Engineering - Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management - Online

Course Summary
IT Sligo developed this blended on-line part time programme in collaboration with the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTaS). It has been operating since 2015 and provides applied and advanced learning and skills for engineers working in the roads services sector, in both public bodies and private companies.

The programme consists of two semesters (1 academic year) of taught modules which leads to the award of a postgraduate Level 9 Certificate and also provides advanced entry to the Post Graduate Diploma or MEng in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 at IT Sligo.

For local authority engineers, nominated by their employer, this programme is 80% funded by DTTAS and 20% funded by local authorities.

Course Description
This course will prepare local authority engineers, and engineers employed by consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competences required for successful road maintenance engineering and network management operation. In the first semester, module topics include geotechnical engineering, transport planning, and structural assessment and inspection of bridges. In semester two, modules relating to road pavement design and management, traffic control and road safety, and contracts and liabilities are covered.

Special Purpose Awards
Successfully completing the following modules will result in an award title as follows:

All modules: Post Grad Cert in Road Maintenance Engineering and Network Mgt.

Modules 1, 4 and 5: Post Grad Cert in Road Network Management.

Key Course Information
Note: Each module is equivalent to 5 ECTS credits. Modules 1, 2 and 3 are grouped in one semester (Semester 1); modules 4, 5 and 6 are in Semester 2.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Title Credits
Transportation Planning 05
Geotechnical Engineering I 05
Structural Inspection and Assessment of Bridges 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Construction Contracts & Liabilities 05
Traffic Control and Safety 05
Road Pavement Design and Management 05

Entry requirements

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) entry is also possible for those without the standard academic entry qualifications who possess significant experience and/or professional awards and training relevant to this programme.

Application dates

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2022.




1 year part-time online.


€4,500 for full programme (or €750 per module)

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This programme provide advanced applied skills and postgraduate learning for civil engineers who are currently working or wish to pursue a career in the road services sector. Graduates can build on successive completion of this programme by progressing to Year 2 of the Postgraduate Diploma (2 year programme) and /or MEng in Road and Transport Engineering L9 (3 year programme) and achieving a major QQI postgraduate qualification on NFQ.

Further Study
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering Level 9 on-line programmes at IT Sligo.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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