Engineering - Road & Transport Engineering

Course Summary
This on-line part-time programme was developed in conjunction with industry partners Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS), the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) and subject matter experts, and 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 MEng is currently undergoing the process of accreditation with Engineers Ireland at Level 9.

The MEng consists of a part-time on-line blended learning three stage (year) programme, 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. Stage 1 and 2 are equivalent to the L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Road and Transport Engineering.

The learning is a mix of on-line lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments.

Stage 3 of the programme encompasses a research dissertation, undertaken during Semester 5 and 6.

The overall award is a combination of the performance from all 3 stages.

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).

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Graduates of the Level 9 Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management can transfer to Stage 2 of this programme.

Graduates of the L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Road and Transport Engineering can transfer to Stage 3 of the programme and complete the research dissertation to achieve the award of MEng.

Subjects taught

Semester 1

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

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

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

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

Semester 5
Title Credits
MEng Research Dissertation 30

Credits

90

Duration

3 years part-time.

Fees

The fee for the overall three stages of the MEng in Road and Transport Engineering is €12,000.

For approved local authority engineering applicants, this programme will be 80% funded by DTTaS and 20% funded by local authorities.

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

    MEng/PgDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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