The Masters in Civil Engineering, Level 9, is a 12 month full-time programme concentrating on advanced Civil Engineering design and practice. This is the first taught Masters in Civil Engineering in the Institute of Technology sector in Ireland. The programme encompasses many aspects of infrastructure development and its aim is to improve the learner's knowledge and understanding of the environment that we live in.
Engineering education has evolved from a very scientific based system to a more profession based approach where a balance is achieved between scientific/engineering topics, and the need to provide industry with graduates with good problem solving, design skills which are based on a sound scientific basis and economic and transferable skills. The need to achieve an adequate balance between engineering topics and professional practice was a driving force in the development of this programme.
The aims and objectives of the Level 9 programme are to:
• Develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current insights in the Civil Engineering profession,
• Develop techniques applicable to their own research and advanced scholarship,
• Develop practical engineering skills, in the design and analysis of core Civil Engineering areas,
• Develop transferable skills such as problem solving, working in teams, communications skills and professional ethics.