Graduate Diploma / Master of Engineering in Applied Materials

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Organisation profile

Public University

Training aim

The aim of the programme is to provide learners with the expertise, tools and techniques essential to material characterisation, simulated design, failure analysis, and applied materials selection.

Learning objectives

This programme will:

  • emphasise graduate preparation for the traditional, transitional, and high-tech manufacturing jobs of the future, underscored by strong commitment to industry

  • form the nexus between knowledge and application in the dynamic field of materials selection and sustainability, taught in a cohesive, and self-contained waybased on varied and stimulating experiences

  • equip graduates with the professional and technical tools to make a difference in both industry and research.

Course outline

This is a Level 9 Masters of Engineering in Applied Materials with a major exit award of Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Applied Materials.

The aim of this unique programme is to develop graduates with advanced expertise in the understanding, adaptation, and application of materials in design, processing, innovation, and sustainability. Course content is underpinned by applied technical challenges and a work-based project. Participants will enhance their digital skills by merging interactive learning with hands-on experimentation to engage with course content and deliver on course objectives and tasks. This novel scholarship will augment the learner's technical acumen with professional skills development in areas such as leadership, strategic thinking, relationship building, communication, presentation skills, and performance integrity. Learners will also develop a firm understanding of the changes in environmental and innovative culture, preparing them for the workplace of the future.

Trainer's profile

Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) at the Carlow Campus of the South East Technological University. The faculty has an extensive history in the field of engineering and professional education, and is a national leader in delivering excellence in training for a wide range of engineering and apprentice programmes. 

Course duration

Postgraduate Diploma comprises two semesters and the Master of Engineering is three semesters.  

Assessment & certification

In accordance with the policies of the university and the Quality Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

Who should attend

This programme links many different disciplines and is designed for graduates with an appropriate NFQ Level 8 Engineering or Technical Award, or equivalent, from a wide industrial base, including traditional and advanced manufacturing, product design and development, renewable energies, research, and materials management professionals. It is also open to appropriately qualified candidates interested in changing their career trajectory through upskilling.