Engineering for Climate Action (P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
50 Places


This full-time or part-time Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9) targets individuals who have recently taken up, or wish to transition into, positions of responsibility for sustainability and climate action, either within an existing organisation or as part of a newly formed company delivering organisational support in this area.
This blended-learning* Postgraduate programme will provide students with the knowledge and experience to effectively respond to the climate and biodiversity emergency and make a sustainable impact at an individual, organisational and national level.
The course will empower graduates to define balanced solutions to support a low-carbon and resilient future, whilst maximising the value in the life cycle of finite global resources from efficient consumption through to environmental management. The primary goal of the programme is to develop graduates with complementary technical and non-technical skills achieved through experts from engineering, business and psychology providing unique contributions towards climate action. A core focus of the programme is to support climate action measures in key areas of energy and resource pathways in transport, the built environment  and industry through informed and innovative climate action.

The Postgraduate Diploma carries 60 ECTS. Candidates take 7** taught core modules in total, taken over one or two years. Applicants will be expected to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree at 2.1 or above, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), architecture, or a related cognate discipline. Well-qualified candidates or industry professionals from other numerate disciplines who have sufficient knowledge of engineering or science, may also be considered for admissions purposes subject to the decision of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

This multidisciplinary course will create experts that can develop, implement and assess climate action measures, and in doing so deliver technological, social and organisational solutions which help achieve sustainable development goals.
* Blended learning includes a combination of module delivery modes, as either (i) fully online delivery, or (ii) blended with live face-to-face sessions and simultaneously online access recording.
** In the part-time programme, students take 30 ECTS in both years. This equates to 5 modules in Year 1 and the two remaining modules in Year 2.

Career Opportunities 

Graduates of this course will have high levels of specialisation necessary to analyse and design solutions to pressing global issues such as global warming, transportation and ensuring sustainable food and water supplies. They will be capable of advancing their career in a wide range of fields, including energy engineering, environmental engineering and waste recycling. Graduates can also progress into areas such as research and innovation in the field of sustainability and environmental engineering.

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Study Engineering for Climate Action (P.Grad.Dip.) at Trinity

Dr. Julie Clarke and Dr. John Gallagher give an overview of the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering for Climate Action at Trinity College Dublin.

Course Details

Number of Places

50 Places

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Assistant Professor Julie Clarke

Course Director

Assistant Professor John Gallagher

Closing Date

31st July 2023

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the course is competitive. Applicants will be expected to have an Honours Bachelor’s degree at 2.1 or above, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), architecture, or a related cognate discipline.

Course Fees

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