Studying Science at ATU

Our focus is your professional and personal development

We want to give you the best opportunity to use your degree as a launchpad, whatever path you choose after you leave us. 

What we expect of you

We want you to succeed in GMIT, which means you need to make some commitments.  Some of this sounds obvious and commonsense but you should think about it seriously.

You should be willing to learn – we don’t want to, and we won’t, hold your hand.

You should be willing to participate – it’s not just about you on your own.  Class activities, clubs and societies can help you build your network and help you to succeed.

Explore possibilities and generate ideas – start to think and act like a scientist from the first day and soon you will become one.

Get to know yourself - how you learn, what you do best, where you need to improve.  We will help you with this.

What you can expect of us

As a small experiment we asked a cross-section of first year science and computing students what they expected out of their time in GMIT.  Here's a sample of what they said:

  • Have a better understanding of the subject area

  • Possess good technical know-how

  • Be attractive to employers

  • Have a launch pad for further study

  • Work in a team

We have tailored our programmes and the way we teach to meet these comments.  Here are three examples to show how:

  • We are introducing work placement, internship or projects based in the “real-world” into all of our programmes.

  • We place a heavy reliance on practical skills (earlier years) and in working on projects (later years).

  • We place increasing emphasis on teamworking and in written and oral communications in all of our programmes.

School of Science
Head of School
Dr Des Foley

Department of Biopharmaceutical & Medical Science
Head of Department

Dr Eugene McCarthy

Department of Computer Science & Analysis
Head of Department
Dr Sean Duignan

Department of Sport, Exercise & Nutrition
Head of Department
Dr Lisa Ryan

School Administration
Martina Linnane
+353 (0)91 742178

Eileen O’Hara
+353 (0)91 742274