graduates of these programmes are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to successfully engage in the knowledge economyâ¿. He also stated that students at the Institute may now progress on to a broad range of post graduate programmes at Masters and PhD Level across Science, Business and Engineering. Finally he wished those commencing their studies in September all the best in the future.