• » Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
    CAO Code  LY527
    LYIT internal code  LY_CCIVL_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  50
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Civil Engineering is concerned with most of the infrastructure that contributes to modern civilisation. Civil Engineers are involved with the planning, design and construction of facilities for living, industry and transport. This would include structures such as dams, bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, airports, harbours and large buildings, and public services such as sewerage and water supply facilities. Civil Engineers are increasingly concerned with tackling environmental problems relating to air, ground and water pollution.
    This programme is designed to provide a broad based technician level training in the field of Civil Engineering. Your studies will include: construction technology, civil engineering methods of construction, land surveying, drawing up of site maps showing various ground levels, scientific principles relating to fluids such as water, study of soil types and characteristics and their significance in the design of road and structural foundations, design of sewerage systems and sewerage treatment works, building site management and administration, drawing and analysis of steel and concrete structures with the aid of computer systems, laboratory testing of materials to assess whether they conform to strength requirements, etc.
    Students are introduced to up-to-date equipment and techniques and get hands-on experience of using electronic surveying instruments, computer programmes for civil engineering and computer aided design (CAD) systems. Site visits are an integral part of the programme. The laboratories are well equipped with modern experimental and test equipment.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Structures 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Elementary CAD Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Physics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Elective  5  3
     Land Surveying Elective  5  4
     1/2  Structures 2 Mandatory  5  4
     BIM Graphic Communication Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Physics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Elective  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Elective  5  3
     2/3  Structures 3 Mandatory  10  8
     Surveying 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Materials Technology Mandatory  5  4
     Fluid Mechanics Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Methods & Health & Safety Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Structures 4 Mandatory  10  6
     Surveying 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Soil Mechanics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Water & Wastewater Technology Mandatory  5  4
     Civil Engineering Research Project Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Structures 5 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Hydraulics Mandatory  5  4
     Civil Engineering Materials Mandatory  5  4
     Environmental Engineering Mandatory  5  3
     Civil Engineering Project Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Structures 6 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Soil Mechanics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  4
     Highway & Traffic Engineering Mandatory  5  3
     Project 2 Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will have knowledge of the underlying theories and fundamental concepts, while recognising the limitations of their knowledge, in the analysis of:
    • Construction
    • Hydraulics
    • Surveying
    • Geotechnics (Soils)
    • Civil Engineering Materials
    • Structures
    • Professional Practice
    • Mathematics
    The graduate will have developed the skills required to solve common engineering problems enabling him/her to:
    • Recognise the main safety issues in a Civil Engineering environment
    • Competently undertake land survey and building measurement.
    • Perform basic hydraulic calculations.
    • Competently perform standard testing and evaluation of civil engineering materials in accordance with Irish, European and British standards
    • Competently perform standard testing and evaluation of soils and foundations in accordance with Irish, European and British standards
    • Produce elementary structural design in accordance with Irish, European and British Standards
    • Prepare and interpret structural engineering drawings
    • Apply computer aided design packages in structural analysis, design and drawing
    • Identify basic project management techniques
    • Present statistical analysis
    • Appraise safety considerations in a Civil Engineering environment
    • Communicate effectively with engineers and others
    • Integrate concepts of sustainability in their work.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to Honours and Masters Degree levels at other Institutes or Universities in Ireland or abroad. A fully accredited IEI (Institution of Engineers Ireland) degree in Civil Engineering (Honours Bachelor of Engineering) normally takes two years of further study.
    Progression to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fire Safety Engineering is available at LYIT.
    Progression to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Construction Management is available at LYIT.
    Career Opportunities
    Civil Engineering offers excellent career prospects with good opportunities to travel. Graduate Civil Engineering Technicians of the programme have been employed by:
    • Consulting companies in the preparation of design drawings for steel and concrete structures.
    • Local authorities or private contractors in the supervision and building of pipelines or sewerage works.
    • Land surveyors, measuring and producing site maps and surveys.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    • Contact Anne Boner, Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403