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Road & Transport Engineering

This on-line part-time programme is aimed at preparing engineering graduates including local authority engineers, consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competences required for an accredited postgraduate award in road and transport engineering.

The MEng consists of a part-time on-line blended learning three stage (year) programme, with Stage 1 consisting of Semester 1 and 2, where the theme is road maintenance engineering and network management. Stage 1 is equivalent to the L9 Postgraduate Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

Graduates of the Level 9 Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management can transfer to Stage 2 of this programme.

Graduates of the L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Road and Transport Engineering can transfer to Stage 3 of the programme and complete the research dissertation to achieve the award of MEng.

There is a requirement to attend the one/two full day on-campus workshops per semester with the number of workshops depending on the module requirements. Examinations are in January and May and are available at one of three centres (IT Sligo/Dublin/Cork).

Duration

3 years online part-time

Careers or further progression

This award (PgDip MEng add-on) is aimed at providing graduates with the academic requirements of Engineers Ireland accreditation for the status of Chartered Engineer. This will facilitate professional engineers to progress to senior roles within the roads and transport engineering sector.

Further enquiries

T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie

Subjects taught

In Stage 2 (Semester 3 and 4), the focus is on road design and construction. Stage 1 and 2 are equivalent to the L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Road and Transport Engineering.

The learning is a mix of on-line lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments.

Stage 3 of the programme encompasses a research dissertation, undertaken during Semester 5 and 6.

The overall award is a combination of the performance from all 3 stages.

Semester 1
Title Credits
Transportation Planning 5
Construction Contracts & Liabilities 5
Geotechnical Engineering and Drainage Systems 5

Semester 2
Title Credits
Traffic Control and Safety 5
Road Pavement Design and Management 5
Structural Assessment and Inspection 5

Semester 3
Title Credits
Geotechnical Engineering and Drainage Systems Design 5
Research Methods 5
Road and Transport Scheme Design 5

Semester 4
Title Credits
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 5
Project Management and Appraisal 5
Bridge Structures 5

Semester 5 & 6
Title Credits
MEng Research Dissertation 30

Course fee

The fee for the overall three stages of the MEng in Road and Transport Engineering is €12,000.

For approved local authority engineering applicants, this programme will be 80% funded by DTTaS and 20% funded by local authorities.

Enrolment and start dates

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2017

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