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Institute of Technology (CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland established in 1973. The Institute has a faculty based academic management structure. There are two faculties: Engineering & Science and Business & Humanities. Each of these faculties is made up of a number of schools which are in turn made of two or more academic departments. CIT also has three constituent colleges: CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland.

The Institute boasts many top class facilities including its award-winning Library & IT Building and its world class laboratories. CIT presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown and covers an area of approximately 80 acres. The Crawford College of Art and Design is located at Sharman Crawford Street, Cork. The CIT Cork School of Music is located in a purpose-built state of the art facility located in Union Quay, Cork. The National Maritime College of Ireland which opened in October 2004 is located in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

As well as the aforementioned campuses the Institute currently occupies rented accommodation at Model Farm Road and at the North Point Business Park.

CIT currently has around 12,000 registered students with approximately 2,000 new entries every year. Of these approximately 6,000 are full-time and the remaining are part-time. CIT has 1,425 staff members of which 824 are academic staff.

In March 2008, it was announced that the Institute was applying for university status.

The Institute has converted all of its academic programmes to a Modular structure and has also adopted a two semester academic calendar. CIT is achieving greater autonomy and is therefore charged with greater responsibility for its own development.

The Institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an honour which it currently holds.