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Why Choose AIT?
You’re probably looking for a good mix of academic, sporting, cultural and social life from your third-level college. At Athlone Institute of Technology, soon to be a technological university, you’ll get the perfect balance. Here’s some of what we have to offer: motivated, highly-qualified and friendly staff, excellent transport links, a strong sense of community and world-class facilities.
Whether you’re applying through the CAO for September or will be doing so in the next year or two, AIT’s open day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about college opportunities in Athlone.
For current year applicants, you’ll discover more about the programmes you’re applying for. You can ask about placements with employers, opportunities to study overseas, as well as talk to students who are already studying on the courses you’re interested in.
What Can We Offer You?
We offer 65+ industry-focused CAO courses
We boast strong industry links to ensure excellent placement opportunities
We have partnerships with 230 third-level institutions around the world, which give AIT students an opportunity to spend a year abroad in cities as diverse as New York, Beijing and Prague
We are The Sunday Times Good University Guide winners 2020 and 2018 and are Ireland’s top-ranked institute of technology for 2021.
We offer pioneering courses such as Microbiology, Animation & Illustration and Physical Activity & Health
We are nationally and internationally regarded as a centre of excellence in academic and practical training
Industry-Focused CAO Courses
AIT offers 65 undergraduate programmes at higher certificate (level 6), ordinary degree (level 7) and honours degree (level 8) through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Details of these programmes are featured on our Courses page. Opportunities are available through the ladder route, as well as direct ab initio offerings.
In addition to these programmes, a wide variety of add-on opportunities exist for students to progress their education to honours degree level. Application to these programmes is directly to AIT’s Admissions Office.
Campus Tours and School Visits
Guidance Counsellors, teachers, parents and students, would you like an AIT representative to visit your school? Every year, the student recruitment team visits hundreds of post primary schools around the country giving presentations to transition year, 5th year and 6th year students. Our presentation gives a detailed overview of the degree programmes available, the facilities and support services available at AIT.
Guidance counsellors and teachers can book a school visit by contacting us and we will try and accommodate your schedule
To book a school visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.