Engineers Ireland’s CPD director, Aidan Harney, reflects on the achievements of those who have completed the Future Professionals series to date
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Three years on since the launch of the Engineers Ireland/Dublin Institute of Technology partnership, the Future Professionals series, more than 90 participants have now completed, or are soon to complete, either a CPD Certificate or a CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering, accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology.

With the 18-month CPD Diploma programme due to begin again on 7 March, graduate engineers with a minimum of three years’ work experience are invited to apply for one of a number of CPD Scholarships, now available. In excess of €5,000 worth of bursaries will be awarded by Engineers Ireland, the third year such levels of scholarships have been granted.

“These scholarships ensure that any member who wishes to avail of the opportunity to give their career a ‘turbo-boost’ in terms of higher-order learning and career development, can do so,” according to Aidan Harney, Engineers Ireland’s CPD director and programme director for the Future Professionals series.

“The best aspect of the postgraduate Diploma in Professional Engineering is the transformation between the day the students join, and the day they finish. The feedback from participants has been terrific and we see them getting promotions, contributing more and really taking off.”

Designed as a result of extensive industry consultation, the Diploma in Professional Engineering is a Level 9 award on the national framework of qualifications, covering a range of topics necessary for any engineer who wants to make a major step-up in their professional performance.  Modules cover Project Management, Risk Management and Statistical Analysis as well as Lean Principles and Sustainability, Negotiation & Influencing Skills and Communicating Complex Ideas.

The underpinning philosophy and the design of the programme is aimed at fostering T-shaped engineers i.e. engineers with deep knowledge and broad, boundary-crossing behaviours. As well as expert tutors, a number of very senior practising engineers deliver lectures, such as Leadership and Ethics. Each participant must have a work-place mentor who agrees to support then during the programme.  Engineers Ireland provides classroom facilitates as well as a virtual learning environment which allows for pre- and post-module reading and additional exercises.

Full details on the postgraduate CPD Diploma in Programme Engineering (Level 9, 30 ECTS) are available here.

Those interested in applying for a Scholarship can do so by Friday, 14 February can download an application form.

For further information contact email Kelly Scott, CPD training executive, or call (01) 665 1328.

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  Three years on since the launch of the Engineers Ireland/Dublin Institute of Technology partnership, the Future Professionals series, more than 90 participants have now completed, or are soon to complete, either a CPD Certificate or a CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering, accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology. With the 18-month CPD...