Professional Doctorate - Qualifier Module | CPE

Professional Doctorate - Qualifier Module


This module aims to introduce students to the requirements of a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PD. Eng).  It is aimed at those who have an interest in starting doctoral level studies related to their professional practice.
During this module students will prepare a comprehensive reflective portfolio and research application which they will present to the Professional Doctorate Panel (research panel both academic and industrial, potential supervisors, etc.) with the aim of beginning the PD. Eng in 2019.
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The module involves a reflective component exploring to the following:
What is a professional doctorate? How to develop a professional portfolio? What is knowledge - academic and professional knowledge? Philosophy of research. Professional development. The Engineer as a Professional. Delivering a unique contribution to professional knowledge.  Identification and assessment of on-going research within their profession; Engineering Ethics, Engineers in Society, Responsibility in Engineering
Participants will be required to identify a problem that is significant to their industry or profession to propose an appropriate approach to solving this problem.  This problem definition will form the basis of a submission to the Postgraduate Research Committee for approval for entry onto the Professional Doctorate in Engineering programme.
Module Delivery:
The module will be delivered during a 1-day workshop followed by support sessions (one-to-one, group, on-campus or online as necessary), to develop a reflective portfolio and a Postgraduate Research Committee application.  The module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

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If you want to apply for this module, please print and complete the link-in application form and return, with full fee and passport photo, to the address below.
Fee €250. Cheques / Bank Drafts / Postal Orders to be made payable to the University of Limerick.
If you are being sponsored, please enclosed the following details for invoicing purposes:
Contact person's name, telephone and email address and postal address.
Return Address:
Graduate & Professional Studies
ER1-030, Engineering Research Building,
University of Limerick
Please email
Course Directors: Brian Fitzgerald and Sean Moore



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