Engineering - Civil Engineering

The M.Sc. in Civil Engineering provides training in advanced topics in civil engineering. The programme has been tailored to meet the needs of the civil engineering sector, which requires graduates with high-level skills in design, analysis and communication. In addition, the course fulfils the requirements of Engineers Ireland for a Master's degree in an engineering discipline as the minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status.

Graduates of the programme are highly employable, both nationally and internationally, across numerous civil engineering sub discipline areas including environmental and energy engineering; geotechnical engineering; structural engineering; water resources engineering; engineering for sustainability, and construction management.

Key Facts
The MSc. in Civil Engineering offers a wide mix of structures, geotechnics, environmental & energy elective topics so applicants have the flexibility to focus their learning towards their preferred personal development path. Applicants can choose to complete a broad based civil MSc, or focus it more on the structures/ geotechnical or environmental/energy side.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Research Project
• Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers

Plus 3 technical electives* (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:
• Wind, Ocean & Hydro Energy
• Engineering for net zero carbon
• Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
• Advanced Mechanics of Solids
• Finite Element Analysis
• Computational Fluid Dynamics

Plus 1 non-technical elective:
• Establishing International Ventures

Semester 2
Research Project
Plus 3 technical electives* (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:
• Engineering a Circular Economy
• Advanced Structures
• Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
• Fracture Mechanics
• Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis
• Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Plasticity of Conventional and 3D Printed Metals

Plus 1 non-technical elective:
• International Business Consulting

Semester 3
• Research Project

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, or closely related field.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Year Full Time

More details
  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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