Bachelor of Engineering Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

You will develop the ability to apply engineering and planning methods to the design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering structures and facilities. In doing this, you will gain both the academic and scientific capability to make a real contribution to modern construction operations.

The world of Civil Engineering has evolved to a point where all participants in this field are now part of an integrated process. If you want to engage with this process or ultimately drive it, then this course is right for you. As a graduate of this programme you are eligible to apply to join the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, which is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Have the opportunity to visits sate of the art civil engineering works and manufacturing facilities.
  • Work in computer labs using the latest 3D engineering modelling software
  • Test the properties of engineering material and soils using our suite of engineering laboratories and testing equipment.
  • Use modern GPS surveying equipment and related software applications
  • Apply management software applications to industry based projects.
  • Carry out analytical works through the long established links we have with companies and organisations in the midlands region.

What opportunities might it lead to?

With a degree in Civil Engineering you are open to a range of career opportunities in both the public and private sector. Whether it be in supervisory or design capacity, your specialist knowledge is of value to civil engineering contractors and civil/structural/environmental engineering consultants. Furthermore, national and local government agencies in areas of water supply, road/bridge design and maintenance, building regulations compliance and assessment of engineering material compliance all require graduates with the qualification standard this programme provided. In particular the emergence of Building Information Technology (BIM) as the cornerstone to all engineering projects means graduates can now pursue the career of BIM coordinator for companies operating on both the supply and delivery side of the engineering process.

Additional Information

The initial two years of the course is ran in tandem with our Level 6 programme in Civil Engineering. The balance of theory and practice gained over this period is reinforced with a more industry focused final year on this degree programme. In achieving this outcome the course provides the graduates with:

  • An understanding of the basic principles of fluid mechanics and hydraulic theory as applied to infrastructural works.
  • An introduction to construction management and quantity surveying practices and principles
  • The fundamentals of GIS for spatial analysis and environmental management
  • An understanding of the major components of business planning and management

Assessment Information

We place a lot of emphasis on student support and so we aim to provide a learning environment that is both stimulating and academically challenging, whilst also supporting your learning. You will encounter a range of teaching methods from lectures, practical’s, ICT sessions and laboratory exercises. The course is taught by experienced, Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineers, Geologists and Quantity Surveyors with a track record of success in many sectors of the civil engineering industry

We appreciate that different students have different learning styles and so we provide a range of assessment approaches to suit everybody. Here ae some of the ways we assess your work:

  • Mini-projects,
  • Presentations,
  • Group work,
  • Examinations,
  • Multiple-choice tests,
  • Quizzes,
  • Portfolio work.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Years
CAO Course Code:
Cut Off CAO Points:
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Civil Engineering & Trades
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade 06 at Ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI: Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable. Applicants to this programme are required, however, to have one specified mathematics module included in their award either module mathematics (5N1833) or Maths for IT (5N18396) or Maths for STEM (5N0556) or alternatively have Leaving Certificate mathematics.

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The AIT degree in civil engineering was developed to meet the needs of the modern day civil engineering industry. The programmes is designed to help create both a technical and managerial resource for the next generation of civil engineering companies operating both in Ireland and abroad, as well as meet the evolving requirements of a rapidly changes industry.

Designed in conjunction with both leading industry and academic experts, the programme is designed to meet the requirements of individuals looking to develop valued technical skills and knowledge, and to progress to managerial level within organisations operating in this sector of the economy.

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Course Structure

Year 1

The first year will introduce you to the fundamentals of civil engineering, providing you with a firm grounding on its underlying principles.

Core units in this year include:

  • Mathematics
  • Construction Technology and CAD
  • Engineering Science and Materials
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Learning to Learn and Computer Applications

Year 2

In year two your understanding of civil engineering gained in taken a step further. Focus is again placed on core competencies with each module content reflecting the increase in knowledge depth.

Core units in this year include:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics & Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Project & CAD
  • Surveying
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Materials

Year 3

Year three reinforces the learning that has taken place over the initial two years with a final year project and industry focused course material.

Core units in this year include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Hydraulics
  • Costing and Engineering Management
  • Project & CAD
  • Engineering Materials

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