The MEng in Structural Engineering covers both the theoretical background and the practical design considerations of Structural Engineering. The content seeks to reflect current and future practice in structural analysis, design, appraisal, experimental techniques, and information technology. It aims to provide the graduate with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist technical skills that are required for success in Structural Engineering.
The elective options afford the opportunity for the development of skills and competences in a range of additional and associated disciplines. Following a period of appropriate professional experience, graduates will have the skills and competencies appropriate to achieving full membership of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
Location: Bishopstown Campus, CIT
Department's website: www.cit.ie/cse
Accreditation: The MEng in Structural Engineering is accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the new educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer. It is one of the first programmes in Ireland to receive this accreditation.
ENGINEERS IRELAND ACCREDITED COURSES
ECTS Credits: 90
Structural Engineering is the science and art of designing civil engineering facilities so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected. All structures from bridges to buildings, harbours to airports, must be able to meet these requirements. Structural Engineers aim to design these structures with safety, economy and elegance.
The programme of study is designed to progress your qualifications in the following ways:
- Deepen your technical knowledge, skills and competences in the specialised field of Structural Engineering;
- Prepare you to undertake the Institution of Structural Engineers Professional Practice Examination by developing your structural analysis and design skills to an appropriate level;
- Develop your ability to carry out in depth research in a chosen field of Engineering, to draw conclusions from the research and present research findings;
- Broaden your knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability and Project Management;
- You will have achieved the new educational standard required for the title Chartered Engineer.
The Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering programme aims to develop advanced analytical, design and research skills in Structural Engineering. Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern Structural Engineering industry, providing and protecting the physical infrastructure that underpins society; in this context a broad range of infrastructure is addressed.
The programme provides an excellent platform for those intending to undertake the Institution of Structural Engineers Professional Practice Examination and it also allows the student to attain the educational standard required for Chartered Engineer status through an Engineers Ireland accredited programme.
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the taught modules listed in Stage 1/Semester 1 & Stage 1/Semester 2 and who do not wish to take the 30 credit Research Realisation module in Stage 2/Semester 1 will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering.
For information, please visit www.cit.ie/cse
No. of weeks per semester: 17
No. of timetable hours week: circa. 16 hours per week
Which days: Full-time: Monday to Friday
Duration: Three semesters
1 evening per week and a Friday afternoon
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.
For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students
Full time: EU Applicants €5,000*
Part Time: EU Applicants €7,000
Non EU Applicants €12,000
*Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 (applied to full-time students only) has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.
Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Suitably qualified graduates in Structural Engineering may proceed to a research programme leading to a PhD Degree.
Michael graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering in 2010. He was part of the first class to complete the MEng in Structural Engineering at CIT, from which he graduated with a first class honours in 2011. He is now working as a structural design engineer with RPS Group in Cork, where his role has a particular emphasis on the design, inspection, assessment and rehabilitation of bridges and other large civil engineering structures.
Michael achieved his CEng status in 2015.