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CR051 Course Location: MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus
Civil Engineering deals with one of the most visible signs of change and progress around us: the construction of new buildings and structures. New roads, rail-links, bridges and airports are always needed. New buildings are required for the public and private sectors and older buildings are redeveloped. Massive utilities for water supply, waste treatment and power generation require the skills of Civil Engineers. Civil Engineers are required to plan, design, construct and maintain these facilities.
This course is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland. Engineers Ireland represents all engineering disciplines in Ireland and is a member of Federation Europeene d’Associations Nationales d’Ingenieurs (FEANI) through which Irish engineers are recognised in Europe. Engineers Ireland is a signatory to the Sydney and Dublin Accords through which Irish engineers are recognised in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, and UK.
Suitably qualified graduates may be considered for entry to Year 3 of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering, subject to availability of places.
This is the most common progression route for graduates wishing to pursue a career in Civil/Structural Engineering. However, a civil engineering qualification provides a broad range of skills and graduates successfully seek opportunities for further studies at Honours Bachelor Degree level across a wide range of other cognate disciplines. For example, in recent years, some graduates of the programme have pursued further studies in MTU Cork in
What do Civil Engineers do?
Civil Engineering is the professional engineering discipline which deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical infrastructure of the built environment. This includes works such as buildings, roads, bridges, water treatment and supply, wastewater treatment, and harbour and coastal engineering works. In addition to the technical skills required for the above work a Civil Engineer will also have competencies in related fields such as project and asset management, and health and safety.
Why study Civil Engineering?
Civil Engineers identify and analyse problems, and develop and implement solutions. In addition to technical skills, Civil Engineers have competences in related fields of project management and health and safety. Civil Engineers work as individuals and in teams. The problem solving, solution implementation and management skills of Civil Engineers are applicable to a broad range of work environments and are valued by a wide range of employers.
What level of drawing is required for this course?
Prerequisite drawing studies are not required. Drawing skills are addressed in the programme modules on the assumption that the students have no prior knowledge or skills in the area.
Is it possible to obtain a Higher Certificate award after two years?
Yes. Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering.
Edward graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering in 2016 and is currently employed by DOSA Consulting Engineers as an Engineering Technologist. The company specialises in innovative execution of complex engineering projects including recreational, industrial, commercial, educational and residential development projects. Edward works as a member of the design team to ensure that projects are delivered in a timely and professional manner to clients.
Edward believes that his studies in CIT equipped him with the necessary knowledge and skills across a broad range of aspects relevant to civil engineering including, in particular, structural design and land surveying. Practical elements of structural steel design module have been beneficial for understanding Steelwork & RC design & detailing.
Edward also undertook the Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technologies. DOSA utilises their BIM capabilities to promote collaboration, coordination and integration within the design environment. Understanding and applying BIM technologies and methodologies is an important element within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
“The relevance of my BEng education is evident on a daily basis and has equipped me with the necessary skills to meet the ongoing challenges of my position.”
Ian works as an Engineering Technician for Malachy Walsh and Partners, an engineering consultancy with offices in Cork, Limerick, Tralee, and London, who are involved in all aspects of civil, structural, environmental and mechanical engineering.
Having completing his final year project on bridge engineering Ian has been assigned to work on various bridge schemes throughout Ireland. He believes that the range of engineering covered in the programme in CIT provides him with the opportunity to contribute to projects in other civil engineering disciplines, including coastal engineering work, structural design, road design works, and land surveys.
“The wide range of engineering topics covered in the course gives the graduate the opportunity to work in various disciplines within civil engineering and the construction sector.”