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Engineering (Civil) Level 6 / 7

DT032

Description

This part-time course presents applicants with an opportunity to develop their mathematical and analytical skills to solve many of the problems encountered in the broader civil engineering industry.  It is particularly aimed at mature applicants who currently work in the industry and wish to upskill, change careers or gain formal qualifications.

Each year of this part-time programme is delivered over two 13-week semesters with examinations at the end of each semester.   

The Higher Certificate is achieved upon successful completion of 3 years part-time study (24 modules).  Successful students then have the opportunity to transfer to the Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering Technology Ordinary Degree which can be achieved with an additional 2 years of part-time study.

DIT operate a ladder system which allows students to progress through Level  6, 7, 8 and 9 (Masters Degree) and  many of our students who begin on the DT032 programme go on to successfully graduate with Honours Degrees in Civil or Structural Engineering

Content

Year One (8 modules)

Structural Mechanics 1, Mathematics and Computing 1 & 2, Engineering Science 1 & 2, CAD & Engineering Graphics, Building Technology, Engineering Communications.

Year Two (8 modules)

Engineering Surveying 1 & 2, CAD & Engineering Graphics, Mathematics and Computing 3 & 4, Structural Mechanics 2, Introduction to Civil Engineering, Earth Science.

Year Three (8 modules)

Water & Environmental Engineering 1, Civil Engineering Practice, Structural Analysis & Design 1 & 2, Engineering Communications and Management, Work Based Project 1 & 2, Concrete Technology and Building Services.

Year Four (6 modules)

Structural Design 3, Highways & Transportation  1, Water and Environmental Engineering 2, Collaborative Working including BIM, Engineering Economics and Management, Soil Mechanics.

Year Five (5 modules)

Mathematics & Computation 5 & 6, Final Year Project.

  • Structural Option:  Structural Analysis 3 and Structural Design 4
  • Civil/Environmental Option: Highways and Transportation 2, Water & Environmental Engineering 3.

Entry Requirements 

There is a broad range of entry options.  In particular, work experience within the industry is considered invaluable. Applications are invited from Leaving Certificate students, those with trade qualifications and people who have worked in the construction industry on site or at all levels. 

Exams / Assessments

Many of the modules include both continuous assessment work and examinations.  

Progression 

Students can progress from the Level 6 Higher Certificate into the Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering Technology and onwards to the Level 8 Honours Degree programmes and Level 9 Masters degree programmes within the School of Civil & Structural Engineering subject to grades awarded. 

Learning Outcome

This part-time course presents applicants with an opportunity to develop their mathematical and analytical skills to solve many of the problems encountered in the broader civil engineering industry.  It is particularly aimed at mature applicants who currently work in the industry and wish to upskill, change careers or gain formal qualifications.

Career Opportunities 

Graduates can expect excellent employment prospects with recognised career path opportunities in consulting engineering design offices, contracting, materials supply and as building site managers.

Student testimonials

Stephen Burke, Civil Engineering Technician at Arup Consulting Engineers – BEng Tech Civil Eng Graduate from Bolton St, TU Dublin, 2018

I went back to college as a mature student, while working full time and studying part time. Over the course of 5 years I found DIT to be really engaging and accommodating to my requirements as a part time student. The course is very practical while also giving you the technical skills required to work within the industry. Since graduating I have been utilising the skills and knowledge gained from the course to progress my career as a Civil Engineer.  

Graham Eiffe, Civil Engineering Technician at Arup Consulting Engineers – BEng Tech Civil Eng Graduate from Bolton St, TU Dublin, 2018

It was difficult at times juggling part-time study with full-time work for 5 years, but the team have been great to deal with and have helped me at every step along the way. The lecturers are very aware of the strains that part-time students experience, and as long as you make the effort, they will support you as much as they can. The knowledge and skills that I have gained in DIT have allowed me to progress so much quicker in my current role. What I was learning in college was helping me in work, and vice versa, so it is a great course for those already in the industry. However, I would recommend the course to anyone, whether they’re new to the subjects or just looking to upskill.