New Civil Engineering Masters on offer

MengThe first taught MEng in Civil Engineering in the Institute of Technology sector is being offered at IT Sligo this September.

Applications for the 12 month, full-time programme are now being accepted.

This Masters offers recent graduates an opportunity to up skill and to gain important professional development through interesting and innovative learning techniques.

Focusing on geotechnical, structural, environmental, numerical methods in civil engineering and renewable engineering, as well as professional practice, the course provides a diverse range of modules.

Commenting on the new course, senior lecturer and Programme Chair, Dr. Patrick Naughton, said that, despite the downturn in the construction sector, the civil engineering sector is still providing graduates with job opportunities; “While the building industry has slowed down in Ireland, there are still many opportunities for civil engineers. The renewable energy sector is experiencing significant growth and is in fact one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. Initiatives being discussed at a national level to improve the electricity grids and to build on the broadband network will also give a boost to the industry.”

“Ongoing development of infrastructural needs is a major concern for every country worldwide and civil engineers are leaders in this field. The Irish construction industry will start to recover over the coming years and will require new graduates equipped to address traditional engineering issues, as well as new issues such as reusing our existing building stock and this course caters for this demand.”

The Masters course includes six taught modules, group capstone projects, which will use real-life civil engineering problems, and a research dissertation.

The format of the MEng program provides significant advantages for the student. Not only will learners improve their technical knowledge and team working abilities through taught modules and project work, students will also have the chance to undertake a significant body of research over the duration of the course. Both of these options open up professional and academic research avenues to students who achieve sufficient grades at the end of the course.

Read more about the MEng in Civil Engineering here.

To read a Civil Engineering student profile click here

Image Caption:  IT Sligo Civil Engineering Postgraduate students Glenn Gordon and Sean Mulligan in a Hydraulics Laboratory

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