Future Professionals Series

The Engineers Ireland Future Professionals Series

The Engineers Ireland Future Professionals Series offers structured advancement to graduates through three strands of intense and challenging professional development.  These three Future Professional Series programmes are accredited by the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) as Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

For more information on each programme please click on the relevant sections below.


CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering

CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering (NFQ Level 9, 5 ECTS) 

Career Starter

CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering

CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering (NFQ Level 9, 30 ECTS)

Career Starter

CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering & Biopharmaceutical Operations

CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering & Biopharmaceutical Operations (NFQ Level 9, 30 ECTS)

What Employers Say

“The CPD Certificate and CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering play an important part in building on an engineering education and assimilating young graduates into the work phase of their careers and onwards towards Chartered Engineer status. Many practical and personal skills are delivered by expert tutors and through team assignments with demonstrated workplace application. This ensures participants can make an early impact in their chosen field, career and organisation.” Michael Loughnane MIEI, Manager, Senior Leadership Development, Group People & Sustainability, ESB
Engineers Ireland's CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering forms a key part of our 2-year graduate development programme at Roughan & O'Donovan. Every year, our graduates participate in the programme, and every year the feedback is positive. Well-structured and expertly delivered, it supports our efforts to provide graduates with the best foundation to become well-rounded engineers and boosts their confidence as they make the transition from college to working in a professional consultancy. Edward Warren, Chartered Engineer, Associate and CPD Manager, Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers

What Participants Say

“The CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering is structured very well, with a nice balance between lecture presentations and group activity. The quality of the tutoring is first class, with all of the modules delivered by experts from different fields. By covering a broad set of soft skills the CPD Diploma programme has greatly impacted my career. The skills and knowledge I have gained from the course have really allowed me to add value back to my employer in my current role. I would highly recommend it to young engineers who are ambitious for their career” Dave Linehan, Chartered Engineer, Senior Lead Engineer, EirGrid
“The CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering programme was a good gateway for applying for Chartered Engineer title and as a whole gave me a great opportunity to deepen my knowledge and enhance my competencies as an engineer. It provided me with a channel of information on how to become a proficient project manager, helping me 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 mastering of soft skills such as presentation, communication, negotiation and people management skills." Teresa Myskow-Sypniewska, Assistant Project Manager, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)
“found the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering programme very beneficial and believe that the skills which were taught throughout the modules will stand to me as I progress on in my career. - Nicole Jinks, Graduate Engineer, ESB Networks I found the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering extremely beneficial and relevant to the work I am doing. I was able to apply the learning from all the modules, in some form, to my day to day role. I would certainly recommend this course to all graduates as it picks up on industry related skills that may not get covered in college. Killian Burke, Business Analyst, DePuy Synthes
“I thoroughly enjoyed undertaking the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering. All module components were very relevant and helpful to apply to my work to assist in bridging the skills gap from studying to the working environment. Using the SMART format in the learning contracts provided an excellent sense of achievement during their review at the end of the module and I intend to refer back to these for guidance into the future."Aisling Smith, Graduate Engineer, ESB