Sustainable Infrastructure - Conversion Course - Bolton Street
What is a Postgraduate Conversion Programme?
A conversion programme enables graduates of one discipline to acquire a qualification in a different discipline at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level. Having studied a particular degree you may decide that you wish to change your career path and consider undertaking a conversion programme at TU Dublin.
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.
The programme consists of 12 taught modules each worth five "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) credits and a Research Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the programme a total ECTS credits value of 90.
Module Title DIT Module Code ECTS Credits
Entrepreneurship for Engineers ENTR1950 5 Mandatory
Innovation and Knowledge Management MECH9002 5 Mandatory
Research Methods RESM1950 5 Mandatory
Statistical Analysis for Engineers STAT1950 5 Mandatory Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure CIVL9000 5 Mandatory Finite elements in science and engineering CIVL9001 5 Optional Water Resources and Quality Management CIVL9002 5 Optional Climate Resilient Infrastructure CIVL9003 5 Optional
Transport Planning & Simulation CIVL9004 5 Optional
Traffic Management & Road Safety CIVL9005 5 Optional
Energy Infrastructure CIVL9006 5 Optional
Waste and Environmental Management Systems CIVL9007 5 Optional Structural Stability STRT9000 5 Optional
Structural Analysis & Dynamics STRT9001 5 Optional
Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project CIVL9008 30 Core
For acceptance onto the programme an applicant must hold one of the following:
1. An honours bachelor 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 TU Dublin as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.
3. If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
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.
Applications open from November 2021.
1 year full-time
2 years minimum; 3 years maximum part-time
Method of Delivery Classroom
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.
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What are my career opportunities?
Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in Sustainable research, analysis, and design in Infrastructural Development.