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Sustainable Infrastructure

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?

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 DIT 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.


1 year full-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Schedule: 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

What are my career opportunities?

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

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.

Further enquiries

Dr Niall Holmes

Civil Engineering

College of Engineering & Built Environment

DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

T: 01-402 2914


School Administrator

Ms. Caroline O'Dowd

T: 01-402 3711


Subjects taught


Entrepreneurship for Engineers

Innovation and Knowledge Management

Research Methods

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure


Finite elements in science and engineering

Water Resources and Quality Management

Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Transport Planning & Simulation

Traffic Management & Road Safety

Energy Infrastructure

Waste and Environmental Management Systems

Structural Stability

Structural Analysis & Dynamics


Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project


Location City Centre Bolton Street

Assessment method

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

This programme is currently closed. The next intake will be January 2021.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement Date: 20/01/2020

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