Academic society logoThe Academic society is a special interest group for engineers who lecture or conduct research in third-level institutions or graduate students who aspire to careers in academia.

Its mission is to promote the advancement of academic standards in engineering and facilitate and organise activities for key academic groups. It aims to develop and disseminate a body of knowledge for engineers working within the academic community which will also serve those engineering professionals with an interest in academic topics. Members can benefit from: Networking with colleagues Networking with industry experts Keeping up to date with the latest events, technical presentations and access to research and support material. Attending events, courses, site visits and customised seminars to advance their continuous professional development.


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Achieving Ireland’s climate action ambitions: Part I – Report on RIA climate action conference

This was a seminal national conference on what is Ireland’s greatest challenge as we move towards reopening and into the post-pandemic world, writes former president of Engineers Ireland PJ Rudden.

How to get salt out of water: Make it self-eject

Crystallising salts can grow 'legs', then tip over and fall away, potentially helping to prevent fouling of metal surfaces, reveal researchers.

Digital transformation of Europe: How two Irish AI experts are leading the way

Deploying artificial intelligence successfully in Europe requires an integrated landscape for its adoption, and its development based on Europe’s unique characteristics, write Edward Curry of NUI Galway and Barry O’Sullivan of University College Cork.

Everything you wanted to know about ... MEETA Asset Management Society

MEETA was created more than 35 years ago, as an amalgamation of the National Maintenance Association and the Energy Management Association, as well as incorporating the technology of environment protection. MEETA stands for Maintenance, Energy and Environment Technology Association.

Instrumented train as an engineer’s 'stethoscope' to estimate railway infrastructure health

Monitoring techniques and methods need to align with the demand for safe and efficient infrastructure in the railway network, write E Alexandra Micu, Eugene O'Brien, Cathal Bowe and Vikram Pakrashi.

Navigating beneath the Arctic ice

A team of engineers has developed a navigational method for autonomous vehicles to navigate accurately in the Arctic Ocean without GPS.


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Joining the Academic society means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends, as well as accessing the best events in your area, all part of your CPD. You can meet with colleagues and industry experts, all the while getting timely updates on events taking place in the Academic society.

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Being a member of the Engineers Ireland community shows your commitment to delivering excellence in engineering. As our member, we support your professional development and help you to expand your career at home and abroad.

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

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As an assigned committee member, your login will allow you access to committee documentation such as agendas, minutes and draft papers.