Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 90
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Taught Masters Degree by Thesis
  • Duration 3 yrs

Course Summary


****Full Accreditation from Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer Status - the first online learning Masters programme to gain recognition***

This on-line part-time programme was developed in conjunction with industry partners Department of Transport, the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) and subject matter experts, and is aimed at preparing engineering graduates including local authority engineers, consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competences required for an accredited postgraduate award in road and transport engineering. The MEng is currently undergoing the process of accreditation with Engineers Ireland at Level 9.

The MEng consists of a part-time on-line blended learning three stage (year) programme, with Stage 1 consisting of Semester 1 and 2, where the theme is road maintenance engineering and network management. Stage 1 is equivalent to the L9 Postgraduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management

In Stage 2 (Semester 3 and 4), the focus is on road design and construction. Stage 1 and 2 are equivalent to the L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Road and Transport Engineering.

The learning is a mix of on-line lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments.

Stage 3 of the programme encompasses a research dissertation, undertaken during Semester 5 and 6.

The overall award is a combination of the performance from all 3 stages.

Key Course Information

There is a requirement to attend the one/two full day on-campus workshops per semester with the number of workshops depending on the module requirements. Examinations are in January and May and are available at one of three centres (IT Sligo/Dublin/Cork).

 

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Graduates of the Level 9 Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management can transfer to Stage 2 of this programme.

Graduates of the L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Road and Transport Engineering can transfer to Stage 3 of the programme and complete the research dissertation to achieve the award of MEng.

Career Opportunities

This award (PgDip MEng add-on) is aimed at providing graduates with the academic requirements of Engineers Ireland accreditation for the status of Chartered Engineer. This will facilitate professional engineers to progress to senior roles within the roads and transport engineering sector.

Programme Fees

Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€12,000

Fees per annum:

€4,500

Per 10 credit module:

€1,500

Per 5 credit module:

€750

For approved local authority engineering applicants, this programme will be 80% funded by Dept. of Transport and 20% funded by local authorities.