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New Student Orientation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Munster Technological University. 

During New Student Orientation, you will be connected with the MTU staff and student community that will foster new friendships and support you throughout your college career. New student orientation will be held from 11th to 15th September 2023.

It is planned that new first year undergraduate students will commence their programme of study on the week commencing Monday, 18th September 2023.

  • When your place has been confirmed at the University you can get started right away by activating your student account. You can do this before you arrive on campus, online following the instructions sent to you from our student activation business account -  

    You will receive a series of emails (to your personal email account) on matters to action including:

    • how to first-time login;
    • how to online register;
    • how to upload suitable image/photo for student identification card and other services;
    • how to set a memorable and secure password for your student account.

    When you've activated your account you'll get a University email address and access to the admissions/registration and other services you will use while you are a student.

    If you have questions, contact the University - email or phone 066 714 5638.

  • To get off to the right start, get to know your new campus and the services available by attending all scheduled orientation sessions. 

    Specific programme induction timetables will be published here soon.  For now, we can confirm the first date and time that you are expected to attend on campus.


    Business, Computing & Humanities

    Creative Media Programmes Date of Orientation

    MT711 Bachelor of Arts in Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design

    MT712 Bachelor of Arts in TV, Radio and New Media

    MT811 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design

    MT812 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in TV, Radio and New Media

    13/09/2023 from 09:30 to 16:00, MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS (v92hd4v)


    Computing ProgrammesDate of Orientation

    MT703 Bachelor of Science in Computing 

    MT706 Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Networking

    MT803 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

    (Direct entry) Higher Certificate in Computing in Systems Networking

    13/09/2023 from 09:30 to 16:00, MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS (v92hd4v)


    Business Programmes Date of Orientation

    MT541 Bachelor of Business

    MT941 Bachelor of Business (Honours)

    13/09/2023 from 10:00 to 17:00, MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS (v92hd4v)


    Hotel Culinary Tourism ProgrammesDate of Orientation 
    MT940 BA (Hons) in Event Management  13/09/2023 from 10:00 to 17:00, MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS (v92hd4v)


    Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

    Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ProgrammesDate of Orientation
    MT834 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    REEdI MT834 First Year induction plan
    15/09/2023 from 09:00 to 12:00, MTU KERRY SOUTH CAMPUS, V92CX88

    MT835 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Manufacturing Engineering

    MT748 Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering

    MT848 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agricultural Engineering

    MT732 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    MT832 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

    15/09/2023 from 09:00 to 14:00, MTU KERRY SOUTH CAMPUS, V92CX88


    Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences ProgrammesDate of Orientation:
    MT680 Higher Certificate in Science in Biological and Environmental Studies

    14/09/2023 from 10:00 to 17:00.  MTU KERRY SOUTH CAMPUS, V92CX88 


    15/09/2023 from 10:00 to 16:00, MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS,    (v92hd4v)

    MT880 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Wildlife Biology
    MT777 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science 
    MT877 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agricultural Science
    Note for new students on Programmes MT680, MT880, MT777, MT877.  As part of the programme orientation, a field-trip will take place from 2pm to 5pm on 14/09/2023.  Students should wear appropriate clothing & footwear for the trip.


    MT784 Bachelor of Science In Veterinary Nursing

    14/09/2023 from 13:00 to 17:00 (Room B120). MTU KERRY SOUTH CAMPUS, V92CX88 


    15/09/2023 from 09:00 to 15:00 MTU KERRY BIT Building NORTH CAMPUS, (v92hd4v)


    MT781 Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience

    MT881 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Veterinary Bioscience

    14/09/2023 from 13:00 to 17:00 (Room A121). MTU KERRY SOUTH CAMPUS, V92CX88 


    15/09/2023 from 09:00 to 15:00 MTU KERRY BIT Building  NORTH CAMPUS, (v92hd4v)

    MT682 Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician)

    MT772 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science

    MT872 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science

    14/09/2023 from 10:00 to 12:30 MTU KERRY SOUTH CAMPUS, V92CX88


    14/09/2023 from 12:45 to 17:00 MTU Kerry North Campus V92HD4V


    Health & Social Sciences

    Nursing and Health Care Sciences ProgrammesDate of Orientation:
    MT925 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Counselling with Addiction Classes will commence at Galilee House of Studies in Athy, Co Kildare in September 2023.


    MT926 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in General Nursing

    MT927 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mental Health Nursing

    12/09/2023 Room L108, SOLAS Building, MTU Kerry North Campus, V92HD4V. See the link to the schedule below.

    (Nursing Programme Orientation 2023 )


    Social Sciences ProgrammesDate of Orientation:

    MT571 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care

    MT971 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care

    MT574 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care

    MT974 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care

    15/09/2023 from 10:00 to 17:00, MTU KERRY BIT Building NORTH CAMPUS, V92HD4V 


    Health & Leisure ProgrammesDate of Orientation 

    MT512 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure with Massage

    MT912 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure with Massage

    MT513 Bachelor of Science in Coaching and Sports Performance

    MT913 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Coaching and Sports Performance

    MT 511 Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure

    MT911 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure Studies

    MT906 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physical Education ith Business L8

    14/09/2023 from 10:00 to 16:00, BIT BUILDING, MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS, V92HD4V


    15/09/2023 from 09:00 to 14:00  KSA BUILDING MTU KERRY NORTH CAMPUS, V92HD4V

  • MTU Kerry Student Accommodation Service lists available accommodation - property owner's contact name, number and location of providers (ie landlord/houseowner/accommodation management) in Tralee town and it’s surrounding areas.   Accommodation is selected at the discretion of the student (and/or parent(s)/guardian(s)) involved with no input or involvement by MTU - Kerry Student Accommodation Service. MTU does not own or manage or cannot recommend any of the properties listed. MTU has no role and/or responsibility in property rental/tenancy/agreement contract between the student/tenant and landlord/accommodation provider. 

    Before you begin and when deciding on accommodation, take into account the campus location of the programme you are studying and the distance from the college to the accommodation address.

    You will find our current list of accommodation providers and their property type and location here-> MTU Kerry Campus Accommodation List 


    • Digs (5 days) (Sun eve, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, leave on Friday);
    • Digs (7 days) - Monday to Friday and includes weekends;
    • Apartment - Bedsit with kitchen and bathroom/room within apartment unit including bedroom/bedroom en-suite, shared bathroom, shared kitchen;
    • House - share with other people - own/shared bedroom, own/shared bathroom, shared living space, shared kitchen, etc;
    • Apartment/House (Purpose Built) - usually own bedroom-en-suite, share kitchen and living space;
    • Living with Householder - bedroom in a house, shared living with the property owner;



    • If you own a car - car parking availability, car parking charges;
    • If you travel by bicycle or motorcycle - where can you park or store your bike, is it safe, is it sheltered?
    • If you have a disability or need specific access - is the accommodation accessible for you?
    • Is the accommodation near shops, pubs, cinema, other interests, etc?
    • Is the accommodation near a bus stop to take you to and from the college?
    • If you are moving into a property with strangers, can everyone agree terms of kitty/shared expenses with one-another;



    The Accommodation function MTU - Kerry Campus offers a service to students or potential students of MTU - Kerry Campus. The service maintains a list of available accommodation together with the contact name and number of management staff, landlord, accommodation provider.

    The housing is selected at the discretion of the student (and/or parent(s)/guardian(s)) involved with no input or involvement by MTU - Kerry Campus. The University does not own or manage any of the properties listed, nor does it recommend any of the properties. The tenancy contract is between the student and landlord and the University has no role or responsibility in any transactions.

    The Accommodation function at MTU - Kerry Campus operates solely as a reference facility for the benefit of students (or potential students) of MTU and accepts no responsibility for any eventualities that may occur between student(s), Landlord, accommodation provider or any external person or organisation.



  • The countdown to your arrival on campus is on and we know that getting ready for orientation and your first semester can be a lot!

    To help you get organised and be ready to kick off the semester, you can use the attached document as a guide on what to bring with you and what to expect in terms of living costs.  Preparing to go to College

  • To help your student’s transition to third level education at MTU Kerry, the Orientation Office invites you to participate in our Parent Orientation programme on Sunday 17th September at 2pm (North Campus Dromtacker, V92 HD4V)  

    The programme for Parents or Guardians of new students is a brief introduction into student life at MTU Kerry Campus and is designed to help familiarise you with our third level environment, and the supports available to students which will inform you about how you can help the new student, especially during the first few weeks.   

    Being aware of the options available is essential when helping a new student make the right choice.  At the Information session for new parents, we will discuss the resources available to support students who need to deal with academic or personal issues:

    • the academic year, study and examination periods;
    • student supports offered to address concerns you may have;
    • financial support, paying fees, payment options;
    • where to go or who to contact for advice when issues arise (eg, options around changing course, struggling with part of their course, financial concerns, health problems, accommodation issues, unhappy in college);

    Confirm your attendance by completing the registration form before 1pm on 15 September 2023.  All sections of the form must be completed.  When you are done, don't forget to click on the Submit button to register your place. 

    After all the bookings are submitted (ie after 15/09/2023), we will confirm the venue by sending a text to the contact mobile number given on this form.





  • View/Download the current bus timetable here: BUS TIMETABLE (pdf )

  • We are lucky to have many student-facing teams to help students during their studies at the University.  It is important that new and returning students familiarise themselves with the type of services available so that they know what to do if they find themselves in difficulty and how to make contact with people who can help.

    Please do refer to the website under the Current Students tab to link and find the contacts of the various providers of student support.  Click here for more information about the Student Support Services Office.

  • For students entering via the Mature Student route or students entering via the Advanced Entry route, orientation will take place as follows:

    1st September - South Campus, Clash Road (For students taking programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths);

    4th September - North Campus, Dromtacker (For students taking programmes in Nursing, Health and Leisure, Social Care, Early Childhood Care, Business, Event Management, Computing and Information Technology, and Creative Media;

    Head Start Maths will place on the week of 4th September to 8th September;

    New students will receive communication about this specific orientation and other information soon.  

    Please note that a separate orientation for all new first year students will take place on the week of the 11th September.  Mature students who are entering first year are expected to attend this orientation with their respective programme groups.  Although students may be familiar with some of the material covered, it is important to meet with other students taking the course and receive student card, etc.  More details will follow soon.

  • It is important to get involved  and enjoy yourself during your time in MTU Kerry Campus whether that be through Sports, Societies or the Students Union.  The MTU Kerry Campus also runs an F.Y.I  four week programme, which begins with Welcome Week. Each week will have a themed schedule of activities to support incoming First Year Students in their personal, social and academic transition to third level at MTU. For more details on FYI keep an eye on campus or ask in the students union.

    Students can keep fit on our MTU Kerry Campus.  We have a fantastic, practically new sports facility in the Kerry Sports Academy (KSA). Enjoy state-of-the-art gyms,  swimming pool, over 40 classes a week, etc with expert staff always on hand to help and advise, there's no better place to get fit.

  • There are several shops on campus serving a large selection of hot and cold refreshments, lunches and dinners. While opening hours may vary during the academic year, in general the catering is available from from 8.30am to 8.00pm.

    Hot meal/dinner can be bought in the canteen before 2.30pm at a cost €8 or less.  

  • HEAR orientations have been scheduled as follows:

    • North Campus HEAR Orientation, Wednesday 27th September 2023 at 1pm in T110;
    • South Campus HEAR Orientation, Thursday 28th September 2023 at 1pm in A121.


    HEAR students are eligible for financial assistance during the academic year provided they meet all 3 of the following conditions:

    1. HEAR students must attend their scheduled HEAR orientation;
    2. HEAR students must attend a one to one meeting with MTU's HEAR advisor - Véronique Lostal Davern. (More details will follow by email soon);
    3. HEAR students must complete a Student Assistance Fund application when the fund opens for applications (notification sent by email and available in student e-learning tool CANVAS.)


    Contact details of the HEAR Advisor

    Véronique Lostal-Davern, Schools Access Coordinator


    Telephone: 066 71 91861 / 0667145636
    Mobile: 0873685935



    For more information including eligibility, terms and conditions and how to apply, please click on link below.  

    Government Laptop Scheme