Smart Product Engineering (BEng Honours)

  • Course Code

    MT 844

  • Field of Study

    Electronic Engineering,Engineering

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BEng (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    See CAO Website for Deadlines

Course Duration:

4 Years

Course Summary

Recent years has seen the emergence of smart products, digital devices linked to the internet that share data on their environment and using Cloud services as part of an integrated system to best meet user requirements. Example products include fitness trackers, autonomous cars, medical devices, energy monitors and industrial equipment. Smart Products are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) world providing for human-centric experiences that integrate Computer Science, Sensor Technology and Engineering Science and Technology delivering personal and societal benefits in areas such as smart energy use, environmental monitoring, future transport solutions and personal health and wellbeing.

Admission Requirements:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Smart Product Engineering

Leaving Certificate examination in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics*, and either English or Irish. 

NB: *Minimum entry requirements for Mathematics is Grade 03/H6  


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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Smart Product Engineering is aimed at Leaving Certificate/CAO applicants with an interest in the design and development of digital devices and services that they encounter every day. A novel teaching and learning approach focussed on developing product solutions from the outset is employed whereas existing programmes tend to start with component analysis and building up to system development. This approach has a strong practical focus, producing graduates with the ability to conceive, design, implement, operate and evaluate smart product prototypes. The students will operate with a system engineering perspective while using rapid prototyping to get a real-world understanding of design, production and user-driven constraints in new product development. 


Graduates will develop fundamental multidisciplinary engineering skills which will be complemented by an understanding of user-centric design and the business environment for smart product development. Graduates will spend more than half of their time in practical studio-based learning working individually and in teams on product design, development and evaluation projects. The programme places great emphasis on professional development, communication, management and leadership skills, all of which are important as the graduates are expected to lead multidisciplinary, industrial product development teams.


Graduates from the programme will be qualified to take up many roles both in local, regional and international organisations. They will leave the programme with a blend of skills required for the next generation of smart product development spanning multiple disciplines from product design, requirements specification, electronic and mechanical design and prototyping, embedded software development, system test, manufacturing, cloud service utilisation and provision and project and business management.

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

Dr Martin Hill - Head of Department

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