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Civil Engineering / Innealtóireacht Shibhialta

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering 

2023 CAO Points: 252

Leaving Certificate Requirements

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QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
One of the following awards:
  • CCONT / 5M5010 Construction Technology
  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • CITXX Information Technology
  • CMTXX / 5M2145 Motor Technology
  • 5M0536 / 5M17814 Computer Systems & Network
Level 6:
Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

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 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

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Course Description

Civil engineers work on the design and construction of buildings and structures, highways, bridges, water supply and treatment systems. 

This course will equip you with the skills you need to work as a civil engineering technologist, carrying out much of the detailed analytical and design specifications in a building project. You’ll develop your mathematical and analytical skills to solve many of the problems encountered in the broader civil engineering industry.

Subjects include:

  • Mathematics & Computation
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Engineering Science
  • CAD/Graphics
  • Building Technology & Geology
  • Surveying
  • Management & Practice
  • Civil Engineering Procedures & Practice
  • Structural Analysis & Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Economics

Each year of the course is delivered over two semesters with examinations at the end of each semester.

At the end of Year 2, you can choose either Civil/Environmental or Structural Engineering options for Year 3.

You can expect a varied and challenging career with a good salary, secure employment and good promotion opportunities.

Work Placement

During the summer after Year 2, you can undertake a work placement with an engineering employer. On successful completion of this placement, you can use this work-based learning to accumulate a 5 ECTS module, which can be considered in your academic record in Year 3.

On successful completion, you can also continue your studies on a Level 8 course either in TU Dublin or elsewhere. And, if you successfully complete Year 2 and do not wish to progress to third year, you’ll receive a Higher Certificate award.

Employment prospects are excellent. Career paths include opportunities in consulting engineering design offices, contracting, materials supply and as building site managers. Some graduates can expect to be in private practice or working on behalf of national and local authorities.

  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Engineers
  • Structural Technician
  • General Engineer
  • Trainee Technician
  • Technician
  • Quantity Surveyor BER Energy
  • Assistant Surveyor

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course.  For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

One of the main reasons I chose TU Dublin was due to its emphasis on the practical aspects of civil and structural engineering. Every module that was taught during my years were very specific and essential to the knowledge required in the work industry. The practical approach easily translated well to my graduate rotation course at Roughan & O’Donovan.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Engineering Technology


3 years

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Head of Discipline: Dr Una Beagon

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Progression Options

Year 1 - 3
TU704 Civil Engineering | Level 7
Year 4 - 5
TU826 Civil Engineering | Level 8
TU824 Structural Engineering | Level 8
Year 6
Progress to Postgraduate | Level 9