MSc in Sustainability, Technology & Innovation
Full time - DT713
Dr. Gareth O’Donnell
Mechanical and Transport Engineering
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1
T: +353 1 402 2915
Full Time - 2 years
Closing date for Autumn start applications is mid-July and for Spring start applications is Friday 16th November 2012.
January 2013 & September 2013
In March 2009 an application for EU & U.S. Atlantis funding for the development and implementation of a transatlantic dual master’s degree in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation was submitted by DIT to the Atlantis funding agency EACEA of the EU. This application was coordinated by Dr. Mike Murphy and Mr. Donal McHale of DIT, and was developed in collaboration with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Spain and Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. Funding was granted in August 2009 and lasts for four years, covering both transatlantic student and faculty (staff) mobility, and also some administrative costs.
This Master’s programme (DT713) is a fulltime programme consisting of one semester at each European institution and two semesters at Purdue University. General plans of study are used to design the specific plan of study for each student. Each specific plan of study is agreed upon by the academic programme committee, made up of one representative from each institution, and the individual student. Along with modules in the thematic areas of sustainability, technology and innovation, students will also engage in Spanish/English language and cultural learning activities. Students must accumulate 120 ECTS credits through successful engagement in their agreed plan of study to be eligible to receive the two awards mentioned below.
- Enhanced capability with research & development
- Global perspectives on technology, technology management & sustainability
- Innovation and related process skills
- Awareness of, and capability with, entrepreneurship procedures
- Enhanced cross cultural communication & professional effectiveness
- Graduate level of technological expertise in one or more technology fields
One semester at DIT Bolton St., Kevin St. and Aungier St., one semester at UPC Barcelona-Tech, Spain and two semesters at Purdue University, U.S.A.
Timetable / Hours
Timetables and contact hours depend on the agreed specific plan of study.
- be citizens of the European Union or third-country nationals who had been legal residents in the European Union for at least three years (and for the purpose other than study).
- hold an Honours Degree (NQF level 8) in a relevant discipline at an award grade of no less than 2.2 or equivalent.
- have no impediment to acquiring an appropriate visa to allow transatlantic mobility.
DIT MSc in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation and a Purdue University MS in Technology on successful completion of this master’s programme.
Sustainability related positions within Engineering and Built Environment industries and research facilities including engineering design (all disciplines), renewable energy technologies, construction, architectural technology, BIM, spatial planning, sustainability measurement and reporting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it necessary to have both English and Spanish before starting the programme?
No. Second language support is provided as part of the programme. However, all students starting through DIT in Autumn will be in UPC Barcelona-Tech in the immediately following Spring and would therefore need to have a reasonable level of Spanish language ability on starting the programme. Students starting at DIT in Spring will spend their second and third semesters at Purdue University and therefore have more time to build their Spanish language skills. Consequently, applicants with poor or no Spanish language skills will only be considered for a Spring start.
Is there a part-time version of this programme?
Is this programme only suitable for Engineering graduates from DIT?
No. This programme has been designed so as to suit Engineering graduates, Built Environment graduates and Applied Science graduates, and it is open for applications from DIT graduates and graduates from other third level institutions, all of which must meet the Entry Requirements detailed above.
Programme Fees (Based on academic year 11/12)
€7,000 in total for all tuition and capitation. (Note: Some other small fees may also apply)
More information can be found at: http://stims-info.com/
Contact Gareth (contact details above) if you are interested in joining this programme.
Attention: This action has received funding from the European Community through its EACEA agency. Sole responsibility lies with the author, and the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.
EU Fees for 2012/2013*
*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change
For full-time postgraduate fees for 2012/13 click here
For part-time postgraduate fees for 2012/13 click here
For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding