Civil engineering is the application of science to planning, design and construction for the benefit of society, while minimising environmental impact. Engineers are curious about how the world works. They enjoy solving problems and are creative and inventive people.
The BE Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering degree is particularly rewarding as engineers have excellent job prospects, both within engineering and in other careers such as management consultancy, software development and biomedical technology.
As part of your fundamental engineering training, you will use mathematics and science to solvepractical problems, acquire excellent IT skills, develop creativity through design projects and learn tocommunicate effectively as individuals and in teams.
The course includes lectures on engineering principles, laboratory classes, fieldwork, design projects and opportunities to study abroad. Our graduates have strong transferable skills including communication, teamwork, management, and leadership.
Year 1 Modules:
AM1021 & AM1022Mechanics I & II (5 credits each);
CE1003Engineering Structures (5 credits);
CE1005Engineering Computation and Problem Solving (5 credits);
CM1001Chemistry for Engineers (5 credits);
MA1011 & MA1012Mathematical Methods of Engineers I & II (5 credits each);
ME1001Engineering Materials (5 credits);
PE1006Professional Engineering Communication and Ethics (5 credits);
PY1006 & PY1007Physics for Engineers I & II (5 credits each)
EE1005Electrical and Electronic Systems (5 credits);
PE1003Introduction to Process and Chemical Engineering (5 credits);
NE1001Introduction to Energy Engineering (5 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Structural Design - Elements and Systems; Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods; Numerical Methods and Programming; Solid and Structural Mechanics; Fluids; Measurement and Surveying; Modelling and Visualisation; Heat and Mass Transfer; Engineering Thermodynamics; Mathematics for Engineering
Years 3 Modules:
Computer Aided Design; Solid & Structural Mechanics; Mechanics of Soils; Construction Project Management; Hydraulics; Geology for Engineers; Applied Probability and Statistics
EnvironmentalEngineering; Energy in Buildings; Information Modelling and Analysis; Materials and Sustainability; Sustainable Energy; Managment and Organisation; Enterprise Planning and Processes
Choose one of Four Streams continued to Year 4:
Structural Engineering and Construction; Environmental Engineering (Wet); Building Energy Engineering; IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Year 4 Modules:
Design Studio; Dissertation; Architecture and Planning; Structural Analysis; Geotechnical Engineering; Water and Wastewater Treatment
You will continue the chosen Stream from Year 3:
Design Studio (Structural); Design Studio (Environmental); Design Studio (Building Energy); Design Studio (Architecture, Engineering and Construction)
Civil Engineering Systems; Design Studio; Applied Elasticity; Transportation and Energy; Traffic and Highways; Environmental Hydrodynamics; Harbour and Coastal Engineering; Biomedical Design; Fire & Safety Engineering; Work Placement; Entrepreneurship Practice and Opportunity Recognition; Bridge Engineering; Entrepreneurial Business Start-ups
See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CK600CSE
Course Title: Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BE (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in one subject, H4 in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (if the H4 is in Applied Mathematics, a H6 in Mathematics is also required); O6/H7 passes in either three or four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate in Irish, English, Laboratory Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) or Technology, and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.
Entry Points: 490 in 2016. Points may vary from year to year.
Expected lecture hours:Lectures usually take place from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
Expected lab/practical hours:Laboratory classes and individual study are normally scheduled for the afternoons.
Field trips:Fieldwork and site visits are organised as necessary.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
The final degree grade is based on a weightedcombination of third and final-year marks.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made throught the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Further Contact Information
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
T: +353 (0)21 490 2128