PDT is based in the Department of Design & Manufacturing Technology within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick.

This 4 year BSc program offers students a studio based education in product design and leads to employment opportunities in design consultancy,in-house design, design research and related fields. The program develops a wide range of creative, practical problem solving and theoretical skills and our graduates are employed in a wide range of industries including:

  • Medical Devices
  • Sports equipment and aparell
  • Consumer electronics
  • Furniture and Interiors
  • Personal Protective Equipment

More information on the program can be found on:


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Aidan O'Sullivan- PDT Final Year 2015
  • PDT Studio


Design Practice & Education

We are actively engaged in research for design education, continuing professional development and design practice.

Design for Health

Our user-centered work in health and wellness focuses on humanising technology that benefits both patients and clinicians.

Design for Sustainability & Society

Our research projects take a design led approach to framing and tackling societal, environmental and consumption issues.

Human Factors in industry

Our research on work related musculoskeletal disorders examines occupational health and industrial ergonomics.