• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Graduates of the Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering programme at University College Dublin will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer.

You can chose a specialisation either in civil, structural or environmental engineering and as such the range of module options are extensive. 

The programme is delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering programme at University College Dublin will find employment as engineers in the private sector (e.g. engineering consultancy, engineering design, project management, civil engineering contractors), in the public sector (e.g. local government, higher education sector), and in the non-governmental sector (e.g., environmental advocacies, NGO’s), or may wish to pursue further qualifications (e.g., PhD, MBA) to become even more specialised.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills that allow them to be "lifelong learners", whether in the pursuit of knowledge for personal use or in connection with their engineering careers. 

Employers of civil, structural and environmental engineers include commercial firms, engineering consultancies, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations, all well known in Ireland and many with global operations. Some of these include: RPS Group, Nicolas O'Dwyer, EPA, Local Authorities, AECOM, SISK, Arup.

Accreditation

The ME programme is professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland and recognised by the Washington Accord for Chartered Engineer status.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Air Pollution
  • Design of Structures 
  • Transportation Operations and Planning 
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • Hydraulic Engineering Design
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Geotechnics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

     Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) in a Civil or Structural Engineering discipline with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence. 
  •  Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the  English language requirements, may enter the programme upon  successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8085 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8085 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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