Engineering - Civil Sturctural & Environmental Engineering

ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This programme prepares graduates to work as professional engineers in the broad field of infrastructural design, construction and management. Graduates will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer. You can chose a specialisation either in civil, structural or environmental engineering and as such the range of module options are extensive. The programme is delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff as part of a highly research intensive School which continually responds and evolves, so that the significant challenges of the 21st century can be met.

Curricular information is subject to change.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Programme Outcomes
Students will be able to recognise the built environment and its interactions with the natural environment as a set of inter-related systems governed by scientific, mathematical and engineering principles.

Students will be able to interpret, apply and use scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, data and models (both numerical and physical), coupled with appropriate research methodologies, to evaluate and solve complex problems.

Students will be able to research, appraise and synthesise data and information from a variety of sources, have the ability to design and conduct experiments and apply a range of standard and specialised research tools and techniques to solve complex problems.

Students will be effective communicators, being able to i) communicate their ideas and solutions to colleagues, clients and the public using different media and ii) listen to the needs of clients, society and colleagues.

Students will be able to work independently and alone when required but also be effective team-members and leaders.

Students will understand the responsibilities of their profession and the importance of high ethical standards in professional practice, along with the role and responsibilities of engineers in developing an inclusive and equitable society.

Students will become independent, critical thinkers with the skills required to engage in self-directed learning throughout their careers having undertaken independent research and learning to define, solve and report on complex engineering problems.

Students will be able to interpret, apply and use scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, data and models (both numerical and physical), coupled with appropriate research methodologies, to evaluate and solve complex problems.

Students will be able to recognise the built environment and its interactions with the natural environment as a set of inter-related systems governed by scientific, mathematical and engineering principles.

Students will be able to research, appraise and synthesise data and information from a variety of sources, have the ability to design and conduct experiments and apply a range of standard and specialised research tools and techniques to solve complex problems.

Students will be able to work independently and alone when required but also be effective team-members and leaders.

Students will be effective communicators, being able to i) communicate their ideas and solutions to colleagues, clients and the public using different media and ii) listen to the needs of clients, society and colleagues.

Students will become independent, critical thinkers with the skills required to engage in self-directed learning throughout their careers having undertaken independent research and learning to define, solve and report on complex engineering problems.

Students will understand the responsibilities of their profession and the importance of high ethical standards in professional practice, along with the role and responsibilities of engineers in developing an inclusive and equitable society.

Student Internships
The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student's academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.

The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) in a Civil or Structural Engineering discipline with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence.

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.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Advanced Air Pollution
BSEN40110
Design of Structures 3
CVEN40050
Transportation Operations and Planning
CVEN40060
Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
CVEN40070
Hydraulic Engineering Design
CVEN40080
Bridge Engineering
CVEN40120
Geotechnics 4
CVEN40210
Innovation Leadership
CVEN40390
Engineering Design Project
CVEN40500
Water Waste and Environmental Modelling
CVEN40570
Civil Engineering Systems
CVEN40690
Geotechnics 3
CVEN40720
Professional Work Experience
CVEN40730
Case Studies
CVEN40760
Design of Structures 2
CVEN40780
Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140
Environmental Assmt and Mgmt
OSH40140
Introduction to Environmental Science and Health
OSH40150
Statistical Machine Learning
STAT30270

Stage 2 - Core
Introduction to Transportation and Traffic Engineering
CVEN30110
Water Engineering
CVEN40700
Highway Engineering
CVEN40710
Engineering Research Project
CVEN40750
Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430
Quantitative Methods for Engineers
STAT40690

Stage 2 - Option
Realising Built Projects
ARCT40030
Waste Management
BSEN30240
Life Cycle Assessment
BSEN30360
Advanced Air Pollution
BSEN40110
Design of Structures 3
CVEN40050
Transportation Operations and Planning
CVEN40060
Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
CVEN40070
Hydraulic Engineering Design
CVEN40080
Bridge Engineering
CVEN40120
Geotechnics 4
CVEN40210
Structural Dynamics
CVEN40550
Water Waste and Environmental Modelling
CVEN40570
Advanced Materials
CVEN40610
Analysis of Structures 3
CVEN40770
Environmental Impact Assessment
ENVB40040
Measurement & Instrumentation
MEEN30040
Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140
Computational Continuum Mechanics I
MEEN40050
Environmental Assmt and Mgmt
OSH40140
Introduction to Environmental Science and Health
OSH40150
Environmental Leg and Regs
OSH40160
Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning
PLAN40220
Statistical Machine Learning
STAT30270

Credits

120

Duration

2 years full-time

Fees

ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering (T298) Full Time
EU fee per year - €7830
nonEU fee per year - €24800

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see www.ucd.ie/international/scholarships.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Graduates from the programme will find employment as engineers in the private sector (e.g. engineering consultancy, engineering design, project management, civil engineering contractors), in the public sector (e.g. local government, higher education sector), and in the non-governmental sector (e.g., environmental advocacies, NGO's), or may wish to pursue further qualifications (e.g., PhD, MBA) to become even more specialised.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills that allow them to be "lifelong learners", whether in the pursuit of knowledge for personal use or in connection with their engineering careers. Employers of civil, structural and environmental engineers include commercial firms, engineering consultancies, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations, all well known in Ireland and many with global operations. Some of these include: RPS Group, Nicolas O'Dwyer, EPA, Local Authorities, AECOM, SISK, Arup.

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    ME

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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