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BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering Management

Course Code: LC252


Level

08

Duration

4 years

Department

Built Environment


CAO Points

281

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

The BSc in Civil Engineering Management provides students with civil engineering knowledge combined with management skills. This enables the students to work in supervisory role in the civil engineering industry in Ireland and around the world.

 

 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate
A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.
 
Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module aims to convey the principals of technology, practice and materials involved in domestic building construction.


    Title: Land Surveying

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To develop a foundation understanding of the principles of surveying, intermediate knowledge of the methods and procedures used on site:

    • Plan and execute a topographical survey for engineering development,
    • Plan, design and set out engineering works,
    • Manage, organise and execute a given task to meet specifications within a strict deadline and
    • Work in groups.

    Title: Building Systems 1 & 2

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to enable learners to understand the role of Building Services, Environmental Systems, and Structural Systems, in the functioning of modern buildings.


    Title: Economics for Construction & Property Specialists

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module sets out to develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of economic theory in the context of the construction / property environment.


    Title: Engineering Mathematics

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Introduction to mathematics and mathematical applications required in the management of construction and civil engineering projects.


    Title: IT & Communication Skills for Construction and Property Professionals

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop the student's knowledge, intellectual skills and competence to enable them to undertake applied research using various Data Collection, Data Analysis and Presentation Techniques. The students will also develop their skills and knowledge in Information Management; Communications and Project Management.


    Title: Built Environment Law

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of the module if to enable the learners to develop a basic understanding of the Irish legal system as it relates to the Built Environment.


    Title: Construction Practice

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The construction industry uses various materials for construction therefore the student needs to understand the properties of these materials, the use of these materials in construction and the specifications for these materials. Therefore this module provides the student with a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of construction materials including Concrete, Soils, Aggregates and Road Pavement materials. This information is then applied to the use of these materials in the construction industry and students are informed of current practices in such areas as:

    • Ground Investigation
    • Laboratory methods for classifying properties of soils
    • Manufacturing, placing, compaction and curing of concrete
    • Production of Aggregates
    • Production and placing of road pavement materials
    • Specifications for construction materials

  • Year 2

    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module establishes the construction principles and practices fundamental to the production of successful construction projects.


    Title: Construction Management & Building Information Modeling

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To provide students with the basic concepts, knowledge and techniques of management used within the construction industry.


    Title: Surveying

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module builds on the principles of site surveying established in the prerequisite Module to give a comprehensive understanding of site surveying and setting out.


    Title: Civil Engineering Design

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop the students knowledge, intellectual skills and competence in the design and detailing of simple structural elements.


    Title: Civil Engineering Practice

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The construction industry uses various materials for construction and all of the materials need to be tested in order to ensure compliance with the relevant specification. This module requires the student to undertake practical testing of materials such as soils, concrete and aggregates in the material laboratories provided. The practical work provides the student an understanding of materials used in civil engineering construction and the procedures used for testing such materials.

    This module also provides the student with an understanding of the procedures involved in the construction of various structures such as tunnels, bridges, marine structures, retaining walls and the plant and equipment required to construct such structures.


    Title: Environmental Engineering

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop the student's knowledge of the main parameters in the design of water and wastewater  systems and typical  water and wastewater treatment methods.


    Title: Civil Engineering Administration & Law

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The student should further develope knowledge of law, including commercial law, safety and ethics.The student should develope ability to understand different forms of contract and knowledge of the administration of contracts including procurement, cost control and risk allocation with particular emphasis on Civil Engineering contracts.


    Title: Integrated Project

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module integrates the second year modules into a major project that simulates a real life construction development.

     


  • Year 3

    Title: Active Learning Diary and Professional Competencies

    Credits: 25 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop the student's professional skills and competencies through experiential learning while on placement within industry.

     


    Title: Capstone Project

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    The Capstone Project aims to enhance the student's inter-personal skills, increase their level of awareness of the construction process, develop their knowledge base and strengthen their professional identity. Undertaking a Capstone Project allows the student to analyse the important issues in a construction project.


    Title: Management Practice

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop the learner's knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical principles and management practices as applied to the built environment.

     

     


    Title: Research Proposal

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To support the production of a dissertation in year 4, the student is required to understand and apply research methods in the production of a dissertation proposal. The topic selected must be directly relevant to the course of study being undertaken by the student.


    Title: Literature Review

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To support the production of a dissertation in year 4, the student is required to understand and apply research methods in the production of a literature review. The literature review must be directly relevant to the dissertation proposal being undertaken by the student.


  • Year 4

    Title: Civil Engineering Management & I.T.

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The module aims to provide students with the concepts, knowledge and techniques to perform as managers in the civil engineering industry. The module covers various aspects of management theory and skills and combines this with a knowledge of organisation structures and functions and applies these theories and principles to the civil engineering industry. The module strives to the give the student an insight into people management by analysing the various issues concerning human resource management and industrial relations.

    The learner will also be introduced to the supporting role that software and IT systems provide to the modern civil engineering manager and the integration of relevant software into the civil engineering industry whilst also enabling the learner to gain competency in the application of relevant software and IT systems to civil engineering projects

     


    Title: Project Management & Building Information Modelling

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To provide students with the concepts, knowledge and techniques to perform as a project manager in a projects environment.


    Title: Civil Engineering Design

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop the students knowledge, intellectual skills and competence in the design and detailing of  structural elements.

     


    Title: Civil Engineering Practice

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To develop the students knowledge of civil engineering, its practice, the changing environment and the associated issues and risks for the  civil engineering manager.


    Title: Environmental Engineering

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop the student's knowledge of public health and environmental issues.


    Title: Sustainable Construction

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To evaluate a wide range of topics under sustainable construction which are driving the environmental agenda.


    Title: Advanced Civil Engineering Surveying

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    This module develops further the principles of site surveying and setting out.


    Title: Financial Management & Taxation

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop knowledge and understanding of the way organisations finance their operations, plan and control cash flows, optimise their use of working capital and allocate resources to capital expenditure projects. To develop an understanding of Irish Tax system and have the ability to prepare computations of tax liability for both individuals and businesses for the purposes of Income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, capital acquisitions tax, stamp duties and value added tax.


    Title: Dissertation

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    To provide an opportunity for the student to produce a document based on independent study, of which the topic selected will provide an exhaustive, critical, and in-depth analytical study of a specific area of interest. The topic selected must be directly relevant to the course of study being undertaken by the student.


    Title: Urban Economics & Public Policy

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop in students an understanding of the implications for the Property and Construction Industry of the thrust of national and EU regional, spatial and infrastructural development policies. With reference to the spatial and urban development theories which underpin these policy applications.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates may progress to further studies in Level 9 programmes.

What are the career prospects?

Positions that graduates can work in include:                      

  • Site Engineer   
  • Civil Project Management
  • Civil Engineering Contractors
  • Consulting Civil Engineers