Civil Engineering ( Environment and Energy ) MEng
Field of Study
Environmental,Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) ,Environment
Type of Course:
Type of Qualification:
Type of Study:
Full time,Part time
Application Closing Date:
31st March 2019
Full-Time (3 Semesters, September to August). Part-Time: Delivered on a part-time basis over a two year cycle (2018/19 & 2019/20), typically 5 semesters to complete.
Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree Programme in Civil Engineering or a cognate discipline.
Equivalent recognition may be given through the recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case by case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Civil, Environmental or Energy Engineering.
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engine
Location: Bishopstown Campus, CIT
Department's website: www.cit.ie/cse
The programme is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the new educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer.
ECTS Credits: 90...................................................................................................................................................
The taught Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering programme is aimed at graduates of accredited Level 8 Civil Engineering programmes, who wish to develop their skills and expertise in the fields of Environmental and Energy Engineering and who wish to attain the educational standard required for Chartered Engineer status through an Engineers Ireland accredited programme. For applicants with a background in other disciplines, equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning process on an individual case-by-case basis to those who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Civil, Environmental or Energy Engineering.
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the taught modules listed in Stage 1/Semester 1 & Stage 1/Semester 2 and who do not wish to take the 30 credit Research Realisation module in Stage 2/Semester 1 will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy).
This programme aims to develop advanced analytical, design, assessment, appraisal and research skills in Civil Engineering in the specialist areas of environmental and energy engineering. Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern Civil Engineering based environmental and energy engineering industries, providing, protecting and enhancing the natural environment and the related physical infrastructure that underpins society; in this context a broad range of environmental and energy engineering topics are addressed from the local level to the global scale.
The programme content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice and trends in environmental and energy engineering analysis, design, and assessment.It aims to provide the graduate with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist technical skills, and an overall holistic awareness of the issues involved that are required for success in modern environmental and energy engineering practice.
The elective options afford the opportunity for the development of skills and competences in a range of additional disciplines.
The Student Experience
The learning experience involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars and presentations by visiting experts. A Research Dissertation is completed by each student in Stage 2/Semester 1.
For information, please visit www.cit.ie/cse
No. of weeks per semester: 17
No. of timetable hours week: circa. 16 hours per week
Which days: Full-time: Monday to Friday
Duration: Three semesters
1 evening per week and a Friday afternoon
Students who are available to attend part-time by day may take modules on a phased basis and achieve the programme qualification over a number of academic years, typically 2 years.
For guidance the part-time delivery schedule for 2018/19 & 2019/20 is given here.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.
Information on the fees payable may be obtained from the CIT Fees Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Full time: EU Applicants €5,000
Non EU Applicants €12,000
Part Time: EU Applicants €7,000
Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 (applies only to full-time students) has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) (Level 9 on the National
Framework of Qualifications).
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I do a Masters in Civil Engineering in CIT?
The programme of study is designed to progress your qualifications in the following ways:
- Deepen your technical knowledge, skills and competences in the specialised field of Environmental and Energy Engineering;
- Develop your ability to carry out in depth research in a chosen field of Engineering, to draw conclusions from the research and present research findings;
- Broaden your knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability, Asset and Project Management.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree Programme in Civil Engineering or a cognate discipline. Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (www.cit.ie/rpl) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Civil, Environmental or Energy Engineering.
Civil Engineer (Environment and Energy
Adrian graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering in 2011. He was part of the first class to complete the MEng in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy) at CIT in 2012. Adrian is now working with GlaxoSmithKline Cork. Links with the company were developed during the Masters and his current role has a particular emphasis on water conservation.
Civil Engineering Consultant
“Combining my role as a Chartered Engineer with part-time education in CIT, I found the course content to be immediately transferable to my work in engineering consultancy. It has helped broaden my existing knowledge and develop specialist skills in hydrology, water and wastewater, renewable energy and sustainability. My research thesis in low-energy buildings has also led to new project opportunities in my current role.” Alan completed the MEng in 2014.
All modules are worth 5 credits unless otherwise noted.
For full-time students the programme is delivered in three semesters over a calendar year. Semester 1 modules are completed between September and January, Semester 2 modules between February and May and Semester 3 is completed between June and August.These modules also provide the skill set required for successful completion of the MEng Research Project in Semesters 2 & 3.
The part-time delivery (1 evening per week and a Friday afternoon) will occur over a five semester period in 2018/19 & 2019/20.
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This programme will significantly enhanced employment opportunities for graduates with the trend in recent years in the industry being towards recruitment of specialist Masters level graduates.
Graduates have found have found employment with private sector firms such as JBA Consulting, GlaxoSmithKlein Ireland, RPS Group, MottMacDonald, Arup, O2 Environmental, JB Barry Consulting, DJF Consulting. Others have been employed by the Office of Public Works, Bord Gáis, and ESB International.
- Online application is open for full-time courses commencing September 2019.
The next opportunity for part-time students to enrol on the programme will be for the academic year 2020/21
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
- Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
- Note for Non-EU students (Full-time): You will need to upload evidence of your english language ability with the application. Students are required to produce a Study Visa from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform for the course for which they have applied. For conditions attached to acquiring this please refer to the following website: http://www.inis.gov.ie
- International Enquiries: Tel: +353 21 4335300 / Email Non-EU: email@example.com