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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

Discipline: Building & Civil Engineering

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four 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: 290 (2020)

Why Study?

Civil engineering is probably the best known type of engineering because the work of the civil engineer is clearly visible to us every day. Civil engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live.

It involves the planning, design and construction of facilities that we require for everyday living, industry and transport. Civil engineering also aims to solve environmental issues such as air pollution, coastal protection and waste treatment. As a civil engineer, you will have a creative, diverse and challenging career and will be making a real contribution to the needs of both modern and developing societies all over the world.

Graduate Profiles

David McHugh (2013)

Michael Sheridan (2013)

Mark Kilkelly (2013)

Muhammad Ali (2013)

Programme Modules

The programme will develop further the graduate’s skill in core civil engineering areas such as structures, geotechnical engineering, project management and environmental engineering. Written and oral communication will form a significant component of this course. The programme builds on the practically-based civil engineering skills developed in the Ordinary degree programme and will allow them to be employable, adaptable and flexible in their future careers in the civil engineering profession.

The course aims to produce the next generation of civil engineers, fully equipped to meet the needs of industry and the wider local, national and global community. The focus of the Level 8 programme is sustainable construction using integrated civil engineering technologies and in particular the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM).


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


Year 4

  • Integrated project
  • Advanced Civil Engineering Software
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Structural Scheme Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental & Energy Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Hydraulics 2


*Modules are subject to change


Work Placement

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

Career Opportunities

The graduates will possess the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates can proceed to the MSc in Environmental Systems in GMIT or Masters programmes in other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and elsewhere.

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'. The programme is recognised by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) as being eligible for Incorporated Membership of CIOB (ICIOB) on graduation.
Graduates are eligible for full chartered membership (MCIOB) after the appropriate period of professional experience subject to a professional review.

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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Students from Civil Engineering Year 4 visit Tonabrocky Reservoir Students from Civil Engineering Years 1&2 visit a Residential Development Site (O’Malley Construction)Students from Civil Engineering Year 3 visit Colaiste Na Coiribe (Stewart Contractors) Students from Civil Engineering Year 3 conducting a flow test in a river