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Structural Engineering (Postgraduate Diploma)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Structural Engineering

  • Type of Course:

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Type of Qualification:

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    31st March 2018

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree programme in Structural Engineering.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Structural Engineering, visit


Civil, Structural & Environmental Engine

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Department website

Course fee: €5,400

Duration & Delivery

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis, i.e. two academic years, requiring attendance on two evenings, and a Friday afternoon per week, in each semester.


The taught Postgraduate in Structural Engineering programme is designed to:

  • deepen the postgraduate student’s technical knowledge, skills and competences in the field of specialisation
  • broaden knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability, Management, and Business
Course Structure

The programme is  offered to part-time students under the ACCS scheme. The accumulation of sufficient credits for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma requires the accumulation of 60 credits.


Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering (60 credits) (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Further Studies

On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits a student may opt to transfer to the taught MEng in Structural Engineering programme – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

Additionally, the MEng in Structural Engineering programme will provide preparation for the Institute of Structural Engineers Professional Practice Examinations by developing structural analysis and design skills.

All modules are worth 5 credits unless otherwise noted.

The programme involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars, and presentations by visiting experts.
For detailed information about modules please click on the below individual titled modules.

Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering

Stage 1/Semester 1
Engineering Research Skills
Computational Solid Modelling
Bridge Engineering

Stage 1/Semester 2
Project Development
Structural Engineering
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Stage 2/Semester 1
Advanced Structural Design Office (10)
Sustainability in Engineering

Stage 2/Semester 2
Engineering Project Management
Infrastructure Asset Management
Infrastructure/Special Structures

On successful completion of the relevant 60 credits (as above); a student may opt to transfer to the taught Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering programme – the successful completion of an additional 30 credit thesis module will qualify the student for the MEng award.

MEng Research Project Realisation (30 credits)

  • Online application is open.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application. 


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