Future Professionals Series

Engineers Ireland's Future Professionals Series offers you structured advancement through three strands of intense and challenging professional development. Both the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering and CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering are accredited by the TU Dublin as Level 9 programmes on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Graduate training programme
CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering
This certificate allows graduate engineers to get to grips with the professional standards expected in engineering-led teams and organisations

Details

The programme has six modules that will equip you with the relevant soft skills to adapt and thrive in the modern day, multi-disciplinary engineering workplace. Each module is supplemented by assignments and learning contract agreements, which are designed to allow you to apply the learnings from the classroom to your workplace. This allows for a measurable and verifiable improvement in competence.

Award

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

Duration

Six months (part-time) – approximately one weekday (9am-5pm) per month

Modules

•    Essential Skills of a Future Professional

•    Time Management and Organisational Skills

•    Communication and Presentation Skills

•    Technical Report Writing

•    An Introduction to Project Management

•    Innovations in Excel for Engineers

Fee

€1,550

Testimonials

Killian Burke, Business Analyst, DePuy Synthes

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.

Aisling Smith, Graduate Engineer, ESB

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.

Colm de Búrca, Engineering Development Manager, ESB

Engineer’s Ireland’s CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering programme is a great way to equip young graduate engineers with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that we require of Professional Engineers at ESB. The feedback from our graduates, who participate in the programme, is always positive and the programme plays an important part in building broad engineering competency to prepare young graduates for their future career and on towards achieving Chartered Engineer status. The courses are delivered by expert tutors and there is always a high level of engagement which helps to create a strong learning environment.

Future leaders, future managers
CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering
This diploma is a 12-month programme aimed at engineers looking to take on leadership and management roles

Details

This stand-alone Diploma programme has been designed to address gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours across technology management, business acumen and engineering execution. The 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 which are supplemented with post component assignments. The programme is rounded out by the inclusion of a team project that spans the duration of the programme.

Award

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

Duration

12 months (part-time) – approximately two weekdays (9am-5pm) per month

Modules

•    Engineering project management

•    Effective leadership: analysis to action

•    Lean principles, contract delivery and resilience management for engineers

•    Finance, risk analysis and advanced presentation skills

•    Strategic execution - team project

Fee

€4,750

Testimonials

Dave Linehan, Chartered Engineer, Senior Lead Engineer, EirGrid

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.

Teresa Myskow-Sypniewska, Assistant Project Manager, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

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.

Engineers Ireland
CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering & Biopharmaceutical Operations
This programme was developed for engineers who are committed to advancing their competences and are seeking an introduction to the world of Biopharmaceutical Operations

Details

This programme is a variant of Engineers Ireland’s long running CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering, with the addition of a module focussing on Biopharmaceutical Operations. This module will cover topics like Cleanroom Operations, Facility Design, as well as Upstream and Downstream Processing. 

Training days relating to this module will be delivered at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training’s facility in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The remaining modules of the programme will be delivered in Engineers Ireland’s training facility in Dublin 4.

Award

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

Duration

12 months (part-time) – approximately two weekdays (9am-5pm) per month

Modules

•    Engineering project management

•    Effective leadership: analysis to action 

•    Overview of biopharmaceutical operations 

•    Finance, risk analysis and advanced presentation skills

•    Strategic execution- team project

Fee

€4,750

                                                   
Upcoming dates
Next CPD Diploma due to start in January 2019. CPD Certificate dates are to be announced.