Engineering - Road & Transport Engineering

Course Summary
This on-line part-time programme is aimed at preparing engineering graduates including local authority engineers, consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competences required for an accredited postgraduate award in road and transport engineering.

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of two part-time on-line blended learning stages (years), with Stage 1 consisting of Semester 1 and 2, where the theme is road maintenance engineering and network management. Stage 1 is equivalent to the L9 Postgraduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management

In Stage 2 (Semester 3 and 4), the focus is on road design and construction. The overall performance contributes to the award. The learning is a mix of on-line lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments.

Successful graduates can progress to the MEng programme (Stage 3) in which a research dissertation is undertaken during Semester 5 and 6.

Key Course Information
There is a requirement to attend the one/two full day on-campus workshops per semester with the number of workshops depending on the module requirements. Examinations are in January and May and are available at one of three centres (IT Sligo/Dublin/Cork).

Subjects taught

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

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

Semester 3
Title Credits
Research Methods 05
Drainage Systems Design and Flood Management 05
Road and Transport Scheme Design 05

Semester 4
Title Credits
Geotechnical Engineering II 05
Design of Bridge Structures 05
Project Management and Appraisal 05

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Successful graduates of the Level 9 Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management can transfer to Stage 2 of this programme.

Application dates

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Assessment Info

Examinations are in January and May and are available at one of three centres (IT Sligo/Dublin/Cork).

Credits

60

Duration

2 years part-time online.

There is a requirement to attend the one/two full day on-campus workshops per semester with the number of workshops depending on the module requirements. Examinations are in January and May and are available at one of three centres (IT Sligo/Dublin/Cork).

Fees

The fee for the 2 year Postgraduate Diploma is €9,000. The additional add-on MEng research dissertation has a fee of €3,000.

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This award (PgDip MEng add-on) is aimed at providing graduates with the academic requirements of Engineers Ireland accreditation for the status of Chartered Engineer. This will facilitate professional engineers to progress to senior roles within the roads and transport engineering sector.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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