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Engineering - Civil Engineering - Environment & Energy

This programme aims to develop advanced analytical, design, assessment, appraisal and research skills in Civil Engineering in the specialist areas of environmental and energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern Civil Engineering based environmental and energy engineering industries, providing, protecting and enhancing the natural environment and the related physical infrastructure that underpins society; in this context a broad range of environmental and energy engineering topics are addressed from the local level to the global scale. The programme content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice and trends in environmental and energy engineering analysis, design, and assessment.

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 Environmental and Energy Engineering;

• 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, Asset and Project Management.

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 Engineering or a cognate discipline.

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

M.Eng.: 90
P.Grad.Dip: 60

Further enquiries

Leonard O'Driscoll
Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
T: +353 21 432 6563

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 environmental and energy engineering. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.

Semester 1
Sustainability in Engineering
Energy Source Analysis
Advanced Hydro & Flood Control
Engineering Research Skills
Ocean Energy Conversion

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Computational Solid Modelling
Contract Admin/Dispute Resolve
Strategic Business Management

Semester 2
Environmental and Energy
Engineering Infrastructure
Biofuel and Biomass Technology
Project Development
Advanced Wastewater Engineering Design
Advanced Water Engineering

Infrastructure Asset Management
Engineering Project Management
Environmental Management
Managing Innovation
Leadership & Change Management
Computational Fluid Dynamics

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

EU Applicants: Apply online at
Closing date: 30th June 2019

International Applicant
Closing Date: 31st May 2019.

To apply, please e-mail the following documents to
• Completed Application Form:
• Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
• School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
• Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
• English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL.
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Course fee

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

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to:

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

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