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BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering

Start Date

20 September 2024

Course Capacity



1 Year

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Engineering & Built Environment

Course Type

Add On

Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This one-year honours degree add-on programme offers students the opportunity to enhance their level of technical knowledge, understanding and skill and will develop 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.

Understanding the Industry

Civil Engineers are involved in a vast range of projects from simple housing construction to major infrastructure developments with global impact. Civil Engineering is focused on achieving the most efficient and effective design possible from the resources available by applying their knowledge of nature, materials, forces and technology to the solution of problems and the creation of reality from the concepts of others.

The scope of engineering projects and the range of technologies is changing rapidly with the evolution of renewable energy industries, waste management processes and infrastructure changes.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may work in structural, water, public health 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.

Compared to the more mathematical BEng Civil Engineering, this course places more emphasis on civil engineering design and practice. The extensive final year project, supervised by design lecturers with industry experience, prepares students for work in a design office.

Course Delivery and Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Renewable Energy for Civil Engineers (year-long)
    • Individual Research Project (year-long)
    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Group Design Project
    • Structural Design 2014
  • Semester 2

    • Transportation Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Infrastructure Planning and Management
    • Structural Analysis
    • Renewable Energy for Civil Engineers (year-long)
    • Individual Research Project (year-long)

Education Progression

Postgraduate 3 Semesters Blended

MSc in Renewable Energy Systems

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Entry Requirements

Applicants to this course should have successfully completed a Level 7, Bachelor of Engineering (ordinary) in Civil Engineering, Building, Structural Engineering, or equivalent with an overall pass and a minimum overall average of 50% achieved in one sitting.

Applicants holding a different award titles are invited to apply to the Institute in order to determine the suitability of their award for admission to the course.

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Ask us a Question

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

Donal Mc Morland

Programme Director


Pat Mc Cormick

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).