Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering CW427

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW427
  • 15
  • 199
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

Civil engineering deals with the built environment, often referred to as the structures that have been built as separate from the natural environment. Buildings and bridges are often the most conspicuous creations but this discipline is also responsible for roads, railroads, subway systems, airports, water supply systems and waste disposal. In fact civil engineering as a profession provides much of the infrastructure and essential services on which we depend for survival (further information is available on

Course Structure

This course provides specialised training in infrastructure design and construction. The course features a strong practical element with a combination of lectures and practical work in our specialised materials, hydraulic and environmental laboratories and workshops.

Is this course for you?

You will likely enjoy hands-on involvement in practical projects. In aspiring to become a civil engineer, you will also likely be motivated to improve and protect the world around you, through planning, designing and building the facilities we use every day, from houses to factories to transport systems. 

Special Features:

  • This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI) and graduates of the course are eligible for Associate Engineer membership of EI.
  • The emphasis of the course is on geoenvironmental specialities where civil engineering skills save money, resources and lives.
  • Significant class time dedicated to practical exercises in our specialised laboratories and workshops.
  • Our lecturers are all Chartered Civil Engineers with many years of national or international experience.
  • Graduates of this course will have a variety of career options within the built environment.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Subject to attaining a Merit 2 award outcome and 70% in Advanced Mathematics II in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (NFQ Level 7), graduates may progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering (CW478) course. These students will complete their Level 8 degree over a five-year period.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

A civil engineering qualification travels well - allowing graduates to work anywhere in the world and across almost any industry sector. Graduates are qualified to:

  • Work with contractors, consultants or local authorities on civil engineering design, construction and maintenance works
  • Survey and set out road works using the latest surveying and GPS systems
  • Participate in site investigations
  • Supervise and carry out quality control on construction materials
  • Draw and detail civil and structural works using CAD and/or BIM software
  • Quantify and estimate costs for civil engineering works.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Brian Byrne
BSc Eng (Hons), MSc Eng, CEng, FIEI, CMIOSH