BEng in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of EngineeringCivil Engineering

Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        200 - 415
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What do Civil Engineers do?

Civil engineers create, improve and protect the environment in which we live. They plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, dams, irrigation projects, power plants, wind turbines and water and sewerage systems.
Civil engineers also do lots of other things like finding clever ways of recycling our waste, and finding solutions to problems like pollution.
Civil engineers are creative people who solve problems. They come up with lots of ideas and then turn them into real things for people around the world to use.

What is the BEng in Civil Engineering course?

The BEng in Civil Engineering is a three year degree course, which prepares graduates to find employment as Civil Engineering Technicians in the Built Environment. Civil engineering technicians typically do the following:
•    Read and review project drawings and plans to determine the sizes of structures
•    Confer with engineers about preparing plans
•    Use computer aided design software under the charge of engineers
•    Evaluate pre-construction field conditions
•    Observe project sites and evaluate contractors’ work to detect problems with a design
•    Test construction materials and soil samples in laboratories
•    Help to ensure that project construction conforms to design specifications and applicable codes
•    Develop plans and estimate costs for constructing systems and operating facilities
•    Prepare reports and document project activities and data
•    Collect data and prepare analyses
•    Set up and help maintain project files and records
•    Carry out total station and GPS surveys

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Surveying 1Surveying 2
Civil & Structural GraphicsCivil Engineering BIM
Civil Engineering Mathematics 1Civil Engineering Mathematics 2
Statics & DynamicsStructural Mechanics
Civil Engineering TechnologyMaterials Technology 1
Communications & Study SkillsEngineering Science
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Soil MechanicsSurveying 3
Civil Engineering BIM 2Intro to Project Management
Civil Engineering Mathematics 3Civil & Structural Draughting
Design of Structures 1Fluid Mechanics
Management for Civil EngineersDesign of Structures 2
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Design of Structures 3Energy Performance of Buildings
Surveying 4Project
Research SkillsCivil Engineering Mathematics 5
Construction Health & SafetyStructural Analysis 1
Civil Engineering Mathematics 4Civil Engineering Technology
ELECTIVEEnvironmental Engineering 1

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

Students who have completed the BEng in Civil Engineering have found  employment areas such as:

  • Civil Engineering technicians find employment with:

  • Local authorities

  • Civil engineering contractors

  • Consulting engineers

  •  Government departments

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