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Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Discipline: Building & Civil Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Entry Requirements: Minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics, in addition to general entry requirements

Places: 36*

CAO Round 1 Points: 240 (2020)

Why Study?

Have you ever wondered how clean water gets to the tap? Or how 15-story buildings and 3 km long suspension bridges stay standing? Or What caused the Tower of Pisa to lean?

If you like variety, civil engineering offers a huge range of projects on which you could be employed: roads, bridges, pipelines, buildings, sewage treatment plants, dams, jetties, etc.

If you like the idea of having a variety of duties on a day-to-day basis:

  • Supervising tradespeople on site
  • Attending meetings with architects
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Building managers
  • Surveying a field to assess its suitability as a building site
  • Using computer software to carry out engineering calculations and produce drawings, etc.

then a career in civil engineering offers all this and a lot more.

Graduate Profiles

David McHugh (2013)

Michael Sheridan (2013)

Mark Kilkelly (2013)

Muhammad Ali (2013)

Programme Modules

The Civil Engineering programme in GMIT, designed by Chartered Civil Engineers, is divided between lectures and practical work and the application of civil engineering software. Group and individual projects play a large part in coursework and are designed to reflect ‘real life’ projects in the industry. The course covers a range of modules including Structural Design, Land Surveying, Hydraulics, Soil Mechanics, Construction Technology, Management Practices & Procedures and Communication Skills.


Year 1

  • Construction Technology & Building Services
  • CAD
  • Surveying for Civil Engineering
  • Health & Safety for Built Env
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Skills Innovation
  • Engineering & Chem
  • Construction Materials
  • Concrete Technology


Year 2

  • Surveying for Civil Engineering
  • Infrastruture Eng.
  • Mathematics for Civil Engineering 2
  • Structural Design & Detailing
  • Construction Technology (Ground Engineering)
  • Water Analysis & Protection
  • Civil Engineering Measurement & Procurement


Year 3

  • Hydraulics 1
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Surveying and Digital Terrain Modelling
  • Structural Analysis & Design
  • Construction Mgmt.
  • Law & Procurement
  • Maths for Civil Engineering 3
  • Industrial/Work placement


*Modules are subject to change


Work Placement

There is a five-month (minimum) work placement during Year Three from January to June

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the ability to take responsibility at a higher technician/middle management level with engineering projects either in a design office or on a construction site. The most common areas of employment are with civil engineering consultancies and local authorities where most of the work is office-based but with opportunities to spend time on site as well, and with civil and building contractors, where most of the work is site-based.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates can progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering at GMIT.

Essential Information: 

Recognition by Professional Bodies
The programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to apply for associate member grade and gain the title of 'Associate Engineer'.

Work Placement
Students will carry out a 6-week industrial placement in the third year.

Number of Places
*This figure represents the combined number of places for Level 7 and 8 students.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.


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