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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford, Ireland

Campus setting Suburban
Living cost RM 7,018 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 8%
Institution type Public


Waterford Institute of Technology is one of the largest institutes of technology in Ireland. It was established as a Regional Technical College in 1970, and was the first to be awarded Institute of Technology status in 1998. Over the period of this process, and as a result of an international quality review, the Institute was granted delegated authority by the National Council for Educational Awards to confer its own Certificates and Diplomas. 

Waterford Institute of Technology has the highest number of students within the Institute of Technology sector, outside of Dublin, participating at ordinary degree level and above. The Institute also offers unique post doctoral programmes in a number of specialist areas.

Being the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland, the Institute’s current full-time equivalent student cohort is in excess of six thousand, while part-time student enrolments exceed 3,000. The range of academic programmes is exceptionally extensive covering the Humanities, Health and Nursing, Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business and Education.

Campus Information 

Waterford has a wide range of facilities available for the students:

  • The Luke Wadding Library is deemed as one of the largest and most innovative third-level libraries in Ireland, with 1,200 reader spaces, over 150 student workstations, and has around 10,000 journal/periodical titles, both traditional and electronic.
  • The Walton Building is notable for its role as a world-class information and communications infrastructure, housing 18 large computer laboratories among others.
  • O'Connell Bianconi Building accomodates the Department of Nursing for general, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities nursing courses.
  • Sports Facilities in Waterford Institute of Technology is equipped with many facilities for students, including a 2km outdoor run, physiotherapy rooms, cricket pitch, DVD/meeting rooms and many more.
  • Waterford Institute of Technology is located in Waterford, approximately 100 miles south of Dublin and is easily accessible via the shuttlebus.

Students have a choice of three locations with WIT Campus Accommodation;

  • College Fields, located on the Cork Road Campus.
  • Manor Village, two minutes walk from College Street Campus.
  • Balcea & Calder House located just five minutes walk from the Cork Road Campus.

Key features include:

  • En suite bedrooms
  • 3, 4 & 5 -Bedroom Apartments
  • Fully Fitted Kitchens
  • Shuttle Bus to & from WIT
  • Broadband Internet Access in every bedroom
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fully Staffed Laundrette
  • Electronic Key Card System
  • Parking Facilities
  • Secure Car & Bicycle Parking
Campus Photos 

Courses Available 
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Applied, Pure Science
  • Architecture, Building
  • Business, Management
  • Computer Science, IT
  • Education & Teaching
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hotel Management & Hospitality
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Sports Science
  • Computing and IT
  • Engineering
  • Foundation