Sustainable Infrastructure / Infreastruchtúr Inbhuanaithe

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.

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.

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

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.

 

Module Title

DIT Module Code

ECTS Credits

 

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

ENTR1950

5

Mandatory

Innovation and Knowledge Management

MECH9002

5

Mandatory

Research Methods

RESM1950

5

Mandatory

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

STAT1950

5

Mandatory

Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure

CIVL9000

5

Mandatory

Finite elements in science and engineering

CIVL9001

5

Optional

Water Resources and Quality Management

CIVL9002

5

Optional

Climate Resilient Infrastructure

CIVL9003

5

Optional

Transport Planning & Simulation

CIVL9004

5

Optional

Traffic Management & Road Safety

CIVL9005

5

Optional

Energy Infrastructure

CIVL9006

5

Optional

Waste and Environmental Management Systems

CIVL9007

5

Optional

Structural Stability

STRT9000

5

Optional

Structural Analysis & Dynamics

STRT9001

5

Optional

Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project

CIVL9008

30

Core

 

Assessment

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.

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.

PART TIME SEPTEMBER START

Applications open from Monday, 4th November 2019.

TU Code

TU219

Level

NFQ Level 9

Award

MSC

Duration

2 years minimum; 3 years maximum

Course Type

Postgraduate

Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom

Commencement Date

September 2020

Location

City Centre: Bolton Street

Fees

Fees

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Dr Niall Holmes

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