Taught course

Highway and Geotechnical Engineering

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year postgraduate course is designed to enable
graduate engineers obtain a sound knowledge of important
aspects of highway, traffic and geotechnical engineering.
The course is particularly suited to engineers involved in
the provision, preservation and operation of highways, but
it is open to all those holding a degree or equivalent in Civil
Engineering or any other relevant branch of engineering.
The topics covered include: transportation economics;
highway planning and programming and route selection;
survey methods and instrumentation; computer applications
in local authorities; construction law; transportation
modelling; theory of traffic flow; impacts of road traffic
facilities; traffic: methods for planning, capacity analysis and
design; traffic control and management; design of flexible
and concrete pavements; pavement maintenance and
rehabilitation; surface and sub-surface drainage; bridge design
and management; quality assurance plans for road schemes;
descriptions of soils and rocks; earthworks technology;
stability of fills, slope stability; construction of embankments
on soft ground; procurement of civil engineering works; road
asset management plans; environmental impact assessment.
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening and Saturday
morning each week throughout the two semesters
(September to April).

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Jim McElvaney
+353-1-896 4258