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Product Design at Dublin Institute of Technology



DIT’s Product Design programme is the first of its kind in Ireland. Graduates of the programme have gone on to a variety of successful careers in Ireland and abroad.

In the course of this four year honours degree, students are immersed in the various disciplines of product design through a unique interdisciplinary approach — students develop their knowledge and skill sets through modules in the areas of design, engineering and business.

This integrated method produces product designers who have the ability and confidence to be both creative and innovative in whatever role they choose to pursue. It gives them the necessary ability to face the challenges of designing new products and bringing them to market. Graduates of the program have proven themselves. equally comfortable in the design studio, the engineering office and the boardroom.

Students learn how to produce accurate physical models of their designs using the extensive studio and prototyping facilities. They also use industry standard design software to bring their projects to fruition.

In the capstone module of the programme, students conceptualise, design and develop a novel product. A number of students have developed successful products in this project which they have gone on to pursue and develop further upon graduation.

While the final project is important for the students’ individual development, a series of team projects over the course of the program help the students to develop interpersonal skills along with an appreciation of team dynamics.

Students of the programme have won and been shortlisted for prestigious national and international awards including the Enterprise Ireland All Ireland Student Enterprise Awards, the James Dyson award, the International Forum for Design Concept awards in Hannover, Germany and the Staples Global Eco-easy Challenge in Washington DC, USA.

Students of the programme have won and are regular finalists in the DIT Bolton Trust Student Enterprise awards in which they must demonstrate the ability to form their own company, design and develop a new product and produce a viable business plan in tandem.

For more information please visit the DIT website:

http://www.dit.ie/manufacturinganddesignengineering/applied-technology/dt001/




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