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Structural Engineering

The Department offers two taught Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering programmes specialising in the fields of

1) Structural or
2) Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy).

The taught Postgraduate in Engineering programmes are 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

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.

Course Structure
The courses are 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.

On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits a student may opt to transfer to the taught MEng in Structural Engineering/ MEng in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) programme – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree programme in Civil or 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 or Civil/Environmental/Energy Engineering for the respective programmes, visit


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.

The below websites have information on online application timetable arrangements for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

1) Structural:
2) Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy): course/CRCENEN9

Further enquiries

John Justin Murphy
T: 021 432 6741

Application date

Application Closing Date: 30th June 2017.

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2017 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 5th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: Media Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 6th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 7th September 2017
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Design Education, Teaching Visual Arts for Primary & Early Years Education, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

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