Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental)

College of Engineering & Informatics

Key facts

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade Higher C3 in two subjects and Passes in four other subjects at Higher or Ordinary Level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint), Agricultural Science or Technology) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional requirements

For Leaving Certificate - Minimum Grade C3 in the Higher Level Leaving Certificate paper in Mathematics or alternatively obtain a pass in the Special Engineering Entrance Examination in Mathematics (held in the University).
For A-Levels - A minimum of Grade C in A-Level Mathematics was required

Duration: 4 years

Next start date: September 2012

Entry points(2011): 470

A Level Grades (2011): A*AA (A-Level) & c (AS)

Average intake: 9

Course overview

Environmental Engineering is concerned with the regulation of the natural environment, including one of the most fundamental requirements of human living - the provision of clean water. The environmental engineer is involved in all aspects of the cycle of water supply and purificaton and is also concerned with the treatment and safe disposal of waste water and other eddluents generated, as well as clean air and land. This programme reflects the industry's need for a greater number of graduates in this area.


If you have a passion for the natural environment and for optimising the use of natural resources, this course will appleal to you.

Course outline

Year 1

  • Engineering Calculus
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering and Medical Cehmistry
  • Principles of Physics
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Introduction to Surveying

Year 2

  • Engineering Calculus
  • Engineering Algebra
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Principles of Building
  • Engineering Materials
  • Geology for Engineers
  • Strength of Materials
  • Elementary Hydraulics
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Laboratory Exercises

Year 3

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
  • Engineering Hydraulics
  • Advanced Environmental Microbiology
  • Elementary Soil Mechanics
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Construction Operations
  • Planning and Law
  • Solids and Structures
  • Design of Concrete Structures
  • Design of Steel Structures

Year 4

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Design of Water/Wastewater and Waster Treatment Systems
  • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Design of Concrete Structures
  • Airborne Pollution
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Plus a choice from a number of other courses

Further education

Students can go on to earn the PhD and MEngSc degrees, through research work, with an optional minor taught element in the case of the MEngSc.  Students can specialise in one of the department's various areas of research, working with a high degree of independence, and becoming experts on their chosen topic. This work is usually published in international conferences and journals.

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Fees for this course

EU (Total): €7,492
 - Tuition: €5,268
 - Student contribution: €2,000
 - Student levy: €224
Non-EU (Total): €13,750

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