AIT offers 55 undergraduate programmes at higher certificate (level 6), ordinary degree (level 7) and honours degree (level 8) through the Central Applications Office (CAO). In addition to these programs, a wide variety of add-on opportunities exist for students to progress their education to honors degree level.
Programs at AIT have been introduced and developed in line with changing regional, national and international needs. Emphasis on research activities and liaison with industrial and commercial organisations has helped to ensure the relevance and technological competence of courses at the institute, and has enhanced the employment prospects of our graduates over the years.
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has been designated as a College of Sanctuary in recognition of a range of initiatives demonstrating a commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into the college community and fostering a culture of inclusion for all. AIT is the third HEI in Ireland - following DCU and UL - to attain this accolade and is the first recipient of the College of Sanctuary which is awarded by Places of Sanctuary, an organisation that supports efforts in Ireland and the UK to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary.
The award was marked at a celebratory event held on campus which was attended by all of the of the stakeholders involved including the team from AIT Theresa Ryan and Dr Chris McDermott who lead the committee for the Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees, the residents of the local direct provision centre, New Horizon volunteer group and Westmeath Community Development.
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