When you need any information about examinations – from timetables to exam locations or results – please visit this section or talk to our team on campus in the Examinations Office.

LYIT’s Examinations Office is open Monday to Friday from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. Contact the team on 074 9186124 or by email exams@lyit.ie
Winter Exam Period

Winter Exams: You can view the Winter Exam Timetables online.  Please remember that these timetables are subject to change at any time during the exam period.

Exam Seating Plan: ‎ Seating Plan

Please note that you cannot bring any bags, mobile phones or books to the exam hall, any such materials will be removed.

Candidates must attend for an examination at least 15 minutes before the appointed time for the start of the examination.  Check your seating plan before the exam

  • Admission after the first half hour may only be permitted with prior permission of the exams officer and only if there are mitigating circumstances.
  • No extra time will normally be allowed to a candidate who arrives late for an examination session unless mitigating circumstances are accepted by the exams officer or invigilator.
  • You cannot leave the examination hall during the first hour or the last 30 minutes of the examination.  If you need to leave the room temporarily you will be accompanied by an invigilator.

Examination Instructions are available on our web site.  All examinations are of two-hour duration unless otherwise stated on your timetable. Note carefully on your timetable if your exam is scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening session.  Times do vary for each exam.  Location for your exams is stated on the timetable.

Student Card:  Please note that you must have your student card in order to gain entry to the examination room and your card must be displayed on your desk during each examination.

If you have any queries in relation to your exams please contact the exams office:

Claire: 074-986124 or claire.mcloone@lyit.ie
Angela: 074-9186128 or angela.noonanmcginley@lyit.ie

Autumn Exam Period
Autumn exams:  Thursday, 21 August, to Thursday 28 August. 
You can view the Autumn Exam timetables online.

You are required to register and pay for your repeats online.  When viewing your exam results click on the re-apply button, and follow the instructions on the screen.  Only the modules you have failed or deferred should appear on this screen.  Closing date for repeat applications is Monday 28th July.  Repeat Fee is €50 in total.  Anyone unable to pay online should contact the exams office to receive a bank giro.  Please note you are not officially registered for the repeats until the repeat fee of €50 is paid.

The nominal fee of €50 also applies to the following:
  • If you are only completing continuous assessment or project.
  • Where your exam result(s) reads “I” and if due to unforeseen circumstances i.e. illness, bereavement etc. you were unable to complete an exam/continuous assessment or project in either semester.
  • Where your exam result reads “WH” i.e. if you to re-submit additional work.
  • Grant recipients are not exempt from this fee.

If you have any queries in relation to your exams please contact the exams office:
Student Programme Survey

Can you please complete the survey by clicking on the link below for your School.  Select your Department in the survey and complete the survey for your Programme:

QA3 Programme Survey School of Science
QA3 Programme Survey School of Business
QA3 Programme Survey School of Engineering
QA3 Programme Survey School of Tourism

The primary objective of the survey is to obtain the view of students on their experience in their Programme this year. The feedback will enable the Department to review the Programme and improve the service it provides. Closing date for the survey is Friday, 23 May 2014

Your response is much appreciated. 
Examination Results

Examination Results will be published on Tuesday, 9 September 2014
To view your examination results click here.
Guidelines for accessing results online: Exam Web Guide

What do the following abbreviations mean on my exam results?
PS                Pass
EX                Exemption(s) granted - you are exempt from the subjects which you have passed i.e. above 40% and repeat any subjects under 40%
AB                Absent from examination
FL                Fail – no Exemptions gained at current sitting
EB                Exam Board Decision - please see your Head of Department for further information DE Deferral of Result(s)
I                   Deferral of subject - a deferral is granted if you have extenuating circumstances – it means that you will need to sit the exam in the next available exam session.  Please check the website for your examination timetable when available

If I have a query about my exam result, who should I contact?
If your exam results are not available on-line it may be due to the fact that you are not fully registered and need to pay your outstanding fees.  If you need to pay fees please contact our Fees Office on 074-9186125.  If you have any queries on your exam results please contact your relevant school:
School of Business – 074-916210/074 9186206/074-9186209
School of Engineering – 074-9186410
School of Science – 074-9186310
School of Tourism 074-9186612

What are overall percentages for awards?

Honours Degree

First Class Honours – 70% - 100%
Second Class Honours Grade 1 – 60% - 69%
Second Class Honours Grade 11 – 50% - 59%
Pass – 40% - 49%

Ordinary Degree/Higher Certificate
Distinction – 70% - 100%
Merit 1 – 60% - 69%
Merit 2 – 50% - 59%
Pass – 40% - 49%

Compensation and Progression Compensation

A candidate who fails to attain the required pass standard in one or two of the modules in an Examination, may, nevertheless, pass the overall examination by compensation, within the limits set out below.
  • Candidates may only compensate where the total credit value for which compensation is sought does not exceed 10 credits in any one semester.  (In practice, therefore, a candidate may compensate in one 10 credit module or two 5 credit modules.  The maximum number of modules passed by compensation between Semester 1 and 2 examinations is four – that is, no more than two 5 credit modules in Semester 1 and no more than two 5 credit modules in Semester 2).
  • The marks obtained in the examination module(s) being considered for compensation must not be lower than 35p%, where the pass standard is 40%.
  • Aggregate excess gross marks above the pass standard obtained in examination modules which have been passed must be at least double the weighted deficiency in the examination module(s) being considered for compensation.  Where 10 credit modules are involved the marks must be weighted to reflect the number of credits.
  • Compensation can only apply where all the examination marks appropriate to a particular semester are achieved at the same sitting e.g. a candidate who has been granted exemptions at a previous examination session, and is presenting in the remaining examination modules in a semester, may not pass the semester by compensation.
  • Compensation may be applied only to enable a candidate to pass in the examination as a whole.  It may not be applied to grant exemptions or additional exemptions.
Consultation Day(s)
It's important to get feedback on your exam performance from your lecturers when you can. To ensure you get this quality time, Consultation Day has been set up for students to meet with lecturers individually. This is your chance to get advice on how you personally can perform better in exams.

Consultation Day: Wednesday 12 September, from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Diploma Supplement
What is the European Diploma Supplement?
New qualifications proliferate worldwide and countries are constantly changing their qualification systems and educational structures. With an increasing number of mobile citizens seeking fair recognition of their qualifications outside their home countries, the non-recognition and poor evaluation of qualifications is now a global problem. Since original credentials alone do not always provide sufficient information, it may be difficult to gauge the level and function of a qualification without detailed explanations. The European Diploma Supplement is a response to these challenges.

It promotes transparency in higher education and fair and informed judgements about qualifications.  It aids graduate mobility and facilitates access to lifelong learning opportunities. It also accommodates rapid changes in qualifications.  LYIT produces the European Diploma Supplement according to a template jointly developed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

How do I get my Diploma Supplement?
From 2010 students can access their academic documents online through a secure electronic document system.  Students log into the system with their student ID and their password/pin number. The online system can be accessed via the following link: Digitary Student/Graduate Electronic System.  Once logged into the system, you can view documents that are available to you. Simply follow the steps in the system. If you are having difficulty please refer to the user guide.

Sample of the LYIT Diploma Supplement Document
Sample of a Transcript of Results
For more information see the official website of the Bologna Process.
Review/Recheck of Examination Results
If, as a student, you think that your exam results seem incorrect you can ask for a review or a recheck of your papers after the results have been issued.

Your request must be made to the Examinations Officer on the official application form within five working days of the examination results being posted on this website. You’ll find the procedures for rechecks, reviews and appeals, along with the application form, by following the link below.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 15 September at 12.00 noon.

To apply for a recheck for review of examination results:   Recheck - Review Application Form


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