Student Work Based Projects

Could your business benefit from an objective analysis of an opportunity or problem? Do you have ideas about how to develop your business but haven’t time or resource to evaluate the options? Would you like to contribute towards a student's degree programme and, in doing so, enable them to gain valuable skills and experience which are essential in the competitive graduate job market?

One of DkIT’s student projects could therefore be the answer. These work experience opportunities match students with organisations to undertake a defined project, either on a part-time or full-time basis. Student Project opportunities are available across our 4 academic schools (Business & Humanities; Engineering; Informatics & Creative Arts and Health & Science) from undergraduate to masters level.

What are the benefits to you?

Develop greater links

Develop greater links between industry and the Institute, sharing knowledge and expertise beyond the project.

 Fresh insights

Fresh insights into your business area from enthusiastic students who can provide fresh perspective.

Address a business need

Address a business need by proposing a project topic which meets a specific requirement within your organisation.

Raising your company profile

Raising your company profile amongst relevant students with the opportunity to subsequently recruit the student into a graduate role.

Benefits to students:

develop valuable employability skills

Providing a project allows students to develop valuable employability skills.

apply theoretical ideas in real world

Opportunities to apply theoretical ideas in real world workplace contexts

transferable skills

Gain transferable skills through practical experience with leading employers


Networking opportunities with potential employers

Speak to our schools about your project: 

School of Business & Humanities

Head of School of Business & Humanities

Dr Patricia Moriarty

042 9370251 
Head of Department of Business Studies Professor Colette Henry 042 9370252
Head of Department of Management & Financial Studies Shane Hill 042 9370254 
Head of Department of Humanities Dr David Getty 042 9370255 
Head of Department of Hospitality Studies Brianáin Erraught 042 9370256

School of Engineering

Head of School of Engineering

Dr Tom Dooley

042 9370272
Head of Department of Electronic & Mechanical Engineering Colman Ledwith 0429370274

Head of Department of the Built Environment

Noel McKenna 042 9370275
Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Trades Pat McCormick 042 9370273 
Head of Section of Mechanical Engineering Padraig McGuigan 042 9370200

School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Head of School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Dr Gerard Bob McKiernan

042 9370282
Head of Department of Computing Science & Mathematics Dr Fiona Lawless 042 9370283
Head of Department of Visual & Human-Centred Computing Dr Brendan Ryder 042 9370200
Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music Dr Adele Commins 042 9370286

School of Health & Science

Head of School of Health & Science

Dr Edel Healy

042 9370262
Head of Department of Nursing, Midwifery and & Early Years Dr Myles Hackett 042 9370263
Head of Midwifery Section Dr Kathleen Nallen 042 9370264
Head of Department of Life and Health Sciences Dr Arjan Van Rossum 042 9370265
Head of Department of Agriculture, Food & Animal Health Dr Siobhan Jordan 0429370200