The Engineers Ireland Future Professionals Programme, which aims to equip graduate engineers with essential skills needed in the 21st century, is now accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology, meaning successful participants will be awarded at Level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
The Future Professionals Programme was launched in 2011 to meet the core needs of engineering-led employers. “This initiative is a first-of-its-kind in Ireland in providing formal, blended and online learning for engineering graduates who wish to progress their careers and make a meaningful contribution to their workplace and society,” explained John Power, director general of Engineers Ireland.
“The underpinning ethos of the programme is to encourage the emergence and growth of T-shaped engineers who are strong in their chosen discipline but also adept at collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. This philosophy matches the 21st-century skills requirements of leading engineering organisation globally.”
Under the new partnership with DIT, engineers on the Graduate Transition strand of the programme can earn a CPD certificate in professional engineering (NFQ Level 9, 5 ECTS), while those participating in the 18-month Professional Progression strand can gain a CPD diploma in professional engineering (NFQ Level 9, 30 ECTS).