The Civil Engineering course at MTU will give you the opportunity to study subjects of growing importance to engineering in Ireland and abroad, including modules on environmental engineering (water resources, waste management and coastal protection) and infrastructural development (transport, roads and structures). There is a careful balance throughout the programme between theory and practical skills with an emphasis on the development of competency in team working and professional practice. Graduates should be creative problem solvers who can help to shape the future.
A 12 week work placement is a central feature of the programme in Year 3. It’s while on placement that you really see the value of your academic learning in a real-life working, environment. Your placement lays the foundations of your career path and significantly boosts your employability at the end of the course. Students have the option to graduate after year three with a level 7 qualification.
State-of-the-art computer laboratories provide a wide range of civil and environmental engineering software and online library access to standards, regulations and legislation. The MTU has excellent engineering laboratories for the testing of structures, soils, fluids and materials. Graduates of this programme find career opportunities all over the world. There are no specific subject requirements for entry to this course, however, an interest in maths and problem-solving would be beneficial.