Postgraduate Diploma in
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering for Climate Action Trinity College Dublin
This Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9) offers a unique opportunity to transform the applicant’s skill set through a multidisciplinary program with a core engineering lens. The blended-learning program will provide students with the knowledge and experience to effectively respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency and make a sustainable impact at an individual, organizational and national level.
This program will target individuals who have recently taken up, or wish to transition into, positions with responsibility for sustainability and climate action initiatives, either within an existing organization or as part of a newly formed company delivering organizational support in this area. The course is positioned within the climate change – circular economy nexus and will help define balanced solutions to support a secure and low-carbon energy future, whilst maximizing the value in the life cycle of finite global resources from efficient consumption through to environmental management. The primary goal of the program is to develop graduates with complementary technical and non-technical skills achieved through experts from engineering, business, and psychology providing unique contributions to the program. This will represent a core focus of the program, to support climate action measures that go beyond the status quo in key areas of energy and resource pathways in transport, buildings, and industry through informed and innovative actions.
The Postgraduate Diploma carries 60 ECTS. Candidates take 6 taught core modules. Applicants will be expected to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree at 2.1 or above, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), architecture, or a related cognate discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of engineering or science may also be considered for admissions purposes subject to the decision of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
This multidisciplinary course will create experts that can develop, implement and assess climate action measures, and in doing so deliver technological, social, and organizational solutions which help achieve sustainable development goals.