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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: 3 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

M.Eng.: 90 ECTS

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
Advanced Structural Design Office (10 ECTS)
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Computational Solid Modelling
Engineering Research Skills
Sustainability in Engineering

Semester 2
Structural Engineering
Bridge Engineering
Infrastructure/Special Structures
Project Development

Fire Safety Engineering
Engineering Project Management
Infrastructure Asset Management
Prestressed Concrete and Masonry Design
Advanced Hydro & Flood Control
Advanced Water Engineering
Advanced Municipal Wastewater Treatment
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Strategic Business Management
Managing Innovation
Leadership & Change Management

Semester 3
Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

EU Applicants: Apply online at
Closing date: 31st May 2020

Non-EU Applicants:
Application closing date: 31st May

Course fee

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

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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