There’s been a six per cent increase in the number of students who’ll start their third-level education in IT Tralee next month.
The institute says it’ll register more than fifteen hundred new learners from the CAO system, Springboard courses, through FETAC further education as well as from abroad.
Dr Brendan O’Donnell, registrar and vice-president of Academic Affairs says there’s been a 22% increase in applications to IT Tralee for degrees in agricultural engineering and agricultural science.
He says this compares to a 26% decrease, nationally, in applications for agricultural or horticultural-based programmes.
Demand for the college’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Agricultural Engineering has increased by 10 points to 335.
There’s also been an increase in applications for nursing degrees at IT Tralee.
There’s been a 10 points increase in general nursing to 425 while there’s been similar increase in points for mental health nursing to 405.
More than 500 international students will enrol at IT Tralee from September.