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Civil Engineering / Innealtóireacht Shibhialta


What is... Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering Technologists design and construct roads, bridges, railways, dams, water supply systems and sanitary services.

Recognition by Professional Bodies

Those who successfully complete this programme meet the Technician Engineer academic requirements of Engineers Ireland and may qualify for the Associateship grade of membership after they have completed a suitable period of practical training.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Civil Engineering graduates can expect excellent employment prospects with recognised career path opportunities in consulting engineering design offices, contracting, materials supply and as building site managers. Some graduates can expect to be in private practice or working on behalf of national and local authorities. Graduates can expect a varied and challenging career with good salaries, secure employment and good promotion opportunities.

Some graduates will expect to continue their studies onto Level 8 programmes either within DIT or elsewhere.

Students who successfully complete year two of this programme and who do not wish to progress to third year will receive a Higher Certificate award.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access Honours Degree programmes at the Year 3 level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

This programme 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. Civil Engineering is an ideal choice for aspiring graduates looking for a high-tech career that offers opportunities to work both indoors and outdoors.

This programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to work as civil engineering technologists, carrying out much of the detailed analytical and design specifications on a building project. An interest in problem solving, computation and mathematics is important. Each year of the programme is delivered over two semesters with examinations at the end of each semester.

At the end of Year 2 students are offered a choice of entering options in Civil/Environmental or Structural Engineering in Year 3.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Mathematics & Computation
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Engineering Science
  • CAD/Graphics
  • Building Technology & Geology
  • Engineering Communications & Practice
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering

Year Two

  • Mathematics & Computation
  • Surveying
  • Engineering Communications
  • Management & Practice
  • CAD/Graphics
  • Civil Engineering Procedures & Practice
  • Structural Analysis & Design
  • Environmental Engineering

Year Three

  • Core Mathematics & Computation
  • Engineering Economics & Management
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Main Project

Structural Option:

  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design Steel/Concrete

Civil/Environmental Option:

  • Highway & Transportation
  • Water/Environmental Engineering

Is there an Advanced Entry Option?

Yes. An application to any year after Year 1 is called Advanced Entry.

  • All applications are made through CAO and not directly to us here in TU Dublin. Click here to apply.
  • Closing dates for application vary. Most programmes will be open until 30th June but many programmes accept late applications.
  • Contact the School directly using details below to ask if a late application will be considered.

Further Information

T: (01) 402 3638 (Una Beagon, Assistant Head of School) 

T: (01) 402 3711 (Ms Caroline O'Dowd, School Administrator)