IT Sligo launches online part-time road and transport engineering masters
24 June 2016
First graduate cohort of the certificate in road maintenance engineering and network management at the National Roads Conference in May 2016, accompanied by representatives from IT Sligo, DTTS and local authorities
Online part-time learning is becoming very popular in the construction sector. This is due to many reasons including rapidly evolving construction regulations and building standards, skills shortages and also the convenience and efficiency associated with online part-time courses.
“Based on the success of our post graduate certificate in road maintenance engineering and network management, IT Sligo, in collaboration with the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTS), is delighted to announce the launch of a new level 9 post graduate diploma and MEng in road and transport engineering.
“This is an online part-time programme developed with industry experts and is tailored to address current civil engineering skills shortages in the areas of road and transport engineering,” said Trevor McSharry, head of the department of civil engineering and construction at IT Sligo.
This course will prepare local authority engineers, consultants and contractors with the knowledge, skills and competences required for success in road and transport engineering.
“In semester one and two, the theme is road maintenance engineering and network management, which is also a standalone certificate. In semester three and four, the focus is on road design and construction. Learners can graduate with a post graduate diploma on completing stages one and two.
“To progress to the MEng, a dissertation is undertaken in a chosen field during semester five and six. The entry requirements for the MEng is a BEng (Hons) in civil engineering or equivalent. For local authority engineers, this programme will be 80 per cent funded by DTTS and 20 per cent funded by local authorities,” outlined the programme chair, Dr Brian McCann.
IT Sligo is committed to getting professional accreditation with Engineers Ireland once the first cohort completes the course. As engineering graduates from 2013 onwards require a masters qualification to satisfy the educational requirements to become a chartered engineer, it is anticipated that there will be a strong demand for this programme which will have national and international reach.
Other related online programmes on offer from IT Sligo include BSc (hons) in quantity surveying which has full SCSI/ RICS and CIOB accreditation, BSC (Hons) in construction project management, also CIOB accredited and a post graduate certificate in project management which satisfies the educational requirement to undergo the PMI exam for CAPM/PMP.
IT Sligo delivers more than 40 online part-time programmes to around 1,800 students worldwide, which underlines the growing popularity nationally and internationally of distance and online learning. It was presented with a prestigious 2012 ‘Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Award’ for its online delivery.
Online learning programmes are designed for students who want to study part-time at a pace that matches their work life balance. The rewards of study are many: not alone, a sense of personal fulfilment but also the knowledge, ability and confidence that comes with success. Plus, the prospect of wider career options and contract-winning opportunities.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2016/06/24/it-sligo-launches-new-online-part-time-road-and-transport-engineering-masters/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Roads-Conference-Sligo-IT-Group-2-1024x661.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Roads-Conference-Sligo-IT-Group-2-300x300.jpgNewseducation,IT Sligo,roads,transport