Civil engineering deals with the built environment and encompasses much of what defines modern civilization. Buildings and bridges are often the most conspicuous creations but this discipline is also responsible for roads, railways, subway systems, airports, water supply systems and waste disposal.
This four-year degree programme provides a blend of academic and practical training across all key civil engineering areas. Modules include: civil engineering technology; surveying; physics and chemistry; engineering drawing; material science; quantity surveying and estimating; soils mechanics; water engineering; highway and traffic engineering; environmental engineering and more. The programme features a strong practical element with students frequently working in our specialised materials, hydraulic and environmental laboratories and workshops.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
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.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Civil engineers can be found working in industries as varied as aerospace, ship building, energy, environment and many more, wherever constructed facilities are involved. Graduates of this programme will be qualified to:
• Work independently with contractors, consultants and local authorities in the areas of design and construction;
• Identify problems in the field of civil engineering and provide viable solutions to those problems;
• Collect, analyse and interpret relevant data;
• Work in multi-disciplinary team situations;
• Understand the need for the highest ethical standards in the practice of engineering profession.