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Civil Structural & Environmental Engineering - Research

The School of Civil Engineering offers two research-based higher degrees:
•The Master of Engineering Science (M.Eng.Sc. - mode 1)
•The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

The research programmes (MEngSc and PhD) reflect the wide spectrum of Civil Engineering practise.

Current research includes
•soil mechanics and foundation problems,
•analytical and experimental aspects of structural behaviour,
•traffic and transportation studies,
•water and environmental engineering,
•computational modelling of civil engineering materials,
•systems and processes.

UCD Civil Engineering has made major investments in recent years to modernise and improve its research capability across a range of sub-disciplines and to establish facilities for world class research.

Facilities include laboratories for structural testing, concrete, soils, road materials, hydraulics, water and effluent analysis, PC and workstation facilities and an engineering workshop.

A student can undertake a research project on any approved topic under the direction of a member of the academic staff of the School.

Prospective candidates should contact the academic staff member whose research interests are close to the candidates preferred research area.


T240/T241 PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time.
T250/T251 MEngSc: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time.

Further enquiries

School Office opening hours are 09:30-13:00 and 14:30-17:30
For further information please contact:

Andrew Griffiths
UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering,
University College Dublin
Newstead, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 3201
Fax: +353 1 716 3297

Research areas

Bridge and Transport Research
Centre for Water Resources Research
Materials & Concrete Technology

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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