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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.

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 Engineering or a cognate discipline.

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 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 ECTS
P.Grad.Dip: 60 ECTS

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.

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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