Bachelor of Science in Product Design and Technology
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
* Indicates that not all applicants who scored these points were offered places.
Are you curious and imaginative? Do you like problem-solving? Would you enjoy creating solutions that improve the quality of people’s lives? Then product design and technology might be the course for you.
What is product design and technology?
Product design is the design of products and systems that enhance people’s lives, such as a diabetes monitor or an underwater search and rescue system. The areas within which product designers work is extensive, ranging from digital product development to innovative medical device design to user experience design.
In recent years, industries are recognising the positive impact design can have on both business and society, opening up new roles for design led thinkers.
Why Study Product Design and Technology at UL?
Product Design and Technology (PDT) is a learning environment that cultivates exploration and creativity. Here design students are challenged to question norms and create innovative solutions that positively affect future life experiences. Our values lie in human-centred, responsible and collaborative approaches with technological know-how.
60% of the learning takes place in a studio-based environment through hands-on practical projects. Purpose built workshops and visualisation labs along with experienced design lectures and technical staff support the students learning.
Our strong links with industry and community partners, along with an 8-month industrial placement, offers our students real-world experience during their programme of study, ensuring they are best placed for employment upon graduating. Opportunities to study abroad are extensive due to our network of partners across Europe, India and the US.
During four years of design education, students design products and services across a broad range of themes and subjects including digital technologies, healthcare and well-being, consumer electronics, sustainability, social impact, as well as user experience. International guest lecturers, masterclasses and field trips are also part of the curriculum to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.
PDT has had multiple design award winners in competitions such as The Dyson Award, The Universal Design Challenge, The IDI Awards, The Enterprise Ireland Entrepreneur Awards, and The Undergrad Awards.
Product Design and Technology is an internationally recognised degree - accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers, UK.