University of Limerick, Professional EducationDoctorate – Engineering (DEng)

Doctorate – Engineering (DEng)

Limerick City, Nationwide
4 Years
Blended Learning, Online Courses - Distance Learning
Booking Date: 12/2023
Start Date: 01/2024

Course description

Award: NFQ Level 10 Major Award

This qualification is aimed at those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. The DEng acknowledges that significant research takes place within the practitioner’s workplace, therefore, the context for this DEng programme is the practitioner workplace and the focus is on solving real-world problems faced in the daily work-place.

The DEng programme will equip students with a diverse knowledge of technology principals, disruptive inventions and new designs, processes and techniques, as well as substantial knowledge at the cutting edge of industry and the forefront of academic research.  Through problem-solving, heuristics, theory of inventive problem solving, technical analysis and critical evaluation, apprentices will gain the ability to significantly contribute to the creative process.

The aim of a Doctorate programme is to produce a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a DEng, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. The DEng acknowledges that significant research takes place within the practitioner’s workplace. Candidates are required to make a contribution to both theory and practice in their field, and to develop professional practice by making a contribution to (professional) knowledge.

This programme is for professionals who wish to:

  • Evaluate the relevance of current and emerging theories and practices within your area.
  • Formulate effective solutions to complex, real-world problems common to your field.
  • Apply current research to practical problems in the workplace.
  • Design rigorous research that expands the professional body of knowledge in your field.

This four year programme is structured for blended delivery of online learning and face to face sessions which minimizes time ‘off the job’. You must successfully completed the qualifier module (PP8001) to be offered a place on the PDEng.

Entry Requirements:

  • Candidates would typically hold a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant area and five years’ experience.
  • The successful completion of the Qualifier module (Professional Portfolio PP8001) prior to being offered a place on the programme.

Start dates:                                                                                                                                                 Qualifier Module: January                                  Doctorate Programme: May

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