NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Engineering College of Science and Engineering

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: ME DURATION: 9 months, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MEC1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Civil Engineering

Your Course The 60 ECTS ME in Civil Engineering is a broad, design-focused, Level 9 programme tailored to meet both the educational requirements for progression to Chartered Engineer status and the diverse needs of a progressiv, modern civil engineering practice. Important information re the level of the ME qualification and students’ satisfaction of accreditation requirements is provided on page 176. Students will strengthen their core knowledge with modules on a range of advanced civil engineering topics, while improving their versatility and leadership potential as engineers through transferrable skills and personal development modules. The integrated-design team project is a unique feature of the programme; students take on a real-world design challenge with support from practising engineers. Research experience is gained through a minor thesis, with access to laboratory facilities in the award-winning Engineering Building, Ireland’s largest engineering education facility. Career Opportunities This degree programme is ideally suited to a civil engineer with an honours (Level 8) undergraduate degree who wishes (i) to become more competent in advanced civil engineering topics and (ii) to accelerate to positions of leadership within an organisation. Many employers are expressing a preference for ME graduates over BE graduates due to their advanced problem-solving skills and versatility. Graduates of the programme will be capable of following challenging career paths in any branch of civil engineering, including consulting, contracting, and research and development. Minimum Entry Requirements Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission will include the specific content of the undergraduate degree, the applicant’s performance and the availability of places. FIND OUT MORE AT: civil-engineering.html

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3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The ME programme in Civil Engineering at NUI Galway received full accreditation by Engineers Ireland in 2018, and therefore enjoys international recognition through the Washington Accord. 2. Many of the research projects taken on the ME are aligned with PhD projects, guaranteeing high-quality research on topics of national and international importance. 3. Graduates of this programme have been employed immediately upon completing this course.

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