Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering CW478

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What is the Course about?

Civil engineering deals with the built environment and encompasses much of what defines modern civilization. Civil engineering is responsible for the development of buildings, transport networks, water provision, i.e. all the essentials we depend on. Increasingly, the role of the civil engineer in
developing sustainable solutions to challenges presented by climate change is becoming more important.

This course provides a blend of academic and praticical training across all key civil engineering areas. The course features a strong practical element with students frequently working in our specialised materials, hydraulic and environmental laboratories and workshops. 

A work placement module between Years 3 and 4 will provide students with the opportunity to enhance their learning in working on real-life design or construction projects as part of a professional engineering team.

Special Features:

  • Accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI) and graduates are eligible for membership of EI.
  • The course emphasis is on geo-environmental specialities where civil engineering skills save money, resources and lives.
  • Strong emphasis on ‘hands-on’ learning in our specialized civil engineering laboratories and workshops.
  • Our lecturers are all Chartered Civil Engineers with many years of national or international experience.
  • Our graduates are successful both in Ireland and around the world working in organisations such as ESB, Carlow Precast, WBHO Civil (Perth), PJ Hegarty & Sons; BAM Contractors, SISK Group.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may progress to an MSc in Managment in the Built Environment or to a Research Masters or Doctoral studies at Institute of Technology Carlow

What exemptions will I receive?

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

Civil engineers can be found working in industries as varied as aerospace, ship building, energy, environment and many more where constructed facilities are involved. Graduates of this programme will be qualified to:

  • Work independently with contractors, consultants and local authorities in the areas of design and construction
  • Identify problems in the field of civil engineering and provide viable solutions to those problems
  • Collect, analyse and interpret relevant data
  • Work in multi-disciplinary team situations
  • Understand the need for the highest ethical standards in the practice of engineering profession.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics H4

Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics

Students who do not meet the H4 grade in Higher Level Mathematic may sit IT Carlow’s special mathematics examination. This special pre-honours degree mathematics examination is considered equivalent to Higher Level Mathematics and will be held in August / September each year as required. To be eligible for entry to the programme applicants must achieve a pass in this pre-honours degree mathematics examination. A refresher mathematics course may be offered prior to the exam. https://www.itcarlow.ie/courses/department/built-environment/entrance-exam-maths.htm

What are the minimum Advanced Entry requirements?

Graduates of a Level 7 Ordinary Degree Programme in Civil Engineering from Institute of Technology Carlow or any other Institutes of Technology who achieve a minimum GPA of 50% or equivalent and who have obtained a minimum of 70% in Mathematics in Year 3 of their Ordinary Degree are eligible for entry to the programme.

Graduates of a Level 7 Ordinary Degree Programme in Civil Engineering from Institute of Technology Carlow or any other Institutes of Technology who achieve a minimum GPA of 50% or equivalent, but have not obtained a minimum of 70% in Mathematics in Year 3 of their Ordinary Degree, can sit a pre-honours degree mathematics examination in Institute of Technology Carlow. It is envisaged this pre-honours degree mathematics examination will be held in late August early September each year, where required. To be eligible for entry to the programme applicants must achieve a minimum grade of 70% in this pre-honours degree mathematics examination. A refresher mathematics course is offered prior to the exam.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Shane Murray
BA(Hons), BAI, MSc, HCert, CEng, MIEI
E: shane.murray@itcarlow.ie