The CPD diploma course that can help launch you into the next stage of your career
22 August 2018
A class given by Eugene Daly at Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin 4
The CPD training team at Engineers Ireland is currently accepting applications for the next CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering programme. This standalone Level 9 programme, which is accredited by DIT, is aimed at engineers who are committed to deepening their abilities as a professional and has been designed to specifically address gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours across technology management, business acumen and engineering execution.
More than 100 engineering professionals have completed the diploma
Since the programme’s launch, more than 100 engineering professionals, from all disciplines of engineering, have completed the CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering.
We spoke to a former participant and asked her how the programme had helped her to improve her competence and develop her career prospects.
Teresa Myskow-Sypniewska Inz MIEI is an assistant project manager with the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). She completed the diploma course in 2015.
“The programme was a good gateway for applying for the chartered engineer title and as a whole gave me a great opportunity to deepen my knowledge and enhance my competencies as an engineer,” she says.
‘How to become a proficient project manager’
“It provided me with a channel of information on how to become a proficient project manager, helping me to arrange my knowledge in a more structured way.
“The programme allowed me to deepen my understanding that project management is not just about technical proficiency but also appreciating the leadership skills required through the mastering of soft skills such as presentation, communication, negotiation and people management skills.
“The varying modules were very interesting and covered a host of topics required for the appropriate development of a young engineer. The tutors for each module were knowledgeable and very passionate about their topic.
“They were able to show how to apply theoretical knowledge in practice, drawing from their own professional experience, and sharing the most up-to-date information in their field while actively encouraging participation from the group.
Mentor at work to discuss coursework and professional development
“I liked the idea of getting a mentor at work to discuss coursework and my professional development; this relationship continued beyond the programme and, I believe, has been rewarding to both of us.
“The programme provided me with tools and techniques to assist me in understanding my workplace more effectively, noting patterns in my day-to-day work and allowing me to develop more solutions to work-related challenges.
“I was able to apply a lot of the learning directly to my workplace role including establishing a more efficient ‘Lessons Learned’ process within my department and streamlining the process of appraisal of design packages submitted by our contractor.
“My participation in this programme opened up possibilities for further training as it formed a knowledge bank from which I could draw from. Last year, I participated in a High Performance Professional programme offered by my company, and I found a lot of opportunities to expand the knowledge I had gained during the CPD diploma programme.
Very good course for young engineers
“Overall, I believe this is a very good course for young engineers. It was also a great networking opportunity, offering a possibility to meet other engineers, both from my own industry and others, to exchange views on various engineering aspects and compare our experiences.”
Engineers Ireland is accepting applications for the next CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering programme. It is due to start on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and we are currently accepting applications.
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