GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

DIRECT APPLICATIONS Direct application is used for Higher Certificates, Ordinary Bachelor, and Honours Bachelor add-on degrees, transfers, modules in the ACCM mode and programmes for which work experience is an entry requirement. Application Applications for entry to add-on ordinary bachelor degree or honours bachelor degree programmes, or for transfer to the second or subsequent years of programmes, should be made online via the following link Applications will be accepted from 1st January to the 31st of May . Late applications will be considered for vacant places. Any applications received after this date will only be considered should places remain available. One of the unique features of most GMIT programmes is the ‘ladder system’ of progression, whereby students can progress from a higher certificate to a bachelor degree and/or an honours bachelor degree. GMIT Progression Policy Students who achieve a pass in the Higher Certificate (Level 6) or Bachelor Degree (Level 7) examinations are eligible to progress to a related higher-level award, subject to the availability of places. Transfers Students from other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) applying to transfer to the second or other stage of a programme will be considered subject to places being available on that programme. Applicants must have passed the stage examinations and have achieved the learning outcomes for progression to the GMIT programme. Applicants will be ranked on overall average result if demand exceeds available places. Offers for any available places will be made by the end of July. Advanced Entry If you hold a QQI FET Level 6 major award, you are eligible for consideration to enter directly into the second year of related courses in GMIT, e.g. Bachelor of Business (Levels 7/8). You can apply for advanced entry at Holders of QQI FET Level 6 awards in certain Furniture/Design courses and QQI FET Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate in Cabinet making and Carpentry and Joinery are also eligible to apply for admission to Stage 2 of the Level 7 programmes in Furniture at Letterfrack. All applicants for advanced entry to programmes in Furniture Design, Making and Technology will be interviewed and must pass a practical assignment before being offered a place in Year 2. For further information and a list of eligible courses for advanced entry see: Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Modules (ACCM) ACCM is an innovative scheme whereby modules may be studied on a single module basis. Module certificates are awarded to successful participants and credits may be accumulated towards a full award. The Institute also offers some evening programmes through this scheme. Most full-time programmes at GMIT are available on an ACCM basis.

Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning When you register for a programme in GMIT, we may be able to give you credit for any subjects or similar modules at the same level you have already passed on another programme in another institute or university. For information visit If you did not complete a programme in another institute, but you passed all or some of the subjects at first year, we may give you credit by exempting you from having to do the subjects you passed - for example, if you passed all the subjects in first year you may be allowed to progress to year two directly. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Selection Only applications received by the due date will be considered valid for the summer offer session. Late applications may be considered after the autumn re-sit examination session, subject to the availability of places. After the results of the summer examination session are published, the following criteria will apply to applicants for places on all add-on programmes: (i) GMIT applicants will be offered places, in decreasing order of performance, until the number of available places is exhausted. (ii) If places remain unfilled, external candidates will be offered places, in decreasing order of performance, until the number of available places is exhausted. (iii) After the results of the autumn examination session are published, any remaining unfilled places will be offered to those candidates who have obtained GMIT awards, in that session, in decreasing order of performance, until the number of available places is exhausted. (iv) Subsequently, where places remain unfilled, they will be offered to all remaining qualified candidates, including late applicants, in decreasing order of performance. Offers Add-on ordinary Bachelor degrees/honours Bachelor degrees/Transfers: The Institute will make offers from March onwards for non-restricted programmes to GMIT students and from March onward for non-restricted programmes to external students subject to places being available. Interrupted Study/Defer Students who have interrupted their studies will have the place automatically re-offered in the next academic year. Engineering Trades (QQI FET Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate) Trade apprentices are recruited directly into the trades by first applying for a job with an individual contractor, company or a contracting firm as an apprentice and then duly registering with Solas/Education & Training Boards. Apprentices do not apply to the Institute for places on apprenticeship programmes.

Evening and Part-time Programmes Details are posted on the Institute website. Galway Campus: www.gmit/llg Mayo Campus: www.gmit/llm


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