ITB News Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News <![CDATA[ITB Accounting and Finance students receive CIMA and CPA awards]]>
Jasmin, who is now a fourth year student, was awarded highest mark in Management Accounting. The award was presented by Claire Lambert from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Lee, also a fourth year student, received an award for highest mark in Financial Accounting. The award was presented by Adam O Reilly from CPA Ireland (Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

Well done to all!

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:58:44 EST
<![CDATA[Minister of State for Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor visits ITB ]]>

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:47:13 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Shortlisted for the PG Course of the Year at gradIreland's Higher Education Awards 2018 ]]> The courses shortlisted are a Master of Science in Applied Data Science and Analytics and a Master of Engineering in Internet of Things Technologies, which has also been nominated in the Best New Course category.
This is the second year that ITB's the Master of Engineering in Internet of Things Technologies has been nominated in two categories, Best New Course and PG Course of the Year - Computer Science/Technology. The programme was first launched in September 2016 and has continued to grow its popularity and industrial partnerships. Through its flexible and blended delivery, the programme is well placed to meet the emerging and growing need for Engineers and Technologists to upskill in Internet of Things related technologies and connected systems engineering design techniques. The programme team are excited to once again have the innovative nature of the programme recognised by the Higher Education Awards.
At its inception in 2010, ITB's MSc in Applied Data Science and Analytics was the first online Masters in Data Science in Europe. It remains unique in two aspects: online lectures are delivered live every week, so recordings are actual classes as they happen each year including student contributions; and there is no requirement to attend campus during the course. For most students on the course, graduation day is their first time on campus, and for some it is also their first time in Ireland.
Approximately 20 % of students resided abroad whilst completing the course in countries including the UK, Germany, Greece, Canada, US, India, Australia, Columbia, Bahrain, Thailand and Zimbabwe.
The ITB course has 66 graduates to date, with a further 58 currently enrolled on the course. As of September 2017, the course is being part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet under the Training Networks Programme of Skillnets and by member companies. Skillnets is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
The MSc in Applied Data Science and Analytics is open to any student with a numerate background and experience working with data. The course can be completed without programming skills, facilitating students from a variety of disciplines. According to course coordinator Dr. Geraldine Gray, most students are from a computing or engineering background, but students with degrees in pharmacy, medicine, chemistry, physics and psychology have also enrolled on the course.

For more information about these programmes Click here ]]>
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:50:08 EST
<![CDATA[ITB's Daughters of Charity Programme nominated for 2017 Fingal Business Excellence & CSR Awards ]]> This programme, established in 2011 in partnership with the Daughters of Charity provides an opportunity for a group of learners with intellectual disability to attend ITB and undertake a programme of study. The Daughters of Charity are one of the largest service providers to individuals with intellectual disabilities in Ireland. The ITB programme enables young people who have Intellectual disability at a moderate level to attend mainstream third level college while studying toward a QQI level 3 award.
The learners attend college full time for two years and have tutorials with the main body of students. The tutorials they attend are - Creative Studies, Drama, Art and Music as part of the college's Social Care and Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes; Sports Coaching and Personal Training as part of the Sports Management and Coaching Programme; Horticulture as part of the Horticulture Programme in the Department of Engineering; and Digital Media as part of the Creative Digital Media Programme. The overall objective of the programme is for the learners to secure lasting and meaningful employment. In order to ensure successful and meaningful work placements, all graduates and employers are supported indefinitely by Job Coaches from the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services.
This academic year will see the fourth cohort enrol for the programme. Our third group will graduate with the rest of the student body on 10th November 2017.
Fingal Dublin Chamber organises the awards each year to create awareness of and highlight business excellence across all business sectors, private, public and charity. It celebrates and recognises the extraordinary talent, drive, innovation and success of the business community in the Fingal Region.
The winners will be announced at the prestigious black-tie gala awards presentation evening on Friday, 10th November 2017. ]]>
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Afri Hedge School 2017: "The Right to Food and Shelter" - November 7th ]]>Tuesday November 7th from 9.30 to 3.30 pm in Room A057.

Learning about and resisting the causes of poverty is at the heart of Afri's work, and the theme for this years Hedge School is "The Right to Food and Shelter" and will feature a blend of Speakers, Workshops, Discussions and Creative Activity.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

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The preliminary agenda for the day is as follows:

9.30 Registration & Tea/Coffee on Arrival

10am Failte by Pat O'Connor ITB, Joe Murray Afri

10.15 Opening Piece (Creative Arts Group)

10.30 Speaker from Concern and Christian Aid

10.50 Q&A (chaired by Students from Community & Youth Development Course)

11.15 Short Break

11.30 Workshop

12.00 - 12.20 Creative Arts Group (15 minutes piece)

12.45 - 1.30 Lunch

1.30 Action Group Activity (Rapporteurs Action Group)

2.00 Excerpt from Play by Donal O'Kelly

2.30 Questions and Answers (chaired by Students from Rapporteurs Gp)

3.00 Closing Piece (Creative Arts Group)

3.15 Evaluation Forms circulated & collected (Rapporteurs Group)

3.30 Close by Liam McGlynn, Department of Humanities, ITB

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:01:12 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Engineering Lecturer receives Enterprise Ireland funding for the SR2 Project, a novel electrical generator for ocean wave power ]]>
The SR2 project will design and build a novel electrical generator that could help wave energy devices generate electricity more effectively, and test it under simulated ocean conditions in the lab.

Speaking about the project, Dr. Brady says "Huge effort is being put into ocean wave power worldwide and hundreds of projects are currently underway to develop wave energy device technologies that will convert the power of ocean waves into electricity. We aim to develop a generator for use in these wave energy devices that is simpler and cheaper that what is currently on the market, and better able to withstand the hostile environmental conditions on the sea. We plan to build a prototype and test it in the lab here in ITB, using a 'programmable power train' to simulate the irregular, 'wild-speed' forces that a generator in a wave energy device on the ocean would experience."

Dr. Brady is pictured below with research assistant on the project, Francesco Paparella

A positive result from this project could lead to follow-up partnership projects with Irish wave energy developers, to develop and install larger-scale, marinized versions of the generator on wave energy devices at sea. This would be a major step along the way to a proven, reliable generator technology for wave energy worldwide.

The total funding awarded to the SR2 project is 168,000 Euros. This project builds especially on the success of the LINGEN project (2010-2012), a two-year EI-sponsored project between ITB and Wavebob Ltd.
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:56:17 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Learn + Work Programme now open for applications ]]>
This innovative programme combines training at ITB along with blocks of work placement and can help you to get the necessary training and experience to ready you for the many career opportunities in a number of industry growth areas. The work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work ready skills to gain employment upon graduation.
Currently ITB have the following programmes available under the Learn + Work model:

BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking technologies

Applications may be made directly to ITB via our website.

For further information, please email or call 01 885 1035

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[ITB welcomes expansion on campus with 200m Euro investment in Institutes of Technology ]]>
"This is a highly significant and welcome development that follows from a comprehensive and rigorous prioritisation process conducted by the Department of Education and Skills in recent months" stated Dr O'Callaghan. "The 200m Euro investment announced will provide advanced facilities across the regions to support the ongoing expansion of higher education opportunities for a rapidly growing population, further enhancing research and innovation across key discipline areas, building and strengthening the future workforce in key sectors, attracting and developing intellectual talent and inward investment, and driving economic and social development within the regions and State. This investment will provide further momentum for the Technological University for Dublin Alliance as we work with our partners DIT and IT Tallaght to create a new type of University".
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. stated: "I have set the ambition to make Ireland the best education and training service in Europe within a decade. State of the art facilities are key to realizing this ambition. These projects will be delivered in every province, in locations extending from Letterkenny to Waterford, and from Galway to Dublin. The delivery of these projects, together with the additional 257m Euro over three years capital funding which we secured last week in the Budget, mark a turning point for State investment in the higher education sector. They demonstrate the commitment of the Government to supporting the sector in catering for demographic growth, responding to skills needs in the economy and improving the campus environment for students and staff."

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D. Stated "Institutes of Technology have been disproportionately affected by the fall-off in capital investment in higher education over the past decade. And yet they have still shown a level of flexibility and innovation that rivals any other sector. In recent times the infrastructure hasn't evolved or improved quickly enough to match their dynamism. We're starting the process of changing that today. Many of our Institutes are working towards the attainment of Technological University status and the new infrastructure will support them in that aim. The move towards Technological Universities is a game changer for the sector. It's a significant, welcome structural change. And is an example of the kind of vision and big thinking we need to progress our society."

"Today's announcement supports and will enhance the valued relationship that exists between ITB and local enterprise; it supports regional development and it is key to delivering on the current suite of Government policy that is designed to sustain the region's economic recovery", said Dr O' Callaghan.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:36:59 EST