Department of Mechanical / Polymer Engineering

Department of Mechanical / Polymer Engineering

You know that Mechanical and Polymer Engineering is a growth industry with excellent employment prospects and a growing need for graduates. You know that renewable energy is one of the biggest engineering challenges of our time. At the Department of Mechanical and Polymer Engineering we offer a range of certificates and degrees designed to meet these needs. We were pioneers in Polymer education in Ireland, and have contributed to the development of many major polymer technology industries in the Midlands, such as Athlone
Extrusions, making our student placements truly valuable.

We offer a specialised degree in Mechanical and Polymer engineering and another in Mechanical engineering and renewable energy. We are the only IoT in Ireland accredited to award PhD qualifications in Polymer Engineering.

You will use the latest equipment and technology, including an industrial 3D printer, in our purpose-built, state-of-the-art Engineering and Informatics building.

Several of our courses are fully accredited by Engineers Ireland and our Honours degrees are recognised for entry into Post-graduate Diploma of Education programmes.


Contact Department of Mechanical / Polymer Engineering

Head of Department
2016 Press Releases
Department Secretary
Caroline Downes

Email: cdownes@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6468186

Building: Engineering

Department Secretary in Trades
Nuala Doyle

Email: ndoyle@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6483060

Faculty of Mechanical / Polymer Engineering News

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16 Feb

The fourth annual AIT International Grand Prix was a spectacular event on Wednesday the…

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French Ambassador and Delegation from Universities in France visit AIT

02 Feb

On Monday 30th January, the French Ambassador H.E. Mr Jean Pierre Thébault, a delegation…

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“Can’t wait to get to Ireland and experience this competition!!” –  Sally Pearson Olympic & World Championship gold medallist headlining at National Athletics Event

30 Jan

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Sally Pearson is one of Australia’s greatest Olympians and one of the…

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Ceara Pearson receives the AIT Scholarship of Excellence at Awards Ceremony

26 Jan

AIT celebrated one of their 1st year students, Ceara Pearson who was awarded the…

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AIT proudly launches the JL Goor Polymer Engineering Scholarships for incoming first year students

26 Jan

ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland stakeholders meet at AIT

26 Jan