Programme Structure – ECTS Weights

Students must take:

  • This is a 90 ECTS programme
  • It is a one full year programme, starting in September and finishing August.
  • The programme comprises of the following elements:
    • 15 ECTS Integrated Design Project
    • 30 ECTS Research Thesis
    • 45 ECTS Core Modules, and
    • 15 ECTS of Options.

Code

Design Project and Engineering Thesis

ECTS

Semester

CE6110 Integrated Water Resources Design Project 15 1 & 2
CE6xxx Water Resources Engineering Project / Thesis 30 1,2 & 3
  Total Projects 45  
 

Core Modules

ECTS

Semester

CE6108 Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering* 5 1
CE6102 Design of Sustainable Environ. Systems I* 5 1
CE6106 Hydrological Modelling 5 1
CE6109 Water Resources in Arid regions 5 2
EOS418 Applied Field Hydrogeology 5 2
CE6107 Water Quality 5 2
  Total Core 30  
 

Option Modules

ECTS

Semester

CE511 Computational Methods in Engineering* 5 1
EOS6101 Global Change 5 1
ST500 Advanced Engineering Statistics  5 1
IE446 Project Management 5 1
ME521 Research Methods for Engineers 5 1
CE6103 Design of Sustainable Environ. Systems II* 5 2
EC5103 Natural Resources Governance 5 2
CE6101 Coastal & Offshore Engineering 5 2
EC518 Environmental Economics 5 2
CE468 Estimates and Costing 5 2
  Total Options 15  
  Total Credits 90  


* NUIG BE Civil Engineering graduates will have already taken CE469 and CE464 and will therefore take CE511 and CE6102 as replacement core modules. As a result, they will have just 2 core modules in semester 1 with 4 core modules in semester 2. These students will have to take additional optional modules in semester 1 to balance the workload.