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Product Design Innovation (Honours)

Institute of Technology Carlow

48 months
10250 EUR/year
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Product Design Innovation (Honours) at Institute of Technology Carlow is a creative and collaborative activity which uses a design-led approach to identify and develop new products and services to enhance and improve people’s lives.


What is the Course about?

From the physical products we engage with every day, such as homewares, entertainment, sports and gaming electronics to specialist high-end technology tools and medical devices, all are carefully designed to be intuitive, efficient and engaging.

Product Design develops deep insight into how people choose to live, work and play. Using design-thinking, research, process and practice, human-centred and elegant solutions are created to assist people engage and perform at their best.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in creative problem solving tasks that focus on the development of products and services that address real-world, human-centered problems then Product Design Innovation (Honours) at Institute of Technology Carlow might be the course for you!

Special Features:

  • All learning is project-based in a studio environment, with a continuous assessment approach. The course structure ensures full integration of all creative, academic and technical module components. 
  • Facilities for students include: customised studios and design offices; dedicated access to computing and industry standard design software, printing/plotting resources, multiple 3D modelling and rapid-prototyping solutions as well as traditional model workshop equipment, testing labs and finishing booths to demonstrate design proposals.
  • Deep collaboration with industry partners across all years of the course to allow students to experience the design process in action.
  • One semester work placement or study abroad option in year 3.
  • SHOWCASE and exhibition of work occurs throughout the course allowing students to present their work to industry, commercial partners, agencies and the community.
  • Exit award – Higher Certificate in Arts in Industrial Design (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Studio 2 (Design for Industry)
  • Personal and Commercial Visualisation
  • Design Specification
  • Modelling for user validation
  • Design Theory, Methods and Application
  • Brand Realisation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Working Prototypes
  • International Design Movements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects. 
  • Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7
  • Subjects required: English or Irish O6/H7, Mathematics O6/H7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU students - Contribution Charge - 3000 EUR

Living costs for Carlow

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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