BEng in Civil Engineering

Course Points
198
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places

Course Summary

This three-year degree course aims to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the civil engineering profession or into industry at civil engineering technologist level. In particular, the programme aims to develop each student’s civil engineering knowledge, know-how and skill and competence and the confidence to begin, in practice, to effectively take responsibility for the making of those judgments and decisions commensurate with the role of the civil engineering technologist.

The principal aim of this course is to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the civil engineering profession/industry at civil engineering technologist level. In particular, the course aims to develop each student’s civil engineering knowledge, know-how and skill and competence and the confidence to begin, in practice, to effectively take responsibility for the making of those judgments and decisions commensurate with the role of the civil engineering technologist.

Civil Engineers are involved in the assessment, planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical resources such as road and rail systems, bridges and tunnels, docks, harbours, sea defences, airports, dams and reservoirs, water supply systems, pollution control systems, mines, and structures associated with energy supply. In addition, they are involved in ensuring the strength, stability and serviceability of building structures.

This course is designed to develop your ability to apply engineering principles and technologies to the solution of problems arising in the investigation, planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of civil engineering works.

The coursee considers:

  • The analysis, design, construction and maintenance of road and other transportation systems
  • The occurrence and regulation of water and water flow
  • The provision and maintenance of water supplies and sanitary services including environmental pollution control
  • The analysis, design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering and building structures, including bridges and their foundations
  • The financial and managerial topics common to all civil engineering courses

As a student on this course you will acquire skills in the following areas:

  • Civil engineering drawing and detailing (manual and computer-aided)
  • Materials specification and testing
  • Surveying and setting out; Measurement and costing of civil engineering work
  • Civil engineering work organisation
  • Document preparation and interpretation
  • Computer-aided analysis, design and draughting 

Graduates may work in structural, water, public health and geotechnical branches of the Civil Engineering industry. As well as developing knowledge in geotechnical, environmental and structural engineering the course is focused on improving employability and self management skills.

Compared to the more mathematical BEng (Hons) courses this course places more emphasis on civil engineering design and practice.

Graduates of the course are currently working in Site Investigation, Project Management, Contracting and Design. The Project based approach of the course develops graduates with a demonstrated capacity to instantly become productive members of any working environment.

The porfolio of work produced during the course allows graduates to show prospective employers their capabilities and scope of knowledge.

Progression to B.Sc in Civil Engineering in DkIT as well as other Civil Engineering Honours Degree Courses in other Institutes of Technology or Universities in Ireland and abroad.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

  • Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
      • INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, or minimum Points Score of 200
      • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
      • AND English Grade O6 or H7
      • OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
      • Holders of a cognate National Craft Certificate can avail of advanced entry.

 

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • One subject at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C or better)
        • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass,Merit or Distinction).
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Pat McCormick (Head of Department of the Built Environment)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2551
Email: Pat.McCormick@dkit.ie

Course ID DK744
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 198
Places 40
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Recognition Information

The Institute of Engineers of Ireland (EI) accredits this programme as satisfying the academic requirements for Associate grade of membership of the IEI.

Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK744.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.

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