Sustainable Infrastructure

What is... Sustainable Infrastructure?
This programme is designed to provide Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering graduates, and graduates from closely-related disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in technical design for Sustainable Infrastructure. The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a Research Project module, and focuses, in particular, sustainability, water engineering, numerical techniques, renewable and sustainable technologies and transport planning with options in advanced structural engineering.

The programme award is a Master of Engineering (ME) Degree, with an option to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in sustainable engineering research, analysis, and design.

Course Content
The programme consists of 12 taught modules each worth five "European Credit Transsfer System" (ECTS) credits and a rResearch Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the programme a total of ECTS credits value of 90. The programme modules are listed below.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
For acceptance onto the programme an applicant must hold one of the following:

1. An honours degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

2. Any qualification(s) deemed by the DIT as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Assessment Info

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, and formal examinations. The Research Project module is assessed using presentations and the final dissertation. End-of-semester formal examinations are held in January and May.

Subjects taught

Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Research Methods
Statistical Analysis for Engineers
Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure

Finite elements in science and engineering
Water Resources and Quality Management
Climate Resilient Infrastructure
Transport Planning & Simulation
Traffic Management & Road Safety
Energy Infrastructure
Waste and Environmental Management Systems
Structural Stability
Structural Analysis & Dynamics

Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project


2 years minimum; 3 years maximum, part-time

Method of Delivery Classroom

Schedule: Modules are delivered over one and two academic years for full and part-time students respectively. Lectures are arranged to accommodate part-time students particularly to ensure minimal time away from work. Previous timetables are available on request. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in Sustainable research, analysis, and design in Infrastructural Development.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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