Engineering - Professional Doctorate

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Semester 1
• Research Networking: Developing an Academic Profile
• Digital Research Management
• Research Integrity
• Research Ethics
• Planning Research and Publication
• Developing Ideas and Arguements: Writing Into Academic Communities

Year 2
Semester 2
• Research Methods For Professional Practice 1
• Research Dissertation 1

Semester 3
• Research Methods for Professional Practice 2
• Data Strategies and Analysis Techniques for Research 1
• Data Strategies and Analysis Techniques for Research 2

Semester 4
• Professional Doctorate 1
• Research Dissertation 2

Year 3
Semester 5
• Research Dissertation 3

Semester 6
• Research Impact and Dissemination
• Research Dissertation 4

Semester 7
• Professional Doctorate 2
• Research Dissertation 5

Year 4
Semester 8
• Research Dissertation 6

Semester 9
• Research Conference / Workshop
• Research Dissertation 7

Semester 10
• Professional Doctorate 3
• Research Dissertation 8

Year 5
Semester 11
• Research Dissertation 9

Semester 12
• Research Dissertation 10

Entry requirements

Candidates would typically hold a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant area and five years’ experience.

The successful completion of the qualifier module (Professional Portfolio PP8001) prior to being offered a place on the programme.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Include with your Application:
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

A copy of your most recent CV.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


4 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Intake: Summer
Course Start Date: May

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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