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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

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.


Full Time - 12 months

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.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

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

School Administrator
Ms. Caroline O'Dowd
T: 01-402 3711

Subjects taught

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
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
Advanced Structural Design
Structural Analysis & Dynamics
Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project


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

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: JAN INTAKE - now open SEPT INTAKE - The general closing date is 27th April 2019. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

January 2019 & September 2019

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