Future Professionals Series

The Engineers Ireland Future Professionals Series

The Engineers Ireland Future Professionals Series offers structured advancement to graduates through two strands of intense and challenging professional development. Both the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering  and CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering are accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) as Level 9 programmes on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

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

Students

CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering

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

CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering

CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering (NFQ Level 9, 30 ECTS)
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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
 
“We have found the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering is an excellent way of assisting our graduates to transition and tune their skills into becoming a professional engineer. The course prepares them for the ‘real’ working environment and gives them confidence to perform to their best as their career develops with us.” Edmond McDonnell, HR Manager, Irish Cement Limited
 

What Participants Say


“I found the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering to be very beneficial. From my participation in this programme, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in aspects that can improve my day to day work, accelerate my professional development and improve my career prospects. I would highly recommend the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering to fellow engineers.” Declan Gavigan MIEI, Research & Development Programme Manager, OpenHydro Technology Limited
 
“I have completed both the CPD Certificate and CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering and I would highly recommend both programmes to engineering graduates. The CPD Certificate helped my transition from college to the world of work and gave me a deeper understanding of the required approach and behaviours of a new recruit designed in tandem to meet my employer’s needs. The CPD Diploma made me realise that the academic education given in college was just the beginning, and that career-relevant continuing professional education is critical for career development." Bernadette McManamon MIEI, Junior Civil Engineer, Corrib Gas Project
 
“I would absolutely recommend the CPD Certificate in Engineering to other graduates. It helped me immensely in my transition from college to a working environment. I learned many lessons from the programme which lay a fantastic foundation for my work ethic and work standards.” Felix Finke MIEI, Graduate Assistant Project Manager, National Development Finance Agency