Limerick Institute of Technology operates under a Governing
Body established under the Regional Technical Colleges' Act
of 1992. The Institute, however, traces its origins back to
1852 when the Athenaeum Society started a School Of Arts and
Fine Crafts in Limerick - 2002/3 saw 150 years of service.
Limerick Institute of Technology offers a wide range of full-time
courses. It is possible to study for 4 year Sandwich degrees
(Honours) (Level 8), or two year Higher Certificates (Level
6), with an add-on year for a Degree (Level 7) - and, for
some courses, a further add-on year for (Honours) (Level 8)
Some of these full-time programmes are also available
by ACCS, (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects),
which allows those who may be in full-time employment to follow
programmes for individual subjects in courses offered in any number
of designated institutions.
The Institute also caters for Craft Apprentices who
are registered with FAS - and Tourism and Hospitality students registered
with Failte Ireland. LIT is, increasingly, involved in Research
and in special programmes promoted by the European Union, which
ensures interaction between the Institute and Industry and between
the Institute and Higher Education Institutions abroad.
The relevance and continuous review of the courses ensures
that graduates are well-prepared to compete in a challenging
world of Industry, Business & Art and Design. In this Academic
Year, it is expected that over 4,000 students will enrol on
Full-time Courses and over 1,600 on part-time Evening Courses
- in addition to Craft Apprentices and Hospitality students
in a wide-range of disciplines - making a total student population
in excess of 6,500.
The Institute is now completing a multi-million pound building
programme, comprising of new buildings and the refurbishment
of existing buildings on the main campus at Moylish Park.
||A full-size All Weather Pitch has also been completed
on this site and the provision of additional sports facilities
are planned for the coming year.
The new Aula Maxima and Millennium Theatre are in constant use
and further development of the new E Learning Resource Centre
is well under way. The development of the Clare St. Campus refurbishment
is nearing completion and all courses, with the exception of
Fashion and Sculpture, are now located on this centrally located