Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (BE (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BE (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at University College Cork

Overview

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.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

Core

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)

Electives

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:

Core

Computer Aided Design; Solid & Structural Mechanics; Mechanics of Soils; Construction Project Management; Hydraulics; Geology for Engineers; Applied Probability and Statistics

Electives

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:

Core

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)

Electives:

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.

Fact File

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.

Course Practicalities

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.

Assessment

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.

Application Procedure

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.

Non-EU Applicants

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

E:civil@ucc.ie

W:http://www.ucc.ie/en/civileng/

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBE (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

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.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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