Engineering - Geotechnical & Structural Engineering - Sligo

Study Hours
The programme consists of two semesters, with three modules per semester. Students will have weekly live lectures of 2 hours per module. Lectures typically take place in the evening after 6pm. It is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5-credit module to your studies.

Who should apply?
Suitable for degree-qualified professionals and graduate Civil Engineers who require up-skilling in the areas of Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. The programme is also attractive to experienced Civil Engineers who are seeking to move from a different area of expertise into the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering domains.

On-Campus Attendance
Two on campus workshop days per semester. Attendance is optional. The workshops are broadcast live and are also recorded.

Subjects taught

Geotechnical Engineering I
Soil - Structure Interaction
Design of Building Structures
Geotechnical Engineering II
Research Methods
Design of Bridge Structures

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements are a second-class honours (2.2) award in a professionally accredited (Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer with further learning or equivalent) Honours degree (Level 8) in Civil or Structural Engineering


1 academic year, part-time, online.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the programme work as design and site engineers in the area of Geotechnical and Structural Engineering at a level of responsibility appropriate to the increasingly complex and technical roles currently required by industry.

Further Study
Graduates, with a pass grade in this programme may progress to the thesis module on the part-time online MEng in Geotechnical/Structural Engineering Joint Programme at ATU Sligo.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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