The Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering is the traditional academic qualification for Engineering Technologist entry to the civil engineering profession. Graduates of the programme will have reached the educational standard required for Ordinary Membership of Engineers Ireland.**
Opportunities vary in range and location and can be exclusively office based, site based or a mixture of both; the profession is an attractive one for those seeking a wide choice of potential work environments. Graduates will be well equipped to meet these demands and will find employment opportunities in Consulting Engineering Offices and with Building & Civil Engineering contractors. They may also be employed by state and semi-state bodies.
Civil Engineers identify and analyse problems and tasks; they design, manage and implement solutions and these transferable skills can be applied across a wide range of career options.
Graduates will be also be well placed to pursue further studies in specialist engineering disciplines such as environmental, energy, structural or transportation engineering as well as in management programmes.
** For further information on entry standards to the Civil Engineering profession please refer to the Engineers Ireland website at www.engineersireland.ie
Potential Areas of Employment
Associate Engineer/Higher Technician Level in the following areas:
- Consulting Engineers
- Civil Engineering Contractors
- State/Semi-State Bodies and Utility Companies
- Local Authorities
- Self-Employed Consultant
Edward graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering in 2016 and is currently employed by DOSA Consulting Engineers as an Engineering Technologist. The company specialises in innovative execution of complex engineering projects including recreational, industrial, commercial, educational and residential development projects. Edward works as a member of the design team to ensure that projects are delivered in a timely and professional manner to clients.
Edward believes that his studies in CIT equipped him with the necessary knowledge and skills across a broad range of aspects relevant to civil engineering including, in particular, structural design and land surveying. Practical elements of structural steel design module have been beneficial for understanding Steelwork & RC design & detailing.
Edward also undertook the Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technologies. DOSA utilises their BIM capabilities to promote collaboration, coordination and integration within the design environment. Understanding and applying BIM technologies and methodologies is an important element within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
“The relevance of my BEng education is evident on a daily basis and has equipped me with the necessary skills to meet the ongoing challenges of my position.”
Ian works as an Engineering Technician for Malachy Walsh and Partners, an engineering consultancy with offices in Cork, Limerick, Tralee, and London, who are involved in all aspects of civil, structural, environmental and mechanical engineering.
Having completing his final year project on bridge engineering Ian has been assigned to work on various bridge schemes throughout Ireland. He believes that the range of engineering covered in the programme in CIT provides him with the opportunity to contribute to projects in other civil engineering disciplines, including coastal engineering work, structural design, road design works, and land surveys.
“The wide range of engineering topics covered in the course gives the graduate the opportunity to work in various disciplines within civil engineering and the construction sector.”