BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering - Level 8 Add-on

Course Points
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
Friday 14th September 2019

Course Summary

This 2-year part-time course offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge of applied Civil Engineering. The structure of the course closely follows that of a design project, allowing students to develop their skills in scheme and elemental design of real world projects while expanding their knowledge of specialist areas such as Renewable Energy and applied engineering software .

Important notice about this course

We will be accepting applications again from mid-March for the Autumn 2020 Intake.

This course offers students the opportunity to enhance their level of technical knowledge, understanding and skill. The course will develop further the graduate’s skill in core civil engineering areas as well as more specialist areas such as new software and information systems and renewable energy technologies.

The graduates will gain experience in operating as individuals and as members of a team working towards a common goal. The extensive final year project, supervised by design lecturers with industry experience, prepares students for work in a modern engineering practice.

During the course of their studies students will carry out experiments in our laboratories, use computer aided design and specialised software to gain an understanding of the behaviour of engineering structures and the practical skill sets to design solutions to engineering challenges.

Modules covered will include:




Please note that this programme is delivered cyclically and depending on when it starts the sequence of module delivery may change.

The course takes place over 2 academic years. Learners will be expected to attend DkIT one day per week.
During the academic year 2020-2021 Year 1 of the course will run on Mondays 9.00am-6.00pm.

Furthermore there will be block deliveries of one module in the form of 3 by 3-day blocks. These blocks are usually delivered during Christmas, Halloween and Easter breaks. Depending on what stage in the delivery cycle you start will determine whether you complete these blocks in either the first or second year of your studies. Student commencing in September 2020 will be completing these blocks in the first year of their studies.

Induction takes place on Monday 7th September from 10.00am -1.00pm and the course proper commences on Monday 14th September 2020 at 9.00am.

Graduates may work in structural, water, public health, renewables, transportation and geotechnical branches of the civil engineering industry.

As well as developing knowledge in structural, geotechnical and environmental engineering, it will improve management and employability skills or enhance your position if currently employed in the public service or private industry.

In contrast with the more mathematical BEng Civil Engineering elsewhere, this course places more emphasis on civil engineering design.

Total course fee: €4,500

€2250 per annum (Year 1 payable as follows).

Application Fee: €50 (non-refundable if you are made an offer of a place)

Accept Offer Fee: €100 (non-refundable)

Instalment 1 = €975 is payable by 31st October 2020.

Instalment 2 = €1125 is payable by 28th February 2021.

Applicants to this course MUST have successfully completed a Level 7, Bachelor of Engineering (ordinary) in Civil Engineering or similar with an overall pass and a minimum overall average of 50%. If an average of 50% was not achieved, appropriate industry experience may be submitted for consideration in conjunction with successful completion of the Level 7.

A Level 6 Certificate in Civil Engineering may also be considered with considerable industry experience to reflect the required learning outcomes of a Level 7.

If you think you might enjoy developing and constructing bridges, tunnels, roads, railways, major building or other infrastructural projects, you should consider Civil Engineering. The skills you will learn will give you opportunities for work at home or anywhere worldwide wherever development is taking place

In contrast with the more mathematical BEng Civil Engineering elsewhere, this course places more emphasis on civil engineering design.

Brendan Walsh (Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Department of the Built Environment)

Level 8
Duration 2 Years
Credits 60
Places 12
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €2,250.00 per annum
Starting Date Friday 14th September 2019
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