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MTU Cork Events for CAO Applicants

Munster Technological University Cork (MTU Cork) will host a Live Questions and Answers Session for prospective CAO students on Wednesday January 27th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, and will cover areas such as Business, Engineering, Science, Humanities, Computer Science, Art, Music & Maritime.


Representatives from all areas within MTU Cork will be on hand to answer any questions or queries. This session will be particularly beneficial for students filling in their CAO Form for the 1st of February deadline. Our online session will begin with a presentation from the Careers Office in MTU Cork - ‘Completing your CAO Application – Top Tips’. 


If you have any unanswered questions or would like more information on some of our courses, please register for this event by clicking the button below.  Any questions you have should be emailed to cao@cit.ie


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Timetable of Speakers

Wednesday 27th January 2021

  • 2.30pm – 2.45pm Completing Your CAO Form – Top Tips (Caitríona Horgan, Careers Advisor)
  • 2.45pm – 3.30pm Overview of courses in the Faculty of Business & Humanities including Crawford College of Art & Design and Cork School of Music (Gerard O’Donovan, Head of Faculty)
  • 3.30pm – 4.15pm Overview of courses in the Faculty of Engineering & Science including the National Maritime College of Ireland (Tim Horgan, Head of Faculty)
  • 4.15pm – 4.30pm DARE and HEAR schemes (MTU Cork Access Office)




MTU Crawford College of Art & Design CAO Applicants Webinar

Monday 25th January 2021 at 7pm


Sign up by clicking the button below to hear about arrangements for digital portfolio submissions for 2021 & instruction on how to photograph compile, edit and digitally submit your portfolio. This webinar is for applicants, teachers, tutors, parents, guardians, and we look forward to answering your questions after presentation. 


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On 1st January 2021, CIT joined Institute of Technology Tralee to establish Munster Technological University (MTU). As a consequence, incoming students will enjoy many additional benefits, such as the following:

  • The range and quality of services and supports available to students will be enhanced.
  • Students will have a greater range of options available to them in relation to course choice, progression opportunities, research and industry placement.
  • Graduates will be able to avail of a greater selection of options nationally, and internationally, for further study and participation in research.
  • Graduates will experience enhanced employability both in Ireland, and internationally, as MTU graduates.


MTU Cork held a very successful ‘Virtual Open Fortnight’ in November 2020 and recordings of all sessions can be viewed at www.cit.ie/cao/recordings




Should you have any questions about courses or services at MTU Cork please feel free to contact us at cao@cit.ie and our staff will be happy to assist. 


Alternatively if you would like to chat with us directly online, you can book a Microsoft Teams meeting by clicking the button below and selecting a time that suits you. 



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Selecting the course that best matches their interests can be a daunting experience for students. In order to provide guidance to everyone intending to apply for admission through the CAO process in 2021, MTU Cork has created the Open Fortnight initiative to help ensure that students, as well as their supporters, teachers and guidance counsellors, have the opportunity to explore options in a friendly environment.


This programme of live, online events, provided students and their supporters with the opportunity to pose questions to staff members while also hearing from current students and recent graduates who will be on hand to talk about their personal experiences and offer advice about student life. The Open Fortnight ran from Monday 16th November 2020 to Thursday 26th November 2020. 


On 1st January 2021, Cork Institute of Technology joined with IT Tralee to become Munster Technological University. We hope to run more events for CAO students and their supporters in the new year so please check our websites and social media channels regularly for more details.





Q&A Panel: Caroline O'Reilly - Head of Management & Enterprise, Sean Donovan - Lecturer, Graduate Eimear Crowley (Musgraves) and Graduate Anthony Magnier (Apple), and 4th Year Student Liam Lally (BBus Hons)




DEPARTMENT OF Marketing & International Business

Q&A Panel: Dr. Pio Fenton - Head of Marketing & international Business, Michele McManus - Lecturer, Graduate John Jennings (Zevas Communications) and Graduate Jennifer O'Leary (Simplify Valet Storage, New York), and 4th Year Marketing Student Eimear O'Neill 


DEPARTMENT OF Organisation & Professional Development

Q&A Panel: Don Crowley - Head of Organisation & Professional Development, Mary Oldham - Lecturer, Finbarr Sheehan - Lecturer, Graduate Dean Murphy (Currently completing postgraduate MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy) and 4th Year Student Sorcha Twomey





DEPARTMENT OF Accounting & Information Systems

Q&A Panel: Head of Accounting & Information Systems - Claire O'Sullivan Rochford, Lecturer - Fred Creedon, BIS Graduate - Conor Forde, BIS Graduate - Aidene O’Mahony, 4th Year Accounting Student - Megan Neary, 4th Year Agriculture Student - Laura Whelan, Principal Clonakilty Agricultural College - Keith Kennedy 





National Maritime College of Ireland

Q&A Panel: Head of NMCI - Cormac Gebreurs, NMCI ILO - Annette Coughlan, Graduate - Arron Grant , Graduate - Micheal O'Cuanaigh, NMCI Student - Nuala O'Donnell 





  • Student Supports and Learning Development

  • Access Service, Fees & Grants, Accommodation, Careers, Sports & Societies, Students’ Union, Student Engagement, Learning Development, Success Coaching and Mentoring

Student Supports and Learning Development

Q&A Panel: Access Service, Fees & Grants, Accommodation, Careers, Sports & Societies, Students’ Union, Student Engagement, Learning Development, Success Coaching and Mentoring





Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies

Q&A Panel: Head of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies - Dr. Cian O'Neill, ECEC Graduate Dr. Wendy Oke (TeachKloud CEO), ECEC Graduate & PhD Student Catherine Corcoran, Montessori Graduate & MA Student Johanna Forde, Lecturer Marian Quinn
  • First 45 Minutes: Talks on CR 430 Sport & Exercise Management (Honours) and CR 032 Recreation & Leisure Management
  • Last 45 Minutes: Talks on CR 440 Montessori Education (Honours) and CR 620 Early Childhood Education & Care 





Department of Applied Social Studies

Q&A Panel: Head of Applied Social Studies - Dr Tom O'Connor, Social Care Graduate - Ciara Carroll, Community Dev. Graduate - Dean Oke, Student - Kate Dolan Crowley, Student - Kate Cooley, Student - Courtney Cotter





Department of Tourism & Hospitality

Q&A Panel: Head of Tourism & Hospitality - Dr Noel Murray, Lecturer - Dr  Donagh Davern, Student - Shauna Moore, Student - Elaine Fitzgerald, Graduate - Carmel Lonergan (General Manager, Cork International Hotel)







Department of Architecture

Q&A Panel: Head of Architecture - Katherine Keane, Lecturer - Derek O'Leary, Jay Stacy - Architectural Technology, Aoife Hayes - Interior Architecture, Aine Walker - Architecture







Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Q&A Panel: Head of CSE - Des Walsh, Lecturer - Mary Moloney, Graduate - Erin O'Connor, Graduate - Caoimhe Marley, Graduate - Alan Hayes, Graduate - Paul Glavin, Student - Kate Brady, Student - Jack Clancy





Department of Construction

Q&A Panel: Head of Construction - Daniel Cahill, Graduate - Michael O'Brien, Q&A Moderator  - Patricia Power, Graduate - Kate O'Brien, Student - Mabel Boahen, Student - Padraig Duggan  




Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Q&A Panel: Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Martin Hill, Student - Ben Ghelfi, Student - Sofia Dolera Perez, Graduate - Áine Weldon, Graduate - Alan Jenkin. 






Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering

Q&A Panel: Head of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering - Ger Kelly, Graduate - Charles Dwyer, Lecturer - Dr Hugh O'Donnell, Student - Orlaith McGowan, Masters Student - Lisa Lynch, 







Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering

Q&A Panel: Head of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering - Michael J O'Mahony, Lecturer - Michael Ring, Graduate - Ólan Rafferty, Graduate - Úna O'Brien, Graduate - Jack Murphy.







Department of Biological Sciences

Q&A Panel: Head of Biological Sciences - Dr Brigid Lucey, Lecturer - Dr Lesley Cotter, Lecturer - Dr Craig Murphy, Student - Thomas Bennett, Student - Maeve O'Connell.







Department of Computer Science

Q&A Panel: Head of Computer Science - Dr Sean McSweeney, Lecturer - Vincent Ryan, Student - Emma Brennan, Graduate - Avinash Nagarajan, Graduate - Megan Keaney







Department of Physical Sciences

Q&A Panel: Head of Physical Sciences - Dr Donagh O'Mahony, Lecturer - Dr Eileen O'Leary, lecturer - Dr Catherine Frehill, Graduate / CAPPA Researcher - Sharon Butler, Graduate - Amber Bevan, Graduate - Melanie Mackey 







Department of Fine Art & Applied Art

Q&A Panel: Head of Fine Art & Applied Art - Trish Brennan, Artist - Leanne McDonagh, Textile Artist - Siofra Holyland, National Gallery of Ireland - Donna Rose, Art Teacher - Darragh Fennelly, BA (Hons) Fine Art Year 4 - Matthew McCarthy, BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass and Textile)  Year 3 - Iris Vos







Department of Media Communications

Q&A Panel: Head of Media Communications - Rose McGrath, Coordinator of the BA (Hons) in Photography with New Media - Albert Walsh, BA (hons) in Photography with New Media Student - Avril O'Sullivan, Graduate - Hannah Ecker, Graduate - Will Sliney, Work Place Coordinator - Dr Trevor Hogan, Graduate - Eoghan Wilkinson







CIT/MTU Cork School of Music

Q&A Panel: Conservatoire Coordinator & Lecturer Orchestral Studies - Dr. Ciara Glasheen-Artem, Lecturer - Cormac McCarthy, Head of Jazz, Pop, Trad, Voice & Theatre Studies - John O'Connor, Student - Kyle English, Student - Julianne Quirke, Course Coordinator - BA in Musical Theatre/ Coach Accompanist Bachelor of Music - Deirdre Collins