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WIT adds STEM options to CAO Additional Places list

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23 August 2016

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has added its Level 8 Internet of Things, Physics for Modern Technology, and Computer Forensics and Security courses to the CAO’s Available Places list to give people the opportunity to apply for STEM (Science Technolgy Engineering, Maths) courses.

WIT is to join colleges nationwide by giving people the opportunity to apply to a number of its courses through the CAO’s Available Places list. STEM courses feature strongly in WIT’s listing.

WIT Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar Dr Derek O’Byrne said: “We would like to encourage students in the south east to complete STEM programmes to ensure we have a strong graduate output in these fields, to help fill job vacancies and meet regional needs.

“More than 100 courses are available to apply for on the CAO’s Available Places list and this year we have included five courses on this list across our Schools of Engineering and Science & Computing. This gives people who are interested in exploring opportunities in STEM the chance to apply for one of these courses.”

WIT’s Available Places courses include the Internet of Things course which is now in its second year and Computer Forensics and Security – which has traditionally drawn students from around the country and where students have job contracts signed before they finish their studies.

“Available places are an opportunity for both CAO applicants and people who have not already applied through the CAO to apply for a course that they meet the minimum entry requirements for, have researched thoroughly and have decided it is a good fit for them,” said Dr O’Byrne.

Applications for Available Places are open on the CAO website. The final deadline for applying for one of WIT’s available places is Monday, 5 September at 10am. Details can be found at www.wit.ie/availableplaces.

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