Professional Engineering (Finance)

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Professional Engineering (Finance)

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module will provide engineering students with the key Accounting and Finance principles they will require
    as professional engineers. Topics will include Financial Accounting conventions, statements of accounting
    practice. The concepts of accruals, prepayments and depreciation, accounting for R&D. Analysing financial
    statements (ratio analysis) for Key Performance Indicators. The role of Management Accounting for Engineers to
    support decision-making. Production costs, the role of technology and cost behaviours. Project costing /
    tendering, and Project Accounting. Capital budgeting and project selection criteria. Cashflow, liquidity and
    the management of working capital.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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