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Civil Structural Engineering

CPD - Civil & Structural Engineering

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2023
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5031
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Online
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module will provide an insight into the chemical and physical changes to Portland and limestone cements as well as supplementary cementitious materials as they hydrate over time. The students will learn about the chemistry of cement manufacture, the clinker phases and the precipitation of hydrate phases over time. The module will include thermodynamic cement hydration modelling and other numerical analysis to better understand lecture material.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content 
  • Cement production and chemistry
  • Chemical phases of cement
  • Phase dissolution
  • Hydration product precipitation
  • Introduction to thermodynamic analysis of cement
  • Modelling of cement hydration
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 2.

  • Semester 2: January - May, Thursday 4-6pm.
Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5027
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

The infrastructure that enables the global economy to grow and which communities rely on must be sustainable. Within the “developed world” large parts of the existing infrastructure assets were originally built during the 19th century. They were designed, constructed and operated for a different climate. Within the “developing world” climate change is affecting crop cycles, water resources and disaster risk management. In order to adapt to this changing environment, our traditional engineering approach to design needs to be radically altered. This module will seek to develop new skills and expertise in adapting infrastructure. 

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Climate Change Science
  • Removal Mechanisms in Water and Used Water Management
  • Hybrid Infrastructure
  • The Circular Economy of Water
  • Resilience Networks
  • Vulnerability Analysis
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 2.

  • Semester 2: January - May, Tuesday 4-6pm.
Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: 01 January 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2022
  • Module fee: €375
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5018
  • Level: NFQ Level 7
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Undergraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: una.beagon@tudublin.ie
Overview

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to various BIM technologies and workflows used by design teams in design and documentation of buildings. To introduce students to technology for creating a 3D digital building model and creating 2D drawings used in the documentation of a project.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students should have a working knowledge or contemporary drawing software such as AutoCAD or REVIT.

Course Content

On completion of the module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the BIM workflow process in the context of a structural engineer
  • Identify the benefits of BIM collaboration across the design team
  • List the various BIM technologies used today and highlight uses of each
  • Interpret sketch and CAD designs for creation of a BIM project
  • Set up grids and levels
  • Control graphic representation in Revit views and use parameters in Revit
  • Construct and edit building elements
  • Create 2D drawings from the 3D digital building model
Schedule

Classes take place on Mondays from 6-10pm in Bolton Street.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: 01 September 2022
  • Teaching commences: September 2022
  • Module fee: €375
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5019 
  • Level: NFQ Level 7
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Undergraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: una.beagon@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module introduces the student to a typical workflow between an architect and structural engineer in a BIM environment. The module builds on skills learned in Collaborative Working (including BIM) in Civil and Structural Engineering I.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students should have a working knowledge or contemporary drawing software such as AutoCAD or REVIT and a Level 6 qualification in Civil Engineering.

Course Content

On completion of the module the learner will be able to:

  • Create Revit structures model from architectural information and structural sketches
  • Coordinate structural model with architectural information
  • Export 3D Revit model to BIM compatible analysis package
  • Carry out analysis of structure in analysis package
  • Interrogate results of analysis
  • Update structural scheme in Revit based on outcomes of analysis
  • Communicate results to other
  • Communicate coordination issues to others
Schedule

Classes take place on Mondays from 9am – 1pm in Bolton Street.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: September 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5023 
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module introduces the student to Energy infrastructure concerns energy production, transmission and storage. Robust, efficient and cost-effective infrastructure is crucial for the functioning of integrated national, all-island and European markets and to help meet climate and energy targets. Ireland needs to modernise and expand its energy network to adapt to new renewable sources.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Context: national, all-island and European.
  • Energy sustainability concepts
  • Production technologies
  • Distribution technologies
  • Energy storage
  • The future of energy infrastructure
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 1.

Semester 1: September - December, Tuesday 4-6pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: September 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5020
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award:  CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom & Online
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module provides students with a sound theoretical basis and an understanding of finite element theory so they can use it to solve practical problems including thermal transport, hydraulic systems, fluid flow, electromagnetism, electrical networks and civil engineering with worked examples throughout. It will also demonstrate how it has been used in aeronautical, biomedical and automotive applications.

The coursework will use computational software to analyse real problems and will demonstrate how the theoretical aspects are used in practice. Other software currently available for other applications will also be introduced.

The module will also include one or more guest lectures by experts who have successfully applied the finite element method to real-world problems. This will allow the student to see the potential of the method away from the classroom.

Through a sound theoretical basis, students will be able to apply the method to solve computational problems

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • Model set-up
  • Variational, Virtual work and Weighted Residual (Galerkin) Methods
  • Shape Functions
  • Structural beams, frames and truss analysis
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Fluid flow in porous media and through hydraulic networks
  • Electrical networks, electromagnetism and electrostatics
  • Applications
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 1.

Semester 1: September - December, Monday 6-8pm

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2023
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5030
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Online 
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

The aim of this module is to apply the basic principles and properties of geo-material to the safe design of shallow and deep foundation. The students will also learn to plan a site investigation in order to determine the soil properties and profile.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Introduction to geotechnical design and review of key concepts
  • Ground investigation
  • Shallow foundations
  • Deep foundations.
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 2.

Semester 2: January - May, Monday 6-8pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences:  September 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5021
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module introduces the student to the main infrastructural topics which will be addressed in the programme and highlights their economic, social and environmental impacts. Key tools for estimating and understanding these impacts are outlined before issues of sustainability are discussed for each infrastructural group: water; energy; transport; and structures. The module highlights the global, national and regional contexts for the sustainability debate and presents current state of the art and possible future trends in each area. Material is addressed at a high level, with more detailed design and planning left to individual modules.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Importance of water, energy and transport
  • Assessment tools and concepts
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Structures
  • ICT including BIM
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 1.

Semester 1: September - December, Thursday 6-8pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: September 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5022
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Online
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module will introduce students to advanced topics in traffic management & road safety, such as the concepts involved in determining measures relating to the management and control of traffic in an urban environment.

It will also introduce students to the process involved to analyse and evaluate road safety problems to determine appropriate remedial measures. Students will demonstrate competence through a mixture of group exercises and projects. The aim of this module is to allow students to develop the necessary skills to identify the most appropriate measures to implement for either traffic management or road safety for a given site

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Introduction to Behaviour Change Theory
  • Introduction to Environmental Psychology and Urban Design
  • Introduction to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Role of Public Transport in Traffic Management
  • Urban Street Networks
  • Urban Street Design
  • Shared Parking Principles
  • Collision statistics, road safety programs, major barriers to improvement
  • Interrogation of road safety strategies
  • Introduction to the evaluation- quality, methods and assessment of road safety schemes
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Forecast traffic demand using statistical techniques
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 1.

Semester 1: September - December, Monday 4-6pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications:  September 2022
  • Teaching commences: September 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5024
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module introduces the student to the characteristics of transportation supply and demand and the policies which inform transportation choices. The modelling of urban transportation systems is discussed, with a focus on the need to reduce overall volumes using demand management techniques. The concept of mobility management will be focussed on. Use of the VISSIM simulation model will form a central part of the module

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Transportation planning techniques
  • The importance of land use planning to the transport planning and modelling process
  • Direct effect of transportation policies on the planning and modelling process Derivation of travel
  • patterns using quantitative methods
  • Transportation policies within Ireland, the UK and US.
  • Urban Design as stated within the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS)
  • The importance of parking policies to a sustainable transportation policy
  • Interaction between governance and Transport Planning
  • Quantitative measures used to measure the performance of a transportation network
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 1.

Semester 1: September - December, Thursday 3-6pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2023
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5029
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

This module is intended to develop the learner’s understanding of the dynamic properties of structures and how these properties influence the response of the structure subjected to dynamic loading.

The module provides the learner with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to determine the response of a structure due to dynamic loading scenarios such as ground motion from earthquakes and situations where vibration is a serviceability problem.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Introduction to SDOF and MDOF systems:
  • Introduction to Ground Vibrations: Earthquakes
  • Introduction to Vibration Serviceability
  • The use of computer programmes, such as Matlab, Ansys etc, will be utilised throughout the syllabus.
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 2.

Semester 2: January - May, Wednesday 6-8pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: September 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5025
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

It is desired, in modern construction, that natural light is utilised as much as possible, this results in large open span office with glazed facades. To accommodate this, buildings are becoming more slender with lighter material being utilised. A consequence of lighter open structures is an increased risk of sway and instability.

Designers today need to be aware of the importance of stability checks to ensure their structures meet all requirements, while maintaining an economic, safe and environmentally sustainable structure.

This module aims to develop the learner’s understanding of structural behaviour, through the study of structural stability with focus on the cause of structural failures, sway sensitivity, buckling and nonlinear failure.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Introduction to Stability Concepts
  • Stability Systems
  • Elastic Stability
  • Buckling Lengths
  • Second Order Analysis
  • Lateral Torsional Buckling
  • Non-linearity failure
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 1.

Semester 1: September - December, Tuesday 6-8pm.

Module Title: Waste and Environmental Management Systems

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2023
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5028
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Online
  • Location:  Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

The European Waste Management Hierarchy highlighted the need for a rationalised system of waste management, focussing on the concept of sustainability by moving away from disposal-only options and encouraging ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. Waste management planning is a complex issue, with difficulties in balancing strategies and treatment technologies from the viewpoint of economics and environmental impacts. This module aims to provide learners with the advanced knowledge and skills required to meet the increasingly complex requirements of the waste management sector. Along with class-based learning, design & modelling tools, in-depth review of modern case studies and interaction with industry professionals will be used in the delivery of this module. The module will cover waste reduction strategies, ‘zero-waste’ protocols, waste auditing, waste management strategies, waste treatment technologies and waste diversion options. This will allow the learner to develop new skills and expertise in adapting infrastructure to create marketable engineering skills and solutions suitable for use nationally and internationally.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Waste Management Policy
  • Waste Legislation
  • Waste Management Strategy
  • Zero-Waste Protocols
  • Modern waste treatment techniques and options
  • Innovation in Waste Management
  • Design Workshop
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 2.

Semester 2: January - May, Monday 4-6pm.

Application Details
  • Closing date for applications: September 2022
  • Teaching commences: January 2022
  • Module fee: €435
Module Details
  • TU Code: TU5026
  • Level: NFQ Level 9
  • Award: CPD Certificate
  • Duration: 1 Semester / 12 weeks
  • Course type: Postgraduate
  • Mode of Study: Part time
  • Method of Delivery: Classroom
  • Location: Bolton Street
  • Contact: niall.holmes@tudublin.ie
Overview

Water resources management of a river basin is vitally important for sustainable development. Therefore, the aim of this module is to provide the students with advanced scientific knowledge required to design strategic water resources management plans for both water quantity and water quality in a river basin. To achieve this aim, basic principles of water resources management and relevant legislations and regulations will be firstly introduced to students. Then the impact of climate and land use changes on water resources and the methods to incorporate such impacts on future water resources management plans will be illustrated. Lastly several hydrological and water quality models used to design any water quantity and water quality management plan will be presented. In this aspect a particular focus is directed towards the use of the rainfall–runoff models and the river flow routing models in solving complex river basin flooding problems and the use of the groundwater models in addressing groundwater management problems.

Minimum Entry Requirements

An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

Course Content
  • Evolution of river basin management
  • Water quality and flood legislations
  • Principles of integrated sustainable river basin management
  • Characteristics of water resources systems
  • Hydrological impacts of land use changes on water quantity and quality
  • Impact of adaptation strategies of future climate change on water resources
  • Role of hydrological and diffuse and point sources pollution transport modelling in water resources management
  • Application of optimisation techniques in water resources management 
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Runoff processes: Infiltration/saturation-excess overland flow
  • Hydrograph routing: Reservoir and river routing, Erosion and sediment transport processes, Diffuse and point sources pollution transport modelling, hydrology
Schedule

This module runs for 12 weeks in Semester 2.

Semester 2: January - May, Wednesday 4-6pm.