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Civil Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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Civil engineering deals with the built environment and encompasses much of what defines modern civilization. Buildings and bridges are often the most conspicuous creations but this discipline is also responsible for roads, railways, subway systems, airports, water supply systems and waste disposal.

This four-year degree programme provides a blend of academic and practical training across all key civil engineering areas. Modules include: civil engineering technology; surveying; physics and chemistry; engineering drawing; material science; quantity surveying and estimating; soils mechanics; water engineering; highway and traffic engineering; environmental engineering and more. The programme features a strong practical element with students frequently working in our specialised materials, hydraulic and environmental laboratories and workshops.

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The Institute now offers a Qualifying Mathematics Examination for entry onto this honours degree for those applicants who do not achieve a HC3 in LC mathematics.

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CW478 - Civil Engineering
IT Carlow

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CW478 - Civil Engineering
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions to include a distinction in one of the following modules
C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
C20139 - Mathematics
5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 - Maths for STEM

H4 or better in Leaving Certificate Mathematics may be substituted for a distinction in one of the above modules but these students will be required to contact Admissions Office, Institute of Technology, Carlow.

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Civil engineers can be found working in industries as varied as aerospace, ship building, energy, environment and many more, wherever constructed facilities are involved. Graduates of this programme will be qualified to:

• Work independently with contractors, consultants and local authorities in the areas of design and construction;

• Identify problems in the field of civil engineering and provide viable solutions to those problems;

• Collect, analyse and interpret relevant data;

• Work in multi-disciplinary team situations;

• Understand the need for the highest ethical standards in the practice of engineering profession.

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