Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a publicly funded university-level education provider located in Cork, Ireland.
Every year a growing number of graduates choose Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) as their preferred destination for postgraduate education. Whether pursuing a research Masters or PhD, students can expect to work on solving complex problems in cutting edge research and innovation across a range of disciplines, with the support of expert staff that will guide and mentor the student along their chosen career path. Programmes are available in Engineering, Science, Computing, Business, Humanities, Maritime, Art and Music.
Masters by Research involves project work under the supervision of a highly qualified research leader and is examinable by thesis. The usual programme duration for full-time students is 21 months from the date of admission to the Masters Research Register.
The Doctorate (PhD) programme follows the same process as that of a research Masters but involves more advanced original research work. The normal duration for a PhD is four academic years from the date of admission to the PhD register. There is also a facility to transfer from Masters to PhD.
Masters (Taught): CIT offers a comprehensive range of Masters (Taught) programmes that require a combination of lecture attendance, dissertation and course work. Programme duration for full time students is normally one calendar year (three semesters), comprising 90 ECTS credits.
The minimum entry requirement for a postgraduate programme at CIT is normally a Level 8 Bachelor (Honours) Degree in a cognate discipline with the classification of at least a second-class honours grade 2, or equivalent. 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.
The Institute boasts many top class facilities including its award-winning Library & IT Building and its world class laboratories. CIT presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown and covers an area of approximately 80 acres. As well as the original RTC building, the campus consists of the Library & IT Building, Gymnasium, Astroturf pitch, running track and playing pitches. The campus also has numerous temporary buildings which house both administrative offices and classrooms.
The new Administration Building, the Student Centre and the Tourism and Hospitality Building are the latest additions to the campus along with the Rubicon Centre which is an on-site business incubation centre. The NIMBUS Centre is adjacent to and attached to the Rubicon Centre. The NIMBUS Centre provides space for up to 80 researchers, including facilities for undergraduate project students, visiting postgraduate students and researchers from other institutions and dedicated industry visitor workstations, already in use, where company researchers can work in close collaboration with NIMBUS staff and use NIMBUS research facilities. 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.
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Cork Institute of Technology operates under the terms of the Qualifications Act (1999) and therefore all courses lead to an award of a qualification which is fully recognised and conforms with the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
CIT's programmes operate under a quality system which is approved by HETAC, the Higher Education & Training Awards Council.