Engineering for Climate Action

Trinity College Dublin

Engineering for Climate Action

This Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9) offers a unique opportunity to transform the applicant's skillset through a multidisciplinary programme with a core engineering lens. The blended-learning 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.

This programme will target individuals who have recently taken up, or wish to transition into, positions with responsibility for sustainability and climate action initiatives, either within an existing organisation or as part of a newly formed company delivering organisational support in this area. The course is positioned within the climate change – circular economy nexus and will help define balanced solutions to support a secure and low-carbon energy 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 to the programme. This will represent a core focus of the programme, to support climate action measures that go beyond the status quo in key areas of energy and resource pathways in transport, buildings and industry through informed and innovative actions.

The Postgraduate Diploma carries 60 ECTS. Candidates take 6 taught core modules. 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.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 year Full Time

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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