Cork Institute of Technology
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland located in Cork City and opened in 1973. The institute has 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) in art, business, engineering, music and science disciplines.
CIT comprises two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges. The constituent Faculties are Engineering & Science, and Business & Humanities. The constituent colleges are the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design located at Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, the CIT Cork School of Music located in a purpose-built state of the art facility located on Union Quay, Cork and the National Maritime College of Ireland which opened in 2001 and is located in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
The main campus of some eighty acres is situated in the western Cork City suburb of Bishopstown. 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.
CIT places a very high importance on ensuring that its programmes are of the highest possible standard. CIT has a rigorous Academic Quality System through which the Institute validates and continuously reviews its courses. CIT’s academic standards are independently recognised as being of the highest quality. As a result, CIT is empowered to confer awards at all levels up to and including PhD under the terms of the Qualifications (Education & Training) Act 1999. The institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an accolade which it currently holds.
For those students attending classes at CIT main campus, Farranlea Hall would be an ideal choice for CIT Accommodation as it is located midway between the city centre and CIT main campus (only a 10 minute bus ride from each with bus stops located right outside Farranlea Hall’s main gate). For those students attending classes at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and CIT Cork School of Music, both The Spires and Davcon Court would be an excellent accommodation choice for the coming academic year.