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Engineering - Structural Engineering

The programme involves a variety of delivery modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars and presentations by visiting experts. A Research Dissertation is completed by each student during Semester 3.

The programme of study is designed to progress your qualifications in the following ways:
• Deepen your technical knowledge, skills and competences in the specialised field of Structural Engineering

• Prepare you to undertake the Institution of Structural Engineers Professional Practice Examinations by developing your structural analysis and design skills to an appropriate level

• Extend your educational qualifications to a level required for Chartered Engineer status

• Develop your ability to carry out in depth research in a chosen field of Engineering, to draw conclusions from the research and present research findings

• Broaden your knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability, Management, and Business The programme is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the new educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements: Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree Programme in Civil or Structural Engineering.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Structural Engineering (


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Part-Time: Typically 2 Years (5 Semesters)

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No. of weeks per semester: 17
No. of timetable hours week: circa. 16 hours per week

Which days: Full-time: Monday to Friday Part-time: 1 evening per week and a Friday afternoon

Duration: Three semesters

Students who are available to attend part-time by day may take modules on a phased basis and achieve the programme qualification over a number of academic years, typically 2 years.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

John Justin Murphy
Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
T: +353 21 432 6741

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.
The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/her skills set in structural engineering. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.

Semester 1
• Structural Engineering
• Bridge Engineering
• Computational Solid Modelling
• Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
• Engineering Research Skills
• Sustainability in Engineering

Semester 2
• Advanced Structural Design Office (10 ECTS)
• Infrastructure/Special Structures
• Project Development

• Eng. Project Management
• Infrastructure Asset Management
• Prestressed Concrete
• Advanced Hydro & Flood Control
• Advanced Water Engineering
• Advanced Wastewater Eng. Design
• Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Strategic Business Management
• Managing Innovation
• Leadership & Change Management

Semester 3
• Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

The programme is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the new educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer.

Application date

Closing date: 30th April 2017

Course fee

Full-time: EU Applicants €5,000
Part Time: EU Applicants €7,000
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

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