Skills for meeting these requirements are developed in UCD Civil Engineering, in core areas of structural design, water and environmental engineering, transport and geotechnical (soil and foundation) engineering.
For more information regarding this course, please click School of Civil Engineering
How do I apply?
For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Engineering students follow a common first year. Modules include:
- Creativity in Design
- Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Energy Engineering
- Engineering Computing
Second to Fifth Year
Areas of study for Civil Engineering include:
- Theory, Design & Analysis of Structures
- Hydraulic Engineering
- Treatment Processes for Water & Wastewater
- Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering
- Construction Materials & Practice
- Transportation Engineering
A student’s week involves attending lectures, tutorials, participating in laboratory classes and undertaking project and design exercises, both individually and in teams. Coursework is continually assessed but modules also include end-of-semester written examinations.
Graduates can find employment in:
- Environmental industries
- Transportation engineering
- Water resource and hydraulic engineering
- Management and project management
- Financial services
Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the ME programme. Eight-month internships (the majority of which are paid) have included the following employers: AECOM, Arup, ESB, Malone O’Regan, O’Connor Sutton Cronin, Roughan & O’Donovan, and RPS Group.
Graduates can also apply for taught and research master’s in UCD, including Civil Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Engineering with Business. Graduates can also apply for positions in PhD research programmes.
“My aim had always been to do my university education in Europe. After research and elimination, I arrived at a decision between London and Dublin, and chose Dublin. UCD is ranked as the best university in Ireland for engineering and getting a part scholarship on academic merit added to the draw, and therefore my decision. This is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life, and if I had to do it over, I would definitely choose UCD again. I haven’t looked back once. The kind of exposure and learning across all aspects it has given me is unprecedented.”
Keerthana Sethuraman - Graduate, India