Key Course Information
The objective of this programme is to provide an educational programme in road safety audit and engineering to satisfy the academic requirements of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Certificate of Competence in Road Safety Audit in order to comply with the EU Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive.
TII have a statutory responsibility to ensure road safety engineers in both public and private practice have adequate technical and professional competence by means of an advanced learning programme and sufficient professional experience to function as road safety auditors for both rural and urban road projects.
The EU Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (EU RISM) was transposed into Irish Law through S.I No. 472 of 2011. EU RISM. Road Safety Auditors in Ireland and the European Union must have a CoC to operate professionally as a Road Safety Auditor. Road Safety Auditor training and experience requirements are set out in TII Publication Road Safety Audit GE-STY-01024 (formally HD/15).
This programme will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct road safety audits and develop road safety engineering interventions and to meet the academic qualification requirements of the EU RISM. Students who successfully complete this course, and meet the experience set out in GE-STY-01024, can attain the CoC qualification from TII, recognised in Ireland and by other EU states.
Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024
The entry requirement for this programme is an honours BEng (Hone) degree (Level 8 on NFQ) in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For private sector applicants contact
Dr. Brian McCann, ATU Sligo, email@example.com
For public sector applicants (local authority and state body) contact to register your expression of interest:
Dr. Suzanne Meade, TII, firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineers working for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) National Road Design Offices (NRDO), and private sector consulting and contracting engineering companies require up-skilling so that the statutory requirement for the completion of road safety audits of all public road schemes is fulfilled.
Graduates from this programme will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Competence in Road Safety Audit from TII and can become an Audit Team Leader once the following conditions are met:
- They are a Chartered Engineer or equivalent
- Have at least two years’ experience of collision investigation and remedial measures for public road networks
- Have taken part in ten road safety audits as a team member.
Total Programme Fees:
Fees per annum:
Fees listed for 2023/24 academic year. Fees may be subject to change for 2024/25 academic year.
Local authority and other public body applicants should initially contact TII to determine eligibility for funding.
To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage.
If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.
For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.
If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage.