Innovative Student Award

Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards sponsored by Siemens

The aim of the ‘Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards’ is to highlight excellence in engineering degrees across Ireland. The competition is judged on merit of engineering projects. All students studying an Engineers Ireland or ECUK accredited qualification are eligible to enter.


The winner will receive €2,000 and a trophy, which will be awarded at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.

All competitors in the final will receive a certificate for their achievement.

The winning college will receive a framed certificate.

All entries should be submitted by email to and in subject line, Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Award. 

How to enter:

All applicants must submit;

  • 500 word Project Summary
  • 2000 word Project report 
  • Statement of authenticity countersigned by head of department or senior lecturer. 

Please ensure you review the rules and entry requirements which can be found here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch;

T: 01-6651334.

"Winning the award has opened an endless amount of doors career wise for me. I don’t think you could buy the vast amount of media exposure the award happened to gain, which brought several remarkable opportunities my way. It has definitely helped me with my career, giving me what could only be described as an ‘edge’ over other candidates. Applying for the competition really is worth the effort."

Patrick Byrnes, Innovative Student Engineer of the Year 2013, (Level 8)
"Automation of Ultrasonic Cleaning and Blast Processes at Zimmer Orthopaedics"