Institute of Technology Tralee has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, T.D. that it has been successful in its application for Reimagining Engineering Education in Ireland (REEdI) under the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 3, Innovation and Agility.
REEdI - Rethinking Engineering Education in Ireland (REEdI) will transform the way we deliver undergraduate engineering education in Ireland. The project is truly innovative, drawing on international best practice in the field of engineering education which will enable a student centred, project centric and technologically innovative approach to course provision, equipping graduates with the skills and knowledge required to ensure they are capable of navigating the future challenges and disruptive technologies faced by the manufacturing sector in Ireland.
Head of School of STEM at IT Tralee Professor Joseph Walsh welcomed the announcement “REEdI will draw on the strong research links in manufacturing engineering research through the IMaR Research Centre and the SFI Confirm Smart Manufacturing and Lero Software Development Centres to embed the technologies and learnings into undergraduate programmes. In addition, Master of Engineering placements will be facilitated through these cutting edge research centres, producing manufacturing engineering graduates of the highest international calibre. The REEdI approach is to be positively disruptive and transformative, with a vision to set the agenda for engineering education nationally.”
President of IT Tralee Dr Brendan O’Donnell said ”This project will place IT Tralee, soon to join with CIT to become 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. Congratulations to Professor Walsh and his team on this achievement.