Program Overview

The M.Sc. in Civil Engineering provides training in advanced topics in civil engineering. The programme has been tailored to meet the needs of the civil engineering sector, which requires graduates with high-level skills in design, analysis and communication. In addition, the course is designed to fulfil the requirements of Engineers Ireland for a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline as the minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status. The accreditation process for this new programme will proceed in the normal way.

Graduates of the programme are highly employable, both nationally and internationally, across numerous civil engineering sub discipline areas including environmental and energy engineering; geotechnical engineering; structural engineering; water resources engineering; engineering for sustainability, and construction management.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,900

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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  • The programme spans a single academic year (three  semesters) and requires full time attendance on campus.
  • The programme outline is provided below.   For the first two semesters students will study a mandatory set of core subjects and a suite of optional advanced subjects (technical and non-technical electives).   Students will engage in a single research project over all three semesters with submission of a research project (thesis) at the end of semester 3.
  • Research in the School focuses on a wide range of challenges across society where civil engineers contribute solutions and knowledge generation in the areas of environmental and energy engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water and waste water engineering, and transport engineering.  The School also has links to the Bernal institute which is a leading research institute.
  • To graduate from the programme, a student must accumulate 90 credits, comprising 51 credits of taught modules and 39 credits of research work, as outlined in the table below.  Credit may be given for prior learning, in agreement with the Course Director


Autumn Semester
 

  • Research Project (3 credits)
  • Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers (3 credits)


Plus three technical electives* (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:
 

  • Wind, Ocean & Hydro Energy
  • Engineering for net zero carbon
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics


Plus one non-technical elective
 

  • Establishing International Ventures


Spring Semester
 

  • Research Project (6 credits)


Plus three technical electives* (each 6 credits) to be chosen from:
 

  • Advanced Structures
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Engineering a Circular Economy
  • Plasticity of Conventional and 3D Printed Metals


Plus one non-technical elective
 

  • International Business Consulting


Summer Semester
 

  • Research Project (30 credits)

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, or closely related field.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Graduates of the programme are highly employable, both nationally and internationally, across numerous civil engineering sub discipline areas including environmental and energy engineering; geotechnical engineering; structural engineering; water resources engineering; engineering for sustainability, and construction management.

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