Cork Institute of Technology


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Cork Institute of Technology


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Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a state-funded public university-level higher education institution located in the second city of Ireland, Cork, established in 1973.

 It offers a wide range accredited programmes from level 6 (Certificate) to level 10 (PhD) on the National Framework of Qualifications, and across a wide range of disciplines. It is the largest Institute of Technology outside of Dublin, with 14,000 enrolled students, including over 7000 studying full time.

CIT presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown and covers an area of approximately 80 acres. The Crawford College of Art and Design is located at Sharman Crawford Street, Cork. The CIT Cork School of Music is located in a purpose-built state of the art facility located in Union Quay, Cork. The National Maritime College of Ireland which opened in October 2004 is located in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

CIT Provides a range of services to organisations and individuals to support entrepreneurship, enterprise start-up, research, knowledge exchange and continued professional development.

CIT has long been known as a centre for excellence for engineering education, graduating more accredited engineers than anyone else on the island of Ireland. In addition, it delivers a thriving research programme, with three main centres focused on ICT and Embedded Systems (NIMBUS), Photonics (CAPPA), life sciences and wellbeing (BIOEXPLORE), in addition to a number of other emerging and growing research areas. 

 Minimum English Language Requirements

 IELTS 6.0 - with no individual section lower than 5.5  

 

Undergraduate Entry

  • Applicants must have achieved suitable grades in the Secondary School Certificate/Secondary Education Examination (Standard XII/Class XII from CBSE, CISC) in order to satisfy the specific academic entry requirements for the selected programme of study.
  • Students who have partially completed a university degree may be considered for advanced entry into a similar CIT undergraduate programme.

 Postgraduate Entry

  • Applicants for Postgraduate Study must hold a Bachelor Degree with a minimum First Division Result from a recognised higher institute of education.
  • Where there is competition for admission, applicants are ranked in order of merit based on academic achievement. An interview may also form part of the selection process depending on the nature of the programme.

Accommodation

CIT does not have its own campus accommodation, though there are a number of apartment complexes adjacent to the main Bishopstown campus of the Institute, designed specifically for the student market. The Accommodation Office assists students in finding a suitable place to live. The service provides information and guidance to students on the accommodation most appropriate to their needs.

While every effort is made to facilitate students seeking accommodation, the Institute is not involved in any agreement/contracts entered into between students and landlords.

TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION

There are three main types of accommodation to choose from:

  1. Lodgings/Self Catering Lodgings
  2. Shared Houses/Flats
  3. Student Apartments/Hostels

The Accommodation Office provides a register of lodgings for the academic year. This register is updated throughout the year. Many houses are within walking distance of the college.

LODGINGS:

Where a student receives breakfast, evening meal and light supper.

SELF CATERING LODGINGS

Where a student lives with a family but has use of the kitchen to cook meals.

SHARED HOUSES/FLATS

A list of houses/rooms in houses is available throughout the year and this updated regularly and especially during the summer months. As there is a high demand for this type of accommodation, it is advisable to contact the Accommodation Office regularly for an updated list.

STUDENT APARTMENTS

There are a large number of student apartments in close proximity to the Institute. It is advisable to look into this option early in the intended Academic Year. Bookings should be made directly to the apartments. Payment is normally made in two instalments. Students are advised to look at apartments before booking and to read leases carefully before signing them.

The most popular ways of finding accommodation are

  • CIT Accommodation Office
  • Internet
  • Auctioneers
  • Word of mouth
  • Notice boards
  • Shop windows
  • Flat finding agencies
  • Newspapers  

 

  • Cork, one of Ireland's major cities, is noted as a centre of entrepreneurship, business development and employment generation. Many international investors have established significant locations in Cork.
  • Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is recognised and respected as a progressive educational institution of international standing.
  • All of its programmes meet the requirements of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and are fully recognised internationally.
  • CIT courses cover Business, Engineering, Science, Computing, Humanities, Media, Art, and Music.
  • The Institute offers the full range of higher education qualifications, including Bachelor degrees, Honours Bachelor degrees, and post-graduate Masters and PhD degrees.
  • CIT has an enviable record of providing students with excellent employment opportunities and a firm basis for future career development.
  • The Institute is noted for the strength of its relationships with industry and the applied nature of its courses and research programmes.
  • It maintains relationships with several universities across the world with whom it exchanges students and staff.
  • CIT is one of the most highly rated higher education colleges in Ireland, both in terms of facilities and in the great student-staff relations.
  • The Institute currently has around 12,000 registered students with approximately 2,000 new entries every year. Of these approximately 6,000 are full-time and the remaining are part-time. CIT has 1,425 staff members of which 824 are academic staff.
  • In June 2014, CIT was approved to participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs.
  • The Institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an honour which it currently holds.
  • CIT offers a safe and welcoming environment to international students in addition to providing excellent educational qualifications.

CIT offers a limited number of scholarships of 25% off the fee structure.  You will automatically be considered for a scholarship once your application is received.  This scholarship is only applicable to self-funded students and not students already in receipt of scholarship or funding.

Students presenting with the equivalent of 70% or higher in their most recent set of examinations prior to entering CIT are eligible for a €1,000 scholarship on the tuition fee per year of study.

Government of Ireland International Scholarships

This scholarship is co-funded by the Irish Government and comprises a full tuition waiver plus a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year.

The Government of Ireland International Scholarships is targeted at international students who have the potential to be future leaders in their field and who are committed to making a difference in the world.  The programme supports one year’s study by talented international students at Irish higher education institutions. 

 

  • Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland established in 1973.
  • Cork, one of Ireland's major cities, is noted as a centre of entrepreneurship, business development and employment generation. Many international investors have established significant locations in Cork.
  • Cork Institute of Technology has two faculties: Engineering & Science and Business & Humanities. It also has three constituent colleges: CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland.
  • CIT presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown and covers an area of approximately 80 acres.
  • The Institute offers the full range of higher education qualifications, including Bachelor degrees, Honours Bachelor degrees, and post-graduate Masters and PhD degrees.
  • CIT courses cover Business, Engineering, Science, Computing, Humanities, Media, Art, and Music.
  • All of its programmes meet the requirements of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and are fully recognised internationally.
  • The Institute has an enviable record of providing students with excellent employment opportunities and a firm basis for future career development.
  • CIT is noted for the strength of its relationships with industry and the applied nature of its courses and research programmes.
  • NIMBUS is CIT's first dedicated research centre and is intended not only to be a showcase for CIT's research but also to demonstrate CIT's ability to translate innovative research into economic benefit.
  • CIT maintains relationships with several universities across the world with whom it exchanges students and staff.
  • CIT is one of the most highly rated higher education colleges in Ireland, both in terms of facilities and in the great student-staff relations.
  • CIT currently has around 12,000 registered students with approximately 2,000 new entries every year. Of these approximately 6,000 are full-time and the remaining are part-time. CIT has 1,425 staff members of which 824 are academic staff.
  • In March 2008, it was announced that the Institute was applying for university status.
  • In June 2014, CIT was approved to participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs.
  • The Institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an honour which it currently holds.

Quick Facts


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1973

CampusURBAN / SUB - URBAN

IntakeSeptember

Fees

The current annual tuition fee for Students is €12,000 for all levels of study.

Cost of Living

Precisely how much you will need will vary depending on where you are studying in Ireland, on the type of accommodation you choose and, of course, on your own personal lifestyle. But, on average, we estimate that a student will spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year.

Ranking of Universities

World Ranking                     :        2306

Country Rank                       :         12

Address

Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Ave, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland

University Website

http://www.cit.ie