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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_CSTRE_9-Y5
  • Field of StudyStructural Engineering
  • Type of CoursePostgraduate Diploma
  • Type of QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • DurationThe next opportunity for part-time students to enrol on the programme will be for the academic year 2020/2021.
  • Level9
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

The next opportunity for part-time students to enrol on the programme will be for the academic year 2020/21.


 


Duration & Delivery

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.

 

Aim

The taught Postgraduate in Structural Engineering programme is designed to:

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

 

Course Structure

The programme is  offered to part-time students under the ACCS scheme. The accumulation of sufficient credits for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma requires the accumulation of 60 credits.

 

Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering (60 credits) (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

 

Accreditation

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

http://www.engineersireland.ie/membership/faq/accredited-courses.aspx

 

Further Studies

On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits a student may opt to transfer to the taught MEng in Structural Engineering programme – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

 

Additionally, the MEng in Structural Engineering programme will provide preparation for the Institute of Structural Engineers Professional Practice Examinations by developing structural analysis and design skills.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree programme in Structural 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 Structural Engineering, visit www.cit.ie/rpl.

The next opportunity for part-time students to enrol on the programme will be for the academic year 2020/2021.

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 on the below individual titled modules.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering

Stage 1/Semester 1
Engineering Research Skills
Computational Solid Modelling
Bridge Engineering
 

Stage 1/Semester 2
Project Development
Structural Engineering
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
 

Stage 2/Semester 1
Advanced Structural Design Office (10)
Sustainability in Engineering
 

Stage 2/Semester 2
Engineering Project Management
Infrastructure Asset Management
Infrastructure/Special Structures
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On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits (as above); a student may opt to transfer to the taught Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering programme – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

Thesis
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 2019-2020 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.
  • 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

For more information on fees, please visit www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime

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