Waterford Institute of Technology


Course Name Accounting
Course Provider Waterford Institute of Technology
Course Code WD084
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Waterford Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Cert:
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements Maths Initiatives:

• Bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Maths. See

• Maths Entry Exam is designed to assist students who have not met the required maths grade for entry into WIT. It will not provide additional points. See
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP WIT treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows:

Pass: 28
Merit: 46
Distinction: 66

This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your 6 best subjects. It will not, however, substitute an honour where one or more are required.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme was designed primarily to prepare for the transition from school to working life. It is not intended for direct transfer into third level. However, students with the LCAP who have completed a QQI FET/FETAC award can be considered for entry.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET / FETAC Scoring

This scoring scheme only applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, ie. when the named component awards specified have been achieved to a minimum of 120 credits.

See the QQI FET/FETAC qualifications...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Alternative Entry

Expand+Advanced Entry
Students who have completed all or part of a third level qualification, or have an Accounting Technician qualification may be eligible for entry into years other than year 1 of this course.

Advanced Entry

Students with Level 5 ...

Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+Student Contribution
The Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 2020/2021 is €3,000. The Student Contribution is an annual charge directed by the Higher Education Authority. All third level students are liable to pay this fee unless th...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

All new grant applications for 2021/2022 must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through or telephone 0761 087874. If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to Wa...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+What is Accounting?
Accounting is a stimulating and challenging business function concerned with the collection, analysis and reporting of information to the owners and managers of a business and other interested parties such as lending institution...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1:
Semester 1:
Introduction to Financial Accounting 1
Costing 1
Microeconomics 1
Statistics and Mathematics
Introduction to Management
Professional Written Communication

Semester 2:
Introduction to Financial Accounting 2
Management A...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Accounting may work in business or as trainee accountants or teachers following further study.

To qualify as a professional accountant the graduate may opt to study for the accountancy examina...

Further Enquiries Course Leader:
Paul Treacy, BA, ACA
Tel: 051 845606
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 308
2019 307
2018 308