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Civil Engineering Management - BSc (Hons)

Course Code: US886


Level

8

Duration

4 Years

Department

Built Environment


CAO Points

308

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

The programme is designed in partnership with industry and uniquely merges civil engineering with management skills. It provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and techniques used in civil engineering management. The programme is a four year sandwich: two years full-time study, one year of practical work experience (or equivalent) and a final year of full-time study.

Graduates will be able to manage the construction and maintenance of infrastructural developments. Such work would include bridges, marine works, tunnels, motorways, railways, airfields and environmental projects including water and waste water systems, pipelines, waste management and residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

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.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Sustainable Building Systems

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Construction Practice and Materials

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Economics for Construction and Property Specialists

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Research and Technical Skills

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Built Environment Law

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Engineering Mathematics

    Credits: 5

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    This module introduces and consolidates basic mathematical principles such as Trigonometry, Algerbra and Calculus and promotes learner awareness of mathematical concepts.


    Title: Land Surveying

    Credits: 10

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    This module establishes the essential principles of site surveying and setting out construction works.


  • Year 2

    Title: Building Information Modelling and Digital Technology in Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Civil Engineering Practice

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Structures for Civil Engineering

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Integrated Project and Placement Preparation

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Fluid Mechanics, Water and Wastewater Systems

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Civil Engineering Law: Pre-Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Civil Engineering Law: Pre-Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Construction Management and I.T.

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Surveying for Construction and Civil Engineering Managers

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Surveying for Construction and Civil Engineering Managers

    Credits: 5

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  • Year 3

    Title: Active Learning Diary and Professional Competencies

    Credits: 25

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    Title: Capstone Project

    Credits: 15

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    Title: Dissertation Development

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Management Practice

    Credits: 10

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  • Year 4

    Title: Human Resource Management in Civil Engineering

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Structural Engineering for Civil Engineering Managers

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Building Information Modelling and Virtual Design and Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Civil Engineering Site Management

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Civil Engineering Practice

    Credits: 5

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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: Civil Engineering Management

    Credits: 5

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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.


    Title: Dissertation

    Credits: 15

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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: Civil Engineering Site Management Civil Engineering Practice (Elective 1)

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Sustainable Environmental Engineering (Elective 1)

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Financial Management and Tax Aspects of Property Transactions (Elective 1)

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Sustainable Construction (Elective 2)

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Urban Economics and Housing Policy (Elective 2)

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Advanced Civil Engineering Surveying (Elective 2)

    Credits: 5

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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