Bachelor of Science (Honours)Microbiology
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, known as micro-organisms or microbes, that are usually invisible to the naked eye, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, viruses and prions. These microbes are critical to all aspects of life on our planet. Microbiology is diverse which is reflected in sub-disciplines such as Medical, Environmental, Food and Industrial Microbiology. Several modern scientific disciplines including Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Microbial Biotechnology, Immunology and Molecular Biology originated from classical microbiology and therefore form an integral part of the teaching and research of Microbiology in AIT. An industrial placement during the third year of the course provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience and establish direct links with industry.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Accounting and Law
The accounting and legal professions are increasingly involved in multidisciplinary practices. Accountants need an understanding of the law, while commercial lawyers often operate in accounting and financial environments. The integration of key roles within these functional areas requires the interdisciplinary knowledge and related skills that was previously the domain of two distinct professions.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Animation and Illustration
This programme is unique to Athlone IT as no other educational provider offers a programme combining animation and illustration at undergraduate or postgraduate level in Ireland.
Graduates of this Level 8 degree programme in animation & illustration will have the capacity to apply their knowledge of the core principles of illustration and animation to a broad range of topics which include drawing, story boarding, character development etc. They will develop the capacity for independent learning, solid analytical and IT-related skills, high levels of critical reasoning etc. through the twin emphasis of both animation and illustration, with an emphasis on problem solving and team-working capabilities.