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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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This programme is a four-year full-time course. It is accredited by Engineers Ireland, and partially meets the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer. The overall focus of the course is the development of skills in core civil engineering areas, including structures, geotechnical engineering, materials, hydraulics and environmental engineering. This is supplemented with modules in communication, personal development, highway and transportation engineering and project management.


 

This course is a blend of formal lectures, practicals to enhance understanding of topics and projects to apply the information learned to typical civil engineering applications. At the end of this course, graduates will have the skills demanded by employers in a resurgent construction industry in Ireland, while recognition of the qualification around the world provides graduates with a varied array of international opportunities.


 

Environmental Engineers design, build and maintain clean water supplies and wastewater treatment systems and waste disposal methods, as well as hydroelectric stations and wind farms. 

Students are introduced during the first two years to civil and environmental engineering areas of structural, hydraulic, geotechnical and highway engineering as well as project and site management.

In the third year significantly more emphasis is placed on environmental matters. Written and verbal communication skills are continuously developed through presentations and technical report writing.


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