Cork Institute of Technology: Statistics



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#2364 of 14,131 In the World
#761 of 2,785 In Europe
#11 of 32 In Ireland
#321 of 1,820 For Automation and Control engineering
Top50% For 17 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Cork Institute of Technology is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsIrish Leaving Certificate or recognized international equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January - May)
Full time employee547
Student:staff ratio19:1

Research profile

Cork Institute of Technology has published 1,931 scientific papers with 50,080 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Materials Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Astrophysics and Astronomy, and Microbiology.


Cork Institute of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

726 / 11,852
458 / 13,933
Computer Science
407 / 6,156
406 / 15,739
306 / 7,096
227 / 8,564
Materials Science
205 / 3,244
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
169 / 5,777
Astrophysics and Astronomy
150 / 9,047
150 / 6,990
Optical Engineering
122 / 1,934
Computer Networking
116 / 1,342
102 / 1,495
Environmental Science
102 / 3,916
91 / 1,597
Automation and Control engineering
74 / 802
Art & Design
61 / 591
Electronic Engineering
61 / 511
Blockchain and Cryptography
55 / 1,347
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
55 / 604
53 / 3,700
53 / 3,829
51 / 1,850
Nutrition and Food Science
49 / 1,736
39 / 807
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
34 / 1,189
Communications and Public Relations
34 / 1,300
Atomic and Molecular physics
31 / 400
Human-Computer Interaction
31 / 346
Political Science
30 / 785
Computational Linguistics
29 / 287
Renewable Energy Engineering
28 / 818
28 / 1,624
Environmental Management
27 / 1,122
Cyber Security
27 / 488
Data Science
26 / 893
Public Health
26 / 271
26 / 349
26 / 1,125
Management Information Systems
25 / 223

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1997 2 0
1998 12 3
1999 23 21
2000 22 50
2001 21 137
2002 37 276
2003 40 502
2004 63 478
2005 77 740
2006 55 891
2007 59 1109
2008 71 1434
2009 115 1799
2010 120 2300
2011 110 2591
2012 115 3165
2013 105 3422
2014 135 3689
2015 108 3772
2016 169 3650
2017 175 4467
2018 161 4607
2019 174 4914
2020 189 6252
2021 80 7181
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Cork Institute of Technology gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program EU Students Non-EU Students
Bachelor's Degree €3,000 - €3,500 per year €10,000 - €12,000 per year
Master's Degree €4,000 - €6,000 per year €12,000 - €15,000 per year
PhD €4,000 - €6,000 per year €12,000 - €15,000 per year

Currency: Euro (€)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Cork Institute of Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes No
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes No
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes No
Environmental Science Yes Yes No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes No
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes No
Psychology Yes Yes No
Ordinary Bachelor Degree Accountancy, Agriculture, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Physics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Cooking and Catering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Information Technology, Interior Design, Leisure Studies, Management, Marine Engineering, Marine Transport, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nautical Science, Social and Community Services, Social Work, Software Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism, Transport Management
Honours Bachelor Degree Accountancy, Agriculture, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Child Care and Development, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Horticulture, Hotel and Restaurant, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Business, Marketing, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nutrition, Physics, Social Work, Software Engineering, Sports, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Theatre, Tourism, Transport Management, Visual Arts
Masters Degree Architecture, Art Education, Art Therapy, Artificial Intelligence, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Information Management, International Business, Journalism, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Physics, Psychotherapy, Public Relations, Social Work, Software Engineering, Structural Architecture, Transport Engineering
Doctoral Degree Architecture, Art Therapy, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Design, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Fine Arts, Mechanical Engineering, Music

Cork Institute of Technology alumni

  1. Donncha O'Callaghan

    Donncha O'Callaghan
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1979-.. (age 45)
    rugby union player

    Donncha O'Callaghan is an Irish retired rugby union player. He spent most of his career with his home province Munster, spending 17 seasons with the province and winning five major trophies, before finishing his career with Worcester Warriors in the English Premiership. Internationally, O'Callaghan represented Ireland and was part of the team that won the Six Nations grand slam in 2009. He also toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2005 and 2009, winning 4 caps, and was invited the play for the Barbarians twice. Throughout his career, O'Callaghan played primarily as a lock, though he occasionally provided cover at blindside flanker.

  2. Gary O'Donovan

    Gary O'Donovan
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1992-.. (age 32)

    Gary O'Donovan is an Irish rower. Together with his brother Paul he won the gold medal in the lightweight double sculls at the 2016 European Rowing Championships, silver in the same discipline at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and gold at the 2018 World Rowing Championships. He was the flag bearer for Ireland during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  3. Daniel Maclise

    Daniel Maclise
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1806-1870 (aged 64)
    paintergraphic artistdrawerlithographerillustrator

    Daniel Maclise was an Irish history painter, literary and portrait painter, and illustrator, who worked for most of his life in London, England.

  4. Billy Kelleher

    Billy Kelleher
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1968-.. (age 56)

    Billy Kelleher is an Irish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland for the South constituency since July 2019. He is a member of Fianna Fáil, part of Renew Europe. He previously served Minister of State for Trade and Commerce from 2009 to 2011 and Minister of State for Labour Affairs from 2007 to 2009. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North-Central constituency from 1997 to 2019. He was also a Senator from 1993 to 1997, having been nominated by the Taoiseach.

All 16 notable alumni

Cork Institute of Technology faculties and divisions

Campus : MTU Tralee North (Kerry) Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Management, Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Health Sciences, Higher Education Teacher Training, Leisure Studies, Management, Nursing, Preschool Education, Production Engineering, Service Trades, Surveying and Mapping
Campus : MTU Tralee South (Kerry) Business Administration, Computer Science, Cooking and Catering, Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Media Studies, Multimedia, Music, Social and Community Services, Tourism
College : Crawford College of Art and Design Art Education, Art Therapy, Ceramic Art, Communication Arts, Design, Fine Arts, Glass Art, Journalism, Media Studies, Multimedia, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Public Relations, Sculpture, Textile Design, Video, Visual Arts
College : National Maritime College of Ireland Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marine Transport, Nautical Science
Faculty : Business and Humanities Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Child Care and Development, Cooking and Catering, Education, Food Science, Hotel and Restaurant, Information Sciences, Leisure Studies, Management, Marketing, Parks and Recreation, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Tourism
Faculty : Engineering and Science Analytical Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Health Sciences, Heating and Refrigeration, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Technology, Instrument Making, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metal Techniques, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physics, Robotics, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping, Transport Engineering
School : Cork School of Music (CSM) Music, Musical Instruments, Singing, Technology, Theatre

General information

Alternative names CIT
Founded 1974
Accreditation Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI (Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann)
Motto Rísam Uile
Let us Achieve

Location and contacts

Address Bishopstown
Cork, T12 P928

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