Engineering - Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) acknowledges that significant research takes place within the practitioner workplace. It recognises the intellectual effort that supports original and innovative work in a range of professional and technological fields. A professional doctorate involves investigating and solving real-world problems faced in the daily workplace.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements for a PDEng would typically be a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant area with 5 year experience. The successful completion of the qualifier (Professional Portfolio) module prior to being offered a place on the programme is also required.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1
Semester 1
• Qualifier Module

Semester 2
• Research Work
• Research Methods For Professional Practice 1
• Data Strategies & Analysis Techniques For Research 1

Semester 3
• Research Integrity
• Research Ethics
• Research Networking: Developing an Academic Profile
• Planning Research And Publication
• Developing Ideas And Arguments
• Digital Research Management
• Professional Doctorate Report 1

Year 2

Semester 4
• Research Work

Semester 5
• Research Work
• Research Methods For Professional Practice 2
• Data Strategies & Analysis Techniques For Research 2

Semester 6
• Research Work
• Research Impact & Dissemination
• Professional Doctorate Report 2

Year 3
Semester 7
• Research Work

Semester 8
• Research Work
• Conference/Workshop Paper

Semester 9
• Research Work
• Professional Doctorate Report 3

Year 4
Semester 10
• Research Work

Semester 11
• Research Work

Duration

4 Years Blended

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PDEng

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended

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    Course provider