Cork Institute of Technology, previously Cork Regional Technical College, which opened in 1974, and is the largest of such Institutes outside Dublin, evolved from the Crawford Municipal Technical Institute, which first admitted students in 1912, though it can trace its origins back to the early 1800s. Following enactment of the Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992, it incorporated the Cork School of Music and the Crawford College of Art & Design on 1st January 1993.
The main campus of some eighty acres is situated in the western suburbs of Cork city. It is comprehensively equipped with theatres, lecture rooms, laboratories, drawing studios, a library, computer suites, open access computing centre and research units. Recreational facilities for students include a champion-standard running track, tennis courts, all weather pitch, an excellently appointed gymnasium and grass playing pitches. A new heated indoor swimming pool is located immediately adjacent to the Institute.
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is recognised and respected as a progressive educational institution of international standing. From its earliest beginnings in 1912, it has grown and developed significantly over the years.
Many multinational companies in the life sciences, information technology and agri-food sectors are located in Cork, including top pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson. Cork is home to a vibrant IT industry which includes EMC, IBM, VMware and Apple amongst others. Due to the applied nature of CIT’s courses and research programmes, the Institute makes a key contribution to servicing the needs of these industry sectors through the supply of graduates and through research.CIT has a total enrolment in excess of 12,000 full-time and part-time students across its principal campuses: Bishopstown Campus, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.
CIT has developed many links with universities and educational institutions across the world. It is home to almost 1,000 international students and researchers. CIT operates a vibrant innovation centre for high potential start up businesses and these provide a stream of opportunities for graduates and researchers.
CIT offers a safe and welcoming environment to international students in addition to providing excellent educational qualifications.
CIT offers a wide range of taught and research programmes
- 2 year higher certificates
- 3 year ordinary degrees
- 4 year honours degrees
- Taught Masters
- Masters by Research
Covering a wide range of disciplines
Strong Linkages with Industry
- Work placement as standard in our courses
- Work in industry while studying
- Industry-based student projects
- On-campus business innovation centre
- Strong input from industry in course design
- All courses recognised internationally
- Broad range of international relationships with educational institutions
- Broad range of international students