Civil Engineering Graduate, David McHugh

David McHugh, Design Engineer (RPS), Civil Engineering Graduate (2013)

In May 2013, I completed the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 
programme in GMIT. I found my time at GMIT to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The 
course builds on the skills developed in the Ordinary degree course with the focus on 
sustainable construction using integrated civil engineering technologies and in particular the 
use of Building Information Modelling. 

On completion of my studies, RPS offered me a Graduate Engineer position. Over the past 
two years I have worked on a wide variety of projects in the areas of commercial, transport 
and civil structures for clients such as the Office of Public Works and Local Authorities. I 
found that the skills developed in the Advanced Civil Engineering Software Module in 
particular to be invaluable. I developed a wide ranging knowledge of civil engineering 
software and how this software can be practically applied to real world scenario projects. 

Since joining RPS I have developed and expanded my skill set through CPD training which 
has helped me on the road toward Chartership. My studies at GMIT have given me the skill 
set needed to integrate into a work environment and work as part of a team.