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Civil Engineering (Sustainable Infrastructure) / Innealtóireacht Shibhialta (Infreastruchtúr Inbhuanaithe)

Course Title: Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Sustainable Infrastructure)

For acceptance onto the course an applicant must hold one of the following:

1. An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

2. Any qualification(s) deemed by the TU Dublin as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.

3. If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

The need of embedding sustainability principles in the design of critical infrastructures has become essential to deliver innovative solutions which meet the requirements for achieving the future sustainable driving agenda, in particular, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This course is designed to provide Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering graduates, and graduates from closely related disciplines, with specialised skills and knowledge in technical design for Sustainable Infrastructure. The course consists of 12 taught modules and a Research Project module, and focuses on sustainability, water engineering, numerical techniques, renewable and sustainable technologies and transport planning with options in advanced structural engineering.
 
The programme award is a Master of Engineering (ME) Degree, with an option to exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the course will be ideally suited to engage in sustainable engineering research, analysis, and design.

Graduates of the course will be equipped with advanced knowledge and a range of analytical and critical thinking skills which qualify them to undertaking energy, water, transport, structure, and geotechnic cutting-edge designs of critical sustainable infrastructures at international standards.

The graduates will also be exposed to a number of modelling software to allow them taking up a modelling career in the field of sustainable infrastructure. Besides that, the graduates will be capable to engage in various research and development (R&D) activities related to sustainable infrastructure. 

The course consists of 12 taught modules each worth five “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS) credits and a Research Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the course a total ECTS credits value of 90.

Module Title Module Code ECTS Credits  

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

ENTR1950

5

Mandatory

Innovation and Knowledge Management

MECH9002

5

Mandatory

Research Methods

RESM1950

5

Mandatory

Statistical Analysis for Engineers

STAT1950

5

Mandatory

Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure

CIVL9000

5

Mandatory

Finite elements in Civil & Structural Engineering

CIVL9001

5

Optional

Water Resources and Quality Management

CIVL9002

5

Optional

Climate Resilient Infrastructure

CIVL9003

5

Optional

Transport Planning & Simulation

CIVL9004

5

Optional

Traffic Management & Road Safety

CIVL9005

5

Optional

Energy Infrastructure

CIVL9006

5

Optional

Waste and Environmental Management Systems

CIVL9007

5

Optional

Foundation Engineering

CIVL9007

5

Optional

Structural Stability

STRT9000

5

Optional

Structural Dynamics

STRT9001

5

Optional

*Civil Engineering Management & Practice

CIVL9009

5

Optional (for part-students only)

*Urban Design Engineering

CIVL9010

5

Optional (for part-students only)

*Construction Safety - Project Supervisor Design Process

CIVL9011

5

Optional (for part-students only)

*Designing for Safety in Construction

CIVL9012

5

Optional (for part-students only)

Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project

CIVL9008

30

Core

*Modules delivered in partnership of The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI)

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, and formal examinations. The Research Project module is assessed using presentations and the final dissertation. End-of-semester formal examinations are held in January and May.

Modules are delivered over one and two academic years for full and part-time students respectively. Lectures are arranged to accommodate part-time students particularly to ensure minimal time away from work. Previous timetables are available on request. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Applications for this course are now open.

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TU Code

TU213A

Level

Level 9

Award

Master of Engineering

Duration

1 Year

Course Type

Postgraduate

Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom

Commencement Date

September 2023

Location

City Centre: Bolton Street

Fees

€5,850

Fees (Non-EU)

Fees Non EU

Contact Us

Head of Discipline: Dr Niall Holmes