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CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering (NFQ Level 9) - Future Leaders, Future Managers

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday 14 January 2020 - Wednesday 2 December 2020 (full list of training dates listed below)
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Rd, Dublin 4
  • Fee

    Members: €4,750* 
    TU Dublin Student registration fee included in fee
    The total cost of attending these modules individually would normally be €6,500.

    For more information or to book offline contact the CPD Training Team ( +353 1 665 1305)  

  • CPD Credit
    119 hours   C1, C2, C3, C4

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in an engineering-led environment and to be in relevant full-time or part-time employment. All applicants should hold a minimum qualification of an NFQ Level 8 Honours Degree in Engineering (or equivalent).

Programme Overview

The CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering is a 12-month programme aimed at engineers with between three and six years experience who are committed to deepening their abilities as a professional.

This stand-alone Level 9 CPD Diploma programme, which is accredited by TU Dublin, has been designed in collaboration with leading employers to specifically address gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours across technology management, business acumen and engineering execution. The programme is designed for those who are committed to gaining the higher-order skills and abilities required to operate in new or unfamiliar contexts, such as handling complexity, and are linked to employment as a senior professional or manager with responsibility for the work output of teams. 

Programme Structure

The CPD Diploma programme is delivered on a part-time basis involving classroom sessions, project work, assignments, research and workplace mentoring. The major building blocks en route to high-level engineering competence are covered across five core modules over a 12-month period.

These five core modules are delivered via 11 module components (dates listed below) which are supplemented with pre and post component assignments. The programme is rounded out by the inclusion of a final team project (explained in more detail below) that spans the duration of the programme. 

Note: All module components run from 9am-5pm and will take place in Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (Provisional dates to be confirmed before programme starts in January 2020).

Module Module Component Component Date
PPP1: Engineering Project Management Project Management Component 1 14 & 15 January 2020
PPP1: Engineering Project Management Project Management Component 2 19 & 20 February 2020
PPP4: Finance, Risk Analysis & Advanced Presentation Skills Risk Management  11 March 2020
PPP3: Lean Principles, Contract Delivery and Resilience Management for Engineers Lean Principles for Professional Engineers 25 & 26 March 2020
PPP3: Lean Principles, Contract Delivery and Resilience Management for Engineers

Contracts, Claims and Dispute Resolution
23 & 24 April 2020
PPP2: Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action Statistical Analysis or Engineers Guide to Effective Management 13 & 14 May 2020
PPP3: Lean Principles, Contract Delivery and Resilience Management for Engineers The Resilient Mind at Work 29 May 2020
PPP4: Finance, Risk Analysis & Advanced Presentation Skills Finance for Professional Engineers 25 & 26 June 2020
PPP2: Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action Negotiation & Influencing Skills 11 September 2020
PPP4: Finance, Risk Analysis & Advanced Presentation Skills Communication & Presentation Skills 02 October 2020
PPP 5: Strategic Execution - Team Project Mock Presentation Day 16 October 2020
PPP2: Effective Leadership: Analysis to Action Leadership & Management Skills 06 November 2020
PPP 5: Strategic Execution - Team Project  Final Project Presentation Day 02 December 2020

Team Project

The Team Project module involves teams of participants choosing a real-world challenge from one of their organisations and presenting a project solution/recommendation based on team research and analysis.
This team project develops the skills of research and enquiry to enable learners to generate, evaluate and select ideas which demonstrate the role of a professional engineer in business and strategy formulation. Each project team will have an industry expert assigned to their project who will act as a supervisor to guide each team through the process.
This module concludes with an opportunity for each group to present a business case for their project solution/recommendation to a panel of personnel from Engineers Ireland, TU Dublin and selected industry experts.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require more information please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Coordinator, Simon Purdue:

Phone: +353 1 665 1326

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14 January 2020

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Engineers Journal Article: Past Participant Testimonials

Click here and here to read how the CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering has helped past participants develop their careers. 


What participants say

  • "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)
  • "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
  • "I found the learning contracts to be hugely beneficial in integrating what I learned in the classroom into my engineering career, which helped me to produce much more efficient work systems that produce higher quality products for my company. It was also very useful to be able to look back at my learning contracts when I was writing my application to become a Chartered Engineer." 
    Graham Cullen, Oceanographic Engineer, TechWorks Marine
  • "I found the CPD diploma excellent value for money. The teachers and staff at Engineers Ireland were very helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed the yearlong course. It was an opportunity to meet fellow engineers of my age and of different fields. It was a chance to discuss various topics and subjects. It developed my communication skills and confidence and I feel it added a great deal of strength to both my CV and to my working career." 
    Sarah Mackle, Project Engineer, Midland Automation Technology Ltd


  • "The CPD Diploma developed my skills and confidence in the following areas: leadership, communications and presentations. The programme has provided me a number of management tools that has increased my ability to effectively manage technical workshops. After completing the programme I was selected for promotion and the skills I learned allowed me to transition seamlessly into a more senior leadership role.
    Commandant Stephen O'Leary, Aeronautical Engineering Officer, Irish Air Corps

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.