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Civil, structural, and environmental engineering

B.A.I., M.A.I. Optional: B.A.I. only; ; 165 places

What is Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering?

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering is a very diverse and broad discipline. It offers graduates the chance to work in many different areas, including designing transport systems, looking after the environment, constructing new buildings and bridges and creating the infrastructure on which society depends. Therefore, civil engineers are involved in every aspect of our lives. The skills needed to be a good civil engineer are a logical and systematic approach, good problem-solving and creative abilities, backed up by a mathematical and scientific mind. In addition to these skills a civil engineer needs to be imaginative and inquisitive.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Environmental engineers design the systems that provide us with water for all purposes, manage our waste and deal with pollution in air, land or water. Environmental engineers also design ways of producing power from renewable resources and ensure that development happens in a sustainable way.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Structural engineering involves the design and construction of many types of structure, including buildings, bridges, stadiums, and wind turbines. Structural engineers ensure that a building is safe for the area in which it is built and for its intended purpose. It must also be attractive, economical and have a minimum impact on the environment.

TRANSPORTATION

The planning and monitoring of our various transport systems, from cycling to high-speed railways, all come under the brief of the transport engineer. Not only does traffic have to be controlled; understanding the decisions that travellers make, enables the engineer to influence users to make better choices for the environment and for each other.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Most civil engineering graduates start their careers with engineering consultants working in infrastructure and building design, energy, environmental protection and transport management (e.g. Arup, Atkins, Jacobs) and construction companies (e.g. BAM, Sisk). Civil engineers are also often employed in financial services, management consultancy, law firms and in corporate business. The numerical and problem-solving skills and technical expertise of civil engineers are broad based and make them very attractive employees in many different industries.

Your degree and what you’ll study

In the Junior Sophister (third) year, Senior Sophister (fourth) year and M.A.I. (fifth) year, students are offered modules in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation and Sustainable Energy. More information can be found at: www.tcd.ie/engineering/current-students

A significant amount of teaching takes place in the laboratory, and the course involves a lot of project work. In the Junior Sophister (third) year, students undertake site visits to civil engineering projects, iconic engineering structures and to areas of environmental interest. This includes a one-week technical visit to an international location. Recent trips have included visits to Paris and Barcelona.

In the Junior and Senior Sophister (third and fourth) year projects, students work in small groups to design a building or piece of major infrastructure. There is also the opportunity to undertake a placement in industry or with a research group or to participate in the Unitech, Cluster or Erasmus exchange programmes.

The optional fifth year allows students to study toward the Masters degree qualification at a more advanced level, including an individual research project and thesis.

GET IN TOUCH!

www.tcd.ie/civileng

Email: civeng@tcd.ie

Tel: +353 1 896 1457


What our graduates say

Sharon Farrell, 2011 graduate of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

“Working now as a Geotechnical Engineer the degree and knowledge I gained during my time in Trinity still stands to me today. Having an appreciation of the different areas within engineering is extremely useful when working in the field which is exactly what this course provides even after you specialise. For me, having this understanding has been extremely beneficial on recent projects. Having an understanding of each allows me to manage projects as well as continuing on with geotechnic design elements.”

Course Options

Award

B.A.I., M.A.I. Optional: B.A.I. only

Number of Places

165

CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

TR032

Options

Students who wish to study Civil, structural and environmental engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Civil, structural and environmental engineering as their specialist area.

See TR032: Engineering (common entry programme) for details of the Freshman (first two) years.


Admission Requirements

For general admission requirements please click here

Leaving Certificate H4 Mathematics Advanced GCE (A-Level) Grade C Mathematics


Apply

To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

EU Applicants

Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

Engineering, 5 years full-time Closing Date: 01/FEB/2017

Non-EU Applicants

  • Engineering, 5 years full-time Closing Date: 30/JUN/2017
  • CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR032

    Options

    Students who wish to study Civil, structural and environmental engineering apply to the Engineering degree (TR032). The first two years are common to all Engineering students and at the end of the second-year students select Civil, structural and environmental engineering as their specialist area.

    See TR032: Engineering (common entry programme) for details of the Freshman (first two) years.