Engineering - Civil Engineering - Sustainable Infrastructure - Bolton Street

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Engineering - Civil Engineering - Sustainable Infrastructure - Bolton Street

What is... Civil Engineering (Sustainable Infrastructure)?
The need of embedding sustainability principles in the design of critical infrastructures has become essential to deliver innovative solutions which meet the requirements for achieving the future sustainable driving agenda, in particular, climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The course consists of 12 taught modules and a Research Project module, and focuses on sustainability, water engineering, numerical techniques, renewable and sustainable technologies and transport planning with options in advanced structural engineering.

The programme award is a Master of Engineering (ME) Degree, with an option to exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Graduates of the course will be ideally suited to engage in sustainable engineering research, analysis, and design.

Subjects taught

The programme consists of 12 taught modules each worth five “European Credit Transfer System” (ECTS) credits and a Research Project module worth 30 ECTS credits, giving the programme a total ECTS credits value of 90.

Mandatory Modules
ENTR1950: Entrepreneurship for Engineers
MECH9002: Innovation and Knowledge Management
RESM1950: Research Methods
STAT1950: Statistical Analysis for Engineers
CIVL9000: Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure

Optional Modules
CIVL9001: Finite elements in Civil & Structural Engineering
CIVL9002: Water Resources and Quality Management
CIVL9003: Climate Resilient Infrastructure
CIVL9004: Transport Planning & Simulation
CIVL9005: Traffic Management & Road Safety
CIVL9006: Energy Infrastructure
CIVL9007: Waste and Environmental Management Systems
CIVL9007: Foundation Engineering
STRT9000: Structural Stability
STRT9001: Structural Dynamics
CIVL9009: *Civil Engineering Management & Practice (Optional, for part-students only)
CIVL9010: *Urban Design Engineering (Optional, for part-students only)
CIVL9011: *Construction Safety - Project Supervisor Design Process (Optional, for part-students only)
CIVL9012: *Designing for Safety in Construction (Optional, for part-students only)

Core Module
CIVL9008: Sustainable Infrastructure Research Project.

*Modules delivered in partnership of The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI).

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
For acceptance onto the course an applicant must hold one of the following:

1. An honours bachelor degree, with a minimum attainment of second class honours grade 2, in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or a closely-related discipline. The degree should be of four years duration and accredited by the relevant professional body.

2. Any qualification(s) deemed by the TU Dublin as being equivalent to No. 1 above, when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience.

3. If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

Application dates

Applications for courses commencing in September 2024 will open in November 2023.


1 year
Mode of Study Full Time
Method of Delivery Blended

2 - 3 years
Mode of Study Part Time
Method of Delivery On-Campus

Modules are delivered over one and two academic years for full and part-time students respectively. Lectures are arranged to accommodate part-time students particularly to ensure minimal time away from work. Previous timetables are available on request. Each semester has a total duration of 15 weeks, with twelve weeks of class contact time, one week of review activities and two weeks of formal examinations. Full and part-time students attend the same classes.

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date September 2024

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Graduates of the course will be equipped with advanced knowledge and a range of analytical and critical thinking skills which qualify them to undertaking energy, water, transport, structure, and geotechnic cutting-edge designs of critical sustainable infrastructures at international standards.

The graduates will also be exposed to a number of modelling software to allow them taking up a modelling career in the field of sustainable infrastructure. Besides that, the graduates will be capable to engage in various research and development (R&D) activities related to sustainable infrastructure.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Daytime,Full time,Part time

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