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Current Student Profiles

Studying at DIT is both a challenge and a pleasure. My friends here have become like a new family to me. The lecturers treat us all as equals and the practical approach that they take to teaching contributes considerably to the value of my qualification. I am confident that wherever I choose to work in the world the extra merit of my qualifications from DIT will be instantly recognised.


Chau Nguyen
Diploma in Electronic and Computer Systems

Given that my two favourite subjects at school were maths and science a degree in Computer Engineering at DIT seemed like a natural choice to me. The DIT academic environment is perfect. Classes are small which gives me excellent access to lecturers and the course structure is an ideal mix of both the practical and theoretical. Even though I have just started my degree I know that these four years are going to be really productive and a whole lot of fun.


John Woods
Honours Degree in Computer Engineering

Last year I graduated from a three-year diploma in Applied Electronics. I then used DIT’s “ladder system” to transfer on to the degree in Computer Engineering. The main subjects I am studying this year are software engineering principles, computer networks, encryption, telecommunications, distributed systems, finance and law. Throughout the course there has always been a heavy emphasis on applied laboratory work which is a perfect way to put the theory learned in lectures into practice.


Alex Byrne
Honours Degree in Computer Engineering

This course is a good mixture between hardware and software. I had always wanted to work with computers but I wasn’t sure which area would suit me best. The structure of the course means I can make the decision to specialise later when I have gained more experience. There are plenty of labs and practical work which I prefer as its more ”hands on”. Another distinct advantage of being at DIT is that once I have finished my Certificate I can stay here to complete a degree. Everyone here, including the lecturers is really friendly and helpful. I really couldn’t have chosen better.


Gavin Farrelly
Certificate in Electronic & Computer Systems

My degree is a four-year programme designed to bridge the gap between software and hardware. It incorporates computer, electronic and communication engineering and there is a good selection of topics to choose from if I wish to pursue a Master’s Degree. Having such a broad foundation will be a real advantage when it comes to looking for employment. Classes are small so you are able to develop good relationships with lecturers faster. We also have a Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) here at DIT where much of my spare time is taken up acting as Events Officer.


Yingyi Dong
Honours Degree in Computer Engineering

I joined DIT after obtaining a Diploma in a Mechanical Engineering Programme at home in Zimbabwe. I decided I wanted to further my study abroad and I am now in my second year of Electronic & Computer Systems. It’s a challenging programme but one that I really enjoy. We are in the heart of the city and within walking distance of everything. Dublin is a great city in which to achieve your education goals.


Godfrey Chakwendama
Electronics & Computer Systems (2nd Year)

DIT Graduate Student Profiles


I graduated from DIT with a Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunications. I now hold a Supervisory position within the Install/Quality Department of Fab24 in Intel, and I am responsible for the move and set-up of all the equipment for the new 300mm process.
I chose to study in DIT as the structure of their courses really appealed to me, as did the very practical ‘hands on’ approach to learning. Qualifications from DIT are widely recognised within Ireland and Europe. Personally I feel the qualifications you receive from DIT give you the freedom and expertise to move into any aspect of engineering, anywhere in the world.

Mary Staunton
Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunications


I am currently employed as a Control System Administrator at Schering-Plough, a Bulk Pharmaceutical Plant producing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API).
Studying in DIT provided me with a wealth of knowledge with its well-structured courses. Small class sizes led to great interaction with our lecturers. As a graduate who benefited from the ladder system, I had the opportunity to pursue a career in different areas of engineering. I can take these qualifications anywhere and they will always be well respected. The DIT teaching staff are a rich combination of seasoned professionals and internationally respected researchers. In the end nothing counts like experience.


Declan Quinn
Honours Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering


My Dad is an electrician so I think that influenced my interest in the electrical engineering. After graduating from DIT, I joined ESB (the leading Irish Company in the energy utility sector) and I now have 25 people reporting directly to me. My qualifications from DIT have been invaluable. Although I have a degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, I have since found I have a flair for specifying business needs, training people on using systems and time project management. So my education at DIT really opened doors for me and now I have found my niche in managerial skills.

Carmel O Connor
Honours Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Little did I realise that when I graduated from DIT in 1999, I would still be here five years later, working and gaining even more qualifications. After qualifying I was hired as a research engineer by DIT in the Applied Optoelectronics Centre, one of our many research and industry centres. In 2001, I was then promoted to Centre Manager, which has allowed me, not only to build on my engineering skills, but develop new ones with a Diploma in Strategic Marketing and Interactive Communications which I recently completed. Now I am busy with a part-time Masters Degree where I am researching the area of optical wavelength measurement while continuing to work as a Centre Manager.


Thomas Freir
Honours Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering


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