About Us

The Atlantic University Alliance (AUA), was a consortium of three Universities on the Atlantic coast of Ireland – NUI, Galway, the University of Limerick and University College Cork. The AUA aimed to pool the individual expertise and resources of its constituent Universities making them available through a number of joint projects in the area of training, education and R&D.

At the heart of the Atlantic University Alliance was its interaction with academia and industry, bridging the needs of industry with the expertise of University academics. The AUA worked in tandem with industry stakeholders to create a menu of blended learning programmes that are both flexible and dynamic.

Since 2019 the University of Limerick is no longer involved in delivering the programme in Technology Management. These programmes are now delivered jointly between NUI Galway and University College Cork. The Science and Technology programmes listed on this site are delivered by NUI Galway only.

Each individual University drew from its own unique set of resources and capabilities to provide eight programmes which were tailored to the needs of the modern day employee. By focusing on different areas of potential growth within the Irish economy, including Science & Technology, Process and Product Innovation and Technology Commercialisation activities, the AUA provided programmes which incorporate academic excellence and interactive, student-focused teaching methodologies.

All eight programmes are rolled out using a Blended Learning approach so are easily accessible no matter where you live. Students are able to study at their own pace and at their own discretion. This flexible approach to learning enables students to continue in full time employment while still gaining a recognized and prestigious qualification.
We encourage you to take a look at the programmes and contact the programme coordinators for further information.