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BEng in Civil Engineering

Course Code: LC251


Level

07

Duration

3 years

Department

Built Environment


CAO Points

206

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

The Bachelor of Engineering (Ordinary) in Civil Engineering provides students with knowledge of the design, construction and management of civil engineering works, including buildings, roads, bridges, water supply systems, wastewater collection, disposal and treatment systems and tunnels.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate 

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/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.
 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Construction Technology & Environmental Services

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop the students knowledge and application of contemporary domestic construction practice, techniques and processes and to devlop the learners knowledge and application of commercial and domestic building services.


    Title: Land Surveying

    Credits: 10 Credits

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


    Title: Mathematics and I.T

    Credits: 10 Credits

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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: Engineering Mechanics & Graphics

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To provide the student with basic competence in Structural Mechanics appropriate to Year 1.

    To develop the students ability to produce and understand construction/civil engineering drawing.


    Title: Communications, Research and Legal Studies

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an introduction to civil engineering and construction industry, its stakeholders and how they interact and communicate. The learners understanding of the Irish legal system, Health and Safety Legislation and Contract Law and Risk as it applies to Civil Engineering is developed. An academic foundation in research, Information literacy and writing is provided.


    Title: Materials

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    • To provide the students with a knowledge of the major construction materials.
    • To develop the student's ability to source and process information.

  • Year 2

    Title: Civil Engineering Construction & Public Health

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To develop the student's knowledge of civil engineering and building construction, to develop concepts and formulae relating to fluid mechanics and to introduce basic water and wastewater treatment methods, watermains and foul sewers.


    Title: Civil Engineering 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: Structural Engineering Design & Detailing

    Credits: 10 Credits

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


    Title: Soils and concrete

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To provide the students with a knowledge of concrete and soils as major civil engineering materials.

    To develope the student's ability to source and process information.


    Title: Mathematics & Construction I.T.

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop students mathematical and analytical abilities such that he/she will be able to competently evaluate and solve mathematical problems in a civil engineering environment.

    The Information Technology element of this module aims to enable the learner to gain competency in use of relevant software and IT systems that are currently integrated into the construction industry. 


    Title: Administration & Construction Management

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module is designed to prepare the learner for a cooperative role within the contract management / Estimating / Purchasing department of a contemporary civil engineering construction organisation as a trainee Estimator. The same skills are transferrable to the cost planning/procurement role within a traditional civil engineering practice. Theory is explained, lists provided, motivation and encouragement. There is also a practical element that makes the learner relevant and useful on their first day in the role.


  • Year 3

    Title: Civil Engineering Construction & Geotechnical Engineering

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module aims at inspiring the learner to synthesize subject content and generate an in-depth knowledge of Civil Engineering Construction and Soils through a theoretical, analytical and creative approach.


    Title: Highway Engineering & Management Practice

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    To provide students with the concepts and knowledge to understand the role of a managers in the civil engineering industry and an understanding of the processes of road planning, design, construction and maintenance.


    Title: Public Health & Environmental Engineering

    Credits: 10 Credits

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


    Title: Structural Engineering

    Credits: 10 Credits

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


    Title: Contract Administration and Law

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop the learner's knowledge and critical understanding of Contract Administration and Law, with particular emphasis on Civil Engineering capital works projects.


    Title: Major Project

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    Module (part A) develops the student's ability to work independently and to recognise, define and investigate problems.

    Module (part B) integrates the third year modules into a major group project that simulates a real life civil engineering project.

    4 to 6 students per hour each week to have individual tutor


    Title: Engineering Mathematics & Civil Engineering I.T.

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop the students mathematical and analytical abilities to allow him/her to competently evaluate and solve mathematical, scientific and associated engineering problems. 

    The Civil Engineering I.T. element of this module aims to enable the learner to understand the principles behind construction relevant software 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.

     


Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates may progress to the final year of the Level 8 Honours Degree in Civil Engineering.

What are the career prospects?

Positions that graduates can work in include:

• Civil Engineer
• Civil Engineering Technician
• Structural Engineering Technician
• Site Engineer

Emplyers that graduates can work for include:

• Local Authorities
• Building & Civil Engineering Contractors
• Consulting Engineers/Engineering Consultants