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Sustainable Infrastructure

Introduction

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.

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.

Duration

Part Time - 2 years minimum; 3 years maximum

Timetable / Hours*

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.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be ideally suited to engage in Sustainable research, analysis, and design in Infrastructural Development.

Further enquiries

For Further Information

Dr Niall Holmes
Civil Engineering
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

T: 01-402 2914
E: niall.holmes@dit.ie

School Administrator
Ms. Caroline O'Dowd

T: 01-402 3711
E: Caroline.odowd@dit.ie

Subjects taught

Course Content

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. The programme modules are listed below:

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 CIVL9011 5 Mandatory
Finite elements in science and engineering CIVL9010 5 Core
Water Resources and Quality Management CIVL9012 5 Core
Climate Resilient Infrastructure CIVL9013 5 Core
Transport Planning & Simulation CIVL9014 5 Core
Traffic Management & Road Safety CIVL9015 5 Core
Energy Infrastructure CIVL9016 5 Core
Waste and Environmental Management Systems CIVL9017 5 Core
Advanced Structural Design STRL9011 5 Elective
Structural Analysis & Dynamics STRL9012 5 Elective
Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project CIVL9099 30 Core

Comment

Award

The award of Master of Engineering (ME) will be made to students who successfully complete the programme. The award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) will be made to students who successfully complete the 12 five-ECTS-credits taught modules. A Single Subject Certificate will be made to students who opt to undertake a single module and who successfully complete that module.

Location: The programme is held mainly on the Bolton Street campus. A small proportion of lectures are delivered on the Kevin Street campus.

Qualification Awarded: The award of Master of Engineering (ME) will be made to students who successfully complete the programme. The award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) will be made to students who successfully complete the 12 five-ECTS-credits taught modules. A Single Subject Certificate will be made to students who opt to undertake a single module and who successfully complete that module.

Assessment method

Assessment

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.

Application date

Closing Date: 30 April for September 2017 intake.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: Jan 2017 & Sept 2017

Programme Code: DT9418 (Sept) (P/T) / DT9428 (Jan) (P/T)

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