Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
College of Engineering & Informatics
School of Engineering & Informatics
NUI Galway is pleased to offer a one year taught masters (ME) in Civil Engineering. This is a full-time programme that is being offered for the first time in 2013. It has a weighting of 60ECTS, starting in September and running to June of the following year. The programme is at level 9 in the Irish qualifications system and it has been designed to meet the educational requirements necessary for progression to Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland. Accreditation for the programme will be sought after the first cohort of graduates emerges from the programme. NUI Galway has a long tradition of providing a high quality accredited bachelor degree (BE) in Civil Engineering. The new programme builds on this experience and the ME will see NUI Galway educate a new generation of Civil Engineers to even higher standards. The minimum entry requirement is 2nd class Honours Degree in an Honours, Level 8 Civil Engineering programme (or equivalent).
The Master of Engineering
The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated (Bachelors + Masters) 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.
The ME programme on its own is a 60ECTS one academic year course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate Engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.
The minimum entry requirement is Second Class Honours Degree in a Level 8 Civil Engineering programme (or equivalent).
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 60
Average intake: 20
Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.
NFQ level: 9
• Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
• Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems
• Highway & Traffic Infrastructure
• Offshore Engineering
• Building Energy Modelling
• Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
Students will also carry out a Design Team Project module, and this will also reflect the strong design ethos of the programme. Available modules in the area of transferrable skills will include:
• Applied Mathematics
• Engineering Finance
• Engineering Research Methods
• Advanced Statistics for Engineers
• Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• The Built Environment
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
Dr Piaras Ó hEachteirn; B.E., M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., MIEI, (Head of Civil Engineering)
Professor Padraic O’Donoghue; B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., FIEI
Professor Michael Hartnett; B.E., M.Eng. Sc., Ph.D. , C.Eng., FIEI
Dr Annette Harte; B.E., M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., FIEI
Dr Thomas Mullarkey; B.E., M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., MIEI
Dr Eoghan Clifford; B.E., Ph.D., MIEI
D. Jamie Goggins; B.A., B.A.I., PhD, C.Eng., MIEI
Dr Mark Healy; B.E., M.Eng. Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., FIEI
Dr Marcus Keane; B.E., Ph.D., MIEI
Dr Bryan McCabe; B.A., B.A.I., Ph.D., C.Eng., MIEI
Dr Stephen Nash; B.A., B.A.I., M.Sc., PhD
Dr Suhaib Salawdeh; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr Xinmin Zhan; B.A., B.E., M.E., Ph.D.
Find out more
T: +353 91 492170
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €4,900 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
- Tuition: €4,676 p.a. 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €12,750 p.a. 2014/15