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Civil Engineering / Innealtóireacht Shibhialta

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Note: This course is open for Advanced Entry Applications only.

Successful completion of TU805 Engineering (General Entry) Year 1.

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.

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Civil engineers design buildings, bridges, factories, power stations, communication towers, dams, stadiums, oil and gas rigs, and wind turbines.

If you like problem-solving and want an exciting and dynamic career in civil engineering, this course will equip you with the skills to carry out the design and construction of various engineering structures.

You’ll develop your mathematical and analytical skills to solve many of the problems encountered in structural design.

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

Subjects from Year 2 onwards (after completion of the General Entry year) include engineering mathematics, engineering structure analysis, mechanics of materials, engineering surveying, concrete technology, fluid mechanics, building technology, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering hydraulics, environmental engineering, design of structural elements, highway engineering, civil engineering practice and law, construction management and economics, and civil scheme design.

The duration of the course is 3 years, following successful completion of our General Entry first year, TU805.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students have an option to spend a semester abroad under the Erasmus course.

Work Placement

After completion of Year 3 and before entering final year, you have an opportunity to undertake a summer work placement with an engineering employer.

Civil Engineering graduates can expect excellent employment prospects, with opportunities in consulting engineering design offices and contracting. Some can expect to be in private practice or working on behalf of national and local authorities. It’s a varied and challenging career with good salaries, secure employment and excellent promotion opportunities.

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 are listed on the CAO website.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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