Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Civil Engineering

Course Overview

  • 2

    Years

  • 8

    Level

  • Addon

    Course

Why take this course?

Civil engineering is a diverse, challenging and rewarding career. Civil engineers have the opportunity to work in a broad spectrum of roles, including design, construction and management of a diverse range of typically large projects, contributing to the development of societies and economies.

These include renewable energy infrastructure, water and coastal structures, bridges, tunnels, roads, rail, airports and major buildings.

Civil engineers are at the forefront of meeting the challenges of climate change by developing sustainable materials and
construction methods, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, and developing structures such as flood defences, green/passive buildings, energy
harvesting plants, etc. This means that the industry is fast-moving and evolving rapidly.

The programme in AIT is delivered by a committed, highly qualified faculty with up to date industrial experience and a growing reputation for excellence in research, meaning you will be exposed to the very latest developments in the field.

What will I experience?

This programme offers a rich learning experience in state of the art facilities. You will build on earlier studies and experience to delve further into areas of structures, materials, geotechnics, water, management, traffic and environmental engineering.

Modules are delivered in an exciting and challenging blend of tutorials, laboratories and lectures. Assessment is broad-based, employing reports, design projects, presentations, posters, interviews, exams, etc.

Integral to the programme is an Industrial Placement, which offers invaluable experience, while research projects can be conducted alongside postgraduates and research active staff/companies. Several have led to papers being published in journals and presented at international conferences.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Following the recent downturn in the Irish and global economies, there is now a high demand for civil engineers, leading to excellent opportunities with attractive starting salaries both at home and abroad.

Graduates may find roles in either the private or public sector, involving the design, management and construction of large-scale projects, including energy infrastructure, water, coastal structures, bridges, tunnels, roads, rail, airports and major buildings.

Graduates may also pursue further studies by completing taught programmes or undertaking research masters or PhD projects.

This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland and therefore recognised throughout the world by professional engineering bodies.

Additional Information

Accreditation:

As a graduate of this Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, you are eligible to apply to Engineers Ireland to use the registered professional title of Chartered Engineer.

Assessment Information

​Assessment is broad-based, with almost 60% continuous assessment. Continuous assessment comprises design projects, laboratory practicals, case studies, interviews, presentations, poster presentations, thesis, exams, etc.

Course Details

Course Duration:
2 Years
Course Award:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Dept of Civil, Construction & Mineral Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have achieved an overall Merit 2 (50 – 59%) or higher in a Level 7 BEng Civil Engineering course or equivalent.

They must also have obtained 70% or higher in ordinary degree level Mathematics module or a pass in Bridging Mathematics to bring the student to the requisite standard. Bridging Mathematics is offered to students by AIT.

Note:

For those who have not achieved 70% in the final (award) year of their Level 7 Course, a week-long bridging maths course will be held in AIT in late August with an exam at the end of the week. A pass (40%) in this exam will qualify as meeting the Mathematics Entry Requirement for the course.

Course Structure

Year 1

Year 1 Semester 1

Engineering Mathematics 4.1, Hydraulics 4.1, Structural Analysis 4.1, Structural Design 4.1, Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics,
Mechanics of Solids 4.1

Year 1 Semester 2

Engineering Mathematics 4.2, Hydraulics 4.2, Structural Analysis 4.2, Structural Design 4.2, Engineer in Society, Research Methodology

Year 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Industrial Experience & Professional Communications, Project, Mechanics of Solids 5.1, Geotechnical Engineering, Highway Design, Traffic Engineering

Year 2 Semester 2

Scheme Design, Environmental Engineering, Foundation
Engineering, Numerical Methods, Construction Management

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

Graduates may find roles in either the private or public sector, involving the design, management and construction of large-scale projects, including energy infrastructure, water, coastal structures, bridges, tunnels, roads, rail, airports and major buildings.

Work Placement

Integral to the programme is an Industrial Placement, which offers invaluable experience, while research projects can be conducted alongside postgraduates and research active staff/companies. Several have led to papers being published in journals and presented at international conferences.

Further Study

Graduates may also pursue further studies by completing taught programmes or undertaking research masters or PhD projects.

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