BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Add-On)
The final two years of the Honours BEng is available as an add-on programme for graduates who hold, or hope to hold, an Ordinary BEng in Civil Engineering.
Civil engineering is a dynamic industry, which is continuously evolving and changing. The civil engineering course at IT Sligo teaches the necessary skills for graduates to be active participants and leaders in this exciting industry. Graduates of this programme can also continue to postgraduate study at Masters or PhD level at IT Sligo or other third level colleges around the world.
This programme is accredited as meeting the educational standard required for Chartered Engineer Membership of Engineers Ireland.
After you graduate and the future?
Graduate employment opportunities for you will include positions in the design, speciﬁcation, supervision, construction and maintenance of Civil Engineering projects.
Various bodies have an interest in employing Civil Engineers, both nationally and internationally – Government Bodies, Semi-State Bodies, Local Authorities, Consultancies, Contractors, Insurance firms and Financial Institutions.
Following an unprecedented construction boom in Ireland over the last 15 years, the country is now in the midst of a downturn in the design and construction sector. While employment opportunities in Civil Engineering are currently not as abundant as they have been in recent years this does not mean that there is no more work for Civil Engineers. The construction industry will start to recover over the coming years and will require new graduates to address traditional engineering issues as well as new issues such as reusing our existing building stock, for which innovative solutions will be required.
Ongoing development of infrastructure needs is a major concern for every country worldwide and Civil Engineers are leaders in this field. In addition, Civil Engineers can go on to work in the renewable energy sector which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.
Accreditation of the honours degree by Engineers Ireland means that your qualification is recognised in major world economies such as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, China, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States, thus offering the potential for work and travel abroad.
In the two years of the add-on degree the emphasis is on the core civil engineering topics. Subjects include:
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering and geology
- Highway and traffic engineering
- Hydraulic engineering
- Project management and law
- Structural mechanics, analysis and design
Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates also have the possibility to continue to postgraduate education (Masters or PhD) at IT Sligo or other third level colleges in Ireland or abroad.
2 years for holders of an Ordinary BEng in Civil Engineering
The minimum entry requirements are an average of 55 % in the award year of the Ordinary BEng degree and either 70 % in the Mathematics modules in the award year of the Ordinary BEng degree or a pass in the special IT Sligo Mathematics examination (Pre -degree maths) held in late August/early September each year. Further information can be obtained from Dr Brian McCann.
For further information, contact:
- Trevor McSharry
- Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
- + 353 (0)71 91 55221
- Dr Brian McCann
- Programme Coordinator
- + 353 (0)71 91 55359