Bachelor in Civil Engineering

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Program Description

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

GMIT Galway Campus

Have you ever wondered how clean water gets to the tap, how 15-story buildings and 3 km long suspension bridges stay standing, what caused the Tower of Pisa to lean? If you like variety, civil engineering offers a huge range of different types of projects on which you could be employed: roads, bridges, pipelines, buildings, sewage treatment plants, dams, jetties, etc.

If you like the idea of having a variety of duties on a day-to-day basis: supervising tradesmen on site, attending meetings with architects, quantity surveyors, and building managers, surveying a field to assess its suitability as a building site, using computer software to carry out engineering calculations and produce drawings, etc.

A career in civil engineering offers all this and more.

Need more convincing to be a Civil Engineer?

Programme Modules


The Civil Engineering programme in GMIT, designed by Chartered Civil Engineers, is divided between lectures and practical work and the application of civil engineering software. Group and individual projects play a large part in coursework and are designed to reflect 'real life' projects in the industry. The course covers a range of modules including Structural Design, Land Surveying, Hydraulics, Soil Mechanics, Construction Technology, Management Practices & Procedures and Communication Skills.

Career Opportunities


Graduates will have the ability to take responsibility at a higher technician/middle management level with engineering projects either in a design office or on a construction site. The most common areas of employment are with civil engineering consultancies and local authorities where most of the work is office-based but with opportunities to spend time on site as well, and with civil and building contractors, where most of the work is site-based.

Recognition by Professional Bodies


The programme has been accredited by Engineers Ireland to enable graduates to apply for associate member grade and gain the title of 'Associate Engineer'.

Projects/Work Placements

Students will carry out a 6-week industrial placement in the third year.

Follow-on Studies


Graduates can proceed to a Level 8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering at GMIT.

Facilities


Students at GMIT will experience practical classes in the following laboratories:

  • Concrete and Materials Lab
  • Environmental Science Lab
  • Soil Mechanics Lab
  • Structures Lab
  • Hydraulics Lab

Entry Requirements


Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five (5) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 140 points.

Also available in ACCS mode.

Last updated February 2018

About the School

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is based at five locations in the west of Ireland. At the largest campus situated in Galway, we look out on the Atlantic Ocean and are reminded of Francis Ba ... Read More

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is based at five locations in the west of Ireland. At the largest campus situated in Galway, we look out on the Atlantic Ocean and are reminded of Francis Bacon's observation: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea." As a centre of higher education, we are engaged above all else in discovery. We hope that you will join with us in the voyage of learning which, for all of us, now extends throughout our lives. Read less
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