Higher Studies: Athlone Institute of Technology

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They offer a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, delivered full-time and part-time.

AIT programs have been introduced and developed in accordance with changing regional, national and international needs. The emphasis on research activities and liaison with industrial and commercial organizations has helped to ensure the relevance and technological competence of the courses at the institute and has improved the employment prospects of our graduates over the years.

We hope you find a course that interests you and supports your career aspirations from the wide selection presented on this website.

More details of any of the AIT courses can be obtained by contacting the staff of the College of Business and Hospitality, the College of Engineering and Informatics, and the College of Health and Science.

Athlone is a vibrant and interesting place to live and I think you will fully enjoy your time here.

About AIT

We offer more than 65 industry-focused courses.

We have strong ties to the industry to ensure excellent placement opportunities.

We have partnerships with 230 third-tier institutions around the world, giving AIT students the opportunity to spend a year abroad in cities as diverse as New York, Beijing, and Prague.

Sunday Times Good University Guide Award Winning Campus.

We offer pioneering courses such as Microbiology, Animation and Illustration, and Physical Activity and Health.

We are considered nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in academic and practical training.

Why AIT?

You are probably looking for a good mix of academic, sports, cultural and social life at your tertiary university. At Athlone Institute of Technology, soon to be one of Ireland’s premier tech universities, you’ll strike the perfect balance. This is some of what we have to offer: highly qualified and motivated friendly staff, excellent transport links, a strong sense of community, and world-class facilities.

AIT Faculties

Our Faculty of Business and Hospitality, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences and Health, and Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online and Distance Education offer more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs.

AIT’s excellent teaching and learning environment enables our faculties to recruit and retain staff of the highest caliber, the highest proportion of doctoral and post-doctoral staff of any IoT in Ireland. We are also the only IoT in Ireland accredited to award your own PhDs. We award doctorates in four areas: Toxicology, Microbiology, Polymer Engineering, and Software. It’s no wonder AIT is on a fast track to becoming one of Ireland’s premier tech universities.

Search for Level 6, Level 7, or Level 8 courses by clicking on the appropriate College above. No matter what level you start at, we will support and guide you on your flexible full-time or part-time journey to earn an honors degree, enter the workforce, or advance to graduate school.

The students

AIT currently has students from over 60 countries who feel right at home on our welcoming and state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Ireland. We welcome and support international students with a variety of services and resources.

Experience our modern facilities and be tutored by academic staff who are experts in their field, many of whom have extensive industry experience. By studying at AIT, you will gain experience that will help you succeed in your career of choice. AIT offers a higher education experience that is excellent value for money compared to countries like the US, UK or Australia.

  • Department of Accounting and Business Computing
  • Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies
  • Department of Nursing and Health
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Department of Business and Management
  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Sports and Health Sciences
  • Department of Social Sciences and Design
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Construction and Minerals
  • Department of Physical and Life Sciences
  • Department of Lifelong Learning
  • Department of Computer and Software Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical / Polymer Engineering
  • Design Department
  • Bachelor’s Graduates -> work permit for 12 months
  • Graduates in Masters -> work permit for 24 months
  • Basic level program: Certificate in English for Academic Studies: minimum IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.
  • Pre-session summer program in English from June to August: minimum IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate programs: minimum IELTS 5.5 without Band less than 5.0.
  • Postgraduate programs: minimum IELTS 6.0 without Band less than 5.5 *

* Please note that some graduate programs require a minimum of IELTS 6.5.

Please note that students wishing to apply to graduate programs will need to show evidence of the required levels of IELTS or TOEFL for the respective graduate program. Successful completion of the Level 6 Certificate in English for Academic Studies or the Certificate in Academic English will not meet the English language entry requirements for graduate programs at WIT.

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Dublin Road, Athlone
Co. Westmeath, Irlanda.

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