Engineering - Structural Engineering
The taught Postgraduate in Structural Engineering programme is designed to:
• deepen the postgraduate student's technical knowledge, skills and competences in the field of specialisation
• broaden knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability, Management, and Business
The programme is offered to part-time students under the ACCS scheme. The accumulation of sufficient credits for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma requires the accumulation of 60 credits.
Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree programme in Structural Engineering.
Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Structural Engineering, visit www.cit.ie/rpl
All modules are worth 5 credits unless otherwise noted.
The programme involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars, and presentations by visiting experts.
For detailed information about modules please click on the below individual titled modules.
Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering
Stage 1/Semester 1
• Engineering Research Skills
• Computational Solid Modelling
• Bridge Engineering
Stage 1/Semester 2
• Project Development
• Structural Engineering
• Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Stage 2/Semester 1
• Advanced Structural Design Office (10)
• Sustainability in Engineering
Stage 2/Semester 2
• Engineering Project Management
• Infrastructure Asset Management
• Infrastructure/Special Structures
• MEng Research Project Realisation (30 credits)
Duration & Delivery
These programmes are delivered on a part-time basis, i.e. two academic years, requiring attendance on two evenings, and a Friday afternoon per week, in each semester.
Course fee: €5,400
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.
Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.
For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy
Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay
Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.
• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.
• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.
Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.
Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.
Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail email@example.com
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.
• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.
• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.
• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.
• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.
• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).
The next opportunity for part-time students to enrol on the programme will be for the academic year 2020/21.
Post Course Info
On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits a student may opt to transfer to the taught MEng in Structural Engineering programme – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.
Additionally, the MEng in Structural Engineering programme will provide preparation for the Institute of Structural Engineers Professional Practice Examinations by developing structural analysis and design skills.