Engineering - Road & Transport Engineering
Programme accredited by Engineers Ireland. Programme developed in collaboration with Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) and Department of Transport. For Local Authority Engineers nominated by their employer 80% is funded by DTTAS and 20% by employer.
****Full Accreditation from Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer Status - the first online learning Masters programme to gain recognition***
This on-line part-time programme was developed in conjunction with industry partners Department of Transport, 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.
Transportation Planning 05
Geotechnical Engineering I 05
Structural Inspection and Assessment of Bridges 05
Traffic Control and Safety 05
Road Pavement Design and Management 05
Construction Contracts & Liabilities 05
Road and Transport Scheme Design 05
Research Methods 05
Drainage Systems Design and Flood Management 05
Geotechnical Engineering II 05
Design of Bridge Structures 05
Project Management and Appraisal 05
MEng Research Dissertation 30
The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.
All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.
For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.
The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.
Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.
Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.
Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
3 years part-time
Delivery Method: Online
Workshops occur twice per semester at ATU Sligo on a Friday, generally from 9.30- 4.30pm. This equates to four workshops per academic year (two semesters).
Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms. These recordings can be downloaded and watched later, at a time that suits you.
Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
• Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.
• Workshops/Practical Classes: Approximately 2 – 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.
During our Online & Flexible Learning Induction, you will meet with your Course Co-ordinator who will be available to answer any questions you might have, and they will give you your timetable for the upcoming academic year.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help balance work, life, and online learning, it is important to understand the time that you will have to dedicate to your studies. This will help you to stay focused, reduce stress, and achieve your goals while also working full-time.
For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.
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.
Contact the College for the next start date.
Post Course Info
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.