GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Code: GA484 Level: 8 Code: GA473 Level: 7

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering (Level 8) Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Level 7)

Why study Civil Engineering? 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. 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. Students will have the opportunity to take a four-month Industry Placement in Year 3. What will I study?

What are my career opportunities? Graduates will possess the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers as Civil Engineers including planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure. Entry Requirements In addition to the Level 7 and Level 8 general entry requirements, candidates must have a minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics. Recognition by Professional Bodies The course is accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to gain the title of ‘Associate Engineer’ (AEng). The courses are also accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). In addition, the Level 8 programme is fully recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) so that graduate can become full Chartered Members (MCIOB) after appropriate professional experience.

Year 1: • Construction Technology & Building Services • CAD • Surveying for Civil Engineering • Health & Safety for The Built Environment • Mathematics for Engineering • Structural Mechanics • Skills Innovation • Engineering Science & Chemistry • Construction Materials & Concrete Technology Year 2: • Construction Technology (Ground Engineering) • Surveying for Civil Engineering • Mathematics for Engineering • Structural Design & Detailing • Infrastructure Engineering • Water Analysis & Protection • Civil Engineering Measurement & Procurement • CAD/BIM

Year 3: • Hydraulics

• Public Health Engineering • Surveying & Digital Terrain Modelling • Structural Analysis & Design • Construction Management, Law & Procurement • Mathematics for Engineering • Work Placement (four-months) Year 4: • Integrated Project • Advanced Civil Engineering Software • Engineering Hydrology • Structural Scheme Design • Environmental Engineering • Geotechnical Engineering • Environmental & Energy Sustainability • Project Management • Hydraulics

Student experience

Declan Coll Civil Engineering is a broad degree and offers the potential for students to enter into many different career paths. The diverse range of subjects in GMIT allowed me to understand many of the different sectors of engineering and see the career opportunities available. Studying in GMIT allowed me to develop problem solving and analytical skills which are crucial for engineers. The balance of theory and practical work is a major advantage of the course. It helped me to put the theory into context and better understand the topics. I spent my work placement semester with McAleer & Rushe in the UK, which provided me with extremely valuable experience and helped me in securing my first job. I really enjoyed my time in GMIT and would highly recommend it to any student considering civil engineering.

School of Engineering

Places 48

Duration 3/4 years

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Wayne Gibbons, Programme Chair Tel: +353 91 742429 | E-mail:


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