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Why Study at CIT

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is recognised and respected as a progressive educational institution of international standing. Established in 1912, it has developed significantly over the years and has been recognised twice as the Sunday Times "Institute of Technology of the Year". All of its programmes meet the requirements of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and, thus, are fully recognised internationally. Note for students from the USA: CIT is approved to participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs.

The Right Courses

CIT courses cover Business, Engineering, Science, Computing, Humanities, Media, Art, and Music. We have an enviable record of providing students with excellent employment opportunities and a firm basis for future career development.

 

Flexibility

We offer the full range of higher education qualifications, including Bachelor degrees, Honours Bachelor degrees, and post-graduate Masters and PhD degrees. CIT has a very well developed 'ladder' structure to enable students to progress through the different levels of qualifications.

Choice

CIT offers 73 courses through the CAO. Forty-one of these are on the Honours Degree (Level 8) list. It's important to note in addition that there are thirty courses on the Bachelor Degree Level 7 list which have routes of progression to Honours Degree courses at CIT.

Student Friendly

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 offers a safe and welcoming environment to international students in addition to providing excellent educational qualifications.

 

Excellent Links

CIT is noted for the strength of its relationships with industry and the applied nature of its courses and research programmes. A key component of CIT's work is servicing industry both through the supply of graduates and through research. It maintains relationships with several universities across the world with whom it exchanges students and staff.  Furthermore, CIT operates a vibrant innovation centre which acts as a launching pad for high potential start-up businesses that are fundamentally reliant upon research. These start-up businesses provide a constant stream of opportunities for graduates and researchers who wish to engage with new technologies and realise their entrepreneurial ambitions.

Exciting Places

CIT have many schools and sites across the city:

National Maritime College of Ireland

 

Cork School of Music

 

Crawford College of Art

 

Blackrock Observatory

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