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NOTE: Applications will be assessed based on a combination of Leaving Certificate points and points awarded for interview and portfolio. The portfolio is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their suitability for engaging in a dynamic, creative and engaging REEdI Engineering Programme.


The REEdI (Rethinking Engineering Education in Ireland) BEng (Honours) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is a blended degree that brings in the best of manufacturing and mechanical engineering, culminating in flexible and adaptable engineers to meet the needs of the manufacturing sector. The REEdI student engineer will learn about the design and development of processes whilst also gaining an equally strong knowledge of the design, development and operation of products and equipment.

The REEdI blended degree is built around three core pillars:

  • Pillar 1 of the programme is a project centric pillar (on-campus and in the workplace) which will form a basis of evaluation as well as a conduit for student engineers to learn personal and interpersonal skills
  • Pillar 2 is a performance planning and review pillar (which gives student engineers the opportunity to enhance their project management and transversal skills, with the goal of identifying, reflecting and improving on their learning objectives throughout the programme)
  • Pillar 3 is the engineering knowledge and skills which student engineers acquire in a self-directed, timely and relevant manner, accessed through an online eLearning ‘topic tree’ (in addition to targeted face-toface learning opportunities)

Students will learn “just-in-time” not “just-incase”. The course will be delivered using cutting edge technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. In addition, students get to learn from top lecturers in the field, study and work with cutting edge technologies, work with world-class companies, learning much more through hands-on experience than you would in a traditional engineering programme. The goal of the REEdI programme is to turn curious, creative, innovative and adaptable people into the engineers of the future.

Formal work placement (2 years) is an integral element of the course and takes place in years three and four. REEdi will secure work placement for students, working with industry partners to ensure specific projects are ready for students to prepare for prior to going on placement which they will then work on whilst on placement.

Graduates will be in prime position to take up roles within small and medium enterprises and multinational manufacturing organisations across the following sectors: automotive, general manufacturing, agritech, pharma, and medtech.

The roles are varied and can include mechanical engineers; product engineers; design engineer; R&D engineer; polymer engineer; process engineer; production support engineer; facilities engineer; plant engineer; maintenance engineer; calibration engineer; project engineer; sales engineer; validation engineer; biomedical engineer; quality engineer; manufacturing engineer

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What will the interview cover?

At REEdI we are looking for you to provide us with evidence of your suitability to undertake a REEdI Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

We need to see that you are an innovative, creative, problem solver that is self-directed and self-motivated. Any examples you can use to show this would hugely beneficial such as outlining:

  • Day to Day problem solving initiative and creativinty
  • Leaving Certificate Engineering/Design and Communication Graphics/Technology/ Construction studies/Computer Science projects
  • SciFest projects
  • Young Scientist of the year projects
  • Junior Entrepreneur of the year projects
  • Other (e.g. mature students- projects within their industry/ work experience)

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Dr Gerard Corkery  
Head of Department-STEM, Director of REEdI

School of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics
Munster Technological University - Kerry Campus
Co Kerry

Phone: +353 66 7145610


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