Engineering - Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) acknowledges that significant research takes place within the practitioner workplace. It recognises the intellectual effort that supports original and innovative work in a range of professional and technological fields. A professional doctorate involves investigating and solving real-world problems faced in the daily workplace.

This programme is designed to produce Masters graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of instrumentation involved in Materials analysis and characterisation together with a detailed knowledge of Materials Science, Materials Processing, and Surface Technology. The specialist modules will allow students to become fully briefed in the material Science & Engineering associated with high strength materials used in the aero-industry or with techniques for materials and coatings selection design, together with the materials selection methods typically employed by engineering consultants.


4 Years Blended

Further enquiries

Graduate and Professional Studies
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202530

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1
Semester 1
• Structure of Materials
• Advanced Characterisation of Materials 1
• Advanced Materials Processing
• Management Systems Standards Electives (Choose One):
• Aerospace Metallic Materials
• Composite Materials

Semester 2
• Advanced Characterisation of Materials 2
• Research Challenges in Materials Science
• Materials Project 1

Electives (Choose One)
• Materials Selection and Design
• Surface Degradation and Protection

Semester 3
• Materials Project 2

Year 2

Semester 4
• Research Work

Semester 5
• Research Work
• Research Methods For Professional Practice 2
• Data Strategies & Analysis Techniques For Research 2

Semester 6
• Research Work
• Research Impact & Dissemination
• Professional Doctorate Report 2

Year 3
Semester 7
• Research Work

Semester 8
• Research Work
• Conference/Workshop Paper

Semester 9
• Research Work
• Professional Doctorate Report 3

Year 4
Semester 10
• Research Work

Semester 11
• Research Work

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!