ATU Sligo reach finals of the Irish Construction Excellence Awards

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ATU Sligo was delighted to be announced as a finalist in the 2022 Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards for two of its part-time online programmes. Our Masters in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering and Master of Science in Project Management programmes made it through to the finals and three other programmes from other providers in the ‘Third Level – CPD’ category. These awards provide an opportunity for the industry to showcase and reward best practices across a range of construction disciplines and project categories along with third level educational providers.

In 2021, Engineers Ireland approved the Masters in Engineering (MEng) in Road and Transport Engineering for full accreditation to the Chartered Engineer level for graduates with an accredited Level 8 degree. This part-time online, blended programme is the first online Masters programme in Ireland to be accredited at the education standard required for the registration of Chartered Engineers and was developed in partnership with the Department of Transport and the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG), targeting civil engineers working in the road and transport engineering sector.

Dr David Collery, Programme Chair of the MSc in Project Management, commented:

“We are delighted to have our Master’s in Project Management recognised by our esteemed professionals at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards. It is an endorsement of the superb course content compiled by our colleagues at ATU Sligo highlighting the success of the course.”

These two programmes are provided by the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at ATU Sligo. Over the last nine years, this department has evolved from having one online programme to over 30, with online student numbers increasing fourfold over the last five years.

Trevor McSharry, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, said that “getting shortlisted with two programmes is a great achievement and builds upon a significant effort from ATU Sligo to develop progressive and flexible programmes to address specific skills needed by industry. We have developed a unique bespoke programme development process to address these needs through partnership with key national bodies such as the Department of Transport, Irish Water, TII and the SCSI.”

The winners of the ICE Awards will be announced at a gala event at the Convention Centre in Dublin on May 14th.