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Civil Engineering ( Environment and Energy ) MEng

  • Course Code

    CR_CENEN_9

  • Field of Study

    Environmental,Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) ,Environment

  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    MEng

  • Type of Study:

    Full time,Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30/05/2017

Course duration:

Full-Time (3 Semesters, September to August) Part-Time: Delivered on a part-time basis over a two year cycle typically 5 semesters to complete.

Admission 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 (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.

Department(s)

Civil, Structural & Environmental Engine


 

Location: Bishopstown Campus, CIT
Department's website: www.cit.ie/cse

Accreditation:
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).

Aim

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.

Course Delivery 

Full-time
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: Monday to Friday
Duration: Three semesters
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Part-time: 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.

Course Fee 

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 (fees@cit.ie).

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 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.

Award

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.

Graduate Profiles


Adrian Lynch
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.

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Alan Costello
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.

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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.

From September 2016 the delivery of the programme will be scheduled to facilitate its completion by part-time students over a two year (four semester) period in 2016/17 & 2017/18. Per week, taught module lecture delivery will be from 6pm on one evening (Thursday) and on one afternoon (Friday). 

Click here to view detailed module information

Full-Time Mode of Study

Part-time Mode of Study

Stage 1/Semester 1
Sustainability in Engineering
Energy Source Analysis
Advanced Hydro & Flood Control
Engineering Research Skills
Ocean Energy Conversion
Electives
Strategic Business Management
Contract Admin/Dispute Resolve
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Stage 1/Semester 2
Env and Energy Eng Infrastructure
Biofuel and Biomass Technology
Project Development
Advanced Water Engineering
Adv Wastewater Eng. Design
Electives
Infrastructure Asset Management
Engineering Project Management
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Stage 2/Semester 1

Thesis
MEng Research Project Realisation (30 credits)

Stage 1/Semester 1
Energy Source Analysis
Engineering Research Skills
Advanced Hydro & Flood Control
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Stage 1/Semester 2
Project Development
Advanced Water Engineering
Biofuel and Biomass Technology
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Stage 2/Semester 1
Adv. Wastewater Eng Design
Sustainability in Engineering
Ocean Energy Conversion
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Stage 2/Semester 2
Engineering Project Management
Infrastructure Asset Management
Env & Energy Eng Infrastructure
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Stage 3/Semester 1

Thesis
MEng Research Project Realisation (30)

 

 

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.

The graduates of 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 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.

  • Applications are now open online. 
  • The part-time delivery will occur over a five semester period in 2017/18.
  • 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.
     

Full-time: Apply Now

 

Part-time: Apply Now

 

  • 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: international@cit.ie

Mr Leonard O'Driscoll, Course Coordinator
leonard.odriscoll@cit.ie
021 4326563

Mr Des Walsh, Head of Department
des.walsh@cit.ie
021 4326765