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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering

Create, protect, and improve the future.
395 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024


4 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course helps students identify and build their skills in problem solving, design and management. Students manage and design projects of all scales as individuals and as part of teams, on topics such as Hydrology, Structural Analysis, Geotechnical and CAD. Sustainability, renewable energy, and environmental engineering are integral parts of this course.

This course places emphasis on broad civil engineering design and development enabling students to focus their specific interests during the final year.

What makes this course different

Work Placement

In 3rd year students undertake an industry work placement where they gain important contacts within the industry to help them in their future careers.


Excellent Career Prospects

90% of graduates in employment or further study after 6 months of graduation. 78% earning up to €50k after 6 months of graduating. (DkIT/HEA survey)

Understanding the Industry

Civil engineering is about protecting, creating, and improving our everyday environment. It involves the planning, design, and construction of facilities that we require for living, for industry and for transport; roads, bridges, buildings, railway, airports, water supply, drainage, flood management and sustainable energy schemes such as wind farms, ocean energy or hydroelectric stations.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Estimator
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer

In these areas:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Water Service

Course Delivery and Modules

This programme is full time over four years with students attending two semesters each year. The course combines lectures, practicals, tutorials and project work. Students are guided from their first year to become more independent learners as they reach the final years of the programme. 

  • Year 1

    • Computing for Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Material Science
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Statics
    • Engineering Professional Practice
    • Engineering CAD
    • Electrical & Electronic Principles
    • Dynamics
  • Year 2

    • CAD and Computers
    • Civil Engineering Surveying
    • Structural Mechanics
    • Civil Project Management
    • Materials Technology
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Structural Detailing
    • Fluid Mechanics
  • Year 3

    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Structural Analysis and Design
    • Geodetic Surveying and Engineering
    • Highway & Traffic Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Civil Project Management
    • Work Placement (Civil)
    • Hydrology (Draft)
    • Statistics and Probability
  • Year 4

    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Individual Research Project
    • Renewable Energy for Civil Engineers
    • Structural Design
    • Integrated Design Project
    • Quality and Safety Management Structural Analysis
    • The Engineer in Society
    • Transportation
    • Environmental Engineering

Work Placement

Work placement is an important feature of the programme and takes place at the end of Year 3 on this programme and is a minimum of 8 weeks duration. This offers students the ability to add to their professional skill sets and start to build career networks. 

Education Progression

Postgraduate 3 Semesters Blended

MSc in Renewable Energy Systems

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements below, Maths Grade H5 is also required. Applicants from NI/UK require a GCSE Maths Grade A or AS Level Grade C or A Level Grade D.

Additional Maths Entry Exam at DkIT:

If you have failed to meet the additional Maths Entry Requirements for this course (but you have met the basic maths entry requirement for a level 8 programme at DkIT), you have a second chance at meeting these additional Maths Entry Requirements by sitting the DkIT additional Maths Entry Examination, held in August of each year. More details about the maths entry exam.

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK846
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering please ask it below and we will get back to you.

John McGeever

Programme Director


Pat McCormick

Head of Department of Engineering Trades and Civil Engineering


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).