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Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Develop the practical skills to create and improve the future

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



3 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course places emphasis on civil engineering design and practice, by developing specialised and in-demand industry skills. Students manage and design projects of all scales as individuals and as part of teams, on topics such as Fluid Mechanics, Highway Engineering, Structural Mechanics, and CAD.

In particular, the course aims to develop each student’s civil engineering knowledge, know-how 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, 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.

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 

What makes this course different

Practical Focus

Compared to the more mathematical BEng (Hons) courses this course places more emphasis on civil engineering design and practice. This develops graduates with a demonstrated capacity to instantly become productive members of any working environment. The portfolio of work produced during the course allows graduates to show prospective employers their capabilities and scope of knowledge.


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

  • Year 1

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Civil Engineering Skills
    • Materials Technology
    • Engineering Communications
    • Surveying
    • Civil Engineering Construction
    • CAD
    • Structural Mechanics
    • Civil Engineering Science
    • Mathematics
  • Year 2

    • Materials Technology
    • Structural Mechanics
    • Structural Design & Detailing
    • CAD and Computer Applications
    • Civil Engineering Construction
    • Mathematics
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Surveying
    • Procedures and Documentation
    • Fluid Mechanics
  • Year 3

    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Surveying
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Structural Analysis and Design
    • Project 1
    • Highway Engineering
    • Hydrology and Hydrogeology
    • Civil Engineering Management
    • Mathematics
    • Project 2

Professional Accreditations

Upon completion of this course, graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership with Engineer’s Ireland at Associate Member grade.

  • DKIT

Education Progression

Students at the end of first year Level 7 who achieve a GPA of 70%+ with an average mark of 70%+ in both Mathematics modules will be offered an opportunity to transfer from the Level 7 course to the second year of the BEng Hons Level 8 in Civil Engineering.

Alternatively, a student who completes the Level 7 with a GPA of 50%+ can progress to complete a one year BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add-on).

Undergraduate 4 Years On Campus

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering

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Add On 1 Year On Campus

BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here.

Entry Requirements

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: DK744
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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 in Civil Engineering please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Nichola McCann

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).