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Sustainable Infrastructure /Infreastruchtúr Inbhuanaithe (Sept & Jan intakes)

DT9418 (Sept) DT9428 (Jan) PT

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Introduction

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.

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. The programme modules are listed below:

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

CIVL9011

5

Mandatory

Finite elements in science and engineering

CIVL9010

5

Core

Water Resources and Quality Management

CIVL9012

5

Core

Climate Resilient Infrastructure

CIVL9013

5

Core

Transport Planning & Simulation

CIVL9014

5

Core

Traffic Management & Road Safety

CIVL9015

5

Core

Energy Infrastructure

CIVL9016

5

Core

Waste and Environmental Management Systems

CIVL9017

5

Core

Advanced Structural Design

STRL9011

5

Elective

Structural Analysis & Dynamics

STRL9012

5

Elective

Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project

CIVL9099

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.

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.

Award

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.

For Further Information

Dr Niall Holmes
Civil Engineering 
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1 

T: 01-402 2914 
E: niall.holmes@dit.ie

School Administrator
Ms. Caroline O'Dowd   

T: 01-402 3711 
E: Caroline.odowd@dit.ie

 

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

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For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding