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Engineering - Road & Transport Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and 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 Postgraduate Diploma consists of two part-time on-line blended learning stages (years), 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

In Stage 2 (Semester 3 and 4), the focus is on road design and construction. The overall performance contributes to the award. The learning is a mix of on-line lectures, on-campus workshops and project assignments.

Successful graduates can progress to the MEng programme (Stage 3) in which a research dissertation is undertaken during Semester 5 and 6.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for Stage 1 of the programme is a second class honours BEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Successful graduates of the Level 9 Certificate in Road Maintenance Engineering & Network Management can transfer to Stage 2 of this programme.

Duration

2 years online.
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.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
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

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

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Title, Credits
Transportation Planning 05
Geotechnical Engineering and Drainage Systems 05
Structural Assessment and Inspection 05

Semester 2
Title, Credits
Construction Contracts & Liabilities 05
Traffic Control and Safety 05
Road Pavement Design and Management 05

Semester 3
Title, Credits
Geotechnical Engineering and Drainage Systems Design 05
Road and Transport Scheme Design 05
Research Methods 05

Semester 4
Title, Credits
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 05
Bridge Structures 05
Project Management and Appraisal 05

Assessment method

Examinations are in January and May and are available at one of three centres (IT Sligo/Dublin/Cork).

Application date

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2020

Course fee

The fee for the 2 year Postgraduate Diploma is €9,000. The additional add-on MEng research dissertation has a fee of €3,000.

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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