Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

College of Engineering & Informatics
School of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

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).

Key facts

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is Second Class Honours Degree in a Level 8 Civil Engineering programme (or equivalent).

Duration: 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

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The ME in Civil Engineering, which has a particular emphasis on design, has three primary elements; (i) advanced core modules in Civil Engineering, (ii) an individual capstone project and (iii) modules on transferrable skills and personal development. The student will take a number of taught modules (40 ECTS) and these will be examined at end of semester examinations in December and April and/or through assignments and continuous assessment. The individual project will run throughout the year with a submission date at the end of May. Projects will be available across all branches of Civil Engineering and the student will work with an individual supervisor. The student may also wish to propose a project of his/her own. Core Civil Engineering 5-credit modules will include:

• 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

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

The majority of lecturers on this course are from the core Civil Engineering discipline. Additional lecturing support will be provided by expert practitioners from industry and by staff from disciplines that are cognate to Civil Engineering. The core Civil Engineering staff are:

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

Ms Brid Flaherty
T: +353 91 492170
E: Brid.flaherty@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/civileng/

PAC code

GYE19

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

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