Students are to gain direct industry experience under a new partnership between Griffith College and the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme).
It comes after the business lobby group last week criticised Irish universities for "failing industry" and said that the lack of a link between business theory and industry practice was leading to ill-prepared graduates.
Isme criticised the main universities for their "large classes, poor teaching methods, dry academic content and few applications...
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