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                Cork Institute of Technology                                   



ESIEA has an Erasmus inter-institutional agreement with the Cork Institute of Technology, specifically with their Embedded Systems laboratory, NIMBUS --> http://nimbus.cit.ie.


Cork Institute of Technology(CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland opened in 1973. The institute has 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) in art, business, engineering, music, drama and science disciplines. Cork Institute of Technology comprises two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges. The constituent Faculties are Engineering and Science, and Business and Humanities. The constituent colleges are the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the CIT Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.[1]

Faculties are made up of Schools which in turn comprise two or more academic departments.


Academic calendar:

Semester 1 : Delivery Week 1 to Week 13:                   16/9/13 - 13/12/13 Week  14 – 16 Exams 14/12/13 – 08/01/14

 Christmas Break:  Mon 23/12/13 to Wed 1/1/14        (return on Thurs 2/1/14)

Inter Semester Break: 20/01/14 - 24/01/14


Semester 2 : Delivery Week 1 to Week 13: 27/01/14 - 09/05/14

 Easter Break  : 14/04/14 - 25/04/14                         Weeks 14 & 15: Exams 10/05/14 - 24/05/14 

Exam processing  26/05/14 - 20/06/14                    Weeks 16, 17, 18 & 19


CIT Department of Computing

Full-Time Courses

  • Software Development (BSc Honours) CR106 : This course covers a broad range of modules, giving you a strong understanding of how computers, programmes, and the Internet work. It teaches students to create a fully functioning application from an initial rudimentary idea

  • Software Development & Computer Networking (BSc Honours) CR116: Interested in creating websites and web applications? If so, this is the course for you

  • Web Development (BSc Honours) CR312: This course places equal emphasis on Software Development – designing and implementing applications - and Computer Networking – designing and implementing networks.

  • IT Management (BSc Honours) CR310 : Every organisation, large or small, uses computers in some form. This course gives you a blend of management and technical skills to design, implement and oversee IT services.

  • Information Technology Support (BSc) CR888: Every organisation, large or small, uses computers in some form. This course provides you with the technical skills to support and maintain IT systems and services

  • Computing (BSc) CR016: This course allows you the time to discover which of Computing you enjoy by giving you the skills to tackle networking problems, identify customers’ needs



Certificate in Embedded Systems Engineering - http://courses.cit.ie/index.cfm/page/course/courseId/663


Modules: S1= physical layer, embedded software networking, networking embedded systems

S2 =distributed embedded software, physical layer design, embedded networking technology


Master of Engineering in Embedded Systems Engineering - http://e-eng.cit.ie/MastersIntro.html


Modules: S1= transferable research skills, team project: design, embedded software networking, networking embedded systems, embedded Software Co-design, physical layer

S2 = managing Innovation, team project: implementation, physical layer design, embedded Hardware Co-Design, embedded networking technology, distributed embedded software

S3 = embedded systems project



The Department of Computing offers students the chance to complete Masters and PhDs by research. Three emerging areas have been identified by CIT as being of strategic national importance. We are currently active in two of these areas –networked embedded systems and informatics - and moving towards emerging area –data science.

In 2010 the Departments of Computing and Biological Sciences created the inter-disciplinary research group Informatics@CIT. Informatics is an umbrella term for the development of software tools to generate useful knowledge from large collections of data. The research group’s initial focus was on bioinformatics, which is informatics in the biological sciences e.g. modelling a cell’s behaviour. This research has led to a funded grant of over €1.3 million distributed between three partners: CIT, NSilico, and University of Edinburgh.

The group is expanding into other applications of informatics. Health-informatics e.g. breast cancer diagnoses and Agri-informatics e.g. soil analysis are recent interests. Collaboration exists with the National Marine College of Ireland (NMCI) in relation to coastal protection, security, and climate change. The research is being applied to analysis of sports data collected from the Munster rugby team in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University.

The research is supported by taught post-graduate programmes. For more about Informatics@CIT please visit http://informatics.cit.ie/


The Nimbus Centre(http://nimbus.cit.ie) is a state of the art building housing research in embedded systems, those tiny computers that control your washing machine and run your phones. Research undertaken here involves researchers from many departments including the Department of Computing whose focus is on protocol development, middleware and software development.

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