Engineering - Civil Engineering

Globally, Civil Engineers are essential to the provision of transportation systems, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure, clean water, waste management, and earthworks. With ever increasing global population, global urbanisation and global concerns about climate change, the formal training of engineers in a global context becomes crucial. This programme offers* students the chance to develop their engineering skills in both University College Dublin and Columbia University, New York (ranked 16th best university in the world) and to graduate with a dual degree from both universities. Students will complete a mixture of taught modules, a work placement and research over the course of their studies on this programme. The benefits to both graduates and the industry as a whole will be in the training of high-quality graduates with global knowledge and training of European and American engineering practices.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Innovation LeadershipCVEN40390
Civil Engineering SystemsCVEN40690
Geotechnics 3CVEN40720
Design of Structures 2CVEN40780
Applied HydrologyCVEN40830
Quantitative Methods for EngineersSTAT40690

Stage 1 - Option
Advanced Air PollutionBSEN40110
Environmental EngineeringCHEN40010
Design of Structures 3CVEN40050
Transport ModellingCVEN40060
Water & Wastewater Treatment ProcessesCVEN40070
Hydraulic Engineering DesignCVEN40080
Bridge EngineeringCVEN40120
Geotechnics 4CVEN40210
Engineering Design ProjectCVEN40500
Water Waste and Environmental ModellingCVEN40570
Highway EngineeringCVEN40710
Professional Work ExperienceCVEN40730
Professional Engineering (Finance)MEEN30140
Professional Engineering (Management)MEEN40430
Technical CommunicationMEEN40670
Statistical Machine LearningSTAT30270

Stage 2 - Core
UCD-Columbia University CreditCVEN40870

Entry requirements

- An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8) with minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in civil engineering or equivalent.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. As this is a new programme please refer all on to college.

- These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

ME Civil Engineering (D) FT (T308)
Duration 2 Years Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


2 years full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
There are excellent job opportunities for graduates of this dual master’s programme in civil engineering design and construction, damage assessment and disaster relief, working in the developing work as engineers with NGOs, project management and site management. Established civil engineering employers with a presence in both Ireland, the US and around the world include Arup, Jacobs and AECOM.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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