ITB News Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News <![CDATA[TU Dublin will host the 21st Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP 2019) from 28-30 August in Grangegorman ]]>
IMVIP 2019 is the annual conference of the Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society and the largest meeting of the computer vision research community across the island of Ireland. The conference attracts a large number of international participants and also includes several invited talks from leading experts in the field. Over the last five years, there has been increasing industry participation at the event; something organisers are happy to support again this year.

Conference attendees will learn about the latest innovations and ongoing research in the Irish machine vision community, enjoy many excellent opportunities to network with the key researchers in the country in this pivotally important sector. In addition, there will be ample opportunities for increased visibility within the academic community, with researchers, graduate students, and computer vision companies.
One of the keynote speakers at the IMVIP conference is David Moloney, Director of Machine Vision at Intel and a key mover at the intersection of image processing and Edge Computing. Among many other notable roles and achievements, David was the founder and CTO of Movidius, an Alumni of TU Dublin Hothouse.

Movidius is a highly successful Irish company who specialise in placing machine vision capability right next to the camera so that images could be pre-processed at the point of capture. This approach has several advantages, such as reducing the need to stream bulky video feeds into cloud storage for processing and interpretation.
Movidius technology has been adopted into INTEL Edge offerings. David will be talking about how INTEL Movidius technology such as Myriad2 and MyriadX can enable image recognition and deep learning to happen "at the network edge" with massive power savings and a lower cost while also reducing the network burden.

More information is available from the IMVIP website here.
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Information evening for parents, guardians & families of incoming first year students, Wednesday September 4th ]]>
From experience, we know that the parents and guardians of first-time college goers can struggle with the transition from school to 3rd level education. This special event aims to equip you with all of the information necessary to support a young adult as they commence their 3rd level education journey. The event will involve a welcome on arrival with refreshments plus information sessions and campus tours. It will also be an opportunity to meet with lecturers and support staff and to hear about all the supports that are available to our students. It will also provide a chance to learn all about college life and how to best support a person as they transition into their college years.

Two information sessions will take place on the evening; one at 5.15pm and another at 6.00pm.

To register for this event, please Click Here

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:21:38 EST
<![CDATA[Learn & Work Programme - Applications Open ]]>
Learn + Work 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. This innovative higher education model combines training at TU Dublin Blanchardstown with blocks of work placement. This 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.

Two courses are offered under the Learn + Work model:

BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking technologies

If you require further information, please contact Mark Keyes on 01 885 1035 or email

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:58:27 EST
<![CDATA[Important information for CAO applicants ]]>CAO Points 2019

The listing of the Round One minimum points required for entry to TU Dublin Blanchardstown courses in September 2019, with the 2018 comparison where applicable, is available here

If you have received an offer in Round 1:

Round 1 offers

(available online from 2pm on Thursday 15th August) can be accepted via CAO until 17:15 on Friday 23rd August - please follow all instructions on the CAO website and on the offer notice

Your CAO offer notice constitutes "proof of offer" and should be used where requested by a third party. TU Dublin Blanchardstown cannot issue letters in this regard.

Registration and Orientation

If you have received and accept an offer from TU Dublin Blanchardstown in Round 1 your registration letter will be posted out to you by 31st August. This registration letter will include the following important information: to register online and your user ID for logging in to pay your fees
c.student induction schedule

This information will also be available on our website

Student induction and registration will take place from Monday 9th September to Friday 13th September on campus. Attendance is compulsory.

If you have not received an offer in Round 1 but do meet the minimum entry requirements

TU Dublin Blanchardstown will have six Level 7 programmes and one Level 8 programme listed below on the Available Places course list on the CAO
Level 7 Programmes:

BN013 Computing (Information Technology)
BN015 Engineering (Common 1st Year)
BN016 Business (Common 1st Year)
BN022 Horticulture
BN025 Community & Youth Development
BN049 Design, Technology & Innovation

Level 8 Programmes:

BN113 Horticulture

New applicants can apply for entry to these available place courses from 12 noon on Tuesday 20th August via the CAO website.

Note: Available Places offers will be made in Round Two for 2019, not Round Three as was the case in 2018.

Round Two Offers will be available to view/accept from 10am on Wednesday 28th August, and the reply deadline for Round Two acceptances is 17:15 on Friday 30th August.

You need to make your application before 11am on Friday 23rd August in order to be considered for Available Places offers in Round Two.

Mature applicants for Available Places in Round Two:

For BN013, BN015, BN016, BN025 and BN049 we will only accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2019) who meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award, copies of which must be sent to the CAO immediately. Applications from mature applicants to BN013, BN015, BN016, BN025 and BN049 who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award cannot be accepted.
For BN022 and BN113 (Level 7 and Level 8 Horticulture) we will accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2019) who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award, as well as from applicants who do meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FET/QQI award.

Mature applicants to BN022/BN113 Horticulture must provide a 250 word personal statement describing your interest in and preparation for this course to by 11am on Friday 23rd August.

If you have any queries regarding these places please contact our Marketing Team at (01) 885 1530 or Detailed information on Available Place Applications can be found on the CAO website

Round Two & Three offers

Round Two offers will be made by the CAO on Wednesday 28th August , and the deadline for accepting a Round Two offer is 17:15 on Friday 30th August.

TU Dublin Blanchardstown will make Round Two offers on "Available Places" courses (BN013, BN015, BN016, BN022, BN025, BN049 and BN113) as detailed above. Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places/Vacant Places.

You need to make your application before 11am on Friday 23rd August in order to be considered for Available Places offers in Round Two.

Existing eligible applicants who had applied before the late application deadline of 1st May 2019, and did not accept/receive a Round 1 offer, may also be considered for Round 2 and later rounds, subject to programme availability and points requirements.

Round Three offers will be available from 6am on Friday 6th September, and the closing date for acceptances is 17:15 on Wednesday 11th September .

If you have any queries relating to acceptance of offers, deferrals, late acceptances or registration please contact the following in the Admissions Office:

Deferrals: Martina Vahey (01) 8851320
General queries: Noeleen Johnson (01) 8851133
Minimum entry requirements

For Level 6/7 courses, Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects; these must include Maths and English or Irish.

For Level 8 courses applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a O6/H7 in four other subjects; these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement for Non Computing and Engineering courses where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

If you have failed Mathematics or English you do not meet the minimum entry requirements. However a grade H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Higher Level counts as a subject towards the five passes for certain courses at TU Dublin Blanchardstown (please refer to the minimum entry requirements specific to each course you have applied). The Mathematics minimum entry requirement for Engineering and Computing courses is a Grade O6.

Fee payment

Information on Fees and Grants is available on our website or on or

If you have applied for a Student Grant through SUSI you are not required to make payment at this time pending a decision on your application. You are required to submit your SUSI (W...) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you have received notification that you will receive a Grant for the academic year 2019/2020 you are exempt from paying all or part of the Student Contribution fee of 3,000 euros (depending on the level of your award) and you are required to submit your SUSI (W..) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you are not eligible for a grant the Student Contribution fee maybe paid in three instalments:

25% on Registration (September 2019)
25% on or before 31st October 2019
50% on or before 31st January 2020 ]]>
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:01:33 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin Email is Changing ]]>
For students, the new email address will in the format

A guide for students on how to set up their new email account can be found here

For staff, the new email address will be in the format

Important steps are outlined on the project site. Please visit

Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:57:55 EST
<![CDATA[Irish Social, Community & Therapeutic Horticulture Symposium - 6th September - Limited Places- BOOK NOW ]]> Friday 6th September ,9:30am-4:30pm at the LINC Building, Technological University Dublin Blanchardstown.

The theme for the 2019 event is 'Therapeutic use of Horticulture: Research, Practice and the Future'.

Our key note speaker at the event is Dr. Joe Sempik renowned Social and Therapeutic Horticulture researcher and author. A detailed schedule including the full line-up of speakers will be issued shortly.
This day long symposium will focus on practice in Social, Community and Therapeutic Horticulture in Ireland, highlighting evidence based practice and practice evaluation. The event will demonstrate the array of practice ongoing in Ireland through research, practitioner presentations and interactive workshops.

Conference fee Euro 45.00 ( Lunch and refreshments will be provided )
This event hosted by SCTH is sponsored by Technological University Dublin with support from Horticulture Connected, GIY (Grow it Yourself) , Festina Lente, Waterford Institute of Technology and Teagasc.
The Social, Community and Therapeutic Horticulture (SCTH ) practitioner network ( ) formed earlier this year includes individuals and organisations practicing in this area. The network aims to enable connections and practitioner networking, raising the profile of the practice and ultimately in the future form a professional body.

Places are limited so we would advise that you book your place early.

Book Your Tickets Here ]]>
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:19:13 EST
<![CDATA[Amazon funded Certificate in Data Centre Operations Course Commencing October 2019 ]]>
Data centers are the fundamental engines on which modern ICT runs. They give major ICT players the capability to deliver services world-wide 24x7. For a range of reasons including climate, available skills and available power, Ireland has become a major hub for data centers with many major multinationals having a significant data center presence in Ireland.

As part of their support for this program, Amazon Web Services (AWS) are making available up to 20 scholarships to allow successful scholarship participants to complete the Data Centre Operations Course free of fees (subject to terms and conditions).

Participants on this programme will have the opportunity to apply for 14-week paid placements in an AWS Data Centre in the Dublin area. Successful completion of the Course will place candidates in a strong position to compete for Data Centre Engineering Operations Technician roles in AWS Data Centres in Ireland. Successful completion of the Course will also enable participants to apply to progress in completing the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Data Centre Operations and Management (NFQ Level 7) in TU Dublin Blanchardstown.

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:35:30 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin Students Represent Ireland at World University Games 2019 ]]>
The women's side kicked off their campaign first with a very impressive 1-0 win over 2017 Gold Medalists Brazil at the Stadio San Mauro. In their next game against Korea, Ireland enjoyed a 2-1 victory thanks to two goals by Eleanor Ryan Doyle whose two goals ensured Ireland topped their group to qualify for the Quarter finals against China.

Meanwhile the men started their campaign with a 3-2 win against a strong Korea side winning in Stadio San Mauro. Their second game saw Ireland take on Uruguay. Jamie Hollywood was part of the line-up for the Irish, whose strong display saw them draw 1-1 in the Stadio Pinto. The draw meant that Ireland joined the women's team in the quarter finals by topping their group.

The Ladies Team saw their semi-final end as they were beaten 5-0 by a very strong North Korea in the Stadio Arechi. The ladies battled to the end but were unlucky against a side who are 13th in the FIFA World Rankings. Eleanor Ryan Doyle played the full 90 minutes. The Ladies still have the chance of winning a bronze medal as they take on either Japan or Russia in the Bronze Medal Game in Benvento on Friday 12th July.

The second quarter final saw the men bow out of the World University Games after a 1-0 defeat to Russia in a hot tempered game in Caserta. Russia however had a player sent off as Ireland pushed on for an equalizer but couldn't fashion any clear cut chances. Ireland will now compete in the 5th-8th placed classifications with a match against Ukraine to come on Thursday 11th July.

The biennial World University Games, organised by FISU (The International University Sports Federation), is considered second only to the Olympics in terms of competing athlete numbers. In Naples, over 9,300 students from 128 countries will compete in 18 sports.
Team Ireland students will compete in the archery, athletics, men's football, taekwondo and women's football with the women's football team first to see competitive action. The seven TU Dublin students selected to represent Ireland are:

Women's Football

Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Club: Peamount United / TU Dublin
Position: Forward
Republic of Ireland Women's National Under-19 football player

Naoisha McAloon
Club: Peamount United
Position: Goalkeeper
Republic of Ireland Women's National Under-19 football player

Men's Football

Joseph Manley
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Centre Back

Michael Scott
Club: Killester / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield

Jamie Hollywood
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield


Jack Woolley
Irish Carded Athlete - World Class Category


Daniel Foley
Irish Senior Archer - Compound

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:52:34 EST