BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (add on)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required N/A
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

The final two years of the Honours BEng (Civil) is available as an add-on programme for graduates who hold, or hope to hold, an Ordinary BEng in Civil Engineering.

This programme is accredited as meeting the educational standard required at Level 8 for Chartered Engineer Membership of Engineers Ireland.


Key Skills:

In the two years of the add-on degree the emphasis is on the core civil engineering topics. Subjects include:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Project Management and Law
  • Structural Mechanics, Analysis and Design

Students will also engage in a 12 week work placement at the end of Semester 2 of Year 3.


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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU Sligo are available for download below:

The minimum entry requirements are an average of 55% in the award year of the Ordinary BEng degree and either 70% in the Mathematics modules in the award year of the Ordinary BEng degree or a pass in the special IT Sligo Mathematics examination (Pre -degree maths) held in early June and possibly again at the end of August/early September subject to demand. Further information can be obtained from Dr Brian McCann.

Application Closing Date : 30th August 2020


Career Opportunities

Civil Engineering is a broad and diverse profession offering an almost endless range of potential career opportunities. Graduates may become involved in everything from planning and designing transport systems to improving the energy efficiency of buildings.Graduate employment opportunities for you will include positions in the design, specification, supervision, construction and maintenance of Civil Engineering projects.

Various bodies have an interest in employing Civil Engineers, both nationally and internationally – Government Bodies, Semi-State Bodies, Local Authorities, Consultancies, Contractors, Insurance firms and Financial Institutions.

Ongoing development of infrastructure needs is a major concern for every country worldwide and Civil Engineers are leaders in this field. In addition, Civil Engineers can go on to work in the renewable energy sector which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.

In addition, demand for civil engineers, both in Ireland and abroad is continuing to grow with Engineers Ireland recording in their Engineering 2019 - A barometer of the engineering profession that civil & building engineers are among the most in demand with 59% of organisations surveyed looking to hire these engineers.

Accreditation of the honours degree by Engineers Ireland means that your qualification is recognised in major world economies such as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, China, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States, thus offering the potential for work and travel abroad.

An accredited degree, as offered by IT Sligo, also gives you a distinct advantage over those who do not have accredited degrees and will put you at the cutting edge of Civil Engineering.

Further Study

Graduates have the possibility to continue to postgraduate education (Masters or PhD) at IT Sligo or other third level colleges in Ireland or abroad.