Engineers need to keep their professional development up to date so they can operate effectively and create and sustain the infrastructure required by society. Trinity College Dublin is making a valuable contribution to the area of CPD - offering seven part-time postgraduate diploma courses
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We are living in a period of major change in Ireland with signs of recovery appearing in the form of more cranes on the skyline, particularly in Dublin, to meet the need for new structures and infrastructure and to refurbish and conserve existing structures.

Many changes are occurring in the way society is organised and construction is carried out, some related to the application of information technology and others related to new legislation and major revisions to the building regulations and requirements for certificates of compliance. Civil engineers and others working in construction need to be informed about these changes so they can operate effectively and create and sustain the infrastructure required by society.

One way for civil engineers and other constructional professionals to keep themselves informed about the changes since they graduated is through participation in continuing engineering education (CEE) and continuing professional development (CPD). The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Trinity College is making a unique and valuable contribution in this area as it offers the following seven part-time postgraduate CPD diploma courses in:

  • applied building repair and conservation;
  • construction law and contract administration (closed now for 2016-17);
  • environmental engineering;
  • fire safety practice (buildings and other structures);
  • health and safety in construction;
  • project management; and,
  • sustainable energy.

These courses are approved by Engineers Ireland as 20 hours of CPD; indeed Engineers Ireland, as the body responsible for maintaining the standards of professional engineers in Ireland, requires its members to undertake and record 35 hours of CPD activities each year. These courses are popular because of their high reputation and because they enable engineers and other suitably qualified applicants to:

  • gain more specialised knowledge to keep pace with technical developments;
  • keep abreast of changes in legislation, building regulations and codes of practice;
  • obtain more qualifications to improve their employment opportunities, job security and promotion prospects; and,
  • satisfy the requirement by Engineers Ireland for CPD.

Applications for the diploma courses can be made on-line at: www.tcd.ie/course/postgraduate/faculty. Further information about the courses may be obtained from Dr Trevor Orr, director of the Graduate School of Professional Engineering Studies, at torr@tcd.ie or Ms Debbie Walsh at walshd@tcd.ie or phone 01-896 1704.

The closing date for applications is Friday, September 16, 2016.

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We are living in a period of major change in Ireland with signs of recovery appearing in the form of more cranes on the skyline, particularly in Dublin, to meet the need for new structures and infrastructure and to refurbish and conserve existing structures. Many changes are occurring in the...