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Work Placement

A Work Placement module (minimum of 8 weeks) is available as an elective module in Year 4 of the programme. Students may use appropriate work experience in the summer period between the third and fourth years to complete the module with assessment and credit allocated in Year 4. Third year students are offered guidance, advice and assistance with the necessary arrangements and approval for their work experience proposal in the second semester of Year 3.

Last summer we had ten students undertake the work placement.

 

Sample of Work Placements 2012

 

 

 

James Barry

Currently in final year of BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering

  • Employed by Mott MacDonald Consulting Engineers in Little Island, Cork (Summer 2012)
  • Worked on design of roof trusses, maintenance inspections of tunnel, surveys of existing buildings, preparation of tender documents

 

 

 

Michelle Murphy

Currently in final year of BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering

  • Employed by Kerry County Council in their Killarney offices (Summer 2012)
  • Gained experience in road maintenance projects, traffic calming schemes, surveying and preparation of tender documentation and health and safety plans

 

 

 

Paul O'Donovan

Currently in final year of BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering

  • Employed by RPS Consulting Engineers in Ballincollig, Cork (Summer 2012)
  • Gained experience in structural condition surveys, bridge inspection programmes, preparation of site investigation reports, work related to structural analysis and design

 

 

 

Mairéad Barden

Currently in final year of BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering

  • Employed by KEO International Consultancy in Doha, Qatar (Summer 2012)
  • Worked in Qatar Petroleum District Project on site-based and office-based operations, such as structural inspection of reinforced concrete works and fire rating inspections