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Our newest partner Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) has the leading Aerospace programmes in Ireland.

DIFC Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, visited this week to see their state-of-the-art facilities for students and he couldn’t have been more impressed.

Offering two specialised Aero Engineering degree programmes, it is a top choice for students looking to study Aerospace Engineering or Aircraft Systems.

Founded in 1970, IT Carlow is located in the centre of Ireland’s South Leinster region (containing the counties of Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Kildare, Laois and Kilkenny), approximately one hour from Dublin. IT Carlow is the fourth-largest Institute out of 14 Institutes of Technology (IoTs) in the country (7,000 learners), but has ranked in the top three for CAO first preferences for Level 8 honours degree programmes since 2010.

IT Carlow’s International Affairs Manager, Donal McAlister, says “The courses offered here at IT Carlow are career focused and practical. Students gain a wealth of transferable skills which will stand to them for the rest of their lives.  We design our courses with the involvement of industry to ensure your qualification and experience are at the forefront of what employers are seeking.”

Furthermore, in 2014 IT Carlow was named the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year. The judges, in making the award, stated that the Institute was deserving of the title “off the back of a strong academic performance, a high completion rate and a good record in the graduate jobs market”.

This offers a great specialised study pathway for DIFC students when you consider their degree programs contain a 40% practical element meaning students are brilliantly prepared for the workplace on graduation!

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