CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering - NQF Level 9, 5 ECTS
The transition from University or college life to the world of work requires substantial application and attention. This stand-alone Level 9 CPD Certificate programme (which is accredited by TU Dublin) has been specifically designed in partnership with leading employers to allow recent graduates (up to 12 months out) to get to grips quicker with the professional standards expected of those working in engineering-led teams and organisations.
Participants will understand what is expected of them, how they should behave and what they can do to accelerate their professional development and career prospects. This CPD Certificate programme will run solely via virtual classrooms with further information regarding platform delivery and online specifications made available later.
The CPD Certificate programme equates to one TU Dublin module and is delivered on a part-time basis comprising six mandatory module components, approximately one weekday per month, for six months. Each module component is supplemented by pre & post component assignments and learning contract agreements.
The unique teaching and learning methodologies that are used during the CPD Certificate programme include:
Online Learning Management System - Engineers Ireland’s virtual learning environment allows self-paced learning with particular emphasis on materials which can prime participants to get the most from the classroom sessions and then provide exercises, materials and recommended readings after formal class time.
Expert Tutors - all tutors have been selected for their industry expertise, their acknowledged contribution to the profession of engineering and/or their unique knowledge at the forefront of a chosen field.
Workplace Mentoring - each student is supported by a workplace mentor to guide and optimise their learning.
Team-Based Learning - a dozen or more engineers from different organisations of different sizes from different sectors will take part in each class.
Learning Contract Agreements - these are used to ensure the transfer of learning from each module component to the workplace in a manner that allows for a measurable and verifiable improvement in competence.