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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Programmes

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Master

Master of Business in Marketing & Management Strategy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

This programme will employ a learner-centred instructional philosophy, namely Problem Based Learning (PBL). The aim [+]

This programme will employ a learner-centred instructional philosophy, namely Problem Based Learning (PBL). The aim of PBL is to prepare learners for the demands of real life marketing and management positions in a rapidly changing, knowledge-based economy. In a PBL environment, learners are encouraged to solve problems, which are set in a real world framework. This will involve: - Group work - Complex problem solving - Engagement with ‘real world’ scenarios - Discovering new knowledge Deliverables for PBL problems will vary and may include: reports, presentations, web pages, news items, posters, manuals, research papers, models, etc. Problems and projects will mirror the types of situations learners are likely to encounter when they graduate and many will involve contact with outside companies. The programme offers a number of different learning options, including a 1 year full time option and a 2 year part-time option and is aimed primarily at learners interested in acquiring a highly practical Level 9 qualification in Marketing and Management Strategy. This proposed programme is structured to maximise practice based learning and will involve extensive active student participation.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Analytical Science with Research & Quality Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

Commencing SEPTEMBER LIT MSc in Analytical Science with Research and Quality Management is a multidisciplinary [+]

Commencing SEPTEMBER LIT MSc in Analytical Science with Research and Quality Management is a multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for a wide range of learners interested in Analytical Science, Project & Quality Management, Entrepreneurship and Research. The programme provides broad and forward-looking education, with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in Industry, business and research associated roles. It is aimed primarily at learners from both an industrial and academic background interested in acquiring a highly practical Level 9 (Higher Education and Training Awards Council) qualification in Analytical Science with Research and Quality Management. This proposed programme is structured to maximise practice based learning and will involve extensive active student participation. Did You Know? Graduate diploma available for those students who do not wish to undertake the MSc. project. Graduate Certificates in Analytical Techniques and Project Management with Lean Six Sigma available also. Duration 1 Year Full–time Programme, with Part-time options available. Entry Requirement An honours degree National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (level 8) in an Analytical Science discipline with a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2. Or an honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline AND at least 2 years relevant professional experience/responsibility. An interview may form part of the selection process. (RPL - Recognised Prior Learning available) [-]

Master of Science in Quantity Surveying

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

Postgraduate study has become increasingly important to develop your career, specialise in a particular field, and [+]

Postgraduate study has become increasingly important to develop your career, specialise in a particular field, and to gain a qualification that can enhance your employment prospects and professional development. This suite of programmes aims to create specialists capable of understanding inter-related issues of Quantity Surveying and Sustainability. The programme will enable the learner to specialise in one of three aspects of Quantity Surveying, namely, sustainable public building, sustainable civil engineering and sustainable mechanical & electrical engineering. Each programme create a progression opportunity, relevant professional institute membership and/or experiential learning gained from working within the built environment. The programme focus can be summarised as: ‘the development of the learner as a post-graduate with a specialist understanding and competency in the theory, concepts and methodologies relating to the sustainability, technology, metrics, value, legal frameworks and management of complex built assets.’ The programme learning outcomes can be summarised as: ‘the acquisition by the quantity surveying post-graduate of a specialist understanding and competency in the theory, concepts and methodologies relating to the sustainability, technology, metrics, value, legal frameworks and management of complex built assets.’ The post-graduate will have a specialist knowledge and competency of quantity surveying applicable to one of the following built environment sectors: (i) Public Sector Building (ii) Civil Engineering (iii) Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Programme Aims The aim of this programme is to enable learners to acquire a highly practical level 9 qualification in quantity surveying. The programme will enable the learner to specialise in one of three aspects of Quantity Surveying, namely, public sector building, civil engineering and mechanical & electrical engineering. The programme will create a progression opportunity for level 8 undergraduates and other learners with a mix of academic qualifications, relevant professional institute membership and experiential learning gained from working within the built environment. Entry Requirement 1. A primary degree in a built environment programme with a minimum award of Second Class Honour Grade 2. or 2. An appropriate professional built environment qualification (ie. Chartered membership of the SCS, EI, CIOB etc.) and at least 2 years relevant professional experience/responsibility. or 3. A primary degree and at least 5 years relevant professional responsibility and experience. or 4. Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the Lifelong Learning Office for consideration. Note: An interview may form part of the selection process for all application routes. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Social Practice & the Creative Environment

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

This unique programme is designed to fulfil student demand from art, design and related fields, nationally [+]

This unique programme is designed to fulfil student demand from art, design and related fields, nationally and internationally. This is a one year full-time/two year part-time taught MA programme, multidisciplinary in nature which focuses on the growing area of social practice. This MA is distinctive in that: - It is focused on Social Practice - It is delivered through theory and practice - It is open to practitioners of art and design - It is also open to experienced graduates outside the art and design fields. The course offers you a strong theoretical and critical grounding in the area of social practice, equips you with appropriate research skills, educates you in the roles you will play within communities/ situations/spaces, and ultimately, offers you a deep level of authentic experience and situated learning through the delivery and documentation of your self-chosen social practice project. The programme is delivered by both LSAD staff and a varied range of visiting lecturer specialists through an exciting mix of active learning, field research and engagement in the wider world. Duration - 1 Year Post (honours) Degree (Level 8) full-time mode - 2 Years Post (honours) Degree (Level 8) part-time mode Minimum Entry Requirements Candidates entering the course must have: - A minimum 2.2 honours degree in their chosen Art, Design, Humanities, and/or related fields of study e.g. Architecture, New Media, the Performing Arts, Multi-Media, etc. OR - Equivalent qualifications including the pre-NFQ NCEA National Diploma. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language. [-]

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