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Waterford Institute of Technology

WIT is the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland and one of the largest IOT's in Ireland. The Institute's range and scope reflect the changing needs of the southeast as well as the country as a whole.



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.  


The range of academic programmes is exceptionally extensive, ranging from Higher Certificate right through to post-doctoral research and covering the Humanities, Health and Nursing, Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business and Education. 


Waterford Institute of Technology is committed to being a research-led Institute, recognised for its distinctive, high quality centres of research.  Our strategy is to create substantial centres of excellence for world-class research in which individual scholars and research groups are given maximum freedom to pursue their investigations.  


The Careers Centre at WIT is the main point of contact for -

  • Students and graduates, clear and focused on planning for and securing productive employment

  • Critical services and advice to students on career-related resources to assist them in today’s competitive global employment market  

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Housing services

College Fields consists of 69 Single En-suite rooms of which 3 are suitable for disabled access. These apartments are located on the Main Campus with easy access to all WIT services and facilities..Facilities at College Fields include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Resident Parking
  • Laundry Facility
  • Live-in Warden
  • CCTV System
  • 24 Hours Reception & Security  

Library services

Two libraries serve Waterford Institute of Technology - the Luke Wadding Library on the Cork Road Campus and College Street Campus Library. Students have full access to both libraries, regardless of which campus they are based at. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Institute has developed an attractive modern university-level campus environment for staff and students at its main campus, the College Street campus, the Applied Technology campus and the new Architecture building in Waterford Treasures in the heart of the city. A large additional campus at Carriganore, just outside the city, has already had significant development and provides an asset base suitable for future development. It is a base for our research activities, particularly in the ICT area, as well as some corporate services and sports facilities. 

Sports facilities

The first phase of the WIT Sports Campus project is now completed. The 50-acre development close to the Waterford city by-pass and outer ring road will provide a central and cohesive complex of sporting and recreational facilities for teams and individuals in the South East Region. Its location means that it is readily accessible from both the City and County and from the neighbouring counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford. WIT Sports Campus amenity is strategically placed on the new bypass around Waterford City and this will mean that the site will be readily accessible to all users.  

Student Reviews

W.I.T is it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall positive experience with a friendly environment. Some rooms lack basics such as enough tables and chairs

Brief summary of science at WIT
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, the lecturers and lab instructors were incredibly helpful and took an interest in their students’ success. Lab practical reports were graded fairly in general, and the practical element of the course was done in a logical way that allowed one to understand lecture theory better. The only issue would be some laboratory equipment is outdated, but usable for the work...

Small institutes offer so much.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent small research Institute in the south east of Ireland.

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