Are you REEdI?

REEdI will transform the way we deliver undergraduate engineering education in Ireland.
REEdI will transform the way we deliver undergraduate engineering education in Ireland.

The project is a collaboration between the Munster Technological University and the University of Limerick. Our approach aims to be positively disruptive and transformative.

Building on the success of world-leading cutting-edge models of engineering pedagogy, we combine for the next generation of engineers. This affords a wealth of advantages in undergraduate engineering education provision.

We utilise new immersive technologies.

An innovative method of curricula design.

Student access to world class Science Foundation Ireland.

Self-directed and self-scheduled learning.

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

REEdI is a ground-breaking approach to engineering education in Ireland, funded through the Higher Education Authorities (HEA) Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3. Student engineers that graduate with a REEdI Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering will be perfectly placed to become Engineers of the future for Irelands Manufacturing sector.

Ireland has a shortage of Engineering Graduates with the skills that the manufacturing sector requires. REEdI are addressing this by co-designing the REEdI Engineering Curricula with our industry partners and embedding world class models of teaching and assessment throughout the curriculum.

The project is co-ordinated across two higher education institutes in Ireland: MTU, and UL. Charles Sturt University in Australia and Harper Adams University in the UK bring an international dimension to the project.

Engineers can create fantastic new technological advancements that can improve the way we live. Engineers design & develop materials, processes & systems in a sustainable way. The work Engineers do ensure products such as medical devices and pharmaceuticals are produced safely and efficiently to enhance, prolong and save people’s lives. Being an engineer gives you the opportunity to make a huge difference to individuals, to society and to the world.

You will have 2 years’ work experience in world class companies, so you can earn as you learn. Future proof your employment opportunities and increase your market value by having valuable work experience prior to even graduating! You will also get to learn in teams, on projects and by using immersive technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality) compared to a traditional engineering degree where you learn mainly in the classroom and in laboratories.

What they say…


“Employers require access to Engineering Graduates with the right blend of practical, technical and professional skills to ensure that talent does not become a significant barrier to growth for their businesses; through the work and vision of REEdI, we aim to set the agenda for Engineering Education regionally and nationally. We will do this by championing equality, diversity, student centred and student directed approaches to learning, bringing in significant elements of eLearning, work-based learning and innovative technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality to provide an immersive learning experience; all to create the next generation of Engineers for our region and our Island”

Dr. Fiona Boyle

Director of REEdI


“This project will place Munster Technological University at the forefront of international undergraduate engineering education provision, making it the go-to university for human capital to fill our manufacturing organizations’ engineering talent pipeline on a national and international stage”

Professor Maggie Cusack

President at MTU


“With the REEdI programme we can nurture meaningful work placements, help our business grow with high calibre candidates, embed graduates longer to genuinely add value, so we can work to build a future together”

Mr. Mike Stack

Group CEO, Tricel

Our Partners

Abbey Machinery
Johnson and Johnson
IMaR Technology Gateway

REEdI aims to place Ireland at the forefront of Engineering Education by:

  • Providing graduates in areas of identified skills needs for the manufacturing sector in Ireland.
  • Future proofing graduates with industry relevant skills for emerging technologies.
  • Promote and Embed Transversal Skills in our engineering programmes.
  • Reform and innovate higher education by building on best practice nationally / internationally.

How do I apply to become a REEdI Student Engineer?

Direct Entry

Mature Students

FET QQI/ Solas

Special Categories

Our vision is to set the agenda for engineering education nationally

International best Practice in Engineering Education

There are six key pedagogical aspects identified by Ruth Graham (Graham 2018) as being International best Practice in engineering education reform and innovation:

Having good attention to detail is important for engineers, to make sure that the job gets done correctly, safely and on time.

Pathways and linkages for students to engage with the university’s research activities, often building upon rigorous, applied teaching in the engineering fundamentals. REEdI is addressing this challenge by having a strong research arm to the consortium.

A wide range of technology-based extra-curricular activities and experiences available to students, many of which are student-led’. REEdI is addressing this challenge by having VR/AR readily available for students to use, as part of undergraduate studies.

Multiple opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning throughout the curriculum, often focusing on “problem identification as well as problem solution,” and typically supported by state-of-the-art maker spaces and team working areas’. REEdI is addressing this challenge by having a state-of-the-art VR CAVE network available for students. In addition, the REEdI framework embeds experiential learning.

The application of user-centered design throughout the curriculum, often linked to the development of students’ entrepreneurial capabilities and/or engaged with the social responsibility agenda’. REEdI is addressing this challenge by having student-led, self-directed-learning and Project, centric work-based placement.

Emerging capabilities in online learning and blended learning; longstanding partnerships with industry that inform the engineering curriculum as well as the engineering research agenda’. REEdI is addressing this challenge by embedding online flexible, timely and relevant learning – the REEdI Topic Tree/ eLearning platform. In addition, our strong research partnership will ensure research innovations are embedded into our curricula.