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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_CENVI_7
  • Field of StudyEnvironmental
  • Type of CourseDegree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Engineering
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

Environmental Engineering is that branch of engineering concerned with the application of scientific and engineering principles for the protection and improvement of the environmental quality of the world in which we live. Environmental Engineers work on issues of sustainability, provide safe and secure drinking water, collect, treat and properly dispose of wastewater and other wastes, design flood protection measures, maintain or improve air and noise quality, design sustainable urban drainage systems, clean up contaminated land and groundwater, and help communities and industry minimise pollution, among many other activities.

It is most commonly a distinct and specialist engineering discipline within the Civil Engineering profession and it is in this context that this course has been developed.

Course Fee:  €300 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)


Part-time by day attendance – shared delivery with full-time students, timetabled within the usual 9am - 6pm working day.


This course is offered under the ACCS scheme. ACCS is an acronym for “Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Modules”. This scheme allows students instead of studying an entire course - to study one or more modules of that course. Modules passed, are certified individually, and can be accumulated, leading to an award of a Degree. The accumulation of sufficient credits for the award of the BEng is expected to involve a minimum of two years part-time study and the course modules are offered on that basis.



Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering (NFQ Level 6). Holders of other relevant qualifications will be considered for admission on an individual basis.


  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Please note Part-time mode of study is by day attendance – shared delivery with full-time students, timetabled within the usual 9am - 6pm working day.




BEng (Ord.) graduates may be eligible to apply for Honours Civil and Structural Engineering Degree courses (NFQ Level 8). The Engineers Ireland Graduate Diploma is also a possible route of progression to full membership of Engineers Ireland for those holding the appropriate minimum entry requirements.

Please click here for detailed information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl

For more information on fees, please visit www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime

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