Engineering - Road & Transport Engineering - Sligo

This programme is aimed at preparing engineering graduates including local authority engineers, consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for an accredited postgraduate award in road and transport engineering. In Year 3, students undertake a research dissertation developing their abilities in advanced research, designing and executing experiments, numerical analysis, analytical analysis, concept development and reporting. This programme was developed in collaboration with the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG)

Who should apply?
This programme 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.

Subjects taught

Transportation Planning
Geotechnical Engineering I
Structural Inspection and
Assessment of Bridges
Construction Contracts & Liabilities
Traffic Control and Safety
Road Pavement Design and Management
Research Methods
Drainage Systems Design and Flood Management
Road and Transport Scheme Design
Geotechnical Engineering II
Design of Bridge Structures
Project Management and Appraisal
MEng Research Dissertation

*Exit award available

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.




3 years part-time, online.

On-Campus Attendance
Workshops occur twice per semester at the Sligo Campus on a Friday generally from 9.30am-4.30pm.


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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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