Engineering graduates: fancy a scholarship to pay 75pc of your CPD fees? €5k fund on offer

8 Aug 2013

Engineers Ireland has just announced its annual CPD (continuing professional development) scholarship programme. The scholarship competition will have a fund exceeding €5,000 for two engineering graduates to cover 75pc of their post-graduate fees for either a certificate or diploma course in professional engineering. Both courses are accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

The catch is that graduate engineers must be members of Engineers Ireland to apply for either of the two bursaries. Such graduates must also have a track record of achievement in the engineering space, with the scope to strengthen their engineering skills even further, to apply for the funding.

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Aidan Harney, a CPD director at Engineers Ireland, told Siliconrepublic.com this morning that the total value of the bursaries on offer for 2013/14 for graduate engineers will be in excess of €5,000.

It’s the third year in a row that Engineers Ireland has run the CPD scholarship scheme. Harney said it is part of the engineering body’s mission to continue supporting the growth and development of some of Ireland’s most talented young engineers, especially in these lean economic times.

Interested graduate engineers can now apply to be in with a chance of obtaining CPD scholarship places to fund 75pc of the total fees associated with completing either the CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering, a six-month part-time course, or the CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering, an 18-month part-time programme.

Harney said that once engineers complete the two courses they will get post-graduate awards at Level 9 on the Irish national framework of qualifications.

To apply, engineers must complete and return an application form. A shortlist of applicants may be interviewed by phone or face-to-face, according to Engineers Ireland.

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Carmel Doyle
By Carmel Doyle

JournalistCarmel was a long-time reporter with Siliconrepublic.com. She reported on clean tech, innovation and start-ups, covering everything from renewable energy to electric vehicles, the smart grid, nanotech, space exploration, university spin-outs and technology transfer.

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