Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering

This on-line 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.

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).

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Application Closing Date : 31st August 2017

DepartmentCodeAward
Civil Eng. and Construction N/A Post Graduate Diploma
CREDITS
60
NFQ LEVEL
9
DURATION (YRS)
2

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.

What subjects will I study?

Programme Fees

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 DTTaS and 20% funded by local authorities.

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie