Minister Bruton confirms Funding for Fit Out of Phase One of the Build

The construction of the Mid West’s first engineering-focused higher education campus is underway at the LIT site in Coonagh, Limerick. Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton confirmed that funding of just over €11.6 million has been provided to deliver phase one of the project. The first phase of construction has already begun on the […]

LIT & GTMA Host Largest Ever Irish/UK Manufacturing Supply Chain Conference And Trade Exhibition

Up to 1,000 delegates visited Ireland’s largest manufacturing supply chain conference and trade exhibition – Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2018 – at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). In its second year, the conference and engineering trade show, hosted by the UK tool technologies trade association – the GTMA in conjunction with LIT, exceeded last year’s attendance […]

Engineering Showcase 2018 Postponed Due To Severe Weather Forecast

The Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018, which was to take place at Shannon Airport on Thursday March 1, has been postponed by one week until Thursday March 8, 2018. Organisers of this free event, which offers secondary school students, guidance counsellors, parents and teachers a unique insight to the various engineering careers available in the […]

New Degree Programme In Manufacturing Located In LIT

Mary Mitchell O Connor, T.D., Minister for Higher Education, has visited the site of LIT’s new engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh. Coonagh Cross has been bought by LIT to house their new engineering campus. The campus comprises of 36 acres of land and over 7,000 sqm of built space. The purchase was funded by the Department […]

LIT President Warns Against Blanket Introduction Of ICLs

The President of LIT has warned against the dangers of ICLs (Income-Contingent Loans) as the sole means of financing third level education, describing it as a potential significant barrier to education. Professor Vincent Cunnane made his comments during his speech at the Limerick Institute of Technology’s Conferring Ceremony in Limerick today (Thursday). Addressing 1,700 graduates […]

LIT Open Day To Attract Thousands Of Students

Second level students attending this year’s Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology will be among the first to be educated at the institute’s planned engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh. The Open Days, which take place on Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, will allow potential students the opportunity to see first hand all that Ireland’s fastest growing third […]

Engineering Apprenticeship Is Launched At LIT

For the first time in Ireland, completion of an apprenticeship will lead to the award of a Bachelor of Engineering degree.  LIT’s new apprenticeship in Industrial Electrical Engineering is a two year programme which will lead to qualified electricians being awarded with a BEng.   Speaking at the launch of the programme at the Millennium Theatre […]