The diploma is accepted by Engineers Ireland as fulfilling criterion no. 2 (Knowledge of Law and Contract Procedure) for admission to the IEI list of conciliators. This Diploma has also been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting the requirements for continuing professional development. Accreditation has also been given for Part II status of membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April) with some lectures and workshop sessions scheduled for Friday afternoons. In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to participate in workshops, which comprise a major part of the course and involve coursework to be submitted as part of the students' assessment.
Two three-hour examinations are held on two Saturdays in April/May. Each of these constitutes one third of the overall assessment. Coursework, which is done throughout the year, accounts for the remaining one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each examination paper and each coursework assignment
Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.
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An honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification (B.Sc. Surveying will be considered if the candidate is working in an engineering environment). The number of places on this Diploma course is limited, and applications are assessed based on academic qualifications, together with the number of years of relevant experience. A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course.
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