STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / INNEALTÓIREACHT STRUCHTÚR DT024

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Qualification awarded: BE (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING) Level 8 / BE (INNEALTÓIREACHT STRUCHTÚR) Leibhéal 8
Duration of programme: 3 years
Type of programme: Honours Degree
Number of places: 50 approx.

(following common first year)

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COMMON FIRST YEAR ()

What will I study on this programme?

Students enter the common second year of the Civil and Structural Engineering Degree following the completion of a common first year programme in Engineering (DT025).

Students commencing the third year of the Degree Programme may be offered a choice of the Civil or Structural Engineering Degree. Places are limited and successful students will be offered places depending on their performance in Year 2. Each year of the programme is delivered over two semesters with examinations at the end of each semester.

Subjects studied include mathematics, surveying, construction technology, design of structures, soil mechanics, computing, highway engineering and laboratory work.

A major project is undertaken in the final year.

Module listing

Year Two

  • Mathematics & Statistics II
  • Mechanics of Materials II
  • Surveying II
  • Fluid Mechanics II
  • Concrete & Construction Technology II
  • Professional Development II
  • Structural Analysis II
  • Laboratory Work
  • Project (Surveying)
  • Computing

Year Three

  • Mathematics & Computing III
  • Mechanics of Materials III
  • Professional Development III
  • Structural Analysis III
  • Design of Structures-Concrete
  • Design of Structures-Steel
  • Municipal Engineering III
  • Soil Mechanics III
  • Laboratory Work
  • Project (Surveying)
  • Computing

Year Four

  • Mathematics & Computing IV
  • Mechanics of Materials IV
  • Professional Development IV
  • Structural Analysis IV
  • Design of Structures-Elements
  • Highway Engineering IV
  • Design of Structures-Scheme
  • Laboratory Work
  • Individual Project
  • Computing

What are my career opportunities?

Structural Engineering is a specialisation of Civil Engineering. Structural Engineers are concerned with the design and construction of buildings, bridges and special structures. They form part of the team of professionals involved with construction projects and in this way work closely with Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Building Services Engineers. Graduates of Structural Engineering have the prospect of employment with contractors, research organisations, consultants, as well as state and semi-state agencies and local authorities. Some pursue postgraduate studies in Ireland or abroad directly after graduating or they may go abroad to work initially and in this way gain wider or specialised experience. Graduates are eligible for Membership of Engineers Ireland and are also accepted for entry to appropriate postgraduate programmes in Ireland and abroad.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

Minimum no of

Minimum Grade in

Subjects

Honours

Maths

English/Irish

Other Requirements Successful completion of common first year (DT025)

Further information

School of Civil & Building Services Engineering
T: 01 402 3638 (Mr. Joe Kindregan, Head of Dept)
T: 01 402 3635 (School Administrator)
E: joseph.kindregan@dit.ie
W: www.dit.ie/civilandbuildingservicesengineering

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