DIT's Master's of Engineering (ME) in Sustainable Infrastructure (DT9417/DT9418) - a civil engineering programme - consists of 12 taught modules each worth five ECTS credits and a research project worth 30 ECTS credits, and starts this September
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DIT’s Master’s of Engineering (ME) in Sustainable Infrastructure (DT9417/DT9418) –  a civil engineering programme – consists of 12 taught modules each worth five ECTS credits and a research project worth 30 ECTS credits, and starts this September.

Entry Requirements


Minimum entry requirements are:

  • An accredited second class honours degree or higher in civil/structural/environmental engineering or a closely related discipline;
  • Any qualification(s) deemed by the DIT equivalent to above in conjunction with relevant work experience.

Duration

Full Time (DT9417) – 12 months

Part Time (DT9418) – Minimum of two years, maximum of three years.

Closing date

Applications are now open for September 2015.

Start date

September 2015.

Awards


The Degree of Master of Engineering (ME) from the Dublin Institute of Technology will be made to graduates who successfully complete the 12 taught modules and research project. A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) can be awarded to students who successfully complete the 12 five-ECTS-credit taught modules and exit the programme without completing the project.dit4dit5

The programme modules are:

  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers (M)
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management (M)
  • Research Methods (M)
  • Statistical Analysis for Engineers (M)
  • Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure (M)
  • Finite Elements in Science and Engineering (O)
  • Water Resources and Quality Management (O)
  • Climate Resilient Infrastructure (O)
  • Transport Planning & Simulation (O)
  • Traffic Management & Road Safety (O)
  • Energy Infrastructure (O)
  • Waste & Environmental Management Systems (O)
  • Advanced Structural Design (O)
  • Structural Analysis & Dynamics (O)

Research Project

(M) Mandatory modules; (O) Optional modules for students (any seven)

Programme Description


This programme is designed to provide Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering graduates, and those from closely related disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in Sustainable Infrastructure.

The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a research project. It focuses, in particular, on sustainability, water engineering, numerical techniques, renewable energy and transport planning with options in advanced structural engineering.

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.

Location


The programme is held mainly on the Bolton Street campus. A small proportion of lectures are delivered on the Kevin Street campus.dit2dit1

Timetable/hours


All taught modules are delivered each academic year, six in semester one and six in semester two. The taught modules are delivered in the evenings, from 6-10 pm on *Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The taught modules are delivered in two-hour blocks.

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.  (*Please note this is a provisional timetable).

Full-time students are required to take six taught modules for each of the two, 15-week semesters, which involves a class contact time of approximately 12 hours per week.

Part-time students typically complete the 12 taught modules and the research project module over two years. The student decides what modules he/she will complete each semester and year. The research project module cannot, however, be completed in the first year of study.

Current part-time students are typically taking four taught modules in each of semesters one and two of year one, and two taught modules in each of semesters one and two of year two, and the research project module in year two.

Career opportunities


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

Contacts


Dr Niall Holmes, programme director, niall.holmes@dit.ie 01-402 2914; Caroline O’Dowd, school administrator, caroline.odowd@dit.ie  01-402 3711

Fees


Full time EU Students: €5,850
Full time Non-EU Students: €12,500

Scholarships and funding may be available. Please contact the school for further details.

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