Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_EROAD_O09
  • Award Post Graduate Diploma
  • Duration 2 yrs

Course Summary


This online part-time programme 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 Postgraduate Diploma consists of two part-time on-line blended learning stages (years), 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. The overall performance contributes to the award. The learning is a mix of on-line lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments.

Successful graduates can progress to the MEng programme (Stage 3) in which a research dissertation is undertaken during Semester 5 and 6.

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Key Course Information

There is a requirement to attend one/two full day on-campus workshops per semester with the number of workshops depending on the module requirements. For Examinations, students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students’ resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.

Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Successful graduates of the Level 9 Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management can transfer to Stage 2 of this programme.

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:

€9,000

Fees per annum:

€4,500

 

 

 

 

The fee for the 2 year Postgraduate Diploma is €9,000. The additional add-on MEng research dissertation has a fee of €3,000.

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