About Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) established 1971 (Irish: Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Leitir Ceanainn), formerly Regional Technical College, Letterkenny, is located in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. The college’s two campuses are based in Letterkenny, the commercial hub of the county, and in Killybegs, a picturesque fishing town and Ireland’s premier sea port. It is a third level institution serving County Donegal and the north-west of Ireland. The institute is usually known locally as the Regional. Today, it is one of the largest places of third level education anywhere in Ulster. LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries. This gives us a vibrant array of cultures and activities on campus and a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere where students and staff work closely together. Our modern integrated campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs encourage strong academic learning and career-focused practical experience.
The institute offers courses in business, law, computing, engineering, nursing, veterinary nursing, design and science. The courses are offered at levels 6 through 10 on the NQAI framework. Courses are offered in a semesterised and modularised method. Specialist courses that may be found in LYIT include the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Fire Safety Technology which is the only one of its kind in Ireland, other specialist degrees also include Bachelor of Science (Hons) In Analytical and Forensic Science. The Institute is one of only two institutes in Ireland to offer degrees approved by the King's Inns. The BA (Hons) in law has been approved degree status by the society. The Institute also co-operates closely on many courses and much research with Magee College, part of the University of Ulster, in nearby Derry. The institute also offers support for businesses through specialised short term courses, collaborative research and the Co-Lab.