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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_CENVE_9
  • Field of StudyCivil Engineering (Environment and Energy)
  • Type of CoursePostgraduate Diploma
  • Type of QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date 1st May 2020
  • Level9
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

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This programme is delivered on a part-time basis, i.e. two academic years, requiring attendance on two evenings, and a Friday afternoon per week, in each semester.



The taught Postgraduate in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy) is designed to:

  • deepen the postgraduate student’s technical knowledge, skillsand competences in the field of specialisation
  • broaden knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability, Management, and Business



Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy) (Level 9 on the National
Framework of Qualifications



The programme is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the new educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer.



Further Studies

On successful completion of this Postgraduate Diploma, a student may opt to transfer to the taught Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy) – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree programme in Civil Engineering.


Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Civil/Environmental/Energy Engineering, visit www.cit.ie/rpl.


To Apply

  • Online application is closed  for course commencing September 2020.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.

All modules are worth 5 credits unless otherwise noted.


The programme involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars, and presentations by visiting experts.  


For detailed information about modules please click here 


Stage 1/Semester 1
Energy Source Analysis
Engineering Research Skills
Advanced Hydro & Flood Control

Stage 1/Semester 2
Project Development
Advanced Water Engineering
Biofuel and Biomass Technology

Stage 2/Semester 1
Adv. Wastewater Eng Design
Sustainability in Engineering
Ocean Energy Conversion

Stage 2/Semester 2
Engineering Project Management
Infrastructure Asset Management
Env & Energy Eng Infrastructure

On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits (as above); a student may opt to transfer to the taught Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy) – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

MEng Research Project Realisation (30 credits)

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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