Limerick Institute of Technology

Introduction

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institute of higher education in Limerick, a modern urban city in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is one of 13 institutes that are members of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland (IOTI). LIT is the fourth largest IOT in Ireland, with more than 6000 full time and part time students and 500 staff.

The Institute has five campuses and a learning centre across Limerick city, Tipperary and Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, with two city centre campuses in Clare Street and Georges Quay in Limerick city. The LIT Tipperary School is based in the two Tipperary Campuses, in Thurles and Clonmel. The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is based in the museum in Ennis town centre.

LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through to Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education. LIT was awarded the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year in 2008 and 2013 by the Sunday Times University Guide. The guide is the definitive guide to higher education in Ireland and the UK.

Educational Philosophy

LIT has a distinctive approach to Teaching and Learning known as the Active Learning philosophy. Whatever discipline area is offered the core methodology is active and practical; lab work, studio work, case studies, field visits, group assignments and more. This approach to teaching and learning is embedded in assessment strategies and campus development so that the learning environment reflects the identity of LIT. It is also underpinned by staff developments, e.g. workshops and an online repository of active learning strategies.

History

The genesis of LIT was the Limerick School of Ornamental Art set up in 1852 when the Athenaeum Society started a School of Arts and Fine Crafts in Limerick. In 1963 a series of technical colleges, to be known as Regional Technical Colleges (RTCs) was announced by the then Minister for Education, Patrick Hillery and the first of the RTCs were opened in Athlone, Carlow, Dundalk, Sligo and Waterford in 1970. A regional technical college for Limerick followed in 1974, initially under the name Limerick College of Art, Commerce and Technology (CoACT). CoACT was upgraded to Institute of Technology status in 1997, along with the rest of the RTCs. In 1999 LIT was awarded delegated authority by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, which allows the institute to award its own bachelors, masters and doctorates degrees. In 2011, following a government decision, the former Tipperary Institute was integrated into LIT, significantly enhancing and enlarging the education provision of the institute.

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Programs

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BA

BA in First Year Art & Design (Honours)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Limerick

The programmes at LSAD aim to assist students to become confident, articulate, informed, creative and expressive [+]

What is the programme about? The programmes at LSAD aim to assist students to become confident, articulate, informed, creative and expressive practitioners, who will be capable of making significant contributions in their own particular fields of contemporary culture. The Year One Art and Design programme begins this process by providing students with the necessary stimuli to encourage self-confidence, self-motivation, and an appetite for knowledge, which will drive their creative practice. Year one recognises the wide variety of backgrounds from which it draws its students. It recognises ethnic, cultural and gender diversity which are the basis of individual originality. The programme endeavours to provide students with the necessary skills, vocabulary and contextual knowledge to progress to second year of honours degree studies. Through an extensive line-up of lectures, seminars and demonstrations, the Year One programme introduces students to the most current issues in Art and Design, through the first hand experiences of contemporary practitioners. LSAD is the largest centre for Art and Design outside of Dublin and has an award-winning reputation both nationally and internationally. Who is the programme suited to? Year One Art & Design is a diagnostic year, where students find their niche and can avail of staff guidance to find the discipline they are best suited for in art and design. Programme Aims: ‚ÄčThe Stage One 1 Art and Design Programme is designed to: (1) Help students make the transition from previous forms of education to become third level students. Our programme is based on the philosophy of... [-]

BSc

BSc in Civil Engineering Management (Honours)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

The programme is designed in partnership with industry and uniquely merges civil engineering with management skills [+]

What is the programme about? The programme is designed in partnership with industry and uniquely merges civil engineering with management skills. It provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to work in civil engineering management. The programme is a four year sandwich: two years full-time study, one year of practical work experience (or equivalent) and a final year of full-time study. Graduates will be able to manage the construction and maintenance of infrastructural developments including bridges, marine works, tunnels, motorways, railways, airfields, etc and environmental projects including water and waste water systems, pipelines, waste management and residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Who is the programme suited to? ‚ÄčThe programme is suited to students from second level and mature students who wish to work in the construction and civil engineering industry in Ireland or abroad mainly in a management capacity. Top 3 Reasons 1. This programme meets the academic requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 2. Award provides pathway to Professional Body membership 3. Programme has applied for Teaching Council Approval Class Contact Hours 20 hours per week Entry Requirement Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 Honours and 4 Passes in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish. Contact us for more information. Accredited by: CIOB [-]

BSc in Computing - Games Design & Development (Honours)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

This programme is designed to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the essential aspects of games [+]

What is the programme about?

This programme is designed to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the essential aspects of games design and development. Students will learn the techniques for analysis, design and development of games for diverse platforms including mobile, handheld consoles, personal and tablet computers, games consoles, interactive TV and online games in a variety of computer programming languages. Students will produce game designs and implement these through a variety of game engines and frameworks using state of the art technology and specialised hardware. Our hardware facilities include Ireland’s largest Xbox 360 Game laboratory and access to Playstation development kits. LIT is licenced for leading multi-platform game engines to enhance your learning experience. LIT Thurles, a Digital Games Hub, is the home of Games Fleadh, one of Ireland’s most important games programming festivals. LIT Thurles alumni have worked on AAA titles such as StarCraft, Wolfenstien, Guitar Hero and Call of Duty. Our campus enterprise centre facilitates and is host to game studios start-ups who are actively supported by Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre business mentors.... [-]


BSc in Creative Multimedia (Honours)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

The programme is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in digital media, design and [+]

What is the programme about?

The programme is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in digital media, design and technology. This includes the design and development of interactive systems, the production of high quality digital media content and the application of digital media in the promotion of products and services. You will be introduced to a range of areas that reflect established and emerging industry best practice including graphic design, digital audio and video production, motion graphics, 2D and 3D digital animation, digital media technology, web and mobile application development, casual game development, social media, marketing, web advertising, web analytics and communications. An integral part of the programme is the industrial placement module in year 3 where learners are provided with the opportunity to work with an external organisation for three months. Learners can also choose to complete specialist streams in year 4 of the programme in areas such as Web Applications, Motion Design and Web Analytics & Advertising.... [-]


BSc in Digital Animation Production (Honours)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

The convergence of the technology, media and games industries has created the need for a new type of graduate who [+]

What is the programme about?

The convergence of the technology, media and games industries has created the need for a new type of graduate who possesses a unique blend of artistic and technological skills. In this programme, you will learn how to create, design and develop 2D & 3D animation that meets the needs of a range of sectors in the creative industries. In addition to developing your artistic ability, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to produce a range of digital media assets and the ability to publish these in a wide variety of formats. The programme provides advanced modules in both the creative and technical processes involved in producing computer-generated animation.... [-]


Bachelor

BBs in Marketing & Management (Honours)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick

This four year ab-initio programme has been designed primarily to prepare students for employment at executive [+]

What is the programme about? This four year ab-initio programme has been designed primarily to prepare students for employment at executive level in modern businesses, and at the same time provide students with a foundation for further study. The programme explores practical, real world applications of marketing principles; a marriage of business management with marketing. Students are encouraged to become independent and innovative thinkers with a sound understanding of theoretical issues and the ability to put these theories into practice. Who is the programme suited to? This programme is suitable for people who have an interest in careers as Marketing Executive, Digital Marketing Assistant, Brand Manager, Sales Promotion Manager, Advertising/PR Executive, Business Studies Teacher, Marketing Researcher. Top 3 Reasons 1. Some exemptions are available from the examinations of the following professional bodies: The Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII); The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM); The Institute of International Trade of Ireland (IITI); The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 2. This programme has been accepted by the Registration Council for Secondary Teachers as fulfilling its Degree requirements for registration, subject to the complete programme of study being undertaken at LIT. As with any other Degree, a teaching qualification such as the H.Dip in Education is also required. 3. This programme is very diverse giving graduates an opportunity to seek employment across various fields, including: Marketing, Strategic Management, Exporting, Sales, Public Relations, Advertising and more! Class Contact Hours 18-24 hours per week depending on the year. Entry Requirement Leaving Certificate: A... [-]

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