Engineering for Climate Action

Trinity College Dublin

Engineering for Climate Action

This blended-learning* Postgraduate programme will provide students with the knowledge and experience to effectively respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency and make a sustainable impact at an individual, organisational and national level.
The course will empower graduates to define balanced solutions to support a low-carbon and resilient future, whilst maximising the value in the life cycle of finite global resources from efficient consumption through to environmental management. The primary goal of the programme is to develop graduates with complementary technical and non-technical skills achieved through experts from engineering, business and psychology providing unique contributions towards climate action. A core focus of the programme is to support climate action measures in key areas of energy and resource pathways in transport, the built environment and industry through informed and innovative climate action.

The Postgraduate Diploma carries 60 ECTS. Candidates take 7** taught core modules in total, taken over one or two years. Applicants will be expected to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree at 2.1 or above, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), architecture, or a related cognate discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of engineering or science, may also be considered for admissions purposes subject to the decision of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

This multidisciplinary course will create experts that can develop, implement and assess climate action measures, and in doing so deliver technological, social and organisational solutions which help achieve sustainable development goals.

* Blended learning includes a combination of module delivery modes, as either (i) fully online delivery, or (ii) blended with live face-to-face sessions and simultaneously online access recording.
** In the part-time programme, students take 30 ECTS in both years. This equates to 5 modules in Year 1 and the two remaining modules in Year 2.

Engineering for Climate Action (P.Grad.Dip./P.Grad.Cert) - Full-Time
Course Code: DPDEG-ECAC-1F09

Engineering for Climate Action (P.Grad.Cert.) - Part-Time
Course Code: DPCEG-ECAF-1P09

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2023

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will have high levels of specialisation necessary to analyse and design solutions to pressing global issues such as global warming, transportation and ensuring sustainable food and water supplies. They will be capable of advancing their career in a wide range of fields, including energy engineering, environmental engineering and waste recycling. Graduates can also progress into areas such as research and innovation in the field of sustainability and environmental engineering.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Certificate

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    Daytime,Full time,Part time

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